Paul Rabinowitz: Retrospective With Reading Glasses
October 1 â€“ November 18, 2021
â€śRetrospective with Reading Glassesâ€ť is a mixed media exhibition that uses a combination of photographs, video, and short poems by Paul Rabinowitz to tell the story of an evolving artist. The exhibition is divided into multiple rooms, each one its own chapter of the artist’s progression: starting off with more classical black and white photos and moving through to color photos.
The pictures become grittier and more saturated as the artist finds his own voice. The poetry that accompanies the photos tell a similar story, the speaker often addressing a familiar â€śyouâ€ť (which can be interpreted by the reader as themselves, the artist, the model in the photograph, or even a loved one).
The size of the text is in small font so the visitor must use reading glasses or lean in close to read the poetry. Reading glasses are an instrument that make clear whatâ€™s already on the page; this carefully curated exhibit does the same, as it will show the story of growth, evolution, and bravery already apparent in Paulâ€™s raw materials.
The Ties That Bind
September 9 â€“ November 18, 2021
How race relations shaped Morris County and New Jersey 1688-2018
New Jerseyâ€™s history includes enslavement of African Americans and existence of free black communities. Black and white residents either helped each other or stood in the way of equality and equity for all. At times, the fate of the black and white community was â€śtiedâ€ť to each other.
The â€śties that bindâ€ť us together as a community can be tight enough to encourage cooperation, or too tight, leading to conflict. Explore how these ties existed and changed over time in Morris County and New Jersey and consider how those ties manifest now. How can cooperation and collaboration today uplift everyone?
CCM ArtÂ and Design Galley
Sherman H. Masten Learning Resource Center
County College of Morris
214 Center Grove Road
Randolph, NJ 07869