ACTIVATE: Market Street Featured Artists Mary Valverde and Jayson Keeling


Aljira Emerge Fellows Mary Valverde and Jayson Keeling create installations for Gallery Aferro Windows on Market Street

EmergeNEXT: Windows on Market Street is a collaboration between Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art and Gallery Aferro, Newark

Friday, October 10, 2014-January 1, 2015

Opening Reception October 10, 7-10pm

77 Market Street

Mary Valverde
Triumph (not televised), an installation

Curator: Jaishri Abichandani

Jayson Keeling
Protect Me From All the Measures They Take In Order to Protect Me,
an installation

Curator: Kalia Brooks

Aljira Emerge Fellow (2006) Mary A. Valverde was born in Queens, NY and is an interdisciplinary artist and professor based in New York. Valverde received her MFA at the University of Pennsylvania in 2012 and her BFA from the School of Visual Arts in 1999.

Aljira Emerge Fellow (2006) Jayson Keeling was born in Brooklyn, NY and attended The Fashion Institute of Technology. He lives and works in Long Island City, Queens. For most of his career Keeling worked almost exclusively in the medium of photography, but recently he has begun to explore painting, video and sculpture as well. Workspace Residency (2007-08), The Bronx Museum’s AIM 27 (2006) and Aljira Emerge 8 (2006).

About EmergeNEXT

EmergeNEXT is an initiative to continue engaging with Emerge fellows by offering advanced professional development opportunities, continued career guidance and solo project space to Emerge fellows further along in their careers

About EmergeNEXT: Windows on Market

EmergeNEXT: Windows on Market is a collaboration developed by Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art and Gallery Aferro, Newark. Previous Fellows from Aljira‘s Emerge Program are chosen by a guest curator to develop new work that activate the unique private / public storefront window spaces on Market Street.
About Activate: Market StreetGallery Aferro’s Activate: Market Street, is a new, year-round public art project transforming hundreds of linear feet of vacant storefront windows in Newark’s historic downtown district. Storefronts owned by RBH Group on Market Street between Washington and University Streets are activated with installations, films, animation, neon sculptures, kinetic and interactive art, and performative public programming from local, national and international artists. The Activate: Market Street program is supported by RBH Group, and created by Gallery Aferro 

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