NEWTON, NJ—the work of Kulvinder Kaur Dhew, a Sussex County Community College (SCCC) Adjunct Faculty will be featured at the Hunterdon Art Museum.
Please join us on January 13, 2013, from 2-4 p.m., for the opening reception of the exhibition ‘Torrent” and to meet the artist. The collection of drawings by the artist is rendered in charcoal and form a body of work that explores current contemporary landscape drawing and metaphor. The exhibit runs from January 13-March 10, 2013.
Currently using various media to explore notions of ‘witness’ and ‘melancholia,’ Kulvinder is drawn to examining near-to-almost-epic events from an emotive point of view, rather than a simply descriptive one. Interested in the distance[s] between landscape, personal context, drawing, painting, image and response, Ms. Kaur Dhew attempts to engage the viewer through memories of their own paths into or out of the natural environment. ‘Nature’ in this case is utilized metaphorically for any number of contemporary concerns.
Kulvinder Kaur Dhew was born and raised in England. Since receiving her MA in Painting at The Royal College of Art in London, she has taught at universities in New Zealand, Borneo, and the United States. Kulvinder’s work is included in collections as diverse as Kazuo Ishiguru and MTV Europe. Kaur Dhew has received numerous Residencies including the prestigious Delfina Trust in London, ARCO in Lisbon and most recently at The Vermont Studio Center. Kulvinder presently maintains a studio in Northern New Jersey.
For further information on Kulvinder’s work and events, please visit http://kulvinderkaurdhew.blogspot.com/.