Current Exhibitions

Apr 04 2019 - Apr 17 2019

Disenfranchised Dissent: See Me Now

Paul Robeson Campus Center Gallery
Opening reception: April 4, 2019, 5-7pm
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The Bachelor of Fine Arts program at Rutgers University-Newark is proud to showcase artworks made by this year’s graduating seniors. Art by Katherine Almonte-Rodriguez, Jenna Arvelo, David Cheng, Kimmah Dennis, Jennifer Ladeira, Clara Reyes-Orozco, Medinilla Soares and Lauren Sonn.

Mar 28 2019 - Dec 14 2019

Feast & Famine

Marilyn Minter, Green Pink Caviar, from the series MnM 92, 2009. Single-channel video, 7 minutes 46 seconds. Courtesy of the artist and Salon 94, New York.

Main Gallery, Express Newark
Opening reception: March 28th, 6-8 p.m. | RSVP on Facebook

Feast & Famine explores food as a social, political, and bodily phenomenon. The exhibition considers food as a commodity; the relationship between food, death, sex, and the abject; food’s relationship to global economics and geo-politics; food and its likeness as a medium for artistic experimentation; the food chain and the environmental impacts of food production; and food justice. Feast & Famine gathers together works in a variety of media from artists and artist collectives working nationally and internationally, at different stages in their career.

With works by John Baldessari, Gladys Barker Grauer, Jackie Batey, Jennifer Bloomer, Christopher Cardinale, Maria Fernanda Cardoso, Morgan Carothers, Melanie Cervantes, Catherine Chalmers, Dustin Chang and Nicole Schulman, Julie Chen, Claudia Claremi, Willie Cole, Conflict Kitchen (Jon Rubin and Dawn Weleski), Sharon Core, B. Cortez and B. Riley, Renee Cox, Critical Art Ensemble, M. Gayle “Asali” Dickson, Emory Douglas, Dominique Duroseau, Shanthony Exum, Molly Fair and Jesse Goldstein, Lauren Greenfield, Ella Halpine, Ed Hutchins, Nina Katchadourian, Tamara Kostianovsky, Nicolas Lampert, Warren Lehrer, Mike Libby, Jen Liu, Fernando Martí, Mary Mattingly, Mazatl, Divya Mehra, Marilyn Minter, Mary Mortimer, non/food (Sean Raspet and Lucy Chinen), Taring Padi, Roger Peet, Robert Rauschenberg, Favianna Rodriguez, Keary Rosen, Martha Rosler, Erik Ruin, Christopher Russell, Seeds InService: A Papermaking Institute (Melissa Hilliard Potter and Maggie Puckett), Malik Zulu Shabazz, Lucy Sparrow, Meredith Stern, Jen Susman, Swoon, Wayne Thiebaud, Chris Thorson, virocode (Peter D’Auria and Andrea Mancuso), Robert Watts, Emma Wilcox, Joe Wirtheim

Mar 28 2019 - Jul 06 2019

Stitches of Strength

Window Gallery, Express Newark
In collaboration with the Office for Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance
Curated by Christie Howley

Opening reception: March 28, 6-8pm | RSVP on Facebook

The squares that constitute this quilt were part of the Clothesline Project on the Rutgers University – Newark campus. The colorful t-shirt material and denim squares represent sexual violence and intimate partner violence in various forms. This quilt is upheld, both literally and figuratively, by stiches of strength. Its stitching binds together the patches which represent the stories, experiences, and messages of trauma, grief, hope, and love. Just as fabric and thread uphold the quilt, it is the support and encouragement of our allies and fellow survivors that provide the strength to continue the fight against violence and to find paths to healing.

This project is funded through the Victims of Crime Act grant provided through the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office and made possible through the support of the Center on Violence Against Women and Children and the School of Social Work.We would also like to thank the RU-N Division of Student Affairs and the many offices, students and staff members who shared their experiences and support with us in the creation of this quilt.

Mar 08 2019 - Jun 08 2019

Black & White: A Visual Dialogue

Nell Painter, The History of White People, digital print on foamcore. Courtesy of the artist.

Box Gallery, Express Newark
Participating Artists: Dominique Duroseau, Grace Lynne Haynes, Nell Painter
Curators: Gladys Barker Grauer and Adrienne Wheeler
Organized in collaboration with Women In Media – Newark

Opening reception: March 28, 6-8pm | RSVP on Facebook

Black: power, fear, mystery, strength, authority, elegance, formality, death, evil, and aggression, authority, rebellion, and sophistication.

