Corporate Galleries

Art in Town

Campus Arts

Art by the River

Art In Trenton

Area Museums

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This article by Pat Summers was prepared for the August 15, 2001

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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,

horses,

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

MacQueen,

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

dominates

the gallery area. "The Stray," a black cat, looks over a

shoulder

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

chinny-whiskers.

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

Savage’s

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

"staff

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

Art & Animals , Stark & Stark, 993 Lenox Drive, Building

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.

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Corporate Galleries

Gallery at Bristol-Myers Squibb , Route 206, Lawrenceville,

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

9.

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

Strzelec.

Johnson & Johnson World Headquarters Gallery , New

Brunswick,

732-524-6957. In the New Jersey Artist series, an exhibition of

contemporary

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

exhibition

of works by members of the guild in a variety of media. By appointment

only, through September 20.

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Art in Town

Cranbury Station Gallery , 28 Palmer Square East,

Princeton,

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.

Historical Society of Princeton , Bainbridge House, 158

Nassau Street, 609-921-6748. "Today’s News, Tomorrow’s

History,"

a show celebrating 18,000 photographs taken by the Princeton Packet’s

photographers and donated to the Historical Society’s permanent

collection.

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.

Marsha Child Contemporary , 220 Alexander Street,

609-497-7330.

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.

Medical Center at Princeton , 253 Witherspoon Street,

609-497-4192.

"Phil Aklonis," dining room exhibition of works by the

Franklin

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.

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Campus Arts

Art Museum, Princeton University , 609-258-3788.

"Recent

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

"Revolution

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.

"Seeing

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.

Firestone Library , Princeton University, 609-258-3184.

"The Light of Ancient Athens: A Photographic Journey by Felix

Bonfils, 1868-1887," an historic series of 42 large-format

photographs

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.

Milberg Gallery , Firestone Library, Princeton

University,

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

showcases

the history and arts of the book through fine examples of printing,

typography, binding, papermaking, calligraphy, and illustration.

Treasures

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.

Area Galleries

Stony Brook Gallery , Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed

Association, Titus Mill Road, Pennington, 609-737-7592. In the

Buttinger Nature Center, "Small Works of Nature," a juried

theme exhibition. To August 17.

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Art by the River

Artists’ Gallery , 32 Coryell Street, Lambertville,

609-397-4588.

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

September

2.

Artsbridge Gallery , Prallsville Mills, Route 29, Stockton,

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.

Atelier Gallery , 108 Harrison Street, Frenchtown,

908-996-9992.

"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

engineered

by the artist with Doylestown musician, Bob Berry. Gallery is open

Thursday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. To September 10.

Coryell Gallery , 8 Coryell Street, Lambertville,

609-397-0804.

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.

Greene and Greene Gallery , 32 Bridge Street, Lambertville,

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.

Hanga , 12 West Mechanic Street, New Hope, 215-862-7044.

James T. Lang, lithographs, colographs, and mixed-media works on

exhibit

in the Artworks Building. Gallery is open noon to 9 p.m. daily.

Louisa Melrose Gallery , 41 Bridge Street, Frenchtown,

908-996-1470. Jerry Cable, new works in oil by the Flemington resident

artist.

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.

Morning Star Gallery , 7 North Main Street, Lambertville,

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.

Tin Man Alley , 12 West Mechanic Street, New Hope,

215-862-1110.

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.

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Art In Trenton

Ellarslie, Trenton City Museum , Cadwalader Park,

609-989-3632.

TAWA Invitations, the second of two summer shows featuring five

artists

of the Trenton Artists’ Workshop Association. Featured are Eleanor

Burnette, Rosina Carosa, Don Jordan, Arlene Milgram, and Deirdre

Sheean.

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

16.

Extension Gallery , 60 Ward Avenue, Mercerville,

609-890-7777.

"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.

Grounds for Sculpture , 18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton,

609-586-0616. Summer Exhibition. In the Museum, an exhibit by 30

members

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,

Sterett-Gittings

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

Sunday.

Annual memberships are also offered.

New Jersey State Museum , 205 West State Street, Trenton,

609-292-6464. Featured show is "New Jersey, the Garden State,"

an interdisciplinary exhibition of historic tools, prints, and

photographs

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

Abstraction,"

to August 26; "The Garden State: A History of Farming in New

Jersey,"

to August 31. On extended view: "New Jersey’s Native Americans:

The Archaeological Record"; "Delaware Indians of New

Jersey";

"The Sisler Collection of North American Mammals"; "Of

Rock and Fire"; "Neptune’s Architects"; "The

Modernists";

"New Jersey Ceramics, Silver, Glass and Iron"; "Washington

Crossing the Delaware."

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Area Museums

American Hungarian Foundation , 300 Somerset Street, New

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.

Hunterdon Museum of Art , 7 Lower Center Street, Clinton,

908-735-8415. "The Art of Children’s Books: Illustrators of

Hunterdon

County." Also "Jacqueline Ann Clipsham: Forty Years of

Work,"

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

9.

The Art of Children’s Books exhibition, curated by Ellen Siegel,

showcases

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,

"The

Owl Moon;" Lena Shiffman, Flemington, "Playing with

Dolphins;"

Denise Brunkus, Pittstown, "Chocolatina;" Denise Saldutti,

Milford, "The Moon;" and Richard Egielski, Milford, "The

Gingerbread Boy."

Also in the exhibit are examples of three former Hunterdon

illustrators

who are no longer living. Wanda Gag, Milford, "Millions of

Cats;"

Flavia Gag, Milford, "Story of Kattor;" and Kurt Wiese,

Frenchtown,

"Story About Ping."

James A. Michener Art Museum , 138 South Pine Street,

Doylestown,

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.;

Saturday

& Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Wednesday evenings to 9 p.m.

Admission

$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

Goldstein,

and Joan Lindley. To October 7. "The Drawings of Robert

Tieman,"

an exhibition of abstract works by the artist (1937-1989). "The

Sculpture of Fred Schmidt," an outdoor exhibit of sculpture

created

by the late steelworker turned sculptor. Six works including the

"Juggler"

were worked on, with the assistance of his sons, and completed them

prior to his death in May. Latter shows to October 28.

Printmaking Council of New Jersey , 440 River Road, North

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.

Zimmerli Art Museum , George and Hamilton streets, New

Brunswick, 732-932-7237. Continuing exhibitions include: Selected

artists from Mason Gross School of the Arts Graduate Program

1990-2000,

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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