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Alejandro Diaz at Happy Lion October 24th, 2009 - November 28th, 2009
Posted 11/3/09

Alejandro Diaz’s show at the Happy Lion in Chinatown was disappointing.  There were many people at the opening who seemed to enjoy it, but I felt that this is something that has been done before, and if you are going to do something unoriginal, atleast do it better than before.  Here, Diaz fails. The World’s Largest Cardboard Sign, really? The only original pieces were two bird cages in the corner, each with their own cardboard sign about losing their leases.  Cardboard signs are most definitely somet... [more]

Ppow_installation_view__young_curators__new_ideas Separate But Equal   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Michele Abeles, Taylor Baldwin, peter segerstrom breanne trammell, Daniel Chew, Alejandro Diaz, Tom Fruin, Tierney Gearon, Boyd Holbrook, Las Hermanas Iglesias, J&J, Norma Markley, Els Vanden Meersch, Jessica Ann Peavy, Dawit L. Petros, Victoria Sambunaris, Jaret Vadera, Noelle Lorraine Williams, Bryan Zanisnik at P.P.O.W Gallery August 6th, 2009 - August 28th, 2009
Posted 8/16/09

If August were a litmus test for an art gallery it would distinguish between three types: the weak, who close shop; the dull, who dust off their golden oldies, and the tireless, who emerge to test ideas too experimental for any other time of the year. Like a late night scene at a nightclub, the far end of the tireless section is typically crowded with young people. And the beauty of being in a place like this is unconventional, like courting serendipity with buckets full of planned chances. W... [more]

Justine_reyes Locally Global   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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CARA JUDEA ALHADEFF, HEIDI BOISVERT, Omar Chacon, THE ANTI-FASCIST CULTURE CLUB, COREY D'AUGUSTINE, Alejandro Diaz, Eteam, Lars Fisk, GREGORY DE LA HABA, TOMMY HARTUNG, KAROLYN HATTON, Daina Higgins, ODED HIRSCH, SIN-YING HO, Ryan Humphrey, Janelle Iglesias, Las Hermanas Iglesias, LISA IGLESIAS, Darren Jones, CECILIA JUARADO, Jayson Keeling, HA NA LEE, Jia-Jen Lin, Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow, Yasue Maetake, Derick Melander, BRENDAN MULCAHY, Kirsten Nash, Kymia Nawabi, Douglas Paulson, JONAS OLSON AND CAROL PEREIRA, DOMENICK DI PIETRANTONIO, JUSTINE REYES, Jaye Rhee, FUTURE SHOCK, DARIO SOLMAN, SP WEATHER STATION, OKAMATO STUDIO, TIM THYZEL, Nicole Tschampel, Jovan Karlo Villalba, Chin Chih Yang, Amy Yoes at Queens Museum of Art January 24th, 2009 - April 26th, 2009
Posted 3/29/09

In New York, location is everything. It’s a city where neighborhoods in which commercial art galleries flourish are quickly gentrified, and the relationship between center and margin behaves more like a lawless traffic intersection rather than a two-way street. The Queens Museum of Art, located pretty much at the end of the line on the 7 train, is both literally and figuratively on the periphery. Its current exhibition, The Queens International 4 (QI4), is a celebration of that space on the edg... [more]

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