Rowan University Art Gallery
November 27 - December 20, 2014
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 13, 5 - 7 pm
Inverted Normals is a group exhibition of artworks that provide access points
to different ways of understanding relationships between digital and physical
spaces. The works have been created with a wide range of digital fabrication
techniques and different forms of interactive mobile applications.
José Carlos Casado
Channel TWo: Jessica Westbrook and Adam Trowbridge
Alex Myers and Daniel Rourke
Guest Curator: Christopher Manzione
Mel Chin: Disparate Acts
August 4 - November 1, 2014
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.
Tom Nussbaum: Heads and Tales
April 14 - May 10, 2014
Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 16th, 5 - 7 pm
Philadelphia-born, New Jersey-based artist Tom Nussbaum is in the spotlight at Rowan University Art Gallery. His solo show, Heads and Tales, showcases a progression in his practice that moves between the representational and the abstract. The exhibit runs March 31 – May 10, 2014. A reception and gallery talk will be held on Wednesday, April 16 from 5 – 7 pm.
Heads and Tales is an exhibition of selected studio work from the last 16 years, featuring a variety of mediums in which Nussbaum locates common attributes that embody a narrative framework.
Joyce Kozloff: Cradles to Conquests, Mapping American MIlitary History
January 20 - March 15, 2014
Opening Reception: Wednesday, January 29, 5 - 7 pm
Joyce Kozloff's debut solo exhibition in New Jersey, which references imagined and historical military events through the veil of decorative arts.
A Random Walk
November 16 - 21, 2013
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 21, 2013
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 exhibition is on display in Rowan University Art Gallery from November 21 - December 21, with an opening reception on Thursday, November 21, from 5:30 – 7 pm. 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.
Extended Realities: The Language of Photomontage
October 8 - November 16, 2013
Opening Reception: October 17th, 5:30 - 7pm
Showcasing an expanded framework for photographic images, Rowan University Art Gallery presents the work of nationally-recognized artists who create unique perspectives using montage techniques. The exhibit runs from October 14 to November 16, 2013. A public reception is Thursday, October 17 from 5:30 – 7:00 pm.
Extended Realities: The Language of Photomontage" includes approximately 40 images representing work by modern photomontage pioneers Jerry Uelsmann and Duane Michals, and contemporary artists from Maggie Taylor and Joe Mills to Fran Forman and Frank Rodick. Paul Cava, Francesca Danieli, Catherine Jansen and Dominic Rouse are also featured
September 3 - October 8, 2013
"Dialogic," curated by Gallery Director Mary Salvante, includes pieces by Jenny Holzer, Glenn Ligon, Jaume Plensa, Lesley Dill, John Giorno, Keith Brand, Erik den Breejen, DataSpaceTime, Bang Geul Han, Barbara Hashimoto, Meg Hitchcock, Dawn Kramlich, Melanie McLain, Ben Pranger, Buy Shaver, Chris Vecchio and Sue White.
"How language is perceived, communicated and translated is informed by the visual qualities and symbolic power of the texts, words and poetic phrasings incorporated into the video, soundscapes, interactive tech-works, sculpture, paintings and works on paper included in this exhibition," Salvante notes.
March 16 - May 11, 2013
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 28, 5 - 7 pm
Glassboro, New Jersey, Rowan University Art Gallery welcomes the upcoming exhibition, Cosmobilities. The show brings together international artists' working in traditional and experimental media to relate themes of mobility/immobility in a global context. Cosmobilities is on display from March 25 through May 11, 2013 with a reception on Thursday, March 28, 5 - 7 p.m.
Using multi-media installations including paintings, sculpture, fabric panels and video, drawings and photography that result from public action the artists examine the accessibility, demobilization, geography, geology and ecological change in the world.
Common interests; mobility and transformation of public life
December 21, 2012 - March 16, 2013
Opening Reception: Wednesday, January 30, 5 - 7 pm
January 22 – March 16, 2013
Common interests: mobility and transformation of public life examines how public spaces - from hardscapes to natural landscapes - inform our everyday lives. Working with sculpture, interventions, social practice, drawing, performance, and video, the artists in the exhibition reflect on the limitations and possibilities of public space, proposing new ways of accessing, navigating, and improving our shared spaces and resources.
