Visual Arts

Visual Arts

Uncharted Space: Gianluca Bianchino

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Visual Arts Gallery

Uncharted Space: Gianluca Bianchino
January 30 - March 27
Opening reception: January 30, 5 – 8 p.m.
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Artist Talk and Music Performance by Brian Lawlor: February 28, 6 - 8 p.m.

Gianluca Bianchino, an Italian-American artist based in Newark, NJ and an NJCU alumnus (BFA 2002), turns the Visual Arts Gallery into an immersive environment consisting of three-dimensional sculptures lit internally and externally. The exhibition invites viewers to physically interact with the works to contemplate on their positions in the universe as well as to explore traditional and new media processes employed in Bianchino's art, such as, metal casting, laser cutting, optics, and hand craftsmanship.

Bianchino's work has been recently exhibited at Suzhou Art Center (Suzhou, China), Governor’s Island Art Fair, The Painting Center, Chashama, The Islip Museum in Islip NY, and The Hunterdon Museum in Clinton NJ. He has been a Resident Artist at Ramapo College, The Center for New Art at William Paterson University, ESKFF at Mana Contemporary, and Gallery Aferro in Newark, NJ. Bianchino’s work has been written about in Sculpture Magazine, Nautilus Magazine, The New Jersey Star Ledger, and The New York Times.

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Banner Image and image above: Gianluca Bianchino, Space Junk, 2015
Umbrella frames, tripods, wood, plexi, lights, wire covers, acrylic paint, shadows, video projection, size variable.

 


Dis/location: Mapping Black Europe

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Jean-Ulrick Désert, Negerhosen2000, video slide show
(detail; Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, 2007)

 

The Harold B. Lemmerman Gallery

Dis/location: Mapping Black Europe

February 5 – March 27, 2019
Reception: February 5, 5 – 8 p.m.

Panel discussion: TBA

Curated by Professor Deborah Jack, the exhibition features works by artists of African diaspora in Europe who engage the geography of the city and space, as well as notions of mapping and negotiations of the urban space within their respective countries and historical archives. Artists will include: Ailsa Anastatia and Avantia Damberg, Jeannette Ehlers, Remy Jungerman, and Jean-Ulrick Désert.

 


2019 MFA Exhibition

Cast Iron Lofts

March 1 – March 24
RECEPTION: Friday, March 1, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. (JC Fridays)
OFF-CAMPUS SITE: Cast Iron Lofts, ground floor
300 Cole Street, Jersey City

This second group MFA exhibition highlights multivalent talents of graduate students in the Master of Fine Arts program at NJCU. Participating artists will include: Asem Ahmed, Michael Barreto, Rita Jimenez, Rachel Kehoe, Laura Klinck, Kirk Maynard, Dawn Post, Alejandro Rubin, Andy Pecoraro, and Maria Tapia.

April 6 – April 26
RECEPTION: Saturday, April 6, 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
OFF-CAMPUS SITE: Cast Iron Lofts, ground floor
300 Cole Street, Jersey City

Featuring works of 22 students who are about to receive a Bachelor of Fine Arts, this exhibition celebrates diversity and creativity of their expressions. For the third year, NJCU holds its BFA exhibition off-site, thanks to the generous support of Donovan Realty & Development, Inc. and Art House Productions.


Water: Alejandro Rubin MFA Exhibition

alejandro breathing under water

April 9 – 22
RECEPTION: Tuesday, April 9, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Visual Arts Gallery

“ Water is the element that connects and disconnects me from my country, my culture, my society of Venezuela. A very important fact about water is that it can maintain its same state in different places but its meaning varies.” Rubin’s work, through the mediums of photography, and video, investigates and demonstrates how water can be used to symbolize that separation.


 

Vulnerability of Honesty: Andy Pecoraro MFA Exhibition

Andy Pecoraro, Vulnerability of Honesty, 2019, Alejandro Rubin, Breathing Charcoal on canvas, 10 x 7 feet

Andy Pecoraro, Vulnerability of Honesty, 2019,
Alejandro Rubin, Breathing Charcoal on canvas, 10 x 7 feet

April 30 – May 13
RECEPTION: Tuesday, April 30, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Visual Arts Gallery

Can our contemporary society disband the historic, stereotypical view of “a real man” emotionally guarded, stoic, and controlling, and instead accept a truer, more honest and open version of who they are? Using himself as the subject, Pecoraro’s large-scale figurative work draws from deep, emotional and personal experiences that address masculinity during moments of abjection, transition and vulnerability.


First Line: Patrick Deffenbaugh MFA Exhibition

Patrick Deffenbaugh, First Line

April 30 – May 13
RECEPTION: Tuesday, April 30, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
The Harold B. Lemmerman Gallery

A signage system can be more than a system that directs traffic flows, and identifies buildings and specific locations. It can save lives, create a sense of community, and improve a university’s overall brand awareness. Patrick Deffenbaugh, who has years of experience in signage design, has teamed up with a group of undergraduate graphic design students to propose an interactive, comprehensive signage system for NJCU.


Gallery Hours and More Information

NJCU Visual Arts Gallery 
Visual Arts Building, basement
100 Culver Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07305

Gallery Hours: 
Monday – Friday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
or by appointment
(201)200-2496

Harold B. Lemmerman Gallery
Hepburn Hall, Room 323
2039 Kennedy Blvd.
Jersey City, NJ 07305

Gallery Hours: 
Monday – Friday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
or by appointment
(201)200-3246

Gallery visitors can receive up to one hour of free parking in any of the NJCU lots during weekdays.
Please ask the gallery attendant to validate your parking ticket.

For school group visits and other inquiries, contact: Midori Yoshimoto (myoshimoto@njcu.edu)

Water: Alejandro Rubin MFA Exhibition

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