a farewell (for now) to the mothership

this weekend, we’ll have a closing reception for return to the mothership, the 111 first street-themed show that i curated for proarts.  i’ll be at 150 bay street from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. on sunday, march 24.  then we’ll say goodbye.  please come see the show if you haven’t.  if you have — or if you came to the panel discussion on the tenth — thank you for your attention.  i don’t think you can understand the development of art in jersey city or hudson county without engaging with the history of 111 first street.

though the show is closing, the year is just getting started.  i’ll have lots and lots to say about garden state art weekend (april 19-21), and i’m beginning with this post on nj dot arts.

also on nj.arts: a reaction of caroline burton’s way finding exhibition at the state museum, a review of the excellent ed fausty and laura lou levy shows in watchung, and this celebration of linoleum printmaking in in maplewood. 

do you like interviews?  lately i have done a few for jersey city times.  interesting discussions with petia morozov of dense magazine and the art book fair, woolpunk of the gimme shelter project, and olga levina of jersey city theater company.

i think you’ll also like this meditation on lifelogging in local art, complete with references to shows at drawing rooms and smush gallery.  these strong shows by greg brickey and mindy gluck are still on view. 

there’s lots more to come.