Join us on for a LAB presentation by participants in the Artist Peer Circle program. This group will present some of their works of art in efforts to share their work with the community and to get feedback on their creative projects.
The artists include Helen Quinn, Kaiser Kamal, John Day, and Will Kaplan. This presentation is free to the public and attendees will have the opportunity to speak with the presenting artists and ask them questions about their process and studio practice.
Friday, October 4th, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
SUNY Queens Educational Opportunity Center
158-29 Archer Ave
Jamaica, NY 11433
This presentation is free to the public. Space is limited, registration is required.
LAB is a dedicated creative space where artists and cultural community members like you can gather for portfolio reviews, collaboration, critiques of works-in-progress, and networking. LAB provides a unique opportunity to share your creative process with fellow artists and new audiences and to give you valuable feedback and insights with which to hone your work.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Helen Quinn is a stylist, designer, and artist living in New York City. She has been an editor and prop stylist for television, magazines, and catalogs. Her experience with color, texture, and interiors has led her to design textiles as well as paint lines. She has led workshops at Parsons/The New School for the Aftertaste series and for Michelle Obama's "Reach Higher" initiative at the White House in 2014. Each Spring she looks forward to teaching Color Lab at Parsons. Recently, she has been collaborating with artist Ondine Crispin, making prints for Dovecote Collective. helenquinnnyc.com | instagram: thereal_helenquinn | dovecotecollective.com | instagram: dovecotecollective
Will Kaplan combines different mediums, techniques, and text to probe boundaries. This New Jersey native grew up exploring highway hemmed nature preserves; tensions between the organic and the human-made manifest in his work. By meshing printmaking methods, collage, drawing, and writing, Kaplan manipulates fixed elements to suggest individual and collective responses to the power structures which shape our daily lives. Kaplan has made a new home in New York City; its vibrant buzz is a rich setting in which to explore these themes. Cargocollective.com/WillkaplanWritingArtist
Kaiser Kamal is a visual artist whose works are an expression of his surroundings. In his artwork, the meaning is not absolute but suggestive. His influences are first and foremost everything he sees, feels, experience and imagine. Kaiser creates multiple layers of the imaginary emotional world on his canvas, He invites the viewer to become a part of that imaginary emotional world. The viewer to develop their thoughts. Each individual sees something, a little different from each other. Kaiser Kamal a Bangladeshi -American artist resides in New York. He had 6 solo exhibition and numerous group art exhibitions all over the world. www.kaiserkamal.com
John Day is an assemblage and installation artist. His practice includes installation and assemblage using wilderness as a source. He transforms these spaces with the use of natural materials so that the spaces are significantly altered and promotes a dialog between manmade and natural environments. The tension that exists between these two worlds provides a challenging area for artistic activity. The process begins with a consideration of the structural or natural components of a given space.