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Truth of the Matter: paint, concept, memory

John Jay College President's Gallery
899 Tenth Avenue
Upper West Side
February 1 - February 28, 2012
Reception: Sunday, January 15, 5:30 - 7 PM
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John Jay College of Criminal Justice is proud to present the exhibition Truth of the Matter, sponsored by the Office of the President and the Department of Art & Music. Please join us and the artists for the exhibition’s reception Wednesday, February 15, 5:30 – 7pm in the President’s Gallery at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. The President’s Gallery is located on the 6th floor at 899 Tenth Avenue, New York, New York 10019 and is open to the public Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm.

Truth of the Matter is an exhibition that presents three artist- Luiz Cavalheiros(Brazil), Lisa Moren (USA), Helena Trindade (Brazil)- who use materials, particularly paint, in a conceptually charged way. These three bodies of work deal with memory, with the indexical quality of materials, and with the conflation of layers of meaning between the image and the very process of its making.

Cavalheiros has had solo shows at the São Paulo Cultural Center and Paço das Artes in Brazil and has participated in exhibitions such as “Parfum Brûlé”, France, Cariocavideo in Portugal and Poland, and DOCUMENTA 12 MAGAZINES in Germany. The artist is a professor at Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing.

Moren has exhibited at the Chelsea Art Museum in New York, Ars Electronica, Akademie der Kunste, ZKM—Center for Art and Media in Germany. She received a 2003 National Endowment for the Arts, and in 2006, a J. William Fulbright Senior Scholar Award. The artist holds an M.F.A. from Cranbook Academy of Art and is an Associate Professor at UMBC. Moren lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

Trindade has had solo shows at Paço Imperial and Oi Futuro Center for Art & Technology in Brazil. Her work has been included in shows in Portugal and France. LIVROs is a book-retrospective of her work, published in 2009. The artist holds an MFA from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and lives in Rio de Janeiro.

About John Jay College of Criminal Justice: An international leader in educating for justice, John Jay College of Criminal Justice of The City University of New York offers a rich liberal arts and professional studies curriculum to upwards of 15,000 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 135 nations. In teaching, scholarship and research, the College approaches justice as an applied art and science in service to society and as an ongoing conversation about fundamental human desires for fairness, equality and the rule of law. For more information, visit
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