Matthew Conradt and Lizbeth Mitty: Valley of Ashes
Oct. 24 – Nov. 27, 2018
Artist’s Talk: Wed. Oct. 24, 5-6pm
Opening Reception: Wed. Oct. 24, 6-8pm
“This is a valley of ashes – a fantastic farm where ashes grow like wheat into ridges and hills and grotesque gardens; where ashes take the forms of houses and chimneys and rising smoke and, finally, with a transcendent effort, of ash-grey men, who move dimly and already crumbling through the powdery air. Occasionally a line of grey cars crawls along an invisible track, gives out a ghastly creak, and comes to rest, and immediately the ash-grey men swarm up with leaden spades and stir up an impenetrable cloud, which screens their obscure operations from your sight.”
– F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
The Mueller Gallery at Caldwell University is pleased to present Valley of Ashes, a two-person exhibition featuring the work of Matthew Conradt and Lizbeth Mitty. Conrad and Mitty create images which embody decay, entropy and dislocation. While their creations are not overtly political, the work can serve as a metaphor for the most pressing and profound issues faced by our contemporary culture – issues of class and the distribution of wealth, the degradation of natural resources and wildlife and the threat of global warming. The work calls into question our values as individuals and as a society.
This is poetic, soulful work – arrived at through very different means. Lizbeth Mitty creates painterly encrusted surfaces using the motif of antique chandeliers, which serve as mordant symbols of better times. Matthew Conradt conjures disorienting photo-transfer collages that depict images of deserted and decaying interior spaces and ghost-like human forms.
South Mountain Reservation, Tulip Springs Entrance.
Mass of Remembrance and Luncheon to Follow
All Saints’ Day
Thursday, November 1
RSVP to Jill Sheldon at 973-618-3242 or email@example.com by October 26.
If you are unable to attend, feel free to send names of loved ones to be entered into the Book of Remembrance.
Faith with Benefits: Hooking Up, Hanging Out and Finding Relationships on Catholic Campuses
“Faith with Benefits: Hooking Up, Hanging Out, and Finding Relationships on Catholic Campuses” will be the theme of a talk at Caldwell University 4:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 5, in the Alumni Theatre. Jason King, professor of theology at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, will share how he investigates the effects of Catholic identity on the hookup culture.
The Caldwell University Department of Theology/Philosophy will present the talk as part of the Sister Maura Campbell lecture series. It is free and open to the public.
Dr. King has authored the book “Faith with Benefits: Hookup Culture on Catholic Campuses” (Oxford University Press, 2017), is editor of the Journal of Moral Theology and writes for the blog CatholicMoralTheology.com. He is working on an edited collection of essays titled “Love, Sex, and Families: Catholic Perspectives” (Liturgical Press) and a book project about the environment, children and Mr. Rogers.
The lecture series is named after Sister Maura Campbell, O.P., a Sister of St. Dominic of Caldwell. She was a theologian, philosopher, professor, researcher and national leader in education whose scholarship and teaching spanned 50 years.
For further information, call 973-618-3931.
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