“CONSTANTLY REPEATING THEMES”: The Arts Council of Princeton will present a collection of works by New Jersey photographer Aubrey J. Kauffman from September 11 to October 9. An opening reception will be held on Saturday September 11 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The Arts Council of Princeton (ACP) will exhibit “Constant Repeating Themes”, a collection of photographic works by Aubrey J. Kauffman, in its Taplin Gallery from September 11 to October 9.
The themes of the cityscape and the impact of man on the environment have long intrigued Kauffman as a photographer.
“I see it in constructions as simple as building facades in a mall to deserted sports fields in parks and playgrounds,” Kauffman said. “Through my viewfinder, I try to contrast and compare the interactions of natural and artificial elements. I tend to look for landscapes that speak of a certain stillness. In the buildings and structures that I photograph, I emphasize their architectural quality in the space they exist. Geometry, shadow and light play a major role in my creation of images. I consider my work to be inspired by traditional landscape photography. My interpretation reflects a feeling of loneliness that I want to convey to the viewer.
The public is invited to a vernissage Saturday September 11 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
“We are delighted to welcome the community back to our Taplin Gallery space,” said CAP Artistic Director Maria Evans. “The ‘calm’ Aubrey portrays in his photographs is a perfect subject for all of us to reflect on this fall after a busy summer. We can’t wait to see everyone again! ”
Kauffman is a photographer living and working in New Jersey. He received his undergraduate degree from New Jersey City University and his Masters of Visual Arts from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. He has taught photography to Mason Gross, Middlesex County College, Mercer County Community College, and Community College of Philadelphia.
His work has been included in exhibitions at the Newark Museum, Newark; Rider University, Lawrenceville; The State Museum of New Jersey, Trenton; Southern Light Gallery in Amarillo, Texas; The Morris Museum, Morristown; Seventh and 2nd Street Gallery in New York; and the Biggs Museum of American Art in Dover, Del. In 2013, he received the Brovero Prize for Photography from Mason Gross. He is currently a contributing producer for State of the Arts broadcast on public television in New Jersey, New York and Eastern Pennsylvania.
The Princeton Arts Council is located at 102 Witherspoon Street. The opening hours of the gallery are Monday to Thursday, 11 am to 6 pm; and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free and open to the public.
For more information visit artscouncilofprinceton.org.