Students in all three divisions listened to different forms of storytelling that encapsulate Dr. King's vision and legacy.
Hostetter Arts Center Gallery
- Peter Turnley Selected Photos
- Haunted Terrain By Peter Delman P '97, '98
- Sarah Kurz '99 Survey
- Theda Sandiford: Foundation
- 25th Annual Pingry Student Photography Exhibition
- Jamie Levine: 2020 Free Fall
- 24th Annual Pingry Student Photography Exhibition
- Art Faculty Exhibition 2020
- WW11: Eye of the Storm by _gaia studio
- Alexandra Schoenberg: Through the Looking Grid
- Alumni Exhibition MJ Tyson ’04 and Dwight Hiscano ’80
- Peter Delman P '97, '98: The Persistence of History
- 23rd Annual Pingry Student Photography Exhibition
- Art Faculty Exhibition: Now and Then
- Rich Freiwald "Just Clay: From Porzellan to Pop"
- Photographic Works from the Permanent Collection
“Peter Turnley: Selected Photos,” curated by Miles Boyd with Hostetter Gallery co-directors Nan Ring and Seth Goodwin, is on view in our Hostetter Gallery and online in our virtual 3-D Hostetter gallery November 22, 2021 through January 4, 2021. Thanks to the generosity of the Ouzounian family, Pingry is proud to present this museum quality exhibition with works by renowned international artist, Peter Turnley, who has shaped and defined contemporary photojournalism.
The information that appears here is quoted from Turnley’s website with some editing. For more information, visit https://www.peterturnley.com/about
Peter Turnley’s photography is concerned with the realities of the human condition. His photographs have been featured in numerous international publications, including Newsweek, Harper’s, LIFE, National Geographic, The London Sunday Times, and the New Yorker, among others. Peter Turnley worked for Newsweek Magazine from 1986-2001 where his work appeared on the cover 43 times, and as a contributing editor/photographer with Harper’s Magazine from 2003-2007. His work is frequently published in photo essay form in magazines, on major television networks such as CNN, ABC’s “Nightline”, and in online publications. Turnley’s photographs have won many international awards including the Overseas Press Club Award for Best Photographic Reporting from Abroad, numerous awards and citations from World Press Photo, and the University of Missouri’s Pictures of the Year competition.
Turnley has photographed most of the world’s conflicts of the last decade including the Gulf War-1991, the Balkans (Bosnia), Somalia, Rwanda, South Africa, Chechnya, Haiti, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Indonesia, Afghanistan, Kosovo, the war in Iraq-2003, and also maintains an ongoing documentation of the major refugee populations of the world.
The list of major world events he has witnessed include:
The fall of the Berlin Wall and the revolutions in Eastern Europe in 1989,
The liberation of Nelson Mandela and the end of apartheid in South Africa.
“Ground Zero” on Sept 11, 2001,
New Orleans during the aftermath of hurricane Katrina,
Haiti after the tragic earthquake of 2011
Egypt during the toppling of Hosni Mubarak in 2011.
Turnley is currently working on a long-term project on daily life in Cuba. A graduate of the University of Michigan, the Sorbonne of Paris, and the Institut d’Etudes Politiques of Paris, Turnley has received Honorary Doctorate degrees from the New School of Social Research in New York and St. Francis College of Indiana. He received a Nieman Fellowship from Harvard for the academic year 2000-2001.
Peter Turnley also teaches photography workshops on street photography and the photo-essay in Paris, Cuba, New York, Mumbai, Venice, Sicily, and Lisbon.
Born in the U.S. Turnley presently lives in both New York and Paris, and has previously published six books of his work: French Kiss – A Love Letter to Paris, Beijing Spring, Moments of Revolution, In Times of War and Peace, Parisians, and McClellan Street.