Sue Jeong Ka
Movility: Movis Moves Meaning
October 23 - November 17, 2012
With "Movility: Movis Moves Meaning," Rowan University Art joins with MOVIS to focus attention on the changeability of meaning, with an eye toward rethinking the context of certain concepts. The exhibit, which runs from October 15 – November 17, seeks to alter the meaning of familiar subjects by combining them with (or transforming them into) updated or contradictory information. An opening reception is slated for Wednesday, October 17, 5 – 7 pm.
History of Animation Lecture with Joshua Mosley, Professor of Animation at the University of Pennsylvania
September 10 - 14, 2012
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 13th, 5:00 pm, Bozorth Hall Auditorium
As part of the exhibition, Harsh Realities: The Art of Stop Motion, Joshua Mosley will present a lectur on the history of animatino to inlcude samples of his own work as animator.
Joshua Mosley is Professor and Chair of the Department of Fine Arts in the School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania where he teaches animation, cinema production and graduate seminars in digital media. He received his M.F.A. and B.F.A. from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and his A.A. from St. Louis Community College. Joshua is a recipient of the Joseph H. Hazen Rome Prize, the Pew Fellowship in the Arts, the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship. His work has exhibited and screened at the 2007 Venice Biennale, the Museum of Modern Art, NY, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, the Museum für Gegenwartskunst in Basel, Switzerland, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, CT, the Reina Sofia in Madrid, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Donald Young Gallery, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the the Fabric Workshop and Museum, the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, the SITE Santa Fe Eighth International Biennial, and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.http://www.design.upenn.edu/people/mosley_joshua
"Consuming Spirits" film screening
September 10 - 20, 2012
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 20, 4:50 pm, Bozorth Hall Auditorium
Christopher Sullivan's award winning film, "Consuming Spirits." will be screened on Thursday, September 20, 4:50 pm, at Bozorth Hall Theatre. All are welcome to attend. The stand-out aspect of Chris Sullivan's animated film "Consuming Spirits" is its insanely meticulous construction. The animation took 15 years of work to create the two and a half hour film, which was shot frame by frame in 16mm film (at 24 frames per second). The characters were hand-drawn onto layers of glass that were then moved with needles and pins. The film seamlessly combines cutout animation, pencil drawing, collage, and stop-motion animation to create the haunting atmosphere of a self-contained world.
September 4 - October 6, 2012
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 6th, 5 - 7 pm
Co-curated with Jenn Thwing and Joshua Mosley
This exhibition is a presentation of the artwork and art of stop motion animation in the form of clay, puppet, toys, dolls, and surface alteration that explore through theatre, humor, drama, and metaphor the resilience of the human spirit within difficult and challenging circumstances. Some of the participating artists will exhibit the artwork that they created for the animations.
Martha Colburn/cut outs
Eric Dyer/objects/ cinetropes
Jennifer Levonian/surface alterations
Chris Sullivan/surface alterations
Stacey Steers/ surface alterations/installation
HIGH LOW DENSITY
March 26 - May 12, 2012
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 29th, 2012, 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Willie Cole: Deep Impressions
December 19, 2011 - March 10, 2012
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 19, 2012
Willie Cole : Deep Impressions
January 16 - March 10, 2012
Willie Cole and Patterson Sims - A DialogTuesday, February 21, 2012, 3:00 pm
Willie Cole: Deep Impressions features Cole's prints drawings, and sculptures. Rowan University Art Gallery is the first and only venue in the South Jersey region that will be hosting this 30-year Cole survey.
This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. Further recognition received from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts honored the gallery and this exhibition with a Citation of Excellence award.
Talk by Willie Cole and Patterson Sims, Tuesday, February 21, 3:00 pm in Westby Hall sponsored in part by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and in collaboration with the African American Studies program. Also, in collaboration with Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, a lecture on February 5th, at PAFA. http://www.pafa.org/Museum/Education/General-Adult-Audiences/Performances-Concerts-and-Other-Fun/1032/
CULTURAL CONSTRUCTS: A group exhibition co-organized with Janet Conradi, Associate Professor of Graphic Design, and curated by Mary Salvante
November 7 - December 17, 2011
Opening Reception: Wednesday, November 16th, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
A group exhibition co-organized with Jan Conradi, Associate Professor of Graphic Design, and curated by Mary Salvante
November 14 – December 17, 2011
This group exhibition evokes social message and meaning through layering, cutting, and editing of formal visual elements and imagery. An International group of artists that blur boundaries in visual art and design with posters, stop motion video, and fiber based sculptural works.
