An artist going by the heady name of Occipital has mounted a show that feels simultaneously timeless and very much of the moment: an examination of the human form under stress, bending like a bough in a gale.
About Tris McCall
Tris McCall has written about art, architecture, performance, politics, and public culture for many publications, including the Newark Star-Ledger, the Bergen Record, Jersey Beat, the Jersey City Reporter, the Jersey Journal, the Jersey City Independent, and New Jersey dot com. He also writes about things that have no relevance to New Jersey. Not today, though.
Entries by Tris McCall
Felipe Rose will headline the fourth annual Fringe Fest Equality Rocks Spectacular at the Jersey City Pride celebration in Van Vorst Park.
Deep Space has always championed our most prolific local street artists, and “Walls To Smalls,” which opened only a few weeks after a city-authorized Mural Festival and will run through July 25, brings their work indoors.
“An Artist’s Duty” is one of two local exhibitions that place the image of the singing star at the center of the show.
I have a question for the muralists — here and elsewhere. Are you sure that what you are adding is better than what you are subtracting? Is what you have to say important enough, or urgent enough, that you’re ready to sideline, the work of another creator?
Tris McCall reviews four art shows going on in Jersey City over Mother’s Day weekend.
Should you really want to understand the sheer horror of California ablaze, you’re encouraged to head to MANA Contemporary (888 Newark Avenue) for “Implied Scale: Confronting the Enormity of Climate Change,” which will dominate the first floor of the gallery complex until July 22.
There’s no reason why painters shouldn’t share canvases, or hang their work on the same walls, or approach audiences shoulder to shoulder, just like a pair of emcees would. That Clarence Rich and Mr. Mustart grew up on hip-hop is apparent from the work they do. They understand the benefits of joining forces.
“The Empowering: A Social Justice Exhibition” is an explicitly political show that asks visitors to take a hard look at America as it is, and question where we might be heading.
Last November, Jersey City voters chose to create a public fund dedicated to the arts. They did not elect the members of the city council or the mayor to be arts judges.