Virtual Exhibition – Krista Franklin: Visual Poetry
October 11 – December 11, 2021
Featuring the visual work of writer and visual artist, Krista Franklin, this exhibition is inspired by Angela Davis – Seize the Time on view at the Zimmerli, Rutgers New Brunswick. In the artist’s own words:
“My work emerges at the intersection of poetics, popular culture, and the dynamic histories of the African Diaspora. The Fantastic, the surreal, mythmaking, Black portraiture, and the collective conscious are conceptual preoccupations of my work. The forms take shape in collage, hand papermaking, installation, poetry, letterpress, altered bookmaking and performance. I appropriate image and text as political gesture; to chisel away at narratives historically inscribed on women and people of color, and forge imaginative spaces for radical possibilities and visions. Black ritual, the metaphysical and the Black nostalgic are core concerns in my practice. I orchestrate the collision of past, present and future, and mine historical and fictional memory for artistic content.” – Krista Franklin
Angela Davis – Seize the Time focuses on Davis and her image, providing a compelling and layered narrative of Davis’s journey through the junctures of race, gender, and economic and political policy. It positions Angela Davis as a continuing touchstone for contemporary artists who reference her history as a political icon and her texts on revolution, feminisms, and incarceration.
Rutgers–Camden Center for the Arts presents the exhibition A New View - Camden in the Stedman Gallery in conjunction with the public art project A New View – Camden. The exhibition and accompanying catalog documents the project from its inception in 2019 to its installation in 2021. The show celebrates the art and artists whose works helped inspire us to think more critically about the issue of illegal dumping in Camden. Viewers will be introduced to the artistic process that moves a project from initial idea to large scale work. Photographs, drawings, schematics and maquettes showcase the progress of these project.
Virtual Exhibitions - A New View-Camden
April 22 - October 31, 2021
The exhibition A New View – Camden in the Stedman Gallery, Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts, chronicles the public art process for this project. The artists’ photographs, drawings, schematics and maquettes present the progress of their projects from their inception to the installation of the artwork. Also exhibited are the contestants in A New View – Camden photo contest, flags designed and made for The Phoenix Festival by students at Dudley School, and the Camden high schooler’s design for Mechan II‘s Heart Box. This exhibition also presents the transformation of the lots on a digital platform.
Virtual Exhibition - Materia: Arte de la Amazonia Peruana/Matter: Art of the Peruvian Amazon
April 7 - September 19, 2021
Explore the spirit, beauty, and fragility of the Peruvian Amazon through the perspective of both indigenous and transplant artists living and working deep in the heart of the jungle. Feel their strong spiritual connection to the flora and fauna that make life in the Amazon vibrant and possible. Hear their call to the world to take notice of not only the physical loss of land and life to industry and pollution, but also to the loss of rich cultural traditions that have been slowly becoming extinct.
The exhibition Materia: Arte de la Amazonia Peruana (Matter: Art of the Peruvian Amazon), curated by Carmen Balcazar-Pendleton, presents contemporary works from six artists working in a variety of media from traditional painting, to music, to textiles. Join these incredible artists on a virtual tour of beauty and hope. Artists/Guardians of the Amazon: Percy Aleksander, musician/composer; Brus Rubio, painter; David Orlando, illustrator; Marlena Churay Roque, textile artist; Jose Asuncion, painter; Claire Lardeux, mixed media.
Exhibitions are made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.