Susan Hockaday to display “Turning on Nature: Photographs with Mixed Media” exhibit at FDU

TEANECK, N.J. (October 2, 2009)— Photography and mixed media art of Susan Hockaday will be on view at the Edward Williams Gallery, on Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Metropolitan Campus Teaneck, N.J. from Monday, October 5, 2009, to Friday, October 30, 2009. There will be an opening reception on Sunday, October 11, with a chamber music concert from All Seasons Chamber Players, from 2-4 p.m.


Hockaday’s exhibit, “Turning on Nature: Photographs with Mixed Media” portrays the beautiful Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia, Canada and its wild landscape. Her artwork focuses on structures and patterns found in the natural world. As a response to the destruction of the natural world by man’s activities, she has begun to add paint and other marks to her printed nature photographs to represent the disturbance of nature. These visual elements indicate invasion and encroachment and they add another level of meaning and tension to the images, which are collectively called “Turning on Nature.”


After graduating with a B.A. from Vassar College, Hockaday continued her education by studying etching at Yale University and photography at Princeton University. She also studied etching at the Amsterdam Graphics Atelier, in the Netherlands and at the Pratt Graphics Center in New York City.


In 1999, she received the Exhibition Award from the Connecticut Graphics Arts Center and she has twice received a fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Hockaday has had her work exhibited in over 25 solo exhibitions and over 20 group exhibitions.


The All Seasons Chamber Players, a chamber music ensemble that will be performing at Hockaday’s art show reception on Sunday, October 11, has performed over 400 shows since its inception in 1981. The ensemble consists of Brenda Sakofsky, flute, Robert Lawrence, violin, Ellen Zoe Hassman, cello, Jean Strickholm, piano, and Yoojin Oh, piano. They will be playing pieces by Mozart, Mendelssohn, and Brahms.


The Edwards Williams Gallery, located at 150 Kotte Place, Hackensack, is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

For directions or more information call the gallery at 201-692-2449.


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