From a Moving Van to an Arts Complex


JERSEY CITY — MANA Contemporary might be one of the art world’s best-kept secrets. From the outside, at the moment, it looks like what its shell actually is: a cluster of warehouse and factory buildings left over from a grimy industrial age, tucked into the heart of this city.

But if Eugene Lemay has his way — and as both a businessman and an artist, he has a combination of financial backing and single-mindedness that makes it seem possible — Mana will be an irresistible arts destination within a couple of years.

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The New York Times
By Allan Kozinn
May 16, 2013

Works from Ray Smith's "Here/Now" retrospective at Mana Contemporary, an art complex in Jersey City.
Credit Chester Higgins Jr./The New York Times