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thurs, may 15 - fri, may 16

events exhibitions

May 16-18 // 12-9pm Reception May 15 // 6:30-9:30pm A multi-media event highlighting five local talents. SquareWine is featuring industrial home decor, sculpture, photography and painting. SquareWine & Spirits 24-20 Jackson Ave 718.707.9911 SquareWine.com

LICARTISTS, INC. SHOWCASES

May 14-18 / 7am-7pm Reception: May 15 // 5-7pm Showcasing artwork by members of LICArtists, Inc. Six showcases throughout the main floor Hall Gallery.

Citigroup Building

1 Court Square licartistsinc@gmail.com 718.793.0214

LOCUS FOCUS: 3 PHOTOGRAPHERS

May 14-18 //12-5pm Reception May 15 // 5:30-8pm The word “locus” is Latin for a place where something happens or is found. In his color photographs of New York City, Robert Lobe finds beauty, meaning and mystery in street level details to which people typically pay little attention. In his series, “Surfaces”, Logan Lockett captures grimy but colorful public surfaces to emphasize how these soiled, quotidian subjects can be simultaneously “unwashed” and “vibrantly beautiful”. Adele Shtern opens to the revelation of seeing the familiar in new ways. Painterly and abstract aspects of the environment catch her eye in diverse loci. robertlobephoto.com, loganlockett.com, adeleshtern. weebly.com InSite Design Studio 21-54 45 Ave 718.472.1400 insitedesignstudio.com

THE LOCAL PROJECT SHOW May 14-18 // 11-7pm Reception May 15 // 7-on Artists from Queens. Local Project 11-27 44th Rd 646.298.0969 localproject.org

OCCUPIED and FLESH TOTES

Large Paintings by Stef Duffy May 14-18 // 12-6pm Reception May 15 // 5:30-7:30pm The Big Secret Gallery hosts Stef’s large canvas of OCCUPIED (75”x93”), and a sneak peek at his new series, “FLESH TOTES” (48”X60”), which you can see more of in his studio in the LIC Art Center during Open Studios, #208. Keywords for OCCUPY: starch, occupation, cash, zipper, finance, quietus, lifestyle, pedigree, damage, insider Keywords for FLESH TOTES: fashion, commerce, flesh, Michelangelo, St Francis, Sistine, models, souls, damnation, commerce, flesh, bags, Apparel, vanity, contradiction, absurdity. stefduffy.com The Big Secret 44-02 23rd St. 718.392.0722 secrettheatre.com

ZOMBIES

Junenoire Mitchell and Nadia Saburov May 14-18 // 12-6pm Reception May 15 // 5:30-7:30pm ZOMBIES! Do you want to see zombies? WE HAVE ZOMBIES!!! See unsuspecting, real people transformed into the undead. ZOMBIES! studio7nyc.com The Little Secret 44-02 23rd St 718.392.0722 secrettheatre.com

UNTITLED

Opening Reception - May 15 // 6pm May 14-18 // 12-6pm A group exhibition of artists from the Reis Studios building in LIC. Reis Studios is a finished workspace for artists featuring over 10 private studios, an art gallery space, an experimental gallery, a dirty room, and a small communal coffee area filled with a collection of art and culture books. There are over 180 artists working as painters, sculptors, photographers, graphic designers, installation artists, video artists, and many more creative people of other disciplines. The Experimental Space at Reis Studios 43-01 22nd St, 3rd FL 718.784.5577 artpluslic.com

Z HOTEL GALLERY EXHIBITION

Michael Huhn May 16-18 // 11am Reception May 15 // 6-9pm The Z Hotel Subterranean Art Gallery presents “LIC revisited”, a photo exhibition and book signing of new black and white images from Long Island City resident Artist Michael Huhn, who found his inspiration by turning his camera lens away from the picturesque Manhattan skyline to create and capture stark black and white imagery that explores the Long Island City industrial landscape. Z Hotel Subterranean Art Gallery 11-01 43rd Ave 212.444.2048 (Michael) zhotelny.com michaelhuhnart.com

PORTRAITURE – THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY! Betsy Ashton – Art Talk May 15 // 6:30-8pm Portrait artist Betsy Ashton talks (with humor) about working with famous, prestigious, and just plain busy people! The Experimental Space at Reis Studios 43-01 22nd St, 3rd FL 718.784.5577 reisstudios.com artpluslic.com

QUEENS WORLD FILM FESTIVAL

May 15 // 7pm We will screen Queens World Film Festival 2014 Best of the Fest Films. (Designated Screening) THE LOCAL 13-02 44th Ave 347.738.5251 thelocalny.com

JEFFREY LEDER GALLERY TALK - THE WALLS

May 15 // 8-10pm Various 5 Pointz artists will briefly discuss their start in the aerosol art world through graffiti. The focus of the panel will be: walls and the scales of the body of work,
the rewards of doing public art,
the impact their art can have or had on a street and block, the evolution of their individual styles,
and the challenges of moving to canvases. Jeffrey Leder Gallery 21-37 45th Rd 917.767.1734 jeffreyledergallery.com

FRIDAY, MAY 16 EXHIBITIONS

happening throughout festival [see Wednesday for list]

QUEENS PLAZA NABE NIGHT

The artist community is expanding all around Queens Plaza! The Last Big Hoorah at The Gotham Center includes 3 distinct exhibitions filling the immense space: the LIC Arts Open signature show, “Go.Figure.”; BrickHouse Ceramic’s “Lateral Itineraries in Clay”; and the 100 or so

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