The Gallery, located in Weston Hall in the heart of the College of Architecture and Design, hosts two exhibits each year curated by Matt Gosser. Each exhibit is introduced with an opening reception which presents live entertainment, usually local college bands. Some of the gallery shows are accompanied by panel discussions or a film screening. The College also participates in the Newark Open Studio Tour which features an array of galleries and artist studios in Newark’s burgeoning art scene.
Every Fall for the past several years, the Gallery has hosted an exhibition that focuses the public's attention on an aspect of Newark's vanishing architecture. These include exhibits relating to the Pabst Brewery, the old Essex County Jail, downtown central Newark, the recently demolished Westinghouse Factory building and the old downtown theaters. Each exhibition features roughly 40 established and emerging artists, mostly from the greater Newark area. “Richard Meier – Newark Architect and Artist” was on on view in Fall 2016. Every Spring we host a solo show for emerging artists, again, mostly from the greater Newark area. Artists are chosen for this show based on how their work relates to architecture and design. One show featured an artist who sketched, painted and made ceramic models of extant buildings throughout Newark. Another showcased an artist who was a furniture and lighting designer. In addition to art exhibitions, student and alumni work is regularly featured in the Gallery during special events such as the annual Design Showcase, and faculty engage in exhibitions of their own design work.
In Spring 2019, we are honored to present the exhibition "Psycho-geograhies" featuring solo and collaborative artwork by Alexandra Schoenberg and Leslie Adler. Having studios at Manufacturer's Village in East Orange, Leslie and Alex's' practices have come together to form dislocations of architectural representations and mental landscapes filled with intuitive, subconscious markings. "Psycho-geograhies” will open to the public on Monday, February 4 from 6-9 pm with a reception, live entertainment, food and drinks. The exhibition will close on Sunday, March 10, 2019 with an artist talk starting at noon. CoAD Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 pm with additional time by appointment only and is located on the second floor of Weston Hall, NJIT campus (367 MLK Blvd., Newark on Google Maps).
For more information about exhibits, please contact:
Curator, CoAD Gallery