Art Gallery

Artists on Display

What do artists see when they look through the lens of a camera?  What do we, the viewer, miss?  Eight photographers, some tutored, commercially successful, some self-taught, some experimental, some traditional.  This show covers a wide range of visions and tastes.

Open Monday – Friday

9:00AM – 5:00PM

The Gallery at Hackensack Performing Arts Center, 102 State Street, Hackensack, NJ is hosting its first photography show from August 7 through September 28.  The opening reception will be from 6-9PM on Thursday, September 6. Light refreshments will be served. This show is curated by Ruth Bauer Neustadter and Elizabeth C DeMarco.

Artists include Rica M. Asaban, a lifelong professional photographer, associated most recently with Sotheby’s New York, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Her personal work expanded into abstraction with the invention of the digital view camera and reflects her international background and art-filled life.

A self-taught photographer, Fran Canisius’ work is influenced by her years as an improvisational jazz flutist.  Her work, which reflects her fascination with distressed surfaces, has been exhibited in several galleries in the New York metropolitan area.

Dennis Chalkin, a highly successful commercial photographer, is debuting his personal work in this show.  A Cooper Union graduate, he studied under Diane Arbus and Jay Maisel.  Dennis focuses on the gritty minor miracles of daily life

Widely exhibited throughout the northeast, Pauline Chernichaw’s color-filled photos in this exhibition reflect her interest in how individuals live their lives in changing sacred havens in today’s NY urban environment.

A teacher and professional photographer, Hank Gans is well known as a color photographer. His early experience, in the southwest on a Hopi reservation where he became a trusted member, strongly influenced his later work

Another internationally influenced photographer is Alice Jacob. Carney shows, film, and Venice, with all their paradoxes, have influenced her work.  She shoots unguarded moments that reveal what normally goes unseen. Beauty is provocative; gender, unresolved.

Bob Ryder, a Pratt graduate in architecture, shoots urban street scenes that are the result of his process approach to creating photo collages.  Spirituality is the basis of his process; every collage is meditation in action, expressing the energy, the “juice”.

Daniel Schiller has been taking photographs for more than 50 years.  His favorite photographer is Walker Evans. His work in this show focuses primarily on the geometric patterns he finds in weathered buildings and found objects.