CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

"Exploring the language and uses of photography, my work addresses the overlooked or hidden aspects of nature and the built environment. The cameraless technique I use, the photogram process, is associated with the early stages of photographic exploration and invention, a time of wonder at the possibilities of photography as a way of recording the world. The resulting images recall early botanical and medical prints, as well as contemporary architectural and scientific imaging such as blueprints, x-rays and scans." - Mary Pinto

Opening Reception:  Sat, Jan 8, 6-9pm

On view: Jan 6 - Feb 6

at Culture Lab LIC

in The Plaxall Gallery

5-25 46th Ave, Queens, NY 11101 (Map)

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ALTERNATIVE PROCESSES:

Other Ways of Seeing

An exhibition of work by photographers and media artists of all genres who creatively use the Alternative Processes available today.

Curated by Orestes Gonzalez

and Pierre-Yves Linot

Opening Reception:  Sat, Jan 8, 6-9pm

On view: Jan 6 - Feb 6

at Culture Lab LIC

in The Plaxall Gallery

5-25 46th Ave, Queens, NY 11101 (Map)

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This is a photography based exhibition that explores the different technical methods of creating a photo impression. All techniques (except digital & analogue ) were allowed. This included, tintype, cyanotype, image transfers, chemigrams, albumen, bromoil, collage, and salt prints. We have a variety of printed surfaces that were used for printing, including fabric, metal, glass, wood, and even old dresses.

This international open call drew 200 entries, and 72 artists were selected based on creativity as well as variety. Artists from Argentina, Chile, Spain, France, The Netherlands, Germany, England, Scotland, Italy, and from 12 states are included in our show. But the largest group is from the NYC area, where the plethora of creative artists is most accessible to us at Culture Lab LIC. 

About The Curators

Orestes Gonzalez is a photo artist and curator based in New York. His work examines issues of nostalgia, family, and the economic and social forces that shape our lives today. Since 2008, he has curated over 21 exhibits, first at the Jeffrey Leder Gallery, and then independently, since 2012.

His curated exhibit, “Disruption”, opened at the Center for Photography at Woodstock in 2018, and is currently part of the “Migrations” exhibit at the Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College.


His work is in the public collections of the Perez Art Museum, Miami (PAM), The Center for Photography at Woodstock, the Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College, and in the book collections of The Metropolitan Museum NY, MoMA, & Duke University, among others. He lives in Long Island City, Queens, NY.

@orestesgonzalezfoto

www.orestesgonzalez.com

 

Pierre-Yves Linot is a New York-based photo artist and curator. His interest in social justice led him to create “Immigrant Song,” a project in response to the inhumanity of The United States' immigration policies. Using an alternative process, he transfers his portraits and still lifes to watercolor paper.

Pierre-Yves is also curator @todaysalternative on Instagram, and has curated exhibitions at Soho Photo Gallery and at the Shiva Gallery at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

His work has been exhibited in New York at Foley Gallery, Culture Lab/Plaxall Gallery, Photoville, Soho Photo Gallery, and the School of Visual Arts, as well as in Los Angeles, Paris, and Madrid.

@pierreyveslinot

 

Culture Lab LIC presents
Photoville Festival: Queens is Family
Curated by Orestes Gonzalez & Skyler Reid

On View: September 18 - December 1, 2021

Presented outdoors in the Plaxall Gallery parking lot.  (Map)

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For the first time in LIC, the Brooklyn-based Photoville Festival is including Culture Lab LIC in their annual photo festival.

The series, Queens is Family, takes advantage of our diverse ethnic mix, featuring Queens-based photographers from different backgrounds and ethnicities, all touching on subjects of family, friendship, loss, rituals and sacrifice.

Official site: https://photoville.nyc/Queens-Is-Family/

Featuring:

Salimah Ali
Jose Alvarado Jr
Kimberly J. Avalos
Kamal Badhey
Kisha Bari
Gisella Dionio
Orestes Gonzalez
Vanessa Gonzalez-Bunster
Kris Graves
Neil Kramer
Dean Majd
Erika Morillo
Beatriz Rodriguez
Griselda San Martin
Joey Solomon
AnRong Xu

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