SCULPTURES BY BARBARA WALLACE

Contact Jane Haw
February 23, 2015
(973) 684-5448
jhaw@pccc.edu




SCULPTURES BY BARBARA WALLACE
AT PASSAIC COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE ART GALLERIES


Year 360, recycled paper, wire, and acrylic paint
360, recycled paper, wire, and acrylic paint

The Passaic County Cultural & Heritage Council at Passaic County Community College is pleased to present YEAR 360, an exhibition of sculptures and drawings by New Jersey artist BARBARA WALLACE.  She is known for her figurative works and for her innovative use of papier mâché.  The show is on view in the Broadway Gallery at Passaic County Community College from March 4 through April 17, 2015, Broadway at Memorial Drive in downtown Paterson, New Jersey.  

A reception for the artist will be held in the Broadway Gallery on Thursday, March 5, 2015, 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.  Admission to the exhibit and reception is free and open to the public.  Hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

Barbara Wallace is a sculptor trained in the traditional materials of clay, metal, stone and wood.  About her current work, she said, “I have adapted techniques ordinarily reserved for clay and sheet metal for recycled paper and tin can lids.  The process of creating the works usually begins with a recycled metal clothes hanger.  Layers of newspapers, magazines, and cardboard are applied to this minimal armature with an adhesive of boiled wheat paste glue.  Creating long-lasting sculpture from unlikely and somewhat ephemeral materials of yesterday’s news and this afternoon’s lunch is the crux of my artwork.”  In this exhibit, the papier mâché sculptures were painted to have the appearance of bronze.  Several of these relief sculptures are shown with drawings, which are preliminary studies for the artworks.  Wallace’s piece, Year 360, is a fine example of her work. 

Wallace received her BFA in Painting from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and her MFA in Sculpture from the University of Pennsylvania.  She is currently an Adjunct Professor of Art at Kean University and Passaic County Community College.  She has exhibited her work widely in New Jersey and New York galleries.  Wallace was selected to participate in the 2013 Emerge 11 at the Aljira Center for Contemporary Art in Newark, NJ.

For additional information, please contact Jane Haw, Gallery Curator, at (973) 684-5448 or visit our website at www.pccc.edu/art/gallery.

The Passaic County Community College Art Galleries strive to maintain a barrier-free facility including complete access for patrons using wheelchairs. Large print materials, FM listening systems, select audio publications and Braille transcriptions are available on request.  Please contact (973) 684-6507 for availability.