Paul Robeson Galleries presents a ZOOM discussion with Four Artists to Watch


originally published: 03/19/2022

(NEWARK, NJ) — On Thursday, March 24, 2022 at 6:00 p.m., Paul Robeson Galleries presents an artist talk showcasing the work of four visual artists. Moderated by visual artist Bryant Small, this program will include an intimate look at the work and process of photographers David Christopher and Beryl Goldberg and mixed media artists D. Del Reverda Jennings and Sontonya Necheal. The event is free and will be presented via ZOOM. RSVP is required. You can register for the free event here. Zoom details will be sent via confirmation email.

David Christopher is a born and raised fine art photographer in Newark, NJ. With a discipline of portraiture and documentary photography, her work is influenced by community, fashion and black culture.

Beryl Goldberg is a photographer of people: people in their daily lives, people at work, at rest, playing with family or alone at events. She strives to bring out the best in people and showcase the power that exists in all of us.

Sontonya Nechal is a self-taught mixed media abstract artist who dances with various textures in her unique canvases. Her work comes from a place of brokenness, abuse and hardship as well as the strength found in her faith.

D. Del Reverda-Jennings is a self-taught artist from Midwest Alaska whose interdisciplinary practice draws on a kaleidoscope of cultural nuance, insight, connection, and experience. She creates dimensional, conceptual, installation and public works of art that present pervasive symbolism in African and Latin Diaspora cultures linked to her lineage, ancestral spirit and the Divine Feminine.

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About the moderator: Little Bryant is an award-winning artist who lives in Jersey City, NJ and balances a career in advertising and media in New York. In his art he likes to follow the line of free abstraction with vibrant color blends and pushing beyond beauty. His alcohol ink pieces are fluid, unpredictable and levitate from the page. Recognized as Design Arts, Global Art Collective 2020 and 2017 Award of Excellence Winner and selected as one of the top emerging contemporary artists on International Art Market magazine’s Gold List, Bryant has shown his work in several group and solo exhibitions at across the United States and has pieces that are part of private collections around the world.

The Paul Robeson Galleries at Rutgers University is located at 54 Halsey Street (Rm 305) in Newark, New Jersey. Established in 1979, the mission and programming of the Paul Robeson Galleries embody Paul Robeson’s lifelong commitment to unfettered artistic freedom, cultural democracy and transnationalism. Paul Robeson Galleries is dedicated to showcasing artistic and cultural artifacts as well as educational and public programs in keeping with the diverse metropolitan context of Rutgers University – Newark. This mission is achieved in the presentation of visual arts exhibitions, gallery education and public programs, in a network of exhibition spaces across Rutgers University – Newark and Express Newark campuses. Les Galeries Paul Robeson works in collaboration with individuals and organizations to achieve this mission.

Image: David Christopher, Taji, 2021. Image courtesy of the artist.

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