Yeh Art Gallery at St. John's University

Yeh Art Gallery at St. John's University Current Exhibition: Diplomacy, open until 11/22. Since its first season in September, 1994, the Dr. M. T. It brings to the Queens campus of St.
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Geoffrey Yeh Art Gallery has been dedicated to the exhibition of all forms of contemporary art. John's University works of art created by well known and emerging artists of regional, national and international backgrounds. Hosting seven exhibitions each academic year, the shows fall into five categories: The Invitational, Theme and the annual Faculty and Student exhibitions. In addition to present

ing work from the current exhibition, we feature works created by our art majors, art faculty, previous exhibitions and selections from the gallery's permanent collection.

Opening January 25th: "Cosmologies, Movements, and Proclamations for Peace" featuring the recent work by two artists Mir...
01/11/2024

Opening January 25th: "Cosmologies, Movements, and Proclamations for Peace" featuring the recent work by two artists Miriam Parker and Naomi Ben-Shahar.

Join us on Thursday, January 25th from 4:30 to 7:30pm for a reception to celebrate this show along with our other new exhibition "Utopia—Selected works from the CoSpire Art Initiative," and see our other other ongoing exhibitions.

Read more below and on our web site.

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The Yeh Art Gallery at St. John's University is pleased to present the exhibition Cosmologies, Movements, and Proclamations for Peace, a dialogue between the artwork of two artists, Miriam Parker and Naomi Ben-Shahar, who work across the mediums of photography, painting, collage, weaving, dance, installation and video. With an attention to materiality, visual storytelling and archival imagery, this exhibition presents a conversation about forging new pathways of consciousness for the planet that forefront radical love, sustainability and nonviolence in order to confront the injustices which are polarizing the world. Embracing collaboration and mutual aid as necessary elements to achieve a peaceful coexistence, the works in the exhibition look at how traditions and rituals of dance and craft can create new modes of interconnectedness across people and disciplines. Read the full press release at sjuartgallery,org.

Images: Naomi Ben-Shahar, "Cosmology Collage (with Statement of Dissent)," 2022-23, Silver gelatin print, watercolor on paper, cotton, wool, 22 1/4 x 24 3/4 inches

Miriam Parker, detail from "Surface," 2022, digital video, 16 min. 55 sec.


Save the date for the opening of one of our upcoming exhibitions—"Utopia: Selected works from the CoSpire Art Initiative...
12/15/2023

Save the date for the opening of one of our upcoming exhibitions—"Utopia: Selected works from the CoSpire Art Initiative"—opening January 25th

The Yeh Art Gallery proudly presents "Utopia: Selected works from the CoSpire Art Initiative," a debut exhibition showcasing artwork and sketchbooks from the Queens-based CoSpire Art Initiative, an artists' cooperative dedicated to empowering and helping young artists with disabilities. Featured artists include William Choe, Jason Fallis, Steven Feng, Samuel Ho, Jean Hee Kim, Jennifer Kim, Arnold Lee, Daniel Park, and Joonsang Yoon. The exhibition is a collective endeavor that delves into the creative minds of these artists, questioning the boundaries between escapism and artmaking. For these young artists, as they face numerous challenges throughout their lives, crafting their own utopias through artwork becomes a powerful act of envisioning, dreaming and realizing their own futures.

Based in Bayside, Queens, The CoSpire Art Initiative, a program within CIDA (Community Inclusion & Development Alliance) was founded as a platform to address the underrepresentation of artists with disabilities in the artistic community. This artists' cooperative provides a space for mutual support, skill development, and the showcase of their artistic works. CIDA is a non-Profit organization committed to increasing equity and inclusion opportunities for individuals with diverse needs, including disabilities, language barriers, and socioeconomic challenges. Through advocacy, community programs, and workforce development projects such as the Art Initiative, CIDA strives to build a discrimination-free society where every individual can thrive.

Read more on our web site!

Image: Joonsang Yoon, "Untitled," 2023, acrylic paint on canvas, 16 x 20 inches

Richard Haas is a renowned painter and muralist, who has had a long and successful career creating countless exterior an...
12/08/2023

Richard Haas is a renowned painter and muralist, who has had a long and successful career creating countless exterior and interior murals. Our "Kit-Yin Snyder and Richard Haas,” exhibition which closes tomorrow, includes preparatory paintings for his seven-panel mural which was installed directly onto the second story of the facade of the Manhattan Detention Center, entitled Immigration on the Lower East Side of New York. These murals depicted the communities—Chinese, Hispanic, Italian, and Jewish—that have immigrated to the Lower East Side throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. The original mural was destroyed as part of the demolition of the building.

