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4 Exhibitions at Rutgers-Newark
January 30, 2013 @ 10:00 am - July 24, 2013 @ 5:00 pm| Free
No Place Like HOME
The home is not only where the heart is, but also a site for politics and the imagination. While the news floods with coverage of foreclosures, vacancies, homelessness, and property values, entertainment media celebrates real estate shenanigans and home renovations. This exhibition includes work of contemporary artists grappling with the physical and psychological implications of “home.”
Artists in this exhibition: Corinne May Botz, Marisa DiPaola, Kate Gilmore, Thomas Green, Mikhail Gubin, Louise Halsey, Sarah Hoskins, Aron G. Johnston Jr., Stephen Lorder, George Lorio, Jeanette May, Caitlin Parker, Martha Rosler and David H. Wells.
On display in the Main Gallery (Campus Center) through April 4, 2013.
Ben Georgia: Primary Essences
For painter Ben Georgia, abstraction offers the possibility of a fresh mode of communication. Georgia seeks a language that surpasses representation and the fleeting concerns of the moment, reaching toward expressing the emotional depths of human experience.
On display in the Orbit II Gallery (Campus Center)through June 4, 2013.
Janice McDonnell: The Death Penalty Ladies Society
McDonnell writes: “Since the death penalty was reinstated in this country in 1976 twelve women have been executed… Drawing from John Singer Sargent’s portraiture for inspiration, I’ve recast these women in the role of socialites; portraying them in a new, genteel light, elevating their status in our society, and confronting the treatment of the privileged in today’s world. Their crimes were heinous, and their victims were real. And while not condoning their acts of violence, I question our double standards on how we as a society judge its members.”
On display at the Criminal Justice Gallery located at 123 Washington Street, 5th floor through July 24, 2013.
Marc D’Agusto: Forgotten Place
D’Agusto’s multilayered work delves into ideas of transformation, renewal, and the passing of time. Using rust, cracks, and fissures in thesurface of his work, D’Agusto draws attention to the past while utilizing images of the human body, architectural forms, and space to suggest rebirth and regeneration.
On display in the Orbit I Gallery (Campus Center) through July 24, 2013.
Authors & Artists: Portraits by Bonnie Gloris
“Authors & Artists” is an ongoing series of portraits in which Gloris mixes realistic portraiture with more ambiguous elements to delve into the personalities of her subjects, inviting viewers to form their own conclusions and decipher the works line by line. The portraits are small in scale and as intimate as family photographs, their kitschy frames interacting with their subjects’ elevated fame and stature.
On display in the Pequod Deck (Campus Center) through July 24, 2013.
More information on their website: http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/artgallery/