Hulda Robbins,  Ferry to Welfare Island, 1941, serigraph

Hulda Robbins, Ferry to Welfare Island, 1941, serigraph

PRINTS FROM THE PERMANENT COLLECTION: JEROME KAPLAN, HULDA D. ROBBINS AND BENTON SPRUANCE

  • Exhibition dates: November 6, 2017 - January 31, 2019
  • Opening reception: Third Thursday, November 16, 6-8 pm (Free)
  • Third Thursday, 11.16.17: Free vintage portrait booth
  • Education Guide

Jerome Kaplan (1920-1997) was a respected Philadelphia artist who contributed to the recognition of printmaking as a fine art turning out many monotypes, lithographs and automatic drawings. The drawings were his most expressionistic works, as he was free from the constraints of printing technologies. Kaplan received a Guggenheim Fellowship for his exceptional creative ability. His work can be found in museums both nationally and internationally, including the Museum of Modern Art, The Philadelphia Museum of Art and the British Museum.

Benton Murdoch Spruance (1904-1967) was one of the most influential and prolific color lithographers in the history of twentieth-century modernism. His advances in color lithography revived a near-dead medium that had not flourished since the turn of the century. His body of work primarily consists of lithographs of social, religious and mythological subjects.  Spruance's artistic expression focused on individuals struggling with enduring moral dilemmas and the metaphysical meaning of life. He was the recipient of a long list of awards and fellowships including two Cresson Scholarships to travel in Europe and two Guggenheim grants.

 Hulda D. Robbins (1910-2011) was inspired by Kathe Kollwitz, a German artist whose work captured a harsh account of the human condition in the early 20th century. Robbins became a prolific printmaker producing series of serigraphs, lithographs and woodcut prints throughout the 1940s, 50s and the early 60s. The Jersey shore was the home of Robbins’ family where she would often visit, and in 1963 she moved there to live. New Jersey provided many subjects that she would later capture in her large expressive oils.


 Donna Dodson , Zodiac 2, Muskox

Donna Dodson, Zodiac 2, Muskox

ZODIAC: IDENTITY AND INTERPRETATION

  • June 13 - September 23, 2018
  • Opening Reception: Second Friday, July 13, 6 - 8 pm
  • Artist's Website

In her newest body of sculptural work, Donna Dodson has created two parallel series, referencing both the animal characters associated with the Chinese, or eastern, zodiac as well as the sun signs of the western zodiac. Dodson’s exhibition offers us a menagerie of compelling creatures carved in wood.

Based on birth years from the centuries past to the present day, the Chinese zodiac assigns an animal to each year in a repeating twelve-year cycle. Each of the twelve animal characters is believed to possess distinct attributes. With roots in ancient Egypt and Greece, the western zodiac is based on astrological constellations corresponding to the position of the sun at birth. Over time, each of these constellations has assumed their own unique mythological identity. Curiously, the zodiac has only rarely been the subject of contemporary art.

Carving has taken a new direction in Dodson’s work, and technical surprises and breakthroughs abound. Due to a windfall of wood, she has been able to experiment, creating sculpture in woods such as mulberry, apple, spalted maple, and cherry. The anthropomorphic deities in Dodson’s signature work have morphed into allegories, icons and symbols in which realism and representation play a greater role.

While some interpretations of the Western zodiac characters seem obvious, like Leo the lion, Taurus the bull, and Aries the ram, others resist obvious characterizations. Would anyone associate Aquarius with a beaver, Libra with a falcon, or Virgo with a penguin? In Zodiac, Dodson takes on these peculiar associations and promises to engage the imagination of the casual viewer as well as that of the art connoisseur.

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WASHINGTON AVENUE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENT WORK

  • June 8 - June 30, 2018
  • Free Opening ReceptionSecond Friday, June 8, 2018 - 6 - 8 pm

Come to the Arts Garage to enjoy the student work displayed in our Galleria, including a variety of media. The work selection includes pieces created by students in grades K-4.

Teacher: Tara Bach

 

 

 

 Lucy Gelman Glick,  Quiet Landing,  Oil on linen

Lucy Gelman Glick, Quiet Landing, Oil on linen

SHIFTING MOMENTUM: WORKS FROM THE NOYES PERMANENT COLLECTION

  • April 5 - July 8, 2018
  • Opening Reception: Second Friday, April 13, 6 - 8 pm
  • Education Guide

This exhibition of works from our permanent collection acts as a compelling sister exhibition to the Shifting Momentum exhibition on view at The Noyes Museum Galleries at Kramer Hall during the same span of time. 

Shifting Momentum at Kramer Hall presents the development of abstract art in Taiwan, from the eighties to today. Influenced by Western modernism, the artists in Shifting Momentum address Eastern culture, philosophy, and tradition on subjects like ch’i (energy flow), ink calligraphy, huxi (breathing, or to breathe), and traditional window frames. The artists' works reflect the liberal and slowly-opened state of Taiwanese society after the lifting of 38 years of martial law (1949-1987) in juxtaposition to the digitized hyper-accelerated life of today. Shifting Momentum celebrates Asian art and encourages viewers to have a physical, prolonged encounter with works that are culturally rooted in the East. It is through close examination of these techniques and expressions that one may gradually discover a range of interpretations of the self and the core of existence.

This selection of works from the Noyes' permanent collection creates visual and conceptual links to the works from the Taiwanese artists at Kramer Hall's exhibition, bridging the gaps between Eastern and Western art, culture, and abstraction.

