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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)October 24, 2001

(Mahwah) – Works in various media by new faculty at Ramapo College of New Jersey will be featured in Not Just an Adjunct, an exhibition opening with a reception Wednesday, November 14 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Kresge and Pascal galleries. An artists talk is scheduled at 6 p.m.

Sydney Jenkins, director of galleries at Ramapo College, who noted that the
quality of the work is very impressive, stated, “It’s as good as in any hot Chelsea gallery.” Indicating the strength of Ramapo’s photography and sculpture programs, those media dominate the show.

The exhibit runs through December 19. The Kresge and Pascal galleries are in the Angelica and Russ Berrie Center for Performing and Visual Arts. Faculty whose work is represented include:

Tom Baker
Seth Ely
Scott Furman
Joan Harmon
Katherine McVety
Margaret Murphy

Annibal Pella
Lauren Piperno
Siena Porta
Greta Pratt
Ketti Schoenfeld
Arlene Toonkel
Melissa Zexter

Prints of objects and formal shapes
Small color paintings on shaped canvas
Abstract prints on paper
Electric installation sculpture cast from her own body entitled “Safe in My Own Skin”
Color photographs from her Zoo series
Paintings that “follow in the tradition of still life painters from the past using symbols or codes to speak about the present culture” She uses tromp l’oeil techniques for very realistic effects
Digital inkjet prints of landscapes and interiors
Renaissance Faire series of photographs
Figure sculptures based in zen practice
Documentary photographs of American history re-enactor figures and locales
Sculptural works featuring surreal domestic anomalies
Paper sculptural works with human body fragments
Photographs of nudes overlaid with thread patterns

Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. For more information, call Sydney Jenkins, director of Ramapo College galleries, (201) 684-7147.

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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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