It's that time again: time for the LIC Arts Open, nearly a week of gallery nights, events, and open studios spread across Long Island City.
Tonight revolved around Queens Plaza/Dutch Kills; first, we visited the Clock Tower, 29-27 41st Avenue, which is hosting a group show, with standouts like recent prints from Luba Lukova. Next, we wandered over to Space Gallery, 29-09 39th Avenue, and took a peek at Windmill Tap & Grill, still not quite ready for the public, but beautifully restored and looking like a promising addition to the neighborhood. Finally, we headed to Studio 34, 34-01 38th Avenue, and checked out a group show as well as a few studio spaces.
Lots of great stuff---like "Power" in pink plush, below, in addition to pieces by Ayakoh Furukawa, Mary Teresa Giancoli, Sofia Hager, Eric March, Nancy Rakoczy, Helaine Soller, and many, many more. Have a wander in the neighborhood---this weekend, the open studios should be another big draw; Reis Studios and Diego Salazar are a pretty good bet.