During the 2022 Studio Tour, the Gallery at Art House Productions was, ever so briefly, open to the public. Curator Andrea McKenna put together a crisp show that highlighted many of the Art House Productions’s favorite creators, including several who’d exhibited strong work at the organization’s old gallery on 17th Street. Here was a reminder, in […]
A European star was coming to Jersey City. Rem Koolhaas, a Pritzker Prize-winning architect and one of Time Magazine’s 2008 picks for the world’s most influential people, announced his intention to build a fifty story tower on the lot that was once home to the Arts Center at 111 First Street. Architecture News wrote that Koolhaas’s interest […]
On the lacquered floor of the gigantic Jersey City Armory (678 Montgomery St.), scores of participants set up for a crowd of spectators. But despite the overhead scoreboard, wooden bleachers, and anticipation in the air, this is no sporting event. Instead, painters, sculptors, photographers, multi-media dreamers, and creators of unclassifiable what-is-its — most from the […]
The Sixth Street Embankment is hard to miss. What you see when you look at it depends on who you are. To developers, it’s a place to build and make money. To greenspace advocates, it’s a potential answer to Manhattan’s High Line. Birds may see a verdant spot to roost; seedpods might find a fertile […]
One of the greater ironies of art in Jersey City: the three truly incendiary group shows mounted during the pandemic era have all hung in our most moneyed institution. “Implied Scale,” a condemnation of waste and a passionate staredown directed at habitat destruction, “Land of the Free,” a searing examination of the border and the […]
Some abstract works register an immediate impression but don’t hold attention; the pieces in Li’s exhibition don’t demand scrutiny, but they certainly reward it. The longer they’re observed, the more they seem to breathe.
For the story of JCAST22 to be fairly told, we must discuss a place that hasn’t always been well integrated into the scene: MANA Contemporary.
Hurricanes and walking tours don’t tend to work too well together. The thirty-second annual JCAST may well be a wet one. If the remnants of Ian tickle the Garden State, it might be plenty windy, too. Since the Jersey City Art and Studio Tour encompasses all six wards of Jersey City, that matters — there’ll be […]
Photographer Jiuxin Jin gives us the city before it puts on its day face: the candid city, weary, a little sarcastic, and a wee bit unwelcoming, too.
The tour, which is produced by city’s Office of Cultural Affairs and is being “presented” by Bank of America, comprises 140 locations throughout Jersey City.