New Jersey Artist Rachel Banai to Exhibit at Weiner Library

Teaneck, NJ (August 19, 2005)— “Chairs,” the work of Teaneck artist Rachel Banai, will be on exhibit at the Metropolitan Campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University from September 11 to October 21, 2005. On Sunday, September 11, there will be an opening reception with the artist from 2-4 p.m.

By photographing chairs in their natural and cultural settings around the world, Ms. Banai demonstrates that similar objects take on different shapes and colors contingent on the local weather, season, architecture and light.

Commenting on her choice of topic, the artist said, “By photographing chairs in their natural and cultural setting, I demonstrate that, regardless of shapes, designs, colors and materials, empty chairs always raise the question: ‘Where is the missing person?’ I explore the void people have left behind by focusing on their chairs and concentrating on colors and forms to reclaim the missing person’s identity.”

Ms Banai uses the technique of Polaroid transfer, a process of peeling apart a Polacolor negative and transferring the positive onto a non-photographic surface, offering the artist an almost limitless ability to transform the photographic image.

Over the last decade, Ms. Banai has had more than 20 exhibitions in galleries and museums in the USA, Israel and Russia, and her photographs are on display in numerous private collections.

The six-week long exhibit, which is free and open to the public, can be seen on the second floor of FDU’s Weiner Library, River Road, Teaneck, NJ, during library hours, Mon.–Thurs. 8:30 a.m.– 11.p.m; Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun. noon-10 p.m.

For further information call 201-692-2608

Weiner Library

Joan Harvey

Office of Public Relations
Fairleigh Dickinson University
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Mailstop H-DH3-15
Teaneck, NJ 07666
(201) 692-7032

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