October 28, 2015

“Biblical Inspiration In Secular Age” Exhibition

Rider Art

“ABRAHAM AND ISAAC”: This 62” x 62” oil on canvas by orthopedic surgeon, drawer, and painter Marc Malberg will be among the artworks displayed in the Rider University Art Gallery’s newest exhibit, “Biblical Inspiration in a Secular Age” running from November 5 to December 6. Malberg is one of five exhibiting artists whose work is based on a 21st century revisionist perspective on the Bible. Malberg’s images of Abraham and Isaac, Abraham and Aaron, Moses and the Burning Bush, and Absalom, King David’s son, will be on view in the exhibition.

Rider University’s Art Gallery opens an exhibition on Thursday, November 5 titled Biblical Inspiration in a Secular Age. Organized by guest curator Judith Brodsky, the exhibition will run from November 5 through Sunday, December 6. A reception in honor of the artists will take place on Thursday, November 5, and is free and open to the public. The artists will speak about their work in a free program open to the public on Thursday, November 12 at 7 p.m.

The exhibition will feature five nationally and internationally known artists. They share a common interest in the Old Testament, which they treat not as a religious artifact but as a crucial text in western culture. They approach this canonical material with a critical, postmodern eye tempered by current philosophic and theoretic considerations: feminism, rebellion against contemporary art world conventions which demand secularism; extracting contemporary meaning from the ethical and moral precepts contained in the Old Testament; and an excitement in exploring a rich lode of ideas upon which western civilization is built but has not been mined for years.

The Rider University Art Gallery is located on the top floor of the Bart Luedeke Center, 2083 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville. Gallery hours are Tuesday to Thursday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday noon to 4 p.m. For more information call (609) 895-5588 or visit www.rider.edu/offices-services/art-gallery.