Art, Paper, Plastic
Way off the beaten art path is the Hunterdon Art Museum in central New Jersey. I’ve never visited, but it was well worth the 40+ minute trip from Northern NJ. An antique one lane iron bridge leads into the center of the quaint town of Clinton. This marries perfectly with the old mill that has been converted into a contemporary art museum overlooking the Raritan River.
The first floor gallery is showing Aurora Robson’s Re:fuse. As we drown the ocean in plastic, the damage we are inflicting on our planet is ever present. Robson’s work transforms discarded household plastics into sculptural forms we might find in nature, reminding the viewer that plastic is everywhere.
On the second floor, “Transformed: Paper in Dimension” curated by Carol Eckart is a collection of paper works from a wide variety of artists. The pieces are delicate yet immersive, challenging the medium of paper.
In the side gallery on the second floor, Shari Mendelson’s “Amphorae and Apparitions” muddles our understanding of precious objects, transforming recycled containers into forms of ancient pottery.
The Hunterdon Art Museum connects people to contemporary art, craft, and design in ways that educate, challenge, and inspire.
Hunterdon Art Museum
7 Lower Center Street
Clinton, New Jersey 08809-1303
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