The Western Connecticut State University will present “neither here nor there (or And),” as its 2019 winter exhibition, to be held at the WCSU Visual and Performing Arts Center Art Gallery on the university’s Westside campus in Danbury. The exhibition will run from Jan. 31 through March 3.
“The Department of Art decided it was important for us to create and make public a call for exhibitions to increase the diversity of artwork and also the number of proposals we would review,” said Melissa Ralston-Jones, WCSU’s curator of the art gallery. “This exhibition was chosen based on its unique theme, the quality of professional artists included in the exhibition and its ability to communicate new ideas, and also serving as an educational resource for the student body.”
The exhibit will feature six critically acclaimed United States-based artists — Samantha Bates of Tacoma, Wash., Gideon Bok of Camden, Maine, Rachel Hellmann, of Terre Haute, Ind., Sam King of Fayetteville, Ark., Matthew Murphy of Boston, Mass. and Stephanie Pierce of Brooklyn, N.Y.
“The theme of the show is a presentation of simultaneous ideas, visions and movements within and across "painting,” said Murphy, who also serves as a curator of the exhibition. “The show is a selection of work by six painters working in different ways. It is, in some ways, a spectrum or cross-section of painting from observational to non-objective or abstract painting.”