OCT. 4 2018

NEWARK ARTS presents

(053) Nice/Nasty and Everything In Between

Curated by Armisey Smith

Hahne & Co. 625 Broad Street, Newark, NJ 07102
Street Level Pop Up Gallery 

Thursday, October 4th, 6PM – 10PM: Opening Reception
Friday, October 5th, 5PM – 9PM: Open to the Public
Saturday, October 6th, 5PM – 9PM: Open to the Public
Sunday, October 7th, 4PM – 7PM: Closing Reception

Nice-Nasty; and Everything In Between is an exhibition curated by Armisey Smith featuring contemporary, and post-modern women artists from the NJ/NY area. Nice-Nasty is an exhibit that encourages emerging and established women artists to confront male-dominated art culture. Women artists are under-represented in galleries and exhibitions, while men despite their technical and creative skills are bequeathed carte blanche in professional artistic realms.

Women artists navigate male hierarchy in pedestrian life, however, in the upper echelons of art, women are left out or ignored entirely. The exhibition’s contemporary and performance art pieces will highlight the power of women artists through various subjects important to women artists like sexism, racism, religious and cultural intolerance.

Nice/Nasty and Everything In Between features contemporary works, performances and music by DJ Gizelle Manbodh.  Participating artists include Bithika Adhikary, Sybil Archibald, Caren King Choi, Anne Dushanko Dobek, Megan Fleisher, Adebunmi Gbadebo, Krystle Lemonias, Maria Mineo, Ruth Bauer Neustadter, SeungKyung Oh, Luisa F. Pinzon Romero, Lynn Presley, Kay Reese, Theda Sandiford, Jo Sie, Danielle Scott, Ameerah Shabazz, Cali Smith, Sue Eldridge Ward, Adrienne Wheeler, and Mary Young.

Supported in part by a grant from NJ Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism.