For Montclairions, Tom Nussbaum‘s large sculpture “Listen” on the lawn at Montclair Art Museum is probably his most recognized. It’s one of my favorite works of any artist. His work also is enjoyed at The All Children’s Playground in Edgemont Park. Now the Montclair artist, will show his latest work at Aljira Center for Contemporary Art in Newark (591 Broad Street) in an exhibition titled New Constructions on view through December 19.
Nussbaum is known for a variety of work including sculpture, drawings, paper cuts, prints, children’s books, animations, functional design objects, and site-specific commissions. His sculpture and works on paper have been exhibited in galleries and museums across the United States, and internationally. Since 1987 he has completed over thirty site-specific commissions located in a variety of public settings including public plazas, train stations, schools, hospitals, and environmental centers.
His new work references forms found in nature, such as atomic models and cell structure, and man-made patterns such as interconnecting circuits and the worldwide web.
New Constructions by Tom Nussbaum
On view through December 19
Alijira Center for Contemporary Art, 591 Broad Street, Newark, NJ
Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Friday 12 to 6 pm / Saturday 11 am to 4 pm