Out of the Studio, a new exhibition celebrating the work of five art faculty members, will be on view through Sunday April 12, at the Therese A. Maloney Art Gallery in Annunciation Center at the College of Saint Elizabeth, 2 Convent Road, Morristown. A reception for the artists, which will be held from 4:30 – 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 18th, is free and open to the public.
Virginia Fabbri Butera, Ph.D., director and curator of the Maloney Art Gallery and chair of the Art Program notes, "We have five wonderful professional New Jersey artists, each very different, teaching our students this semester. I want to celebrate their contemporary art talents with the whole campus and the public."
The work in the exhibition has been created over the last few years, and some of it in the last month or two. All five faculty members are teaching various aspects of studio art:
- Ellen Denuto, M.A., of Denville, presents photographic collages and her iPhone Meditations that are part of her series called, Where Spirits Speak.
- Rockaway painter and cartoonist, Barbara Neibart, M.F.A., is showing paintings from her series, Dogs in Venice, as well as several cartoons and their preliminary sketches from another body of work titled, Arf History.
- Wayne Charles Roth, M.F.A., from Mountain Lakes, has contributed four major digital paintings which reveal his astonishing, time-consuming, creations of swirling colors and abstract forms which he hand creates on the computer.
- Caldwell resident, Rocco Scary, M.F.A., a sculptor, draftsman and book artist explains, "I have always been intrigued by the memory of where we have been, whom we have met, and the connections we continually make, and so I persist in examining these concepts in my new drawings on handmade paper based on photographs about small-town life." His 3-D sculpture, also created with his handmade paper pulp, literally raises Snoopy, Charlie Brown and their friends out from a fading Charles M. Schulz comic strip.
- Will Suarez, M.F.A., works both large and small with oil paint on canvas and paper, exploring dynamic, abstract rhythms that come from interior reflections on his mind's eye as well as from the play of light on external objects.
The exhibit is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday, 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. through April 12, 2015. Please check the website, www.maloneyartgallery.org, for vacation and snow days. If you need information about the Gallery, please contact Dr. Butera at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 973-290-4314.