 

NOYES GALLERY AT THE CLARIDGE

 Kimberly Camp , Benettsville Trilogy,  Acrylic on canvas

Kimberly Camp, Benettsville Trilogy, Acrylic on canvas

KIMBERLY CAMP - SELECTED PAINTINGS

Kimberly Camp was born in 1956 in Camden, New Jersey into an artistic family. Her early life spent exploring museums and galleries with her parents and siblings had a heavy influence on her work, which often depicts family life. She has participated in over 100 solo and group exhibitions across the country, including the American Craft Museum, Smithsonian Institution, University of Michigan, and many more.

In addition to her work as an artist, Camp pursued a career as president and CEO for The Barnes Foundation, as well as leadership positions for the Smithsonian Institution Experimental Gallery and the Charles Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit.

I hope that viewers are able to see something of themselves and those they love in each painting, be it in the glance of an eye, the bend of a knee and an elbow, the smile on a face elated or the absence of human form where animals convey similar glances. Simply put, they serve as a reminder of the reflections of the spirit and soul.  - Kimberly Camp

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TRANSITIONS: MARI YONY LOPEZ MARULANDA

  • May 2 - July 1, 2018

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.

MINA CHEON (AKA KIM IL SOON) SOLO EXHIBITION

 Mina Cheon , In Honor of The Great Dear Leader Father, Archival digital print

Mina Cheon, In Honor of The Great Dear Leader Father, Archival digital print

The Noyes Museum is pleased to present a solo exhibition of work by Mina Cheon, aka "Kim Il Soon", a Korean-American new media artist, scholar, and educator. A faculty member at Maryland Institute College of Art, she divides her time between Baltimore, New York, and Seoul, South Korea. Her debut in the United States was with Ethan Cohen Fine Arts at Art Asia Miami in 2012. 

 Mina Cheon

Mina Cheon

Cheon has exhibited her political pop art, known as “Polipop”, internationally. Polipop draws inspiration from global media and popular culture and makes work that intersects politics and pop art in subversive yet provocative ways. In particular, the artwork focuses on geopolitical and contested spaces and political pop icons while responding to Asia’s relationship with the Western world. Her work is expressed in diverse mediums such as new media, video, installation, and performance as well as traditinal media such as paintings and sculptural objects.

As a a faculty member at MICA, Cheon teaches in the Foundation, Art History, Language, Literature, and Culture, and Interactive Media departments. She was also the founder and director of the summer study abroad program MICA Korea that was held each summer in Seoul, Korea between 2004-2007. She earned a doctorate in philosophy of media and communications from the European Graduate School of European University for Interdisciplinary Studies. She has two MFAs; one from the Hoffberger School of Painting, Maryland Institute College of Art and another in Imaging Digital Arts from University of Maryland. She has a BFA in Painting from Ewha Woman's University of Seoul, Korea.

 

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MIKO COLON: DARK WATERS

Dark Waters will be the first solo exhibition by Atlantic City street photographer The Moon Beast. This exhibition marks The Moon Beast’s tenth year as a photographer and serves as a reflection of his experience as an Atlantic City artist and resident. The photographs featured in this exhibition will explore lightness, darkness, and the shades that exist in between. The photos – all black & white – play with different perspectives and textures in order to display the most complete picture of Atlantic City’s landscape. With his artwork, The Moon Beast demonstrates powerfully his love for Atlantic City, despite its imperfections and challenges. In the story woven through these photographs, he aims to illuminate the city’s beauty and spread light in a dark place.

“During the last several years, I’ve focused on building my businesses in Atlantic City, which has left little time for my art and photography. I started to give some thought to developing a solo exhibition, and what excites me most is the prospect of taking this show on tour. I plan to open in Atlantic City, travel to several cities and communities through the country, and return to Atlantic City to close the exhibition. I look forward to sharing my story as a street photographer in Atlantic City, and I hope to shed some unique light on the place I choose to call home.” – The Moon Beast

 

NOYES GALLERY AT SEAVIEW, GALLOWAY

 John Morris,  Warhol V. Basquiat,  Mixed media

John Morris, Warhol V. Basquiat, Mixed media

ALTERED REALITY

Based out of South Jersey, mixed media artist John Morris is the co-owner of Blockhead Customs. Using a wide range of mediums, both he and Rene Ortiz work hard to convey their true feelings. “Their goal is to deliver to the audience a look into their passions through creative expression.” The Blockheads have displayed their art through paintings, clothing, patches and so much more.

 

 

 Glenn Rudderow

Glenn Rudderow

GLENN RUDDEROW

Having the desire to create since such a young age, Glenn Rudderow grew up on the marshes of the Cumberland County Bayshore of New Jersey. Landscapes have since occupied his consistent inspiration for art. Rudderow studied art at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art and then eventually became a teacher there. He likes to take in the “light, air and composition of the land” when painting different locations. Glenn is nationally recognized for his work and was even filmed for “Reflections of a Bayshore Artist: Glenn Rudderow”, which has been shown across the U.S. Rudderow has been a part of many exhibitions including some at WheatonArts.

This piece on display at the Seaview Gallery is in the permanent collection of the Noyes Museum of Art.

 Valeria Marcus,  Eye,  Oil on paper

Valeria Marcus, Eye, Oil on paper

VALERIA MARCUS: THE WORLD'S UNCERTAINTY

Painting has become a way to express my inner feelings with shapes, lines, and color. I find as much interest in abstract painting as I do in drawing the human form. What remains constant is the attempt to master illusion without making paintings that are realistic to the human eye, and to feel an emotion, whether it be joyous or somber. Because in a world full of confusion and chaos, there is still beauty. I want my art to speak about life in a modern aesthetic way that will allow the viewer the freedom to come to their own conclusions. For modern art must speak to the times from the depths of the artist’s soul.

- Valeria Marcus


NOYES AT SHORE MEDICAL CENTER, SOMERS POINT

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

 

NOYES AT ATLANTICARE, ATLANTIC CITY

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