The Center for the Visual Arts Gallery is proud to present “Entanglements,” an exhibition highlighting the transformative and thought-provoking work of ecofeminist artist-educator Amanda Thackray. The exhibit will run until April 29th and feature several of Thackray’s multidisciplinary pieces. You are invited to join us in the CVA Gallery on Thursday, April 27 from 12 – 1:15 pm for a Living Room Conversation on the topics of “Wages, Work and the Market in Creative Fields”. “Entanglements” celebrates the intersection of art and social justice and promises to engage and inspire viewers of all backgrounds and is the point of departure for this conversation..

As Thackray has asserted, “At Brookdale, I am interested in foregrounding the labor of artmaking….The thread of connective labor runs through the course of the exhibition, and will be embedded in the final woven sculpture.”

Throughout the exhibit, we hosted Labor Tables where we taught Thackray’s traditional Korean papermaking (hanji) technique of twining paper called jisung to visitors and had engaging discussions about how we think about fair wages and compensation for visible and invisible labor in creative fields.

On the day of the artist talk, the artist worked with the completed twisted paper rope from the labor tables to create a woven sculpture that references the reservoir on campus. The thread of connective labor created throughout the exhibition is embedded in the final woven sculpture.

Visiting Artist talk up on Brookdale’s Youtube channel:

All are welcome and this closing event. We would especially encourage second year students to join us as many of them are preparing to begin careers and professional practice.

If you have not yet seen our exhibit we encourage you to visit us during our closing week.

April 23, Sunday 1 – 3:30 pm Open House

April 24, Monday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

April 25, Tuesday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm; 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

April 27, Thursday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm; 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

CLOSING EVENT: “Living Room Conversations: Wages, Work and Market in Creative Fields”, 12 – 1:15 pm. This event is free and open to the public.

April 28, Friday 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

“We are excited to present the work of Amanda Thackray in Entanglements as the exhibition represents the intersection of art, science and community, and it challenges us to rethink our relationship to the environment,” said Elisa Elorza, professor of Art and curator of the exhibition. “The exhibition also highlights the labor of artmaking and the connective labor that results from it, which is especially timely given the current political and social climate.”

The exhibition is free and open to the public. The Center for the Visual Arts Gallery is located at 765 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ. It is best to park in lot #2 to enter the Gallery. The hours are located on the website. For more information, visit… or email