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Spirit of Jersey City Museum lives on, in Zimmerli Art Museum’s ‘American Stories’ exhibition

National Pastime,” the modest-sized but passionately realized show she’s curated at ART150 (150 Bay Street) seeks to put baseball in the context of wider American struggles for racial and gender equality. But the ProArts exhibition, which’ll be on view in the main but diminished second floor gallery until Aug. 26 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, is no mere social history lesson. It’s an act of love — one that could only have been mounted by someone who knows the particular thrill of watching a favorite athlete round third and head for home.

This Weekend “Impact!” shakes up ART150 Downtown "Susan Evans Grove’s experimental photographs often ask us to interrogate our lives lived out of balance with the forces of nature.  “Still Life With Macbook” is her bluntest statement yet, and it would be funny if it wasn’t so unsettling.  She’s recreated the feel of a pre-photographic still life painting, right down to the coloring and the position of the objects on the table. In the place of fruit, she’s stuck motherboards, video cards, and plastic junk from a disassembled computer.  The flowers in the photograph are wilted, and the fruit, naturally, is rotten.  How much digital detritus are we chucking into landfills, anyway?  How much more dead weight can the planet take?"

I am proud to announce that my piece "Fair Wind" was the Grand Prize Winner for the show "Decay, Corrosion, Rust" curated by Jeff Curto.

Despite High Rents, Art Finds a Place in Powerhouse Arts District

"...a small but potent exhibition of works by two poets of the horizontal. Neither Teri Fiore nor Susan Evans Grove are landscape artists in the strict mimetic sense, but their beautiful, stormy, emotionally provocative pieces suggest wide open spaces...Grove’s photographic lens captures details from the pulverized hulls of weathered ships.  Close up and stripped of context, the scrapes and dents become electrifying cityscapes; understood for what they are, they’re a commentary on the fragility of the man-made amidst the immense forces of nature."

Vivid colors dazzle, but also represent danger, in Watchung Arts Center group show

"Experimental photographer Susan Evans Grove conjures wisps of ghostly color from black backgrounds."

2021 JCAST Roundup

Susan Evans Grove, “Beaux Reves” (The artist’s studio, 150 Bay St.)

It looks like a cityscape, with lights receding into the distance, and a network of roads and electrical wires, all under a glowering twilight sky. Really, it isn’t anything of the sort. It’s the hull of a boat, battered by encounters with the open sea, and strategically photographed by Susan Evans Grove to accentuate its dignity and accidental artistry. Every scrape, pockmark, and rust-stain represents a handshake with something real: the ocean, grand and powerful, and always ready to make an impression. “Beaux Reves” was the most eye-catching of Grove’s hull photographs on view, but they’re all triumphs of humility, testaments to a natural world we’re still struggling to tame.

I am proud to announce that my piece "Ahead in the Count" will be part of the exhibit "Unique Minds: Creative Voices, 2021", to be exhibited at CoLab at the Lewis Center for the Arts Complex at Princeton University, November 1 to 12, 2021 and curated by interdisciplinary artist, Chanika Svetvilas.

Please join us for the "Reverse Engineered" opening reception Thurs. 30 September from 6:30-9pm (to coincide with the JCAST kickoff party) at ART150 Gallery, 150 Bay Street Ste 265, Jersey City, NJ. Two pieces from my Suburban Sprawl series will be on display.

Come visit me 1-3 October during the 31st Annual Jersey City Studio Tour. My studio is located at 150 Bay Street #242. I will be be open from 4-6pm Friday, 12-6 Saturday, and 12-5 Sunday. Along with showing recent and ongoing work, I will be selling artist's proofs from older bodies of work and some old favorites from my archive. 

Archive prints: 8x10 $5 and 11x14 $10. Artists Proofs from older series: 8x10 $15, 11x14 $20, 16x20 $30

PLUS Each day enter to win a 30 x 40 piece of art from On the Hard, Used Cars, or Suburban Sprawl. You must be present to enter and pick up within two weeks of the tour.

I am pleased to be included in the upcoming exhibit “A Macro View of Microplastics” at the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council from 23 April - 29 May. My included pieces are photographs made through a microscope of watercolor and St. Ives facial scrub which is one of the many products still available that contain microplastics. The work illustrates a microscopic view of a macro problem. For information on how to help go to plasticwaveproject.com #art #artexhibition #watercolor #atlantichighlandsartscouncil #plasticwaveproject 

#microplastics #noaa #saveouroceans @ Atlantic Highlands Arts Council

A work from my new series "Translucent Turbidity" can be seen in the "State of the Art 2021" exhibit at Studio Montclair. The virtual exhibit can be viewed here.

I am pleased to be included in the upcoming exhibit “A Macro View of Microplastics” at the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council from 23 April - 29 May. My included pieces are photographs made through a microscope of watercolor and St. Ives facial scrub which is one of the many products still available that contain microplastics. The work illustrates a microscopic view of a macro problem. For information on how to help go to plasticwaveproject.com #art #artexhibition #watercolor #atlantichighlandsartscouncil #plasticwaveproject 

#microplastics #noaa #saveouroceans @ Atlantic Highlands Arts Council

I am pleased to announce "No Hitter" will be included the Women's Month Exhibit at City Hall Rotunda Gallery during March 2021. Click on "America's Favorite Pastime" to see "No Hitter" or head over to 280 Grove Street, 2nd floor in Jersey City during business hours in March.

Being included in this exhibit is made all the more special by my love of water, the quality of the other work in the exhibit, and the fond memories I have of sailing there just this past summer. Have a look the online exhibit "The Magic of Water" from the Cultural Center of Cape Cod. 

Incredibly excited to be starting out 2021 in my new Studio at Art 150 at 150 Bay Street in Jersey City. Send me a message if you would like to come for a studio visit!

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