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Art at Work
In order of frequency of appearance, it probably goes
this way: dogs, cats, and sheep — along with monkeys, cows,
bears, birds, and deer. "Art and Animals," on exhibit at Stark
and Stark through Friday, September 7, is an appealing mixed-media
menagerie of works by six insiders and six outsiders in the law firm’s
two reception area galleries.
Visiting artists first. Betsy Regan’s unique renderings of animals
in oil and plaster on canvas yield textured, fresco-like surfaces.
Her sheep portraits — first noted hereabouts in the New Jersey
fine arts annual a couple years ago — are especially interesting
to look at. Sheep in another dimension come courtesy of Susan
who has used cotton mopheads, fabric, grasses, and fleece over wire
armatures to create the two massive sheep busts that hang in the first
floor reception area (where sheep may safely graze).
Lynn Sulpy’s acrylic on canvas portrait of "Minnie" hangs
over a sofa; only a mantel would be more apropos. In an ornate carved
ivory frame, off-center in a royal purple background, the aerial,
angled view of mostly-white Minnie with two cocked brown ears
the gallery area. "The Stray," a black cat, looks over a
toward the viewer while the background in this oil on canvas vertical
piece evolves from stormy blue to bitter lime for a striking effect.
Like his "Sophie," a black and white photograph of a cat’s
face in extreme close-up, Leo Ward’s "Who Wants Milk" is a
beguiling look at a cow, with big, soft eyes located in the top left
and right corners of the picture plane. A white blaze running down
her nose bisects the image that ends, charmingly, with wet
Beatrice Bork’s watercolor-gouache images of birds might be summarized
with one of her titles: "Reality Check." So finely wrought
are the creatures’ feathers in "Raven Moon" and "Last
Light," for instance, that they appear to be collaged onto the
moon or the red branch behind them. They’re not. Nine of Naomi
laser color prints on gold foil bring more bird images, starring the
wildly multi-colored "Birds of a Feather," and include images
of a "Vermont Landscape" (with horse and cows), "Animal
Hangers" (monkeys and cows), and "Chain-Saw Bears."
Besides more work by some of the six visiting artists, the third floor
reception area gallery also houses a display of animal art by
and family of Stark and Stark." But in contrast to the other art
on view, specifics such as title and medium are not included on the
wall labels, which show only the artists’ names. They are Troy McCoy,
Stephanie Manos, Story-Huff Miller, Michele Richards, Cyndi Mark,
and Stephanie Eikamp.
— Pat Summers
2, Lawrenceville, 609-895-7307. Show is featured on the first and
third floor reception area galleries through Friday, September 7.
Exhibit is open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
609-252-6275. "Off the Wall," an exhibition of works by 27
sculptors affiliated with Rutgers’ Mason Gross School of the Arts,
curated by Kate Somers. Works installed on the grounds, on the rooftop
garden, and in the gallery. Gallery hours are Monday to Friday, 9
a.m. to 5 p.m.; and weekends and holidays, 1 to 5 p.m. To September
Featured artists include Alice Aycock, Mel Edwards, Lauren Ewing,
John Goodyear, Geoffrey Hendricks, George Segal, Keith Sonnier, Herk
Van Tongeren, and Jackie Winsor. Also Bright Bimpong, Chakaia Booker,
Carson Fox, Harry Gordon, Julia Kunin, Todd Lambrix, and Patrick
732-524-6957. In the New Jersey Artist series, an exhibition of
works by Iris Kufert-Rivo that explore art historical icons and pop
culture images. A Jersey City resident, Kufert-Rivo has her MFA from
Bard College and works at P.S. 20 in New York. By appointment only,
to August 21. Also "Burlington County Art Guild," an
of works by members of the guild in a variety of media. By appointment
only, through September 20.
609-921-0434. Exhibition of prints dating from the 1940s by Princeton
University’s Print Club. On view are prints by commissioned artists
John Taylor Arms, Charles Locke, Leonard Pytlak, John Menihan, and
George Jo Mess. Images include such campus sights as Clio Hall, Dillon
Gym, Stanhope Hall, and Lake Carnegie. Through August.
Nassau Street, 609-921-6748. "Today’s News, Tomorrow’s
a show celebrating 18,000 photographs taken by the Princeton Packet’s
photographers and donated to the Historical Society’s permanent
The collection documents more than 25 years of development, sprawl,
historic preservation, education, celebrations, and festival, with
images of Princeton’s Latino population, Asian Indians, Southeast
Asians, and Chinese Americans.
Summer group show features gallery artists Georges Mazilu, Andrei
Zadorine, Alexi Raveski, and others. Gallery hours are Tuesday to
Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Show continues through August.
