Upcoming Exhibitions

Just Seeds: Migration Now

July 2017 – March 2018, exact dates TBD

The Box Gallery at Express Newark
54 Halsey Street, Newark NJ 07102

Justseeds is a loose print collective with members working in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Justseeds operates both as a unified collaboration of similarly minded printmakers who believe in the transformative power of personal expression in concert with collective action.  This exhibition is constituted by one portfolio they produced on the theme of migration.  Justseeds want to re-imagine migration as an inevitability, as a social practice that is not to be prevented but to be related to, like weather. All migration starts with social relationships. When people move, they are going either towards their families or communities, or more often, away from them. They move to help their relatives, or support them by leaving. People migrate because their homes stifle them, because those homes become burdens they need to shed in order to have full lives. They move in search of opportunity, or to escape their past, or to simply survive. They move because of lies they are told and that they come to believe, and they move to fulfill the most beautiful and fragile of dreams. Migration is fundamentally about our right to move freely across planet Earth, in search of our fullest and best selves.

Kati Vilim: Inaugural Artist in Residence Exhibition

August 2017-February 2018, exact dates TBD

Robeson Campus Center Gallery
350 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd, Newark NJ 07102

Kati Vilim is a Hungarian born, Newark based abstract expressionist. The work presented in this exhibition is the result of her time as the Robeson Galleries inaugural Artist in Residence at Express Newark.

Feb 01 2018 - Dec 20 2018

Mirror Mirror

Main Gallery at Express Newark
54 Halsey Street 3rd Floor, Newark NJ 07102

A number of contemporary artists are using the venerable format of portraiture to discuss issues relating to the life cycle of the human race.  Artists in this exhibition are addressing issues that arise from birth to death.  Their approaches range from the personal to the objective, from the real to the imagined.  Through their work they draw our attention to aspects of life that we may overlook, take for granted, or that which we actively ignore as it may cause discomfort. This exhibition provides a small glimpse into the diversity of inspirations, approaches and materials.