Press Bibliography


“‘Visceral Bodies’ Is a Hit to the Gut” by Jeanne Brasile, The Newarker, July 31, 2023

“In Downtown Newark: A River Flows, A River Glows” by Jeanne Brasile, The Newarker, April 1, 2023

“The beauty in struggle’: Danielle Scott’s ‘Ancestral Call,’ at Gallery Aferro, is full of radiant images” by Tris McCall, NJ Arts Net, January 11, 2023


“Two Gallery Aferro Summer Shows Feature SASN Faculty, Alumni” by Nora Luongo, Rutgers University News, June 29, 2022,

“Pink (Eye) and Red (Portraits): Solo Exhibits at Gallery Aferro” by Rachel Fawn Alban, Discover Jersey Arts, March 3, 2022

“Glares speak volumes in Armisey Smith’s ‘In Time and In Tide’ show at Gallery Aferro” by Tris McCall, NJ Arts Net, February 1, 2022


“Three Perfect Days: Newark | The nation’s third-oldest major city doesn’t let the shadow of New York City dull its shine” by Richard Morgan, photography by Ricky Rhodes, Hemispheres magazine, March 2019,


“‘Two Spirits’ a Puerto Rican artists Luis Carle and Gerardo Castro exhibition at Gallery Aferro”., April 6th, 2018. Web

Ayana Evans. “WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK: NEW YORK, APRIL 5TH-APRIL 11TH, 2018”., April 5th, 2018. Web


Siddhartha Mitter. “The Year in Overlooked Art”, review of shows you missed in 2017., December 13th, 2017. Web.

Andreas Petrossiants. Review of Resistance Across Time: Interference Archive., November 2nd, 2017. Web.

Seph Rodney. “Playing with the Privilege to Make Art About Anything” Review of Dominique Duroseau’s Solo Exhibition Black Things in White Spaces., October 27th, 2017. Web.

Jonathan Goodman. “Dominique Duroseau at Gallery Aferro (Newark)” Review of Dominique Duroseau’s Solo Exhibition Black Things in White Spaces., October 26th, 2017. Web.

Siddhartha Mitter. “An Art Scene Grows In Newark”, review of Newark Open Doors 2017., October 11th, 2017. Web.

Emily Girsch. “Betty Zinefest” in Newark Showcases Diverse Artists. FIOS1 News, October 7th, 2017. Broadcast TV & Web.


John Zeaman. “Art & Antiques: Kea Tawana” Design NJ Magazine, December 2016/January 2017 Issue. Web and Print.

NJ State of the Arts Produced by Susan Wallner, Videography by Joe Conlon on Kea’s Ark of Newark, December 2016. Web.

NJ Monthly Magazine Feature, November 2016. Print.

John Zeaman. “Art review: ‘Kea’s Ark of Newark: A Life in Works'”,, November 4th, 2016. Web.

Dan Bischoff. “Remembering Newark’s giant ark 3 decades after controversy killed it”, The Star Ledger, September 23rd, 2016. Web and Print.


Andaiye Taylor. “Gallery opening will feature photography work by homeless men and women in Newark” May 26th, 2016. Web.

WBGO Radio Interview with Emma Wilcox about Aferro Mobile Portrait Studio. Web and Radio Broadcast.

Barbara Calderón. “Gabriel García Román, The Artist Behind Striking ‘Queer Icons’ Series, On His First Solo Show” April 3rd, 2016. Web.

Andaiye Taylor. “Gallery Aferro’s roving portrait studio will meet Newarkers where they are” March 31st, 2016. Web.

Maddie Crum. “These Powerful Portraits Put Queer Icons Of Color In The Spotlight” March 11th, 2016. Web

NJTV Feature on Jo-El Lopez’s exhibition Speaking In Tongues at Gallery Aferro, February 9th, 2016. Televised and on Web

Maryann Ficker. “Speaking in Tongues: Jo-El Lopez at Gallery Aferro, Reviewed” February 2016. Web.


Valosin, Eric. “Newark Open Doors – Highlights and Shining Moments” October 23rd, 2015. Web.

Corwin, William. “In the Choir Loft with Steiner. An interview with Emma Wilcox and Evonne Davis” November 5th, 2015. Web.

Carreira, Marina. “Art as Activism: Luso-American Artist Lilly Ribeiro.” Luso Americano [Newark] 8 Apr. 2015: 47. Print.

Hortillosa, Summer Dawn. “From Culture to Cultivation, Jersey City Women Artists Explore Meanings of ‘Superfood'” Jersey Journal, 7 Apr. 2015. Web.

Bischoff, Dan. “Art Review: Karlos Carcamo’s ‘Till the Break of Dawn: Blue’ at Gallery Aferro.” The Star-Ledger, 29 Mar. 2015. Web.

Brasile, Jeanne. “Art Review: ‘Pebble Drinkers’ Exhibition Is Easy to Swallow. “Brick City Live. Brick City Live, 24 Mar. 2015. Web.

JC Fab Lab. “A Chat with Evonne Davis of Gallery Aferro.” JC Fab Lab. JC Fab Lab Blog, 16 Mar. 2015. Web.

Stetler, Carrie. “Off the Walls At Gallery Aferro, Art Is for Everyone.” Newark Bound Winter/Spring 2015: 35-37. Print.


Adarlo, Sharon. “Spaces for Art Grow In Downtown Newark.” The Wall Street Journal [New York] 23 Dec. 2014: n. pag. Print.

Miller, Anne Marie. “Setting a New “Barre” for Arts Criticism.” Weblog post. The Dodge Blog. The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, 16 Oct. 2014. Web.

