“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.
When we talk about traumatic birth, there is a tendency for friends and family to say, “But you’re fine, and your baby is healthy.” But is the new mom really fine? For women who experience trauma at birth, this is a common and irritating response.
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.
This is an ode to private mediation, particularly its positive impact on children. Over my ten years of being happily divorced and of counseling families based on my own experience, I have referred at least a dozen couples to private mediation instead of traditional divorce lawyers.
The Jersey Arts Council’s 2020 awards were deserved, according to arts critic Tris McCall, but the Council itself failed to justify its choices.