||New, Non-Objective, and
For your consideration,
reflection, and summertime enjoyment
Curated by William J. Dane
Second Floor Gallery
July 10 - August 31, 2000
|The Special Collections Division of The Newark Public
Library announces an exhibit entitled New, Non-Objective,
and Abstract Prints which is on view in the 2nd
Floor Gallery at the central Library building at 5
Washington Street in Newarks Downtown Cultureplex
from July 10th through August of 2000. The seventy works
of graphic art were selected for public consideration,
reflection and summertime enjoyment for the many visitors
to the landmarked 1901 building on Washington Park. The
show is an intriguing mix of traditional and current
graphic techniques as well as subject matter leaning
heavily to avantgardism.
Night by Richard Sloat. Mixed media
of etching and aquatint, 1995.
Whitman's House in Camden, New Jersey by
Joseph Pennell. Etching, 1924.
|Among the new prints are a photo-silkscreen of
Frederick Douglass by Ben Shahn which is a gift to The
Library from the Stephen Lee Taller Ben Shahn Archive in
Berkeley, California and a silk screen print by Jose
Camacho which comments on the controversy swirling around
the continued military exercises on the island of Viequez
near Puerto Rico. A six-color lithograph by Donald
Baechler is also new to the Library. This print was
created especially for the menu of a 1995 commemorative
dinner in New York. A large and lively work by Jean
Charlot showing Mexican children at play is also on view
as a new acquisition.
Airport Restaurant and Bar by Louis
C. Reinert. Drawing, circa 1950.
||Users of the Newark Airport will be intrigued by a
dynamic rendering of a restaurant and bar drawn in pen
and ink over 50 years ago with a prop-driven plane
speeding in low in a nighttime view of a popular
restaurant jammed with approaching patrons and vintage
|Abstract images by celebrated artists such as Georges
Braque from France, Abraham Walkowitz from New York and
William Scott from Great Britain depict a dancing female
figure in curvilinear cubism, a cityscape with massive
skyscrapers looming almost directly overhead and a serene
still life with subtle areas of pure color and
beautifully presented images. George Segals 1964
print, Woman Combing Her Hair combines
realism and abstraction with brilliant colors adding
greatly to the overall aesthetic of his image. Segal, who
died in June of this year, is known world-wide for his
sculptured figures in settings which speak clearly to
those involved with social, historic and political causes
of current concern. He is much admired and sorely missed
by the extensive art community of the Garden State.
by Georges Braque. Etching.
New York Collection for Stockholm by
Richard Serra. Lithograph.
Nonobjective Print by Jean Rets.
Welten (Small World) by Vasily
Kandinsky. Color Lithograph.
||Nonobjective graphics are well represented in this
show which includes a lithograph in color by a master 20th
century painter and printmaker, Vasily V. Kandinsky. Two
large prints by English artist, Terry Frost, are truly
nonobjective with shapes based on the circle and half-circle
such as wedges and crescents with vivid colors
intertwining loops, arcs and bands forming decorative,
Mrs. Norbertine von Bresslern-Roth. Color wood engraving.
|This summertime show was organized and selected by
graphic arts specialist, William J. Dane who hopes that
this grand gathering of graphics combined with seventy
animal and bird prints in the Librarys Upper
Gallery will be highly rewarding and visually stimulating
to the several thousand visitors to the Library during
the summer months of 2000. The exhibits are open
during regular Library hours which include Saturdays from
9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with free admission at all times.
For additional data and details, please call 973-733-7745
at Special Collections in The Newark Public Library, 5
Washington Street in renaissance Newark.
design for a railroad station in France by
Albert Gleizes. Pochoir.