Out of Character – Trudy Borenstein-Sugiura
Location: Second Floor
Date: September 20-January 7
Artist Trudy Borenstein-Sugiura creates portraits of the most important documents of her subjects’ lives.
Artist: Trudy Borenstein-Sugiura
Trudy Borenstein-Sugiura is an award-winning designer of fine jewelry and tabletop objects whose work is included in the Permanent Collection of the Smithsonian Institution at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, and has been exhibited and sold in galleries, design stores and museums internationally. After a full and successful career in the jewelry industry, Trudy has returned to her fine art training to create art in its purest form. She is inspired by her current explorations; creating portraits out of the important documents of her subject’s lives. Carefully organizing and categorizing medical records, report cards, death certificates, maps and more, to construct likenesses that explore memory and reveal new perspectives. Through scrupulous arrangements and obsessive detail, she is telling stories; exploring the past and repurposing it for future reflection. In the past 2 years, her current work has been exhibited in galleries in New York City, Chicago, Denver, L.A. and the Hamptons.
Poetry and Visual Art: A Perfect Pair
Date: September 20-December 1
Location: Technology Center, Second Floor
Princeton Public Library, with support from The Arts Council, present a curated exhibition of paired poems and artwork. This exhibition demonstrates how the image and the written word can be in conversation with each other. Drawings by Brooklyn-based artist, Mi Ju. Poems by John Clare, Rita Dove, Pauline Johnson (Tekahionwake), and Dara-Lyn Shrager.
Artist: Mi Ju
Born in South Korea, Brooklyn-based artist Mi Ju received a BFA in painting and drawing at the San Francisco Art Institute and an MFA in painting and drawing at Pratt Institute. She has exhibited her work internationally, including solo exhibitions in Copenhagen, San Francisco, and New York City. Her work has been reviewed in the Wall Street Journal and the New York Observer. Mi’s work is in the collection of the Fredrick R. Weisman Foundation of Los Angeles and recently exhibited at the Carnegie Art Museum in Oxnard, California.