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How Do You Present Data Visually? The Answer Is the Spring 2014 Exhibition at the Paul Robeson Galleries

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Dahlia Elsayed, The Sticky Parts, 2011, acrylic on paper, 60”x155,” Courtesy of the artist

The Paul Robeson Galleries present the Spring 2014 Schedule of exhibitions. All Paul Robeson Galleries exhibitions are free and open to the public.  The galleries are in the Paul Robeson Campus Center, 350 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Bld., on the campus of Rutgers University-Newark. For gallery hours, please go to the gallery website at artgallery.newark.rutgers.edu or contact: Anonda Bell, director & curator, Paul Robeson Galleries, 973-353-1609, anonda@andromeda.rutgers.edu

Images are available for media use; please contact Caren King Choi, gallery manager & education coordinator, 973/353 1625, or carking@andromeda.rutgers.edu

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Datascapes, through April 2; opening reception Thursday, Jan. 30, 5-7p.m.

The need to convey data, statistics, and territory in a creative manner is a challenge embraced by artists who have used data abstractions—including maps, charts, and diagrams—as the basis for their work. Artists in this exhibition explore how visual representation of information can manifest not only the literal and calculable, but also the intangible, inestimable, and subjective.

Artists in this exhibition: Manuel Acevedo, Alice Attie, Rob Carter, Dahlia Elsayed, Nick Lamia, Mark Lombardi, Loren Munk, John Jerome O’Connor, Nell Painter, Joseph Gerard Sabatino, and Fred Wilson

SATELLITE EXHIBITIONS IN THE PAUL ROBESON CAMPUS CENTER

One Stitcher’s Stories: Commemorative Quilts by Gail Mitchell, Orbit 1 Gallery, through  July 30; reception Thursday, Jan. 30,  5-7 p.m.
Gail Mitchell began making quilts for her children from articles of cast off clothing. She soon began to incorporate photo transfers into her quilts, documenting historical events and honoring the accomplishments of African American artists, authors, poets, academics, and politicians. She writes, “Americans need to remember and to be reminded that African American history is American history.”

Salubrious Justice, Orbit 2 Gallery, through July 30; reception Thursday, Jan. 30, 5-7 p.m.
An exhibition of work by New Jersey artists Eleta Caldwell, Gladys Grauer, Vivian McDuffie, Bisa Washington, Florence Weisz, and Adrienne Wheeler. This group show is presented in conjunction with Women in Media- Newark’s 5th Annual Women’s History Month Film Festival, which will take place from March 6-8, 2014, at the Robeson Campus Center.

Our Common Cause: Rutgers University-Newark Students Engaging Women’s Health in Nicaragua; Pequod Deck Gallery through July 30; reception Thursday, Jan. 30, 5-7 p.m.
In Nicaragua, one of Central America¹s poorest nations, preventable maternal mortality and childbirth complications plague the nation. The photographs exhibited here show the efforts of Rutgers-Newark students to improve those conditions. Through the six-day International Service Learning and Leadership Exchange to the capital city of Managua, Rutgers leaders immersed themselves in Nicaraguan culture, engaged in critical dialogues on community health and gender, and helped to forever change the face of international women's health advocacy and service.

Cake Soap Panorama: Kevin Darmanie; Messier Gallery, 3rd floor, through July 30
A series of murals by Newark artist Kevin Darmanie, whose work melds such seemingly disparate elements as critical art theory, fine art techniques, and comic illustration. This amalgamation of images explores the conflict and opportunities that arise from the combination of two identities: Caribbean and American. Darmanie came to Newark from Trinidad & Tobego and has since used his work as a means to question ideas of perception, freedom, identity, and immigration.

The Nova Gallery: a display of works by participants in Paul Robeson Galleries’ outreach and education programs

CRIMINAL JUSTICE GALLERY

RUTGERS CENTER FOR LAW AND JUSTICE, 123 WASHINGTON ST., NEWARK NJ

Inside-Out: Perspectives on Social Justice by Carol Shapiro; 5th floor; through July 30
Carol Shapiro visited her first prison at the age of 16, and has since been a powerful force in pushing justice reform. She studied art and criminology at Carnegie Mellon University and founded a not-for-profit organization called Family Justice. Family Justice uses the visual and performing arts to raise awareness and organize interventions that engage social networks and staff of correctional facilities. Shapiro’s life has seen an inextricable twining of her passions for art and reform.

The Paul Robeson Galleries’ programs are supported, in part, by a grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, and by private donations. We are also supported by the Robeson Campus Center, the Rutgers Faculty of Arts & Sciences, and the Cultural Programming Committee, Rutgers University-Newark.