NEWARK — New Jersey’s image is calcified with tired cultural signifiers. It’s old hat. So it was lovely to encounter the Newark Museum’s latest exhibition, Ready or Not: 2014 New Jersey Arts Annual, a show displaying works by 40 contemporary artists based in the state.
NEWARK, NJ — I’ve been to so many art gallery shows in the New York City area that they start to blur. But the latest show in the Gateway Project, a series of pop-up group exhibitions in downtown Newark, NJ, put a jolt in my step.
Were you as exhausted by the frenzy that surrounded New York’s Frieze Week as I was? Taking a break from the monied and crushing crowds, I took my antidote on Friday evening via Greenpoint Gallery Night, a low-key, casual affair featuring more than a dozen local galleries in the Brooklyn neighborhood.