“Stripped” is a forceful group show that will be on view at the PRIME Gallery (351 Palisade Ave. between Franklin and Ferry) for the next three months.
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
Did Piet Mondrian ever tire of painting quadrilaterals in primary colors? What about Rothko; did he grow weary of those afterimage-like fields of melting pigment? I ask not to be cheeky, but to point out something odd about canonical artists. They tended to develop a signature style — a particular thing they did, over and […]
The show, which is curated by the artist himself, has the quiet intensity of a stage play where the actors don’t raise their voices, but where every line signifies.
Dreeland is a fine painter with a firm sense of balance, an eye for arresting hue, and a knack for knotty texture.
There were headlines: stories of NFTs sold for eye-popping sums, pushed by cryptocurrency hype men determined to stoke the fires of FOMO. Was this the future of art, or just another Internet-driven fad? Were we just going stir-crazy?
“Non-Linear,” a presentation of fifteen new pieces by Anne Novado herself. The show, which is up until January 22, is a particular treat for those of us who’ve seen Novado’s excellent paintings tucked away, modestly, on back walls of the gallery, and wished we could be immersed in her vision.
The Jersey City Times’s art critic, Tris McCall, picks his eleven favorite exhibitions mounted in Jersey City in 2021.
In the first installment of a two part series, critic Tris McCall looks back at Jersey arts, the PAD, 14C, the Arts Trust Fund and the Pompidou.
“A Message From The Underground” at Mana Contemporary is a chorus of protest from deeply unsettled voices — eighteen artists who are making their feelings of marginalization and dispossession manifest.
Christian Gallo’s work feels superficially confrontational. The closer you get to it, the gentler his vision of urban space becomes.