The interesting aspect of Newark, NJ and any other metropolitan downtown area, are the sights and sounds that intermix and layer on top of each other to create a scene that is unique unto its own. The Gallery Aferro, located on Market Street in Newark, is “an artist-originated organization serving a diverse community through the import and export of ideas.” They also have a year-round residency program.
In a recent exhibition, Venae Cavae, an interactive video art installation by artists Marc D’Agusto and Eric Valosin, uses sculpture and light installation, as well as video.
“Like the veins of the same name in human body, which carry deoxygenated blood back to the heart to be revitalized,the viewer and passersby are transported into the landscape, to become signs of life, light, and vitality amidst the ambiguously apocalyptic landscape.”
The interactive installation is activated by those that walk in front of it. This creates a relationship between the art, the viewer, and the space in which it is seen.