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Exhibits & Events


MARCH 25 to APRIL 22,  2023


Studio Montclair, Inc. is pleased to present “Portfolio Series: Local Materiality,” featuring the work of artists Lynn Breitfeller, Suzan Globus, Calina Hiriza, Andrea McKenna, Taryn Pizza, and Ann Volum. This annual exhibition, showcasing the work of just six creators, enables viewers to take a deeper look into the bodies of work of individual artists.

The concept of materiality posits that, if we change the matter from which an artwork is created, then we likely alter its meaning or message and what it seeks to express. This exhibit investigates artistic and critical approaches to materiality, focusing on the moments when materials become willful actors and agents within artistic processes. Artworks mix the sensorial with the cerebral, vary in scale from the miniscule to the vast, and explore physical, geometric, psychological, topographical, and anthropological implications. According to Curator Donna Kessinger, “I am very excited about the level and complexities of the work which was submitted to Local Materiality at Studio Montclair. This show is inspired by the writings of Lucy Lippard in The Lure of the Local, my deep love for the exploration of each artist’s individual approach to material, and the physical language of an art making practice.”

A piece of paper or a photograph is as much an object, or as 'material' as a ton of lead – Lucy Lippard

Participating Artists:

Lynn Breitfeller, Suzan Globus, Calina Hiriza, Andrea McKenna, Taryn Pizza, and Ann Volum.

Exhibition Dates: March 25 to April 22, 2023

Hours: Wednesday through Friday, 1:00 to 5:00pm; Check website for weekend hours Opening Reception: Saturday, March 25, 6:00 to 8:00pm

Gallery: Studio Montclair Gallery, 127 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair, NJ
Studio Montclair Contact Info:, 862-500-1447



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