The George Segal Gallery enthusiastically presents Between Here and Then: Photography from the Collections of Montclair State University, on view from September 8th through December 17th, 2016.
This exhibition, guest curated by Mimi Weinberg, who teaches Art History and Theory at Montclair State University and Stern College of Yeshiva University, highlights important photographic works in the University’s permanent collections. These collections include more than a dozen color Polaroids, as well as a series of black and white photographs, by Andy Warhol. The exhibit also features photographs by Donald Lokuta that capture George Segal in the process of casting his models for his famous Street Crossing installation, permanently on display at Montclair State University. Weinberg’s vision for the exhibition examines photography through a “phenomenological mode of viewing” and divides the work into four sections: Snapshots, functioning as visual diary entries; Sketches, photos implicated in the process of creating something else; Documents of objects and rituals; and Pictures, in which the images enhance the depicted subjects and are the ends in and of themselves.
The George Segal Gallery serves as the flagship facility of the University Art Galleries, boasting more than 3,000 square feet of exhibition space and 3,300 square feet of office, classroom and storage space. In addition to housing some important works by George Segal, the gallery has become home to a growing permanent collection of modern and contemporary art, which includes works by Richard Anuszkiewitz, Alexander Calder, Andy Warhol, Clarence Holbrook Carter, Andre Masson, Mayer William Schlesinger, the Lida Hilton Print Collection and the Lucy Lewis Collection of Contemporary Native American pottery.