Sunday, October 2, 2016

CONTEMPORARY ARTIST FINDS INSPIRATION FROM ANCIENT TRADITIONS

clip_image001Rachel Beach: Touchstone

WHEN: opening on September 25 through March 19, 2017  (hours below)
WHERE: Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 68 Elm Street, Summit
ADMISSION: Suggested admission $5, students/seniors $3, members and children under 12 accompanied by an adult free.

Brooklyn-based artist Rachel Beach combines sculpture, video, and photography to encourage viewers to be aware of their own bodies in relation to the objects and space in the gallery. Beach states, “I think a lot about the physicality of a thing versus an image of a thing—structure and surface, form and pictorial space.”

The exhibition, featured in the Art Center’s Main Gallery, incorporates images of hands, painted symbols, and stone-lifters. Born in London, Beach draws on the European tradition of lifting stones as a demonstration of strength for inspiration in these works. In the artist’s words, “I was excited about the stone lifters because they had that relationship of two parts and also related to some other elements in my work: strength, weight and groundedness vs. a delicate or precarious balance…”

Renée Stout: At the Crossroads
Ted Larsen: Lined Out
Stairgazing: Betty McGeehan
WHEN: A Family Sculpture Day and Ballet Performance will be held on Sunday, October 16 at 2 pm.

Gallery Info: Hours: Monday – Wednesday and Friday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm; Thursday 10:00am – 8pm; and Saturday & Sunday 11am – 4pm. Please call 908-273-9121 to confirm holiday hours. Adult and children’s group tours for the Art Center’s exhibitions are available throughout the year.

For more information, call 908-273-9121 or visit www.artcenternj.org.