Bischoff, Daniel. “A Gallery Grows – and Grows – in Newark.” The Star-Ledger [Newark] 12 Oct. 2014, Art & Escapes sec.: 1+. Print.

Bischoff, Daniel. ”Art Review: Gallery Aferro opens 2014 season with major expansion news” The Star-Ledger, 12 Oct. 2014. Web.

BWW News Desk. “New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and Gallery Aferro Team for ‘Artist Box’ Initiative.” Broadway World, 10 Oct. 2014. Web.

Sherman, Ted. “Rutgers Plans New Arts Center in Long-vacant Downtown Store.” The Star-Ledger [Newark] 9 Oct. 2014: n. pag. Print.

Bischoff, Daniel. “Newark’s 13th Annual Open Doors Studio Tour Celebrates Arts Scene.” The Star-Ledger [Newark] 7 Oct. 2014, Jersey Arts sec.: n. pag. Print

Laessig, Hal, and Yoland Skeete. “Interview with Evonne Davis.” Ironbound Unbound Oct. 2014: 39-40. Print.

“Gallery Aferro and Newark Trust Collaborate for Local Art Exhibits.” Newark Trust. Newark Trust for Education, 14 June 2014. Web.

Iannetta, Jessica. “Gallery Aferro Announces Plans for Major Expansion in Downtown Newark.” The Star-Ledger. 29 May 2014. Web.

“Unusual Suspects”: NJ Art Exhibit Celebrates Black History, NBC 4 News, February 25, 2014, Broadcast and Web


McGlone, Peggy. “Gallery Welcomes Artwork Considered Too ‘dangerous'” The Star-Ledger [Newark] 18 Oct. 2013: n. pag. Print.

McGlone, Peggy. “Left Bank of the Passaic.” The Star-Ledger [Newark] 11 Oct. 2013, Art sec.: 17. Print.

Capuzzo, Jill P. “Paintings by Painter.” Rutgers Magazine Fall 2013: 26. Print.

Stetler, Carrie. “Another Door Opens.” Newark Bound Fall 2013: 26-27. Print.

“Essex County Exhibitions.” Essex County (Fall 2013): n. pag. Print.


Bischoff, Dan. “Art Notes: Noyes Museum, Gallery Aferro and More.” The Star-Ledger, 7 June 2012. Web.

Bischoff, Dan. “On Art: A partnership in contemporary work.” The Star-Ledger, 19 Apr. 2012. Web.

“The Center for Contemporary Art and Gallery Aferro present ‘Through You Into Action’.” The Messenger-Gazette, 23 Mar. 2012. Web


Bischoff, Dan. “A City Opens Its Doors.” The Star-Ledger [Newark] 21 Oct. 2011, Art sec.: 18-19. Print.

“Essex County Exhibitions.” Essex County (Fall 2011): n. pag. Print.

Bischoff, Dan. “Street art show at Gallery Aferro.” The Star-Ledger, 7 June 2012. Web.

Bischoff, Dan. “Drawing Together.” Inside Jersey 13 July 2011: 90-91. Print.

Bischoff, Dan. “Gallery Aferro Holds Annual Fundraising Party.” The Star-Ledger [Newark] June 2011: n. pag. Print.

Bischoff, Dan. “Women and Memory at Gallery Aferro.” The Star-Ledger, 12 May 2011. Web


Bischoff, Dan. “A Gathering Firestorm.” The Sunday Star-Ledger [Newark] 19 Dec. 2010, Art + Museums sec.: n. pag. Print.

Wilcox, Emma. “Gallery Aferro hosts video melee in Newark.” The Star-Ledger, 27 Apr. 2010. Web.

Wilcox, Emma. “Gallery Aferro hosts screening of ‘Unstrung’ for Smithsonian Jazz Appreciation Month.” The Star-Ledger, 20 Apr. 2010. Web.


Bischoff, Dan. “Benefit at Gallery Aferro.” The Star-Ledger [Newark] May 2009, Art sec.: 2. Print.

Smith, Grace. “Day Trip Newark.” Editorial. Time Out New York 16 Apr. 2009: 40. Print.

Schwebel, Joshua. “Lost & Found.” The Star-Ledger [Newark] 26 Mar. 2009, Classified sec.: n. pag. Print.


Barry, Kristyna. “Lively art scene leads Newark’s revival.” The Star-Ledger, 13 Nov. 2008. Web.

Fowler, Linda A. “Biological Imperative.” 12 June 2008. Web.


Fowler, Linda A. “Light, Movement, Sound.” 28 Nov. 2007. Web.

Marsh, Julia. “All-female Show Promises to Defy Stereotypes.” Manhattan Times 8 Nov. 2007: n. pag. Print.

Bischoff, Dan. “Artfully Geared for Mass Market.” The Star-Ledger [Newark] 28 Sept. 2007: 43. Print.

“Newark” The New York Times 24 June. 2007, Calendar sec.: n. pag. Print.

Birmingham, Mary. “Delving Deeper.” The Jersey Journal [Hudson County] 11 May 2007: 3. Print.

Bischoff, Dan. “Drawing a Crowd.” The Star-Ledger [Newark] 5 Jan. 2007: 37. Print.


Capuzzo, Jill P. “Reframing New Jersey.” The New York Times 8 Oct. 2006, Arts and Entertainment sec.: 12. Print.

“Newark “Glossolalia”” The New York Times 10 Sept. 2006, Calendar sec.: n. pag. Print.


“Gallery Aferro Reappears” Newark Arts Council. 2005.: n. pag. Print.