CROSSCURRENTS: Queens College CUNY MFA Group Exhibition at NY Studio Gallery

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START: 12:00 PM March 25, 2011
END: 8:00 PM April 2, 2011


A “crosscurrent” is defined as a current flowing into or across another current. Similarly, in this exhibition at NY Studio Gallery, 19 artists from Queens College’s MFA program represent a culturally and ethnically diverse group working within one of the most cosmopolitan areas within the United States. They reflect the innovative and interdisciplinary spirit of the school through their use of painting, found objects, sculpture, installation, video, and performance art.

The artists work at the intersection of new and old, and their pieces have a strong connection to the local community. They use processes ‘that invert the private and domestic space into the public sphere, and that reconstitute and transform cast-off materials.”

Curator Omar Lopez- Chahoud describes some of their work: “Osaretin Ighile’s industrial debris collected from garbage dumpsters morph into beautiful sculptures such as the portrait of President Obama. Antonia A. Perez’s assemblages of everyday consumer products transform into formal, delicate, abstract works. Artists such as Joyce Chan and Karen Cintron explore traditional materials such as paper through weaving and collage. Becky Franco’s haunting paintings of domestic spaces blur the line between the familiar and the unfamiliar.”

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