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A Fresh Civility: Opening Reception

Queens College CUNY MFA
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Queens College CUNY MFA Presents A Fresh Civility: Opening Reception curated by John Yau at Plaxall Gallery

April 13 - May 13, 2018
A Fresh Civility: Opening Reception
Friday, April 13, 2018, 7:00-10:00PM
A Fresh Civility: Closing Reception
Thursday, May 10, 2018, 7:00-10:00PM

Gallery Hours
Thursdays 6:00-10:00PM
Saturdays + Sundays 12:00-5:00PM
Friday, May 4 + May 11, 2018 6:00-10:00PM

5-25 46th Avenue, Long Island City, NY, 11101
(Enter via parking lot entrance through door above staircase)


A Fresh Civility, curated by Joh Yau, is a group show in which the sixteen artists focus on the question: What does it mean to be civil in a world in which name-calling and inflammatory positions have superseded dialog and debate? How do you approach a world of sensory overload with a fresh perspective, with humor and empathy? How do you remain uncowed at a time when incivility, rumor, misperception and self-righteousness have blanketed the American landscape, like a foul smelling mist? Working across a wide range of practices – including performance, video, painting, drawing, ceramics, and the making of quilts – the artists in this exhibition – all of them students in the MFA program at Queens College – bring a fresh and challenging viewpoint to these troubling times.

Featured artists include Arber Dabaj, Paula Frisch, Eliesha Grant, Cody Herrmann, Tara Homasi, Zaid Islam, Cecilia Judge, Naomi Kuo, Marlon Lainez, Ed Majkowski, Melissa Misla, Ash Morgan, Uno Nam, Julian Phillips, Kathryn Sullivan, and Pedro Felipe Vintimilla.


Additional programs by exhibiting artists:
Common Thread at A Fresh Civility
Saturday, April 21, 2:30-4:30PM
NON: (Teach Me How To Dance) at A Fresh Civility
Friday, May 4, 7:00-8:30PM


Flyer design by Melissa Misla