Black is a mysterious color that is typically associated with the unknown or the negative. The color black represents strength, seriousness, power, and authority.

Black is a formal, elegant, and prestigious color. Authoritative and powerful, the color black can evoke strong emotions and too much black can be overwhelming.

In heraldry, black is the symbol of grief. The color black can be serious, professional, and conventional, but black can also represent the mysterious, sexy, and sophisticated.

Black is a visually slimming color for clothing and like other dark colors, in interior design, black can make a room appear to shrink in size.

The color black affects the mind and body by helping to create an inconspicuous feeling, boosting confidence in appearance, increasing the sense of potential and possibility, or producing feelings of emptiness, gloom, or sadness.

In western countries, black is the color of mourning, death, and sadness.

Black often represents the emotions and actions of rebellion in teenagers and youth.

The color black can represent both the positive and the negative.

As the opposite of white, movies, books, print media and television typically depict the good guy in white and the bad guy in black. In more recent times, the good guy is shown in black to create mystery around the character’s identity.

black tie, pitch black, black-hearted, black belt, blackwash, in the black, black box, black eye, black sheep, men in black, blacklist, blackguard, blackout, black market

Black: ebony, jet, ink, lampblack, coal, soot, charcoal, raven, midnight, obsidian, onyx, sable.

White: purity, virginity, innocence, light, goodness, heaven, safety, brilliance, illumination, understanding, cleanliness, faith, beginnings, sterility, spirituality, possibility, humility, sincerity, protection, softness, and perfection.

The color white can represent a successful beginning.

In heraldry, white depicts faith and purity. As the opposite of black, movies, books, print media and television typically depict the good guy in white and the bad guy in black.

The color of snow, white is often used to represent coolness and simplicity.

White’s association with cleanliness and sterility is often seen in hospitals, medical centers, and laboratories to communicate safety.

The color white is also associated with low-fat foods and dairy products.

To the human eye, white is a bright and brilliant color that can cause headaches. In cases of extremely bright light, the color white can even be blinding.

Throughout the western countries, white is the traditional color worn by brides, to signify purity, innocence, and virginity.

In eastern countries, the color white is the color of mourning and funerals.

In certain cultures, white is the color of royalty or of religious figures, as angels are typically depicted as wearing white or having a white glow.

A white picket fence surrounds a safe and happy home.

The color white affects the mind and body by aiding in mental clarity, promoting feelings of fresh beginnings and renewal, assisting in cleansing, clearing obstacles and clutter, and encouraging the purification of thoughts and actions.

White gemstones are believed to help create new beginnings, remove prejudice and pre-conceived notions, to see the innocence in others, and to clear emotional clutter and silence the inner critic.

white as snow, whiteout, white flag, white elephant, pearly whites, whitewash, white list, white sale, white knight, white lightning, white knuckle

White: snow, pearl, antique white, ivory, chalk, milk white, lily, smoke, seashell, old lace, cream, linen, ghost white, beige, cornsilk, alabaster, paper, whitewash.

Dec 20 2018 - May 24 2019

Jaimee Todd: Fluid Resistance: Heroism in Two Acts

Jaimee Todd, Nurtured , 2018, digital photography collage, 18 x 15 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

CJ Gallery, Center for Law and Justice, Rutgers University – Newark

Artist talk: April 17, 10 am | More Info

Fluid Resistance: Heroism in Two Acts features a selection of recent work by Jaimee Todd. Of her work, the artist states:

“I specialize in Inkscape photography, which involves photographing ink and acrylic paint submerged in water. I frequently combine these abstract images with portraits of people from the African Diaspora. In my Black Superheroes series, I focus on Black civil rights icons whose portraits I abstract as a way to signify the magnitude of their heroism. My other series, Belle Noir, is a celebration of Black womanhood. In this context, I use my abstracts to highlight the complexity of Black women and challenge society’s insistence on rendering them invisible. Black women have historically been misrepresented in mainstream culture and my work endeavors to honor their intelligence, beauty, vulnerability and bravery.”

Jaimee Todd lives and works in New York City. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and her law degree from the University of Miami School of Law. Todd’s work has been shown at the Mint Museum, Charlotte; The National Black Theatre, New York; and the New York Mercantile Exchange, as well as in a number of private galleries. She is a regular contributor to Postcards From the Edge, an annual charity benefit that supports New York City artists living with HIV/AIDS. Her video installations have also been used to highlight the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. Todd has been published in MfonWomen Photographers of the African Diaspora and RadarStation magazine.

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