• Multiplicities
  • Multiplicities
  • Multiplicities



Exhibition on view November 7 - December 21, 2022 
Opening reception November 17, 5:30 - 7:30 pm 

This exhibition presents photography that through humor, theatrics, and playfulness reframes and fractures conventional, binary perceptions about culture, race, and gender identities to one that is diverse, interactive and layered. Each artist explores stereotypes of their own cultural heritage and origins in order to break down misconceptions and to shift the narrative of what it means to be who they are as multidimensional Americans. 

Naomieh Jovin is a first-generation Haitian-American photographer utilizing appropriated photos from old family albums collaged with her own photographs to illustrate how we carry the experiences of our past and our family’s past in our bodies.

Tommy Kha’s theatrical photographs balance precariously between comedy and tragedy, being and performing, and the mundane and the absurd to examine how we construct belonging and otherness.

Wendy Red Star uses herself in her self portrait series as a subject capturing the humor and playfulness integral to Crow culture that pokes fun at the boundaries between conceived authenticity and stereotypical portrayals of Native subjects.

Leonard Suryajaya tests the boundaries of intimacy, community, and family by placing his subjects in elaborately staged settings full of competing patterns and colors that create photographs that are tender and critical, bound up with the struggles of familial authority and self-identity.

Multiplicities is co-curated by Danna Singer, Chad States, and Mary Salvante, in collaboration with Rowan University Photography Program. Wendy Red Star appears courtesy of a loan from the Newark Museum of Art, Newark, NJ. Special thanks to our funders and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts for their support.

See more: Multiplicities gallery walk

Learn more: Full length gallery guide

Read more: "Multiplicities" and "Expanded View" discuss themes of identity at Rowan Art Gallery, The Whit

Additional programming:
E X P A N D E D  V I E W
November 16 - December 10, 2022
A nationwide college/university student photography pop-up exhibition juried by Genevieve Gaignard.