Art lovers finding themselves with some free time between Christmas and New Year’s Day can spend an enjoyable afternoon at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey in Summit, where various exhibits are on display.
“Adhere,” a show highlighting adhesives as an artistic medium is featured in the main gallery. The displayed works incorporate tape, glue, and stickers as art form. Exhibiting artists come from three continents, and several works are site-specific installations. The exhibition is curated by Katherine Murdock, the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey’s Assistant Curator.
“Cabinet of Nomads,” the work of New York-based sculptor Don Porcaro is on display in the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey’s Studio X. Mr. Porcaro’s exhibit consists of 156 colorful figures layered in rows of graduated shelves. Also included are larger sculptures from his “Sentinel” and “Childhood’s End” series. A professor of Fine Arts at Parsons School of Design since 1986, the artist uses man-made objects and architecture to investigate the relationship between humans and the physical world.
Also on exhibit are: “Eight is Enough: Paintings & Drawings by the Students of [the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey faculty member] Anne Kullaf,” which is on display in the Marité & Joe Robinson Strolling Gallery II; and Casey Rubel’s “Everything That Rises,” a series of small-scale paper collages offering contrasting views of two types of New Jersey locations: former Underground Railroad safe houses, and places where race riots have broken out, in the Mitzi & Warren Eisenberg Gallery
All of the above exhibits will be on display at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey until January 17, 2016. Special hours for the week of December 28, 2015 are Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.. The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey is closed on New Year’s Day (Friday, January 1), Saturday, January 2, and Sunday, January 3, 2016.
According to its Web site, the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey has been exclusively dedicated to viewing, making and learning about contemporary art for 89 years. Recognized as a leading non-profit arts organization, the Art Center’s renowned studio school, acclaimed exhibitions, and educational outreach initiatives serve thousands of youth, families, seniors and people with special needs every year.
The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey is located at 68 Elm Street, Summit, NJ 07901. Reach the Center by phone at 908-273-9121 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.