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January 2017

Sanctiloquence

January 19 - March 18
City Without Walls, 6 Crawford Street
Newark, NJ 07102 United States
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This three-person, collaborative exhibition that converts the gallery into a technologically mediated sacred space featuring works by Marc D’Agusto, Eric Valosin and Russ Wills.

"Sanctiloquence" reflects the artists' common desire to probe the unknowable and seek the sublime amidst a post-modernized context. The work draws on a diverse range of spiritual traditions to transform the gallery space into sacred space, entertaining themes of technologically mediated contemplative experience, the role of the body, cycles of decay and revitalization, and virtual-physical-material transcendence and transformation. . Incorporating Zen Buddhist, Judeo-Christian, Islamic, and various other Eastern and Western religious and philosophical influences, this show seeks to rupture the sacred/secular divide and allow viewers to dwell within the commonalities of shared experience.

Given the current social-political climate, it has become increasingly important to create spaces that bridge gaps across different perspectives and facilitate relational dialogue. Through its blending of new and traditional media and the relational aesthetics created, Sanctiloquence provides an interactive space to compel us toward greater empathy and awareness of the sacred, reflecting on the past, present and future.

An opening reception will be held on January 19, 2017, 6-9pm.

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The 5 Wards curated by Akintola Hanif

January 29 - April 30
Seton Hall University School of Law, 1109 Raymond Boulevard
Newark, NJ 07102 United States
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The 5 Wards explore the diversity of Newark's landscapes and people. Through photography, the artists reveal nuanced reflections of change, culture and community, providing a deeper analysis of the City of Newark and the current socio-political climate. Presented in conjunction with HYCIDE magazine, featuring works by Manuel Acevedo, Cesar Melgar, Tamara Fleming, Colleen Gutwein, Stefan Brown, Nema Etebar and Fabian Palencia.

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