The Wall Series by Bruce Rigby and the Sculpture of Elizabeth Miller-McCue
November 14, 2009 – January 3, 2010
First Floor Main Galleries
Opening reception Saturday, November 14, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Members and artists only, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
With the Wall Series Bruce Rigby executes mixed media works on wood that capture ordinary sights of daily life, things not typically on display for formal viewing. “I am intrigued by the record of physical activity and energy more evident in a visual environment not designed, or perhaps even intended, for public consumption. By reducing concern for a perfectly finished product, a more relaxed, less formal esthetic is allowed to emerge.”
Artwork by Bruce Rigby has been included in over 180 juried and invitational exhibitions nationwide. He has had eighteen solo exhibitions and received over thirty awards. His paintings, drawings, and prints in included in permanent public, private, and corporate collections throughout New Jersey and around the country. He is a professor of fine art at The College of New Jersey, where he has received numerous research grants in painting and drawing.
Elizabeth Miller-McCue works primarily in unique bronze castings, ranging in scale from gallery works to site-specific installations and public commissions. She also fabricates in steel, aluminum and mixed media. “Sculpture brings forth the primacy of touch—a world overflowing with machine-made objects. My training was devoted to life drawing and the study of the Masters. From this background, I have sought to develop a personal vision through perception, examination and experience. For me, the starting point is always content. Content determines form. Content is meaning and meaning is multi-leveled. The image is itself and something other than itself, it is experience and perception transformed, reverberating with many meanings larger than itself. Site commissions offer many challenges, which I find stimulating and thought provoking: what do you want to say and how will you say it? The possibilities to stretch and develop your creative mind are endless, a challenge to both your imagination and expertise.”