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Works by Two MCCC Faculty Members
Selected for NJ State Museum Exhibit


West 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 Arts.

According 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."

Kelly's "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.

Sweeney's 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.

Eighty-five works are featured; 24 use digital technology, as in Sweeney's work.

Learn more about the exhibit and gallery hours at the NJ State Museum website here.

Lucas Kelly's "Variable"
Sarah Sweeney's "Bird Girl"


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