SquareWine is participating in LIC Arts Open again this year, and will host a Handmade Industrial Decor, Photography, Painting, and Ceramic Sculpture event on Thursday, May 15th, 2014 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM at 24-20 Jackson Avenue.
Here is a list of artists that will have exhibits at the event:1
SquareWine is proud once again to present the works of local artists for the LIC Arts Open!
Ali Solomon (“Morning After”, pictured above) creates artwork depicting relationships linked to specific moments of day. “The paintings can be viewed as a sequence, or as a cycle,” she says, “implying that human interactions can fall into patterns, create chain-reactions, or repeat themselves over time.”
Lorenzo Mastropasqua & Gwen Furlew (Mastropieces) combine their respective engineering and fine arts backgrounds to create beautiful pieces of handmade decor. Lorenzo and Gwen spend their time hunting the country for vintage objects and then give them a second chance at life. From chain to trumpets to engine parts, nothing has stumped these two. You name it, they will find it, and they will make it a special addition to your home.
Derek Mainhart is an artist from Queens, New York. His colorful, expressionistic work “uses the vehicle of traditional portraiture in an attempt to highlight people who have been overlooked.” Says Derek, “I’m under no illusions that painting my subjects has in any way made their lives better. It merely documents that they existed. Perhaps the viewer will have a moment of empathy, which the world is sorely in need of.”
Veronica Lindhurst (https://www.flickr.com/photos/veronicalphotography/) is a photographer in New York City. “I’m not a professional. I’m passionate,” she says. “My collection of flowers invites you into my serenity — my tranquil and happy place. I love to capture the softness and finer attributes that are often overlooked by a superficial glance.”
Peter Goldwater is a ceramic artist currently working in Long Island City. A teacher at BrickHouse Ceramic Art Center, Peter started as a potter, “but for many years my main concerns have been with form not function,” he says. “I reconstruct new form from thrown shapes and have been recently combining these forms together with Black iron fittings. I also am concerned with scale and ways to push the limits of clay.”