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371 Warren Street, 4th FL, Jersey City, NJ 07302.

Often when one is asleep, there is something in consciousness which declares that what then presents itself is

but a dream. – Aristotle, “On Dreams”

The territory between wakefulness and the dream-state is one widely traversed by artists. Curators Diana

Corvelle, Cara DeAngelis and Tun Myaing have collected the works of twenty-three New York Academy of

Art alumni whose works challenge, unhinge and altogether shift perception of what should be called a

“real” experience.

Lucid dreaming, a phenomenon in which an individual is aware of their own dream state enough to attempt

control within it, is a cannily apt comparison to the creation of art. Possessing the ability to give form to

fleeting memories and semi-lucid moments, these artists call into question the very perception of reality at

will and offer up alternatives of their own. Bringing together local and international artists based in Brooklyn, Jersey City, and

Manhattan these selected works speak to the endless possible deviations from reality as envisioned by an unfettered

mind. The playfulness and confidence of these works show how completely at home the artists are in their alternate reality.


Stefania Panepinto, owner at Panepinto Galleries.  Coined the “Sixth Borough of New York City” and amongst the historic warehouses of what Chelsea & Soho once were like, our 3,500SF gallery & 5,000SF artist studios are not the typical exhibition space you would expect to walk into. Established in 2011 as the premier location in Downtown Jersey City Powerhouse Arts District, we have been providing the much needed artistic space for the vibrant up and coming area.


This fall we are proud to be showcasing twenty-three very talented NEW YORK ACADEMY OF ART Master in Fine Arts Alumni. The New York Academy of Art was founded in 1982 by artists, scholars and patrons of the arts, including Andy Warhol, to foster a resurgence in the training of figurative and representational art. The Academy has since developed into a non-profit cultural institution housing the nation’s first graduate school of figurative art, a continuing education program, the region’s most in-depth figurative art library, an extensive exhibition and lecture series, and iconic New York City events such as Sotheby’s hosted Take Home a Nude and Tribeca Ball. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/22/arts/design/new-york-academy-of-art-recovers-from-a-bad-reputation.html?_r=0


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