“Haunted Terrain,” curated by Pingry’s own Peter Delman P '97, '98, retired art educator, is on view in our newly reopened Hostetter Gallery and online in our virtual 3-D Hostetter Gallery through October 22, 2021. In this stunning group exhibition, eight artists reimagine the idea of “Haunted Terrain.” What is it? A landscape permeated by ghosts? A particular place? Or does it exist primarily in the imagination? The included artists tried thinking of it as a state of mind regarding the curious, the disturbing, the sublime, and the visionary. Some of the artists are inspired by the cataclysms or traumas of history. More than a hint of the Romantic spirit is embedded in these surprising and thought-provoking paintings, sculptures, and mixed media works.
Sarah Kurz '99 is a painter based in New York City. Her work is represented by Gaa Gallery in Provincetown, MA and Cologne, Germany. This survey exhibition includes a selection of works made between 2014 and 2020. The paintings depict familiar and contemporary objects, landscapes, and human forms loosely based on the artist’s own relationships, experiences, and imagination. Kurz primarily uses personal photographs but also culls images from a variety of sources including film, the Internet, and print media. The narratives explore the power of intimacy and the personal in an increasingly digitized world.
Kurz explores the psychological and associative power of images and how they can signify a memory, moment, or feeling. She examines how an object or scene has the capacity to present an internal psychological state. Offering partial, fragmented studies, the paintings capture instants of time taken from interrupted narratives. Formally, the artist’s use of close-ups and compositional cropping and framing reflects a foundational interest in film. Kurz considers where to reveal or conceal the artist’s hand in the paint application and mark making, exemplifying touch as an integral part of the humanity and intimacy of the work.
Theda Sandiford: Foundation was on view in our virtual 3-D Hostetter Gallery through April 28, 2021. This exhibition was a survey of work from four separate series of two-dimensional mixed media pieces.
Theda Sandiford is a self-taught mixed media artist based in Jersey City, NJ. Though art is ingrained in her psyche, Theda’s first creative endeavors were in the music business as a sales & digital marketing executive. After years of groundbreaking digital work for musicians, she began applying digital and analog art processes to develop her own artistic self-expression as a means of art therapy.
The four separate series of work that this exhibition draws from are The Big Mouth Series, Dyslexia Series, Wonder Woman Selfies, and The Wonder Women Series. This work explores themes such as empowering women, equality and inclusion, sustainability, anti-racism, skills sharing, and personal well-being.
Artist Jamie Levine is currently exhibiting her sculptures, photographs and paintings in the Hostetter Gallery. The exhibition titled 2020 Free Fall picks up where science leaves off, fusing the animal with the human. Levine’s hybrid creatures are vulnerable, whimsical, and can act as lighting rods for the viewer’s catharsis. Although grotesque, they appear utterly real. Questions seem to issue from their parted lips: “If I could talk, what would I say?” “Are you, as humans, ready to listen?” Levine has said about her own work “I make art to impact the larger world beyond the fine art world. If my art won’t in some small way change the world, then why should I make it?” Reflecting on how much has changed this year, Levine created a body of work responding to the pandemic and the anxiety and fear that has come with it. Viewers will see how real-life events can affect and redirect an artist’s work. The exhibition will be on view through January 15, 2020.
The twenty-fourth annual Pingry Student Photography Exhibition is on view in the Hostetter Gallery through March 3. Over 200 photographs represent the best work of students from eleven private and public high schools in the region. The work includes both digital and traditional film-based printing. New York-based photographer Nick Levitin is the juror for this year’s show. Levitin has had a number of solo shows and has taught photography workshops to young men and women who attended the Dream to Achieve summer camp at Bard University in upstate New York. The gallery is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. when school is in session. Everyone is invited to the reception on Friday, February 21 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The annual Art Faculty Exhibition was on view in the Hostetter Gallery through January 31, 2020. The exhibition features work in a variety of media from Pingry studio art teachers including Xiomara Babilonia, Melody Boone, Miles Boyd, Russell Christian, Rebecca Feranec Sullivan, Rich Freiwald, Patti Jordan, and Nan Ring.
Glacial melt, super storms, plastics pollution, drastic changes in temperature, contaminated groundwater, invasive species, record-breaking fires, and flooding; these are some of the issues at stake. In the spirit of their environmental heroes, Wangari Maathai and Rachel Carson, the exhibiting artists contemplate how to shift our thinking, and inform and inspire people in order to spark immediate change.
