• Art Galleries to Visit in Hoboken + Jersey City {October 2018}

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    A new month means new art happenings in Hoboken and Jersey City, brought to us by Chris Coleman, director of HobokenArts™ Community Art News. From art galleries to art shows, and even festivals, there’s a lot of exciting art events happening in both Hoboken and Jersey City this month — check out the October 2018 list of art gallery events below:

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    Hoboken

    Free Fall — through October 21st

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    Presented by hob’art, Free Fall is an art exhibit featuring the latest work of Liz Ndoye in her continued exploration into the world and culture of “doll” creatures. Always intrigued by the idea of dolls, Ndoye started creating a whole civilization based on the lives and beliefs of these two and three-dimensional beings. She makes them, along with their artifacts and tools, from found materials and fabric she has collected from travels around the world. The pieces reflect the myths and beliefs of this rich and complicated culture. The show will include reverse glass paintings, sculpture, book art, and works on paper and canvas. The rich, saturated colors, varied textures, complex forms and patterns employed by this artist will capture any viewer’s interest. You can see this show through October 21 at the hob’art co-operative gallery in the Monroe Center for the Arts located at 720 Monroe Street, Suite E208, in Hoboken. Find out more here.

    LANDSCAPE — through October 28th

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    PROTO Gallery is pleased to present a new sculptural installation by Brooklyn-based artist Thomas Lendvai. This is the artist’s first solo exhibition at the gallery. LANDSCAPE consists of four large-scale rectilinear sculptures, created for and installed in response to the dimensions of the gallery space. Resting on on each other horizontally and placed in a linear arrangement, the four forms re-delineate the space, yet the installation is human-scale, allowing unobstructed views from all perspectives. PROTO will feature a new series of small sculptures to accompany the installation. LANDSCAPE runs through Sunday, October 28, 2018. Find out more here.

    Presence — through November 3rd

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    Field Colony, a shared creative community space for entrepreneurs with a rotating art gallery, presents the exhibition Presence, paintings, drawings, and sculptures by Aaron Boucher and Jeankarlos Cruz. Aaron Boucher is a multidisciplinary conceptual and figurative artist whose works include mixed media works on paper, canvas, and sculpture. His use of symbolism and allegorical minimalist compositions illustrate complex ideas that establish a paradigm for societal identity. In his latest series Presence {2018}, Aaron’s opens a dialog with the perception of self and its relationship to humanity.

    Jeankarlos Cruz, an abstract and conceptual artist whose works include mixed media drawings and paintings, constructs an abstract vocabulary to investigate and communicate the essence of the environment both physical and intangible dissolving immediate associations and meanings. His process of forming, finding, and deconstructing the image requires manipulation of surface to communicate meaning in social struggles, ancestry, and the placement of objects between. Stop by for the opening Thursday, September 20th from 7:00PM-10:00PM at 1001 Bloomfield Street in Hoboken. The show runs through November 3rd. Find out more here.

    Hoboken Halloween: Portraits by Gary Spector — through November 4th

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    The Hoboken Museum presents an art exhibit of recent Halloween portraits by photographer Gary Spector. For the past 25 years, Gary Spector has worked as a commercial freelance photographer, operating a photo studio in New York City. His work has focused on portraiture, specializing in music, corporate, and personalities, across a wide platform of media. The Hoboken Halloween Project started on October 31st, 2011, as a personal project to document the unique creativity of a Hoboken Halloween, which attracts thousands of children and adults in the Mile Square City. The project began with Spector recreating a studio in front of his home, with a backdrop and lights. As trick-or-treaters walked by, he asked if he could take their portraits. What started as a trickle of subjects soon grew into a Hoboken tradition, with a line often extending around the block. He photographs hundreds of people each Halloween, and he offers to send each subject their image at no cost. For some people, the Halloween portrait is the first time they’ve had a studio-type of experience, which is a large part of this project’s success and personality.

    This show is on view through November 4th in the Hoboken Museum’s Upper Gallery at 1301 Hudson Street in Hoboken. The Museum is open six days a week — 2:00PM-7:00PM Tuesday-Thursday, 1:00PM-5:00PM on Friday, and 12:00PM-5:00PM Saturday-Sunday. Admission is $4 and free for students and Museum members. Find out more here.

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    Jersey City

    28th Annual Jersey City Artist Studio Tour (JCAST) — October 4th-7th

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    Presented by Mayor Steven Fulop, the Jersey City Municipal Council, and the Office of Cultural Affairs, in its twenty-eighth year, the Jersey City Art & Studio Tour (JCAST) is an incredible showcase of all of the arts that make up the rich cultural fabric of Jersey City. Taking place from October 4th-7th at locations all over Jersey City you can find over 21-square miles of art exhibits, performances, installations, curated tours, special events, children’s experiences. To find out more and to access the JCAST map to find events and their times and locations visit here.

    Heartstrung — October 5th – November 18th

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    How does a body hold the emotional heart? Ask local artists! Heartstrung immerses visitors in the emotional body as imagined by collaborative installation artists Talita Cabral and Katelyn Halpern. The exhibition, which includes a 33 foot long multi-room immersive installation and a collection of small works, is on view at SMUSH Gallery at 340 Summit Avenue in Jersey City. The show runs from October 5th – November 18th with an opening reception Friday, October 5th from 6:00PM-10:00PM. The exhibition coincides with JCAST, the Jersey City Art and Studio Tour, October 4th-7th. Find out more here.

