“On Every Wall” explores the relationship between originals and reproductions as part of new venture to broaden consumer access to contemporary art. The exhibition debuts defEYETM productions, a three-year project of United Visual Arts LLC (UVA) to manufacture and distribute affordable, museum-quality, hand-signed, limited-edition digital prints in a unique consumer-friendly display system. defEYETM productions will be available for purchase and ready-to-hang at $299, alongside the original works by artists Michael Amter, Emanuele Cacciatore, Edmund Jan Kounitz, Hiroshi Kumagai, Greg Leshé, Scherezade Garcia, Peter Walsh, Elizabeth Cooper, Manuela Paz, Alejandra Villasmil, and Emma Wilcox.
“Embedded in the project is an alternative economic model for the art market that could benefit generations of artists,” says cWOW Executive Director and UVA Founder Ben Goldman, “with the cWOW/UVA partnership providing an important `fourth-sector’ model of how for-profit enterprise can aid non-profit missions.”
Newark New Media premieres artist-in-residence Heidi J. Boisvert’s “Stitch, Cut and Die,” a non-violent video game produced in collaboration with Newark high school students Alisha Mondesir, Jonathan Morocho and Manuel Reiban. Newark New Media is a pilot artist residency and apprenticeship program of cWOW and Newark School of the Arts that provides a leading new media artist with a studio, stipend, and a team of high school students to be trained in cutting-edge new media technology and contemporary art.
“Seen-it-Wonders” is an exhibition of large photographic works by artists Armand Agresti, Edward Fausty, Kay Kenny, Peter Zirnis, and E. Jan Kounitz (also the curator) featuring an eclectic variety of styles, images and methods of producing fine art using a camera. Show dates and location: August 13 – December 28, 2007 at Seton Hall University School of Law, One Newark Center, Newark, NJ 07102. Free and open to the public, daily 10am – 5pm.