The Center for Visual Arts Gallery (CVA) is pleased to present Entanglements, an exhibition of work by Amanda Thackray, opening on March 20, 2023, at Brookdale Community College. Thackray is a multidisciplinary ecofeminist artist whose works reflect entanglements related to plastics, humans, and labor. The exhibition will feature fourteen works made over the past eighteen years, including a site-specific installation of Porifera and Riverbound, a community papermaking project on the bank of the Lower Passaic River, funded in part by the Andy Warhol Foundation. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Thackray’s works are in over a dozen public collections, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art Watson Library; Mediatheque Andre Malraux, France; Yale University; and The Library of Congress. In addition, Thackray teaches printmaking, artist’s books, and papermaking at SUNY Purchase and Rutgers University. She earned her MFA (Master of Fine Arts) from the Rhode Island School of Design and her BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts) from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.

Woman with long dark hair and bangs, wearing glasses and a plaid shirt with her colorful art work of woven paper sculptures behind her.
Amanda Thackray

The exhibition will include a weaving workshop, which is free and open to the public, starting on March 20. While visiting the exhibit, you will create a weave that will be part of the live artist weaving event from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. and artist talk starting at 6:00 p.m. on April 14. The CVA Gallery’s Visiting Artist program supports this exhibition. It runs eclectic and engaging lectures, workshops, and other events for students and the community in Brookdale’s Center for the Visual Arts Gallery throughout the Fall and Spring semesters.

The Visiting Artist program was established in 2013 to bring established and emerging professional arts and designers to Brookdale Community College. The program runs on generous donations from individuals and institutions. The CVA Gallery welcomes and celebrates donations through the Brookdale Community College Foundation to continue supporting students and the community’s creative engagement. Additional information about the program and donation options is available by emailing, calling 732-224-2260, or visiting the Brookdale Foundation page on the Brookdale Community College website.

By artist Amanda Thackray

CVA Gallery Hours for March:

Monday 11:00 – 2:00 pm

Tuesday/Thursday 10:00 – 2:00 pm; 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Friday 11:00 – 2:00 pm; 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Open To Students starting March 10, Workshop from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.