The Gallery at Mercer County Community College

January 312023 - March 242023
Name marcy roberts
Event Title “Paintings and Sculptures by Leroy Johnson” at The Gallery at Mercer County Community College
Event Start Date/Time 01-31-2023 12:00 PM
Event End Date/Time 03-24-2023 11:00 PM
Venue Name The Gallery at Mercer County Community College
Venue Address Mercer County Community College, Communications Building, West Windsor, New Jersey, 08550
Event Details The Gallery at Mercer County Community College is pleased to announce “Paintings and Sculptures by Leroy Johnson.” The exhibition will be on view through March 24, 2023 with an opening reception on Wednesday, February 8 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.The Gallery is located on the college’s West Windsor campus at 1200 Old Trenton Road in the Communications Building. Gallery hours are Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and  Wednesdays from noon till 7 p.m.“The unbeautiful can be as powerful/attractive as the ‘professed’ beautiful” –Johnson Johnson, who passed away in 2022, was born in 1937 in the Eastwick community of Southwest Philadelphia. He was a self proclaimed “urban expressionist” whose work was shaped by African American history and life in the inner city. Largely self taught, Johnson sought to create mixed media through painting, collage, and assemblage sculpture within the “Arte Povera” movement — a Italian art movement from the late 1960s to 1970s whose artists explored a range of unconventional processes and non-traditional ‘everyday’ materials.
Email [email protected]
Phone Number (609) 570-3589
Admission Price $0

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