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Diego Salazar Art Gallery

Exhibition Detail
Long Island City Winter Art Show
Curated by: Elinore Schnurr
21-25 44th Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101

December 6th, 2012 - January 26th, 2013
December 13th, 2012 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
, Arthur HammerArthur Hammer
, Diane SiprelleDiane Siprelle
, John VarrianoJohn Varriano
, Elinore SchnurrElinore Schnurr
, Jean-Marie GuyauxJean-Marie Guyaux
, Joel HandorffJoel Handorff
, Noriko KuresumiNoriko Kuresumi
, Mary DidoardoMary Didoardo
, Oscar MaxeraOscar Maxera
, Ragnar LagerbladRagnar Lagerblad
, Violet BaxterViolet Baxter
, Sandra Mack-ValenciaSandra Mack-Valencia
Crash #45 - Mazda 3 - 2007, Jean-Marie GuyauxJean-Marie Guyaux, Crash #45 - Mazda 3 - 2007,
2012, photography, 20x30 inches
© jmguyauxphoto
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Mon-Fri, 11-6; Sat. 12-5
sculpture, traditional, modern, figurative, abstract, surrealism, landscape, realism, conceptual, installation, digital, mixed-media, photography, holiday, Long Island City, Queens

This is an exhibit of artists who are making art in Long Island City studios or have in the recent past.

These are painters who have created images of a Long Island City that no longer exists; the Power Plant at 5th St. and 51st Ave. with its original stacks, which is now a luxury apartment building, and the old Gantries before they were polished up and became focal points for the waterside park; not to mention the low houses and big skies.

These are painters who find inspiration in the more industrial Long Island City, which is fast disappearing, and those who prefer a more detached realm of line, texture and color. You will find people in some of the paintings doing ordinary things; other paintings encompass strange inward realities that are often expressed symbolically.

Photos of crashed cars and torn billboards eyeing us mysteriously, hanging cloth paintings on draped cloth with sewing machine stitching drawing us into the pirate’s lair, and a couple of white porcelain sea creatures that confound the imagination engage us further and energize the rooms.

Now seriously, can you resist this wonderful panoply of visual experience on a cold winter’s day?

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