Tuesday, February 16, 2016


Calvert_Untitled-244 (2)WORKS BY TIFFANY CALVERT

WHEN: February 19 to March 11
the Art Gallery at RVCC, 118 Lamington Rd., Branchburg

Raritan Valley Community College’s (RVCC) Visual and Performing Arts Department will present a solo exhibition of paintings and works on paper by Tiffany Calvert, RVCC Assistant Professor of Art. Calvert, a resident of Easton, PA, is a full-time faculty member in the College’s VAPA Department.

An artist’s talk will be held in the Art Gallery on Friday, February 19, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. A reception will follow from 6:30-8 p.m. Both are free of charge and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

The exhibition will feature acrylic and oil paintings and works on paper spanning five years. The works on display draw from canonical paintings and contemporary photographs. The imagery often hovers between representation and abstraction in an attempt to prolong the viewer’s gaze.

Untitled #268Calvert has taught at RVCC for 10 years and has been actively exhibiting throughout the United States. Her work has been exhibited in group and solo exhibitions including Carl & Sloan Contemporary in Portland, OR; Lawrimore Project in Seattle; Visual Arts Gallery at SVA New York; and The Lab in San Francisco. She has been a recipient of a Geraldine R. Dodge Fellowship and residencies at the ArtOmi International Arts Center (NY) and Djerassi Resident Artists Program (CA). In 2010 Calvert was awarded a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant. She also was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Art at Reed College in Portland, OR, during the 2014-2015 school year.

Gallery hours for the exhibition are Mondays, 3-8 p.m.; Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Wednesdays, 3-8 p.m.; Thursdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Fridays, 1-4 p.m. For further information, contact the Visual and Performing Arts Department, 908-218-8876.

Raritan Valley Community College’s main campus is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. Serving Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for close to 50 years, RVCC is an educational and cultural center that is nationally recognized for its innovative programming, service to the community and environmental leadership. The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training, professional development and personal enrichment courses. The College also has a performing arts center and planetarium. RVCC is committed to offering a quality and affordable education through effective teaching, liaisons with the community’s businesses and state-of-the-art technology. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu.

TOP: Tiffany Calvert, Untitled #268, oil on digital print on canvas, 48" x 60", 2015
BOTTOM: Tiffany Calvert, Untitled #244, acrylic and oil on canvas, 16" x 20", 2013