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“Tall Tales” & Other Truths

February 16, 2023 @ 8:00 am - April 22, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

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‘Tall Tales’ and Other Truths,  2/16/23 – 4/22/23   

An Exhibition featuring artists who draw from personal ancestry, culture and history:

Aliza Augustine, Adrienne Wheeler, Francis Crisafio, Michael Pribich, Noelle Lorraine Williams, and Willie Cole

Artist Reception: Friday, 2/24, 6-8p

Artist Talks: Sunday, 3/12/23, 3-5p and Sunday, 3/19/23, 3-5p

Gallery Hours: Thurs/Fri, 4-7p, Sat/Sun, 2-6p

Drawing Rooms’ presents ‘Tall Tales’ and Other Truths, 2/16/23 – 4/22/23,  in our newly remodeled exhibition space at the Topps Building in Journal Square. This exhibition features artists whose work draws deeply from personal ancestry, culture and history. Artists include:

Adrienne Wheeler: whose family history spans 200 years in Newark, NJ, creates works which blur the lines between spirituality, ancestry, oral history, and social engagement.

Aliza Augustine: an Israeli born photographer. Her work confronts feminism, genocide, gender, and race. A daughter of a Holocaust survivor, her current series documents other daughters telling their parents’ stories.

Francis Crisafio: presents selections from ‘Together’, a series of photographs from his father Tony’s barbershop in the Lawrenceville neighborhood of Pittsburgh where his family, deeply rooted in Italian culture, settled. Tony cut hair for almost 80 years and his shop became a place of coming together where people of all cultures, ages, and classes interacted.

Michae Pribich: an artist of Mexican descent whose work explores labor as cultural production.

He is interested in the artist’s role in advancing ideas that lead to continual growth and change.

Noelle Lorraine Williams: a Newark artist showing works from her ongoing project ‘Monumental Spirit: Re-imagined Sites of 19th Century’ depicting Newark’s Black Abolitionist Historical Monuments recontextualized.

Willie Cole: the critically acclaimed NJ-based artist has been altering perceptions of household objects since the 1990s. He ingeniously transforms steam irons, ironing boards, hairdryers, and high-heeled shoes into powerful sculptures, installations, and works on paper. Mining his own African-American heritage, Cole creates work that celebrates African art and culture and confronts viewers with the painful history of slavery in America.



Please join us for a reception for the artists on Friday, 2/24/23, 6-8p.

To find out more, please visit our website: www.drawingrooms.org


February 16, 2023 @ 8:00 am
April 22, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

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