Additionally, the exhibition includes a number of Haas’s paintings as well as two proposals for hypothetical murals that were never realized—from a series “Shadows” where Haas proposed painting the shadows of historic or demolished buildings onto the facades of modern architecture.

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Richard Haas images
1-3: Details of “Presentation Maquettes 1–7 for Immigration on the Lower East Side of New York , White Street Detention Center, New York,” c.1980 - 1997
Gouache on board, 38 x 26 inches each

4: Shadow of Empire State & Chrysler Buildings on World Trade Towers, 1994
Etching and Aquatint, ed. 2/20, 25 x 19 inches

5: Under Construction View from Studio Window - 36th Street looking North Through Wire Windows, 2006 gouache and pencil on board, 31 x 21 inches

6: Hudson Yards, 35th Street, 2022 , Acrylic on canvas, 40 x 30 inches

7: Sculptural Frieze, Judgement of King Solomon, (RED), White Street Detention Center, New York, c.1980–1997, Acrylic on plaster, 20 1/2 x 20 1/8 x 1 1/4 inches

8: Detail of original installation of the mural “Lower East Side of New York , White Street Detention Center, New York” at the Manhattan Detention Center on Baxter Street.

Closing Saturday, December 9th! Our exhibitions: "Kit-Yin Snyder and Richard Haas" and "Cecilia Caldiera, Ada Friedman, ...
12/06/2023

Closing Saturday, December 9th! Our exhibitions: "Kit-Yin Snyder and Richard Haas" and "Cecilia Caldiera, Ada Friedman, Brandon Morris"

Plan your visit today and don't miss the chance to see these two shows!

Our other two exhibitions of the Cevallos Brothers and Ezra Wube are extended into the New Year with new dates to be announced!

All installation photos by Philip Hinge

The exhibition Kit-Yin Snyder and Richard Haas—on view at the Yeh Art Gallery through Dec. 9th—includes two wire-mesh co...
11/30/2023

The exhibition Kit-Yin Snyder and Richard Haas—on view at the Yeh Art Gallery through Dec. 9th—includes two wire-mesh columns by Kit-Yin Snyder similar to those originally installed at the Manhattan Detention Center as part of her installation entitled "The Seven Columns of the Temple of Wisdom." 🏛️🏛️🏛️

📝Plan your visit to the Yeh to see the show and read more below or on our web site about this important work by Kit-Yin Snyder!

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Snyder’s wire-mesh works are made from stainless steel or galvanized aluminum mesh that she hand-sewed into modular brick forms—a process she incorporated into numerous installations throughout the 80s at venues such as SculptureCenter, Just Above Midtown, P.S. 1, Snug Harbor, Hudson River Museum, and the Bronx Museum, among others.

Notably, Snyder was also the first artist-in-residence at Bryant Park through a program with the Public Art Fund in 1981 and her 1986 public artwork "Margaret Mitchell Square" is prominently displayed in downtown Atlanta, Georgia. Later venturing into the realm of video allowed her to seamlessly blend visual imagery with storytelling, providing a captivating lens through which she explored her identity as a Chinese American artist. She achieved widespread acclaim with her debut film, "Double Exposure," which was also screened recently at MoMA as part of the exhibition "Just Above Midtown: Changing Spaces" in 2022.

Images:
1. Kit-Yin Snyder working as the Public Art Fund Artist in Residence, 1981. Photo credit: Donna Svennevik
2. View of Kit-Yin Snyder's "The Seven Columns of the Temple of Wisdom" at the Manhattan Detention Center
3. Kit-Yin Snyder, "Cloister" at Just Above Midtown gallery, 1982, wire mesh, 28 × 28 × 9 feet
4. Kit-Yin Snyder, "Drawing for Cloister at J.A.M," 1982, Silver pencil and gouache, 22 x 30 inches
5. Snyder’s public art installation in Margaret Mitchell Square, Atlanta, completed in 1986
6. View of Kit-Yin Snyder's "The Seven Columns of the Temple of Wisdom" at the Manhattan Detention Center c. 1985
7. "Two Part Invention," 1981, Bryant Park, NY. Photo credit: Donna Svennevik
8. Install view at Yeh Art Galery

🦃 Holiday Hours 🦃The gallery is open today and tomorrow (Wednesday) 10am-5pm, but will be closed the rest of the week fo...
11/21/2023

🦃 Holiday Hours 🦃

The gallery is open today and tomorrow (Wednesday) 10am-5pm, but will be closed the rest of the week for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will reopen on Tuesday 11/28 at 10am.

