On the Edge
Invitational and Juried exhibit for artists between the ages of 18 and 30 something.
March 18, 2017 – April 30, 2017
Opening Reception March 18, 2017
6-7 Artists and Members, 7-9 Public Reception
Gallery Walk – April 30, 2 pm
The works in this exhibit range from photography, water and oil paintings, sculpture, jewelry, collage and videos.
According to Joan Perkes, Exhibit Committee Chair, “We are proud to provide this exclusive platform to young artists who show us all what we can expect for years to come in contemporary and performance-based art. We challenged the artists to explore what it meant to them to be on the edge and the results are fresh, varied and inspiring.”
Interpretations of what is means to be on the edge are as varied as the artists and the work themselves. One artist Allison Gazdik said of her sculpture, Automation, “…is the first I made in what would become a larger series of ceramic works, all clay creatures sculpted and carved to appear mechanical. For me, to be ‘on the edge’ of anything is a place of tension. It represents a moment of balance between two sides, often between the stable and the uncomfortable. My sculpture embraces the tension on the edge between man and machine, yet in this digital world, even the mechanical clockwork imagery is becoming a thing of antiquity.”
Hope Carter, also under the age of 40 and co-curator of the exhibit, stated: “We were hoping to find work that was fresh and relevant. This body of artwork connects to the deep emotional feelings of all ages; the work is emotionally moving and alive and mesmerizing.”
The exhibit was curated by Trenton Museum Society Trustees, Hope Carter and Diane Ciccone.