A Retrospective
Delores Stewart

Curated by Evonne M. Davis

Gallery Aferro, Main Gallery
April 22nd – May 26th, 2017
Opening Reception April 22nd, 7-10pm

Dolores Stewart’s work reflects life. She uses her recollections of her children’s childhood years, and those of her own happy childhood to create moving sculptures that evoke the best of the African-American family experience. Additionally, she uses her work as social commentary. Her visualization of her pieces allows her to approach each one with fresh insight into the story that she is telling through her sculpture. Dolores has won myriad art exhibits, and is included in numerous books and articles. She has exhibited throughout the region, and her work is in significant collections throughout the northeast. She is a graduate of Arts High School, Newark, New Jersey, and has attended DuCret Art School, The New School of Visual Art, the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Arts, the Arts Student League, and the New Jersey Center for Visual Arts.

Dolores has been honored by museums and galleries, including the Newark Museum, the Morris Museum, and the Montclair Art Museum. She has widely exhibited her work, often winning prizes in shows including the Plainfield Outdoor Show, the Parkway Festival of Art, The Montclair Art Museum, Art in the Atrium, and at galleries in Atlantic City, Westfield and Summit, NJ. She is a past member of the Tweed Gallery in Plainfield, NJ, and has been featured in multiple television stories, including the Steve Adubato Show on Channel 13, and NBC Nightly News, and is included in two books on women sculptors.

She states that “My uniquely styled sculptures are a true dramatization of the American culture. More specifically, my technique lends itself to capturing the soulful nature of the human spirit.”

Now an octogenarian, Dolores resides in Plainfield, New Jersey and is the mother of two sons, and three grandchildren.

On Belonging and the Voids Between

Curated by Asha Ganpat

Gallery Aferro, Main Gallery
July 8th – August 31st, 2017
Opening Reception April 22nd, 7-10pm

Nisha Sondhe
Gwen Charles
Farideh Sakhaeifar
Donna Conklin King