September 11 – December 8, 2017
One in a series of exhibitions on Camden, NJ: Visions of Camden (2013) and Sounds of Camden (2014); Picturing Camden (2017) explores Camden’s communities through new work by contemporary artists reimagining Camden. Like many northeastern cities, Camden suffered the decline of industry and population decline, but today the city and its people are rebuilding and strengthening existing neighborhoods. The Stedman Gallery of Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts is presenting an exhibition and residency program that examines these neighborhoods through the eyes of contemporary photographers and painters and through the community’s engagement with an artist in residence. Residency project participants will include Camden residents, community groups and organizations.
Shuli Sade’s “Metro Cryptograms” unveil a grid of modern architectural rhythms; Tim Portlock uses 3D gaming technology to simulate real and imagined spaces; Ken Hohing will revisit Camden sites that he photographed in the 1980s; Eric Porter’s photographs reflect the transience of the urban environment; Michael Bartmann’s paintings evoke the industrial landscape in transition; and Bruce Garrity paints landscapes in pursuit of pictorial drama.