“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.
Tonight’s art shows are a further amplification of the related themes that have preoccupied local artists all year.
Plans for Pompidou Jersey City remain sketchy following meetings last Friday involving the museum’s administrators, politicians, and local arts groups.
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.
The United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York has announced the indictment of two men in connection with a tax evasion scheme at Moishe’s Moving Systems. One of the men, Eugene Lemay, was both the president of Moishe’s and the executive director of Mana Contemporary.
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.