And The Earth Shall Set You Free

September 12th - October 4th, 2019

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And The Earth Shall Set You Free

This is a ceramics show curated by Peter Goldwater & Eric Lawrence, who present an exhibition of sculpture centered on ceramic as material and muse. The most basic material qualities of ceramic, that it progresses from unlimited malleability to permanence, makes it an astonishing material for sculpture.

The starting point is always the same – a more or less shapeless, more or less wet, blob of mud. From this unpromising beginning, the hands build up, tear down, start over, repeat again. And again. This process of making is an intimate act, a way of working toward discovery, where meaning beyond original inspiration is found. Nothing is permanent until the work is committed to the kiln.

The wide range of artist’s voices here, the varied methods and styles, throws up a challenge. How do you negotiate a path through all the competing voices, complicated juxtapositions and visual fault lines? It takes time. Each work is clear, it only needs attention to be heard.

Meet the artists and join us for a night of fun with complimentary drinks and munchies! This event is free and open to the public.


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Photos taken by Reiko Yanagi.

Exhibitions Videos

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ASHES TO GOLD: The Alchemy of Caroline Bergonzi
Caroline Bergonzi Solo Exhibition of contemporary art at The Gallery @ THE FACTORY, curated by Richard Mazda.
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Professional Development Series #2 ~ Orestes Gonzalez
Our second workshop takes place at Alterworks in Astoria and our Guest Speaker is Sculptor Peter Goldwater who is also an instructor at the wonderful Brickhouse Ceramics space in LIC.
Video Credit: Speliotis (On YouTube)
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Burn This - Open Reception - August 1st, 2019
Opening Reception for "Burn This" @ The Raw Gallery at The Factory LIC. This show was inspired by the title of an incredible Lanford Wilson play that features Pale, a truly volcanic character.
Photo Credit: Reiko Yanagi
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Intro: FRAGMENTED BEAUTY: the Art of KKDimit
Intro to my NYC mid-career retrospective, FRAGMENTED BEAUTY, at The LIC Arts Open Gallery@The Factory. Show on until Oct. 12, 9am-9pm daily. 30-30 47th Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101. Curator: Richard Mazda, Videographer: Steven Speliotis and Reiko Yanagi, Speliotis Video.
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Works of all kinds shine in LIC Arts Open shows

“Ashes to Gold: The Alchemy of Caroline Bergonzi,” a solo art exhibit of some of her works, is now on view at the LIC Arts Open Gallery at The Factory in Long Island City, one of two fascinating attractions running concurrently in the former furniture warehouse. Both exhibits, curated by Richard Mazda, will remain on view through Sept. 6.

Works of all kinds shine in LIC Arts Open shows

Across the lobby is the other exhibition, “Burn This,” which features the works of some five dozen artists and was inspired by one of them, David Sena. The title was taken from a play of the same name by Lanford Wilson. Sena employs fireworks in his art, using them to make marks on paper, part of a process he has been practicing for 22 years.

Arts Listing — click here for all

It’s summertime and the livin’ is … interpreted in countless different ways by the artists featured in the Long Island City Arts Open “Summer Exhibition” at The Factory LIC. “Summer Exhibition,” with works by more than 50 artists in various media from painting to sculpture, photography and more. Through Fri., July 27.

The Raw Gallery @ The Factory LIC

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