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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)February 27, 2007

(Mahwah) – So Far, So Good, a retrospective view of the photographs of David Freund, 1971-2006, will open in the Kresge and Pascal Galleries on the campus of Ramapo College Wednesday, March 28 and continue through April 27. An opening reception and artist’s talk will be held March 28 from 5 – 7 p.m.

Freund, a visual arts professor at Ramapo College, has long photographed what could broadly be termed “the American scene,” whether its people or, more often, the land. One of his latest projects, for instance, involved traveling throughout the United States photographing playgrounds.  For an earlier project, supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, Freund photographed at gas stations in 47 states.  His photographs are constructions created from elements commonplace, immediately recognizable, but somehow unfamiliar.
 
 
 
 
7905-1The artist says that although his photographs begin with an attraction to an event or scene, their larger meaning lies in the relationships he discovers in the surrounding environment and establishes in his frame.  The selection of photographs for this exhibition comes from more than ten bodies of work, some comprised of thousands of images.  Freund has shaped the exhibition to reflect not only his preferences, but to include works that provide connection and continuity among them.

Freund has exhibited at the Light Gallery, New York and the George Eastman House.  His work is included in collections at MOMA, Corcoran Gallery and Bibliotheque Nationale.

This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

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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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