Harry I. Naar was one of 20 New Jersey-based artists selected to create two original, limited-edition prints for the new Capital Health Systems’ Hopewell Township, N.J., campus. The artists were selected by the Brodsky Center for Innovative Editions of Rutgers University.
Each edition will consist of 20 prints, including 10 prints for the hospital, five for the Brodsky Center and five for the artist. Naar, a professor of Fine Arts in the Westminster College of the Arts of Rider University and director of the Rider University Art Gallery, will produce the prints at the Brodsky Center with the assistance of a master printer. In 2005, Naar was selected as one of six New Jersey Print and paper Fellows from among more than 200 applicants by a committee of curators from New York City, New Jersey and Philadelphia.
“This Brodsky Center is considered one of the most important print centers in the country,” Naar said. “This is an important honor for me, as well as for Rider.”
The primary mission of the Brodsky Center for Innovative Editions is to enable groundbreaking artists, both established and emerging, to create new work in reproductive media at its state-of-the-art facilities.
Founded in 1986, the Brodsky Center for Innovative Editions was established as an international forum for the exchange of new ideas in print and papermaking processes and education. Since then, more than 300 artists have collaborated with the Brodsky Center’s master printers and papermakers. It is equipped to produce work in virtually all print media including digital, intaglio, lithography, silkscreen, relief, papermaking, photo processes, letterpress, and books.
Editions produced by the Brodsky Center are included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Modern Art, and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Cleveland Museum of Art, Baltimore Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, The Newark Museum, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris, Stadtmuseum Berlin, Australian National Gallery, Canberra, and other international institutions as well as many private collections.
Naar’s paintings and drawings have been shown in selected public collections, including the New Jersey State Museum in Trenton, the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, the Newark Art Museum, the Jersey City Art Museum, Johnson & Johnson corporate offices in New Brunswick, Bristol-Myers Squibb headquarters in New York, and the American Council on Education in Washington, D.C., among others.