“Self Portraits” by Fountain Gallery Artists on Exhibit

Teaneck, NJ (March 15, 2005)—“Self Portraits,” an exhibit of paintings, drawings, prints and photographs, is open to the public from April 4-29, 2005, on the Metropolitan Campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University.

This unique exhibit features approximately twenty portraits by Fountain Gallery artists. This is the first exhibit in the Gallery’s history to focus on the diverse individuals who are brought together by Fountain Gallery, and highlights its mission of representing artists living with mental illness.

The works reflect each artist’s interpretation of what constitutes a self-portrait. The images are rendered in a variety of media, including oil and acrylic paintings, photographs, etchings, computer illustration and pencil and ink drawings. Each self-portrait is accompanied by an autobiographical statement, which provides an opportunity to learn about the artist’s career, personal history, experiences with mental illness and artistic philosophy.

Fountain Gallery, located at 702 Ninth Avenue at 48th Street in New York City, is a not-for-profit cooperative representing artists who are members of Fountain House, a groundbreaking organization dedicated to helping individuals recover from mental illness. Through creating visionary art, achieving commercial success and generating public dialogue, Fountain Gallery artists hope to make a vital contribution to the arts community and to challenge the stigma surrounding mental illness.

The Gallery in Edward Williams Hall at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Metropolitan Campus is located at 150 Kotte Place, Hackensack, NJ. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. The exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information call 201-692-2449.

Metropolitan Campus

Joan Harvey

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

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