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In the Galleries

Outsider Art: The Inner Worlds of Self-Taught Artists,’

which opened last week at the Gallery at Bristol-Myers Squibb, is

an exhibit of 75 works by 30 international artists all known as self-taught,

visionary, or intuitive.

As Kristen Accola explains in her exhibition essay, "all the artists

represented are either mentally ill, imprisoned, poor, uneducated,

or cast out for cultural or racial differences, and for whatever reason,

they are living on the margins of society."

Accola, who is the former director of exhibitions at the Hunterdon

Museum of Art, now working with her husband Gary Snyder at their New

York Gallery, helped identify and gather the paintings for exhibition,

assisting Kate Somers, curator of the Bristol-Myers Squibb gallery.

Included in the show are works by Aloise Corbaz, Bill Traylor, and

Adolf Wolfli, all historical figures whose works helped define the

"outsider art" category.

Outsider Art, Gallery at Bristol-Myers Squibb, Route

206, Lawrenceville, 609-252-6275. Gallery is open Monday to Friday,

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; weekends and holidays, 1 to 5 p.m. Show is on view

to June 15.

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Art in Town

Arts Council of Princeton, 102 Witherspoon Street, 609-924-8777.

An exhibit of sculpture by Cassidy Enoch. Enoch earned his BFA from

California College of Arts and Crafts, and an MFA from New York State

College of Ceramics at Alfred University. He is currently employed

at Crozier Fine Art in Newark and was formerly the director of ArtSite

Gallery in Wellsville, New York. Open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.

to 5 p.m. To April 18.

Chapin School, 4101 Princeton Pike, 609-924-7206. Paintings

by Costa Rican artist Arlyn Heilbron Ortiz. Open by appointment during

school hours. To April 25.

Lost and Found Gallery, 20 Nassau Street, 609-497-9499.

"First You Must Take Direction," functional artworks by Boris

Bally created from traffic signs, including serving trays, bowls,

chairs, key chains, and pins. Wednesday to Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to

6 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. To May 10.

Marsha Child Contemporary, 220 Alexander Street, 609-497-7330,

and Montgomery Center for the Arts, 1860 House, 124 Montgomery

Road, Skillman, 609-921-3272. Two-venue Leonard Nelson Retrospective

Exhibition of paintings and prints by the late Philadelphia modernist,

curated by Sam Hunter, professor emeritus, Princeton University. To

April 17.

"Nelson’s contributions to the art world had been largely

overlooked until recent years," says Sam Hunter, whose comprehensive,

illustrated monograph on the artist was published by Rozzoli International

in 2001. "The rediscovery of his work is prompting increased awareness

of what a quiet, yet formidable force Nelson has been in the evolution

of 20th-century American art."

Medical Center at Princeton, 253 Witherspoon Street, 609-497-4211.

"Art First!" International juried exhibition and sale of art

and fine crafts by professional artists with physical and mental disabilities.

Over 300 pieces are mounted throughout the public corridors of the

Medical Center; on view through May 18.

Jurors include Anne Reeves, executive director Arts Council of Princeton;

Rebecca Sender, associate director, Princeton University Art Museum;

and Margaret Kennard Johnson, former art instructor at the Museum

of Modern Art.

Numina Gallery, Princeton High School, Moore Street, 609-806-4314.

"Memoir of an Assimilated Family," works by Judith Brodsky,

Princeton printmaker, Rutgers art professor emerita, and founder of

the Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper. Brodsky’s installation

of 50 photo etchings were created from snapshots of various members

of her extended family, dating back to the 19th century. Each image

carries the artist’s personal anecdote about the people represented

and her thoughts on the process of assimilation. Monday to Friday,

3-5 p.m.; and by appointment. To May 9.

Princeton Jewish Center, 435 Nassau Street, 609-921-0100.

Paintings, prints, and drawings by Jennifer Cadoff. The co-curator

of the Jewish Center Gallery is showing her work there for the first

time with a show whose connecting thread is nature, particularly flowers

and landscapes. Part of sales benefits the center. Open Monday to

Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closed

Saturdays. To May 16.

Triumph Brewing Company, 138 Nassau Street, 609-924-7855.

Watercolorists Unlimited group exhibition. To May 9.

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Campus Arts

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

Art of Structural Design: A Swiss Legacy," celebrating the contributions

of Swiss engineers to structural design in the 20th century. The show

is a tribute to David Billington who pioneered the integration of

liberal arts into engineering education during his 45 years teaching

at Princeton. To June 15. Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.;

Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. Highlights tours Saturdays at 2 p.m.

Also "The Photographs of Edward Ranney," an overview of the

artist’s career from 1970 and 1999. First recognized for his photographic

studies of Mayan stonework and Inca ruins in the 1970s, Ranney began

an ongoing collaboration with the artist Charles Ross in 1979, documenting

the evolution of Ross’s earthwork sculpture "Star Axis;" show

runs to June 7.

