Art Exhibition: Remy Jungerman’s “3rd Atlantic Obeah”


The President’s Gallery at John Jay College, with the Department of Art and Music, announce the opening of “3rd Atlantic Obeah,” an exhibition of recent work by artist and guest professor Remy Jungerman. Jungerman’s solo show will have its opening reception on Wednesday, June 22, 2016, from 6:00 to 8:00pm and will be on view from June 20 through July 15, 2016 at The President’s Gallery (Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery), John Jay College (11th Avenue and 59th Street, New York).

Description: Personal identity and cultural locality are two themes that intertwine throughout Jungerman’s artwork through his investigation of geometric-based patterns. A child of the New World, Jungerman has inherited the traditions and conflicts of cultures and history. Born in Surinam, while Jungerman is of West African descent, he was also raised in the traditions of West Europe, thereby gaining an insight into two divergent cultures and histories. In both the patterned textiles of his Maroon ancestry and the geometric abstractions of Dutch modernism, Jungerman is able to locate influences and themes that shape his work. Rather than focus on a confrontation between two worldviews, Jungerman utilizes both to transcend time and history through the creation of a synergistic expression. His recognition and respect for both traditions, has enabled Jungerman to seek out commonalities to forge his unique artistic synthesis.

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