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Past Exhibitions

ARTIST CO-OP 2019

November 21, 2019 – January 25, 2020 

Once a membership based program, JCAL's Artist Co-Op was reborn in 2014 as the center's annual exhibition featuring emerging and mid-career artists from around the borough of Queens and NYC. The goal of the exhibition is to reflect the diversity, talent, and quality of work in the Visual Arts of Queens. To see past Artist co-ops, follow the link below. 

WHERE-IN:

ARTWorks Two Fellow Artist Show 

Oct 10 - Nov 9, 2019 

Where-in: 2019 ARTWorks, Inc Two Fellow Artist Show presents the work of Ifeatuanya (Ify) Chiejina and Julian Louis Phillips. The exhibition culminates their creative endeavors and celebrates the work that they have created during their artist-in-residence at JCAL.

ARTWORKS
Group Show 2019

September 12 - October 5, 2019


The inaugural exhibition culminating the first year of the ARTWorks, Inc., a professional development program of an artist residency & training seminar series.

VOLUMES:
Milford Graves

July 12 - August 24, 2019

This exhibit documented Graves'
research into the rhythms of the human heart that so inform his music. The exhibition is organized by the Queens Museum, curated by Sophia Maria Lucas. The installation was originally produced in conjunction with the Queens International 2018, is part of the Jamaica Downtown Jazz Festival at the Jamaica Arts Center.

EMMETT WIGGLESWORTH

February 15 - April 30, 2019

Resident of Jamaica Queens for more than 20 years, Emmett Wigglesworth is a muralist, painter, sculptor, fabric designer and poet who has been creating for over six decades.

MOOD AND EXPRESSIONS

August 23 - September 30, 2018

Mood and Expressions, A Caribbean Sensation that Celebrates Caribbean artist living in metropolitan New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, some of whom were seen in the  documentary firm "Plight of the Caribbean Artist."

NEW EXPERIENCE

May 10 - July 18, 2018

Digital Art and Design exhibit in partnership with the Cynda Media Lab and the Fashion Institute of Technology. 

PEACE & LOVE

February 15 - April 30, 2018 

The PEACE AND LOVE exhibition includes paintings, mixed media works and sculptures by Joseph S. Bell-Bey, Karl A. McIntosh, Otto Neals, Donovan Nelson, and Ann Tanksley. This exhibition curator Otto Neals states that “Each of the artists, in his or her way, has created works reflecting the African American experience (whether intentional or not), that has touched the viewers. And as we travel through the world, badly in need of solutions to its many problems, we hope with our art to find a path to Peace and Love.”

FEMALE ADAPTER

December 2, 2016 - January 6, 2017

Female Adapter is composed of two different but related projects that parody gender as it relates to technology. Queer Connections is a series of sculptures that play with the ‘male/female’ nomenclature of wire ends by creating daisy chains of wires that are not meant to be connected. The connections are solidified by nail polish, making each connection both messy and beautifully colored. TechnoMakeup is a YouTube channel that consists of videos that mash up the popular genres of makeup tutorials and technology tutorials.

UNDISSED AND VERY ABLE

December 2, 2016 - January 14, 2017

 

The Progressive Visions Photo Club is a group of photographers with disabilities who enjoy going out into their neighborhoods and elsewhere to take pictures. It was established in the spring of 1997 and is based in Woodside, Queens.  In the summer of 2015 the photo club expanded to include the West Farms Photo Works based in the Bronx.  To quote Sharee Jones, one of the photographers, “When we go out taking pictures we rock!”.

THOSE WHO CAN DO:

FACULTY ARTISTS AT YORK COLLEGE CUNY

June 15 - August 19, 2017

Those Who Can Do features art by thirteen faculty members from York College, CUNY. Their excellence as professors and art makers offers a compelling rebuttal to the old adage “those who can do, those who can’t teach.” The diversity of the artists teaching at York College is on display as traditional media meets mixed and multimedia.

THE GENIUS OF GEOFFREY HOLDER

February 1 - May 30, 2017

Born and raised in Trinidad, Geoffrey Holder reveled his genius in his long career in dance, theater, film, music and art. As a choreographer, designer, director, and actor. Holder is well represented in all of the research and circulating collections of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. In this exhibition, he is honored for his career in dance and theater, his Tony Award-winning work as director and costume designer for THE WIZ, and contributions to the repertory of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Dance Theatre of Harlem.

EMMETT WIGGLESWORTH

September 16, 2016 - November 25, 2016 

"IT IS NOT ENOUGH TO SEE ONE MUST SEE THROUGH TO FIND TRUTH."

EXIBITION: WEUSI.COM

February 5 - March 24, 2016 

Curated by MLJ Johnson, this exhibit showcases work by WEUSI Artist Collective members. Reminiscent of the Black Arts Movement, the selected work highlights the continuing relevance of African American imagery in a more contemporary context. 

 

Artists include: Che Baraka / Stanwyck E. Cromwell / Robert Daniels / Taiwo DuVall / Gaylord Hassan / Rod Ivey / MLJ Johnson / Dindga McCannon / Karl A. McIntosh / Otto Neals / Ademola Olugebefola / Okoe Pyatt / Ed Sherman / Emmett Wigglesworth.

SWING

November 14, 2015 to January 4, 2016

SWING the exhibit brings the ever-popular music to life with artifacts from the New York Public Library’s matchless collections. It covers the development of Swing from Black dance orchestras in 1920s into the big band sound, which continued in popularity during the World War II. This exhibit focuses on the impact of Swing on American society through contemporary artifacts of segregation and integration of both performers and audiences in recordings, theaters, clubs, and accommodations.

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