Notable: 9 New Jersey Photographers, Stockton University Art Gallery

In Exhibits, Gallery on February 18, 2018 at 11:00 am

The Stockton University Art Gallery is currently showing an exhibition that you will want to check out. “9 New Jersey Photographers” is a unique show curated by the renowned Stephen Perloff, founder and editor of The Photo Review and editor of The Photograph Collector. The exhibit features the works of 9 photographers: Barbara BeirneTerry BoddieSandra C. DavisMichael FroioChuck Kelton,Wendy PatonAlison RossiterHelen M. StummerHoward F. Zoubek

The “9 New Jersey Photographers,” exhibit reflects the diversity of image-making among photographic artists today.
Curator Stephen Perloff is the founder and editor of The Photo Review, a critical journal of international scope publishing since 1976, and editor of The Photograph Collector, the leading source of information on the photography art market.

Artists Alison Rossiter and Chuck Kelton create photographs without the use of a camera. Rossiter collects decades-expired photographic paper—the oldest dating to 1900—which she develops in her darkroom, coaxing out of each sheet the gorgeous composition of lights and shades it holds within. Her intimate compositions often resemble moody landscapes or Abstract Expressionist paintings. Kelton creates chemograms and photograms inside the darkroom; transforming light, chemistry and paper into abstract landscapes.

Barbara Beirne’s photographs have been widely exhibited and two nationwide tours of her work have been sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES). She is credited as the photographer for five children’s books.

Terry Boddie’s work as a photographer and multi-disciplinary artist explores the historical and contemporary aspects of memory, migration and globalization.

Enjoying adventure and discovery, Sandra C. Davis seeks out historic architecture and gardens, turning her lens to the spiritual and symbolic icons. Her recent work continues to focus on memories, history and symbolism to create narratives that explore the distorted memories of personal histories as well as legends, myths, fairytales, fictions.

Through exploring both building and place within the American landscape, Michael Froio’s work reveals an era where industry, wealth and power impacted the land. His work examines the remarkable architecture and engineering projects as well as the remains of a post-industrialized nation in the back lots, wooded areas, and small towns throughout the Northeast region.

Wendy Paton is best known for her dramatic black and white candid, nocturnal portraits, where she works with film and printing in a traditional darkroom setting.

Landscape photographer, Howard F. Zoubek’s finely detailed black and white silver prints capture both the spirit and fact of the natural order.

As a socially concerned documentary photographer, Helen Stummer captures images of the dignity, elegance and suffering of people who are trying to survive on nothing. Her 2017 book “Risking Life & Lens- A Photographers Memoir” will be on sale in the Stockton University Campus Center book store during the spring 2018 semester.

The exhibit will be on view to the public through March 28, 2018. A meet-and-greet reception with the artists will be held on March 6 from 5-6:30pm followed by a conversation with curator Steven Perloff. For more information, please contact Stockton University Art Gallery

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