“The Endless Junkmail Scroll” on exhibit at the Edward Williams Gallery
Teaneck (October 9, 2018) – Artist Vernita Nemec presents “The Endless Junkmail Scroll”, which will be on display at the Edward Williams Gallery on Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Metropolitan Campus from Monday, October 15, through Friday, November 30, 2018.
The Gallery is located in FDU’s Edward Williams Hall, 150 Kotte Place, Hackensack, N.J. Gallery hours are Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. There is no admission charge.
About the Artist
“The Endless Junkmail Scroll” is Vernita Nemec AKA N’Cognita’s solution to dealing with all that mail we get that tries to persuade us to borrow money, open another charge account or accept services we have no need for. It is a site-specific installation of junkmail that has been collaged, painted and hung, twisted, curling and meandering through the space with lighting and shadows accentuating its presence.
The artist states, “I think of the Endless Junkmail Scroll Installation as an interactive site to be physically experienced as an environment that in past times might have been a forest or jungle since destroyed in order to make the paper that becomes the endless junkmail filling our mailboxes daily. I want the Endless Junk Mail Scroll to be a thought-provoking installation that addresses environmental issues of the 21st century: the destruction of natural resources, the overloading of landfills, over-consumption of material possessions, over-crowding. Issues that if not addressed with recycling and re-use will result in life, as we know it, being over.”
Nemec has exhibited her work through the world, presenting not only visual art but also performance art in which she incorporates both movement and text. Her art is in many collections throughout the world, including the Savaria Museum in Hungary, the Museum of Modern Art and in the Sylvia Sleigh Collection of Feminist Art at Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey. In addition to being an artist and independent curator, Nemec is also the director of Viridian Artists, a gallery in the Chelsea art district of New York City.