Current Exhibitions

El Cartel/The Poster: Puerto Rican Graphics

January 30 - May 5, 2023
South Gallery, Ben Shahn Center for the Visual Arts

Curated by Alejandro Anreus, WP professor of art history and Latin American/Latinx Studies, this exhibition showcases printed posters created by leading Puerto Rican and Nuyorican printmakers at the Taller de Artes Graficas of the Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña in San Juan under the leadership of master printer Lorenzo Homar, and at the Taller Boricua in New York City, between 1960 and 2013. Drawn from an impressive print collection formed and recently donated to the William Paterson University Galleries by artist Gloria Rodriguez Calero in memory of her late husband Angelo Antolino and in honor of Alejandro Anreus, these works capture the issues and reflect the conscience of Puerto Ricans living on the island and in the diaspora over a half century when graphic design became entwined with the movement for independence. Central to this focus on printmaking was the development of one of the most sophisticated and effective uses of the silkscreen (serigraphy) technique. Printmakers represented in the exhibition include José Alicea, López Alomar, Luis Alonso, Isabel Bernal, Gloria Rodriguez Calero, Jose Rosa Castellanos, Fran Cervoni, Wilfredo Chiesa, Gilberto Hernandez, Lorenzo Homar, Carlos Irizarry, Antonio Martorell, Rafael Rivera Rosa, Fernando Salicrup, Carmelo Sobrino, Jorge Soto, Rafael Tufiño, and Manuel Vega.

Curator’s Talk: Alejandro Anreus
Wednesday, February 15 | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. | South Gallery

Opening Reception: Wednesday, February 15 | 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

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Ink, Press, Repeat: National Juried Printmaking and Book Art Exhibition of Traditional and Digital Print Media

Juried by Susan J. Goldman
January 30 - March 24, 2023
Court Gallery, Ben Shahn Center for the Visual Arts

Ink, Press, Repeat is the University Galleries' juried exhibition of traditional and digital print media and book art by professional artists from across the United States.

Juried by Susan J. Goldman, artist, master printmaker, curator, filmmaker, and founding director of Lily Press ©, this exhibition presents a selection of contemporary prints and artists’ books by 50 artists from 22 states: Leslie Adler, Rosaire Appel, Isak Applin, David Avery, Magda Baker, Mindy Belloff, Howard Berelson, Carol Bouyoucos, Denise Brady, Helene L. Brenenson, Lu Brewer, Servane Briand, R.D. Burton, Danqi Cai, Gino Castellanos, Eliza Clifford, Michael Ensminger, April Virginia Flanders, Xueer Gao, Jessica Marie Gross, Linda Herritt, Nicholas A. Hill, Yuji Hiratsuka, Neil Horsky, Marcus Howell, Diane Jacobs, David Joo, Christina Kang, Gali Katz, Tatana Kellner, Jun Lee, J. Myszka Lewis, Steven McCarthy, Chris Mona, Steven Muñoz, Irmari Nacht, B.E.F. Oakes, Frank Ozereko, Mervi Pakaste, Debra Pearlman, Marilyn Propp, Scott Reeds, Maxwell Roath, Andrew Robinson, Jennifer Scheuer, Dana Stirling, Rebecca Rowan Strabo, William Truran, Julie Wallace, and Chantal Zakari.

Juror’s Talk: Susan J. Goldman
Wednesday, February 22 | 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. | South Gallery

Opening Reception: Wednesday, February 22 | 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

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Myles Dunigan: Sacrifice Zones

Myles Dunigan
January 30- May 5, 2023
East Gallery, Ben Shahn Center for the Visual Arts

This exhibition features new prints, assemblages, installations, and an artist’s book by Myles Dunigan, the Grand Prize recipient of the 2020 Ink, Press, Repeat exhibition. Inspired by the provisional nature of scientific notation and doomsday preppers, Dunigan crafts ephemeral objects culled from a personal archive of slides, models, and field notes that act as beautiful warnings in a precarious era marked with pandemics and ecological anxieties.

Opening Reception: Wednesday, February 22 | 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

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