September 8 – November 11, 2009
Built in 1889 on a vantage point in Newark, New Jersey, the Krueger-Scott Mansion is a Louis XIV-style Victorian mansion and the largest, most expensive home ever built in the city. The original owner of the mansion, Gottfried Krueger, was a German immigrant who arrived penniless in the United States and became one of the wealthiest men in the city through working in his family ’s beer company. After his death, it was occupied by Louise Scott from 1966 until 1982. From here she ran a string of beauty parlors and became one of the wealthiest women in the city (and Newark’s first African-American millionaire).
This exhibition consists of works by contemporary artists who have responded to this site, literally and metaphorically: Hannah BERTRAM, Sarah BLISS, Chakaia BOOKER, Corinne May BOTZ, Sonya CLARK, Beth DOW, Raeford DWYER, Sara JONES, Lisa M. KELLNER, and Montana TORREY.
IMAGE CREDIT: [FROM THE TOP LEFT]
Sarah Bliss, All the King’s Horses, 2009, salvaged material, galvanized steel pipe, water, installation - dimensions variable, Courtesy of the artist
Hannah Bertram, Something, 2009, dust, marble dust, absence, installation - dimensions variable, Courtesy of the artist and Diane Tanzer Gallery, Australia
Sara Jones, Verfall, 2009, watercolor on paper, wood, 106” x 48”, Courtesy of the artist
Raeford DWYER, Krueger Scott Mansion, Newark, New Jersey, 2009, C-print, 24” x 30”, Courtesy of the artist
Beth DOW, Colosseum, 2007, platinum palladium print, 20” x 24” Courtesy of the artist and Jen Beckman Gallery,
New York, NY