October 20, 2021

“Third Thursdays” Artist Talks Return to MCCC’s Kerney Gallery

“SKY FALL”: Works by artist Erin Delsigne, shown here, and award-winning photographer Edwin Torres will be featured at a “Third Thursdays” presentation and artist talk at MCCC’s James Kerney Campus Gallery in Trenton on October 21 from 7 to 8 p.m. The public is invited in person or via Zoom.

“Third Thursdays,” the monthly photography presentation and artist talk at Mercer County Community College’s (MCCC’s) James Kerney Campus (JKC) Gallery at 137 North Broad Street in Trenton, will take place on October 21 from 7 to 8 p.m.

This month’s focus is on the award-winning photography of Edwin Torres and film collage artist Erin Delsigne. The show is curated by Heather Palecek and Habiyb Shu’Aib and the public is invited.

Hosted by Michael Chovan-Dalton, director of JKC Gallery, the event will take place in person and on the Zoom conferencing platform. To register, visit JKCGallery.online or email JKCGallery@mccc.edu.  

“Last semester’s ‘Third Thursday’ monthly events at JKC attracted a growing contingent of fine art photographers and members of the public,” said Chovan-Dalton. “There is a palpable sense of excitement during these sessions as the artists display their work and explain their motives and inspirations.  The question and answer sessions are an amazing educational experience for everyone.”

Delsigne, aka Film Collage Artist, is most known for her instant film collages using Polaroid and Fuji Instax film to create psychedelic landscapes and surreal portraiture. Delsigne earned her education from Humboldt State University and Cal State Long Beach; studying photojournalism, black and white film, and digital and commercial photography.

Film Collage Artist was born in 2018 when Los Angeles based artist Delsigne created her first instant film collages to bridge the gap of understanding her battle with Lyme disease. Her work is captured on a custom converted Mamiya Universal Press with a Rezivot back; allowing her to photograph with i-Type, Sx-70 and 600 Polaroid films.

More about  Delsigne can be found at filmcollageartist.com.

Torres is an award-winning photographer preoccupied with uncovering stories about family life and disenfranchised communities. He graduated from Colby College with a degree in American studies, which sparked his intellectual curiosity about history, current events and the representation of cultures in a variety of media.

Born in the Hunts Point neighborhood of the Bronx and raised in a Puerto Rican family, Torres developed a love for his vibrant community and works to serve as one of the voices from within. His work has been published in The New York Times, Vice, The Atlantic, The New York Daily News, The American Prospect, ProPublica, The GroundTruth Project, and Leica Blog.

More about Torres can be found at edwintorrespf.com/homepage.