The Stockton Art Gallery reopens with 2 new exhibitions
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP – The Stockton Art Gallery, located on the first and second floors of the Wing L, adjacent to the Performing Arts Center on the main campus, will reopen on September 6 with two new exhibitions that will continue until November 13.
The lower gallery will present “Preaching to the Birds: Contemporary Painting from Georgia, Romania and the Eastern European Diaspora”. Drawing inspiration from the folk traditions and mythical subjects of Eastern Europe and the Middle East, these densely patterned paintings show the influence of medieval and mystical imagery in ancient Eastern Bloc nations. .
This exhibition includes works from the Linda and Roy Jankowski Georgian Art Collection, including paintings by Sergo Tbileli and Mamuka Mikeladze, as well as Romanian paintings from the 1960s-1990s by Georgeta Naparus, Corneliu Petrescu and others. Curated by Stockton teachers Jacob Feige and Mariana Smith, the exhibition also includes two artists working in the United States, born in Bulgaria and Ukraine.
In the upper gallery, the exhibition entitled “Do you Hear Me?” features the work of Jaime Alvarez, Natalie Lerner and Japeth Mennes. These three artists use various media to explore themes of isolation and loneliness in cities. Alvarez’s photographs show neighborhoods in North Philadelphia devoid of inhabitants. Lerner, working in New York, addresses the loneliness of the handwritten letter in his intimate drawings. Mennes, a New York painter, makes hard-edge paintings of objects that mediate social ties: door bells, security cameras and blinds. The exhibition was curated by Stockton professor Jacob Feige.
Additionally, local historian Vicki Gold-Levi and Wendel White, a prominent art teacher from Stockton, will speak at the Al Gold Memorial Lecture at 3 p.m. on Thursday, October 20. the Notorious”, while White is titled “Imagining the African-American Presence in Southern New Jersey”. The conference will take place in the gallery and will also be available online.
An exhibition of works by Bachelor of Fine Arts students will take place from December 4 to 9. A reception to meet the artists will be held on December 4 at 1 p.m.
For more information on the fall exhibits and webinar, visit stockton.edu/artgallery.
The art gallery is open from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday.
For details, contact Ryann Casey, Exhibition Coordinator, at 609-652-4566 or Ryann.Casey@stockton.edu