On the fringes of Hurricane Caroline, 8/30/75. Image courtesy of the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 3, 2009
February 17 –April 17, 2009
OPENING RECEPTION: February 17, 6-8pm
Participating artists: [images + info]
Stephen Andrews, Michele Araujo, Robert Bordo, Diane Burko, Christos Dikeakos/Robert Smithson, John Dougill, Joy Episalla, Joy Garnett, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Jacqueline Gourevitch, Erik Hanson, Geoffrey Hendricks, J.J. L’Heureux, Bill Jones, Zoe Leonard, Frank Moore, Jaanika Peerna, Andrea Polli, Hunter Reynolds, Austin Thomas, Bing Wright, Carrie Yamaoka, Andrea Zittel
Bergen Community College
400 Paramus Road
Paramus, NJ 07652-1595
t. (201) 447-7100; (201) 689-7057
Tues, Thurs, Fri: 11am-6pm
Sat, Feb 28 & Mar 28: 11am-2pm
More information and images: http://outoftheblueproject.org
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Amy Lipton: [email protected]
BERGEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE – out of the blue, an exhibition featuring artwork inspired by weather, geological and atmospheric conditions, will open at Bergen Community College's Gallery Bergen (400 Paramus Road, Paramus) on Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at 6 p.m. An opening reception will kick-off the exhibition (6-8pm), which will run through Friday, April 17, 2009.
Curated by Amy Lipton and artists Joy Episalla, and Joy Garnett, out of the blue presents works by 24 prominent artists from New York City, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, London, Toronto and Vancouver.
The exhibition focuses on the dynamics of human creativity as a metaphor for geological and atmospheric phenomena. Treating issues of weather both literally and symbolically, out of the blue approaches the creative process as a kind of weather system.
Ideas, like hurricanes, seem to come "out of the blue," though they arrive through a combination of complex forces. Through metaphors provided by art, out of the blue leads us through the tangle of influences—both innovative and destructive—that humans exert upon one another and the environment. Understanding and cultivating these influences and relationships is the key to our cultural vitality in a world where technological hubris and political arrogance can overshadow tolerance and collaboration.
out of the blue generates its own weather conditions, a storm of intertwined processes--artistic, social, political, atmospheric, and geological. As we influence one another, we in turn affect our culture and the environment, and creativity itself becomes a force of nature.
Gallery Bergen, the 2,250 square foot art exhibition space located on the third floor of the College's high-technology and arts building, West Hall, is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursdays from noon to 8 p.m., and Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m.
Including the opening reception, Gallery Bergen is a free exhibit open to the public.
For more info and images go to: http://outoftheblueproject.org