Tag : Newark

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Spirit Migration: the flowing, the fleeting, the spectral, at BrutEdge Gallery, Newark, NJ

Until February 23, 2014

BrutEdge Gallery  
Mana Contemporary Arts Complex, Space 574.
888 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306.

Ebbing between existential angst and glimmers of that which endures beyond us, art that attempts to represent that supernatural domain just beyond reach is universally recognized as part and parcel of the very impetus to create. In the Caribbean especially, where cultures have crashed together, battled and become an assemblage of disparate ideas and customs – it is religious or spiritual art that challenges viewers most directly with representations of the sacred and the profane.

A spectre of the sacred often haunts contemporary afro-caribbean art, whether by directly aspiring to represent a spiritual ideal allegorically or by virtue of reminding us through the use of materials that the profane sphere, that of everyday human experience, is mostly devoted to the pursuit of worldly desires. These desires represented by materials encoded from their previous purposes, now coated with the residues of decay, destruction and the passage of time, function as memento mori. It is this interpenetration of the sacred and the profane – as a flowing, fleeting and spectral experience that this exhibit highlights with a selection works of Haitian and Cuban artists.

 

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Ana Mendieta -The art of the feminine at the Newark Museum

The portrayal of girls and women through the lenses of female photographers is explored in the exhibition “In Her Eyes: Women Behind and in Front of the Camera,” opening at the Newark Museum on Sept. 12.
Drawn from the Museum’s extensive photography collection, the works in this exhibition range from the mid-twentieth century to contemporary by such well-known artists as Cindy Sherman, Sally Mann, Dorothea Lange, Lalla Essaydi and Ana Mendieta

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Jose Acosta – Consulate of Ecuador, Newark

July 20 – August 12, 2012

Opening  Friday July 20 from  7 to 10 PM

Ecuadorian Consulate
400 Market Street 4th floor
Newark, NJ
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Art in Depth, Explore the Art of Cuba – Newark Museum, NJ

Monday  07.18.2011  9:30 am–4 pm

Newark Museum

49 Washington Street,
Newark, NJ 07102-3176
973.596.6550
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