The William Paterson University Galleries present Float: New Work by Maria Lux, featuring a large-scale installation created while Lux was the fall 2014 William Paterson Artist-in-Residence.

The William Paterson University Artist-in-Residency Program provides access to the University’s unique facility for the production of sculpture, installation, performance, 2D and 3D imaging, interactive media, augmented reality, and more. Funding for the residency program has been provided in part by the National Endowment for the Arts – Art Works grant.

Lux makes art about animals, and her project created at the Center for New Art utilizes digital processes, CNC-milling, and 3D printing to explore animal death and extinction in a technologically mediated future. A life-size parade float covered in fake flowers accompanies a stop-motion animation narrating the fictitious television coverage of the 2068 Tournament of Roses Parade. Together, they examine the contradictory desire for safe distance and physical closeness with animals, embodied in the undying artificial.

A complimentary printed exhibition catalogue will be available in early February by email request (via Please include your name and mailing address in your email.

Maria Lux received her BFA in art and design from Iowa State University, and earned her MFA from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Float: New Work by Maria Lux, one of three exhibitions on view concurrently in the University Galleries, will be run January 20–March 27, 2015. Gallery hours are Monday–Friday, 10am–5pm, and on select Sundays, 12–4pm.

Located in suburban Wayne, New Jersey, the campus is accessible by car or bus from New York City.

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