THE TOPOGRAPHY OF LIVING
Aug
25
to Sep 27

THE TOPOGRAPHY OF LIVING

In describing boundaries, the works of artists Ged Merino and Aze Ong refer to the qualities of textile and thread - fibrous. Boundaries are fibrous in structure and in system. They are constructs emerging from personal, cultural, and political domains spun together into solid lines on the maps. And like these solid lines they are drawn to suggest and identify, but in reality, never to actually define. Exploring boundaries through fabric and thread is a method of contrasts. Fiber diffuses as much as it filters. Ged and Aze ask: what are the limits of boundaries?

The artistic practices of Ged and Aze are as much narrative as they are material. Their experiences of a life in transit has them familiar with a particular kind of map, one that grows, shrinks and changes through footsteps that are not always their own. Ged’s work draws from the metamorphic act of memory, where fabric both protects and changes the current experience of the past. Aze’s work is experiential in its dynamic forms, enacted through the dedication in her craft and the further layers she creates in her performance. Both artists incorporate external elements into their work: found objects, other people’s objects of recollection and images. 

Steadfastly rooted in the condition of living, the artists navigate and create spaces of exchange ever-present at the edge of the boundaries. In their work, each stitch is a wall as much as a window, and every thread a line of connection.

Nicole Decapia.

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Saturday, August 25, 2019 at 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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DANCING IN THE DARK
Sep
28
to Oct 31

DANCING IN THE DARK

One night around a camp fire it suddenly hit me that I needed to leave my life behind and start anew. That night I threw my sleeping bag and some clothes in my car and started driving. I had no idea where the moonlit road would take me, but I knew I felt alive. I felt free. I drove for a week across North America. In blissful anticipation of nothing more than what lay behind the next bend. I drove until I ran out of gas one day and decided to leave my car behind and continue on foot. I met many helpful and interesting characters as I wandered along. Still not knowing where I was going except “anywhere I haven’t been yet.” At the least challenging my fears of being on the Truman Show. After many wonderful, and some difficult cold nights, I found a place to stay. I spent a lot of time just listening to myself in silence. Hoping whatever it is I am meant to do would start screaming “over here!” But it never did. Though I knew I had always wanted to be an artist, I also realized the reason I didn’t go to art school was because I was too afraid of failing something I cared so much about. Instead, I settled for a school and career path that wouldn’t hurt as bad if I ended up being a disaster.

So in May of 2017 I bought a sketchbook and decided to commit to 365 days of drawing. In the beginning I was only drawing for myself. I drew whales, flowers, crystals, and lots of stars and planets. As I drew more and became more comfortable taking creative liberties I started seeing a surreal, whimsical, and slightly dark edge take shape in most of my work. Eventually I began to build up a small arsenal of my own unique artistic techniques. My personal "style" was developing, along with my audience. I never expected more than a handful of people to be interested in my work. The first time I sold a piece of art to someone I had never met was one of the best feelings of my life. It really started a fire within me, giving a voice to my mind and soul. Everything I am is in my art. It’s my experience; my loves, my pain, my demons, and the way I make any sense of this crazy human existence. I couldn't be more thankful to those of you who decide to partake and support me in my creative journey.

Eli M Klemmeck aka Neomlei

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Friday, September 27, 2019 at 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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ISE SHARP
Jul
12
to Aug 22

ISE SHARP

As a self-taught artist, Ise’s body of work reflects not only her explorations in the bustling city of New York in which she grew up and the island of Jamaica she considers home, but also her experimentation with various media and styles as she develops a unique visual language.

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Friday, July 12, 2019 at 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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OPEN CALL FOR QUEENS JUNIOR ARTISTS
Jun
8
to Jun 16

OPEN CALL FOR QUEENS JUNIOR ARTISTS

OPEN CALL for Queens Junior Artist for an exhibition along side of “QUEENS”

Deadline: Sunday, June 16, 2019

Yant Art Space would like to invite junior artists who are Queens Borough residence to submit art works, under the theme “QUEENS: my home”, reflecting the view of Queens thru our Queens young artists. The work will be selected by 5 artists and a curator of “QUEENS” a group art exhibition. The works selected will be exhibited along side of the “QUEENS” exhibition. The selected artists will be invited join the stage of the “Artist Talk” on Sunday, June 30th, 2019.

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QUEENS : a group art exhibition
May
24
to Jun 30

QUEENS : a group art exhibition

Yant Art Space is proud to announce our first group exhibition of 5 Thai artists, organized by Sirikul Pattachote (SFA PROJECTS).

Artists : Artists : Kamonchanok Phon-Ngam, Nutthawut Siridejchai, Pavida Rujatikumporn, Sarasin Chatvichitkul, and Zac Peradon

Queens is a very diverse borough where there are people from all over the world representing many different cultures and personalities. There are 138 different languages spoken in Queens. While living in Queens you can’t help but notice how all these cultures intermingle and people from one culture try out new traditions from another. The Lonely Planet stated that “nowhere is the image of New York as the global melting pot truer than Queens.”

This exhibition explores the individual experience of immigrant artists living and working in Queens.

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