28, 2017, Jersey City, NJ – Hudson County Community College (HCCC) Department
of Cultural Affairs will celebrate Women’s History Month with an energy-charged
exhibition titled, “Quantum Overdrive!”
Opening festivities for the exhibition, which may be viewed through
April 19, will take place on Friday, March 3 and will include:
Talk from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. with Fred Fleisher – who is also a Hudson County
Community College professor – detailing the concept and inspiration for the
Social Media Challenge, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., led by HCCC student and founder
of #BlackHMC movement Nevin Perkins, who will explain this new endeavor for
Women’s History Month; and
Murphy: Live Painting, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. The artist encourages the public
to provide women’s black clothing that can be placed on a hanger (shirts,
blouses, skirts, dresses). Ms. Murphy will paint the articles in protest of the
global backlash against women.
exhibition and events will take place in the College’s
J. Dineen III and Dennis C. Hull Gallery, which is located on the top floor of
the HCCC Library at 71 Sip Avenue in Jersey City (just across from the PATH
Transportation Center). All are open to the public, and there is no charge for
Fleisher equates the bonds of matter and energy at the quantum level to a
universal connection that exists in all artistic work. For the exhibition, he
chose works that embody the artists’ ability to “utilize maximum potential of
the engine so as to get the most out of that fuel” in other words, their
“Overdrive.” It is coincidental that the works are all by women, and those
pieces featured represent a wide range of materials, energies and personal
The 11 artists
juxtaposes materials such as vinyl and denim with photographs.
, who utilizes “jazz crochet” in her HOME
& BIOME series, which explores how everything is in constant formation
and the importance of acknowledging our shared physical climate.
who produced paintings and digital
collages that combine her memories of the landscape and sea of her native
country of Cyprus with imagined and synthetic forms.
the creator of photo-based
images that portray a series of contorted nude body parts juxtaposed with
ordinary yet highly stylized props.
military portraits and 3D printed
apes are characters from her animation, good
enough for the people, based on Emma Goldman’s speech, Patriotism: A Menace to Liberty, first published in 1917.
has made a table of wooden
“paintings” – works that question their own structure, stability – and are
paired with a large, fragmented work that flirts with, but ultimately resists,
presents a composition
of animated objects that play off each other in a humorous yet disconcerting
manner, with goofy smiles and distressed eyeballs creating different forms of
HCCC Professor of Fine Arts, conveys
the magical experience of looking at intricate and complicated form in her
paintings which utilize interwoven patterns and layered images.
explores representational versus
abstract, direct perceptual experience versus the imaged, and authentic versus performed
selves, with attention to the constructs of the “natural world.”
by the call-out heard at protests for women’s rights, created My Body, My Choice to reflect the
elegant yet strong female body.
who machine-knits fiber installations and embroiders on photos of urban sprawl,
has been inspired by her immigrant seamstress grandmother, who sewed American
“Quantum Overdrive!” will share space with the exhibition,
“A World Where We Belong,” which honors the memory of LGBTQIA advocate Georgia
in the College’s Information Technology Services Department as an Academic Lab
Manager for 25 years, and was an active advisor for the College’s Gay-Straight
Alliance. Information on that exhibition is forthcoming.
The HCCC Benjamin J. Dineen, III and Dennis C. Hull Gallery
is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Tuesday from 11
a.m. to 8 p.m. (The Gallery is closed Sundays.)