Seeing Voices: The Visual Voice
Camden Center for the Arts at Rutgers -- March 15 - April 24, 2010
Maria Anasazi, Bob Bickery, Virginia Baich, Agnes Bolt, Ethan Breckenridge, Virginia Derryberry, Martha Gelarden and Adam Lazar, Aris Georgiades, N.Sean Glover, Lyn Godley, Robert Goodman, Jeanine Hill, Alex Kanevsksy, Larry Litt, Liz Magic Laser, Jim Lee, Catherine Martens-Betz, Elizabeth Mackie, Margaret McCann, Kirk McCarthy, Ayanah Moor, Mamiko Otsubo, Francesca Pfister, Nina Sarnell, Bill Scott, Holly Smith, Kasper Sonne, Robert Straight, Jackie Tileston, Blaise Tobia, Garth Weiser
Seeing Voices focuses on the relationship between the artist, the work of art and the audience and how the artist's “visual voice” influences the content and subsequent reading of their work. If the artist's voice derives from the sum total of an artist's visual and conceptual strategies, what is the role of an artists' intentions, ethnic background, gender, age, and larger culture in forming that voice? In a post modern era is an artist's voice as likely to be a persona as an authentic voice, and how is this affected by technology, fashion, artistic tradition and the art market?
Work by 32 artists working in a variety of media/formats. Curated by Margery Amdur and Bruce Garrity and presented by the Rutgers/Camden Department of Fine Arts and the Camden County Cultural and Heritage Commission in cooperation with the Rutgers- Camden Center for the Arts. The exhibition is presented at the Stedman Gallery and the Hopkins House Gallery of Contemporary Art.