    Six Five Four Three Two One — October 5th-7th

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    This group art show at Six Columns Gallery, located in the heart of Jersey City at 672 Bergen Avenue, consists of six city drawings, five figurative paintings, four food paintings, three plant themed collages, two animal mosaics, and one abstract sculpture. Artists include: Bruno Nadalin, Catalina Viejo, David Dziemian, Luis Alves Collage, Melissa Seeger, Tanya Gomelskaya, Alan Walker, Sherarra, Robert Piersanti, Norman Kirby, Beth Achenbach, Jerome China, Jesse A Caldwell, John Crittenden, Mike McNamara, Cindy Conover Dziemian, Monique Sarfity, Jay Boucher, and Aaron Dunkel. The show runs from October 5:00PM-7:00PM as part of JCAST will have an opening on Friday, October 5th from 7:00PM-11:00PM. The gallery will be open on Saturday and Sunday from 1:00PM-7:00PM. Find out more here.

    MANA Contemporary Fall Open House — October 14th

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    All are welcome to MANA Contemporary’s Fall Open House Sunday, October 14th from 1:00PM-7:00PM. Witness the unveiling or continuation of major projects by seven canonical art-world figures — John Chamberlain, Dan Flavin, Bernard Kirschenbaum, Arnulf Rainer, Fred Sandback, and Andy Warhol — alongside a major exhibition of Minimalist works on paper and a dazzling variety of activations, open studios, and special exhibitions by artists working at or associated with Mana’s extraordinary Jersey City campus at 888 Newark Avenue. Find out more here.

    ChromoZones: The Diverse Artistry of Jersey City — October 5th-November 11th

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    Diversity is synonymous with Jersey City and its artists are no exception. Abstract, realism, photography, sculpture, mixed media and a little bit of everything in between. This exhibit is an example of artists who live here, work here, who explore, create and enrich this complex and wonderful city. It’s where artists thrive and are encouraged to be who they are. A part of the Jersey City Art & Studio Tour artists included in the show are Amy Neufeld, Anna Ryabtsov, Bryant Small, Cara Parmigiani, Cheryl Gross, Christine Dzierzynski, Daniel Morowitz, David Nicolato, Debasish Sinha, Deirdre Kenned, Diane English, Donchellee Fulwood, Donna Greenberg, Janet La Valley, Javiera Rodriguez, Jaqi Medlock, Kristin DeAngelis, Laos Fois, Luis Alves, Megan Klim, Meghan McKee, Miguel Cardenas, Natalie Giugni, Paul Andress, Ray Arcadio, Robert Koch, Susan Isaac, Tatsuro Nishimura, Teri Fiore, Theda Sandiford, Tina Maneca, and Trix Rosen.

    This show is curated by Presented by Andrea McKenna and is located in the gallery at Art House Productions at 262 17th Street in Jersey City. The show has its opening reception on Friday, October 5th from 6:00PM-9:00PM. As part of JCAST the gallery hours for the tour on Saturday, October 6th and Sunday, October 7th are 12:00PM-6:00PM. The show runs until November 11th. Find out more here.

    Women’s Group Show — through October 25th

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    Taking place in the Historic Arts District at 234 York St. in Jersey City is DT234 Gallery’s Women’s Group Show featuring artists of all mediums and styles both locally and nationally. The show recognizes women in the arts, female artists both locally and nationally from different backgrounds and styles. Centering on diversity you can see artwork done by women from contemporary to traditional that includes Iris Kufert-Rivo, Susan Cornick, Migdalia Vaca, Jessica Matier, Whitney Knapp Bowditch, Andrea McKenna, ShinYoung An, and Yelena Kukharenko. The show runs through October 25th. Get more information here.

    There Goes the Neighborhood — through November

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    107 Bowers Gallery & ArtSpace at 107 Bowers Street in Jersey City Heights continues with their exhibit of There Goes the Neighborhood, a group show curated by Ryan Bonilla. Artists featured in the show include Dan Ziv, Maria de Los Angeles, Rebecca Johnson, Susan Sechler Luss, Ray Sunwoo, Angel J. Davila, Christa Pratt, James Gortner, The Dixon’s, Zoe Sua Kay, Irving Rodriguez, Sarah Faux, Buket Savci, Tina Sarno, Spenser Zalkin, Camille Hoffman, Chris Dunn, Gillian Wainwright, Kate Kaiser, Robert Buckminster Kaiser, Ron Ferguson, Austin Baehr, Michael Steele, Brittany Pellon, Meghan McKee, Dan Bassini, Jesse Caldwell, J. A. de Souza, and Sureshot Skateboards. This exhibit features over 20 Jersey City and metro NYC area artists. Find out more here.

    The Golem: Objects of Security

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    Head over to Deep Space Gallery in the Bergen-Lafayette neighborhood of Jersey City at 77 Cornelison Avenue, Jersey City for The Golem: Objects of Security — a solo show with new works by Ryan Bock. This is Ryan’s sixth solo exhibition. Named after the 1915 German Expressionist film of the same name {directed and written by Paul Wegener and Henrik Galeen}, the exhibit will be comprised of a collection of drawings, paintings, sculpture and a short experimental animated film entitled “Objects of Security.” Find out more here.

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