At The Williams Gallery
8 Chambers Street, Princeton, NJ 609-921-1142
April 12 - May 17, 1997
Opening reception Saturday April 12, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11:00 - 5:00 & by appointment
Margaret K. Johnson has a BFA from Pratt Institute, an MA in Design from the Univ. of Michigan and studied with Joseph Albers at Black Mountain College. She spent over 8 years in Japan and co-authored the book "Japanese Prints Today". She has taught at the Museum of Modern Art and Pratt Institute and is represented in museum collections including the British Museum.
Jörg Schmeisser: In Schmeissers art the consummate skill of the master craftsman is exemplified, and this command of technique ensures him absolute freedom of creative expression. The intricacy and minute detailing of his work shows an obvious influence from his work as a draughtsman on archaeological expeditions. The etchings in the current exhibit are reflections on his extensive travels throughout Greece from 1965 - 1973.
Born in Stolp, Pomerania in 1942, the artist has pursued fine art studies in Hamburg and Kyoto; participated in archaeological excavations in Israel and Greece, and taught in Kyoto, Hamburg and the Canberera School of Art . Most recently he has received a Whitney T. Oates Distinguished Visitorship to Princeton University where he will be working in the library and the print workshop.
Sally Spofford: "Ten years ago my work was beginning to look like a dead mans EKG. I turned to imagery whose shapes and proportions had always struck me as about right: things Maya. Their power and exuberance pushed me into experimentation with mediums, both painterly and sculptural. Questions posed by the origins of their culture and history have taken me sweeping through other cultures looking for the common denominators".
Spofford graduated from Swarthmore College with High Honors and studied at The Art Students League and The China Institute, both in New York City. Her work is in the collections of The Newark Museum and The New Jersey State Museum and in many corporate collections. She lives and work in New Jersey. Her solo exhibit "Vessels" runs from March 25 - April 25 at the Newark Academy in Livingston, NJ.
Gar Waterman: "Images of life begin and end in the sea to which man has always been drawn and into which he has always returned. My sculpture is based on the exploration of organic forms as diverse as in bones, seeds, and life under the sea. In the Shell Series, my newest body of work, the shell emulates geometric mathematical perfection - a model which cultures have long sought to replicate"
Waterman attended Dartmouth College, Phillips Andover Academy and laterstudied studio carving in Pietrasanta, Italy 1982-1990. He has been visiting artist and taught at Dartmouth College and University of Pennsylvania. He has been commissioned for many public installations and his marble and wood sculpture graces numerous private collections.
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