One-of-a-kind art on display at the Montclair Art Museum

December 22, 2012 by  

The Montclair Art Museum has a new series which will feature several exhibitions, as the New Directions series will be highlighting contemporary art by presenting the work of currently working artists.

One exhibit making up part of the series has been showing at the museum since September 28, and is called ‘Saya Woodfalk: the Emphatics’. It features human-sized fabric sculptures which can also be worn as costumes, as well as videos, paintings, a website called Institute of Empathy, and performance art.

This is the first solo exhibit for the artist, who draws her inspiration from mythology, anthropology, and fashion. Several of the pieces for the exhibition were created at the Museum. The exhibit was organized by Alexandra Schwartz. It will give people an understanding of how some current artists, such as Saya Woodfalk, are redefining art. For those who want to learn more, a guided tour by cell phone is available.

Another exhibit showing at the museum is ‘Georgia O’Keeffe in New Mexico: Architecture, Katsinam, and the Land’. It features 30 of her artworks related to the New Mexico landscape and 15 of her works illustrating Kachina dolls.

Fans of both women will likely come from all over the area, including nearby Bloomfield, to visit one or both of these exhibits. It is very likely that organizers will be working with local printing companies to get the word out to the community.

Saya Woodfalk’s exhibit will be showing at the Montclair Art Museum until January 6, while Georgia O’Keeffe’s continues until January 20. Admission is $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and students. For more information, call 973-746-5555.

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