Black History Art Exhibit at Edward William Gallery

"People and Context"

Teaneck, NJ (January 11, 2005) – “People and Context,” an exhibit featuring oil-on- canvas and charcoal-on-paper works by talented representation/realist artist Sylvia Maier, is being held at FDU’s Edward Williams Gallery in Hackensack from January 18 through February 25. 2005..

All of Ms. Maier’s work is from life. In the beginning she takes photos to arrange the figures, and then works with each model for about three weeks from life. In describing her work, Ms. Maier said, “These are personal paintings about the human condition – life size figurative work in urban settings. I am curious about ceremonies, cultural identity and tolerance. The aim is to feel something and be present.”

The oil-on- canvas works being shown in the current exhibit range in size from 4ft.x 6ft to 3ft x 8ft. and include Conspiracy and Initiation. Ms. Maier’s Halloween Series of five charcoal-on-paper drawings will also be displayed. The artist’s work can be viewed on her website

Ms. Maier, a resident of Brooklyn, NY, studied in New York at the National Academy of Design, the School of Visual Arts and the New York Academy of Art. As a student at the Art Students League from 1989-96, she studied with Harvey Dinnerstein, considered to be one of the leading representational painters in the U.S. Ms. Maier’s works have been shown in exhibitions in New York, Washington, DC, Pennsylvania and Frankfurt, Germany.

The Gallery in Edward Williams Hall at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Metropolitan Campus is located at 150 Kotte Place, Hackensack. The 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

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