Past Exhibitions - Page 3

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.
A blue slide with a white circle in the center. Within the white circle are three, smaller, black circles forming an equilateral triangle. The black circles are connected by blue dotted lines. Counter clockwise starting from the top, the black circles read, “ QUEENS COLLEGE”, “QUEENS MUSEUM” and “QUEENS NYC” in white, uppercase font. In the center of the triangle is another black circle of the same size. It reads “SPQ Social Practice Queens”. The center black circle is connected to each outer black circle with more blue dotted lines.
A graphic sketch of three artworks. On the left is a framed drawing of a hand, drawing on a piece of paper with a pencil. Above the hand is the word “ART” written out in block letters”. In the center is a grouping of protest signs about gun violence, LGBTQ+ rights and the Movement for Black Lives. On the right is an abstracted U.S. flag with a map of the United States. The map is shaded in to show the ratio of blue and red states.
A water reservoir surrounded by a forest of bare trees. The water is a pristine, dark blue. In the background is the skyline of New York City against a cloudy blue sky.
A close up of a collage with a busy composition. The background is white with a lot of material layered on top. The materials include a handwritten report in black ink, several forensic rulers in the metric system, tiny printed surveillance video stills, of a people walking, and separated red and blue fabric.
A tight shot of an Asian man dressed in a white collared shirt, brown suede vest, and brown cowboy hat. He has dark brown eyebrows, a close cut bread, and is wearing stud earrings. Perched on his shoulder, gently propped up by his hands, is a green mold of a cow’s head. He is tilting his head gently with his eyes closed so that his head and the cow’s head together create the shape of a heart.
A four-sided set of blinds that take up the majority of an exhibition floor. The blinds are hanging from the ceiling and are raised to reveal a rectangular section of hardwood floor embedded into the exhibition floor. On the hardwood floors is a round, black rug with white plastic chairs arranged in a circle. In the center of the chairs is a cylindrical stand displaying several monitors.
A black and white photograph of five people sitting in the back row of a bus. The people are of different racial backgrounds and genders. Their arms are crossed and they are sinking into the back seat. The fatigue of public transport is written on their face. Behind them are two round windows framing road they are passing over and a sign the reads “No Smoking” in all caps.
A corner view of an exhibition space. Colorful two-dimensional works, framed with white mat board, are installed on the corner wall. Against the longer wall is a gray, display table with more colorful, two-dimensional artworks on display beneath a sheet of glass.
A red graphic with three, black and bold words stacked to form a single column. Each word is crossed out with thick, black line.
A close up view of iridescent shards of glass. The shards of glass are in different colors and patterns. Some have stripes, some of swirls and some have spots. Each piece has a glow or sheen to it.
A car dashboard view, at sunset, on a three lane highway. The sky is clear and fades from blue to a soft yellow at the horizon. The road is also relatively clear with a few cars at a distance. Overlayed on the view is the date and time in the bottom, left corner and a magenta laser, target designator.
An embroidered painting depicting a nature scene spilling out of a mosaic pattern. The scene is of a green field and a cloudy blue sky. In the sky is a single bird flying overhead and in the field is a nude human figure with a sphere in hand. The sphere has a snake-like shape curling around it and the figure is looking ahead ready to take aim at the bird with the sphere.
A four-sided set of blinds that take up the majority of an exhibition floor. The blinds are hanging from the ceiling and are raised to reveal a rectangular, red carpet embedded into the exhibition floor. Spread out on the carpet is a few fiber arts sculptures made of salvaged denim. Visitors of different ages are laying on and nestled into the sculptures. On the perimeter of the red carpet is a series of floor-to-ceiling curtains, made out of salvaged t-shirts stitched together.
A two-story mural, of abstracted garden patterns and imagery in an empty exhibition space. Descending from the top right corner is a twisting flight of stairs. The first two-thirds of the mural, starting from the left, is mostly green and depicts a person standing in a field. As you move towards the right you see flowers in warm colors and a yellow butterfly. Then the green abruptly stops and a yellow scene begins with more flowers in different colors and a brown butterfly.
A United States Postal Service Stamp with a cartoon image. The image is of a man sitting at brown dinning table against a yellow backdrop. At the table is a soup bowl, silverware, and a glass of red wine. The man is wearing a black suit jacket with a blue vest. Placed on his head is a contraption with 14 steps. Starting with him pulling a spoon that prompts a domino effect ending with a duster fanning his spoonful of soup to cool it down.
Three immigrant women stand in front of a red backdrop with their faces turned away. Each of them are wearing yellow cleaning gloves and are holding a power fist above their heads. On the back of their matching green t-shirts is a yellow apple with the words “Apple Eco cleaning co-op”circling the apple and sitting within a thin yellow circle. Below the circle, in the same yellow is the Apple Eco cleaning co-op’s email and phone number.
A map of New York City illustrating the city block grid. Spread across the five boroughs are lime green dots with varying diameters. Connecting a number of dots are curved red lines. Overlayed on the map is a pixelated image of a person crouching down with their attention towards the ground.
A exhibition space with a relief map of New York City’s water system installed on the floor. Surrounding the relief map is navy blue walls with a mixed-media collage and painting installation. The installation has an organic shape and is made of mostly blue, brown and yellow tones.
A group of Latinx women and children gathered in a park pathway. At the center, a few of the women are holding up a red-orange banner with the phrase “La Vida Es Bonita” embroidered with blue, green, and purple thread. Towards the right is a woman and child proudly holding up matching light blue pillows with colorful, floral embroidered patterns.