October 31, 2018

MCCC Gallery Features Works by Five Artists

“CAKE O’CLOCK”: Eric Hibit’s acrylic on paper (2014) is among the works in the group exhibit “I kinda live where I find myself,” on view at the Gallery at Mercer County Community College through December 20. Works by Chris Bogia, Morgan Hobbs, Lauren Whearty, and Howie Lee Weiss are also featured. A community reception is on November 7 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

The Gallery at Mercer County Community College (MCCC) is showcasing works by five artists in its group exhibit “I kinda live where I find myself.” The show runs through December 20. The community is invited to a reception on Wednesday, November 7 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The Gallery is located on the second floor of the Communications Building on the college’s West Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road.

Featured artists include Chris Bogia (New York), Eric Hibit (New York), Morgan Hobbs (Philadelphia), Lauren Whearty (Philadelphia), and Howie Lee Weiss (Baltimore). Three of the artists will present talks as part of this special exhibit: Hibit on Wednesday, November 7; Whearty on Wednesday, November 14; and Bogia on Monday, November 19. All talks start at noon.

According to MCCC Professor of Fine Arts Lucas Kelly, the show’s curator, the works of these artists are disparate in approach, but each artist celebrates the small objects that inhabit people’s personal spaces. “Relating to classic European still life painting that told a story of class, economics, and stature by the objects selected in each tableau, these artists select items that inherently discuss our contemporary lives,” Kelly says. “The items they choose to base their work on have different functions – some may be subversively political while others may be secretly emotional touch points.  For each artist, their work may choose to celebrate our existence in these mundane everyday objects.”

Gallery hours are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Wednesday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, visit www.mccc.edu/gallery or www.facebook.com/MCCCgallery.