The Rutgers Camden Department of Fine Arts is pleased to announce

Mixed Use: Extending the Terms
Works by Rutgers University–Camden Faculty, Students and Alumni

Mixed Use

Exhibition Runs February 5-25, 2016
First Friday Reception:  February 5, 6pm

Philadelphia, PAThe Rutgers Camden Department of Fine Arts is pleased to announce Mixed Use: extending the Terms a group exhibition by Camden Faculty, Students and Alumni which show showcases the broad and interdisciplinary range of teaching pedagogy in painting, sculpture, photography, graphic design, and animation. The show is a view of how the department’s teaching has extended beyond the classroom walls. Mixed Use is on view February 5-25, 2016 at Third Street gallery located at 45 North 2nd Street in Old City Philadelphia. The First Friday opening reception will be on Friday, February 5th from 6 – 9pm. Gallery hours for this exhibition are Wednesday through Sunday 12 – 5 pm.

Month long programming will coincide with the exhibition:

Lectures

Wednesday February 10th
6:30 to 8pm
Liqin Tan, Animation
Tony Gore, Animation

Tuesday February 16th
6:30 to 8pm
Elizabeth Demaray, Sculpture
Andrew Hamil, Sculpture

Saturday, Feb 20th—Lecture and Admission Event
9:30 am Registration
10 am—Panel discussion with the faculty
11 am—Break Outs
Noon—light lunch
12:30/1 pm to 2pm—Bruce/Ken lecture
1 to 3pm — Ken Hohing, Photography/Bruce Garrity, Painting
2:30 pm—Portfolio review:

Allan Espiritu
Margery Amdur
Ken Hohing
Bruce Garrity

Wednesday February 24th
6:30 to 8pm
Allan Espiritu, Graphic Design
Margery Amdur, Painting

Faculty Biographies

MARGERY AMDUR combines painting and sculpture to create hybrid works.  Her materials and fabrication process are as much a part of the work as the finished pieces. She currently works with mass produced cosmetic sponges to produce wall constructions that have a kinship with both overgrown nature and topographical maps. Often these pieces are built in collaboration with students, further emphasizing the communal process

Originally from Pittsburgh, Margery Amdur received her B.F.A. from Carnegie-Mellon University and her M.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Margery has had over 60 solo and two-person exhibitions. Her international exhibitions include Turkey, Hungary, Poland, and England. Margery is the recipient of more than a dozen awards and grants.  She has been reviewed in national and international publications including Sculpture Magazine, New American Paintings, Fiber Arts, New Art Examiner, Art Papers, and in two of the Manifest International Publications. Her work will be featured in the Fall 2014 issue of Art Voices. In April, 2012, Margery completed her first major permanent Public Art Commission where she created and installed 4000 square feet of permanent art work on vestibule platforms in Philadelphia’s Spring Garden underground transit station. Between 2012 and 2014 she was an artist fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Ox Bow artist residency, Saugatuck, Michigan, Nef a Moulin residency in Auvillar France, and Gulkistan Residency in Laugarvatn, Iceland. In 2014 and 2015 she will have solo exhibits at the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington Delaware, McAllen, Texas, The Philadelphia International Airport, and The Gulkistan Gallery in Iceland.

ELIZABETH DEMARAY is a fine artist whose research area is the interface between the built and the natural environment. Working in sculpture, digital media and eco-art, she designs listening stations for birds that play human music, cultures lichen on the sides of skyscrapers in New York City, and manufactures alternative forms of housing for hermit crabs out of man-made materials. With the engineer Dr. Qingze Zou, she is currently creating the IndaPlant Project: An Act of Trans-Species Giving. This project entails building light-sensing robotic supports for houseplants. These moving floraborgs allow potted-plants to roam freely in a domestic environment, in search of sunlight and water https://vimeo.com/65444659

Professor Demaray is the recipient of the National Studio Award at the New York Museum of Modern Art/P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center and the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Sculpture. Her work has been exhibited at New York MOMA / P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, the New Museum (New York), DADAPost (Berlin, DE), the Lloyd Digital Lab (Amsterdam, NL), the Center d’Art Marnay Art Center (Marnay-sur-Seine, FR), and the M.H. deYoung Memorial Museum (San Francisco, CA).

