Gallery Two

"Recovered Landscapes: Newtown Creek"
October 17th - November 14th, 2019

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Opening Reception:

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

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Gallery Two : "Recovered Landscapes Newtown Creek"

A solo exhibition of paintings by John Kitses.

Recovered Landscapes: Newtown Creek is a suite of large-scale (60”x25”) watercolor paintings on paper, and small inkjet reproductions for fundraising, created to raise awareness of the revival of Newtown Creek and spark appreciation of the inherent beauty in its landscape.

The paintings were created from Fall 2018 through Fall 2019 as small-scale landscapes on-site around Newtown Creek. Those images were referenced to produce large-scale studio paintings. A fundraising gallery event on October 17th will present both small and large paintings, as well as fine art inkjet reproductions in a signed edition, donated to the Newtown Creek Alliance for sale as fundraising incentives. Check out .

Newtown Creek, a federally designated Superfund site, is a 3.5-mile long tributary of the East River that forms the western border between Brooklyn and Queens, in the former industrial heart of New York City. It had once been a rich natural complex of wetlands, woods and thriving marine life. Starting in the mid-19th century, shipping and unregulated industrial development along the creek transformed the area into one of the most polluted waterways in the nation. Recent efforts to remediate and revive the creek are ambitious and deserve attention. Recovered Landscapes: Newtown Creek is an effort to capture the surprising beauty of the creek at this transitional point in time.



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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.

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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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