WHERE: A catalogue of the exhibit and all of the artworks are available virtually—for viewing and purchase—HERE
Completing installation just before the pandemic closed the gallery, Morris Arts mounted its 23rd exhibit, entitled Vanishing Worlds.
Guest curator Yvette Lucas selected works by nine distinguished New Jersey artists who each bring a unique perspective to the theme of Vanishing Worlds, whether confronting species extinction, lost libraries of the ancient world, disappearing professions, obsolete technologies, vanishing childhood or the gradual vanishings associated with aging. All are rendered with creative, imaginative and intriguing insights that encourage the viewer to reflect on the fleeting nature of existence and the inexorable march of time.
The exhibiting artists include Susan Ahlstrom (Stirling), Janet Boltax (Montclair), Kate Dodd (Orange), Robert F. Lach (Orange), Diane Savona (Passaic), Onnie Strother (East Orange), Bill Westheimer (West Orange), Lisa G Westheimer (West Orange) and Philemona Williamson (Montclair).
Curator Yvette Lucas adds the following insight about the exhibit:
This exhibit explores the ways that we experience transition and change, loss and growth through memories, mistakes, achievements, and time. By viewing these worlds that the exhibiting artists have revealed, we may be witnesses to those places or moments that have been lost or will be lost in future times. Change is inevitable but how we respond to it is a choice.
In the hope that people will be able to safely come to the gallery and see the exhibit firsthand, the show has been extended into 2021. Please check our website for updates as they become available.
The exhibit is available for viewing and works can be purchased online at https://www.morrisarts.org/2020/03/27/vanishing-worlds-virtual-gallery/. Please visit www.morrisarts.org or call (973) 285-5115 for additional information.