Saturday, November 2, 2019

STUDIO MONTCLAIR PRESENTS “EVERYDAY OBJECTS,” AN EXHIBITION AT STUDIO MONTCLAIR GALLERY

EVERYDAY OBJECTS

WHEN: November 1 – December 7 2019. Wednesday thru Friday 11am-3pm; Saturday 12-3pm. Opening Reception: Friday, November 1, 2019, from 7 to 9pm
WHERE
: Studio Montclair Gallery, 127 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair

Studio Montclair presents Everyday Objects, featuring the artwork of numerous artists in Montclair and beyond, celebrates “found” objects that, while inanimate, imbue our lives with meaning both collectively and individually.

Every day we are surrounded by objects we have relationships with—physical relationships, psychological relationships, sensory relationships. These objects carry a history and a set of meanings that we sometimes share collectively and at other times are extremely personal to our individual experiences. Found-object artists investigate these relationships through their work, exploring the inherent beauty in these objects and how they can have significance shared by the collective memory of our culture/society.

The formal history of found-object art can be traced back to the Dada and Surrealist movement of the 1910s-1940s, characterized by the reuse of commercial imagery and appropriation of cultural iconography of the Pop artists, and used more recently by such artists as Carl Andre, Damien Hirst, Sarah Lucas, and Willie Cole.

About the Curator:
M. Gosser is the chief curator and gallery director of the College of Architecture and Design at New Jersey Institute of Technology. He also runs Art & Artifacts of Newark, a downtown gallery celebrating Newark’s resurgence. Gosser is the vice-president of Newark Landmarks, a preservation and community activist organization, and serves on the executive board of the Jewish Museum of New Jersey.  In his earlier careers, Gosser was an architect, urban planner, photographer, sculptor, and installation artist.

Participating Artists:
Jenn Adams, Peter Allen, Lydia Baldassarre, A Bascove, Bette Blank, Phil Cantor, Chris Combs, Harriet Finck, Jodie Fink, Andie Freeman, Jonathan Frey, Yolanda Fundora, Kyla Gilbert, Emily Gilman Beezley, Elizabeth Ginsberg, Audrey Goldstein, Michelle Harpster, Alice Harrison, Michal Hersman, Michael Kellner, Gina Kingsley, Keith Kleinick, Joan Knauer, Madeline LeBarron, Paul Leibow, Karen Luknis, Gabrielle Lundy, Judith Marchand, Brian J. McCormack, Modern Fossils, Courtney Novak, Arthur Paxton, Betti Pettinati-Longinotti, Katharine Philip, Taryn Pizza, Jennifer Place, Erica Puckett (TOP), Tongji Qian, Jack Quinn (ABOVE, RIGHT), Theda Sandiford, Sara Sandler, R Schwartz, Danielle Scott, Michael Sherman, Maxine Silverman (LEFT), Kasia Skorynkiewicz, Hannah Smith, Caren Sommer-Lazar, Linda Steinhardt Majzner, Nette Forné Thomas, Peter Tilgner, Stephanie Todhunter, Nikki Vismara, Linda Vonderschmidt-LaStella, Amy Wolfe

About Studio Montclair: Studio Montclair is a nonprofit organization of exhibiting professional artists and others interested in the visual arts. Its mission is to promote culture and education in the visual arts and encourage emerging artists. Founded in 1997, the organization includes over 500 members including artists from around the United States, as well as Europe and Asia. For more information, contact smi@studiomontclair.org, or call 862-500-1447.