"Phil Aklonis," dining room exhibition of works by the
Park resident who has worked in the graphics industry since 1978.
He is employed as a studio artist with Krell Advertising. Part of
sales benefit the Medical Center. On view daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.,
to September 19.
Acquisitions" features 30 recent gifts and purchases spanning
two millennia. Works on view range from ancient Chinese Han dynasty
funerary figures, the 1968 collaborative Chinese painting
in Justice," pre-Columbian ceramic figures from the burial island
of Jaina, and George Segal’s "Wall Relief: Torso" (1972);
to September 16.
Also "A Tapestry by Karel van Mander" to August 12.
Double: Copies and Copying in the Arts of China," an exhibition
of Chinese art, to November 4. On extended view in the Bowen Gallery,
Richard Serra’s "Weight and Measure" etchings. The museum
is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 1 to 5
p.m. Free tours of the collection are every Saturday at 2 p.m.
"The Light of Ancient Athens: A Photographic Journey by Felix
Bonfils, 1868-1887," an historic series of 42 large-format
taken in Beirut by the 19th-century French photographer. More than
800 Bonfils photographs were donated to Princeton in 1921 by Rudolf
Ernst Brunnow, professor of Semitic philology. Coordinated by Don
Skemer, the show is guest curated by Andrew Szegedy-Maszak of Wesleyan
University. Open to the public weekdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday
evenings to 8 p.m.; and weekends, noon to 5 p.m. To October 7.
609-258-3197. "For the Love of Books and Prints: Elmer Adler and
the Graphic Arts Collection at Princeton University Library,"
celebrating the 1940 founding of a unique collection. Exhibit
the history and arts of the book through fine examples of printing,
typography, binding, papermaking, calligraphy, and illustration.
include prints by Toulouse-Lautrec and Mary Cassatt, photographs by
Julia Margaret Cameron, and the illustrated Chaucer printed by William
Morris at the Kelmscott Press.
Association, Titus Mill Road, Pennington, 609-737-7592. In the
Buttinger Nature Center, "Small Works of Nature," a juried
theme exhibition. To August 17.
John Murdoch and James Freeman. Gallery hours are Friday, Saturday,
and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. for the shared show that runs to
609-773-0881. Eighth annual Artsbridge Small Works Show. Gallery is
open Thursday through Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. for the members show
that runs through August 25.
"Amanuensis and Memory," Linda Guenste’s multi-faceted project
features pairs of large portraits and landscapes that examine the
concept of visual memory. The show includes an audio component
by the artist with Doylestown musician, Bob Berry. Gallery is open
Thursday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. To September 10.
The gallery celebrates its 21st annual summer exhibition featuring
the paintings and drawings of National Academy artist Harry Leith-Ross
(1886-1973), an artist raised in England who settled near New Hope
in 1935. Also included in the summer show are gallery artists Joanne
Augustine, Gabrielle Baumgartner, Albert Bross, and Marge Chavooshian.
Gallery is open Wednesday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. To August 31.
609-397-7774. The eighth annual Discoveries Exhibition featuring 100
limited edition and individual jewelry pieces in gold, sterling, and
fine metals with precious and semi-precious stones and gems. Artists
include Sarah Graham, collaborators Steven Ford and David Forlano,
Elaine Unzicker, Nina Mann, Larry Seiger, and Debbie Tuch. The gallery
also features contemporary furniture by Jeffrey Greene. The gallery
is open Monday to Friday, noon to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 11
a.m. to 6 p.m. To September 3.
James T. Lang, lithographs, colographs, and mixed-media works on
in the Artworks Building. Gallery is open noon to 9 p.m. daily.
908-996-1470. Jerry Cable, new works in oil by the Flemington resident
Gallery is open Wednesday & Thursday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday &
Saturday, noon to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.
609-397-3939. Paintings by Robert MaGaw and John McDowell Williams.
MaGaw paints local scenes in oil. Williams paints scenes of Maine
in watercolor. Gallery is open Fridays and Saturdays, 1 to 5 p.m.;
Sundays, 1 to 4 p.m. To August 31.
Exhibition features the unconventional graphics imagery of Shepard
Fairey, creator of the "Andre the Giant has a Posse" sticker
campaign, designed to reawaken our sense of wonder about the urban
landscape. His San Diego graphic design firm, Black Market, helps
clients access his guerrilla style of marketing to consumers on the
streets. Curated by Jonathan Levine. Gallery hours are Friday through
Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. To September 30.
TAWA Invitations, the second of two summer shows featuring five
of the Trenton Artists’ Workshop Association. Featured are Eleanor
Burnette, Rosina Carosa, Don Jordan, Arlene Milgram, and Deirdre
Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sunday,
1 to 4 p.m. Artist gallery talks on Sundays at 2 p.m. To September
"No More In My Head," an exhibition of sculpture by Charlott
Regina Rosengren. Gallery hours are Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to
4 p.m. To August 30.
