Upcoming Exhibitions

Main Gallery

Sep 02 2014 - Dec 24 2014

From There to Here: Migration & Immigration

Opening Reception Sept 11, 2014, 5-7pm

Moving from a home country to another is an experience unlike any other. There are many reasons that people choose, or are forced, to undertake such an act. This exhibition will focus on the work of artists who explore all aspects of the migrant and immigrant experience.

Artists in this exhibition: Aileen Bassis, Sasha Bromberg, Maki Hajikano, Muriel Hasbun, Fidencio Martinez, Jenny Polak, Viviane Rombaldi Seppey, Leona Strassberg Steiner, Raul Villarreal, Mina Zarfsaz

 

Raúl Villarreal, La crisis de la abundancia (The Abundance Crisis), 2012, oil on linen, 48”x60”, Courtesy of the artist

Raúl Villarreal, La crisis de la abundancia (The Abundance Crisis), 2012, oil on linen, 48”x60”, Courtesy of the artist

Orbit 1

Sep 02 2014 - Dec 24 2014

Planar Scheme: Kati Vilim

Through her work, Kati Vilim deals with the classic issues of color, form and movement. She says, “I am composing the elements of structure, proportion, rhythm and color…reminding us of musical or architectural concepts where these different qualities are organized to a new form”. For this installation, Vilim has responded to the architectural specificities of the space, including the uniform grey cinder block construction of the University’s institutional modernist building.  Her methodical approach is evidenced in the geometric forms where she has bypassed contemporary tricks to paint all her hard edged objects with an unwavering hand.  Many experimental drawings are created by the artist as the work evolves.  The outcome is an actual palimpsest of ideas, presented in a distilled form, with a synthesis of lines, color and form.

Born in Hungary, Kati Vilim undertook her formal art training in Europe and the United States. She has had solo exhibitions both in her home country and the US. She currently occupies a studio based in Newark and she received the Prize of the Association of the Hungarian Artists for her degree work at the University of Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary.

Orbit 2

Sep 02 2014 - Dec 24 2014

Daniel Patrick Helmstetter : The Slumberous Antiquity in Us

Daniel Patrick Helmstetter

“The Slumberous Antiquity in Us” is a body of work exploring what is old inside.  On a macro level, it ponders the absurdity of living in the year Two Thousand and Fourteen when humans have been on Earth for hundreds of thousands of years. What have we forgotten?  What interests does it serve to fuel this disconnection?  On a micro level, the series explores what it’s like to work through old wounds that create patterns of subtle underlying influence on our behavior.  What is it like to address our old inner junk?

Daniel Patrick Helmstetter is a poet with a paintbrush based in New Jersey.  Rather than an image on a canvas, his work is a poetic spark of an excavated emotion, engaging the viewer and inviting them to paint the picture themselves. Daniel is the author of A Return To Mothers Love and Bodies of Water. His paintings have been featured in galleries, installations, magazines, and academic publications throughout The United States and Mexico. Recent publications include features in Type Spaces by Basheer Graphic Books (Singapore), and Lettering Large by Steven Heller and Mirko Illic on Rockport Press (NY).

Pequod Deck

Sep 02 2014 - Oct 23 2014

Making Meaningful Partnerships Through Service: Rutgers Newark Students in Tanzania

An exhibition of photographs capturing the journey of eight Rutgers Newark students participating in the 4th Annual International Service Learning and Leadership Exchange to Tanzania.

Sponsored by the Paul Robeson Campus Center’s Office of Service Learning and Student Development.

Oct 30 2014 - Dec 24 2014

Sowing the Seeds for Future Success: Rutgers Newark Students in India

An exhibition of pictures showcasing the transformative experience of Rutgers Newark students on their quest to create global impact in India.

Presented in partnership with the International Service Learning and Leadership Exchange and the Paul Robeson Campus Center’s Office of Service Learning and Student Development.

Criminal Justice Gallery

Sep 02 2014 - Dec 24 2014

Cooking for Change

"Her Reward,"© 2011 Steven J. Riskind, Digital Chromogenic Print, 24" x 20", Courtesy of the Artist

“Her Reward,”© 2011 Steven J. Riskind, Digital Chromogenic Print, 24″ x 20″, Courtesy of the Artist

A collaborative exhibition with photographer Steve Riskand and writer Doris Friedensohn, whose book Cooking for Change (Full Court Press, 2011) documents the work of the Community FoodBank of New Jersey and the Food Service Training Academy.  The FSTA’s intensive sixteen-week education in culinary arts and food safety provides individuals with life skills, job readiness training, and job placement assistance.  It has been a powerful source of hope and help for hundreds of underprivileged people in the Newark area.