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Fine Art Professor to Exhibit Works Focused on Rituals of Religious and Contemplative Significance  

Painting by Lauren Schiller, Assistant Professor of Fine Art in the College of Communication and the Arts.

Meditation: Craving - oil on panel, 8 x 8 inches

Lauren Schiller, Professor of Fine Art in the College of Communication and the Arts, will be showcasing her paintings this summer at four group art exhibitions throughout the north-east coast.

Professor Schiller is known for creating artwork from the imagery of food-related memories, associations and rituals. Her collection of recent paintings focus around the idea of religious and contemplative rituals, and their significance to a person's wellbeing. Particularly fascinating to Schiller is the concept of people using rituals as a method of coping with their purpose of being human. These paintings, created with oil on panel, focus on personal sacred spaces that people set up in their home to help them reconnect with their inner self.

I paint from displays of sculptures, photographs, candles, foods, offering bowls and other objects chosen for their symbolic meaning, especially focusing on the their groupings in the constructed environment of personal shrines and altars.

Schiller's artwork will be on display at the following exhibitions:

Viewpoints 2017, 20th Annual Juried Exhibition
Studio Montclair at Aljira, Center for Contemporary Art
591 Broad Street, Newark, NJ
Exhibition Dates: June 1-30, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 3, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Feast Your Eyes, Celebrating the Foods of the South
Burroughs-Chapin Art Museum Invitational Exhibition
3100 S Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC
Exhibition Dates: June 10- September 17, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 10, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

FIGHT OR FLIGHT, Juried Exhibition
The Painting Center 547 West 27th Street, NY, NY
Exhibition Dates: June 20-July 15, 2017
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 22, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Prince Street Gallery, Annual National Juried Show
530 West 25th Street, NY, NY
Exhibition Dates: July 11-29, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 15 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

All of these exhibitions and opening receptions are free and open to the public.

Categories: Arts and Culture

For more information, please contact:

  • Danielle Clements
  • (973) 275-4831
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