(April 28, 2014) MONTCLAIR, NJ - Studio Montclair’s 17th Annual Open Juried Exhibition, “ViewPoints 2014,” features the work of one hundred national and international artists reflecting the diversity of interests and concerns that characterize art and life today. The exhibition will run from June 4 to 28, 2014, at Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art, the exhibition co-sponsor, located at 591 Broad Street, Newark, New Jersey. One of the artists whose work is featured in the exhibit is Mason resident, Dr. Robin E. Clark.
Referring to a description of the current art world as a “massive tapestry interwoven with the threads of many artists,” juror Sue Scott, independent curator, writer, art consultant and founder of Sue Scott Gallery, says this exhibition “offers the opportunity to understand just how pulsating, alive, and varied this tapestry is.”
With artists from Montclair and many NJ towns well represented, the exhibit also features artists from the 16 other states and one from the United Kingdom. The juror has done a remarkable job in assembling varied viewpoints which use a vast variety of mediums, from traditional oil on canvas and photography, to glass, iron, digital photos, collage, concrete, found objects, yarn and fabric. There are constructions and deconstructions, intensely personal works and those that make environmental statements. The show is a must see to engage your point of view!
An opening reception and award ceremony for the exhibit will be held on Saturday, June 7, 2014 from 6-9pm.
Dr. Clark has lived and worked in Mason since her retirement as a university professor and administrator in 2005. Although professionally trained in a variety of traditional mediums, her current medium of choice is best described as ‘digital collage’, a photographic process. Studio Montclair Inc., founded in 1997, is a nonprofit organization of exhibiting professional artists and others interested in the visual arts. Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art, fosters excellence in the visual arts through exhibitions and educational programs that serve as catalysts for inclusiveness and diversity, promote cross-cultural dialog, and enable us to better understand the time in which we live. Juror Sue Scott has been an independent curator for over 25 years, in addition to her other roles as writer, art consultant and gallerist. Ms. Scott served as an Adjunct Curator of Contemporary Art at the Orlando Museum of Art for nineteen years and founded Sue Scott Gallery in the Bowery, NYC, in 2008. Ms. Scott is a co-author, along with Helaine Posner, Eleanor Heartney and Nancy Princenthal, of the award-winning book “After the Revolution: Women Who Transformed Contemporary Art” and the recently released “The Reckoning: Women Artists of the New Millennium.”