urban evidence ii: urban exegesis

Urban Exegesis is the 5th in the series of "Urban Evidence" shows produced by Artfront Galleries since October of 2015.  All of the material in these shows express the influence of urban living on the artists, themes, media and content.  This may be expressed as...

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another modest proposal (timothy p dingman)

A couple of years ago, I posted a satirical piece on Facebook claiming to be "outraged" at the appearance of public art in Newark.  I went on to promote (a mythical) Assembly Law 204 which would prevent the funding, creation or exhibition of fine art in the state of...

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major milestone for artfront galleries

April 29, 2016 marks the debut of Artfront Galleries a NJ Nonprofit Corporation.  Note the word "corporation".  In the last two weeks we formed a Board of Directors; drafted articles of incorporation and by-laws; obtained a FEIN; and, received our Certificate of Inc....

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The Absence of Collaboration Among Visual Artists

Take it from Freud (Sigmund or his grandson Lucian): Artists are a solitary lot.  They rarely collaborate or join "groups" or pursue "goals" or "mutual causes" that are arts oriented but often attach their names (not their identities) to political causes.  Often,...

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the permanence and nature of art (timothy dingman)

My great good fortune to travel in the Central and Eastern European countries has caused me to ponder the longevity of photography.  We speak of “archival” prints.  We store our “digital negatives” on the supposedly immutable internet “cloud.” I have some silver...

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for your consideration

For the Spring and Summer 2016 seasons, Artfront Galleries is considering the following programs in the Lower Broadway and Halsey St. areas. Sip and Paint Rafael Cuello, graduate with a BA in Art Rhode Island College, and local visual artist, will supply canvas, paint...

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public art in europe and america

During the past twelve months, some of the Artfront Galleries team has been traveling in Central Europe.  The purposes included documenting medieval architecture; investigating the state of the arts; and, drinking as much white wine as we could fit in between walking...

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urban legacy gala opening

On March 11th Artfront Galleries hosted its inaugural event for 2016.  Under the umbrella theme of Urban Evidence II it was the gala opening reception of the Urban Legacy exhibit at the Newark Waterfront Recreation center curated by the multi-talented Jae Quilan....

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Watch this space

Artfront Galleries’ original idea was to fill space on Lower Broadway and Halsey St. in the Spring.  We understood the Paterson Art Walk might not come off and the Art scene in Newark was in hibernation. A pop-up gallery, despite the name, simply does not spring forth...

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Tips for Securing Grants for the Arts

In addition to government programs, corporations as well as Independent, Community, Operating, and Family Foundations have funds allocated to projects in the visual, literary, and performing arts.  The way to make the connection to these available funds is through a...

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The Upside of Being an Artist (Timothy Dingman)

Love in the arts community is as precipitous, precarious, pernicious, preposterous and….given to pretension as it is anywhere else in the human community.  Only more so. It is not my intent to guess, discuss or disclose whom is sleeping with whom in the Chelsea or...

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