Ready or Not at Newark Museum
26 jun 2014 by Ashton Chandler
'Ready or Not', opens on June 27 and runs through September 7.
The 2014 edition of the New Jersey Arts Annual in Fine Art, 'Ready or Not', is an exhibition featuring works by 40 New Jersey-based artists, at different points of their careers. The works in the exhibition vary in practice and style. Using a wide range of artistic processes and approaches in color, form, material and content, this collective exhibition will raise questions about place and experience, expanding the conversation on the region’s identity, its narrative and context in relation to art.
“The show’s title metaphorically proposes possibilities for engagement, learning and insight that the artists’ creativity offers at any given moment. It also suggests a factor of unexpectedness that increases awareness of art making and its presence in our immediate surroundings,” said Shlomit Dror, the Museum’s Consulting Curator of American Art.
The common threads among the artists are not solely based on their shared geography, but also on the ways in which they perceive and address cultural and social values in this region. Engaging with individual works of art in this show will raise questions about place and experience, expanding the conversation on the region’s identity, its narrative and context in relation to art.
Some of the works are site-specific, with artists responding to existing architectural space both inside and outside of the Museum, to create a new body of work, specifically for this show, among them Ariel Efron's piece "Exit Vestibule South" in collaboration with Lucas Vickers.
'Ready or Not'
27 June -7 September 2014
For further information on the exhibition click here.