Curated by Chris Bors, Gallery Director
Exhibition dates: February 13 — March 23, 2018
Opening Reception: February 13, 2018, 6—8 pm
Gallery Bergen, West Hall 329

Past, Present, Future: Visual Arts Faculty at Bergen Community College is an exhibition celebrating the artwork of current and past full-time and adjunct Visual Arts faculty from the beginning of the college’s history 50 years ago to the present day. Featuring the woodcut “Flight,” 1967, by Harper T. Phillips (1928—1988), the first faculty member in the Visual Arts department, as well as painting, video, digital prints, photographs, and fashion design, the exhibition shows the wide range of media and conceptual underpinnings undertaken by the professional artists that have taught at or are currently teaching at the college.

In addition to artworks, a selection of publications by Art History faculty will also be on view. A digital slideshow of images of faculty, artwork and art courses offered from yearbooks and catalogs from the early years of Bergen Community College, as well as images of the college’s current classes in Visual Art and Fashion Design will be on continual display.

Artists: Frank Aiello, Gary Armstrong, Mary Bays, Greg Biermann, Suzaan Boettger, Mona Brody, Steven Carver, John Cichowski, Denise Budd, Alyce Gottesman, Ethan Greenbaum, Fariba Hajamadi, Andrea Geller Jablonski, Carl Jablonski, Paul Laliberte, Bernice Leibowitz, Claire McConaughy, Paul Mindell, Harper T. Phillips, Christopher Priore, Laurie Riccadonna, Scott Staton, Vesselina Traptcheva

Harper T. Phillips, Flight (detail), 1967, Woodcut, 5 3/8″ x 7 1/4″. Collection of Walter Rothaug.
Laurie Riccadonna, Bouquet, 2015, Oil on Canvas, 22″ x 28″
Ethan Greenbaum, Report, 2015, Direct to substrate print, acrylic on vacuum formed PETG, 16.25″ x 18.25″