Past Exhibitions - Page 6

An exhibition space with a collaged, ring-shaped decal on the far left wall. Within the ring is the show title which reads “It’s About Us” and a block of wall text underneath. In the center of the floor is a white, center column housing a monitor, shelves, pamphlets, and small objects. Behind the center column is a set of podiums displaying burnt sienna and white colored sculptures.
A two story mural of a blob made out of polygons in different, shapes, sizes, and colors. Down at the floor of the exhibition space are adults viewing the mural. Descending from the top right is a twisting flight of stairs.
A side profile portrait of a Black woman in black and white. She is posing against a white backdrop and in a seated posture. One hand is on her hip and the other is on her thigh, both clearly displaying a collection of bangles and rings. She is wearing black pants, a sleeveless top, a chain necklace and dangle earrings. Her hair is worn in a close cut shave. On her right bicep is a black panther tattoo.
An ink on paper illustration of a standoff between a police unit and farmers, set in the 1930s. The two groups are separated by a curved railroad track. The members of the police are wearing hats and have their guns drawn. The farmers are chanting and holding up farming tools and signs, including one that reads “Hunger March”. Away from the standoff is a sign propped up that reads “Farm For Sale” Above the scene are two pieces of cut rope that are knotted tightly around a strong tree branch.
A creek site where four women are engaged in research. The creek is a shimmery brown and sprawls out from the top right corner. There are small rock boulders and dense vegetation at the borders. Three of the women are crouched in the creek with their attention below the shallow water's surface. The fourth is up above with a clear view of the rest of the group. They are all dressed casually. Two of them are wearing floppy hats and three of them have bags strapped over their shoulders.
An architectural rendering of a futuristic pavilion set in a park. The main part of the pavilion has a white, bulbous shape and is gracing the sky on white cylindrical columns, planted in the ground in a circle. Within the pavilion is a group of mature trees and a gridded glass sealing that mimics the topography of the tree canopy. Down at the ground are tiny specs of people that demonstrate the grand scale of the pavilion.
A white text slide that reads “2016 Queens Int’l” in red, uppercase font. Each character is made up of tiny red lines.
A black and white photograph of the members of punk band, The Ramones. The four band members are posing in an alley filled with junk. They each have long, shaggy hair with bangs, are wearing skinny jeans, t-shirts, and black, leather jackets. Each has a cool and tough expression on their face.
A white exhibition wall with milk crates hanging in a cross shape. The outer facing surface of the crates have been spray painted, starting from the center and radiating out, yellow, orange, white, blue, green, and yellow again. Around the cross are paper cut out images of community members and famous people wearing La Calavera face paint. Propped up on the milk crate cross is a black, round sign with a brown power fist and the phrase “Corazón Indígena Por Las Vida Negras”. Below, at the gallery floor, is a row of chakra candles in different colors.
A black and white family portrait of a middle-aged man and woman, and a young woman. They are sitting in a living space and dressed in traditional Gurung clothing. The young woman is holding a round object with an illustration of a religious deity. At all three of their feet sits a bowl with pebbles and a lily-pad. Written on the photograph in white is Gurung script.
A comicstrip of a South Asian woman, astronaut wading through a polluted body of water filled with junk. Behind her is a red, industrial cityscape smoking the sky. At the top, the comic strip reads “What can we say about her as we sit here, caught in the throes of circular time, warming our flayed soles by the fire? Under her skin the rise and fall: of immortal jellyfish, of unspoken pleas & mechanical hands—selfsame shards of this tumultuous universe…{a sigh of the crossroads?} Tattoo her onto the city’s skin, stroke by stroke by stroke.”.
The interior of a home including, a small kitchen, a dining table, a shelf, a second story office space, and a couch. In each area of the interior, common household items have been placed on the surfaces, like a pitcher of flowers, books, a stand mixer, and a purse. However each item in the space is flat and stylized.
Twelve painted portraits of Chairman Mao Zedong arranged in a grid of four by three. Each portrait captures his likeness but something about each representation is distorted. Features appear in the wrong place, are fragmented, he is interacting with an object in the composition, or has a new feature like a mustache, animal ears, and pigtails.
An exposition poster of an illustration depicting a coastline made up of a cityscape and a collection of pavilions, separated by a freeway. Towering above the pavilions is a bridge connecting the two stretches of land, holding an inlet. In the water are a number of boats. In the bottom left corner is a rectangle with the date “1933”, “A Century of Progress”, and “Chicago” written in it.
Three framed portraits of Black elderly women. They are each dressed elegantly and smiling against colorful patterned backgrounds. The framed portraits are sitting on a black, blue, and gold floral background.
A black and white photograph of a white male, magician. He is standing on a platform and dressed in a tailcoat. In one hand he has a magic stick pointing towards his other hand, holding a top hat. In the background is Queens and the pavilions for the New York Fairs.
A two-story mural made up of collaged images from the natural environment, evoking mostly green and blue tones. Layered over these images is a thick, white crosshatch (x shape) pattern. Descending from the top right is a twisting flight of stairs. At the bottom is an empty museum floor.
Two rows of five full-length photographed portraits of first-generation migrants from Queens. The subjects of each portrait range in age, racial background, and gender. They are photographed in varying indoor and outdoor settings throughout Queens.
A photograph of an interior space with peeling, cracked wall paint and de-tiled floors. The wall paint is a warm yellow, with swashes of red and blue. On the furthest wall is an entryway leading to another room. On the left wall is another entryway that leads outside and a window. Sunlight is casting into the interior from both the window and entryway.