Category Archives: Emerging artists

ArtSpace Opens Doors

Although it’s a gray and dreary day, HomeFront’s Family Preservation Center, in a former dormitory of the Marie Katzenbach School for the Deaf in West Trenton, is alive with color. Whiskey barrels painted yellow, purple, kiwi green and in polka … Continue reading

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Consider the Pineapple

When Anne Q. McKeown and I arrive at her Brooklyn high rise, with a sweeping view of the eastern part of the borough, artist Emna Zghal offers us something to drink: coffee, tea, or would we like something Tunisian? Definitely … Continue reading

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Hearsay of the Soul

Recently, visiting a gallery in Chelsea, I saw a Kleenex box on the floor with a few tissues splayed out. I believe this was intended as a work of art. And at the Whitney Biennial, Michael E. Smith takes a … Continue reading

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Means of Containment

For years, book artist Miriam Schaer observed gloves on the streets of New York: lost or abandoned, left to the elements,  tattered; or, in some cases, expensive gloves, or gloves that may have belonged to children. Schaer wanted to bring … Continue reading

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She’s Back!

I last wrote about Diane Savona nearly two years ago (see post), but she’s back, this time with work in From the Archives at the Center for Emerging Visual Artists in Philadelphia. The Passaic-based artist embeds domestic objects between layers … Continue reading

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What Curators Are Looking For

Yesterday I received an announcement about the Peoples’ Biennial at the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford College. “People’s Biennial will feature artists who haven’t had significant exposure, or who may not even consider themselves part of the art world,” according to … Continue reading

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Raw, Cooked and Globalized

Twelve sculptors, members of the Sculptors Association of New Jersey, are exhibiting at the Silva Gallery at the Pennington School, 112 West Delaware Ave., Pennington, through April 30. “…these sculptures represent our interpretation of the world around us, and perhaps … Continue reading

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Art for Contemplation Sake

Contemplation, concept, craftsmanship and composition — those are the “four Cs” juror Kenneth Kaplowitz used in selecting artwork for Gallery 125’s  exhibit Art for Art’s Sake opening April 9, 6-9 p.m., and running through June 3. Mr. Kaplowitz is a … Continue reading

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China Cuba Connection

In 71 – Fragments of a Dream, on view at the New Jersey State Museum through Nov, 24, photographer Maria Lau explores the connection between her Cuban and Chinese family. Born and raised in the Garden State, she came to … Continue reading

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Beautiful Bucks in Fall

While enjoying the magnificent fall foliage in upper Bucks County, view the artwork at Big Tree Studios  (pictured, at left: Christine McHugh’s “Cuttaloosa Afternoon) and discover established and up-and-coming artists Big Tree Studios announces its first showing of First Sunday … Continue reading

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