March 10, 2021

“Resist Convenience” Exhibit at MCCC’s Kerney Campus Gallery

“RESIST CONVENIENCE”: Mercer County Community College’s James Kerney Campus in Trenton showcases the photography of Heather Palecek through April 1. Gallery hours are Mondays from 10 a.m. till 1 p.m. at 137 North Broad Street by appointment. For reservations, visit Photo courtesy of Heather Palecek)

Mercer County Community College’s (MCCC’s) James Kerney Campus (JKC) Gallery now presents its first in-person photography show in almost a year. The exhibit, “Resist Convenience,” showcases the photography of Heather Palecek and is available for viewing through April 1. The gallery is located at 137 North Broad Street in Trenton. Hours are Mondays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., by appointment.

“We are thrilled that we are finally able to physically open our doors with this fantastic show from Heather Palecek,” said Michael Chovan-Dalton, director of the JKC Gallery. “Heather has been an amazing partner with the JKC Gallery and has helped showcase many artists over the past year with the Third Thursdays Artist Talk program. It has been one year since we shut our doors and we are fortunate to have Heather’s work be the first work back on our walls.” 

Palecek, who is based in Hamilton, is an artist and educator who works in the mediums of pinhole photography, lumen printing, cyanotype, and mixed media cameraless photography. She is a curator of the MCCC Third Thursdays photography exhibits along with Habiyb Shu’Aib and host Michael Chovan-Dalton that bring photographers together with the public once a month. Her work centers around the theme of relationships and explores connections humans have to nature and to each other. 

Palecek explained how she came up with the exhibit theme, “Resist Convenience”: “As a society I believe our desire for convenience is prohibiting us from experiencing life fully — being present in our interactions, having empathy, and living sustainably. I think convenience is killing our humanity and ultimately the Earth. This exhibit ties my philosophy to a few different projects about humans’ relationship with mother nature.”  

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