Visual Arts

Visual Arts

STATE OF THE DYSUNION:
JOYCE YU-JEAN LEE

January 25 – March 28

Opening reception: Thursday, January 25 | 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Artist Talk:
Tuesday, February 13 | 7:00 p.m.

Visual Arts Gallery

In the Trump era of “fake news” and “alternative facts,” multi-media artist Lee presents a snapshot of current journalism, advertising, and the Internet. Through animated video installations, State of the DysUnion examines contemporary mass media -- its documentation, distribution, and role in shaping culture and history.

Lee, who works in video, interactive technology, installation, and performance, is deeply interested how mass media and visual culture impact notions of truth and the “other." Her ​recent project about Internet censorship, ​FIREWALL​,​ garnered the attention of Chinese authorities and was reviewed by Hyperallergic, The Washington Post, and ArtCritical.

Image: Joyce Yu-Jean Lee, On the Brink, 2014, School 33, Baltimore, MD, 2-channel video projection, custom screen, artificial grass. 

THE OTHERNESS OF STRANGEFRUIT:
SHOSHANNA WEINBERGER

February 1 – March 15

Opening reception: Thursday, February 1 | 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Black Women Artists & Writers Panel Discussion:
Tuesday, February 27 | 6:00 p.m. 

Harold B. Lemmerman Gallery

Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Shoshanna Weinberger mines the complexity of her Caribbean-American heritage to investigate the female archetype. Her Strangefruit series is a collection of collages that reference the ambiguity of her mixed-race identity and pointedly distill cultural stereotypes around beauty, race, and gender.

Weinberger, who has exhibited internationally as well as across the United States, has been featured in the Jamaican and Martinique Biennials, and was recently recognized for her work with a fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and a 2017 Artist-in-Residence at the Gateway Project in Newark.

Image: Shoshanna Weinberger, Running with Severed Conditions, 2016, ink, gouache, collage on paper, 31.375H x 25.375W x 1.5 inches ©Shoshanna Weinberger, 2017

 

BFA 2018 EXHIBITIONS

March 12 – May 11, 2018
Visual Arts Gallery

WONDER WOMEN 11:
EYE OF THE STORM

March 21 – May 9

Opening reception: Wednesday, March 21 | 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Artist Talk: Wednesday,
April 25 | 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Harold B. Lemmerman Gallery

Organized by _gaia, the Jersey City based artist collective, and curated by Doris Cacoilo and Eileen Ferara, Wonder Women 11 urgently speaks to our changing Earth: drastic shifts in temperature, disappearing islands, glacial melt, huge super storms, fires, and flooding. Voicing concern and a call for action, this all-female group of artists uses various media and processes to explore the science, story, and future of environmental policy and life on the planet. 

This year's Wonder Women artists are: Olga Bautista, Gwen Charles, Sharon De La Cruz, Jessica Demcsak, Tamara Gubernat, Wendell Jeffrey, Deborah Sperry, Linda Streicher, and Amanda Thackray.

Image: Amanda Thackray, Porifera (detail), 2017 

 

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
New Jersey City University
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)

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