Gallery One

"No Exit"
October 17th - November 2nd, 2019

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Opening Reception:

Thursday, October 17th, 2019
From: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Panel on PTSD and artist celebration: Saturday, November 2nd, 2019
From: 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Gallery Hours

Hours: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Open 7 days a week.

Gallery One : "No Exit"

A photo installation focusing on post-traumatic resilience

Press Release: New York City –Sept. 21, 2019– ‘No Exit’, a maze built around a photo installation of exit signs, seeks to raise awareness of the difficulties and resilience that can merge in the aftermath of trauma. The centerline of the maze is made up of window-like frames of images of exit signs, allowing the participant to see a clear path out, but walls built from black voile prevent a direct escape.

The exhibit is a visual and interactive metaphor of the experiences associated with hypervigilance, anxiety, and post-traumatic growth. It is also a commentary on how challenging it can be to change learned behavior, especially in a culture focused on quick fixes. In our instant-gratification world, this project is a reminder that true change and healing is a long, patient process, but that the journey itself is instructive.

A panel about PTSD and post-traumatic growth featuring TK and TK will be held on Nov. 2, 2019, and the images within the installation will be auctioned off at that time to support the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

The show is curated by Richard Mazda at LIC Arts Open and installed at The Factory, a building built in 1926 and originally used by Macy’s as a furniture warehouse. LIC Arts Open is a platform to keep the cultural art scene of Long Island City alive and active.

The artist, Kate Bubacz, is the photo director for BuzzFeed News. This is her first public art installation.

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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 LIC Arts Open Gallery @ The Factory LIC

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