Friday, July 31st, 2015

The Gallery at County College of Morris will launch a new program format in the next academic year featuring each of the college’s four visual arts academic programs: design, fine art, graphic design and photography.

New Year of Programs at the CCM

The first program focusing on Fine Art will feature the works of Charles Perkalis and Wayne Charles Roth, two notable Morris County artists. The exhibition opens Aug. 17, and runs through Oct. 9. A reception is scheduled for Thursday, September 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. For gallery hours, visit www.ccm.edu/artgallery

The Perkalis – Roth exhibition is really two separate shows that compliment each other, said Todd Doney, professor of Fine Arts and the CCM gallery curator.

“Perkalis’ work is aggressive and hard edged. His brushwork is bold and chaotic and ejects the emotions of forcefulness and rage,” said Doney.

“Working against the conventional concept of painting, Roth’s work is digital. His art is heavily influenced by television, music and technology. His sublime images are filled with fluid and ethereal shapes that can best be described as dreamlike.”

New Year of Programs at the CCM
Work by Charles Perkalis

Perkalis is a New Jersey State Council on the Arts grant recipient, whose work has been shown in numerous exhibitions. Perkalis also has exhibited internationally at the Sutton Place Gallery in London, England, and Gallerie d’Arte Moderna di Ca Pesaro in Venice, Italy.

Roth began his career working at top design firms and agencies in New York City. He was a co-founder of Chiselvision, one of the first digital imaging firms in the United States.

He produced digital art, photography and campaigns for major clients such as Adobe, Ford, Sony, Time-Warner and Mercedes-Benz.  Roth’s digital painting and fine art have been exhibited in galleries, museums and art shows in the United States and Europe.

To learn more about the Visual Arts programs at CCM, visit http://tinyurl.com/cgmew69.

For more information contact  Kathleen Brunet Eagan at 973-328-5052, or [email protected]