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Current Show: Student Photography Show

The twenty-first annual Pingry Student Photography Exhibition is on view in the Hostetter Gallery through March 7. Over two hundred photographs represent the best work of students from fifteen private and public high schools in the region. The work includes both digital and traditional film based printing. New Jersey based photographer Michael Endy will judge this year’s show. The gallery is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Everyone is invited to the reception on Friday, February 24 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Photographic Works fom the Permanent Collection

The Hostetter Gallery is exhibiting selections from Pingry’s Permanent Collection through December 9th, 2016. The exhibition will feature photography by artists Lucien Clergue, Harold Feinstein, Donna Ferrato, Ralph Gibson, Alen MacWeeney, and Mary Ellen Mark.

Pingry is proud to present this museum quality exhibition with works by international artists who had shaped and defined modern photography. Lucien Clergue, close friend of Pablo Picasso, received the highest honor bestowed by the French Ministry of Culture as a Chevalier of the Legion d’Honneur in 2003, and was featured in a solo show at the MoMA. Harold Feinstein helped define the “New York School” of photography and Donna Ferrato ignited a national discussion about sexual violence and women’s rights. Surrealist photographer Ralph Gibson is included in important collections including the MoMA, the Whitney Museum of Modern Art, and the International Center for Creative Photography. Alen MacWeeney’s photographs are in permanent collections at the MoMA, the MET, the Philadephia Musueum of Art, and the Art Institure of Chicago, to name a few. Mary Ellen Mark is recognized as one of the most respected and influential photographers of her generation. She has published 18 books and published photo-essays and portraits in LIFE, New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, and Vanity Fair. She has received worldwide attention for her work, which is included in over 50 major museum collections.

John Ruddy

John Ruddy is currently showing his work in the gallery through October 19th, 2016. The exhibition titled "Subcontinental: Paintings Inspired by India and South Asia", is a series of work that incorporates the imagery, ritual and art of cultures across the Indian subcontinent. The themes of dance and music in particular are explored as a metaphor for the act of creation and the mysteries of existence. Figures are arranged in theatrical compositions implying a sense of ritual order over chaos as if in an elaborate passion play.

Many of the pieces reflect the influence of Hindu and Buddhist stories and iconography including the epic Ramayana and Tibetan folktales. Aesthetically there is a synthesis of Pop Art modernism and the more traditional techniques of Indian miniature painting. This collection represents the culmination of several years of exploration on these themes.

John Ruddy is a Jersey City based artist and graduate of the Rutgers University Art History Department. Some of his recent accomplishments include founding the gallery and art collective Archetype 660 and serving as lead designer and muralist for the Jersey City Art Studio Tour 2015 flagship location at the historic Lackawanna Building. His work over the last 25 years has explored many disparate themes such as war, religion, language and ritual across various artistic media.

For exhibition inquiries, please contact Rebecca Sullivan: rsullivan@pingry.org

Current Show

Previous Exhibitions at the Hostetter Gallery

Harry Allen
Pavel Banka
Frances Barth
Tom Birkner
Avy Claire
Ed Fausty
Kathleen Gilje
Robert Goodyear
Elizabeth A. Demaray
David Hayes
Adam Kalkin
Zoe Keramea
Gary Komarin
Robert Lobe
Scott Loikits
James Mullen
Joshua Reiman
Jon Sarkin
Jim Toia
Jindra Vikova
Jack Youngelson