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Opening Reception for “Light”

October 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The College of Architecture and Design (CoAD) at NJIT is honored to present an exhibition of artists and designers from around the world working in the mediums of painting, sculpture, digital design, industrial design, photography, architecture, and civil engineering. What links these seemingly disparate disciplines is the practitioners’ profound appreciation for light, both natural and artificial, in their products and design processes. The exhibition, curated by M.Gosser, celebrates the work of world-renowned figures such as Isamu Noguchi and Santiago Calatrava along with mid-career and emerging artists/designers from the New York metropolitan area and beyond.

“Light” will open to the public on Thursday, October 4 with a reception from 6-9 p.m for the artists/designers, live entertainment, food and drinks. CoAD Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with additional times by appointment only.

Participating artists/designers:

Santiago Calatrava is a Spanish architect, engineer and sculptor particularly known for his bridges, railway stations, stadiums and museums, which borrow heavily from natural forms. His architectural firm has offices in New York City, Doha, and Zürich.

James Clar is an American artist of Filipino descent whose sculptural works explore the conceptual and narrative potential of light and technology. His artwork has been exhibited all over the world and he’s currently represented by Jane Lombard Gallery, NYC.

Alex Czetwertynski is a digital artist and curator, born in Belgium and trained at the Sorbonne, Paris. His practice includes large-scale immersive experiences, media sculptures and commentary on contemporary digital art practices.

Jessica Dalrymple is a Brooklyn-based painter who trained at the Art Students League of New York. She has exhibited with many national and regional juried shows and has received numerous awards including the Fenimore Award.

estudio.entresitio is an architectural firm based in Madrid and New York. Their built work has received more than 42 awards and honorable mentions. Founding principal Maria Hurtado de Mendoza is a faculty member of NJIT’s College of Architecture and Design.

Alexandra Pacula is a Polish-born, Brooklyn-based artist who paints large-scale works that explore the dynamic energy of cities at night. Her work has been exhibited throughout the US as well as Russia, Spain, London, and Paris.

Eric Pare is Canadian photographer who travels the world creating innovative light paintings. His work has been featured on CNN, MTV, BBC, TEDx, and he has worked on large scale campaigns with Adobe, HP, Facebook, Canon and Microsoft.

Boris Petropavlovsky is a New Jersey-based artist and industrial designer with a background in engineering from Russia. His current practice focuses on found objects and modular design.

Isamu Noguchi was a Japanese American artist and landscape architect whose artistic career spanned six decades. He is perhaps best known for his furniture and lighting designs but also created many sculptures, public works and set designs.

Raisa Nosova has trained as a painter in Brussels and NYC and is currently pursuing an MFA at NYU. Her current work combines painting and digital media, overlapping with light technologies.

Stephen Scheer is an award-winning photographer from Australia. His photographs capture many aspects of the natural world, from birds and animals to lightning strikes, northern lights and astrological phenomena.

Tod Williams – Billie Tsien Architects | Partners is an architecture firm based in New York City. Their primary focus is on schools, museums and not-for-profits. They have been awarded numerous national and international citations.


October 4
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


NJIT/CoAD Gallery
367 MLK Boulevard
Newark, NJ 07102 United States
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