Here/Now: A Juried Exhibition of Student Artwork, on View Through May 4

"Emergence," 2021, a digital photograph by Blades Correa

Here/Now, an annual exhibition featuring William Paterson University student artwork, is on view at the William Paterson University Galleries from April 25 through May 4, 2022. An award ceremony will take place on Tuesday, April 26 from 12:30 to 1:00 p.m., followed by an opening reception from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. in the Court Gallery, Ben Shahn Center for the Visual Arts.

Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and on Sunday, May 1, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. On view in the Court Gallery, this exhibition showcases a variety of media including drawing, graphic design, illustration, painting, photography, sculpture, textiles, animation, and game design. William Paterson University Department of Art faculty members Daryl Moore, Julie Nagle, Michael Rees, and Robin Schwartz juried the exhibition.

Artists featured in the exhibition include: Jonathan Alarcon (Totowa, NJ), Dante’ D. Blucher (Woodland Park, NJ), Kathleen Burrough (North Haledon, NJ), Alexander Chernyshev (River Edge, NJ), Blades Correa (Totowa, NJ), Tara Egan (Flanders, NJ), Joshua Fitzpatrick (Jamesburg, NJ), Jamil Hutty-Alexander (Mt. Laurel, NJ), Mar Kayser (Edison, NJ), Nicole Kiziuk (Teaneck, NJ), James Koegler (Wayne, NJ), David A. Lopez (Passaic, NJ), Joshua Lopez (Newton, NJ), Piero Lopez Rodriguez-Gaona (Wharton, NJ), Jordan Lynch (Paterson, NJ), Jonathan Nguyen (South Plainfield, NJ), Nick Minadeo (Totowa, NJ), Fabio Miyashiro (Pompton Lakes, NJ), Jenna Nelson (Wayne, NJ), Rael Palao (Waldwick, NJ), Fernando Roman (Pompton Lakes, NJ), Ian Shaughnessy (Hoboken, NJ), Hannah Steinel (Parsippany, NJ), Christian Tavis (Howell, NJ), Dawn Tighe (Union City, NJ), and Mackenzie Zuercher (Lincoln Park, NJ).

Here/Now is one of two exhibitions on view concurrently in the William Paterson University Galleries. On view in the South and East Galleries is Fashion is a Verb: Art, Performance, and Identity, which reveals that fashion is not just a consumer object, but an artistic vehicle and an interactive performance connected to individual and social identity.

This exhibition was made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. The William Paterson University Galleries are wheelchair-accessible. Large-print educational materials are available. For additional information, please call the William Paterson University Galleries at 973-720-2654.

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