Upcoming Exhibitions

Mar 15 2018 - May 26 2018

The Shadows of Houses

The Box Gallery, Paul Robeson Galleries at Express Newark, 54 Halsey Street, 3rd Floor | Newark, NJ 07102

Terry Boddie, Watering the Walk, 2001, gelatin silver print, 16 x 20 inches, courtesy of the artist

Terry Boddie, Watering the Walk, 2001, gelatin silver print, 16 x 20 inches, courtesy of the artist

March 15 – May 26, 2018
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 15, 6:30-8pm | RSVP on Facebook

 

The Shadows of Houses is a three-person show featuring black and white photographs from Terry Boddie, Shakia Lewis, and Cesar Melgar. The title of exhibition is taken from Newark native Amiri Baraka’s poem “Legacy,” a mediation on history and home. Melgar’s street photography cast a sharp eye on the inhabitants and city of Newark. Selections from Lewis’ series, The Value of Hope, focus on the small details of the subjects lives in an attempt to transform over-determined narratives of homelessness. Boddie’s pictures capture fleeting moments of intimacy between people and their environments.

Apr 12 2018 - Jul 14 2018

Faces Not Forgotten

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

This important and powerful portrait project founded by artist Christine Ilewski commemorates young victims of gun violence and offers support and comfort to their families. Local artists are invited to paint portraits of the victims, which are donated to the families. A digital image of the original portrait is incorporated into a Faces Not Forgotten Quilt.

The New Jersey Faces Not Forgotten Quilt will be unveiled for the first time in this exhibition and displayed alongside several other state quilts. The quilts have been exhibited in locations including the Vaughn Cultural Center, the Central Reform Congregation, the Foundry, the University of MO-STL , Blackburn College, Soulard Art Market, the Maryland Heights Community Center, The Regional Arts Center, and Christ Church Cathedral. The project has been featured in St. Louis Post-Dispatch and recently on BBC news. For more information, visit www.facesnotforgotten.com.

Jul 19 2018 - Sep 30 2018

Dressed

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

For centuries, the presentation of one’s physical appearance has intersected with opportunities to communicate a variety of messages—aesthetic as well as social, cultural, and political. The Paul Robeson Galleries is seeking artists who use dress, adornment, and other elements of fashion in their work to not only acknowledge traditional methods of representation, but to imagine contemporary and future narratives in relation to topics such as age, race, beauty, gender, sexuality, politics, and more.