Upcoming Exhibitions

Sep 01 2018 - Feb 23 2019

Kevin Blythe Sampson: Olde Soul

The Box Gallery
54 Halsey Street, 3rd Floor | Newark, NJ 07102

Kevin Blythe Sampson
Acrylic, ballpoint pen on Bristol board
Courtesy of the artist and Cavin-Morris Gallery, New York

Olde Soul presents a selection of rarely-seen drawings by Kevin Blythe Sampson, alongside early mixed-media scultures and ephemera from the artist’s studio.

The son of a civil rights leader, Sampson was raised in Elizabeth, New Jersey. He initially trained with and joined the New Jersey police force as a sketch artist and served for eighteen years, ten of which were spent police sketching. A series of family tragedies eventually compelled him to heal himself by making art.

“I am a member of my community, and my job is to get their hopes, dreams, loves, and hates out there,” Sampson has said of his practice. “It’s my obligation. I go out in the streets. I run my mouth all day long. I fi nd out what people are thinking about most things. I try to fi nd out the real stories behind people’s lives. I need all of them to make my day and to make a piece of work.”

This exhibition is held in dialog with the large-scale survey exhibition, Kevin Sampson: Black and Blue, on view at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, from September 28, 2018, to January 27, 2019.

Sep 04 2018 - Dec 10 2018

Cuba Today: Through the Eyes of Eleven Photographers

CJ Gallery
Center for Law & Justice, Fifth Floor
123 Washington Street, 5th Floor | Newark NJ 07102

Barbara Berger Brill
Inkjet print
Courtesy of the artist

Cuba is much more than old cars and cigars. This exhibition brings together a diverse group of photographers whose journeys have taken them from Santiago De Cuba and Guantanamo in the east to Camaguey, Trinidad, Santa Clara, and Havana in the west. Their work give us an opportunity to see the Cuban people with new eyes. Their images are a testament to richness of the Cuban peoples’ heritage, culture, history, diversity, and ingenuity as well as the Cuban government’s reminders of their revolution. With work from Cyndie Burkhardt, Barbara Berger Brill, E. Jan Kounitz, Marsha Michel, Nancy Ori, Franc Palaia, Karen Rossen, Jay Seldin, Constance Sterling-Engman, Heidi Sussma, and Peter Tilgner.

Curated by Peter Tilgner.

Sep 04 2018 - Oct 07 2018

Exquisite Corpse: Selections from the Paul Robeson Galleries 30th Anniversary Exhibition

Robeson Campus Center Gallery | 350 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, 1st Floor, Newark, NJ 07102

Drawing #2
Why don’t you just get married and get a subscription to Better Homes & Gardens already/ Torso in Super Saturated Light/ Legacy
Collage, digital photograph transfer, colored pencil, gouache on paper
Courtesy of the artists

The Exquisite Corpse (Cadavre Exquis) was a favorite Surrealist game from the 1920s onwards. The game involves multiple participants contributing to a single drawing. Traditionally, participants create their section of the drawing and then cover it so the next person is ‘drawing blind.’ Once all participants have finished, the drawing is unfolded and revealed.

In 2010, we commissioned 92 artists of the region to produce 30 drawings, to mark the 30th anniversary of the Paul Robeson Galleries. In the spirit of Paul Robeson, we sought to promote free speech and creative expression, reflecting a multitude of voices through our exhibitions, programs, and publications. The anniversary exhibition manifested Paul Robeson Galleries’ mission of inclusivity, participation, and community outreach, and we are please to present a selection of the works.

Artists: Perry Angelora, Nakeya B, Nina Lola Bacchuber, Suzanne Kammin Baron, Alaine Becker, Lauren Simkin Berke, Pat Brentano, Michele Brody, Karen Brummund, Emanuele James Cacciatore, Rodriguez Calero, Robert Carioscia, Megan Cedro, Nancy Cohen, Yvette Cohen, Copie, Laura Cuevas, Patricia Dahlman, Agnes DeBethune, Paul Di Zefalo, Molly Dilworth, Marisa Dipaola, Asya Dodina, Nisha Drinkard, Jordan Eagles, Eileen Ferera, David Rios Ferreira, Sean Patrick Gallagher, Jerry Gant, Florencio Gelabert, Irene Gennaro, Beth Gilfilen, Bonnie Gloris, Dan Gluibizzi, Jr, Michelle Orsi Gordon, Matt Louis Gosser, Jaz Graf, James Horner, Jenny Kanzler, Jen Keshka, Ana Garces Kiley, Sol Kjok, Nick Kline, Nadine LaFond, Yen-Hua Lee, Greg Leshe, I-Ling Eleen Lin, So Yoon Lym, Mary Kate Maher, China Marks, Caitlin Masley, Caroline Anne McAuliffe, Anne Queeny McKeown, Terina Nicole McKinney, Darren McManus, Meridith McNeal, Lucia Warck Meister, Emmy Mikelson, Hannah Joanne Mishin, Jason Mones, Narciso Montero, Brian Oakes, Amy Ortiz, Roberto Osti, Courtnay Papy, John A. Patterson, Jaanika Peerna, Chris Pennock, Slava Polishchuk, Alina Poroshina, Stephanie Rauschenbusch, Babs Reingold, John Ros, Tara Raye Russo, Claudia Sbrissa, Sasha Su Shaw, Katherine D. Singh, Laurinda Stockwell, Amy Tamayo, Nancy Tobin, Leah K. Tomaino, Robin Treadwell, Raul Villarreal, Amanda Wachob, Shoshanna Weinberger, Eileen Weitzman, Alison Weld, Usoon Woo, Suhee Wooh, King-Yan Yeung, M Zlotkin, Deborah Zlotsky

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