Thursday, May 18, 2017

Plastique Deux group exhibition LIC Arts Open 2017

A Long Island City Sampler
Installation composed of 37 individual pieces
Fabric, Plastic, Inkjet Prints, Panels
Approx. size 6x6 ft.

Yesterday afternoon saw me wheeling my handcart through the streets of Long island City, on my way to install my artwork in the group exhibition, Plastique Deux, on view during the 2017 Long Island City Arts Open. My "sampler" is composed of who I am - a long time LIC artist and quilter/fiber art maker. I created 16 12x12 inch quilted wallhangings featuring prints of some of the LIC-themed paintings I'd created since finding my studio in 1980. In addition, there are 16 6x6 inch panels and 5 12x12 inch panels covered with fabric, Queens imagery and plastics. The challenge was to incorporate plastic material manufactured by PLAXALL, a local business in the area for 70 years and very supportive of the artistic community. I used a variety of clear and multicolored sheets of plastic pill holders throughout in the installation.

Once I arrived at the Anable Basin Space, 4-40 44th Drive, a huge space down on the East River waterfront, I set to work measuring, climbing up and down a ladder, bending, and hammering. 4 hours later the artwork was installed and today I have an aching back as a result. The price we pay for art.

On Friday, May 19th from 6-9pm we will have our opening reception and I hope some of you can stop by. Here is a link to an article on the exhibit.

I will also be having an open studio on Saturday and Sunday. Lot's going on in the nabe these next few days, it promises to be a busy and artful time.

For more information on Plastique Deux and the 2017 Long Island City Arts open click here.

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