Pollak Gallery at Monmouth University Proudly Presents
"Access and Opportunity, Diversity & Inclusion"
A Group Show Including the Art of Aaron Wilder
January 21 - March 13, 2020
Reception: Saturday February 8, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Monmouth University Center for the Arts
400 Cedar Avenue
West Long Branch, NJ 07764
Acts of injustice, bias, and disrespect, against groups and individuals, continue to play out across our nation. This juried exhibition will feature works that define what it means to be a good citizen in a global context, a person appreciative of all cultures and committed to fairness with respect and equality for all. By looking broadly at access and opportunity for all members of society regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, national origin, race, religious affiliation, or sexual orientation we can help everyone recognize, appreciate, and respect difference.
Participating Artists include:
Bonnie Carlson Diana
Linda Friedman Schmidt
Guta Galli and Aaron Wilder
Work from Aaron Wilder's collaboration with Guta Galli "Sugar & Snails" is included in the exhibition. Their collaboration started out as a photography project employing an analytical model to the daily performance of normative gender displays of appearance. The photographs depict the artists going through the motions of performing femininity and masculinity through sequential stillness. These figurative representations deconstruct gender norms and the way these norms relate to sex, race, identity and the idea of otherness. The original photographs were done in two sequences (one exploring masculine stereotypes and one exploring feminine stereotypes) where both artists went through the same actions. The photographs are displayed always in pairs matching both artists in a particular action.