Between Wisdom and Madness: Works in Sculpture

Curated by Agnes Deja and Sarah Walko

January 12 – February 7, 2019

Peter Allen, Gianluca Bianchino, Jerome China, Donna Conklin King, Lisa Conrad, Patricia Dahlman, Asha Ganpat, Sunil Garg, Adebunmi Gbadebo, Katherine Jackson, Joshua Knoblick, Julie Ann Nagle, Daniela Puliti, Kevin Blythe Sampson, Lisa Sanders, Hila Sela, Charlee Swanson, Amanda Thackray, Adrienne Wheeler

The title of this show refers to the context of our times and the many levels of disparity we are trying to reconcile. As a renowned sculptor Magdalena Abakanowicz wrote “Art will remain the most astonishing activity of mankind born out of struggle between wisdom and madness, between dream and reality”. Despite our current political, environmental and economic climate which affects the morale of all of us, artists continue to create. They are looked upon for guidance, whether addressing issues directly, indirectly or providing a momentarily respite. Art elevates us to our shared humanity. This show is a survey of sculptural work by artists working in and around Newark and viewers are invited to experience the diversity of work and to draw their own comparisons and reflections. These works traverse the imagination using the democratic space of art to provide options on how we might be able to move forward.

Index Art Center
237 Washington Street
Newark, NJ