Armando Milani, Milan, Italy, graphic design
Armando will speak about his work Thursday, December 8th, 6:00 pm
"Repetition: Repetition:" A group exhibition curated by independent curator Michael Garden
October 10 - November 10, 2011
Opening Reception: Wednesday, October 12, 5:30 - 8:00 pm
"Groundbreaking: The Women of the Sylvia Sleigh Collection" Also featuring selections from the "The Sister Chapel" installation
August 29 - September 30, 2011
Opening Reception: Tuesday, September 6th, 2011, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
The Feminist Responsibility Project
March 15 - May 14, 2011
Opening Reception: Tuesday, March 29th, 5 - 7:30 pm
Marking a new point in its history, the Rowan University Art Gallery concludes the 2010-2011 season with a striking new site-specific, multi-media installation by renowned artist Beverly Semmes includes video, photography, sculpture, and performance. Opening Tuesday, March 29th with a lecture at 5:00 pm and a reception to follow. The exhibition will run from March 29 – May 14. The exhibit is supported by a grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, the only individual project grant given in Gloucester County this year.
Semmes' new work, The Feminist Responsibility Project (FRP), deploys her familiar themes of feet, fabric, costume and performance in a way that takes her obsession with desire, meaning, and visual pleasure in a new direction. FRP is at once a feminist dreamscape and a post-apocalyptic feminist nightmare resonating as strangely and awkwardly humorous, while remaining poignant in its universal theme.
Visitors to the gallery will encounter a theatrical scene consisting of an island of white fabric, with two live figures in specially-designed dresses seated within it. A hand-sculpted crystal chandelier illuminates the set illustrating the feminist dedication to craft. A large-scale altered photograph is counter to a video that references the superego of a feminist reminding the viewer of the eternal kick necessary to carry on the cause. An aural element from the video fills the gallery and creates a drumbeat of intensity.
January 18 - March 12, 2011
Opening Reception: January 20, 5:30 - 7:30 ppm
Acting Out features the work of Nina Katchadourian, Fahamu Pecou, Nancy Popp, Shana Robbins, Joe Sola, and Jaimie Warren at Rowan University Art Gallery January 20 –March 12, 2011. These six contemporary artists utilize their own bodies as the key element in works that explore human agency, normalcy, fantasy and self-promotion. Curated by Stuart Horodner, Artistic Director of the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center. A reception featuring a gallery talk by the curator is January 20 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm.
November 17 - December 21, 2010
Opening Reception: WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2010
November 17 – December 21, 2010
Amie Potsic"Skin Deep," is an exhibition of works that explore the vulnerability, fragility, and limitations of the body through photography, sculpture, video and installation.
Gallery Reception: Wednesday, November 17, 2010, 5–7 pm.
A special performance by Andrea Cote will begin at 5:00 pm followed by a panel discussion on the challenges of becoming an established artist at 6:00 pm.
The panelist will include the exhibiting artists and special guests Genevieve Coutroubis, Director of Regional Community Arts Program, the Center for Emerging Visual Artists and Karen Chigounis, Director of Education, Perkins Art Center. The panel discussion is presented as part of Young Emerging Artists Project (YEA!) a collaborative initiative with the Gloucester County Cultural Heritage Commission, Gloucester County Community College, Perkins Art Center, and Noyes Museum at Hammonton
Curated by Mary Salvante
BODY, MIND, AND HAIR
October 11 - November 13, 2010
Opening Reception: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2010
Continuing a season-long exploration of the body as a theme in contemporary art, Rowan University Art Gallery presents a group exhibition reflecting on the contemporary female experience to the gallery October 11 - November 13, 2010. A reception to welcome the exhibit will be Wednesday, October 20 from 5:30 – 7 pm with special guest speaker, Laura Frazure, Adjunct Assistant Professor in the College of Art and Design at The University of the Arts. Curated by Mary Salvante, Co-Curator Ellie Brown.
"Body Mind and Hair" includes the work of 10 woman artists examining the theme of the contemporary female experience through video, sculpture, painting, works on paper and photography. These works utilize historical references from art and literature – with contemporary imagery and perspectives – that at times challenge accepted views and at other times are in harmony with them. It is a reflection of the constant flux in which current societal notions of female beauty, identity, and purpose are considered.
