Join us Saturday, April 28 for IAC's Spring Open Studios and check out what Index's resident artists are up to!
IAC's artist residencies and studios are located on the first and third floor of our building.
Diana Palermo, Patricia Dahlman, Fern and Fossil (Samantha Katehis and Beatriz Burgos), Colleen Gutwein and Joseph O'Neal, 'irrelevant' (Kevin Durkin and Jeffrey Koroski), 'and / or' (Colin Sheilds), 'Afterlife' (Jennifer Schwartz), Jamie Bruno, Agnes Deja, Sally Helmi, Heidi Lorënz Wettach Hussa, Peter Dougherty and Jillian Keats
Also on view:
Works by IAC resident artists and collaborative works by Diana Palermo and Amanda Thackray
IAC Side Gallery: Works by Joseph O'Neal
FIRST FLOOR: Art & Artifacts of Newark:
AAN is part of Index Art Center's curatorial residency program.
Our current resident curator is Matthew Gosser - Twenty years of exploring Newark, collecting artifacts and making Newark-based artwork will be on display in M. Gosser's storefront curatorial residency at Index Art Center's ground floor space. The main exhibition wall will feature different Newark artists on a constantly revolving basis. Currently on view "The Skinny: Selected Works by Kevin Darmanie."
Also happening on 4/28 Open studios at Gateway Project Spaces and Gallery Aferro!
Index Art Center Open Studios
233-237 Washington Street, Newark NJ
11am - 6pm
|Pleased to have work included in Don't Shut Up* as part of the visual presentation of more then 50 artists' work responding to the silencing of women and of the raising of women's voices.|
Sept. 17 — Jan. 7, 2018
Intimate Lines: Drawing with Thread, curated by Carol Eckert
In Intimate Lines: Drawing with Thread, 16 artists wield a needle like a pen to compose intensely personal stories and record intimate histories.
In this upcoming Hunterdon Art Museum exhibition, which opens Sept. 17, artists deal with relationships, gender and identity; their works show exquisite textured drawings that expand upon textile traditions to make compelling contemporary statements.
“Stitching is an intimate physical act, closely connected to the body,” said Carol Eckert, who is curating this exhibition. “An often solitary process, it is at once time-intensive, relentless and contemplative. The artists in this exhibition create works that are inextricable from the process itself — intensely personal figurative images drawn with tangible stitched lines.”
Using thread as both a tactile and symbolic medium, these artists approach the traditionally painstaking process of embroidery with a modern sensibility. Building upon historic textile processes and working within the tradition of figurative imagery, they create dialogues between old and new — dialogues intensified by the use of found embroideries, vintage postcards, old photographs, and paper maps.
Viewers will also discover everything from the history of textiles and traditional toile patterns to modern pop culture references to comic book heroes and selfies.
For instance, artist Richard Saja employs traditional toile patterns – toile is French for cloth, and today refers to a one-color print typically of a pastoral scene or arrangement of flowers – and interrupts them. He’ll embroider, say, wings on a monkey or ladybugs on a flower.
Kelsey Viola Wiskirchen incorporates Latin American needlework practices and the women she has met and the stories they told are represented in her work. “My purpose as an artist is to examine the experiences women share: stories, skills, and traditions passed on to younger generations,” Wiskirchen noted.
Regarding contemporary references, Sophia Narrett’s work is drawn through pop culture references, whether it’s the television programs The Bachelor and Orange Is the New Black, or rapper Kendrick Lamar. She has three pieces in this show, including “I Can’t Stop Crying Except Sometimes When I Think About Ari Gold,” a reference to the character portrayed by Jeremy Piven in the TV program Entourage.
Eckert said Narett’s complex, colorful narratives were developed from her background as a painter. “Hand-stitched with vibrant cotton threads, her expressive compositions referencing pop culture and social issues float slightly off the wall, casting shadows that emphasize their three-dimensional qualities,” Eckert said.
Diem Chau, whose figurative images are stitched across porcelain vessels, creates delicate vignettes of fleeting memory, gesture and form, resulting in works that combine an egalitarian sensibility with a minimalist restraint. Her work touches
on the value of storytelling, myths, and how those connect us all.
And, while most of the show’s artists use hand stitching, Paul Nosa works with a
solar-powered sewing machine to construct intricate narratives that often include map imagery.
Also featured in this exhibition are artists Pinky Bass, Mary Bero, Patricia Dahlman, Michelle Kingdom, Daniel Kornrumpf, Aurora Molina, Mark Newport, Iviva Olenick, Stacey Page, Ehren Elizabeth Reed and Melissa Zexter.
Intimate Lines: Drawing with Thread’s opening reception is Sunday, Sept. 17 from 2 to 4 p.m. It runs until Jan. 7, 2018.
This exhibition is generously supported by the Coby Foundation, Ltd.
An online exhibition of art work by twenty artists
Katherine Aoki, Deborah Harris, Nicolas Lampert, Cicely Cottingham, Art Hazelwood, Ilse Schreiber-Noll,
Priscilla Stadler, Tim Fite, Anne Q McKeown, Anne Dushanko Dobek, Robyn Ellenbogen, Joseph O’Neal,
Donna Coleman, Robert Geshlider, Michael Dal Cerro
Leona Strassberg Steiner, Barbara Madsen,
Ray Must, Carol Radsprecher and Patricia Dahlman
“OUTRAGE: Artists Respond
to the Election of Donald Trump” an online exhibition of art work by 20 artists
Art Hazelwood, Aileen Bassis, Patricia Dahlman, Donna Coleman, Anne Dushanko Dobek, Vaughn Spann, Cicely Cottingham, Robyn Ellenbogen, Doug Minkler, Ilse Schreiber-Noll, Lisa G Westheimer, Ray Must, Anne Q. McKeown, Miles MacDiarmid, Michael Dal Cerro, Hubert Neal Jr., Ozlem Ayse Ozgur, Joseph O’Neal, Carol Radsprecher and Cheryl Harper
Ray Must, "Pale Rider" lift ground aquatint etching and collage, 16” x”18’
STATE OF THE UNION curated by Anne Trauben, is an exhibition dealing with current social, political and environmental issues that weigh heavily during this most important election season. Featuring drawing, painting, print, sculpture and installation by artists Eve Ingalls, Joe Waks, Laurel Garcia Colvin, Margaret Roleke, Patricia Cazorla, Nancy Saleme, Patricia Dahlman and Tuan Tran whose creative investigations and unique takes on the world we share are surprising, engaging and often beautiful. Alvin Pettit, Director of Jersey City’s Bethune Center, will have a SPECIAL PROJECT ROOM.
Wednesday and Thursday 9 a.m. - 1:30 and 2:30 - 5 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Newburgh Last Saturdays of each month 5 p.m. to 8 p.m
Picturing The Garden State (Now)
"Big Open Book"