2013 Juried Exhibition

Mixed media painting by Kay Knight

Kay Knight

2013 Juried Exhibition

The Center for Contemporary Art’s Juried Exhibition opens on Friday, November 8th and will remain on view through December 14, 2013. Juror John Yau selected thirty-four pieces from nearly nine hundred entries submitted by artists from across the U.S. and Canada, Romania, The Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland and Italy. The exhibit includes work in a broad range of subject matter and media.

Wes Sherman, Chair of The Center’s Exhibitions Committee, observed, “The Center for Contemporary Art is honored to have worked with John Yau as the juror for this year’s international exhibition. Mr. Yau looked through many artist proposals for this show and selected a number of great art works that reflect what artists are thinking about, not only from our region but across the country. Art is a declaration and this year’s artists are celebrating materials over imagery as seen in the fragile volume forms by Molly Burke, a fractal geometric collaged landscape painting by Kay Knight, or the electric pop interior space painting by Aliza Morell. A group show of this kind can be difficult to put together and John Yau has done a great job once again in creating a collective coherence between the thirty-four artists that are in this years show. 

John Yau is a poet, fiction writer, critic, publisher of Black Square Editions, freelance curator and Associate Professor in Critical Studies at Rutgers University. His recent books include A Thing Among Things: The Art of Jasper Johns (D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, 2008) and Further Adventures in Monochrome (Copper Canyon Press, 2012). His reviews have appeared in ArtforumArt in AmericaArt NewsBookforum, and the Los Angeles Times. He was the Arts Editor for the Brooklyn Rail (2006 – 2011). In January 2012, he started the online magazine, Hyperallergic Weekend, with three other writers. In 2002, he was named a Chevalier in the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government.

Three artists were selected by Yau for awards:
1st Prize; Kay Knight (Shorewood, WI)
2nd Prize: Denise Cashin (Washington, NJ)
3rd Prize: Aliza Morell (Highland Park, NJ)

Artists Rebecca Simon and Dana McElroy were selected for the Special Exhibitions Committee Award of a solo exhibit at The Center which will take place in 2014.

Painting by Aliza Morell

Aliza Morell

Photography by Denise Cashin

Denise Cashin