‘Flesh Art’, an exhibit of work by 12 artists who employ flesh as subject matter and demonstrate the realm of possibilities in negotiation figuration and abstraction, will be shown Monday, January 24 through Friday, March 4 at New Jersey City University in both the Harold B. Lemmerman Gallery, 2039 Kennedy Boulevard, and the Visual Arts Gallery, 100 Culver Avenue, in Jersey City.
Gallery hours are 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and by appointment. On Thursday, January 27, an opening reception will be held 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. and a ‘Flesh Talk’ between two of the exhibiting artists will be held at 5:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the community.
Curated by Dr. Jose Rodeiro, an art historian and NJCU professor of art, the multimedia exhibit explores how selected artists delve into the meaning and implications of flesh on many levels through painting, sculpture, photography, installation, and video.
The exhibition will feature three never-before-exhibited paintings by renowned painter Joan Semmel, who, since the early 1970s, has created innovative flesh-based paintings and is considered a pivotal figure in flesh art. The exhibit will also feature works by Ben Jones, a retired NJCU professor of art; Herb Rosenberg, chair of the NJCU Department of Art; NJCU alumni Matthew Lahm ’05, M.F.A. ’10; William Coronado ’01, Sandra Silva M.F.A. ’08, and Olga Cruz M.F.A. ’06, Hanneline Rogeberg, Babs Reingold, Jen Mazza, John Hardy, and Giuseppe Satta.
Dr. Rodeiro worked in concert with Dr. Midori Yoshimoto, NJCU director of campus galleries, to organize the show. For further information call Dr. Yoshimoto at (201) 200-3246.