What's Going on Here

11-8-2021 to 1-8-2022
Dates & Times
Rowan University Art Gallery
301 High St. Glassboro, NJ 08028

Event Description

Rowan University Art Gallery is pleased to present What’s Going On Here?, a solo exhibition of NY-based artist Jeanne Silverthorne’s cast rubber sculptures. Full of layered meanings that are at times conflicting and ambiguous, Silverthorne’s sculptures act as archeological excavation sites—unearthing the “vanished voices” of deceased artists, family, friends, and studio assistants that have traced through her studio. The natural forms depicted in her work, such as dandelions, sunflowers, and insects contrast the remains of the studio that are both metaphorically and literally frozen in a state of collapse and decay. As Silverthorne explains, “its debris, if enlarged and cast as sculpture, becomes biomorphic. Suddenly, a wasteland is teeming with microscopic life. If the walls of the dilapidated studio collapse, nature takes over—a nature oblivious of human concerns, with its own cycle of destruction and renewal.”