CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

NOYES GALLERY AT KRAMER HALL, HAMMONTON

THE LURE OF SOUTH JERSEY: THE RESETTLEMENT OF MIGRANTS

Woodbine Brotherhood Synagogue, Steven Easton, kiln-cast red glass

Woodbine Brotherhood Synagogue, Steven Easton, kiln-cast red glass

  • August 14 - January 7, 2018
  • Free Opening Reception: Third Thursday, August 17, 6-8 pm

Stockton University’s Kramer Hall, Noyes Museum of Art, and South Jersey Culture and History Center have collaborated to raise awareness of South Jersey’s long-standing cultural diversity, cultivated through successive waves of immigration and migration.

Since the earliest days of European colonization within South Jersey, the area has provided homes to people of diverse religious, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds. The history is rich, engaging, and less-well-known than it might be. We hope to raise awareness within the wider community of this history of diversity along with its lasting impact on our area. Multimedia exhibitions present cultural contexts, focusing on the underlying social causes of emigration and migration such as exile and assimilation. The museum will interpret the stories of immigrant communities through paintings, works on paper, photographs, sculpture and literature. The exhibitions will contextualize an empathetic understanding of immigrants both past and present and seek to answer unresolved questions. 

This exhibition is widely collaborative, with institutions and individuals from all over the state coming together to tell their stories. The following resources and individuals were vital to the successful execution of this project; please visit their websites to learn more about their respective cultural histories. 

Fish Swirls, Gouache on paper

Fish Swirls, Gouache on paper

FRED WINSLOW NOYES, JR.: PAINTINGS 

Noyes Museum Gallery II, Hammonton

  • Exhibition dates: May 18 - August 26, 2017
  • Opening Reception: Third Thursday, May 18, 6 - 8pm
  • Education Guide

Fred Winslow Noyes, Jr.: b. 4.19.1905 – d. 6.2.1987 

Artist and ardent collector of art, antiques and folk art, Fred Noyes was born in Philadelphia in 1905. As a young man, he attended the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts. At the invitation of Albert Barnes, Fred began studying at the Barnes Foundation. The Barnes allowed Fred to develop perception and art theory skills, which he later applied to his compositions. Noyes’ early works of the mid-1930s consist largely of landscapes and still lifes, serene, yet moody, and reminiscent of the works of Daniel Garber, a contemporary figure among Pennsylvania Impressionists. 

Following a move to New Jersey in 1933, Noyes seemed to be inspired by Paul Cezanne’s analytical flat planes, as well as the bright primitive color and passionate brush strokes employed by Fauvist artists Andre Derain and Henri Matisse. In the early ‘70s Fred’s artistic style changed dramatically. His new abstract works were vivacious, rhythmic and colorful, conveying the joy of life, evocative of the work of Spanish artist Joan Miro. Filled with lush color and whimsical forms, these paintings were singularly Fred Noyes and uniquely southern New Jersey.

Today, Noyes' art continues to inspire and his folk art and decoy collection enhances the public’s appreciation of New Jersey’s artistry.



Interwoven 13

Interwoven 13

MINGLED MEDIUMS: CHRISTINA MASSEY

  •  07.07.17 - 10.01.17  
  • Opening Reception: Second Friday, July 14, 6 - 8pm

Christina Massey’s work explores the boundaries of both painting and sculpture. Her work is highly intuitive, reacting to the materials and building upon them as it evolves. Artists such as John Chamberlain, Susan Bengali, El Anatsui and Lee Bontecou have influenced her work. There is a sensitivity to materials, form and process with an inspiration from textiles and re-purposed products. Her colorful, abstract, textural artworks blend and blur the lines between sculpture and painting.

Massey's process involves constant deconstruction and reconstruction. She will cut and tear pieces of the canvases apart, removing them from their stretcher bars and reusing parts of one to begin another. Some of the canvases have been re-purposed many times over. In this way, her body of work is a conversation with itself - a visual dialogue chronicling her creative endeavors. 

"I’ll combine new canvas and other elements as needed for the current work, sometimes leaving the surface of the old painting as it once was, sometimes adding more paint on top of it, but still leaving it identifiable as the previous artwork. It’s a process of constantly constructing and deconstructing, always building upon the old for the new." - Christina Massey

Artist's Website

Education Guide


MARIA YONY LOPEZ MARULANDA: RETROACTIVE FUTURE SERIES

Victorious Phoenix

Victorious Phoenix

  • 07.07.17 - 08.27.17  
  • Opening Reception: Second Friday, July 14, 6 - 8pm

Maria Yony Lopez Marulanda's identity as an intensely social being fuels her work, as she strives to understand the experiences of mankind. Marulanda's desire to uncover the varied motivations of Man is present throughout this series, which seeks to comprehend our tendencies towards chaos and self-destruction. Through the process of creating these pieces, she meticulously examines our inability to learn from our mistakes, resulting in irreversible consequences affecting all living beings, as well as the Earth we inhabit.

