MADE HERE: WINTER 2019
at the Guttenberg Arts Gallery
Opening Reception: Saturday 30th, 2019 @ 6:00pm
Gallery Hours: Tue-Sat: 10:00am – 4:00pm Free to the public, by appointment only
(Guttenberg NJ) Guttenberg Arts Gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition of new works featuring Guttenberg Arts’ Fall 2018 Space and Time Artists in residence: Golnar Adili, Jangsoon Im, Charles Luce and Robin Sherin. “Made Here: Fall 2018” will run from November 29, 2018 – December 30th, 2018 with an opening reception Saturday, December 1st 6pm - 9pm.
During her time in residence, Golnar Adili introduced ceramics into her artistic practice and explored deconstructing and reconstructing images through cutting, folding and material manipulation. Adili is inspired by Persian poetry and biographical text which has lead to an exploration of longing and the landscape of displacement. At times Adili work mimics digital processes while being highly hand crafted, creating a dynamic juxtaposition in exploring new distortions and blurring the lines between design, craft and fine art.
Considering one’s experience of “others” tradition and culture in modern society, Jangsoon Im’s practice explores and interrogates its contemporary presentation relating to history, culture, race and power in our society. Looking at the presentation of Asian traditional culture which has been filtered through contemporary mass media and institutional authorities, Im’s practice is to interrogate and reframe its form, color and texture challenging and altering its transferred narratives. Through his practice, Im would like viewers to reconsider the current location of and social state around the marginalized cultures in our society.
Charles Luce’s ultimate interest is to explore visual and conceptual models that allow the viewer to discover something about their relationship to the cosmos. The works created at Guttenberg Arts represent a separate series within Luce’s ongoing exploration of TIME, LOCATION, and MEMORY called The Pilgrim Project. Luce constructs models from the confluence of various streams of reality—from the rational and irrational, and from the conscious and the unconscious. The existence of this system for discovery is predicated on the faithful dance between that which is rationally understood and that which casts no shadow, but is distinctly sensed.
A works on paper artist, Robin Sherin’s studio practice encompasses traditional prints (aquatints, monotypes, linoleum cuts), drawings (an amalgam of cut paper, including repurposed prints, and various drawing media) and books and prints combining digital and traditional working methods. Sherin’s invented architecture, which begins as thumbnails in a notebook, is distilled from her urban environs from memory, photographs and fabrication. Sifting through these suggestions, Sherin can choose which to develop into finished work. Exploring the boundaries between representation and abstraction, form and content engage in dialogue becoming each other’s referent. Images entice merging strong composition with monochromatic color, and subtle texture and tonality, but evoke a spare unpeopled world of daunting structures absent any ingress or egress.
Guttenberg Arts Gallery is free and open to the public by appointment Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00am - 4:00pm. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 201.868.8585. Guttenberg Arts is located at 6903 Jackson Street, Guttenberg NJ 07093.
Bruce Waldman: Etchings and MOnoprints 10/20 - 11/20/18
Dialogues in Printmaking 9/16 - 11/4/18
Made Here Summer 2018 7/31 - 9/30/18
Residence: Jeremy C. Smith 5/12 - 6/3/18
Made Here Winter 2018 3/31 - 5/28/18
MADE HERE Fall 2017 12/8 - 2/28/18
Those who left and those left behind 9/29 - 11/12/17
Lovers: Works on paper 10/4-11/30/17
Made here Summer 2017 7/28 - 9/17/17
The Path Leading to the Center 6/17 -8/31/17