609-586-0616. Summer Exhibition. In the Museum, an exhibit by 30
of the National Association of Women Artists. In the Domestic Arts
Building, an exhibit by 20 members of the Sculptors Association of
New Jersey and a photography exhibit by Michael Bergman. New additions
outdoors by Joan Danziger, David Allen Devrishian, Leonda Finke,
Kelsey, Manuel Neri, and Clifford Ward. To September 16.
Hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Adult admission
is $4 Tuesday through Thursday; $7 Friday and Saturday; and $10
Annual memberships are also offered.
609-292-6464. Featured show is "New Jersey, the Garden State,"
an interdisciplinary exhibition of historic tools, prints, and
created in collaboration with the Department of Agriculture’s Farming
Museum. Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4:45
p.m.; Sunday noon to 5 p.m. Website: www.njstatemuseum.org.
Also: "The Art of Giving," to August 26; "Aspects of
to August 26; "The Garden State: A History of Farming in New
to August 31. On extended view: "New Jersey’s Native Americans:
The Archaeological Record"; "Delaware Indians of New
"The Sisler Collection of North American Mammals"; "Of
Rock and Fire"; "Neptune’s Architects"; "The
"New Jersey Ceramics, Silver, Glass and Iron"; "Washington
Crossing the Delaware."
Brunswick, 732-846-5777. "The Art of Baron Laszlo Mednyansky in
Context: Works from the Salgo Trust for Education." An exhibition
of works by the turn-of-the-century aristocratic artist who disguised
himself as a pauper to paint grim images of the underbelly of society.
Museum hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday,
1 to 4 p.m. Donation $5. To September 16.
908-735-8415. "The Art of Children’s Books: Illustrators of
County." Also "Jacqueline Ann Clipsham: Forty Years of
a show of ceramics art, bronzes, and works on paper. Museum hours
are Tuesday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Both shows run to September
The Art of Children’s Books exhibition, curated by Ellen Siegel,
nine contemporary internationally-known illustrators who have made
Hunterdon County their home. The artists include Robert J. Blake,
Calfon, "The Perfect Spot;" John Schoenherr, Stockton,
Owl Moon;" Lena Shiffman, Flemington, "Playing with
Denise Brunkus, Pittstown, "Chocolatina;" Denise Saldutti,
Milford, "The Moon;" and Richard Egielski, Milford, "The
Also in the exhibit are examples of three former Hunterdon
who are no longer living. Wanda Gag, Milford, "Millions of
Flavia Gag, Milford, "Story of Kattor;" and Kurt Wiese,
"Story About Ping."
215-340-9800. "George Nakashima and the Modernist Moment,"
a major exhibition that aims to recontextualize the work of George
Nakashima within the practice of European modernism. Long recognized
as a major force in the American craft movement, guest curator Steven
Beyer re-evaluates the designer from a European perspective, using
the works of Finn Juhl, Carlo Mollino, Alexandre Noll, and others,
to demonstrate that Nakashima is an important figure in international
modernism. Museum hours Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.;
& Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Wednesday evenings to 9 p.m.
$5 adults; $1.50 students. To September 16.
Also: "The Spirit of Abstraction: Contemporary Painting from the
Collection" features paintings from the 1950s and ’60s by artists
including Helen Frankenthaler, Grace Hartigan, Karl Knaths, Alan
and Joan Lindley. To October 7. "The Drawings of Robert
an exhibition of abstract works by the artist (1937-1989). "The
Sculpture of Fred Schmidt," an outdoor exhibit of sculpture
by the late steelworker turned sculptor. Six works including the
were worked on, with the assistance of his sons, and completed them
prior to his death in May. Latter shows to October 28.
Branch Station, 908-725-2110. "Europe: East," an exhibition
with highlights from fine print dealer Marvin Bolotsky’s personal
collection including etchings, mezzotints, and lithographs by artists
from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine, and Russia. Open through
Saturday, September 8, when a closing reception will be held from
2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday,
1 to 4 p.m.
Brunswick, 732-932-7237. Continuing exhibitions include: Selected
artists from Mason Gross School of the Arts Graduate Program
curated by Lynne Allen, Judith K. Brodsky, and Jeffrey Wechsler, in
conjunction with SummerFest 2001. "The Uncommon Vision of Sergei
Konenkov (1874-1971)," to November 14. "Japonisme: Highlights
and Themes from the Collection," ongoing.
Regular museum hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.;
Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.
Call for summer hours. Admission $3 adults; under 18 free; museum
is open free to the public on the first Sunday of every month.
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