The new Center for Art and Social Engagement, a program of the Rowan University Art Gallery, serves as a venue for investigating social issues through arts-based methods and presents its first program with photographer Susan Sterner’s exhibition, Estoy por aquí / I am here. This exhibition is presented in dialogue with The Sister Chapel, as an historic collaborative feminist installation that anchors programming for The Center for Art and Social Engagement.
The exhibit is on display from March 14 – May 11, 2019 in Westby Hall on the Glassboro campus. A lecture welcomes the exhibit on March 14 starting at 5:00 p.m. in Westby Hall Room 111, and will commemorate the 40th year of the Sister Chapel. A reception will follow at The Center for Art & Social Engagement, Westby Hall Room 110.
With Estoy por aquí / I am here, an ongoing project by the artist, Sterner explores the challenges and contexts of women working in the informal economy of central El Salvador and the political and social upheaval that feeds a multigenerational cycle of emigration and fractured families.