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Bruce Garrity
Penns Grove, NJ

Artwork Details
Draped Landscape
Oil on canvas
48 x 52"

Bruce Garrity received his MFA from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and BFA degree from the University of Delaware. He currently teaches as adjunct faculty at Rutgers University/Camden, where he was the 2010 recipient of the Sybil S. Cohen Award for Excellence in Teaching. He also taught at the University of Delaware between 1998 and 2004. As an adjunct lecturer, he has taught a wide range of courses at NJ colleges including Stockton State College, Cumberland County College, and Salem Community College. He has had solo exhibitions in the area, most recently at the Reheboth Art League in DE, High Street Gallery in Millville, NJ, the University of Delaware in Newark, DE, Cecil Community College in North East, MD, and the Markeim Art Center in Haddonfield, NJ. His work has been included in numerous group shows.

He is the curator and gallery coordinator for the Camden County Cultural and Heritage Commission's Hopkins House Gallery of Contemporary Art, where he curates 8-10 exhibitions a year.

Bruce writes: "My current work is focused on the woodland interior as a site for events that stem from memories of experiences as a child, an adolescent and an adult. The paintings emphasize an uncanny aspect of these moments.

"The Forest:
A place of childhood discovery.
A site of adolescent sexual retreat, the green world.
A return to a spiritual haven.

"The spaces depicted are the more intimate surroundings of rocks, trees and water as experienced in the forest, the being in as opposed to the looking upon these circumstances. These staged juxtapositions suggest the human presence even when the figure is unseen.

"The forest: Nostalgic, Erotic, Elegiac."

Bruce is showing landscapes at Paul Robeson Library at the Rutgers University / Camden Campus in Camden, NJ on a permanent basis.