Current Art Show

Annual End-of-Year Group Show:
"Art in the Year of Uncertain Time" 

Maria Spector 

Artist and Contact Tracer, Long Island. Contact tracing has been around for generations, but is something many of us are only learning about during this time of COVID-19. Maria is looking at the plagues of the past to see how they are related to the pandemic we are currently battling. She repurposed a vintage Sears, Roebuck and Co. form selling hats at the turn of the 20th century. She is reaching into the past to connect that far-off time with today's challenges using contemporary materials and combining those with tea-stained paper to invoke historical context. A portion of proceeds will go to the USPS Art Project, an artist collaboration project designed to help artists establish deeper connections while social distancing and help the struggling USPS at the same time. Learn more about the artist: MariaSpector.com

"Coffee Bean" Sears, Roebuck and Co. Plague Product Order Form, Envelope, Stamp 13" x 16" (including frame) Gouache, Tea, Ink on Digital Print​ $225

"Chamomile Tea" Sears, Roebuck and Co. Plague Product Order Form, Envelope, Stamp 13" x 16" (including frame) Gouache, Tea, Ink on Digital Print​ $225

"Greek Coffee Cup" Sears, Roebuck and Co. Plague Product Order Form, Envelope, Stamp  13" x 16" (including frame) Gouache, Tea, Ink on Digital Print​ NFS

Africa Harris

LIC based artist from Louisiana, mainly working in acrylic and collage using rollers and scrapers to create texture, marks, and space.  Most recent works have been heavily influenced by current social issues in hope of bringing awareness and/or praise for some her personal views. Literature plays a large part in her work, not only to present a message, but also as a design aesthetic. Working in layers to create depth, texture, juxtaposition, line, and shape are all major players as well and bright, vibrant colors are meant to evoke an energetic spirit. Learn more about the artist: AfricaHarrisArt.com

1. Stay Home, 24" x 36" acrylic and paper collage on canvas  $300

2. American Shame, 20" x 24" acrylic and paper collage on canvas $300 (shown) SOLD

3. Evolve, 11" x 14" acrylic and paper collage on canvas $150

4. Vote, 9" x 12" campaign flyers and acrylic on canvas $75 SOLD

5. Frida, 8" x 8" acrylic and paper collage on canvas $65

6. Untitled, 24" x 24" acrylic and paper collage on canvas $275 

Gene Coffey
Artist and Tattooist, Queens. These works on paper were produced during early 2020 during the COVID-19 lockdown. In times of solitude the practice of making art becomes a cathartic way of working out the grief over of the state of the world. These watercolors are fun, lighthearted experiments that are small studies for larger works currently being produced by the artist. Learn more about the artist: gmcoffey.com

Untitled #1, 14" x 11" (including frame) watercolor on paper $65

Untitled #2, 14" x 11" (including frame) watercolor on paper $65

Untitled #3, 14" x 11" (including frame) watercolor on paper $65

(shown)

Stacey Woods
Artist and public interest lawyer from Queens. Her abstract collages are experiments in color theory. She invites the viewer to experience them as small, imaginary colorful landscapes to which one can escape.​ Learn more about the artist: PaintandScissors

1.Coming and Going, 6" x 6" Gouache, paper on Basswood panel $100
2. Pathways and Petals, 6" x 6" Gouache, paper on Basswood panel $100

3. Early April, 5" x 7" Gouache, watercolor, paper on Basswood panel $100 (shown)
4.Yellow Picnic Basket, 6" x 6" Gouache, paper on Basswood panel  $100

5.Skinny Streets, 6" x 6" Gouache, paper on Basswood panel  $100
6. Driving at Night, 6" x 6" Gouache, paper on Basswood panel $100

Past Shows

 

Past shows have included works from Hana Shannon, photography from Tony Vaccaro, alumni and faculty from Grand Central Atelier, local tattooist and artist Gene Coffey, and Queen's native, Domingo Carrasco