The artists – who hail from Philadelphia, New York, and San Francisco - include Alison Brady, Yoon Cho, Wanda Ewing, Laura Frazure, Deborah Hamon, Jenny Laden, Alyssa Monks, Susan Moore, Anastasia Owell Wong, and Kathleen Sweeney. Frazure, a professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, will be guest speaker at the reception.
HEAVY BREATHING/SLEEPING GIANTS
August 27 - October 2, 2010
Opening Reception: AUGUST 30 - OCTOBER 2, 2010
AUGUST 30 - OCTOBER 2, 2010
HEAVY BREATHING/SLEEPING GIANTS is a presentation of Toronto based artist Max Streicher's inflatable soft kinetic sculptures.
Center for Emerging Visual Artists: 2010 Fellows
April 22 - May 29, 2010
Opening Reception: Thursday April 22, 2010, 6 - 8 pm
Free Form highlights artwork by five Career Development Program Fellows at The Center for Emerging Visual Artists (CFEVA) in Philadelphia: Susan Benarcik, Gregory Brellochs, Danielle Bursk, Christine Elfman, and Ana B. Hernandez. The exhibition features drawings, photographs, paintings, fiber, and installations that approach organic forms and materials in new and challenging ways. Free Form was curated by Amie Potsic.
Artist / Educator
March 17 - April 17, 2010
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 1, 2010, 5 - 7 pm
March 29 - April 17th, 2010
This exhibition highlights the groundbreaking work created by some of the most influential young artists in ceramics today who also happen to be educators at universities and colleges thought out New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Baltimore, Delaware and New York. Each artist's ideas are individual and unique to their generation and the current climate of ceramics. These artists are striving to make their mark, while advancing the field of ceramics through their work and through their influence as educators.
Image: Adelaide Paul, Bitch, porcelain and leather
CROSSROADS: Determining the Authentic Visual Voice
January 18 - March 12, 2010
Opening Reception: January 28th, 2010
Presented in collaboration with The Philadelphia Sculptors, the exhibit features the work of artists Maria Anasazi, Tom Bendtsen, Catherine Martens Betz, Brent Crothers, Ted Prescott and Warren Holzman.
Hurts So Good: Confronting Traditions in American Culture
November 19, 2009 - January 8, 2010
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 19th 5 - 7 PM
Curated by FPA faculty Jenny Drumgoole and Jennie Thwing, "Hurts So Good" is a video exhibition that explores the various ways artists use video to confront culture and traditions in America. Works celebrate, critique and satirize representations of American culture and traditions related to sex, religion, politics, economics, technology, popular culture, media, and family. Rowan University Art Gallery presents "Hurts So Good," a video exhibition that confronts culture and traditions in America. The works celebrate, critique and satirize representations of American culture and traditions related to sex, religion, politics, economics, technology, popular culture, media and family. "Hurts So Good" is on display from November 19, 2009 – January 8, 2010. The opening reception is November 19 from 5 – 7 pm, including a panel discussion on the work beginning at 5:30 pm.
ELAINE M. ERNE: Drawings and Prints - October 12th through November 14th
October 8 - November 14, 2009
Opening Reception: Wednesday, October 14, 5 - 7 pm
Elaine M. Erne is a Philadelphia-based artist who creates large scale graphite drawings as well as lithographic prints. Her most recent series is titled "The Lives and Traumas of Stuffed Animals" that features imagery serving as an allegory for children in abusive situations.
BETTER THAN EVER: Women Figurative Artists of the 70's Soho Co-ops
September 1 - October 2, 2009
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 10, 5 - 7 PM. Gallery talk begins at 5:00
This traveling exhibition is curated by New York painter and professor Sharyn Finnegan. The show spotlights the 1970's, a crucial period in the feminist movement, and reunites 19 artists who displayed their work in supportive, cooperatively-owned galleries in New York City's SoHo neighborhood. Artists featured are Dottie Attie, Nancy Beal, Temma Bell, Marcia Clark, Daria Dorosh, Sharyn Finnegan, Janet Fish, Susan Grabel, Nancy Grilikhes, Barbara Grossman, Marjorie Kramer, Marion Lerner Levine, Tomar Levine, Cynthia Mailman, Frances Siegel, Sylvia Sleigh, Shaw Stewart, Selina Trieff.