Images: Thanksgiving poster (c. 2016-2019) and installation views of our Cevallos Brothers exhibition. Install photos by Philip Hinge

"Icarus was here" is one of three works by Cecilia Caldiera included in "Ada Friedman, Cecilia Caldiera and Brandon Morr...
11/17/2023

"Icarus was here" is one of three works by Cecilia Caldiera included in "Ada Friedman, Cecilia Caldiera and Brandon Morris" 🪁 🪁 🪁

Visit the Yeh Art Gallery to view Caldieraʻs works and the rest of the current exhibitions on view through December 9th. 🗓️

Currently Caldiera is an artist-in-residence Also don't miss Cecilia Caldiera's solo show "Demand's Only Form" at Astor Weeks in Harlem. Make an appointment with to see it today!

From the Yeh Art Gallery press release:

“Through a process of collecting, cataloging and rebuilding, Cecilia Caldiera makes assemblage sculptures with found industrial metals, plastics, masonry and other materials, often utilizing familiar objects such as an abandoned shopping cart, rebar and cardboard. Caldiera forges an equilibrium between the precarious ecology of materials discarded throughout the city and an activist drive to engage directly with the immediate concerns of public spaces and local histories. In her works Icarus Was Here and We Have Been Here Before, Part One, found objects and imprints of materials sway together in a fragile choreography that calls attention to the cycles of renewal, transformation and displacement that perpetually upend the urban landscape.”

Images 1-5: Cecilia Caldiera
Icarus was here, 2022
Steel, mulberry paper hand printed with oil based ink (textures from found industrial, plastic and cardboard) dipped in beeswax and damar resin, aircraft cable, rebar tie wire, drilled pennies, found metals with holes in the center, PVC plastic tubing, 95 x 63 x 12 inches

Images 6-8: installation views and flier of "Demand's Only Form" at Astor Weeks

CBS News came out to interview the artists in our “Kit-Yin Snyder and Richard Haas” exhibition!  🎥. Watch the full video...
11/14/2023

CBS News came out to interview the artists in our “Kit-Yin Snyder and Richard Haas” exhibition! 🎥. Watch the full video clip at link in our stories. 📺 Come out and see the exhibition “Kit-Yin Snyder and Richard Haas” on view through December 9th.

Visit the Yeh to see our four current exhibitions—all are on view through December 9th. 📅 Starting November 14th, partic...
11/09/2023

Visit the Yeh to see our four current exhibitions—all are on view through December 9th. 📅 Starting November 14th, participate in our ongoing calendar-making workshop initiated by exhibiting artist Ada Friedman!

(Please note the gallery is closed tomorrow Friday, Nov. 10th for Veterans Day and Thursday, Nov. 23 through Saturday, Nov. 25th for Thanksgiving)

In conjunction with our current series of exhibitions and in collaboration with exhibiting artist Ada Friedman, the Yeh Art Gallery presents an ongoing calendar-making workshop for the last month of the exhibition. Starting November 14th, walk into the gallery anytime the exhibitions are open and gallery staff will guide you through the process of making your own 2024 calendar based on the template and instructions created by Ada Friedman.

Multiple artists in our current exhibitions incorporate ideas in dialogue with the “calendar” in their works—directly engaging with acts of timekeeping and reflecting on time passing in their respective artistic practices. In Ezra Wube’s animation Samintu (The Week), the artist cycles through the days of the week and reflects on his memory of everyday routines during his time growing up in Ethiopia during the 1980s. The posters of the Cevallos Brothers often serve as announcements for fleeting one-day events that occur on holidays such as Mother’s Day, Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas—and they also produce their own annual calendar. In Ada Friedman’s ongoing series of “Everyday Drawings” calendars appear regularly in these works alongside collage and diaristic writing—a composite of multiple methods of time-keeping rituals that make up the artist’s multi-dimensional studio and performance work.

