On view April 25th-June 30th, 2018
As more and bigger natural catastrophes visit our planet, sustainable or ecology-based arts are gaining ever greater importance. Ecological art respects the ecosystems of living species and their environments from an ethical, social, contextual, economic and aesthetic perspective while seeking to remedy or preserve life. It is socially engaged and socially interactive, and at times even intervention-based art. The goals of such art are socially oriented, altruistic and hopeful in that they seek to spark awareness in the public arena about the urban environment’s issues and the alteration needed for a better future. They often include audience (more…)
On view November 29th, 2017-February 2nd, 2018
Opening Reception on November 29th, 2017 from 5:30-8:30pm
Rogue’s Gallery – 1977 – 2017 – 40 Year Retrospective of Courtroom Art from Son of Sam to El Chapo showcases the work of three award winning and nationally known illustrators: Aggie Kenny, Richard Tomlinson and Elizabeth Williams. Through their art, viewers will learn about the wide and varied actions of the United States legal system. The images (most never exhibited before) show various New York courts and cases.
Artist Richard Tomlinson bequeathed his entire body of work to the John Jay College of Criminal Justice’s Lloyd Sealy Library. Subsequently the Library’s courtroom art collection grew to include works by Aggie Whelan Kenny and Elizabeth Williams. This exhibition marks the fortieth anniversary of the Son of Sam case and the thirtieth anniversary of the Bernhard Goetz subway shootings. The John Jay exhibit allows observers to step into New York’s colorful historical trials and cases.
On view September 8, 2017 -June 28, 2018
On September 11, 2001, a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks were carried out by the Islamic terrorist group Al-Queda, with New York City feeling the brunt of this horrific tragedy. The events of 9/11 represent the largest attack and subsequent rescue and recovery operation ever on U.S. soil. In just a few short hours, both of the monstrous, 110 story-tall World Trade Center Towers, were devastated by two separate hijacked commercial airliners that were flown into them. The entire world watched in awe as nearly 3,000 people lost their lives as the buildings crumbled. (more…)
On view October 2, 2017 -January 26, 2018
Detainees at the United States military prison camp known as Guantánamo Bay have made art from the time they arrived, at first clandestinely and then during classes provided by a Joint Task Force Guantánamo instructor. Ode to the Sea: Art from Guantánamo Bay displays over thirty of these evocative works, made by men held without trial, some for nearly 15 years. The eight artists include both current (Moath Al-Alwi, Ammar Al-Bluchi, Ahmed Rabbani, and Khalid Qasim) and former (Muhammad Ansi, Djamel Ameziane, Abdualmalik Abud, and Ghaleb Al-Bihani) detainees. (more…)