Friday evening, Rebecca Jampol and Jasmine Wahi unveiled the newly renovated and expanded space known as The Gateway Project. The ribbon cutting and opening reception was the first glimpse into what will be a critical component to the future of Newark’s incredible art scene. This once temporary pop-up art space has now been made permanent in Gateway II of the Gateway Center Complex, creating more art and business opportunities in downtown Newark.
The inaugural exhibition, Color Polemics: Unpacking the Movement Towards Racial Equality and Identity in America, features some of the greatest cultural practitioners in American art. Participating artists for the exhibition are: Ayad Alkadhi, Chiraag Bhakta, David Antonio Cruz, Derrick Adams, Hank Willis Thomas, Himanshu Suri, JC Lenochan, Kameelah Rasheed, Kara Walker, Laura Kina, Lunar New Year, Nick Kline, Nina Chanel Abney, Nyugen Smith, Richard Barnes, Tomie Arai, and Travis Somerville.