Also "Shuffling the Deck: The Collection Reconsidered," a

show featuring artists Sanford Biggers, Anne Chu, Ellen Harvey, and

Zhang Hongtu, curated by Eugenie Tsai, to June 29. The museum invited

the four artists to create new works inspired by paintings, sculptures,

and other objects from the museum’s vast holdings. These works are

on view in the permanent collection galleries. Also "The New Vulgarians:

New York Pop," to July 13.

Lawrenceville School, Gruss Center of Visual Arts, Lawrenceville,

609-620-6026. In the Hutchins Gallery, "Ted Berglund: Paintings

& Drawings." Berglund is an alumnus of the class of 1996. Open

Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to noon; and 1 to 4:30 p.m.; Wednesday and

Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon. To April 17.

Peddie School, Mariboe Gallery, Peddie School, Hightstown,

609-490-7550. Solo show by Larry Miller. "Lines of Code" focuses

on his `genetic’ pieces including "Lines to Grow," a palmistry

piece with hand castings, and "Score," with references to

the Ten Commandments. Monday to Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. To April 18.

Princeton Theological Seminary, Erdman Hall Gallery, 20

Library Place, 609-497-7990. "Mythic Women: Helen and Clytemnestra,"

an exhibition of paintings and sculpture inspired by contemporary

women and mythic stories by Ann Stewart Anderson. Open Monday to Saturday,

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sunday 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. To May 3.

Rider University Art Gallery, Student Center, Lawrenceville,

609-895-5589. "Rosemarie Beck: Paintings 1965-2001" featuring

21 paintings by the artists who teaches at the New York Studio School.

Open Tuesday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sundays from noon

to 4 p.m. To April 28.

"Rosemarie Beck is considered one of the most important figurative

painters of our time," says Harry Naar, director of the gallery.

"She has played a critical role in the development of American

art, especially from the New York art seen during the late ’50s and

early ’60s. Because her work is deeply rooted in both mythological

and musical concerns, students in particular will see how an artist

can look to historical references to create powerful, meaningful images."

Zimmerli Art Museum, George and Hamilton streets, New

Brunswick, 732-932-7237. "George Segal: Sculpture, Paintings,

and Drawings from the Artist’s Studio," a major traveling exhibition,

to May 26. Also: "June Wayne: Selected Graphics, 1950 to 2000,"

celebrating Wayne’s recent appointment as a research professor at

Rutgers and the establishment of the June Wayne Study Center and Archive;

to June 29. Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and

Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Spotlight tours Sundays at 2 and 3 p.m. $3;

under 18 free; and free on first Sundays.

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Art In Trenton

Extension Gallery, 60 Sculptors Way, Mercerville, 609-890-7777.

"Ichthyology," an exhibit of sculpture and photography by

Larry Bage of about marine life. Bage’s passions for scuba diving,

photography, and sculpture come together in his art that ranges from

brilliantly colored photographs to cast aluminum and bronze pieces

that reflect intriguing sea myths of Central America. Gallery hours

are Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. To May 1.

Grounds for Sculpture, 18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton,

609-586-0616. In the Museum, new work by glass artist Dale Chihuly,

extended to July 6. Open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.,

year round; Sunday is Members Day. Adult admission is $4 Tuesday through

Thursday; $7 Friday and Saturday; and $10 Sunday. Individual memberships

start at $55.

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

609-292-6464. "Taking It Personally: Selected Paintings 1962 to

2003" by Paul Matthews continues in the museum’s Cityside Gallery.

These large-scale figurative oils address issues of time and transience,

aging and mortality. Political messages, human vulnerability in the

form of nudity, and the natural process of childbearing are all depicted.

To July 27.

Matthews studied at Cooper Union in New York where he received the

highest achievement prize. He has had more than 25 solo shows, receiving

the Best of Show at the Ellarslie Open in 1999 and 2002, as well as

First Award at the Philadelphia Sketch Club in 2000 and 2003. Exhibit

catalog includes an essay by Russell Banks.

Rhinehart-Fischer Gallery, 46 West Lafayette, Trenton,

609-695-0061. Ritch Gaiti, "Returning to the Spirits, A Painted

Journey of the West." A self-taught painter, Gaiti spent 26 years

in the corporate world and retired from his first career as the first

vice president and senior director of advanced technology at Merrill

Lynch. Wednesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. To April 26.

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Art by the River

Artists’ Gallery, 32 Coryell Street, Lambertville, 609-397-4588.

"Paintings, Constructions and Deconstructions" by Annelies

Van Dommelen and Stacie Speer Scott. Gallery hours are Friday, Saturday,

and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. To May 4.

Artsbridge, Prallsville Mills, Route 29, Stockton, 609-773-0881.

Ninth annual juried show selected by Laura Galvanek and Keary Rosen.

Galvanek is curator of exhibitions at the Morris Museum in Morristown;

Rosen is sculptor and sculpture instructor at Raritan Valley Community

College. Open daily 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. To April 27.

Atelier Gallery, 108 Harrison Street, Frenchtown, 908-996-9992.

"Stepping Into the Future," a group show featuring young illustrators

and recent graduates of the Pratt Institute. Artists include Patty

Bowman, Nicole Margaretten, Ted McGraff, and Camille Wainer. Guest

curator is C.M. Gross. Open Thursday to Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. To

May 5.

