Upcoming Exhibitions featuring Alum, Yoav Friedlander

Space /spās/


  1. a continuous area or expanse that is free, available, or unoccupied. "a table took up much of the space" synonyms: Room, Capacity, area, volume, expanse, scope, latitude, margin, leeway, play, clearance. “There was not enough space”
  2. the dimensions of height, depth, and the width within which all things exist and move. "the work gives the sense of a journey in space and time"


  1. position (two or more items) at a distance from one another. "the houses are spaced out"
  2. informal be or become distracted, euphoric, or disoriented, especially from taking drugs; cease to be aware of one's surroundings. "I was so tired that I began to feel totally spaced out"

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: Lluís Tudela, Olga Matveeva, Jenny Rafalson, Mikayla Whitmore, Alex Djordjevic, Malwa Grabowska, Anastasia Davis, Jessica Giles, Saul Robbins, Gianluca Pardelli, Romina Rivadeneira, Tajana Dedić-Starović, Tal Rosen, Gabby Gonzalez, Justin Snyder, Scott Sheffield , Jackie Ng, Lennart Normann, Patricia Ackerman, George E. Holroyd III, Frida Lindblom, Jonathan David Smyth, Nechama Winston, Adam Cable, Joseph Podlesnik, Donald Roberts, Andreea-Mihaela Andrei, Guilherme Bergamini, Ellen Wallenstein, Alex Valone, Peter Ydeen, Ange Ong, M. Apparition, Fabiana Sala, Bat-Ami Rivlin, Kumi Oguro, Johnnie Chatman, Emily Porter,Brice Krummenacker, Laura Noel, Julianne Nash, Tim Hodge, Sullivan Gardner, Ana Ambrož, Candi Kalinsky.

Curated by Dana Stirling & Yoav Friedlander

Opening Reception : June 8th 6-8pm

Exhibition runs from June 8th – June 30th

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Noisy Paint Box through the Rockaway Artists Alliance, Inc. present:

a study of place, multimedia art exhibition
June 9-July1 in sTudio 7 Gallery, RAA, Fort Tilden

Join us for our Opening Reception: June 9, 7-10pm
Music by White Merlot and Breezy Grass
Through this four week exhibition we seek to record artists’ individual perspectives of significant locations throughout our peninsula. Each wall in our gallery will serve as a map of microstories, outlining the narratives of our collective experience as inhabitants of the Rockaways from the native to the new wave.

You Are Here will have weekly live music events in addition to our opening reception, a cabaret in partnership with the Rockaway Theatre Company, our second annual Battle of the Bands and a closing party with Beach Rats.
#noisypaintbox #youarehere


"Join us June 14th from 7-9pm for the Opening Celebration of

DE[CON]STRUCT, a group exhibition curated by Damien Anger featuring the work of Aljosha Farassat, Samuel Paral, YoavFriedlander, Bonam Kim, Kacie Lee, Alana MacDougall, Alana Roth and Carrie Able. Complementary Proscecco provided by Gryphon Events. Special Musical performance by Alison Jean
-- And when the tide breaks...
Heroes make...
A lesson learned...
Of past turned..
Inside the light...
Of windows..

Who will cast the greatest take?
Inside the spark...
Of Makers' Make? ~Carrie Able

DE[CON]STRUCT “Every act of creation is first of all an act of destruction.” ― Pablo Picasso"

link to facebook event



Jesse Chun: Twenty Five Hours at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Alum, Jesse Chun currently has a solo exhibition titled Twenty Five Hours, currently on view at the Brooklyn Bridge Park. This body of work features an installation of paintings and prints that conceptually draw from the site-specific data of the Brooklyn Waterfront and East River Tides.

Twenty Five Hours is on view now until June 20 at 99 Plymouth, open 8:00am-11:00pm daily.

Installation of Twenty Five Hours by Jesse Chun

Installation of Twenty Five Hours by Jesse Chun

For more info, please visit the Brooklyn Bridge Park website


An Artist and Her 'Beautiful Boy' by Alum, Lissa Rivera

In their intimate portraits, the photographer Lissa Rivera and her partner, BJ Lillis, are building their own fantasy world. The body of work has recently been featured in The New York Times, Harper's Bazaar, Creators (VICE), Forbes, Artnet, and Photo District News.

There will be an opening of 'Beautiful Boy' on June 1 from 6-8pm at ClampArt. Exhibition and upcoming event details below.

