Working the Unit
Exhibitions, United States, Newark, 20 June 2015

Index Art Center presents, “Working the Unit,” a group exhibition of artists using smaller repetitive units to create a larger whole. Curated by Jeanne Brasile, the show includes artists influenced by Minimalism and its adherents’ emphasis on materiality, form and viewer experience. While influenced by this movement, the participating artists transcend the austerity associated with Minimalism by moving into new, fertile territory where artists are free to introduce color, non-industrial materials and overt subject matter, while maintaining an interest in repeated forms.
The opening reception will feature a live string trio throughout the evening and a performance by artist Hayoon Jay Lee at 8:30pm. A solo exhibition by artist Darren Jones, “Art World Watch,” will be on view in the Side Gallery. “Working the Unit” features eleven artists from the New Jersey tri-state region, including; Gregory Coates, William Corwin, Kate Dodd, Lorrie Fredette, Ruth Hardinger, Robert Lach, Hayoon Jay Lee, Lynn Koble, Karen Margolis, Matthew Nicolosi and Alexandra Phillips. The artists work in a variety of materials including plaster, cement, rubber tubing, wood, fabric and repurposed tape rolls. The themes addressed by each artist are as divergent as their chosen media. A poetry reading on Thursday, June 25 at 7pm will feature published author, Jonathan Goodman.

Index Art Center was established in May 2009 by three of Redsaw Art’s former founders; Lowell Craig, Seth Goodwin, and DC Smith. Their mission is to help strengthen and revitalize Newark’s emerging art scene. They wish to create an environment where the local community and artists of all media can come together and take part in a unique dialogue, one which affirms Newark as a center for contemporary art. Index Art Center is located at 237 Washington Street, Newark, New Jersey near the corner of Market Street. It is easily accessible by car, The PATH and NJ Transit. Hours are Thursdays 6 to 9pm, Fridays and Saturdays 1 – 4pm and by appointment. Admission is free and open to the public.

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