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Works That Depict 'Surface As Signifier' Now Displayed in CCC Gallery

 

Camden County College’s Marlin Gallery is presenting the two-dimensional art of eight regional artists in the “Surface as Signifier” exhibition, which is running now through Nov. 1.

The works were executed in a variety of media by Margery Amdur of Philadelphia, Pa.; Donna Czapiga of Philadelphia, Pa.; Nicole Donnolly of Philadelphia, Pa.; James Eriksen of Philadelphia, Pa.; Anne Seidman of Philadelphia, Pa.; Robert Straight of Wilmington, Del.; Leslie Wayne of New York, N.Y., and Douglas Witmer of Philadelphia, Pa. The show was curated by Peg Curtin and Bruce Garrity, both of Rutgers University.

“This exhibition seeks to explore trends in painting that reference romantic and reductivist sensibilities,” says Curtin. “Works are slick, transparent, thick, thin and heavily layers. Process and points of inspiration are revealed as well as concealed. Evidence of touch or lack of touch contributes to and shapes the content of the work.

“Collectively, the work in this exhibition limns a cerebral entrance to an alternative place that is realized through re-contextualized media, nature, subjective trajectories, literature and architectural fragments – ultimately providing a platform for understanding a new narrative.”

Admission to “Surface as Signifier” is free. It is open to the public.

The Marlin Gallery is located inside Lincoln Hall on the College’s Blackwood Campus. The campus is located at College Drive and Peter Cheeseman Road in Gloucester Township.

Hours are 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, with additional viewing hours available by contacting gallery director Therese Marlin at (856) 227-7200, ext. 4201, or artgallery@camdencc.edu.


Published: October 17, 2012