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Transition: Vietnam - Photography by Mark Ludak and Andrew Cohen

Sep 5-Nov 30

Transition: Vietnam - Photography by Mark Ludak and Andrew Cohen 

Pollak Gallery - 9 AM

Vietnam is a country in transition. Intrigued by the rapid transformation of Vietnam, one of the fastest growing economies of the world Monmouth University professors, Mark Ludak and Andrew Cohen have returned multiple times to photograph this region. A dynamic, youthful country, especially seen in mega-cities like Ho Chi Minh City (Sai Gon), it is a country where the traditional and contemporary are reconstituted into distinctively Vietnamese manifestations.

Free Event


NATURE AND NURTURE - Mother/Daughter Artists: The Paintings of Cheryl Griesbach and Claudia Griesbach-Martucci

Sep 5-Dec 3

NATURE AND NURTURE - Mother/Daughter Artists: The Paintings of Cheryl Griesbach and Claudia Griesbach-Martucci 

Rotary Ice House Gallery - 10 AM

In 2000, Cheryl Griesbach began creating a body of paintings based on her interests in European 18th and 19th century still-life, botanical and landscape art. Her method includes the manipulation of segments of Northern European paintings and incorporating that imagery in building a new landscape, like a stage. Following in her parent’s footsteps Claudia Griesbach also attended the School of Visual Arts and with her background in illustration and oil painting, a skill she learned from her mother, each of her paintings tells a story. In her most recent work she explores the notion “that behind every exquisite thing that exists there is something tragic,” a quote from Oscar Wilde’s Portrait of Dorian Gray.

Free Event


Sheba Sharrow

Sep 5-Dec 3

Sheba Sharrow 

Joan and Robert Rechnitz Hall - 10 AM

As one of its series of events around the theme of “Activism,” Monmouth University hosts an exhibition of paintings by the 20th-century artist who chronicled outrage and compassion for the struggles against injustice. Figurative painter Sheba Sharrow bore witness to human suffering, struggle and liberation. She was a child of the Great Depression and World War II, a participant in the social justice movements of the 1960s and ’70s, saw the bloody roads walked for civil rights and the damages wrought by wars.

Free Event


Rare Wildlife Revealed: The James Fiorentino Traveling Art Exhibition

Jan 16-Feb 28

Rare Wildlife Revealed: The James Fiorentino Traveling Art Exhibition 

Pollak Gallery - 9 AM

The youngest artist ever inducted into the prestigious New York Society of Illustrators, Fiorentino uses his trademark detail and realism in watercolor to paint New Jersey’s most endangered and vulnerable wildlife species. His evocative artwork inspires viewers through his life-like depictions of rare wildlife in their natural surroundings. His paintings truly bring wildlife to life on paper, and in doing so, his art helps to educate and engage viewers about the precipitous declines that many of these species have undergone. This exhibition is presented in partnership with Conserve Wildlife Foundation.

Free Event


Oceanids by Joseph Coscia Jr.

Jan 16-Mar 11

Oceanids by Joseph Coscia Jr. 

Joan and Robert Rechnitz Hall - 10 AM

Oceanids are some 3000 nymphs in Greek mythology who watch over fresh water: rain, clouds, lakes, springs and rivers, as well as pastures, breezes and flowers. They are the daughters of Oceanus and Tethys. Coscia, the Chief Photographer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art has spent countless hours with classical sculptures, photographing them in various settings and seasons. He focuses on the qualities of light on sculpture in changing conditions, and the shifting effects of natural light on stone surfaces. His photographs of museum pieces explore elements of the art outside the context of the museum setting. His recent work draws on Man Ray’s solarization techniques. This effect reverses the shadow areas and transforms the sense of weight and volume of the objects, so that they appear suspended in air or water. The forms are evocative of earthly creatures or fossils; photographing and printing them using recreated old photographic techniques removes time specificity, so that they also are suspended in time.

Free Event


Maunderings by Tonya D. Lee

Jan 16-Mar 23

Maunderings by Tonya D. Lee 

Rotary Ice House Gallery - 10 AM

In this exhibition, artist and Monmouth University Art and Design faculty member, Tonya D. Lee presents a collection of multi-discipline work that explores the abstraction of nature and environment through the combination shapes, patterns, moments and pauses that are derived from passive spaces, fleeting thoughts and changing winds. Location and process are in a conversation about ephemeral moments of beauty. Using a multi-disciplinary process of combining painting, drawing, collage, construction, and digital media, the obsessions with materiality explore form and color as an echo of the present overlapping past presents -- form and color negotiating to exist as object and subject.

Free Event


Jacob Landau and His Circle

Feb 23-Mar 23

Jacob Landau and His Circle 

Pollak Gallery - 9 AM

An exhibition of paintings by the late Jacob Landau and works by members of the artist’s circle who were strongly influenced by his vision. Curated by Joanne Leone, painter, collage and assemblage artist, and arts educator who studied with Landau from 1985-2001. This event is part of the Jewish Cultural Studies Program.

Free Event


First Senior Show: Fine Art & Animation

Mar 23-30

First Senior Show: Fine Art & Animation 

Joan and Robert Rechnitz Hall - 10 AM

Featuring the work of Monmouth University graduating seniors who will receive their degrees in Fine Art and Animation.

Free Event


Artivism

Apr 1-May 31

Artivism 

Pollak Gallery - 10 AM

As a universal language, the arts have always been an effective tool for addressing social issues. Artivism or "activist art" is a form of social protest that explores cultural and political concerns. However, it is much more than just an innovative tactic, Artivism involves an entire a practice that attempts to inspire positive change in society. This juried exhibition will feature works of art that employ spectacle, symbolism and collective participation to fight for issues of social justice including racial discrimination, gender equality, fair labor practices, human rights and more.

Free Event


Second Senior Show: Graphic Design

Apr 6-13

Second Senior Show: Graphic Design 

Joan and Robert Rechnitz Hall - 10 AM

Featuring the work of Monmouth University graduating seniors who will receive their degrees in Graphic Design.

Free Event


Annual Student Exhibition

Apr 22-29

Annual Student Exhibition 

Joan and Robert Rechnitz Hall - 10 AM

Featuring the select works by Monmouth University students in Photography, Graphic Design, Animation and Studio Art.

Free Event


Art + Autism

Jun 8-Aug 31

Art + Autism 

Pollak Gallery - 12 AM

This juried exhibition will showcase the talents and abilities of artists living with Autism Spectrum Disorder and continue the conversation about the unique power of art in the autism community. Select pieces of work will be for sale and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Autism Program Improvement Project at Monmouth University's School of Education.

Free Event