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Winter Exhibitions to open at The Center for Contemporary Art

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BEDMINSTER, N.J. - Jan. 10, 2019 - Rezul -- The Center for Contemporary Art is pleased to announce the opening of two new exhibitions beginning January 11 and remaining on view through March 2. The opening reception will be held on Saturday, January 12 from 3-5 p.m and is free and open to the public.

The National Association of Women Artists 130th Anniversary Exhibition: Wall Sculpture, features the work of Harriet FeBland, Danielle Frankenthal, Maureen Kelleher and Natsuki Takauji. This exhibition is curated by Jeffrey Wechsler, who was Senior Curator at the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, and retired in 2013 after 36 years of service.  Wechsler was involved with the establishment of the National Association of Women Artists (NAWA) Collection at Rutgers, oversaw the initial and ongoing acquisition of art for that collection, and organized exhibitions derived from that collection.  He is currently on NAWA's Board of Directors. When asked about this special anniversary exhibition he shared, "While the art of NAWA members ranges over virtually every art medium, this exhibition focuses on a particular form that is somewhat hybrid in practice and visual effect: sculptural works that are mounted on a wall.  The four artists in the exhibition elaborate upon this physical concept with diverse approaches to material and meaning; they also represent several chronological generations, underscoring the long history of NAWA."

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Collage: Other Dimensions, also curated by Jeffrey Wechsler, in his words "demonstrates that collage can incorporate a wide diversity of media and intentions, and that it can sometimes literally rise above the flat surface often assumed to be its natural form." This exhibition features the work of four artists: Peter S. Arakawa, Chinyee, Dennis Lick and Bonnie Lucas. Wechsler explains, "Collage is a very flexible medium in technique, medium and imagery…. Although the notion of collage is generally associated with the cutting and pasting of paper, this exhibition of four artists is divided between an acknowledgment of the historical centrality of paper to collage, and an endeavor to move beyond it."

Jeffrey Wechsler received a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts from Brooklyn College, and an M.A. in Art History from Rutgers University in 1975.  Specializing in lesser-known aspects of twentieth-century American art, he has organized well over fifty exhibitions in that field, including Surrealism and American Art, 1931-1947 (1977), Realism and Realities: The Other Side of American Painting, 1940-1960 (1982), Abstract Expressionism: Other Dimensions (1989), Asian Traditions / Modern Expressions: Asian American Artists and Abstraction, 1945-1970 (1997), and Transcultural New Jersey: Crosscurrents in the Mainstream (2004). Wechsler has authored over 60 writings on a variety of art subjects for museums, galleries, and other art institutions, which have been published in catalogues, exhibition brochures, or journals.

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About The Center for Contemporary Art

Founded in 1970, The Center for Contemporary Art is a vital regional art center with a vibrant studio art school, extensive exhibition program and important community outreach component. The Center for Contemporary Art is committed to enabling all visitors to experience its classes and workshops, exhibitions and public programs. Visitors requiring an accommodation or service should contact The Center at least two weeks prior to the scheduled visit. The Center is located at 2020 Burnt Mills Road in Bedminster, NJ. For further information, please call (908) 234-2345 or visit The Center for Contemporary Art online at http://ccabedminster.org/

Gallery Hours

Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Closed Sundays and major holidays.
The gallery is also open during the evening when classes are in session.

Media Contact

Leigh Zona, Communications and Development Manager
The Center for Contemporary Art
2020 Burnt Mills Road Bedminster, NJ 07921
(908) 234-2345 ext. 104

Leigh Zona

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