Images: Ada Friedman, details and images of Everyday Drawing (April-Sept.2020 Calendar), 2020, Gouache, watercolor, colored pencil, crayon, sharpie, marker, cardboard, paper printout, photocopies, tape, lighting gel, flower magazine cutouts, pencil, ink on paper, 36 x 12 inches
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Getting ready for Halloween? Visit the Yeh Art Gallery today to see these Halloween-themed posters by the Cevallos Broth...
10/31/2023

Getting ready for Halloween? Visit the Yeh Art Gallery today to see these Halloween-themed posters by the Cevallos Brothers, made for businesses along/around Roosevelt Avenue in Queens. 🎃

Read more about the Cevallos Brothers exhibition and all of our other shows on our gallery website!

Included in our Cevallos Brothers exhibition, we have a selection of photographs from their sign shop in Bogotá, Colombi...
10/27/2023

Included in our Cevallos Brothers exhibition, we have a selection of photographs from their sign shop in Bogotá, Colombia from the 1970s. These images show many examples of the work they produced during that time, and numerous images also include their mother, Guadeloupe Cevallos.

From Ecuador to Bogotá and eventually New York City, their artistic journey has left an indelible mark on the city's landscape. Plan your visit to see this and our other exhibitions which are on view through December 9th. The gallery is open Tuesdays—Fridays, 10am–5pm and Saturdays, 12–5pm. Visit our web site for subway 🚇 and driving directions 🚘

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A few beguiling sculptures by Brandon Morris included in the exhibition "Cecilia Caldiera, Ada Friedman, Brandon Morris"...
10/17/2023

A few beguiling sculptures by Brandon Morris included in the exhibition "Cecilia Caldiera, Ada Friedman, Brandon Morris"
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Visit the Yeh Art Gallery to view Morris's works and the rest of the exhibitions!

From the press release:

"Over the past year and a half, in an ongoing series, Brandon Morris has been working with found Victorian-era teapots to construct sculptures which are covered in leather. Each teapot is sheathed in leather that has been molded, sutured, appended and sometimes dyed, mapping the contours of the object, with the occasional handle or spout protruding out like a limb. Morris anthropomorphizes each teapot transforming them into unflinchingly necessary objects, fusing design and fashion histories from the Victorian and Gothic to Japanese Anime and horror. Morris works the teapot into an archetypal form that exudes a sense of narrative and delirium, conjuring allusions to the everyday rituals of tea and adornment—and the subcultures that form amidst the collision of aesthetic value systems."

Brandon Morris is a Brooklyn-based multidisciplinary artist who recently completed a degree at Parsons this past Spring. Morris had his first solo exhibition at Gern En Regalia in 2022. He has exhibited with Europa gallery at NADA New York, and in group exhibitions at Storage Art Gallery and the NADA exhibition space in NYC.

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Image 1: Brandon Morris "Teapot 5," 2023, leather bound teapot, 12 x 12 x 6 inches
Image 2: Brandon Morris "Teapot 2," 2023, leather bound teapot, 12 x 16 x 8 inches
Image 3: Brandon Morris "Teapot 4," 2023, leather bound teapot, 12 x 12 x 6 inches
Images 4 and 5: installation views

Installation views of our current exhibitions are now up on the Yeh Art Gallery web site!  🌀 Visit the gallery Tuesdays–...
10/13/2023

Installation views of our current exhibitions are now up on the Yeh Art Gallery web site! 🌀 Visit the gallery Tuesdays–Fridays, 10am–5pm and Saturdays, 12–5pm, or reach out to make an appointment for a tour. 🗓️

Image 1: Installation view of "Cevallos Brothers"
Image 2: Installation view of "Kit-Yin Snyder and Richard Haas"
Image 3: Installation view of "Cecilia Caldiera, Ada Friedman, Berandon Morris"
Image 4: installation view of Ezra Wube: Five Animations”

Our “Kit-Yin Snyder and Richard Haas” exhibition was on ABC 7 News yesterday! Thank you to  and  for coming out to inter...
10/10/2023

Our “Kit-Yin Snyder and Richard Haas” exhibition was on ABC 7 News yesterday! Thank you to and for coming out to interview the artists about the show and the important work of these artists. Also thank you to Jan Lee of Neighbors United Below Canal for participating and supporting this work! 🎥. Full video clip at link in our bio. 📺 Come out and see “Kit-Yin Snyder and Richard Haas” on view through December 9th.

