The Newark Arts Council x The Gateway Project Present
PROLOGUE - EPILOGUE
Opening October 9th, 2014. 6-8 PM.
Newark Arts Council x The Gateway Project
PROLOGUE - EPILOGUE
October 9th - November 16th, 2014
OPEN DOORS RECEPTION + NAC HEADQUARTERS LAUNCH PARTY
With Performances by Mello Mel and Refreshments by Hellz Kitchen Lounge
Thursday October 9, 2014 | 6 - 9PM
The Gateway Project
2 Gateway Center
Newark, NJ 07102
ARTISTS | PROLOGUE - EPILOGUE
Alexandra Schoenberg, Amanda Thackray, Anne Q McKeown, Anonda Bell,
Christine Soccio-Romanell, David Ambrose, Grace Graupe Pillard,
J Shotti, James Prez, Justin Thompson, Katherine Toukhy, Kelly Vetter,
Lillan Ribeiro, Lisa Sanders, Monica Jahan Bose, Nick Kline, Samer
Fouad and Crystal Gwyn, Stephen Douglass, Tehinyet Masood, Naormi Meijia Wang.
ABOUT | PROLOGUE - EPILOGUE
In keeping with the 2014 theme of ‘literary greats’, The Gateway
Project invites artists to participate in an exhibition,
Prologue-Epilogue, which embraces the idea of narrative framework.
The literary understanding of a ‘prologue’ is an introduction to a
larger story or text, similarly a ‘prologue’ can also be understood as
a precursory event that leads to another occurrence. An ‘epilogue’
functions in the inverse sense- completing and/or anticipating
occurrences happen beyond the traditional end of a narrative.
The trajectory of ‘pre’ and ‘post’ is one that can be applied to the
story of Newark’s continually morphing art scene, which is the central
focus of the exhibition. Prologue - Epilogue dually addresses both
personal and collective narratives that, as the title implies, look
towards the past or the future. Artists are asked to address either or
both the ideas of “pre” and “post”. Additionally, a component of the
show will specifically address the narrative of the Newark Art’s
Scene, in conjunction with the Open Door’s celebration of art in the
OPEN DOORS EVENT SCHEDULE
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9TH FROM 6 - 9PM
HEADQUARTERS LAUNCH & KICKOFF RECEPTION
Featuring a performance from 7:30 - 8 PM by Monica Jahan Bose
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10 FROM 6 - 9 PM
Return to the gallery space for another reception during
the annual gallery crawl. Guides and wayfinders available.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11 FROM 3 - 5 PM
A conversation between gallery owners on Pre and Post
Millennial exhibition practices.
NYFA GRANT LECTURE
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15 FROM 4 - 6 PM
New York Foundation for the Arts will present on successful
grant writing for artists and their support programs.
ARTIST PERFORMANCES + TALK, PROLOGUE-EPILOGUE
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18 FROM 12 - 2 PM
1 - 2 P M | A conversation between the exhibition curators and featured artists.
2 - 3 P M | Preface to 20 Voices For Robeson A Performance by Justin Randolph Thompson in collaboration with Stefanie Nelson, Bradly Dever Treadaway and Jason Thompson
NAC WINE TASTING BENEFIT
MONDAY, OCTOBER 23 FROM 6 - 9 PM
#sipandsupport the Newark Arts Council $75/person.
ABOUT | THE GATEWAY PROJECT
The Gateway Project is a series of pop up art exhibitions that are
activated intermittently throughout The Gateway Center; a
multi-functional building that connects to Newark's Pennsylvania
Station. Currently exhibitions are activated in a full functioning
gallery space, The Gateway Project Gallery, in Gateway II, and
throughout the entirety of the Gateway Concourse, which goes from the
Station to Mulberry Street. The Gateway Projects is a collaborative
endeavor by Solo(s) Project House (Newark, New Jersey) and Project For
Empty Space (New York City). The purpose of The Gateway Projects is to
enliven community spaces through interactive and stimulating art
exhibitions. The gallery space rotates exhibitions every three months,
providing participation opportunities to national and international
curators and artists. By introducing new partnerships with each
exhibition, there is a constant dialogue about Newark’s continuously
developing art community.
Gallery exhibitions are open to the public, Tuesday -Thursday from 11
am - 7 pm. The concourse exhibition is available to view by a daily
commuting audience of 30,000.The Gateway Projects are made possible by
C & K Properties and the Gateway Concourse Association.
ABOUT | THE NAC OPEN DOORS TOUR
Produced by the Newark Art’s Council, the Open Doors is a citywide
arts tour and community event that celebrates Newark’s unique and
diverse contributions to the arts and to American culture.
Participating each year are over 300 accomplished local, national, and
international artists and all of the city’s leading art galleries and
cultural institutions. The tour will take place from October 9 through
Nick Kline, Newark will see it through
From the Newark Municipal Archive Project, 2014