Exhibited at the President’s Gallery at John Jay College June 20 – July 15
The President’s Gallery at John Jay College, with the Department of Art and Music, announce the opening of “3rd Atlantic Obeah,” an exhibition of recent work by artist and guest professor Remy Jungerman. Jungerman’s will be on view from June 20 through July 15, 2016 at The President’s Gallery (Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery).
Opening reception: Wednesday June 22, 6:00 to 8:00pm.
Personal identity and cultural locality are two themes that intertwine throughout Jungerman’s artwork through his investigation of geometric-based patterns. A child of the New World, Jungerman has inherited the traditions and conflicts of cultures and history. Born in Surinam, while Jungerman is of West African descent, he was also raised in the traditions of West Europe, thereby gaining an insight into two divergent cultures and histories. In both the patterned textiles of his Maroon ancestry and the geometric abstractions of Dutch modernism, Jungerman is able to locate influences and themes that shape his work. Rather than focus on a confrontation between two worldviews, Jungerman utilizes both to transcend time and history through the creation of a synergistic expression. His recognition and respect for both traditions, has enabled Jungerman to seek out commonalities to forge his unique artistic synthesis.
Remy Jungerman lives and works in Amsterdam. After completing his studies at the Paramaribo Art Academy (AHKCO), he left for Amsterdam to study at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy. Jungerman has exhibited internationally: at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Rennie collection at the Wing Sang building Vancouver and the Brooklyn Museum, to mention but a few. His participation in art fairs includes the Expo Chicago (2015) and the New Orleans Contemporary Art Biennial P3 (2014). Various museums have acquired Jungerman’s sculptures – from the Gemeentemuseum (The Hague) to the Africa Museum (Berg en Dal) – as have many private international collectors.
An international leader in educating for justice, John Jay College of Criminal Justice of The City University of New York offers a rich liberal arts and professional studies curriculum to upwards of 15,000 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 135 nations. In teaching, scholarship and research, the College approaches justice as an applied art and science in service to society and as an ongoing conversation about fundamental human desires for fairness, equality and the rule of law.
For more information.