Rowan University Art Gallery
Jay Walker, Artist in Residence 2017
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 02, 2017
January 23 to March 4
Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Thursday, February 2 from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Artist talk begins at 5:30
In Jay Walker: Archetype the Philadelphia-based artist utilizes colored tape and wood stencils to create bodiless clothed forms that have been "emptied" - both literally and figuratively - as a gesture of transcendence and transformation. Featured is a series based on the Theotokos (Greek for Mother of God) that is converted from icon to archetype to embody a multitude of cultural diversities. The coded stance of the body remains constant while the garments mutate and shift until meaning is blended and blurred.