By Myles Geiger
CCC Journalism Program
BLACKWOOD – The latest addition to the Marlin Gallery, “A Matter of Perspective,” features the works of a dozen artists from across the United States in a unique exhibition.
Curated by Yikui (Coy) Gu, a professor at Camden County College, University of the Arts and the College of Southern Maryland, “A Matter of Perspective” will be open to the public from March 6 to April 3. 2013. The exhibition gets its name from the works it features. All of the works “have the potential for multiple means, and thus require the viewer to consider more than one vantage point,” according to the college. The artworks represent a vast variety of media and techniques ranging from oil paintings to interactive installation art that requires active participation from the visitors. Admission is free for Camden County College students and the public.
The artists featured in “A Matter of Perspective” come from across the United States, including cities such as New York, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., San Jose and Seattle. Artists Laura Adams, Melissa Bartlett, George Bedell, David Campbell, Sam Metcalf, Skirmantas Pipas, Mia Pastore Rosenthal, Colleen Rudolf, Mike Shultis, Anna Souvrov, Olive Thomas and Andrew Wodzianski have put together a collection of artworks that provokes thought in a variety of ways. To understand the art, the viewer may need to change position or “refer to a multifaceted consideration on philosophical, conceptual or aesthetic grounds,” according to the college. To grasp the entirety of each work, the viewer must consider every perspective, whether physical or emotional.
The gallery was founded “to provide an accessible venue for student and professional artists to display original works of art” and “to allow students and community members to become discriminate, critical views of original works of art,” the college website states. The Marlin Gallery is in Lincoln Hall on the Blackwood campus of Camden County College. The campus is at Peter Cheeseman Road and College Drive in Gloucester Township. The gallery is open from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays. Additional viewings can be scheduled by contacting the gallery director, Therese Marlin, at (856) 227-7200, ext. 4201 or firstname.lastname@example.org.