Morris Arts’/Dodge Foundation’s Gallery at 14 Maple opens new exhibit, IN FLUX

On September 21, 2016 nearly 135 people attended the opening reception for the Gallery at 14 Maple’s sixteenth exhibit, entitled IN FLUX.  For this occasion, the Exhibition Committee of Morris Arts and the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, with guest curator, Virginia Fabbri Butera, PhD, selected works by eleven outstanding artists. The exhibit reflects the complexities and ever- shifting nature of our contemporary world, captured by the works by these very distinctive, diverse artists.

Click  HERE to see the Catalogue for this show.

       

Clockwise from top left: Sunil Garg’s light sculpture, Blissful Delusion; Photographer Joe Freeman’s striking Keechelus 2016; Michael Wolf’s sculpture, 1/7 Heaven; Nupur Nishith’s Dheeya, the Girl Child; Danielle Masters’ Untitled 2016;  Bascove’s Southwest Reservoir Bridge.

A trained physical chemist, Sunil Garg’s sculptures literally  glow with light, color and organic energy while the exquisite precision of Joe Freeman’s stark black and white photos of clearcut landscapes testify eloquently against the destruction of precious natural resources. Bascove’s works pay homage to Art Deco and demonstrate her masterful collage techniques while Ed Fausty’s keen fisheye lens spotlights the beauties of often hidden, miniature natural worlds.  Asha Ganpat’s works blend mystery, depicting ephemeral smoke with her unique black and gold palette, and humor, with her Art Vending Machine (whose capsules contain an original work of art, available for $1).  By contrast, Danielle Masters’ art embodies millennial sensibilities, with energetic geometric shapes and bold, dramatic colors. Nupur Nishith provides a contemporary reinterpretation of traditional Indian artistic themes, whose intricate details, specific cultural references and striking colors intrigue the eye and mind. Ray Ogar’s vision is disturbing and nihilistic – featuring the “redacted” faces of zombie-like modern workers whose individuality and warmth has been brutally excised. A softer side of technology is seen in Pamela Shipley’s works, data-derived yet humanistic, with delicate colors and softly delineated forms. K.C. Tidemand’s architectural, structural works reveal a world of extreme precision and order and Michael Wolf’s small sculptures explore multiple media (alabaster, gold leaf, metal and wood) and evoke a sense of home, history and open doors to the universe.

Here are some photos from the Opening Reception:

Morris Arts gratefully acknowledges sponsorship for this exhibit by

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The exhibit is open to the public Monday-Friday from 10am to 4pm and by appointment, and will remain on display until February 16, 2017Visit www.morrisarts.org or call (973) 285-5115 for additional information, including the exhibit catalogue which contains details and sale prices for all works. The Gallery at 14 Maple is a barrier-free facility. Individuals needing special accommodation should contact Kadie Dempsey at (973) 285-5115, x 17 or kdempsey@morrisarts.org.