Tomorrow we open four new exhibitions at the Yeh Art Gallery! Please join us for the public reception from 4:30 to 7:30p...
09/20/2023

Tomorrow we open four new exhibitions at the Yeh Art Gallery! Please join us for the public reception from 4:30 to 7:30pm. (And lookout for the special free poster by and take a postcard too!)

All exhibitions are on view September 21–December 9, 2023

“Cevallos Brothers”

“Kit-Yin Snyder and Richard Haas”

“Cecilia Caldiera, Ada Friedman, Brandon Morris”

“Ezra Wube: Five Animations”

We are very excited to announce the opening of "Ezra Wube: Five Animations"—a special project taking over the hallway vi...
09/09/2023

We are very excited to announce the opening of "Ezra Wube: Five Animations"—a special project taking over the hallway vitrines in the corridor next to the gallery. This will open alongside our other three exhibitions on Thursday, September 21st, 4:30–7:30pm.

"Ezra Wube: Five Animations"
September 21–December 9, 2023

Taking over the Yeh Art Gallery’s hallway vitrines, Ethiopian-born, New York-based artist Ezra Wube presents five stop-motion animations that span a period of eight years of his work. Wube’s animations utilize painting, drawing and assemblage to tell stories that traverse places and cultures “in a continuous dialogue negotiating the ‘Here’ and ‘There.’” From a poetic recollection of his daily commute in New York City to an interpretation of Ethiopian folktales and an investigation into issues of environmental sustainability, Wube fluidly weaves together vivid imagery that stems from a confluence of collective storytelling, knowledge-gathering, and his own personal lived experiences.

Read more on the gallery's web site!

Image: Ezra Wube, still from "Possible World," 2021, stop-motion animation, 3 min. 8 sec.

Announcing! the 3rd of 4 exhibitions opening this fall!"Cecilia Caldiera, Ada Friedman, Brandon Morris"September 21st-De...
09/01/2023

Announcing! the 3rd of 4 exhibitions opening this fall!

"Cecilia Caldiera, Ada Friedman, Brandon Morris"
September 21st-December 9th

This group exhibition "Cecilia Caldiera, Ada Friedman, Brandon Morris" presents three artists working across painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture and performance—all radically engaged with the power of daily ritual
and the transformative potential of everyday activities or materials to speak to the cosmic, the mythological and the phantasmagoric. Often incorporating found objects or traces of found objects and artifacts from ephemeral
activities or performances, the artworks included address the ultimate paradox of the artist working in the palimpsest of New York City: to digest, contend
with and reflect on the current moment amidst perpetual exposure to residual energies of the past and the expansive possibilities of the future.

Read more on the Yeh Art Gallery web site

Images:
Ada Friedman, "Untitled (Wing and Wheel: February) FINISHED," 2022, Crayon, colored pencil, gouache, wax pastel, tin can lids, canvas, India ink, oil, charcoal, pencil, paper, linen, sharpie, mica, and photo copy, 32 x 21 inches

Cecilia Caldiera, "We Have Been Here Before," 2023, Steel, plastic, paper, ceramic, lead, seashell, cement, and glass. 6 x 4 x 3 feet

Brandon Morris, “Teapot 3,” 2023, leather, repurposed silver-plated teapot, 12 × 16 × 8 inches

Announcing! the 2nd of 4 exhibitions opening this fall! "Kit-Yin Snyder and Richard Haas" September 21st-December 9thThe...
08/30/2023

Announcing! the 2nd of 4 exhibitions opening this fall!

"Kit-Yin Snyder and Richard Haas"
September 21st-December 9th

The Yeh Art Gallery is very excited to present an exhibition of work by artists Kit-Yin Snyder and Richard Haas who together worked to create a public artwork at the site of the Manhattan Detention Center complex in Chinatown. Commissioned by New York City’s Percent for Art Program in 1985, this work consisted of site-specific sculptures and pavement design by Snyder, and wall murals and friezes by Haas that together conveyed themes and iconography related to stories of civic justice and immigration in New York City. In 2021, as part of New York City’s borough-based jails plan and the redevelopment of this site into a larger prison complex, this public artwork was removed and partially destroyed—with some parts placed in temporary storage at Rikers Island. Calling attention to the precarity of public art in a city that is constantly in flux and examining the range of production by two artists with extensive careers working in the public realm, this exhibition looks at the indeterminate status of this work as an opportunity to consider the full life cycle of the public artwork—from proposed, imagined, or never-realized works to those that no longer exist and all of the material generated throughout these endeavors.

