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PREVIOUS EXHIBITIONS

ARTIST CO OP 2017

09.21.17 - 11.11.17

Opening Reception: 09.21.17

ARTISTS CO-OP 2017 exhibition includes photography, painting, mixed media works and sculpture by 11 emerging and mid-career artists. The participating artists are: 
Yael Ben Simon, Ifeatuanya Chiejina, Julia Justo, Hilma Krla, Rejin Leys, Paul Melhado, Manju Shandler, Jaimee Todd, Elizabeth Velazquez, Deborah Wasserman and King Yan Fina Yeung.


THOSE WHO CAN DO:

 

FACULTY ARTISTS AT YORK COLLEGE CUNY

June 15 - August 19, 2017
Closing Screening: 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.

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!”

FEMALE ADAPTER

December 2, 2016 - January 14, 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.

EMMETT WIGGLESWORTH - RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBITION

September 16 - November 25, 2016

JCAL is proud to present a solo exhibition by artist Emmett Wigglesworth. This retrospective includes paintings, silkscreens, oil pastels, and sculptures from a career spanning over six decades, and a newly commissioned piece for JCAL. Composed of a 10' canvas with 6 life-sized painted foam core sculptures, the piece encompasses a viewer experience like no other. For the past 5 months Wigglesworth has worked 35 hours a week in JCAL's Studios. He aims to use his talent in a functional way in order to remind humanity of the need to search for, and put into practice, spiritual truth.

WEUSI.COM

February 5 to 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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