RAHWAY–Arts Guild New Jersey will present Bling, an exhibition of shiny, glittery, and bejeweled works of art, from March 13-April 14. The exhibit is curated by Rachael Faillace, assistant director of Arts Guild New Jersey, which is located at 1670 Irving Street in Rahway.
A free opening reception will be held on Sunday, March 13, from 1-4 p.m. The show features work from artists: David Abecassis, Liz Brown, Karlos Carcamo, Colleen Cunningham, Amy Finkbeiner, Karen Fitzgerald, Jill Baker Gower, James Jaxxa, Nancy Staub Laughlin, Rory Mahon, Yeni Mao, Glitter Mortis, and Raul Villarreal.
Bling, by definition, refers to a lifestyle of ostentatious wealth. The word has its origins in hip-hop as slang that was first used in the 1990s to describe over-the-top, extravagant jewelry, symbolic of prosperity and status. Today the word has become a commonplace term for flashy accessories, from rhinestone embellished t-shirts to 20” chrome car wheels, and more. This show gives a nod to the cultural origins of the term and acknowledges the concept as one of indulgence and excessiveness, while playfully applying the idea to our visual experience.
The gallery is open during the exhibition on Saturdays and Sundays from 1-4 p.m., and Monday-Thursday during office hours, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., by appointment. For more information, call 1-732-381-7511, visit www.agnj.org or email email@example.com.
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