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Art Exhibit, “Human Torture Confections” at Fairleigh Dickinson Universtiy
Work of artist Chuck Lawson
Teaneck, N.J— (December 19, 2000) "Human Torture Confections", a multimedia exhibit featuring the work of artist Chuck Lawson, opens January 8, 2001 at The Gallery, Edward Williams Building on the Teaneck-Hackensack Campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Lawson’s images portray, from a psychoanalytical perspective, the uneasiness of anxiety-ridden individuals living in an increasingly artificial environment. His multimedia creations have evolved from two-dimensional collages on a rectilinear format to three-dimensional wall constructions, which straddle the border between painting and sculpture. His wall hangings reach out to the viewer and demand attention, as do real moments of anxiety.
New York Times critic William Zimmer describes Lawson as someone who "imports into his art the clamor he avoids in life, bringing in some sense of exorcising a demon. The results are extremely urgent; it is as if his anxieties become galvanized potent expression."
"Human Torture Confections," opening Monday, January 8 will run through Friday March 2, 2001. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.–9 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m.–2 p.m. The exhibit is free and open to the public. For information call (201) 692-7337.