All That You Leave Behind Diana Weymar, Nelson Hancock
January 5 - March 16
All That You Leave Behind, a collaboration between textile artist Diana Weymar and photographer Nelson Hancock, explores narrative and artistic interpretations of personal, everyday objects. How many of us have shopped at estate sales, driven past dilapidated houses, or visited historical sites only to find ourselves creating stories about the former owners or occupants? The urge to tell stories about what is left behind satisfies our need and desire to infuse the materiality of objects with personal meaning.
Objects are a material evidence of life already lived. We carefully curate our own lives based on the premise that meaning can be implied, that we can control our own narratives after we have passed, and that we will be remembered through these objects. When we photograph an object or use one for artist interpretation, we are both speaking for it and for ourselves. Whether it’s a photo of a worn and decaying kitchen, embroidered text on a doll’s clothing, or an actual object, the space between it and the viewer is filled with intangible forces that have defined our lives.
Master Class Artists Exhibit
The Arts Council of Princeton presents an an exhibition of new paintings and drawings by artists from the Painting and Drawing Master Class instructed by Charles David Viera. This exhibition will be offered in the Lower Gallery and the public is invited to an artists’ reception Saturday, December 4 from 3-5pm. Says Viera “These students are from a special class that the Arts Council is now adding to their regular schedule of classes and is for artists that still appreciate a structured class environment. …
Overcoming: Reflections on Struggle, Resilience, and Triumph
Several days before his assassination, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. proclaimed that “We Shall Overcome”, in a refrain motivated by the hymn of the same name and the generations of Americans who fought (and will continue to fight) for justice and freedom for people of color. In “Overcoming,” artist, activist and writer, Rhinold Ponder, inspired by Dr. King, employs his mixed media paintings to provoke reflection of the resilience of Black people in a continuing struggle for recognition of their humanity and demand …