THE PLACE CALLED HOME
WHEN: March 6 to April 10. An opening reception will take place on Friday, March 6 from 7 to 9pm.
WHERE: Studio Montclair Gallery, 127 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair
The exhibit, featuring the artwork of 39 artists, reflects upon the meaning of home through a variety of lenses and mediums.
Moving beyond the concrete meaning of “home” as a place where one lives, this exhibit explores “home” as a concept, an idea imbued with emotional associations that hopefully give us comfort. Peace, security, safety, and opportunity are all words that can be used to describe it. Across the world people travel to and from places near and far, often risking everything in search of a place to live without fear or threats to their safety. They search for the manifestation or fulfillment of this concept of “home;” sometimes they are forced to do so, other times they do it voluntarily. Self-identity may be redefined by the blending of many cultures as new roots are established. And then there is the juxtaposition of the many individuals who take “home” for granted. A Place Called Home explores this theme through many unique lenses using a variety of mediums to best express each artist’s concept of “home.”
About the Curators:
Heather Carter is the founder of Carter Fine Art Services (CFAS) focused on art consultation, artist representation and curation. Daughter of the reputed artist Robert Carter, she grew up surrounded by extraordinary art and artists, and, having been exposed at a very early age, developed a passion for art.
For more information about CFAS, please visit: www.carterfineartservices.com
Mary Z. Scotti is an artist/curator of 73 See Gallery Design Studio focusing on fine art curating, pop-up exhibitions in site-specific locations, exclusive on-line gallery exhibitions, artist representation, and graphic design specializing in artist catalogs and promotion pieces.
For more information please visit: www.73seegallerydesignstudio.com
Stephen Adubato, Peter Allen (left), Sandra Anton, Francesca Azzara, Teela Banker, Siona Benjamin, Howard Berelson, Judith Carlin, Virginia Carroll, Susan Fidlon, Vanessa Gonzalez, Kate Hamilton (top image), Robert Hendrickson, Samar Hussaini (above, right), Stacy Isenbarger, Linda Johns, Maya Just Maya, Evgenia Klimenko, Joe LaMattina, Anthoula Lelekidis, Maria Lupo, Evan Stuart Marshall, Robin Meyer, Michel Modell, Anh-Thuy Nguyen, Leslie Nobler, Anabella Rainer, Joe Ren, Catherine Schmitt, Gary Sczerbaniewicz, Stephanie Spitz, Miriam Stern, Amy Tingle, Loura van der Meule, Linda Vonderschmidt-LaStella, J. Wachira, Sue Eldridge Ward, Paula Weiner, Louise Wheeler
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 550 members including artists from around the United States, as well as Europe and Asia. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 862-500-1447.
Peter Allen, Country Husband and Wife; Found object steel welded and painted on stone; 32x19x12"
Kate Hamilton, Little Village; various papers: handmade, xerox, printed, archival, cardboard, and yarn.
Samar Hussaini, EnduringThread; Acrylic, gold foil, graphite, ink, paper transfer, thread on canvas.; 55x26"