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First Published: 08/01/2022

Miriam Biermann: 1923–2022 Nothing has changed Fall season begins at Monmouth College

(West Long Branch, NJ) — Monmouth College Arts Center has announced the start of the 2022 fall season with Miriam Biermann: 1923–2022 and nothing has changed. The show runs from September 6th to December 11th at his Rechnitz Hall DiMattio gallery at the Monmouth College Arts Center.

This exhibition presents Biermann (1923–2022) as one of the most provocative artists of the 20th century. Her work of that Humanist Expressionism highlights her talent as a colorist. A pioneer as she was one of the first female artists to have a solo exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum, Biermann was part of the 20th-century canon of female artists and was mostly known for her gender in male-dominated art. was not world.

Affected by the social injustices seen around her, Biermann shines a spotlight on the inhuman fear and pathos of human beings. The theme is timeless and resonates today as much as it did when it was created in the 20th century. Her life and art were explored in a 2015 documentary. Miriam Biermann: Expressing Chaos.

Nearly 20 large canvases by Beerman are displayed. The show is curated by gallerist James Yarosh, guest-inspired by the recent exhibition Miriam Biermann – REDISCOVER, opening Spring 2022 at the James Yarosh & Associates Gallery in Holmdel, New Jersey. increase. will be his second guest at the university in his curatorial role for Yarosh, who curated his Sheba Sharow: Balancing Act in 2017. A companion show of Beerman’s paper and collage work will be held concurrently at the James Yarosh & Associates Gallery.

“When you live with Miriam Biermann’s paintings in the gallery of the current exhibition REDISCOVER, you can’t help but be moved and disturbed by the presence of these gigantic, paint-heavy, subject-laden works. You begin to understand the gallery’s presentation when you see the works of Islam quietly existing and supporting the weight of the world,” says Yarosh, a gallerist inspired by recent curatorial activity. When I explained Miriam’s art to clients, I realized that those words also represented the role of women artists in the 20th century, whose voices were more suppressed in favor of male artists. , also represents the role of women in patriarchal societies.

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“If our art history is male-dominated and the artists before us are our teachers, we are only getting half the lessons to be learned,” he continues. We have a chance to do better, and this presentation with Monmouth College allows us to continue the conversation and include the younger generation.”

“Nothing Has Changed” features dialogue from the 2017 Sheba Sharow: Balancing Act exhibition. Their art is different, but their mission is similar. A female artist who stands up against social injustice in her art as a call to action to evoke change,” said Scott Knauer, director of galleries and collections at Monmouth University’s Department of Art and Design. “Many of the subjects Miriam Biermann explores are still highly relevant and threatening today, including political, social and religious rights, women’s rights and threats to minorities.”

Miriam Biermann: 1923–2022 Nothing has changed Fall season begins at Monmouth College

MIRIAM BEERMAN, Nothing has Changed, 1999, 69in x 67in, oil on canvas

The show’s title piece, Biermann’s 2009 canvas nothing has changed (shown above) is described by Yarosh as follows: She disappears behind her joyful yellow and pink façade, but her hope is painted on the right. She is an abstract dream vision of the joy she envisions, running away, coloring outside the lines, creating her own idea of ​​”forever happy.” ‘ The typical portrait is that of Biermann Mona Lisaexcept here, the smile is upside down.

Gallerist Mitchell Algus and artists Heather L. Barone (Beerman’s mentee and longtime assistant), and Corey Dzenko and Theresa Grupico of the Monmouth University Department of Art & Design contribute to the catalog. A smartphone tour is also planned, and possibly her discussion online with Tova Navarra, an artist, author and former Asbury Park Press art her columnist. Other scheduled events include a series of salon evenings, a Q&A evening with Expressing the Chaos filmmakers, and an event closing show. For more information on upcoming events, visit the James Yarosh Associates Fine Art & Design Gallery’s What’s New page. website.

An opening reception will be held on September 22nd from 6-9pm.

Miriam Biermann: 1923–2022 Nothing has changed Fall season begins at Monmouth College

Miriam Biermann, Shower II, 1999, 68″ x 60″, oil on canvas, mixed media

Monmouth College It is the region’s premier private coastal university offering a comprehensive array of undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degree programs in a dynamic and personalized learning environment. Located in West Long Branch, New Jersey, Monmouth University’s spectacular coastal campus is about an hour from both New York City and Philadelphia. Innovative academic programs, individual faculty attention, and nationally ranked Division I athletics make this private university the perfect place to find your future.

Founded in 1996, James Yarosh Associates Gallery Founded in Holmdel, New Jersey, it remains true to its vision. It is about representing art for art’s sake, curating gallery collections, and thoughtfully presenting the specs of art and interior design with the eye and understanding of an artist. We offer a full-fledged gallery and design center where customers can interact with like-minded individuals just an hour away.

Yarosh advocates what greatness in art looks like, and in destination galleries, in spaces designed to recreate the intimacy of an artist’s home, he works with museum-recognized newcomers and established artists. It exhibits the work of artists. Current exhibitions such as Miriam Beerman – REDISCOVER (2022), The Humanist Show (2021), Sheba Sharrow: History Repeats (2020), and the NYC art fair Art on Paper (2021) bring the arts to the forefront of intellectual engagement. helps you grow as a She embellishes the hierarchy of design and dramatically enhances the experience of living with art.