May – June 2015
Movis – Maverick Parallels
May 6– June 13 (Opening Reception – May 9, 6-8pm)
For this exhibition, the artists of MOVIS find expression in 2 and 3 dimensional works, as well as sound pieces, using a wide range of materials including paint, photography, bronze, steel, wood, video, knitted fiber, masking tape, hand-made paper and mesh. John Goodyear offers a kinetic construction in which the images appear and disappear on rotatable parallel slats; Margaret Johnson’s elegant prints show evidence of the hand moving in parallel gestures; Eve Ingalls works across 2 and 3 dimensions in her large constructions that juxtapose the parallel prongs of a tuning fork and the scattered energy of the city; Berendina Buist uses thread and fabric with parallels running across the rows and up and down the panels; Rita Asch, MOVIS’ composer/musician, creates a lyrical sound piece inspired by the song of the thrush allowing the trills of the thrush to interact in parallel with the digitally-generated sound of the flute and the human voice; photographer Frank Magalhaes creates a video stream of enhanced photographic images comprising a fantastical, parallel view of Umbria; Susan Hockaday presents a parallel version of the Dymaxion World Map created by Buckminster Fuller, substituting botanical imagery for the usual land masses.; and Marsha Levin-Rojer offers a work from her Mandala series comprised of wooden beads suspended in parallel, as well as a tape installation where a set of parallel lines seems to remain constrained as long as it can before breaking out into a burst of energy.
Guest artists include Dana Stewart, whose carefully positioned animal sculptures create strong visual parallels; Jim Perry, whose tall wood totems gracefully and elegantly carry the parallel concept vertically from floor to ceiling; and Jerry Hirniak, whose photographic assemblages and video presentation offer parallel views of an historic 10 day period involving the civil rights movement.
e. pluribus Unum – Susan Hockaday
VSA of NJ – Art Par Excellence
May 6 – June 13 (Opening Reception – May 9, 6-8pm)
Art Par Excellence statewide touring art exhibition featuring two dimensional artwork by students through age 21 with disabilities. All schools in the state were invited to submit two works. Selected artists will have their works displayed in the Community Gallery.
To find out more about VSA NJ, CLICK HERE.
Ede Sinkovics – Upcyled Art
May 16 – June 13
Ede Sinkovics, resident artist at TerraCycle, will be showcasing his upcycle artwork in the ARtLab. Come see how our everyday trash can be transformed into something with value, like art!