The Paul Robeson Galleries present the work of six Bachelor of Fine Arts students. Each of these students chose to approach a different concept in their work. With a range spanning the flow of energy to personal identity, this year’s graduate students aim to illuminate aspects of the world around us. Artists in this exhibition: Patricia Arias-Reynolds, Austin Gilker, Zamar Khan, Sarah Lamont, Bryant Lebron and Sasha Pratt.
Healing through art: a collaborative exhibition, Orbite 1 Gallery
until July 30, 2015.
This jury exhibit is a collaboration between the Healing Arts Program of Atlantic Health System and the Paul Robeson Galleries at Rutgers University-Newark. To celebrate their shared vision of art and its engagement with the community, Healing Arts and Paul Robeson Galleries invited artists from the community and around the world to share their vision of the restorative effects of art. Many artists have experimented with creating art as a healing tool to help them get through life’s physical and emotional challenges and improve their minds and well-being.
Artists in this exhibition: Mini Arora, Sandra Deanda, Jane Dell, ChloÃ« Feldman Emison, Rida Fatima, Michael S. Fenton, Kate Matthiesen, Trung Pham, Kathleen Rebek, Karen Starrett, Ellen Waldstein, Florence Weisz and Jave Yoshimoto.
Fertile land, Orbite 2 gallery
until July 30, 2015
In 2014, the world lost two great female artists, Maya Angelou and Ruby Dee. They were not only artists, but also political and social activists. This exhibition, curated by Gladys Grauer, coincides with the Women in Media Film Festival and features four women artists from New Jersey.
Artists in this exhibition: Yvette Lucas, Rosalind Nzinga Nichol, Sarah Petruziello, Nette Forne Thomas
Stay: Linda Hu & Krissia Thaiane, U-Gallery
until May 2015
Although very different in their style and medium, the practices of Linda Hu and Krissia Thaiane are marked by a meditative and progressive construction from simplicity to complexity. These emerging artists are recent graduates of the Department of Arts, Culture and Media at Rutgers University in Newark.
Most of Linda Hu’s work consists of traditional pen and ink on paper. The black and white drawings exhibit an obsessive and precise practice, with intricate detail rippling outward from a fundamental frame. Long periods of intense, meditative concentration, she writes, “give me time and calm to make connections with people, ideas, environments.”
Krissia Thaiane writes: âMy work explores the strength and fragility of family and traditional fabric through knitted industrial materials. Each individual knot is magnified by the heaviness of the materials and multiplied by the inordinate act of knitting, drawing attention to the relationship between the part and the whole.
Our Common Cause, Rutgers University – Newark Students Take Action for Women’s Health in Nicaragua: Spring 2015; Pequod Bridge Gallery
until July 30, 2015
A photographic exhibition documenting a seven-day international service learning and leadership exchange, during which students at Rutgers University in Newark worked to improve the health conditions of mothers and children in Managua , in Nicaragua
Clark Stoeckly: United States vs. Private Chelsea Manning, Criminal Justice Gallery, Center for Law and Justice, 5th Floor, 123 Washington St., Newark NJ
until July 30, 2015
Drawing and writing in real time from inside the courtroom, artist and WikiLeaks activist Clark Stoeckley here captures firsthand America’s extraordinary drama against Private Chelsea Manning, one of the most popular trials. most important and most secret in American history.
During the trial, Private Manning insists that his disclosure of the Iraq and Afghanistan war diaries to WikiLeaks was an act of conscience, justified by the urgent need to reveal to the world the atrocities committed by the US military in the ostensible cause of freedom. At the prosecution table, US government military lawyers seek to set an example and deter future whistleblowers by locking up Manning for decades, possibly the rest of his life.
Less / More: Dahlia Elsayed, Messier Gallery, Robeson Campus Center, 3rd Floor
September 2, 2014 – July 30, 2015
Dahlia Elsayed writes: âThe murals are all based on the idea of ââcelebrating the brutalist architecture of the Newark campus. The much-maligned architectural style features strong geometric shapes, a repetition of modular elements and raw materials. I wanted to use the physical experience of walking around campus and seeing the buildings from multiple points, at eye level, from above, and from below. Thus, the painted forms that appear on the walls are directly linked to these research navigations and echo the forms of the buildings – the side view of the concrete canopy over Boyden Hall, the slender windows between the concrete slabs of the library. Dana, the Smith Hall rooftop overhang, etc. There are also references to the natural elements (day sky / night sky) but these too are presented in hard-edged forms, echoing architectural forms. The three walls of the fresco present three different readings of the sketches made during these walks. One is presented as a long panorama / parchment, another as a triptych and the third as an unbound diagram. The title Under / Over relates to the different points of view when I looked at the buildings as well as the formal elements and the process of painting the murals.
The Nova Gallery (The Nova Gallery presents an exhibition of works by participants in the Paul Robeson Galleries awareness and education programs.)
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