The artists included in the exhibition are Amanda Thackray, Gwen Charles, Wendell Jeffrey, Jessica Demcsak, Linda Streicher, Sharon Lee De La Cruz, and Tamara Gubernat. Each artist presents an individual and engaging narrative, exploring the science, data, and future of life on the planet. The compelling works on display include a diverse variety of media including sculpture, video, paper-making, and painting.
_gaia, founded in 2002, is dedicated to fostering women's activism, art practice, and study. Wonder Women is a residency program intended to engage practicing, yet underrepresented, artists who are eager to participate in a collective dialogue about the art world and feminism.
An exhibition of drawings and constructions by Alexandra Schoenberg will be on display in the Hostetter Gallery from September 19 through October 25, 2019. Ms. Schoenberg will be meeting with students in the gallery on Monday, September 23 and Tuesday, September, 24.
Alexandra Schoenberg was born in Cali, Colombia. She pursued architecture studies at Universidad Javeriana in Bogota graduating in 1986.
Alexandra moved to the United States in 1987. She lived north of San Francisco where she worked for Christopher Secor Architects until 1991. She moved to Philadelphia in 1991 and continued working as an architect at the firm of Susan Maxman Architects. In 1993, she moved to New Jersey where she worked for Robert Kruse and associates until 2010. Alexandra earned her MFA degree in 2014 from Montclair State University in Montclair, New Jersey where she embraced the techniques of architecture drafting as an art medium. Alexandra has exhibited at the CoAD gallery at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ, Index Art Center, Newark, NJ First Street Gallery in New York City, The Gateway Project, Newark, NJ among others. Alexandra currently has a studio in East Orange, New Jersey and is part of an art collective called the Art Gang.
Alexandra’s training in technical drafting and architectural rendering greatly influences her art practice and love for pencil drawing. In her art practice, different tropes of architectural representation collide to expose the mechanics of how we observe the world.
Alexandra writes about her work, “Locating my practice within the rational systems of architectural representation, I use perspective, anamorphosis (distortion), and axonometric drawings (3-D without the use of perspective) to expose the logic and ambiguity of drawing. Working with the materials and tools of the architect — squares, triangles, compass, pencil, ink and Mylar — I create hybrid drawings and sculptural maquettes. In my practice, different systems of architectural representation collide, mix, or are dismantled to reveal the way we observe and question how reality coheres — or not — with the present modes of thinking in our culture.”
A reception will be held at the gallery for the artist on September 24, Tuesday at 2:45 p.m.
Tyson is exhibiting metal works, drawings, wearable art and jewelry. She received her BFA from the Jewelry + Metalsmithing Department at Rhode Island School of Design in 2008 and returned to earn her MFA in 2017, attended the University of Applied Arts, Pforzheim, and holds a Certificate in Appraisal of Fine and Decorative Art. She has been an artist in residence at the Studios at Mass MoCA, Vermont Studio Center, and The Wormfarm Institute. Recent exhibitions include Non-Stick Nostalgia: Y2K Retrofuturism in Contemporary Jewelry at Museum of Arts and Design and 40 Under 40: The Next Generation of American Metal Artists at the Metal Museum, as well as solo shows Trace in Jersey City, NJ, and The Last Objects in Brooklyn, NY. Tyson’s work has been featured in Jewelry and Metals Survey and Mix Magazine, among others. Her work is centered on the relationship between people and their possessions, and makes use of unconventional casting, re-use, and record keeping. Tyson says about her work, “All material carries a past, and whether we acknowledge this lineage or not, it exists. It may be to our advantage — as a way of orienting ourselves in our world — to consider the cycles of creation and destruction intrinsic to the objects that surround us.”
Internationally published and highly collected, Dwight Hiscano has been creating photographs of the American landscape for over thirty years. His prints are held in notable collections both in the U.S. and abroad, and have been presented to governors, members of congress, and community leaders in recognition for their service. His work has been featured in numerous group and solo exhibits including the Nature's Best exhibit at the Smithsonian, the National Geographic sponsored International Mountain Summit in Italy, the Capitol Rotunda, and an exhibit at the Ross Art Museum, alongside works by Winslow Homer, Thomas Hart Benton and John Marin. Hiscano’s images have appeared in The New York Times and Outdoor Photographer, among others.
