(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)February 4, 2003
(Mahwah) – A multimedia exhibit of computer-generated images, paintings, and video by Ramapo College professor Shalom Gorewitz entitled Still Dancing will open Wednesday, February 19 in Ramapo College’s Potter Library Gallery as well as the nearby Berrie Center’s Curtain Call Café. Admission is free. The exhibit continues through March 21.
‘Still Dancing’ points to the underlying motion of inanimate objects when the solid is made fluid. ‘Still Dancing’ also refers to survival, sleep, progress and movement,” Gorewitz says. In Still Dancing, Gorewitz features digital photographs that he uses to create a series of still images that are collages in the paintings, montages in the prints, and animated in the video.
Gorewitz carries a video camera and digital still cameras for collecting images that relate to his aesthetic and thematic concerns. Most of the images included in Still Dancing were recorded in and around New York City before, during and after 9/11, which remains a potent subtext in all recent art.
Still Dancing goes back to my roots as a video imagist,” says Gorewitz, who grew up in New City, NY. He has taught video and computer art at Ramapo College since 1981. He served as dean of the School of Contemporary Arts from 1991-1999 and is convener of its visual arts major.
In addition to the Ramapo College exhibition, Gorewitz currently has a one-person exhibition at Deep Listening Space in Kingston, NY. His 2001-02 video, Levinas in Yorkville, was one of 300 media works selected from 4,000 entries for exhibition in the February 2003 Recontres Paris-Berlin where he also was invited to speak about his work’s relationship to the French Jewish philosopher Emmanuel Levinas.
During his 30 years as an independent video producer and artist, he has collaborated with many major dancers and choreographers, musicians and other video artists. His work has been featured in three Whitney Biennials, numerous international museums, festivals and galleries, as well as on the Public Broadcasting System and the Learning Channel.
For more information about the exhibit, contact Gorewitz at (201) 684-7150.
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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