Studio Montclair Call for Entries: Everyday Objects
Exhibit Dates: November 6 - December 14, 2019
Entry Deadline: Sunday, September 1, 2019
Studio Montclair, 127 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ.
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Every day we are surrounded by objects that we have relationships with – physical relationships, psychological relationships, sensory relationships. These objects carry a history and a set of meanings that we sometimes share collectively and other times are extremely personal to our individual experiences. Found-object artists investigate these relationships; exploring the inherent beauty in objects and how these objects can have meaning shared by the collective memory of our culture/society.
The formal history of found-object art can be traced back to the Dada and Surrealist movements of the 1910s-1940s, characterized by the reuse of commercial imagery and appropriation of cultural iconography of the Pop artists, and used more recently by such artists as Carl Andre, Damien Hirst, Sarah Lucas, and Willie Cole.
For "Everyday Objects,” Studio Montclair is looking for artwork that celebrates the found object. Preference will be given to works that incorporate actual everyday objects into collage, sculpture, or industrial design. In a more limited number, drawings, paintings and other mediums will be considered for inclusion in this exhibit.
None. Non-members may apply, but must pay the annual membership fee of $65 if accepted.
M. Gosser is the chief curator and gallery director of the College of Architecture and Design at NJIT. He also runs Art & Artifacts of Newark, a downtown gallery celebrating Newark’s resurgence. He is the vice-president of Newark Landmarks, a preservation and community activist organization, and serves on the executive board of the Jewish Museum of New Jersey. In his earlier careers, Gosser was an architect, urban planner, photographer, sculptor and installation artist.
For more information and where to enter, go to: https://www.studiomontclair.org/everydayobjects/
About Studio Montclair:
Studio Montclair Inc. is a nonprofit organization of exhibiting professional artists and others interested in the visual arts. Its mission is to promote culture and education in the visual arts and encourage emerging artists. Founded in 1997, the organization has over 450 members including artists throughout the United States, as well as Europe and Asia.
127 Bloomfield Ave
Montclair, NJ 07042