Rowan University Art Gallery
Mel Chin: Disparate Acts
Opening Reception: September 17th, 2014
Award-winning, internationally-acclaimed American artist Mel Chin opens the 2014-2015 season at Rowan University Art Gallery with "Disparate Acts," an exhibition that showcases the artist's diverse work through many forms and directions. The exhibit runs September 2 – November 1, 2014. An artist's lecture will be held September 17 at 5:00 p.m. in Westby Hall Room 111, followed by a reception in the gallery until 7:30 p.m.
Curated by gallery director Mary Salvante, the exhibition focuses on works that question the objectivity, reliability, and integrity of information, facts, and events when compromised and corrupted by a political, social, or cultural agenda. Chin is an activist artist and through his work he raises awareness of political and social injustices, inconsistencies, and the disparate acts of governments, regimes, and fanatical groups. Mel utilizes many methods in which to present his perspective on issues creating imagery inspired by philosophy, mythology, and poetry and infuses it with humor and irony in order to promote deeper understanding. The exhibition will traverse his process from conception to fabrication through the presentation of studies, drawings, and photographs.