Inspired by an Object

Inspired by an Object

September 10-October 15, 2021

Studio Montclair (SMI) presents “Inspired by an Object,” a concurrent exhibition at both Montclair Art Museum’s Vance Wall Art Education Gallery, 3 South Mountain Avenue, and Studio Montclair Gallery127 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, NJ. 

This exhibition features the artwork of 51 artists. It is based on the words of Jasper Johns, who made a note to himself in 1964 to “Take an object. Do something to it. Do something else to it.” Since then, these instructions have referred to artwork that uses everyday objects and other non-fine art materials and describes a revolutionary approach to art-making that developed during the early 20th century and continues through the late 1950s, 1960s, and beyond.

This exhibition is part of Studio Montclair’s Virginia S. Block Community Partnership Exhibition Program.

Participating Artists

Names in bold are displayed at Montclair Art Museum.

Olga AlexanderGabrielle Baker, A Bascove, Stacy Bogdonoff, Bob Calleja, Pam Cooper, Bettina Cousineau, David Derr, Philip Drill, Anne Dushanko Dobek, Harriet Finck, Leslie Ford, Yolanda Fundora, Michael Gabriele, Bennett Gewirtz, Anita Gladstone, Jay Goldberg, Bart Gorin, Pam Grafstein, Beth Heit, Jang Soon Im, Nancy Iovino, Paul Jervis, Martta Kelly, Robert Kogge, Annette Kushen, Steven Kushner, Eleni Litt, Lara Lo Re, Dave Magyar, Deborah Morris, Harold Olejarz, Denis Orloff, Oscar Peterson, Sharon Pitts, Jennifer Place, Amee Pollack, Steven Purtee, Amy Putman, Theda Sandiford, Jen Scheuer, Debra Schore, Miriam Stern, Sandra Styer, Brian Trees, Karen Tuveson, Ann Vollum, Miroslav Vrzala, Bill Westheimer, and Agnieszka Wszolkowska