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Joan Snyder: Intimate Works
January 17, 2011 - June 5, 2011
Joan Snyder/Intimate Works
Mabel Smith Douglass Library, Rutgers University
January 17 -June 5, 2011
New Brunswick, NJ- The Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series, a program of the Rutgers Institute for Women and Art (IWA) in partnership with the Rutgers University Libraries, is presenting a 45 year survey of small paintings by Joan Snyder, who has been named the 2010-11 Estelle Lebowitz Visiting Artist in Residence at Rutgers. Joan Snyder/ Intimate Works, will be mounted in the galleries at the Mabel Smith Douglass Library (8 Chapel Drive, New Brunswick, NJ 08901). Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 9am – 4:30pm and weekends by appointment. The galleries are free and open to the public.
Snyder will give the Lebowitz Public Lecture at the Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers (71 Hamilton Street, New Brunswick) on Sunday, February 13, 2011. The lecture is open to the public and will begin at 2pm with a reception to follow. There is a $10 general admission fee, a $5 fee for Zimmerli members and it is free to Rutgers faculty, staff, and students. For lecture reservations call 732-932-7237 x 615. Please note that the Zimmerli Art Museum will mount a prints retrospective exhibition to coincide with the Dana Women Artists Series show, entitled, Dancing with the Dark: Joan Snyder Prints 1963-2010. This exhibit has been organized by Marilyn Symmes of the Zimmerli and will be on view from January 29 – May 29, 2011.
The Douglass Library exhibition, curated by Judith K. Brodsky and Ferris Olin (directors of the IWA), will inaugurate a series of activities planned for 2011-12 to celebrate the Dana Women Artists Series’ 40th Anniversary. Snyder, (born 1940 in Highland Park, NJ), founded the award-winning Women Artists Series in 1971. It is the oldest continuous running exhibition space in the United States dedicated to making visible the work of emerging and established contemporary women artists. Snyder is an internationally acclaimed artist and pioneering feminist artist, who graduated from Douglass College (BA, 1962) and Rutgers in 1966 with a MFA. She is a recipient of a MacArthur Genius Award (2007) and will be inducted into Rutgers Hall of Distinguished Alumni in May 2011
The paintings on view in the library range in size from the smallest which is 8 x 8 inches to the largest which is 24 x 24 inches and date from 1965 to 2010. Throughout her career Snyder has combined oil, watercolor, acrylic, pencil, glitter, fabric, bark, straw, herbs, beads, paper mache and other materials in her paintings to create uniquely fluid surfaces. Her paint is applied as thick and heavy, light and washy, or propelled onto and dripped down the canvas to create vibrant expressionistic works. Though small in size, these works are monumental in content, and represent the artist’s development during the past four decades.
The IWA operates as a center of the Office of the Associate Vice President for Academic & Public Partnerships in the Arts & Humanities. Dana Women Artists Series co-sponsors include: Associate Alumnae of Douglass College, Brodsky Center for Innovative Editions, Douglass Residential College, The Feminist Art Project, Institute for Women and Art, Rutgers University Libraries, Women Artists Archives National Directory, and the Women’s and Gender Studies Department. These events are made possible in part by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. The exhibition and public lecture were selected by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts as part of the American Masterpieces Series in New Jersey. American Masterpieces is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts.
JOAN SNYDER PUBLIC PROGRAMS at Rutgers, SPRING 2011
Sunday, February 13/ 2 pm
Joan Snyder Lecture: How It Happens/Making Prints and Paintings2010 -11 Estelle Lebowitz Visiting Artist in Residence public lecture; followed by a reception.Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers, 71 Hamilton Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901$10 admission; $5 Zimmerli members. Free to Rutgers faculty, staff and students.For reservations, please call 732/932-7237, ext. 615
Sponsors: Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series, a program of the Rutgers Institute for Women and Art in partnership with the Rutgers University Libraries, and the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers. Co-sponsors: Associate Alumnae of Douglass College, Brodsky Center for Innovative Editions, Douglass Residential College, The Feminist Art Project, Rutgers University Libraries, Women Artists Archives National Directory, and the Women’s and Gender Studies Department. This event was selected by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts as part of the American Masterpieces Series in New Jersey. American Masterpieces is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts.
Wednesday, February 2 and March 2 / 5:30-6 pm
ART AFTER HOURS Gallery TourLed by Curator Marilyn SymmesZimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers, 71 Hamilton Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Free with museum admission. For further information, please visit: www.zimmerlimuseum.rutgers.edu
Thursday, March 3/ 7 pm
FILM: The HereticsFollowed by a conversation with Joan Braderman, director of The HereticsDouglass Lounge, Douglass Campus Center, 100 George Street, New BrunswickFree admissionThis film, written and directed by Joan Braderman in 2009, documents the 1970s feminist artistsHeresies Collective and the groundbreaking art magazine Heresies: A Feminist Publication on Artand Politics (1977-92). Twenty-four artists, including Joan Snyder, speak about the extraordinarytimes in which they challenged established notions of gender and power in the art world.
Sponsors: : Associate Alumnae of Douglass College, Brodsky Center for Innovative Editions, Douglass Residential College, The Feminist Art Project, Institute for Women and Art, Rutgers University Libraries, Women Artists Archives National Directory, the Women’s and Gender Studies Department, and the Zimmerli Art Museum. Call 732/932-3726 for information.
Thursday, March 10/ 4:30 pm
“High Tide: Deploying Fluids in Women’s Art Practice”Anna Chave, Professor of Contemporary Art and Theory, 20th Century European and American Art, CUNY Graduate Center, New York4:30 pm, Zimmerli Art Museum
Sponsors: Brodsky Center for Innovative Editions, Institute for Women and Art, and Zimmerli Art Museum
Wednesday, April 13/ 2-4 pm
Brodsky Center for Innovative Editions (BCIE) Studio Tour2-4pmBCIE, 33 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick
Sponsors: Brodsky Center for Innovative Editions and Zimmerli Art Museum
Watch video of Joan Snyder in recognition of her receiving the Rutgers Hall of Distinguished Alumni
Read Wall St. Journal Review, April 27, 2011
The Institute for Women and Art welcomes all visitors with disabilities. Please contact the IWA for further details and information regarding accommodation of specific needs at: womenart.rutgers.edu or 732-932-3726.