April 21 - May 24, 2009
Opening Reception: April 23, 4:30 - 6:30 pm, Gallery Talk by Jill Baker Gower @ 4:30
DOUBLE BIND: Women Telling it Slant
February 16 - March 20, 2009
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 5, 4:30 - 6:30 PM
A person in a double bind receives a conflicting message, whereby the action taken is wrong no matter what choice she makes. Catch-22s have been used historically to restrict women and challenge their roles as leaders. Considering Emily Dickinson's suggestion to "Tell the truth, but tell it slant", this exhibition will feature works that address or question old-fashioned double binds and new-fangled twists through the artistic device of indirection. Works in the exhibition take on visual strategies such as metaphor, parody, irony and narrative. Artists invited to participate include Susana V. Jacobson, Jennifer Justice, Laura McAdams, Jackie Sandro, Julie Saecker Schneider, Sylvia Sleigh and Nancy Wright. This show marks a commemoration of Women's History Month and is curated by Kathryn McFadden.
Trash Picked: Contemporary Arte Povera
January 12 - February 6, 2009
Opening Reception: January 28, 4:30 - 6:30 PM
Arte Povera ("Poor Art") was an art movement that began in Italy in the late 1960s. Young Italian artists began to use inexpensive or free materials in experimental and innovative ways to create their works. These methodologies have since become common practice in contemporary art. This group exhibit examines how Arte Povera, while a small and short-lived art movement, continues to have relevance with artists working in the 21st century. Artists participating in this exhibition include Alyse Bernstein, Steven and Bill Blaise Dufala, Seth Eisen, James Ottie Greenwell, Geoff Hindle, Scot Kaylor and Jeff Thomas. A Gallery Talk will occur at the onset of the reception. The exhibit is curated by Kathryn McFadden.
SANDA ILIESCU: Collages and Drawings
November 10 - December 16, 2008
Opening Reception: November 13, 2008 @ 4:30 - 6:30 pm
Sanda Iliescu is an Associate Professor of Art and Architecture at the University of Virginia. Born in Romania, she came to the United States at age 15 with her mother who was a political refugee. She turned to painting, collage and drawing after earning an undergraduate degree in civil engineering and a masters in architecture at Princeton University. Widely exhibited, her work is currently represented by Vagabond Gallery in New York City. Among her professional awards are The Rome Prize and The Distinguished Artist Award of the New Jersey State Council of the Arts.
TONY ROSATI: Paintings and Prints
September 29 - October 31, 2008
Opening Reception: October 2, 2008, 5 - 6:30 PM (with Gallery Talk)
Acclaimed artist Tony Rosati is a printmaker and painter. A graduate of Tyler School of Art and Rider College, Rosati is currently the Chair of the Printmaking Department at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. This exhibit features recent monotypes and paintings. His subject matter of landscape is presented both realistically and using lyrical abstraction. Distorting color and form, Rosati addresses feelings of yearning in his visual expression of nature. His work is represented in a number of major public collections including the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. A brochure will be available to complement the exhibition.
Please note: a special "Preview" Gallery Talk will take place on September 27, @ 11 AM as part of Rowan University Family Weekend. All welcome and free of charge.
SHIRLEY GORELICK: Frida, Pablo and the Self/Artist as Model
April 14 - June 30, 2008
Opening Reception: April 16 at 4:30 PM
Clay and the Transferred Image II
March 3 - April 4, 2008
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 6, 5 - 7 PM
Gelah Penn - The Narrow Margin
January 15 - February 22, 2008
Opening Reception: Reception for artist: Thursday, January 24, 5 - 7 PM
Bill Westheimer - Photographs
January 10, 2008
Juried Student Exhibition
April 20 - 28, 2007
Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 18th, 4:00-6:00pm
Juror: Douglas Ferrari, Executive Director
Julie Speed - Bible Studies
March 1 - April 7, 2007
Opening Reception: Opening Reception: Wednesday, March 7th 5:00-7:00pm
Ben Polsky - Structural Process
January 16 - February 24, 2007
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 1, 5:00-7:00pm
Jackie Tileston - Chromatopia
September 21 - October 27, 2006
Janice Krasnow & William A. Ortega
March 2 - April 7, 2006
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 9th 5:00-7:00pm
January 18 - February 24, 2006
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 26th 5:00-7:00pm
Jill Moser - Naming Game
November 8 - December 16, 2005
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 17th, 2005 5:00-7:00pm
September 22 - October 28, 2005
Stefanie Nagorka: Aisle Tour
March 3 - April 7, 2005
Drawing Netowrks: Abstraction and the Scientific
January 18 - February 25, 2005
October 6 - November 19, 2004