Animals and Self Reflections
Art Exhibit at University College Art Gallery
Teaneck, NJ (January 20, 2005) – “Animals and Self Reflections,” the art exhibit currently showing through February 11, 2005, at FDU’s University College Art Gallery in Teaneck, features works by artist Jenny Toth.
The 27pieces in the exhibit consist mainly of watercolor and collage. Their imagery reflects some of Ms. Toth’s passions, such as feminism, religion and animals. The lively iconography of India, resulting from her many travels in India, is also apparent in the artist’s work.
In discussing her artistic creations, Ms. Toth said, “I have consistently worked from observation. Kind of like fantastical memoirs, my paintings often include self-portraits or themes from my own life. I paint with imagination but not from my imagination: my paintings are all done entirely from set-ups and models or drawings from life. But I put elements together not usually seen in the real world, for example, I might paint my dog’s head onto my body, or place a fish’s tail onto my torso.
Ms. Toth, who received her M.F.A. degree from the Yale School of Art in New Haven, CT., teaches color and design drawing at Wagner College in Staten Island, NY.
The University College Art Gallery is located in University Hall on the Metropolitan Campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, NJ. The Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information call 201-692-2801.