20 FEBRUARY 2016 i LIC COURIER i www.qns.com Courtesy of PLAXALL LONG ISLAND CITY FEBRUARY 2016 MoMA PS1 Museum of the Moving Image The SculptureCenter Greater New York Now through March 7, 2016 MoMA PS1 presents the fourth iteration of its landmark exhibition series, begun as a collaboration with The Museum of Modern Art in 2000. Recurring every five years, the exhibition has traditionally showcased the work of emerging artists living and working in the New York metropolitan area. Greater New York arrives in a city and art community that has changed significantly since the first version of the survey. With the rise of a robust commercial art market and the proliferation of art fairs, opportunities for younger artists in the city have grown alongside a burgeoning interest in artists who may have been overlooked in the art histories of their time. Concurrently, the city itself is being reshaped by a voracious real estate market that poses particular challenges to local artists. The speed of this change in recent years has stoked a nostalgia for earlier periods in New York—notably the 1970s and 1980s, and the experimental practices and attitudes that flourished in the city during those decades. Against this backdrop, Greater New York departs from the show’s traditional focus on youth, instead examining points of connection and tension between our desire for the new and nostalgia for that which it displaces. Plaxall.com LICProperties.com Walkers: Hollywood Afterlives in Art and Artifact November 7, 2015–April 10, 2016 The reimagining and recycling of Hollywood iconography in contemporary art, and the way that movies live on in our personal and cultural memories, are explored in the exhibition Walkers: Hollywood Afterlives in Art and Artifact. Organized by independent curator and scholar Robert M. Rubin, the exhibition includes 120 works by 40 artists that dissect, appropriate, and redefine some of the past century’s most iconic films through photography, drawing, sculpture, print, and video. They are joined by a selection of rare film ephemera re-positioned as artworks ranging from costume designs for Rosemary’s Baby to the complete original key book stills from The 39 Steps. With a nod to the "walkers,” or zombies, from the TV series The Walking Dead, the exhibition’s title references the lingering power of film detritus on the imagination of the living. Rochelle Goldberg: The Plastic Thirsty January 24 - April 4, 2016 SculptureCenter is pleased to announce the first solo institutional exhibition by Rochelle Goldberg. Born in Vancouver, Canada, she is currently based in New York City. Goldberg stages sculptural topographies composed of living, ephemeral, and synthetic materials, such as crude oil and chia seeds, in combination with ceramic and steel. Transformation is enacted through her continuously evolving terrains, and further represented through the hybrid impressions of synthetic snakeskin and fingerprints. Molting and shape shifting, Goldberg’s work challenges the fixity of the art object. For her exhibition at SculptureCenter, Goldberg is hand rendering human-scaled sculptures in ceramic and steel that are evocative of hybrid fish forms and other motifs, enacting a psychological narrative around our post-industrial age. 22-25 Jackson Ave • LIC 718.784.2084 • MoMAPS1.org 35 Ave at 37 St • Astoria 718.777.6800 • www.movingimage.us 44-19 Purves St. • LIC 718.361.1750 • sculpture-center.org INSTALLATION Tut’s Fever Movie Palace - Ongoing Tut’s Fever is a working movie theater and art installation created by Red Grooms and Lysiane Luong, an homage to the ornate, exotic picture palaces of the 1920s. Inspired by the tomb paintings they saw during a trip to Egypt, Grooms and Luong covered the walls, floor and seats of the theater with hand-painted, Egyptian-style depictions of Hollywood royalty. Silent screen star Theda Bara works the box office, Mae West stands behind the concessions stand, and Mickey Rooney is the usher. Rudolf Valentino, Elizabeth Taylor and many others grace the walls, and each slipcovered chair in the theater features an image of Rita Hayworth. Visitors can open a sarcophagus to find a sculpture of James Dean lying in his tomb, cigarette still dangling from his mouth.
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