About Art Shop
Art Shop offers extensive bodies of work by many local and national emerging and established artists including Gladys Barker Grauer, L.G. Carpenter, Katherine McGlynn, Heather Johnson, Chris Twomey (1954-2012) as well as artists by celebrated artists such as Faith Ringgold, Ibrahim Ahmed III, Dahlia Elsayed, Jerry Gant, Jon Rappleye, Karlos Cárcamo, Nisha Sondhe and others.
Please ask to peruse our flat files. Every purchase supports artists as well as Gallery Aferro’s nonprofit programs. Please ask about our payment options, we accept every major credit card as well as transactions via PayPal and Venmo. In the interest of affording all buyers an opportunity to bring quality artwork home we also offer a 6 month payment plan to anyone willing to make the commitment.
Why should you collect art? Several perspectives influence the answer to this question. Some sources recommend studying what is new and influential and taking a more business-minded approach to art collecting in order to secure the artwork’s financial value. Other sources recommend looking for art beyond just big name galleries and museums and focusing on the cultural value your collection might accrue, arguing that in the end this is more valuable.
Regardless of your end goal, your starting approach should be to find art that fits your tastes, your budget, and most important that excites you. You will be undoubtedly happier acquiring art that you like instead of just art you think will be valuable in the long run. So if you want to begin a collection, set your eyes for art you really like, key in on what is it you like about this art and take it from there.
ArtBusiness.com and Openwallsgallery.com both have great written sources that tackle different ways of thinking about starting a collection and the steps to take in order to get to where you’d like to be. Artevolution.com and Saatchiart.com also provide good information on the safe-keeping of your new art collection. Finally Huffingtonpost.com and Wayfair.com offer tips on framing and hanging art, respectively.
Start your collection today!
Summer is officially under way at Gallery Aferro with the July 14 opening of “Share My World” a vast group show about images of Black Women and contemporary Black experiences, curated by Sharde Hickenbottom.
To bank on and keep the feeling of summer going, Art Shop presents #currentmoods, a small selection of artworks that address expectations about what a summer show ought to look like during a time of political turmoil. Should art always be about the times we live in or should it always provide a portal away from it and to somewhere else? We think both.
#currentmoods offers artworks that are colorful, thoughtful, and thought provoking; some artworks present clear, spelled-out messages while others invite you to interpret meaning for yourself.
Gallery Aferro’s Art Shop Featured Artists
Would Have Been, Video Still, 11×19, 2015, 2015, $250
Renana Neuman is an artist working between New York and Tel Aviv. Her work combines film and video installation with drawings, text and sculptural mechanisms through which she’s examining the perceptual gap between personal and universal memories and myths.
Enjoy (detail), Oil and Mixed Media on Canvas, 13×13, 2015, $400
Bayonne’s Joe Waks recently completed a solo exhibition of new paintings, entitled ‚“Kwalit√© Paintings 2010-2018” at South Orange Performing Arts Center. Through his paintings and prints, Waks tempers reality – America’s faded grandeur and current status as a junkie desperately fixing for cheap Chinese-made imports – with a heapin’ helpin’ of humor, a super-sized serving of irony and a couple of squirts of hope.
Closing Pattern (detail), Oil on Canvas, 4×12, 2016, $200
Linda Streitcher is an oil painter with a distinct architectural voice. She began painting in oils at the age of nine and through her painting explores abstract and surreal spaces. From far away her compositions appear simple, but as one looks closer, multiple layers of paint and graphite build a space where lines and planes tilt, move, cast shadows, reflect light, and mark time.
Evonne M. Davis
You Can Dance (detail), Silkscreen on Paper, 21×17(framed) , 2017, $125
Evonne M. Davis is a working artist, as well as the co-founder and Artistic Director of Gallery Aferro and formerly Gallery/Education Director at City Without Walls, both in Newark, NJ. Originally from the Woodstock, NY area, she studied Photography at School of Visual Arts and Labor Studies at Cornell University. Her studio is in Newark, NJ.
Lucille Fornasieri-Gold (1930-2016)
Untitled (Woman Sunbathing by a Factory), Silver Gelatin Print, 13×19, 1975, $100
Lucille Fornasieri-Gold was born in the Bay Ridge neighborhood in Brooklyn. She photographed street scenes with her Leica camera beginning in 1968 while her children were in school. She would develop her negatives and print them in the kitchen darkroom of her Park Slope home. Her next apartment could not accommodate a darkroom and many of her photographs remained unprinted for years. In the 1990s, she and her second husband, Jack Gold, began scanning the old negatives. She soon moved from film to born-digital when she switched to a digital SLR while continuing to review film negatives. She continued to photograph Brooklyn throughout her entire life.