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Hostetter Arts Center Gallery

Current Show: Jon Sarkin '71

Artist and Pingry Alum Jon Sarkin ‘71 is currently exhibiting his drawings, collages, oil paintings, sketchbook, and mixed media works in the Hostetter Gallery. Sarkin is a self-taught contemporary American artist whose work is influenced by popular culture, comics, literature, art history, science, and music. His solo exhibition showcases Jon’s “ferocious need to create,” (quoted from NPR’s Fresh Air radio program.) Sarkin's art has been described as a blend of poetry and performance art and often includes text and densely cross-hatched images. This exhibition highlights his unique and inventive approach to portraiture including six larger than life portraits. Sarkin worked on all six portraits for one week at a time over ten years at Pingry’s Basking Ridge campus.

Sarkin’s artwork has been featured in The New Yorker and The New York Times, GQ, ArtNews, Primetime Live, the Discovery Channel, and the BBC. His work is in the collection of Manhattan’s MOMA and hangs in private galleries around the world. His biography, Shadows Bright As Glass, was written in 2011 by Pulitzer-prize winning author Amy Ellis Nutt. Sarkin received the Salem State University Art + Design 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award in Spring 2017 to honor his commitment to art and creativity. The exhibition will be on view through May 29.

Sarkin lives in Rockport, Massachusetts and works in Gloucester, Massachusetts.

Photographic Works from 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.

Current Show

Previous Exhibitions at the Hostetter Gallery

Harry Allen
Pavel Banka
Frances Barth
Tom Birkner
Avy Claire
Tim Daly
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
John Ruddy
Jon Sarkin
Jim Toia
Jindra Vikova
Jack Youngelson