If you have ever been drawn to a mural on the street and wondered what kind of fine art could be made by the artist, this is the exhibit for you.
A "Field Companion" to a Microcosmic Forest at Rowan University Art Gallery
by Shen Shellenberger, JerseyArts.com - published 2021-10-01
“Immersive” is the sort of word that conveys its meaning more as a sensation than a perception. And using it as part of the subtitle for "Field Companion: An Immersive Video Installation" – the new, created-for-this place-and-this-moment-in-time work by Nadia Hironaka and Matthew Suib – is spot-on.
Navajo Weavings at Montclair Art Museum Reveal Innovations in Color and Abstraction
by Ilene Dube, JerseyArts.com - published 2021-09-30
The debate over whether it was Kandinsky or Hilma af Klint who created the first abstract painting falls into perspective when visiting Color Riot! How Color Changed Navajo Textiles, on view at the Montclair Art Museum through January 2, 2022.
The New Jersey State Museum -- Guarding our Treasures
by Kenneth Miles, JerseyArts.com - published 2021-09-17
When the New Jersey State Museum reopened its doors in mid-July 2021 after closing in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the public welcomed the good news. Finally having the opportunity to once again explore the museum’s vast collection in person was a reprieve to those looking to get back to normal and do something that didn’t involve binge watching television.
(SOUTH ORANGE, NJ) -- Ushering in a new and exciting season of exhibitions at The Herb + Milly Iris Gallery in the South Orange Performing Arts Center is artist Curtis Grayson, III. His solo exhibit, Transitional Energy: Form, Shape, Color, will be on view from September 23-November 21. When creating the more than two-dozen vibrant, mixed-media works featured in this exhibition, Grayson was inspired by the effects of Covid-19 and the national social justice movement. Ninety percent of the pieces were created during the pandemic, from 2019-2021.
Grounds For Sculpture is Back with a 60-Year Retrospective of One of its Original Artists
by Ilene Dube, JerseyArts.com - published 2021-08-19
Back in the day – the “before times” – while meandering through the nooks and crannies, portals and mounds, at Grounds For Sculpture, I’d fear a future in which a natural disaster might befall this utopian garden of contemporary art, allowing it to fall into ruins: a possible disease that would confine people to their homes? A loss of revenue? The death of a founder?
The Exploration of Humans’ Individual Existences as Being Thrown
by Amy Hunam Yun - published 2021-08-19
First Street Gallery, located in the heart of the Chelsea art district in New York City, is showing video installations titled “Where Do I Come From? Where Am I Going?,” a solo exhibition by Korean video artist Yongshin Cho from August 12 – August 27, 2021. Cho is a renowned video artist who acquired a reputation in France while he was working as a young man. Cho has worked in Paris, Seoul, and New York after studying plastic arts at Université Paris-VIII. His works have been shown around the world in countries including Korea, China, Japan, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Together with the works of Nam June Paik and Bill Viola, his work “Beautiful Is a Man Who Resists” was shown at the 15th International Video and Multimedia Art Festival Videoformes at Clermont-Ferrand.
Artists With Disabilities to Celebrate 11th Anniversary of Showing Their Work at NJMS Collaborative ARTS Exhibit
by Sanford Josephson - published 2021-08-03
Several artists with developmental disabilities will gather on August 16 at a virtual reception to celebrate the 11th anniversary of the New Jersey Medical School Collaborative ARTS Exhibit. The artists are part of the Matheny Medical and Educational Center’s Arts Access Program in Peapack, NJ, and the Jewish Services for the Developmentally Disabled’s WAE Center in West Orange, programs dedicated to enabling individuals with disabilities to create fine art. The work of 25 artists from both programs is featured in the exhibit, which began on July 12 and continues through August 31.
Turning trash into art. That's what the outdoor exhibit A New View Camden is doing with large-scale installations throughout the city. An innovative, six-month-long exhibition featuring six, one-of-a-kind and family-friendly public art projects, A New View helps to raise awareness around the issue of illegal dumping. Join us as we visit the sites and learn more about this urban art event.
Utopia or Dystopia? Book Artists Respond to the World We Live In
by Ilene Dube, JerseyArts.com - published 2021-07-09
Simple Pleasures – it’s the brand of pink hand soap at the Hunterdon Art Museum, and also a recurring theme for those seeking to regain life post pause. On a recent summer day, young ones were experiencing the simple pleasures of returning to camp in a white tent alongside the Raritan River.