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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)January 8, 2004

(Mahwah) – New Jersey’s Newest, an exhibit featuring the work of artist Michael Dal Cerro, will be on display in the George T. Potter Library of Ramapo College of New Jersey beginning Tuesday, January 20 and continuing through March 2.

Dal Cerro’s woodblock prints take a satirical look at consumerism, technology and popular culture. Characters such as Godzilla, the Teletubbies, Britney Spears and Hello Kitty congregate and cavort against the urban skyline of Times Square.

In describing his work, the artist says, This is a dreamlike or nightmare world where billboard figures have come to life and broken free of their borders.” Comic book art, Japanese animation and fine art inform the stylization of Dal Cerro’s images. His woodblock prints involve a complex inter-cutting and collage-like layering of architectural elements and figures.

New Jersey’s Newest is a series of exhibitions featuring up-and-coming artists from around the state. Dal Cerro lives and works in Lyndhurst, NJ. Call the library at 201.684.7575 for gallery hours. Admission is free of charge.

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Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by CollegesofDistinction.com, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on Niche.com, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.

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