Current Exhibitions

Here/Now: A Juried Exhibition of Student Artwork

April 8 - May 3, 2024
Court Gallery

Here/Now, an annual exhibition featuring William Paterson University student artwork, will be on view at the William Paterson University Galleries from April 8 through May 3, 2024. An award ceremony will take place on Tuesday, April 16 from 12:30 – 1:00 p.m., followed by an opening reception from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., in the Court Gallery, Ben Shahn Center for the Visual Arts.

Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and on Saturday, April 27 and May 4, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. On view in the Court Gallery, this exhibition showcases a variety of media including drawing, illustration, painting, photography, sculpture, textiles, animation, and graphic design. William Paterson University Department of Art faculty members Eileen Foti, Ashley Gerst, Claudia Goldstein, and Steve Rittler juried the exhibition.

Artists featured in the exhibition include: Kehinde Adeyefa (South Orange, NJ), Taiwo Adeyefa (South Orange, NJ), Vanessa Jaramillo (North Arlington, NJ), Jailynn Bayon (Wayne, NJ), Dante Blucher (Woodland Park, NJ), Liz Brautigan (Pompton Lakes), Cynthia Boyd (Bronx, NY), Veronica Caratti (New City, NY), Bailey Coddington-Salvato (Vernon, NJ), Jolie Conerly (Fairlawn, NJ), Sam Corbett (Wayne, NJ), Maygan Figueroa (Newark, NJ), Sarah Forbes (Butler, NJ), Claire Johnson (Cranford, NJ), Maeve Klepper (Ocean Grove, NJ), Max A. LoMonaco (Nutley, NJ), David Lopez (Clifton, NJ), Drew Jay McGuinness (Wayne, NJ), Kate Maitland (Wayne, NJ), Jeschelle Manansala (Hackensack, NJ), Luke Milem (Wayne, NJ), Nicholas Minadeo (Totowa, NJ), Makeda S. Moore (Plainfield, NJ), Megan Norman (New Milford, NJ), Kathryn O’Neill (Butler, NJ), Katrina Pascale (Newton, NJ), Jayden Rivera (Clifton, NJ), Fernando A. Roman (Pompton Lakes, NJ), Victoria Todd (Hasbrouck Heights, NJ), Ariel N. Vallejo (Montague, NJ), and Ally Zonzini (Lodi, NJ).

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Touch Me: Feeling Fashion

February 5 - May 3, 2024
South and East Galleries

Fashion is immediately associated with looks, and its popularity thrives in our current culture of image, reinforcing an aesthetic that is quintessentially visual. The works in Touch Me: Feeling Fashion challenge such a claim by exploring the connection between how fashion touches us—clothes on our bodies—and how we feel about it, both individually and socially.

Exhibiting artists Erika Diamond, Nadia Liz Estela, Susanne Goetz and Theanne Schiros, Kristen Kaas, Ani Liu, Jean Shin, Alison Weld, and Irmandy Wicaksono explore remnants, self-portraiture, identity, skins, new materials, and notions of protection. Sustainable designs by Petit Pli and functional garments from the collection of Cora Ginsburg LLC flesh out the past and future of designing for the necessity of touch. We expect the synergy of these perspectives to encourage a more mindful approach to the thinking and wearing of fashion.

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