FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2013
Contact: Ilene Greenfield
Director of Media Relations
201-291-1111, ext. 1-5122
Berkeley College is exhibiting the artwork of Sunjoy Jeergall at its New York City Midtown Gallery, First Floor Lobby, 3 East 43st Street. This exhibit is on display from June 3 through 28 — Monday through Friday — from 9:00 am to 7:30 pm and on Saturdays from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm.
Born in India, Sunjoy Jeergall was raised in an artistic family and learned to paint and sculpt at an early age. He participated in juried art competitions and won many prizes, including a silver medal and first prize at the state level for his paintings. In 1987, he moved to Ahmadabad, India, where he worked at the Kanoria Center for Art. He became acquainted with many well-known contemporary artists and organized his first solo exhibition at the Contemporary Art Gallery.
The artist moved to the US in 1996 and currently works in his home studio in the Washington, DC area.
About his work, Mr. Jeergall says, “I always imagine the huge universe that has billions of stars and planets full of living and nonliving objects governed by mysterious cosmic powers. Much of my work is dark—the dark backgrounds representing the space in the universe—with life represented by the forms resembling celestial beings living as a group.”
His solo exhibits include the Unitarian Universalists Sterling Gallery, Sterling, VA; World Fine Art Gallery, New York, NY; Kaiser Permanente Gallery, Reston, VA; and the Elizabeth Public Library Gallery, Elizabeth, NJ. Group exhibits include the Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester, NY; DC Art Center Gallery, Washington, DC; Museum of Contemporary Art, Washington, DC; and the Hyderabad Art Society Art Exhibition, Hyderabad, India.
Photo Caption: “Dark World,” from an exhibit by Sunjoy Jeergall on display at the Berkeley College New York City Midtown Gallery, First Floor Lobby, 3 East 43rd Street, from June 3 through 28.
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