Coryell Gallery, 8 Coryell Street, Lambertville, 609-397-0804.

Annual spring exhibition featuring watercolors, oils, and mixed-media

by W. Carl Burger, and oil paintings by Colette Sexton. Gallery hours

are Wednesday to Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. To June 1.

E.M. Adams Gallery, 44 Union Square Drive, New Hope, 215-862-5667.

"Treasures from the Soul." During a visit to the Golden Nugget

flea market in Lambertville, artist Ed Adams uncovered a series of

13 original drawing created in the Warsaw Ghetto during the Holocaust.

The drawings will be unveiled in the exhibit, "Treasures From

the Soul." Open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.,

to April 28.

The original owners of the pencil drawings knew the artist and carried

them out of Poland. Acquired by a dealer through an estate purchase

after the owners’ death, the drawings were "rescued" from

the flea market dealer by 15 men who are members of the organization

"Men Mentoring Men," founded and led by artist and psychologist

Ed Adams.

Gratz Gallery, 30 West Bridge Street, New Hope, 215-862-4300.

An exhibition celebrating the work of Philadelphia Ten artist Maude

Drein Bryant. In addition to 50 works by Bryant, the show includes

works by Fern Coppedge, M.E. Price, Isabel Cartwright, Helen McCarthy,

and others. Open Wednesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday,

noon to 6 p.m. To May 4.

Louisa Melrose Gallery, 41 Bridge Street, Frenchtown,

908-996-1470. "Passionately Pastel" invitational show brings

together 13 signature members of the Pastel Society of America, each

with technical virtuosity, many exhibiting in Frenchtown for the first

time. Open Tuesday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., to May 26.

Travis Gallery, 6089 Route 202, New Hope, 215-794-3903.

The 17th annual Byers Bucks Fever Art Exhibition featuring photographers

Michael A. Smith and Paula Chamlee. Open Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m.

to 5 p.m., Sundays, noon to 4 p.m. To April 24.

Area Galleries

Gallery 14, 14 Mercer Street, Hopewell, 609-333-8511.

Shared show features "Women in White" by Edward J. Greenblat,

and "Plain and Simple Photography" by Heinz Gartlgruber. Gallery

hours are Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m., and by appointment.

To April 20.

Hopewell Frame Shop, 24 West Broad Street, Hopewell, 609-466-0817.

Abstract paintings by Florence Moonan. In 1990, the artist was awarded

Best of Show at the Ellarslie Open IX. "Moonan’s abstract acrylics

are deeply moving," says gallery owner Abby Frantz. "They

draw you into the personal and emotional feeling she’s projecting.

Her works reflect an incredible sensitivity, and viewing her work

is a richly rewarding experience." On view to April 26.

Morpeth Gallery, 43 West Broad Street, Hopewell, 609-333-9393.

James Jansma’s "Time Being," a show of recent clay sculpture.

Also Micheal Madigan’s "Memory Walking," an exhibition of

paintings that evoke scenes of ancient, pastoral Ireland. Gallery

is open Wednesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, noon to

5 p.m. Both shows continue to April 27.

Peggy Lewis Gallery, Lambertville Public Library, 6 Lilly

Street, 609-397-0275. "Moods of Nature," an exhibition of

paintings by Addie Hocynec. Open Monday to Thursday, 1 to 9 p.m.;

Friday 1 to 5 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. To April 25.

Piscataway Municipal Complex, 455 Hoes Lane, Piscataway,

732-562-2310. "Captured Moments," a group show by members

of TAG. Artists include Adams, Berkowsky, Betz, Kogan, Koppel, Mandelbaum,

Pletzner, Post, See, and Wiernik. Open Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m.

to 4:30 p.m. To April 30.

Plainsboro Public Library, Plainsboro Road, 609-275-2897.

Mixed-media works by D.J. Haslett and photography by Sally Davidson.

To May 2.

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Area Museums

American Hungarian Foundation Museum, 300 Somerset Street,

New Brunswick, 732-846-5777. "From the Old World to the New World,"

recent additions to the museum collection featuring works by Hungarian

American artists who emigrated to the U.S. between 1920 and 1957.

Artists are Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Bertha and Elena De Hellenbranth,

Sandor Zugor, Janos Antal Kurz, Lajos Szanto, Vincent Korda, Emil

Kelemen, Willy Pogany, Tibor Gergely, and Zoltan Poharnok. Museum

hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 to

4 p.m. $5 donation. To May 18.

Cornelius Low House Museum, 1225 River Road, Piscataway,

732-745-4177. "Uncommon Clay: New Jersey’s Architectural Terra

Cotta Industry," an exhibition of artifacts and written and oral

histories of New Jersey’s once booming architectural ceramics industry.

Open Tuesday through Friday, 1 to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m.

To May 30.

Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown,

215-340-9800. "Randall Exon: A Quiet Light," a solo show by

the Philadelphia-area painter and Swarthmore College professor; to

April 27. Open Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday 10

a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. Admission $6 adults; $3

students and children.


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