by Margie Neuhaus
This exhibition showcases a series of drawings, weavings, and sculptural reliefs. Line, space, materials, and process are central to the work. They individually and collectively express a range of concepts, ideas, emotions, and feelings.
The artist's interest in the physicality of a line and what is revealed through the materiality and the process of how it is made.
Both the works on paper and the woven fabric are the result of a set of parameters and decisions that govern actions and time. Drawing on paper allows the artist to explore and experiment. There is a simplicity to the stripped-down aspect of pencil, charcoal, watercolor graphite, or ink on paper. Some lines are inspired by ones seen in the built environment and others are found by focused drawings done on paper or a loom, within a selected set of boundaries such as time, action, materials, and process.
by Katy Martin
Katy Martin paints on her own skin, which she then photographs and prints on cotton rag paper. She also makes large-scale paintings with her body, by dipping her torso into liquid paint and rubbing it down the side of the canvas. Her exhibition will feature recent photographs and paintings plus a live performance, Movement Is a Mark, where she creates a new painting.
All of Katy’s art explores painting as a gesture. Her new work homes in on the choreography that implies. For the large paintings, she moves in repeating patterns across the canvas. The body imprints are like brush strokes but they’re also a trace, a remnant of the artist in that time and place.
Painting her own body and performing for the camera builds on the logic of action painting. It also makes literal the notion of presence in the marks. What emerges is a paradox of the art-making process, where you’re subject and object, but it’s not about you. Rather, it’s a process of finding and losing. Presence implies absence. You’re there but not there.
by Yu-Whuan Wang
Yu-Whuan’s wide-ranging art explores the relationship between nature and culture in her sculpture, paintings, drawings, photographs, and installations. Her work, while bold and direct, includes mystery, gentle humor, and a philosophical aspect.
ZERO is like an element in nature, nothing but the key to everything. This project is about standing in or dancing with that element, taking it all and writing it down, recalling it, showing and existing. What we see here as the installation is an encounter with touches of time, suggestions, grafts of time. We see the mind at work with the visuality of deep surfaces, the specific branches (literally, in this case) of action and presence which creatively arise, one way or another, in our encounters with zero.
by Dong Kyu Kim
Dong Kyu Kim is an artist and fashion designer whose mixed media works are constructed of paper receipts and tickets collected over the past 10 years and sewn by hand.
This exhibition 'Material Memories' will feature Dong Kyu Kim's hand-stitched mixed media works that explore the boundary of useless and priceless. Materials such as a collage of brown paper shopping bags and packing tape are sewn together with crisscrossed stitches using various colors of thread. Multiple layers of thread create geometric patterns across the artwork.
Dong Kyu sews the papers and other materials together by hand to create a patchwork. This repetitive and meditative act of stitching abandoned objects, leftover or discarded things that are ordinary and unnoticed helps him to record the passing of time and highlights the sanctity of labor.
by Dan Rubin
Photographer Dan Rubin began working with black and white 35mm film and is currently focused on digital photography including infrared. With New York as his palette, Dan’s rich range of subjects and themes has been exhibited in Manhattan and Queens. Some of his images can be seen at his website, www.danrubinphoto.com and through his video collaborations with Tina Seligman.
In this exhibition Dan will show infrared photographs he has taken in various parks and public gardens in the NYC area over the past several years. The subjects of the photos are scenes of the natural world - trees, flowers, skies. water - that exist in the midst of our densely built and populated environment and thus may be appreciated as urban oases. Since infrared light is not visible to the human eye, Dan processed the images to have fanciful colors that suggest the unseeable nature of the infrared spectrum.
What our visitors saying about their experience
Your philosophy is wonderful, we need more people to think as you do. I think the Garage Art Center is an important project and much needed in the neighborhood.Anonymous, Bayside
I agree it's wonderful to be able to support other artists. At the Garage Art Center, we could have a talk for the community about the joy of not only collecting art but giving it as a special gift. Not about commercialism, but about how it can affect your life.Anonymous, Jackson Heights
I'm thrilled to be part of what you are doing. I have for years, wished for a local community for artists.Anonymous, Bayside
This is what I always dreamed about. I used to think about the artists, writers, and musicians would gather and discuss, share, and collaborate. Thank you so much for making this happen with your special vision!Anonymous