Another Art Show Closing Reception — Tomorrow
I received email notification only today that the 3 current shows at Rupert Ravens Contemporary Gallery are closing with a Last Chance Reception from 3-6pm tomorrow, Sunday, January 18th (85 Market Street, between Washington Street and University Avenue). Since I'm very short of time, let me just reproduce here some of the text and illustrations in that email. The spellings are as received. I have left oddities in case they were deliberate. The pix are all Rupert's, and all rights to reuse reside in Rupert Ravens Contemporary. Captions are below picture they relate to.
[First show] Solo: GERMAN PITRE • Contra Disambiguation Images — Main GalleryThe email is very well done, and is very good at giving directions for people coming from NYC, my old stomping grounds, but I hope most recipients received it sooner than I did. I'm only 4 miles from Rupert's, so transportation is not my issue. Advance planning is."Pitre's paintings challenge the perception of a secure existence. We become witness to the tragedy which befalls the plush loved talismans of childhood. Their innocence is not only ripped apart violently, but then quagmired in the moment of now as they are forever religated to the synthetic tar pit of their disgarded entrapment. The sardonic and visceral are a fervent determination to scrutinize the reality of truths and justice."
The Sleeper, American Dream Nightmare (detail) German Pitre 2008
[Second show] Group: BOSON EXOTIC Images — Upper Gallery
"As protean transporters of invisible force, 'Boson Exotic' artworks radiate phenomenological complexity. Each work becomes a saturated moment. The often arcane beauty of the exotic here trumps the arid, banal one liners prevailing in much current contemporary art.
"The elusive boson particles are theoretically poised for unveiling in the largest machine ever constructed. Likewise the hard to pin down work in this exhibition, beckons discovery within a 20,000 sq ft phenomenon. In fact, acceleration of assertion posits Newark in a new art vangard."
[55 — count 'em, 55 — artists]
Prolific Project Installation — Jesse Bercowetz / Matt Bua "Break The Being"
Images — Upper Gallery
Special Project Curated by Renée Vara — Jared Whitham "Pelecan't"
Sagging Grid James Siena
Ribbon Lucas Samaras
Dont' Be Blue Vadim Katznelson
X-Box Palma Blank
[There's also a] 4-channel video installation Tim White-Sobieski.
[Third show] Williamsburg Window: Curated by THE HOGAR COLLECTION
Presenting: Peter Barrett, Cecilia Biagini, Damian Catera and Peter Fox.
Heads up: tomorrow I discuss the special programs at the Newark Museum coming up on Monday, which is MLK Day. The Museum is usually closed Mondays and Tuesdays, but will be open this Monday. Stay tuned.
It's good that there are all these things happening in Newark, but could you please spread them out a bit better, people?