Honey, I need some…space.
Heard those dreaded words recently? Here’s your rejoinder:
No problem, Sweetheart! Morris Arts has some for you!
Seeing Space, a new exhibition at Morristown’s Gallery at 14 Maple, features explorations of the subject by three artists specially chosen for the purpose.
The reception runs from 6 pm to 8 pm on Sept. 26, 2013. Admission is free, hors d’oeuvres will be served, and you can meet the artists, Willie Cole of Newark, Wayne Charles Roth of Mountain Lakes and Kiyomi Baird of Far Hills.
“Space can be as mundane as the comfortable distance between two people or as territorial as ‘you’re in my space,’” notes exhibit curator Dick Eger.
“Today, computers run out of space in their memory. Humans do too. Space, like air, (for most people), is taken for granted but is an essential ingredient in our lives. Space can be both ephemeral and permanent – yet ever changing.”
It’s the 10th exhibition that Morris Arts (formerly the Arts Council of the Morris Area) has mounted at 14 Maple. And it’s the first one in which the artists have been invited to participate; past shows have been juried competitions.
A committee from Morris Arts and the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation issued the invitations. The featured artists “use their concept of space as a vehicle to direct, express and propel their work into another dimension,” according to Dick.
Willie Cole, an award-winning African American sculptor, converts household objects–see his use of women’s shoes in this show–into challenging artworks.
For Wayne Charles Roth, pixels are the medium of choice; he employs digital printing on Plexiglas to create stunning, walls-sized experiments in color and complexity.
Kiyomi Baird uses mixed media to “embrace her Asian sensibilities and radiate a Zen quiet of inner rapture and peace” and blend elements of East and West, Dick says.
The exhibit will continue through March 21, 2014. It can be viewed Monday-Friday from 10 am to 4 pm and by appointment. Call (973) 285-5115 for the exhibit catalog, which includes sale prices.