.....we should ask ourselves about all of our achievements, throughout human history, of which we are responsible for having inflicted so much pain and destruction, in an inhuman way upon our only Home which is Earth and to our fellow beings; we are God's greatest creation, and as superior beings of nature, we should comport ourselves as such.  - Maria Yony Lopez Marulanda

Despite this troubling propensity towards barbarism and recklessness, Marulanda asserts that bold, united action, could halt this destruction once and for all. If we choose not to act in a way worthy of our status as "superior" beings, she wonders, "...would God hesitate to annihilate the maelstorm which his own children have caused?" With the willingness to cleanse the universe of iniquity, she theorizes, comes the willingness to remove all traces of us from the Earth we are so intent on destroying.

Education Guide


KINDRED SPIRITS: FINEBERG AND WEISS

Mili Dunn Weiss

Mili Dunn Weiss

  • 07.07.17 - 10.01.17  
  • Opening Reception: Second Friday, July 14, 6 - 8pm

The Noyes Museum is proud to present the work of two local artists, both of whom spent their lives and careers enriching the art scene of southern New Jersey. Born and educated in Philadelphia prior to relocating to the Jersey Shore later in their lives, Mili Dunn Weiss and Bernard Fineberg shared common goals. Bringing enthusiasm and the desire to nurture the arts in their communities, they exemplify the spirit of art and culture in our area.

Bernard Fineberg

Bernard Fineberg

Fineberg’s experience was diverse, having taught art history, drawing, painting, collage, papier-mâché, and textile design. As an artist and intellectual, his approach to art-making tended to be organized conceptually. As he traveled, he carried a sketchbook with him, most often working en plein-air to create his signature watercolor landscapes.

A Philadelphia native, Mili Dunn Weiss attended the Tyler School of Art and Boston University prior to post-graduate work at the Boston Museum School. Her lifelong success in the arts was foreshadowed at this point by various accolades, including the Dean’s Award for Painting from Tyler, as well as being honored as a Tyler Fellow. 

My work always begins with an intense visual experience. Nature, with its infinite variety of colors, forms, patterns, and rhythms, is often the original stimulus. Then begins a long process, which evolves into a picture idea. I strive to achieve a sense of internal order, and yet, within that order, tension is an important factor.

 — Mili Dunn Weiss

Education Guide


Chuck Law,  Dunes

Chuck Law,  Dunes

CHUCK LAW: PLEIN-AIR PAINTINGS

Noyes Gallery at the Seaview Resort, Galloway

  • Exhibition Dates: April 13 - August 27, 2017


Chuck Law is a plein-air and studio landscape artist working primarily in oils. A life-long artist, Law turned to painting full time in 2005, discovering the joys and challenges of leaving the studio, going outdoors and painting directly from nature. He has since studies with some of the finest plein-air and landscape artists in the country. Well- regarded throughout the mid-Atlantic region, his work is included in private collections across the United States. 

A recipient of numerous awards, he was a finalist two times in the nationally recognized Raymar Fine Art Competition and, most recently he received the Purchase Award from Ocean City Annual Juried Boardwalk Fine art Show. Law has had a number of solo shows at the Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton University, the Ocean City Art Center and Atlantic Cape Community College.

Chuck Law is included in the publication "100 Plein-Air Painters of the Mid-Atlantic." He is a Signature Artist of the Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton University, and a member of the Mid-Atlantic Plein-Air Painters Association. He is also actively involved with the Ocean City fine Arts League and is a member of Oil Painters of America. Law is an instructor i oil painting at the Ventnor Cultural Art Center and offers workshops on plein-air painting. 

www.chucklaw.artspan.com

www.chucklaw.blogspot.com

Location: Noyes Gallery, Stockton's Seaview Resort, Galloway Township


SELECTIONS FROM THE NOYES PERMANENT COLLECTION

Ongoing

Location: Shore Medical Center, 100 Medical Center Way, Somers Point, NJ 08244

Fine and folk art objects from the Permanent Collection of the Noyes Museum of Art are temporarily on view at Shore Medical Center. Selected works include fine duck decoys, chosen from the Museum's vast holding of artifacts that help to highlight and preserve the history and culture of South Jersey. The unique Purple Martin Palace, created in 1935 by Leslie Christofferson, can also be found at Shore Medical Center.

 

Leslie Christofferson, Purple Martin Palace Birdhouse, ca. 1935, Noyes Permanent Collection - Folk Art

Leslie Christofferson, Purple Martin Palace Birdhouse, ca. 1935, Noyes Permanent Collection - Folk Art