COME VISIT THE CURRENT SHOWS AT OUR GALLERIES:
The Harold B. Lemmerman Gallery
Recent Ceramic Works by David MacDonald
February 4 – March 5, 2010
Opening reception: February 4, 4:30p.m. - 7:00p.m.
Participating the NJCU African Heritage Month celebration.
David MacDonald, potter and Syracuse University ceramics professor, creates a wide variety of work including vessels for daily use and one-of-a-kind pieces for exhibition. He draws much of his inspiration from the myriad examples of surface decoration that are manifested in the many ethnic groups of sub-Saharan Africa (such as pottery decoration, textiles, body decoration, and architectural decoration). MacDonald's work spans the complete spectrum of ceramic forms of a utilitarian nature. For the NJCU exhibition, MacDonald presents a couple of dozens of stoneware platters, vases, casseroles, and jars that have been recently created.
For more on the artist, please visit: www.davidmacdonaldpottery.com.
African Echoes - Recent Ceramic Works by David MacDonald
The Visual Arts Gallery
Located: 100 Culver Ave.
January 26 - February 23, 2010
Opening reception: Tuesday, January 26, 5:00p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Artist Talk at 7:00p.m. in the B07 auditorium (next to gallery)
NJCU's restored Visual Arts Gallery is pleased to present a site-specific installation of inflated fabric sculptures by Montreal-based artist Stephen Schofield. Measuring about one and a half life size, his figures were mapped from the male model and then expertly tailored out of old clothes. These figures were partly inspired by Pliny the Elder's tale of Dibutade, a Corinthian woman who traced her lover's shadow on the wall to remember and fix his form even after he had gone abroad. Schofield also pays homage to Dibutade as the legendary muse who invented drawing by his intimate act of tracing a human figure and turning it into a three-dimensional form. Soaked in sugar water, which stiffens the fabric, Schofield's patchwork men come alive each time when soaked again, inflated and then dried. The fabric membranes allow the artist to "explore the porosity, vulnerability and resistance of a person as a theatre of one" and symbolize "the transience, contingency and suppleness of intense personnel feelings."
STUMBLE - Stephen Schofield
Outdoor Sculpture Garden
Located: 100 Culver Ave. (Near the NJCU Athletic & Fitness Center)
Gallery hours (for both galleries):
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. *
During the week of March 8 (spring break), both galleries are open by appointment only. Please make appointments through Art Department 201-200-3214. Thank you.
* For other days and times, please contact us to schedule an appointment.
For further information, contact Midori Yoshimoto
, Gallery Director at 201-200-2197.