Five Person Exhibition from the ESKFF winter residency 2021
The Eileen S. Kaminsky Family Foundation (ESKFF) is an artist residency program for local, national and international mid-career, emerging artists and students. Its mission is to provide stipends for materials, grants, educational programs, exhibition opportunities, visiting professionals, and studio space in an environment that promotes self-growth, encourages dialogue and collaboration between artists, where it is safe to experiment and take creative risks.
The Foundation and past resident, Vikki Michalios came together to celebrate the creation of what came out of the 2020 Pandemic by organizing an exhibition that highlights each artist that experienced the ESKFF Residency during lock-down.
Artists often work alone but COVID made it worse. The tradition of solitary toil was deeply felt during 2020, as even the closest circles of friends were forced apart. Thats why Now Project Space for the Arts (NPSA) in Jersey City is excited about its spring has sprung exhibition. The 2020 winter ESKFF residents have organized a post-pandemic exhibition celebrating the importance of fostering a supportive community amongst artists, curators, collectors, writers, and arts administrators. - Past resident, Jada Fabrizio
Remembrance is valuable because that is what we are left with, remembrance. Our work is solitary, but before COVID we were able to enjoy the simple pleasures of life, coffee with a friend, lunch, yoga class on Sundays, etc. COVID put a halt to our quality of life. This in and of itself compelled me to draw on my deepest memories. My time at ESKFF allowed me to create a body of work based on a simpler time as well as address important issues. The exhibition we are proposing brings us back to our most recent past therefore taking our "new normal" to the next level...trying to get back to normal. - Past resident, Cheryl Gross
The gallery will be open to the public on June 4 from 3:00pm - 8:00pm.
NOW Project Space for the Arts
411 Monmouth Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302
Masks required at this time.