An exhibition of paintings by Peter Delman was on display in the Hostetter Gallery through April 25, 2019. Peter Delman has been teaching studio art at Pingry for the last four decades. He has also curated a variety of art exhibitions in the Hostetter Gallery during that time. He is currently serving as Pingry’s first Sustainability Coordinator.
History is the theme of his recent paintings. He co-curated an exhibition of contemporary art that refers to history entitled The Persistence of History. The show was on view at New Jersey City University in the Fall of 2018.
Peter writes about his work, “History is the subject of my paintings. Most depict dramatic events in themselves and also suggest human wounds beyond the event’s specific time and place - wounds we have yet to heal. Wreck of the Essex, for example, re-imagines the sinking of a whaling ship by a whale, a historic event that inspired Moby Dick; it suggests, anthropomorphically, a revenge by all creation of human “masters.” Old West Showdown features the iconic image of Billy the Kid and also refers to the recent feud over a proposed pardon between descendants of Billy and Sherriff Pat Garrett who shot him. Standing Rock deploys symbols from past and present to represent Native American struggles to protect their land and the environmental heritage of us all. The paintings are hung in chronological order based on the events depicted.”
A reception was held on Sunday, April 7 from 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. and on Thursday, April 11 from 2:40 p.m.–3:40 p.m. All are invited.
View more work by Peter Delman here.
The twenty-third annual Pingry Student Photography Exhibition is on view in the Hostetter Gallery through Tuesday, March 5. Over two hundred photographs represent the best work of students from thirteen private and public high schools in the region. The work includes both digital and traditional film-based printing. New York-based photographer and artist, Skye Tan, will judge this year’s show. The gallery is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. when school is in session. Everyone is invited to the reception on Friday, February 22 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The annual Art Faculty Exhibition was on view in the Hostetter Gallery through February 1, 2019. The exhibition features work in a variety of media from Pingry studio art teachers including Jane Asch P '04, Xiomara Babilonia, Melody Boone, Miles Boyd, Russell Christian, Rebecca Feranec Sullivan, Rich Freiwald, Jennifer Mack-Watkins, and Nan Ring. Each faculty member displayed work that highlights the evolution of their artistic practice by showing older work alongside current work.
The show, titled "Just Clay: Porzellan to Pop," is comprised of over one hundred pieces of clay sculpture and pottery selected mostly from the Art Nouveau Period and going back 150 years.
"I get this crackling sensation imagining myself as a time-traveler walking with Athena, the goddess of pottery, or standing on the shoulders of the giants of the Ceramic Arts. They elevate me as I create, and inform me as I collect these magical objects. When I work, I feel like I’m sharing the room with the great masters represented in this show. I’ve been a collector of ceramics for over forty years. This began when I was very young; during the summer months in the Poconos, I remember shopping with my mother in a country store where there were some small collections of porcelain objects that caught my eye. With some pleading, completion of chores and being a good citizen, Mom caved and bought me the two small porcelain dogs statues that I wanted. Another clear influence was my grandmother’s collection of fine porcelain that she displayed with the respect you would expect in a museum. There is no doubt that this influenced my desire to become an art maker and collector. Historical and contemporary collecting has focused for me the importance of history, the canon and becoming an artist who teaches. This show is the culmination of a dream of mine to share my passion for collecting and my work with my students and colleagues. At the turn of the 20th century, the “Cult of Beauty” represented through the arts emphasized a move away from manufacturing to handmade objects. I hope to “full send” this idea of a cult of beauty into our community and beyond." - Richard Freiwald
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.
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.
Previous Exhibitions at the Hostetter Gallery
Harry Allen '82
Elizabeth A. Demaray
Dwight Hiscano '80
Adam Kalkin '80
Scott Loikits '90
James Mullen '81
Jon Sarkin '71
MJ Tyson '04
Jack Youngelson '85