Exhibitions Archive - Page 4

A close up installation view of Sydney Shen’s solo exhibition, Strange But True. Three, cropped views of rectangular, block sculptures sit on the gallery floor. Each block has blown up handwritten notes, black and white photographs, and documents tacked on. The block on the center has a giant metal key laying on it. One gallery wall is painted black and has blown up projector slides, a magnifying glass and a black pencil with a teddy-bear eraser topper. Two visitors are observing the works.
On a large white wall there are dynamically choreographed groups of drawings with bold black curved lines, some ending with an impact motion representing the indentation of the poke motion, while others end in a cloud-like shape representing echo and bounce. Along the curves are the words Time Owes Me Rest Again in black. The mural playfully reenacts the physical and psychological articulation of ASL , portraying “the motion of the signing hand coming into contact with the signer's body.
Three Black adults sit in chairs forming a circle in what appears to be a classroom. They are dressed in business causal wear and have surgical masks on but tucked under their chins for a conversation. Behind them is a large poster with the logo for the Rockaway Development & Revitalization Cooperation.
Down a hallway, Photographs, news articles and video installations hang on a yellow and white wall with different Caribbean country flags, a rainbow LGBTQ+ flag, and Black Lives Matter flag, hanging from the ceiling in a row parallel to the wall. At the beginning of the hallway is a mannequin wearing a festive, bright colored, colorful, feathered, carnival outfit.
A black, title slide with four pieces of white text. The text shifts orientation from horizontal to vertical, along a “s” shape line on its side. From left to right the text reads: Year of Uncertainty, You, Phase Three, January through February 2022, Synthesize & Reflect, Sintetizar y Reflexionar, Queens Museum.
A white exhibition wall with a series of objects on display. Starting on the left is a Mexican flag fashioned into a dress hanging on a clothes hanger. Centered, is a framed certificate, a framed portrait of Lorena Borjas, and a framed magazine cover featuring Lorena Borjas. On the right is a gold handbell sitting on a white, exhibition shelf. In front of the wall is a long, rectangular display case.
A group of Latinx women pose for a photograph. They are sitting and standing in three rows on a glass stairway above a museum floor. They are each holding up their own embroidery work.
A group of people ranging in age, racial background, and gender pose for photograph in front of a mural. Everyone is dressed in casual fall attire and has a warm expression on their face. About half of the group is wearing masks. The mural in the background is made of horizontal stripes. From top to bottom are the colors blue, white, peach, golden–yellow, orange, and dark blue.
A exhibition room lit up by a slender, wooden light fixture. The light fixture is giving the room a warm tone. On the exhibition floor is dark, wooden panels arranged in a zigzag. Each panel has a unique cut out with a different vessel placed inside.
A white exhibition wall with a mural. The mural has a soft blue background and a bed of orange, blue, yellow, and pink flowers at the bottom. Hovering above the flowers is a smoking gun and four large bullets with the phrase “hurt people hurt people” written across them. Above that is a quote by MLK that reads “At the center of nonviolence stands the principle of Love” in orange cursive.
In the middle is a wooden table with two square wooden benches on both sides. On top of the wooden table are folded maps and a sewage game. To the right is a fake golden toilet across from a vitrine with objects found on Flushing Bay. There is a sign reading Flushing Creek with an arrow next to the vitrine of objects. To the left is a map of Flushing Bay and a table vitrine in front of it with a wooden bench.
Five colorful banners hang from the ceiling reading Proposal for a 28th Amendment?” And “Is it possible to amend an unequal system? in the five most spoken languages in Corona, NY. Below the banners, four visitors stand and lay on the five wooden colorful soapboxes in different arrangements.
An exhibition space with and assortment of classroom chairs arranged in a 3 x 3 square. The chairs are all facing an exhibition wall. On that wall is a projection of class in session overlayed on a back and white design sketch of classroom furniture.
A blue wall has small white wall text on the left. In the middle, a large monitor with a blue water droplet displays ways to say 'water' across languages in the Algonquian language family. There is a large white wall text on the right: 'Tecumseh Ceaser Water Connects Us All'
An exhibition space with text and image based art along its two longest walls. In the center is two, flat screens on tripods facing back-to-back. The screens are centered on a red, oriental rug, in between two, brown leather armchairs. On the screen facing forward is a man against a white backdrop. His form is blurred and gestural in a way that implies movement.
On a white exhibition wall you find two art pieces. The piece on the left is a small acrylic painting of tourists visiting Mount Rushmore. On the right is a tryptic of paintings. The first two are on stretched canvas of the same size and the third is on a larger piece of canvas. All three of them have the phrase “am I lovely” in pink, bubbly letters. The first two are depictions of South Asian women, dressed in traditional garments applying or holding bleaching cream and the third shares images and text about beauty standards.
On a black podium a clear plexiglass box houses a plant growing out of a thin layer of soil. The plexiglass box has four metal vents and UV lights feeding the plant from above. The UV light in the box is bright and reflecting pinkish-purple light into the room. Framing the box is two sheets of lime-green plexiglass that have a cut-out mosaic pattern.
A black, title slide with four pieces of white text. The text shifts orientation from horizontal to vertical, along a “s” shape line on its side. From left to right the text reads: Year of Uncertainty, You, Phase Two, November through December 2021, Engage & Experience, Involucrarse y Experimentar, Queens Museum.