Wednesday, February 12, 2014

In the Café Gallery: Ovid’s Metamorphoses: Students of Harriet Finck

The Café Gallery at the Art School at Old Church is pleased to host an exhibition of collages by local artists on view through February 13th.  The collage works in the show are created by students of the Art School faculty member Harriet Finck. This group of students interpreted Ovid’s Metamorphoses, a book of poetry comprised of over 250 myths to create collages. Cultures create mythology to explain the workings of the world and the interactions between gods, goddesses, and humans.  By gathering inspiration from these mythological stories, the students found the stepping stones for their work.  
Eve Kafka Barron, Underworld, 2013

The collages in this show were developed in the studios at the Art School in Collage: Juxtaposition, offered Friday afternoons.  The idea of collage is to place one piece of printed material against another. Through this process, students have created unique works of art that are expressions of personal interpretations of Ovid’s myths.

Exhibiting artists:
Marcy Cagan (RAMSEY, NJ), Susan Fidlon (FORT LEE, NJ), Arlene Hirschfelder (TEANECK, NJ), Eva Kafka Barron (TEANECK, NJ), Nancy Kihn (WEST NEW YORK, NJ), Joan Knauer (FORT LEE, NJ), Lisa Rabinowitz (UPPER MONTCLAIR), Dorit Shmuel (CRESSKILL, NJ), and Maxine Silverman (NYACK, NY). 

Stop by the gallery to see the last days of Ovid’s Metamorphoses: Students of Harriet Finck!
Nancy Kihn, Waterworld II, 2013

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