Join Morris Arts at the Gallery at 14 Maple for the free opening of its latest juried exhibition, Rites of Spring, honoring the 100th Anniversary of Igor Stravinsky’s influential ballet score and the controversial Armory show in NYC, touted as the first International Exhibition of Modern Art. The avant-garde nature of Stravinsky’s score introduced dramatically new approaches to tonality, meter and rhythm. In a narrative sense, Stravinsky’s work draws upon Russian pagan rites in honor of spring. Similarly, the Armory Show, which opened in March of that same year, reflected breaks with artistic traditions with the introduction of new visual languages such as Cubism, Fauvism and Futurism. In the spirit of that iconoclastic and innovative moment, this exhibit presents 37 artworks by 36 artists which challenge conventional approaches to media, push the limits of traditional uses and processes or address themes of transformation, ritual and rebirth to herald the coming of spring. The exhibit is guest curated by Jeanne Brasile, Curator of the Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall University.
Participating artists include: Barry Altman(East Windsor), David Axelrod (Chatham), Rob Barth (Lafayette), Richard Bedkowski (Morristown), Ron Brown (South Orange), Bernadette Calnon-Buote (Moorestown), Lisa Conrad (Newark), Lauren Curtis (Somerset), Dominique Duroseau (Irvington), Kate Eggleston (Hillsborough), Amy Evans (Califon), Sara Fattori (Morristown), Harriet Finck (East Orange), Andrea Geller (Paramus), Freya Gervasi (Denville), Eva Han, Alice Harrison (Morristown), Susanna Kopchains (Far Hills), Ahni Kruger (Pottersville), Jamie Levine (Short Hills), Beatrice M. Mady (Jersey City), Patricia Malarcher (Englewood), Kevin McCaffrey (Weehawken), Irmari Nacht (Englewood), Nancy Ori (Berkeley Heights), Arthur Paxton (Montclair), Kathy Rebek (Englewood), Sharon Reed (Westfield), David John Rush (Stanhope), Kenneth Schnall (Newark), Wes Sherman (Denville), Daniel Sroka (Morristown), Miriam Stern (Teaneck), Mary Ellen Timko, Eric Valosin (Warren), Anna Vranckx (Basking Ridge), and Dennis Joseph Yanoski (Morristown).
The show runs through August 21, 2013
Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday 10am-4pm and by appointment.
Free and open to the public.
The Gallery at 14 Maple is a barrier-free location.