Activate: Market Street 14
September 23rd – October 28th, 2017
Curated by Jo-El Lopez
Opening Reception September 23rd, 7-10 PM @ Gallery Aferro
Capturing inspiration and cultivating that into art, these three artists convey that process by celebrating its’ magic. They engage, dissect and romance the physical and spiritual elements of their site-specific installation; inviting the viewer on a fantasy journey that challenges their preconceived notions of reality.
Artist Agnes Deja creates an abstract and conceptual installation that explores environmental consciousness as well as gestural and body memory brought through the expressive exploration of acrylic paint and wire supported by asphalt-infused materials. Jo-El Lopez’s installation consists of one large scale painting inside the larger storefront space that juxtaposes daily human life with the spiritual, and pokes fun at the power of social media. Julie Ann Nagle dazzles and seduces the viewer with sculptures that use archaeological methods for excavating her personal heritage, questioning mythology, beliefs, identity and beauty.
Scattering Reflections brings dynamic contemporary art to a broad audience, allowing an eclectic contribution to the vibrant downtown Newark art scene. Selfies with the art are strongly encouraged.