Anna Kell: The White Room
Sam Metcalf: Big Game of the American West
Jay Sullivan: Glove – The Emotional Core of Objects
April 6 – May 23
Opening Reception: Friday, April 10th from 6-8 p.m.
Three solo exhibits open on April 6th at Center for Contemporary Art in Bedminster, NJ. All exhibits will remain on view through May 23rd. The public is invited to meet the artists at an opening reception for the exhibits on Friday, April 10th from 6-8 p.m.
The two exhibits in the first floor galleries present the work of artists Anna Kell and Sam Metcalf who were selected from the 2014 Juried Exhibition for The Center’s special Exhibitions Committee Solo Exhibit Award.
Indiana native Anna Kell will exhibit her installation, “The White Room.” Kell’s paintings and installations have been featured in exhibitions nationally at venues such as the Jolie Laide Gallery in Philadelphia, the Governor’s Island Art Fair, the AC Institute and Caelum Gallery in Chelsea, Root Division in San Francisco, and the ARC Gallery in Chicago. She is currently Assistant Professor at Bucknell University, where she teaches painting and drawing. According to Kell, her work is an “investigation into the way nature is represented in our cultural commodities.” She builds paintings and installations out of existing images of idealized nature: wallpapers, found paintings and prints, needlework, puzzles, posters, labels, patterned textiles, upholstered furniture, rugs, floral mattresses and even lampshades.
“Big Game of the American West” presents the work of New Jersey artist Sam Metcalf. Metcalf describes the exhibit as “a series of kinetic works that use the bones of mule deer, elk and bison to recreate the optical effects of wind sculptures that are commonly displayed as lawn ornaments across the country.” Metcalf’s work has been exhibited at the Art Ark Gallery, San Jose State University Gallery and the Herbert Sanders Gallery in San Joe, CA., the De Young Museum,111 Minna Gallery and Root Division in San Francisco among others.
“Glove – The Emotional Core of Objects” is on view in The Center’s second floor gallery. Photographer Jay Sullivan of Red Bank positions his work at “the intersection of photography and psychology,” choosing subjects that challenge his emotional and psychological boundaries. This exhibit represents “four years of work and a lifetime of memories” and results from a deep exploration of his relationship with his father.