EXHIBITION Lissa Rivera: Beautiful Boy June 1- July 15, 2017 Reception: June 1, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. ClampArt, 247 West 29th Street, NYC

ARTIST TALK Lissa Rivera with BJ Lillis Saturday, June 10, 2017, 3:00 p.m. ClampArt, 247 West 29th Street, NYC

LECTURE Beautiful Boy: Artist Lissa Rivera and Muse BJ Lillis in Dialogue June 22, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. New York Public Library, Mid-Manhattan Library, 6th Floor

Lissa Rivera, left, and BJ Lillis in two early test images. Credit Courtesy of the artist and ClampArt, New York

Lissa Rivera, left, and BJ Lillis in two early test images. Credit Courtesy of the artist and ClampArt, New York

On a long subway ride three years ago, BJ Lillis decided to share something with his friend and co-worker, Lissa Rivera. Mr. Lillis, who describes himself as genderqueer, told her that he had spent most of his college years dressing, full-time, in women’s clothing.

But in the professional world, he’d lost his confidence. To help him regain it, she offered to take his photograph.

Mr. Lillis had never really seen himself, dressed as he wished, in a carefully made portrait.

“So much of identity is constructed from looking at pictures,” Ms. Rivera said in a recent interview. “Looking at photographs and looking at a film can really change who you are.”

The two have made dozens of images since, in a project called “Beautiful Boy.” An exhibition of the same name opens June 1 at the ClampArt gallery in Chelsea. 

For the full NYT article, please visit the site

Rethinking how science is seen by Marvin Heiferman on NYT LENS Blog

Photography and science continually reimagine each other. Yet science photography — for all its impact and range — is a surprisingly underexamined field. That deficit led me to develop “Seeing Science: Photography, Science and Visual Culture.” Sponsored by the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and its Center for Art Design and Visual Culture, the project tracks how science and photography work in tandem.

The symbiotic relationship of photography and the sciences has sparked epiphanies, controversies and paradigm shifts for nearly two centuries. The term “scientist” was first used in 1834, the word “photography” was introduced just five years later, and the two observational disciplines have been intertwined ever since.

The British-made ICL 7500 series from the 1970s included terminals and workstations designed for office use, and by the 1980s, to play games such as Pac-Man and Space Invaders.Credit James Ball/Docubyte

The British-made ICL 7500 series from the 1970s included terminals and workstations designed for office use, and by the 1980s, to play games such as Pac-Man and Space Invaders.Credit James Ball/Docubyte

For the full article, please visit the New York Times LENS blog site

Concrete at the Local Artist Project Curated by Alum, Dana Stirling

The exhibition Concrete showcases the overlap between the works of two contemporary Israeli artists, Yoav Friedlander and Michelle Claire Gevint. For both, Concrete is a pivotal aspect in their work. Michelle and Yoav both use the medium of photography to examine a fascinating persistency of concrete in the Israeli cultural landscape, the influence of concrete architecture, monumental structures, their exterior and interior presence in-between a physical place or space and its representation.

Both artists, base their work and rely on indexicality, that derives from photography, to remake or replicate known monuments, architecture, existing images and visions from a collective memory. Their recreations accentuate the influence of photographic representation on a collective perception.

Curated by: Dana Stirling

Opening reception: Thursday, May 25th 6-9PM.

The exhibition runs through June 11th. Local Project is open to the public Wednesday - Saturday between 12pm and 6PM.

Local Art Project LIC 11-27th 44th Rd Long Island City, NY 11101 Take 7, M, E, G to Court Square.

Panel Discussion: "The Role of Imagination in Contemporary Art" Feat. Alum, Reet Das

Westbeth Gallery - In This House of Sky Exhibition

Opening Reception: May 25th between the hours of 6pm to 8pm 55 Bethune Street, NYC / Directions

**Panel Discussion: "The Role of Imagination in Contemporary Art", Saturday June 3rd, 6pm-8pm

Curated by: Karen Fitzgerald Artists Include: Reet Das, Yan Cynthia Chen, Susan Spencer Crowe, Karen Fitzgerald, Julie Gross, Ellen Grossman, Susan Knight, Paula Overbay, Jim Pignetti, Florina Sbircea, Mary Vengrofski, Alice Zinnes

From May 25 to June 18, the Westbeth Gallery will host a show titled "In This House of Sky" which features twelve contemporary artists and explores the concept of space, time and the sky. The exhibition is free to the public, and the gallery is open from 1 pm-6 pm Wednesday through Sunday.

New York City Premiere of film ONE OCTOBER by Alum, Rachel Shuman

Rachel Shuman's new film ONE OCTOBER (56 min.) will premiere in NYC on May 17 @7PM as part of Stranger Than Fiction at the IFC Theater.

Filmed on the eve of a historic election and a global economic crisis, this lyrical portrait of New York City in October 2008 follows WFMU radio reporter Clay Pigeon as he takes to the streets to talk to fellow New Yorkers about their lives, their dreams, and their relationship with the city. (Check out the teaser here.)

Tickets available here.

Alum Qihui Gong's short at the Cannes Film Festival

Qihui Gong's short film "The Fall" will be part of the film corner at the Cannes Film Festival that will run from May17th to May 28th.


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