Amidst some public calls to defund the police, on August 12 the Jersey City Municipal Council voted 7–2 to hire 23 new police officers.
Jersey City has issued a request for proposals to restore and manage the historic Loew’s Jersey Theatre in Journal Square.
An existential crisis requires an aesthetic response more forceful than the creeping unease present in many modern gallery shows. In a moment as fraught as the one we inhabit, we shouldn’t be put off by a firm guiding hand or even a wagging finger.
A really good local show ought to be a match between the pieces on display, the gallery space, and the neighborhood in which the gallery is located. When you exit the art space and return to the street, the show shouldn’t stop. It should keep right on speaking to you about everything you see.