Our mission at Inquiry is to address a need in our community for art in pursuit of discovery. Our motivation for showing work is, through the curatorial process, to celebrate an artist’s vision and craft, and to encourage a lively dialog about them.
We feel there is a particular need for cultural centers in our suburban area. Many people feel they need to travel to more urban areas in order to find these resources. It is our hope to provide and enjoy a place of intellectual, cultural and emotional support for our immediate neighbors and less immediate ones who want to visit and enjoy our beautiful area.
We do hope to find homes for the art that we show. But we are not merely selling objects as home decor; we hope to engage with collectors who seek meaning and a deepening experience of themselves and their world, to broaden our artists’ exposure, and introduce and assist those who are interested in starting art collections of their own.
At Inquiry, our walls are important, but not exclusively so. We offer numerous portfolios and collections of work in our flat files to examine. So in a sense we have multiple shows simultaneously. This is why we have chosen as our main focus photographs and works on paper rather than space-hungry painting and sculpture, wonderful as they are.
The gallery was co-founded January, 2018 by Edward Fausty and Donna Compton. Donna has since bowed out of her managerial role, but will still be an active participant in our little community. Donna has long been an advocate for the arts in our area, and will continue to do so.
Edward Fausty runs Inquiry Art Gallery. He has long experience producing and exhibiting his own photographs and printing his own and others’ work. He has curated two large group exhibits at Victory Hall in Jersey City and ran the Learning Spirit Gallery there.
It is Edward's wish to contribute to the cultural well-being of our micro and macro community. Please feel free to visit and explore with us.