Read more about it on the Yeh Art Gallery web site.

Images: Kit-Yin Snyder, detail of "Drawing for Throne of Solomon," gouache and pencil on paper, 18 x 22 inches; Richard Haas, "Sculptural Frieze, Judgement of King Solomon, (RED)," c.1980 - 1997 Acrylic on plaster, 20 1/2 x 20 1/8 x 1 1/4 in; installation view of Kit-Yin Snyder’s "The Seven Columns of the Temple of Wisdom;" installation view of Richard Haas’s "Immigration on the Lower East Side of New York," photo by Naomi Mizoguchi; all other photos courtesy of the artists.

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The Yeh Art Gallery is honored to present the first exhibition of hand-painted signs by the legendary Cevallos Brothers ...
08/26/2023

The Yeh Art Gallery is honored to present the first exhibition of hand-painted signs by the legendary Cevallos Brothers opening on Thursday September 21st! The Cevallos Brothers—Carlos and Miguel—along with their late brother Victor have made signs, murals, and banners in their iconic style for many Queens and NYC-based businesses for over forty years. This small but mighty presentation in our front gallery will feature a selection of posters made for businesses in Queens from 2016-2019, along with archival photographs and ephemera that chart their storied careers from Bogotá to NYC.

This is one of four projects opening at the Yeh on September 21st—stay tuned for more details about the full exhibition program to be announced next week.

As we are planning and getting ready to announce our fall exhibitions, we are looking back at a selection of artists fro...
08/10/2023

As we are planning and getting ready to announce our fall exhibitions, we are looking back at a selection of artists from previous exhibitions at the Yeh Art Gallery that were featured this summer around the galleries of NYC:

1: Azikiwe Mohammed featured in "The Fantasticals" at Dimin Gallery — still on view through August 18th! .nyc

2. Brittany Adeline King in "Dream Journal" at Company Gallery

3. Casey Tang's solo exhibition "To Carry The Earth" at Cuchifritos Gallery

4. Christine Egaña Navin included in "Plant a W**d" curated by Francesca Altamura

5. Monsieur Zohore included in "Plant a W**d" curated by Francesca Altamura

Today is the last day to visit the 2023 BFA Thesis Exhibition "Absence Breathes" featuring artists Anjeanette Ang, Carri...
07/14/2023

Today is the last day to visit the 2023 BFA Thesis Exhibition "Absence Breathes" featuring artists Anjeanette Ang, Carrington Bailey, Alicia D. Edwards, Hayoung Lee, Caroline Shedlow, Allison Shortell, and Isaiah Sylvain—the gallery is open until 5pm today! On this occasion we are sharing a selection of photos of the artists with their work. Thank you to Professor Alex Morel for leading this amazing group of BFA thesis students! .morel.01

Images: Alicia D. Edwards, Hayoung Lee, Isaiah Sylvain, Anjeanette Ang, Carrington Bailey

In conjunction with Rhonda Kahlifeh's installation at the gallery we are reading her phenomenal book "Project Z II" publ...
07/13/2023

In conjunction with Rhonda Kahlifeh's installation at the gallery we are reading her phenomenal book "Project Z II" published in 2022 by Open Projects Press. Read more about the book in the description below and pickup a copy at Printed Matter! .projects

About the book:

"Project Z II" by Rhonda Khalifeh presents conversations with 8 new participants and the garments created in dialogue with them. Spanning from 2019-2021, "Project Z II" layers material scraps, process notes, interview content, fitting photos, and finished garment photos to present an alternative garment-making narrative.

Khalifeh’s "Project Z" series activates print-and book-making as a tool to chronicle garment making, a process which she views as a social space for collective narratives to unfold. In each of these processes, the works on paper act as records of relational materials and experiences. Khalifeh prints images of fabric, fittings, and other ephemera to document her textile practice. These prints and books transform into new primary works outside of the garment process, challenging the idea of a catalogue or documentation as secondary to art making.

It's the final week to view our current exhibitions at the Yeh Art Gallery! We are open every day this week 10am–5pm thr...
07/12/2023

It's the final week to view our current exhibitions at the Yeh Art Gallery! We are open every day this week 10am–5pm through Friday July 14th.