Demaray received a BA in cognitive psychology at UC Berkeley, an MFA in Art Practice at UC Berkeley and studied art at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. She is head of the sculpture concentration at Rutgers–Camden and is a work group advisor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. She is on the board of the College Art Association’s New Media Caucus and is a member of the Leonardo Education and Art Forum.

Her artwork can be viewed at https://www.elizabethdemaray.com and her current projects can be seen at https://elizbethdemaray.org. Demaray lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

ALLAN ESPIRITU is a Philadelphia based graphic designer and educator. Espiritu received his BA in graphic design from Rutgers–Camden and his MFA in graphic design from Yale University, School of Art. He is founder of gdloft PHL, a small collaborative design studio made up of photographers, fine artists, students, designers and (aspiring) competitive food eaters, focusing on design for educational, arts and cultural and non-profit institutions. gdloft’s work has been published and acknowledged by AIGA, GDUSA, UCDA, Graphis, Communication Arts, Print Magazine, HOW, STEP, the Cooper Hewitt and Art Directors Club. gdloft’s work has also appeared in Gestalten and Rockport publications. Mr. Espiritu heads the graphic design concentration at Rutgers University, Camden Campus and had recently served as President of the AIGA Philadelphia chapter.  To view his work log onto on www.gdloft.com

LIQIN TAN has portrayed his inventive and autodidactic energy as an artist, teacher and researcher for three decades while residing in China, Canada, Singapore and the U.S.A.

Tan is a co-director and professor of art at Rutgers University-Camden. He has served as a core board member of the Digital Art Committee and as a juror for the digital art gallery at SIGGRAPH. He was also one of the activists during the ’85 Art Movement of China. Since transferring to the field of digital art, he has pioneered the “Digital-Primitive” and “Digital Nature” concepts, which has won great acclaim and a number of awards from both American and international art scenes.

Tan’s art research since 2000 has focused mainly on the merging of conceptual animation, animation installation, interactive animation, and digital prints on rigid materials. His artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally in both solo and group shows, and has received numerous important awards.

His publications include a number of articles regarding contemporary art, art criticism, art education, and animation. In addition to these articles are his books and catalogues, such as Digital Natural ArtDigital Artwork Collection IICharacter Animation & Rigging, and Tan On Art/Art On Tan. His in-progress books are: Singularity Art and Conceptual Animation and Animation Installation.

View his artwork at: www.tanimation.com

KEN HOHING’s photography has been widely exhibited both in the United States and abroad.  His current work represents a continuing desire to investigate many societal taboos associated with our ever-increasing disconnect with nature.

He is a member of the faculty in the Department of Fine Arts at Rutgers University Camden, where he teaches the photography program and leads International Studies tours abroad.

Hohing is a graduate of Rutgers University, Department of Fine Arts where he specialized in photography and printmaking.  He also studied photography and photo design at the Johann Wolfgang Geothe University in Frankfurt and the Gasamthochschule in Kassel, Germany. 

His artwork can be viewed at: kenhohing.shutterfly.com

BRUCE GARRITY’s paintings are poetic explorations of pictorial inventions. He utilizes a broad vocabulary of painterly means in the pursuit of visual pictorial drama, often in dialog with earlier artists (recently Cezanne, Matisse, Bonnard). His work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions, most recently in the exhibitions: Bruce Garrity: Recent Works at Camden County College, Natural Orders at High Street Gallery in Millville, New Jersey, Bruce Garrity: Paintings and Works in Progress at The University of Delaware Department of Art Gallery in Newark, Delaware and Into the Woods at the Frank Guaracini Jr. Fine and Performing Art Center, in Vineland, New Jersey.

Garrity received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Painting and Drawing from the University of Delaware, and a Master of Fine Arts in Painting from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Visit brucegarrityart.com to see more of his work.

3rd Street Gallery is located in Philadelphia’s Old City surrounded by other galleries, across the street from the Arden Theater, close to restaurants, coffee shops, and historic sites. The Gallery has been in existence for over 40 years and has moved several times, thus its confusing address, 2nd Street, instead of 3rd Street.

45 N. 2nd Street : Philadelphia, PA 19106 : 215. 625. 0993

 

Date & Time
February 5, 2016-February 25, 2016

Contact
Jake Hufner
(856) 225-6176
jhufner@scarletmail.rutgers.edu