Windsor, N.J. - "Reality and Artifice," a
contemporary juried art exhibit on display through October
31 at the New Jersey State Museum, features works by two MCCC
faculty members, Lucas Kelly, assistant professor of Fine
Art, and Sarah Sweeney, assistant professor of Digital Media
to curator Margaret O'Reilly, the show explores art that questions
reality and reflects the strength of New Jersey's vibrant
community of artists.
As noted on the museum website, "All of these artists
invent worlds, share emotions and begin dialogues. We are
enriched by the work of artists who help us see the world
in new ways."
"Variable" is comprised of 42 painted concrete blocks.
"It is what it is," Kelly observes, noting that
his piece can be installed differently in each space. "It
adapts to its environment, so that the curator becomes part
of the art-making," he explains.
digital image, "Bird Girl," is from a series entitled
"Contortionists." The girl in the photo has been
altered, with her long, hollow, unbalanced limbs suggesting
the vulnerability and awkwardness of youth.
works are featured; 24 use digital technology, as in Sweeney's
Learn more about the exhibit and gallery hours at the NJ State
Museum website here.