Tonight’s art shows are a further amplification of the related themes that have preoccupied local artists all year.
Jersey City mixed-media artist Macauley Norman, who has exhibited his work at Deep Space before, peppers his paintings and sculptures with cartoon characters, imagery from video games, logos, and a few sketches suggestive of PornHub screenshots.
I would hate to see MANA go the way of so many other ambitious Hudson County arts institutions, including the Jersey City Museum, which sits, unused and unloved, on a corner of Montgomery Street.
If you’re going to the Fair this weekend — and you really should be — there are a few booths that I wouldn’t want you to miss.
The third edition of Art Fair 14C feels like a post-lockdown rebirth: the successful realization of a particular vision of Jersey arts that’s broad, ambitious and emotionally provocative, and, above all, very elaborately networked.
Her prickly, unsettling work has sent a cold shiver through recent group shows in the Garden State over the past eighteen months, including the inaugural Art150 event and the 2021 Members Exhibition at the Hunterdon Art Museum in Clinton.
This solo exhibition of new paintings on canvas and works on paper by Rebecca N. Johnson, on view at Deep Space Gallery (77 Cornelison Ave.) through October 31, feels like a gentler response to our ferocious anxieties.
A list of exemplary pieces from an event as large and multifaceted as JCAST is going to be highly subjective. Nevertheless, these are eleven works that made an immediate impression on me — and if you saw them, I’ll bet they made an impression on you, too.
Two sharply pointed shows — protest shows, really — at New Jersey City University (2039 Kennedy Boulevard) foreground waste, and ask us to re-examine our careless relationship to what we use and discard.
The spirit of the Cat retains enough psychic power to guide the hand of at least one contemporary artist — painter and sculptor Paul Leibow, whose “FeelLicks” is on view at Novado Gallery (110 Morgan Street) until October 16.