Thursday, February 20th – Friday, March 13th, 2020

The Holding and Containment of a Good Enough Painting: Ira Simidchieva Show

Exhibition Overview:

LIC Arts Open invites you into the contemporary abstraction and figurative world of Ira Simidchieva in her 5th solo show. Ira has displayed her pieces globally and is collected privately in the USA and Europe.

This series is inspired by psychoanalytic thought – the states of mind and feelings in relation to reality. 

As written in the Manhattan Institute of Psychoanalysis blog, “Reality and art, reality and fantasy interact, oppose and complement each other…I think that art is the human perspective on reality; the answer, the reaction of people to it. Art always starts or pushes itself from, refers to, symbolizes or attempts to transform reality. The reality or perception of reality (which is the answer of our consciousness to the existing world) gives a meaning to creativity. Philosophically viewed, art is always an interpretation of the problem of reality—a response, a reaction to reality in which we are forced to live. It is criticism, praise or correction of reality. Art is creating an ideal model of reality or sometimes, on the contrary, its negation.

Every piece of drawing or canvas is “speech,” metaphorically transferred from the unconscious mind of the artist. An abstract image of a painting that is far from any direct analogue in reality provokes associations very similar to our experience of poetry and music..” – Ira Simidchieva

The Galleries at The Factory LIC are operated and curated by LIC Arts Open and the spaces are provided courtesy of Atlas Capital Group. Many thanks to Jay Fehskens, Evan McKelvey and Jonathan Mehr for their support.
Gallery Director/Executive Director @ LIC Arts Open
Gallery Contact: Richard Mazda
Richard@licartsopen.org
Curator @ LIC Arts Open
Contact: Sadaf Padder
sadaf@licartsopen.org
Artist Contact: Ira Simidchieva
www.irasimidchieva.com

General Admission

Free Admission (Get Tickets Now - Evenbrite.com)
Gallery Hours: Daily, 9 AM - 9 PM

Opening Reception

February 20th, 2020 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM with an artist talk at 6:30 PM

Closing Reception

March 13th, 2020 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location

Gallery One at The Factory LIC, LIC, 30-30 47th Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101 (Map Below)

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Map & Location

Gallery One at The Factory LIC
Address: 30-30 47th Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101

Location: With quick and easy access to Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens, the building is situated amidst the best of New York business, culture, and leisure. The Factory is at the epicenter of what is quickly becoming New York’s most exciting neighborhood.
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Note: The Galleries at The Factory LIC are operated and curated by LIC Arts Open throughout the year and the spaces are provided courtesy of Atlas Capital Group.

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