An exhibition of new work by advanced art students at The College of New Jersey entitled young galaxy is being presented at Artworks Trenton from Friday, April 11 to Saturday, May 3, 2014. young galaxy is a free-wheeling, jostling, exuberant, compelling, and wild collection of fresh works. As this cohort of advanced visual arts students at The College of New Jersey moves into artistic maturity, the results are a cocktail of newfound creative independence stirred with technical acumen. The exhibition poses questions of how a young artist perceives the world around him/her and how those perceptions become art.
young galaxy is a mash-up of drawing, painting, video, installation, sculpture and large-scale murals. In each work, the young artist has taken on the task of creating something ‘new’, often by excavating the past or by exposing personal experience to the world. To witness this point of creation is like witnessing the birth of a galaxy; it is explosive, and rapidly expands to fill the space around it. The students are led by Professors of Fine Arts, Liselot van der Heijden and Gregory Thielker.
Artworks is Trenton’s premier downtown visual arts center. They look to promote artistic diversity by fostering creativity, learning, and appreciation of the arts. They have many classes, exhibitions, and events throughout the year that make art an accessible experience for all. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Friday from 11:00AM-6:00PM and on Saturdays from 11:00AM-4:00PM. For more information, please visit http://artworkstrenton.org/
For more information on TCNJ’s Department of Art and Art History, please visit http://www.tcnj.edu/~art/