The Caldwell University Art Therapy Programs Gallery is presenting its 2017 Annual Jungian Mask Exhibition now through Dec. 11, 2017. The gallery is located on the third floor of Werner Hall on campus.
For more than a decade, art therapy students have been asked to create a mask based on Carl Jung’s Archetypes, a concept which refers to a generalized pattern of images that form the world of human representations in recurrent motifs, passing through the history of all cultures. The exhibition shows 26 pieces created by all of the graduate art therapy students enrolled in the History and Development of Art Therapy class. While the base of every mask begins with burlap and carpenter glue, the viewer will discover that each student has explored and experimented with a wide range of style, media and technique. Each artist has researched and defined an interpretation of a particular archetype. As each archetype is neither fixed nor static, all tell their own story, revealing a highly personal depiction through a universal lens.