Gallery at 14 Maple’s powerful exhibit, COMPASSION: Is it the Radicalism of Our Time?

On September 20, 2018, nearly 80 guests attended Morris Arts’ free opening reception for the Gallery at 14 Maple’s twentieth exhibit entitled COMPASSION: Is It the Radicalism of Our Time?  The Exhibition Committee of Morris Arts,  guest curator Adrienne Wheeler and the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation selected works created by 15 outstanding artists (paintings, mixed media, prints, photographs, sculpture, collage, and digital art) for display at the Gallery, a distinctive space located on the 3rd floor of the LEED certified “green” building at 14 Maple Ave., Morristown.

The exhibit features works by a highly diverse and distinguished group of artists, many of whom have had dual careers as curators, art directors, gallery founders and academic scholars. These include Anonda Bell (Montclair), Terry Boddie (Orange), Lisa Conrad (Newark), Cicely Cottingham (West Orange), Victor Davson (West Orange) Dominique Duroseau (Newark), Adebunmi Gbadebo (Newark), Dong Kyu Kim (Fort Lee), Steve McKenzie (Annandale), PaulA Neves (Newark), Nell Painter (Newark), Kay Reese (Irvington), Onnie Strother (East Orange), Amanda Thackray (Newark) and Nathan Williams (Brooklyn, NY). Their artworks encompass highly varied perspectives on the exhibit’s central theme, Compassion, examining the multitude of interpretations of its role and place in modern life. 


Click HERE to see the Catalogue for the exhibit.


Guest Curator Adrienne Wheeler adds the following insight about the exhibit: “Is compassion the radicalism of our time, as the Dalai Lama asserts? If so, what is the manifestation of this empathy? The objective of this exhibition is not to offer moral critique, but rather to focus on the capacity for art to expose the existence of this phenomenon in the artist’s practice.”

Here are some PHOTOS from the Opening Reception:

Morris Arts gratefully acknowledges support for this exhibit, with partnership  from                


and additional support from                   





The exhibit is open to the public Monday-Friday from 10am to 4pm and by appointment, and will remain on display until February 14, 2019.  Visit 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 Carlos Sotelo at (973) 285-5115, x 17 or