First image from "Absence Breathes," the 2023 BFA Thesis Exhibition: Anjeanette Ang , Diwata | diwata, 2023
Acrylic and Acryla-Gouache on wood panel, 6 x 8 inches

Second image from the exhibition "Devraj Dakoji/Rhonda Khalifeh:" Rhonda Khalifeh, “More Bad Geographies,” 2019, Screen print on cotton and cotton flannel, cheese cloth, dye, thread, d-rings, Multi-panel installation, dimensions variable

(Please note: The “On the LIRR” series by Devraj Dakoji was taken down a week early in order for them to travel to Dakoji's upcoming exhibition at the National Gallery of Modern Art in Bengaluru, India. But you still have time to see Rhonda Khalifeh's amazing installation of her work "More Bad Geographies" on view in our front gallery through Friday.)

Installation photos of Devraj Dekoji/Rhona Khalifeh at the Yeh Art Gallery!   📷:  Comve visit the exhibition this week T...
06/27/2023

Installation photos of Devraj Dekoji/Rhona Khalifeh at the Yeh Art Gallery!
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Comve visit the exhibition this week Tuesday through Friday, 10am to 5pm!

Installation photos of Absence Breathes, the 2023 BFA Thesis Exhibition, featuring artists Anjeanette Ang, Carrington Ba...
06/27/2023

Installation photos of Absence Breathes, the 2023 BFA Thesis Exhibition, featuring artists Anjeanette Ang, Carrington Bailey, Alicia D. Edwards, Hayoung Lee, Caroline Shedlow, Allison Shortell, and Isaiah Sylvain

Come visit the exhibition this week Tuesday through Friday, 10am to 5pm!

Photos by:

Classes are over at St. John's and the gallery will be open for the summer Tuesday–Friday, 10am–5pm or by appointment. T...
05/12/2023

Classes are over at St. John's and the gallery will be open for the summer Tuesday–Friday, 10am–5pm or by appointment. The current exhibitions—the 2023 BFA Thesis Exhibition "Absence Breathes" and "Devraj Dakoji/Rhonda Khalifeh"—are up through July 14th!

And sadly, some of our fabulous student workers are graduating! The Yeh Art Gallery extends an enormous congratulations and thank you to Catherine Lahood (B.S. in Physics '23), Winnie Lam (BFA Graphic Design '23) and Stephanie Paz (MA Museum Administration '23) who have collectively contributed so much to the gallery over the last four years!

Please join us for an opening reception on Tuesday, May 9th, 4–7pm for the exhibition in the front gallery by artists De...
05/06/2023

Please join us for an opening reception on Tuesday, May 9th, 4–7pm for the exhibition in the front gallery by artists Devraj Dakoji and Rhonda Khalifeh. This project will be on view concurrently with "Absence Breathes," the 2023 BFA Thesis Exhibition.

Special thanks to .rbpmw and and for fostering communities that support this work and these artists. In 2016 EFA organized a beautiful exhibition of Devraj's Dakoji's LIRR "series" in their Blackburn 20|20 gallery.

More about this exhibition:

This project presents works in conversation by artists Devraj Dakoji and Rhonda Khalifeh that address—both directly and indirectly—the movement of people from one place to another and the artifacts that retain the markings of these passages.

Comprised of over one hundred drawings created over an eight-year period on Long Island Rail Road ticket stubs, the works in Dakoji’s LIRR series were made during a period when the artist was traveling between Manhattan and Babylon, NY. These energetic drawings mark a period where the artist had little time, except during this time in transit, to make his own work but was concurrently working in collaboration with many renowned artists as a Master Printer at the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop.

Rhonda Khalifeh’s textile installation More Bad Geographies consists of hand-dyed and screen printed cotton sections hanging from straps in an arrangement that is modular and suited to the site. Reflecting upon the ongoing Syrian refugee crisis, Khalifeh began this project considering both the utility, materiality and security of garments people wear as they traverse vast distances fleeing unlivable conditions in their home countries. Layering of screen-printed elements and materials such as cheesecloth connect back to Khalifeh’s personal memories and associations with home, while the objects together signify a group of people and their chosen items conceivably taken along a treacherous journey.

Read more on the Yeh Art Gallery web site!

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