Kent Place’s theme for 2023–2024 is “Deepening Connections in Community,” expanding on an aspect of the KPS experience that has long set the school apart — the focus on stepping outside the classroom to strengthen bonds at the start of the academic year.
Kent Place Gallery
Kent Place Gallery is a dedicated visual arts space that serves the Kent Place community and surrounding area with a varied program of exhibitions.
The gallery typically presents solo shows by several professional artists each year, taking advantage of our proximity to New York City to offer contemporary art experiences of exceptional quality. Exhibiting artists often visit the Kent Place campus and make themselves available to students in lectures, classroom visits, gallery talks, and informal conversations. The Gallery is also the primary venue for displaying Kent Place student art.
The Gallery, located on campus at the Center for Innovation, is open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, by appointment only.
To arrange your visit, please contact Director Ken Weathersby at (908) 273-0900, ext. 208.
In his exhibition, “Staring into the Sun”, O’Brien shares a constellation of new works, rich, shaped paintings placed in eccentric relation to each other around the gallery’s walls. The works are dense, colorful, and supported by unique, hand-made stretcher frames, often in the shape of an ellipse. These oval paintings suggest human eyes, looking back at viewers, as well as art-historical forms, like the curved images in the apse of a cathedral. Other paintings contain inserted objects, like books, and in one case, a representation of a different painting.
- Katrina Bello | "Puno" (2023)
- Hilary Devaney '10 | "Years of Night" (2022)
- Esperanza Mayobre | "We Wish We Could Have Stayed Home" (2022)
- Juno Zago | "Stolen Goods" (2021)
- Wings to Fly: Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Other Mexican Voices (Alebrijes) (2019)
- Lara Atallah | “A Moratorium on Looking" (2019)
- Carlo D’Anselmi | "The Deep End" (2019)
- Melissa Staiger | “Open the Door” (2018)
- Ken Weathersby | "Inside Job" (2018)
- Eleanna Anagnos (2018)
- Emmalea Russo | "The Coast" (2017)
- E E Ikeler (2017)
- Seth Adelsberger | "Compression Artifacts” (2016)
- Max Warsh | “Help a Stone Clock" (2016)
- Kristen Rego | "Ubiquity and Produce" (2016)
- Michele Alpern and Ken Weathersby (2015)
- Alex Ebstein | "Sun Salutation" (2015)
- Cristina de Miguel (2015)
- Carey Gates (2014)
- Lauren Portada | “Boggy Soggy Squitchy Pictures” (2014)