Rowan University Art Gallery
ABOUT THE GALLERY
Rowan University Art Gallery serves as a premier cultural destination for South Jersey, the Rowan community, and surrounding region. As a center for contemporary art by emerging and established professional artists from the region, nation, and global community, the gallery is committed to showcasing all forms of visual expression and new media.
The Rowan University Art Gallery is the recipient of a Citation of Excellence award from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.
a random walk: pathways into absraction
November 21 - December 21, 2013
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 21, 5:30-7:00 pm
Gallery Talk with the Curator and Artists begins at 6:00 pm
Curated by Robert Solomon, “A Random Walk” invites viewers to gain insight into how accident and intention, control and experimentation help bring about what is viewed as the final work. The exhibit is an investigation into seven artists producing abstract work whose "story" is told through personal and habitual mark making. The signature marks included in this exhibition are by Tish Ingersoll, Emily Brett Lukens, Tim McFarlane, Rebecca Rutstein, Tremain Smith, Robert Solomon and Douglas Witmer.
“Careful observation reveals how artists develop a signature by repeating and morphing their ‘mark.’ It follows the history of modern and post-modern abstract painting which has a strong dialogue with geometry,” notes Solomon, a Philadelphia-based artist and designer.
Artists accumulate a body of knowledge through a lifetime of trial and error, accident and intention that defines their particular signature. Initially, a study of geometry and mark making, the theme evolved into an opportunity for the viewer to gain an appreciation of the opposing but necessary processes that help shape contemporary abstract work.
Rowan University Art Gallery is located on the lower level of Westby Hall on the university campus, Route 322 in Glassboro, NJ.
The gallery is closed during Thanksgiving Weekend, University Winter and Spring Break, and in the summer months of June, July, and August. The Gallery is also closed on NJ state holidays.
Location and Accessibility
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Mary Salvante, Gallery and Exhibitions Program Director