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Generation Next: Graphica

EXHIBITION DATES: June 26 – September 8, 2017
ARTIST RECEPTION: Sunday, July 9, 4 – 6 pm

This year the Generation Next exhibition focuses on the explosion seen in the use of comic, graphic and illustrative art.  With the growing video game market, popularity of graphic novels, and the resurgence in comic books, narrative art is at an all-time high.  Graphica explores how these artists, young and upcoming as well as established, make their mark in the art world through superheroes, personal narratives, and other forms of storytelling.

JUROR:   The exhibit was juried by artist and educator Darren McManus. Darren is currently an Assistant Professor in the Visual & Performing Arts Department and the art gallery coordinator at Raritan Valley Community College. He received his B.F.A from The Hartford Art School and studied at the Glasgow School of Art in Glasgow, Scotland. McManus earned his M.F.A. in painting from Cranbrook Academy of Art. He has received numerous grants and awards including the highest Individual Artist Fellowship Grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. His paintings have been widely exhibited in galleries and museums across the United States.

Featured image: Laurie Pettine, Mutually Assured Punctuation, pen and ink

photo of Darren McManus