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Knowledge Bennett

Artist-in-Residence: Knowledge Bennett

Knowledge Bennett (born 1976, Asbury Park, New Jersey) is a Los Angeles-based American contemporary artist. He is self-taught in the traditions of serigraphy as well as photography and is widely known for large-scale silkscreen paintings that employ pop culture iconography to re-contextualize historical narratives. His subject matter often spans cultural icons, historical occurrences, and political figures. Bennett's visual narratives are tangential critiques of American idealism, political corruption, and systemic racial stratification. Bennett’s artistic voice fluctuates between vehement protest and deep personal introspection. Bennett’s aesthetic choices evolved in tandem with his personal growth. One of Bennett's paintings titled "Black Excellence," from his "Black Paintings" series, is included in the nationally touring Smithsonian exhibition Men of Change: Power. Triumph. Truth., which is scheduled to travel to 10 cities from 2019 - 2022. Several more of Bennett’s works can be seen featured in the wildly popular Netflix series #BLACKAF. 

 

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Come Together Exhibition at Galleries at Kean at Kean University

Virtual Tour: Come Together

Come Together is a collection of photographic art addressing the struggles and injustices experienced by Black Americans and people of color in New Jersey.

Featured Exhibitions

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Katie Turk Lockdown

Lives were altered in 2020. The drumbeat of society stopped and crisis unfolded as fear, uncertainty, frustration, powerlessness, anger, loss and anxiety took the world stage. 

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Tamara Torres Self Portrait

Profundo is a multimedia body of artwork by Tamara Torres about the feminist upsurge happening within Puerto Rican communities.

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Denali and Wonder Lake, Denali National Park, Alaska, 1947. Photograph by Ansel Adams. Image courtesy of Collection Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona. ©The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust

This exhibition focuses on the masterful small-scale prints made by Ansel Adams from the 1920s into the 1950s.

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Jerome China

Bended, by artist Jerome China, is an exploration of reimagined, recycled and reused metals made into sculpture. The identity of each piece is formed through several individual remnants, which are fused together to compose an entirely new art piece with its own story to tell. 

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National Geographic at Galleries at Kean at Kean University

The Rarely Seen exhibition is meant to engage audiences in cross-disciplinary conversations about climate change, animal welfare and human perspective.

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Carson Fox

Hidden Gems is an exhibition of freestanding sculptures inspired by rock structures and created with multiple parts of cast, assembled and carved resin.

Upcoming Events

Locations

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    Karl and Helen Burger Gallery
    Karl and Helen Burger Gallery

    Center for Academic Success, Kean University

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    Liberty Hall Academic Center
    Liberty Hall Academic Center Gallery

    Liberty Hall Academic Center, Kean University

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    Human Rights Institute
    Human Rights Institute Gallery

    Human Rights Institute, Kean University

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    Nancy Dryfoos Gallery
    Nancy Dryfoos Gallery

    Nancy Thompson Learning Commons, Kean University

Hours

Tuesday 10-4    Wednesday 10-4    Thursday 10-8    Friday 10-4    Saturday 9-3