Upcoming Exhibitions

Sep 20 2017 - Feb 18 2018

Resistance Across Time

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

"Every Body Moves Against Control", 2004, 23"x17", Courtesy of the collection of Interference Archive

“Every Body Moves Against Control”, 2004, 23″x17″, Courtesy of the collection of Interference Archive

 

“Resistance Across Time” is a selection of posters from Interference Archive meant to remind viewers of the long history of social movements led by and in support of women’s rights, LGBTQ rights and the rights and safety of people of color. Social movements and the fight for justice, fairness and equality have being taking place for centuries of human history. In the U.S. the Civil Rights Movement of the sixties is often taught and discussed as the most defining series of actions and events towards social justice. Archives like Interference’s show us that the struggle is multifaceted, ceaseless, and ever evolving.

Movements often help us develop and employ the language that we use to describe our experiences and desires, that language is developed within the context of time, community and people, and that language changes to reflect the charging atmosphere and evolving contexts that it functions to serve.

This exhibition is created to honor the women, LGBTQ people and People of Color who have led the way in the past, often at great personal sacrifice and high cost, while also encouraging next generation social justice warriors to learn from our history while they develop and create new methodologies and practices to try and carry us forward toward a better future for all people.

Interference Archive is an all-volunteer run community archive in Brooklyn, NY. The mission of Interference Archive is to explore the relationship between cultural production and social movements.

Opening reception for ‘Resistance Across Time’ will be on Saturday October 7th, 2017 from 3pm – 5pm at the third floor lobby in Express Newark Hahne’s Building. RSVP on Facebook.

Curated by Evonne M. Davis

 

Feb 03 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.