N.J. - The
Gallery at Mercer County Community College rings in 2012 with
"Surface Tension: Works by Ayami Aoyama and Florence
Moonan." The show will run Wednesday, Jan. 11 through
Thursday, Feb. 9. A reception with the artists will be held
Wednesday, Jan. 18, 5 - 7:30 p.m., and a Gallery Talk will
feature the artists on Wednesday, Feb. 1, starting at 7 p.m.
All events are free and open to the public. The Gallery at
MCCC is located on the second floor of the Communication Building
on Mercer's West
Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road.
to Gallery Curator/Director Tricia Fagan, "In creating
their art, Aoyama, a sculptor, and Moonan, a painter, explore
'surface' not only as a noun - that flat plane on which they
make their marks - but also as a verb. Each artist in her
own way coaxes, cajoles and teases her medium to allow secrets
that lie beneath the first impression to surface, allowing
viewers to catch a glimpse."
Aoyama and Moonan present a show of dynamic yet quiet beauty.
For Moonan, what often reveals itself is the actual archaeology
of the painting itself. She says, "I'm interested in
scraping through the painted surface to uncover buried marks
that create a history of where I've been." Aoyama's sculpting
process is almost the mirror opposite. She sees sculpting
as an intimate conversation between herself and the stone,
adhering to the Shinto proverb that "eight million gods
dwell in everything." In her carvings, she works to uncover
the spirit or intrinsic beauty of each stone.
hours for the spring semester are: Tuesdays, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.;
Wednesdays, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. and 6 - 8 p.m.; and Thursdays,
11 a.m. - 3 p.m. and 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. For more information,
call the Gallery at 609-570-3589, visit the Gallery webpage
or email email@example.com.
artists' bios here.