NJCU Galleries: Too Much, Overconsumption and Our Relationship to Stuff


Detail of 'Gypsy Koombyeyah' Installation by Maggie Ens - Colorful installation of beads, wire, toys and other found materials combined into a hanging chaotic net or web

September 10, 4pm-7pm


A group exhibit which calls attention to the effect of overconsumption on both people and the planet. The show is composed of a wide range of media including sculpture, photography, fiber art, collage and site specific installations.


Exhibit runs from September 2 - October 15, 2021.


Artists: Nancy Buchanan, Donna Conklin King, Maggie Ens, Vandana Jain, Robert Lach, Poramit Thantapalit, Mollie Thonneson


What is the environmental impact of a global economy built on the need to buy more stuff? How does one individual’s personal shopping contribute to the waste produced by excess consumerism? Where do we each fit into this construct, and how can we change it? Each of the artists in this exhibit contemplate various effects of consumerism in culture and society. Themes include plastic pollution, recycling, fast fashion, capitalism, advertising and desire.


NJCU Visual Arts Gallery,

Visual Arts Building, basement

100 Culver Avenue

Jersey City, NJ 07305


NJCU Visual Arts Gallery is located in the Visual Arts Building at 100 Culver St on the basement level. Walking distance from the West Side Ave Light rail Station. Pay parking is available on the Main campus. Please visit our website for more information or email gallery@njcu.edu. Exhibits are accessible by elevator, please contact Eileen Ferara at 201-306-6125 with any accessibility questions.


Website: https://www.njcu.edu/community/center-arts/galleries

Email: eferara@njcu.edu


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