by Sueim Koo
Sueim Koo uses collage and oil painting to create abstract landscapes based on phrases in her essay book. Often, the sentences directly from her journal become the titles of the works. Although her work depicts landscapes, those landscapes lie beyond the geographic imagery itself. Instead, each canvas holds in it a story, fraught with the emotional depths of her life. The story of her images with chromatic color schemes is evidence of psychological conflict and metaphors of suppression in her personal life.
In this exhibition, she expresses her gratitude towards close friends of more than decades including her family members. Transforming her personal feelings for each individual into abstract colors and shapes as a background landscape of her painting, she embedded her feelings as if it's a spiritual gift to her friends and families.
Wildflowers: An Exhibit of Clay & Fiber
by Amy Supton
This exhibition presents Amy Supton’s work in clay and weaving coincided with the early women’s movement. “I felt driven to use clay to put forth a women-centric aesthetic,” remembers Supton.
Amy explored many craft techniques such as quilt, embroidery, weaving, and ceramics. With her intense interest in fiber, she began to create work that combined both ceramics and fiber to create unique mixed media pieces. As Amy began combining ceramics with fiber, each firing technique would influence her work’s color palette. Multidimensional textures and colors bring interesting visual harmony while conveying female identity of artist reflected through her works.
by Tina Seligman
This ongoing project explores patterns and cycles in nature and how they universally connect people using mixed media including found shells and stones, sea fossils, cyanotypes (sun prints) created at the sandbar, drawing, painting, sculpture, video, music composition, and poetry. Inspired by experiences at the sandbar and other bodies of water, Tina also created a short video with music composed and recorded by jazz artist, Iga Mrozek.
As part of an interactive experience, viewers can rearrange shells and stones into their own "musical phrases" and write short poems inspired by water that can be added to the installation.
Happily Ever After?
by Linda Rettich
Building an object with tiny beads is an intense activity. The process demands close scrutiny, constant decision-making, flexibility, innovation, and time. It involves critical dialogue between what artist sees and where she wants to go. Every piece Linda Rettich makes is a creative adventure.
"When I’m engrossed in a beading project, time and the world “out there” go away. My need to organize and construct takes over. The quiet, repetitive action of beads-to-needle soothes and relaxes. With a profusion of beads within reach, a threaded needle in my hand, and a visualization that drives me forward, I’m living at my creative edge. It doesn’t get better than that."
The Shape and Line of Home
by Frances Hynes
In the 1970s and early 1980s, artist Frances Hynes made paintings of the simple, wood-frame houses of her neighborhood: New England, cape cod style and Tudor style homes. During these years she also found upstate NY barns to be an inspiration. And some paintings referenced the functional and plain factory buildings and sheds she saw in Long Island City, the location of her studio for 40 years (1976 - 2016). This place too was home to her.
In this exhibition, Frances showcases 12 earlier paintings depicting houses and homes. All architectural imagery was painted in a greatly simplified manner - intensified with color, separated from the image and transformed to something more fundamental, distant and abstract - but with the building image remaining clear and recognizable.
by Margie Neuhaus
Margie Neuhaus is an artist based in Brooklyn, whose work is inspired by the study of natural and manmade systems. She explores the quotidian details and mysteries of life with structures inspired by architecture, natural structures, and biological systems.
Margie often integrates and expands various spatial concepts to create works that explore dissonance, harmony, vulnerability and ephemeral states. She explores notions of emptiness, linear disruptions, ideas of chance and impermanence.
With her interests in things that are fragile, spontaneous, and feel humble, Margie creates works with a certain tone of lightness, to evoke a sense of contemplation and to slow viewers down so that they might perceive space, air, and structure in new ways. Her works also investigate various spatial phenomena and textures and contrast the ethereal with the constructed.
by Katy Martin
Katy Martin is a visual artist whose work combines painting, photography and performance. She also makes film and video. Katy’s art, paint on skin, is about the fluidity of borders, and skin itself as a porous boundary that continually shifts and changes.
Her work has been exhibited at Galerie Arnaud Lefebvre and Light Cone, The Museum of Modern Art, Anthology Film Archives, Saint Peter’s Church, The Clemente, PPOW Gallery, The Tribeca Film Festival, Alexander/Heath Contemporary, The Harvard Art Museums, GalerieForum Am Meer, Green Dog Arts, The Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art and The Art Museum of Shanghai University.
Long-term collaborations include performance projects with three Paris artists, a weekly photo exchange with a Berlin artist, and curatorial projects with a Shanghai film curator.
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. His work is inspired by Jogakbo, the traditional Korean craft of patching together scraps of fabric.His work asks questions about the impact of American capitalism on one’s values, and what motivates a person to want more and more. It is an examination of the roots of our desires, and how we determine value.
Kim has exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the United States and in Korea. Born and raised in South Korea, Kim received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Fashion Design and has worked for nearly 20 years as a fashion designer in Korea, China, Mexico, and the United States.
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