Opening reception at Artworks Trenton this Friday, April 11th, 2014!
Artworks Trenton presents an exhibition of fresh work by advanced students from The College of New Jersey. Entitled, “young galaxy,” this show will run from April 11 to May 3, 2014. Meet the artists at the reception on April 11th, 6-8pm.
“young galaxy” is a free-wheeling, jostling, exuberant, compelling, and wild collection of fresh works. As this cohort of advanced visual arts students at The College of New Jersey moves into artistic maturity, the results are a cocktail of newfound creative independence stirred with technical acumen. ‘young galaxy’ asks questions of how a young artist perceives the world around him/her and how do those perceptions become art.
The exhibition is a mash-up of drawing, painting, video, installation, sculpture and large-scale murals. In each work, the young artist has taken on the task of creating something ‘new’, often by excavating the past or by exposing personal experience to the world. To witness this point of creation is like witnessing the birth of a galaxy; it is explosive, and rapidly expands to fill the space around it.