If you haven’t been to Long Island City (LIC), the mix of highrises and empty warehouses may appear less than welcoming. However, a few hours in the Queens neighborhood can quickly change the mind. Having only visited a handful of times, I find more to keep me on the other side of the Queensboro Bridge each trip I take. Saturday’s stop for a performance at SculptureCenter led me back to one of the best converted art spaces in New York—a trolley repair shop renovated by Maya Lin. SculptureCenter — with upstairs galleries and a dungeon-like basement exhibition space — continues ... More » »
The three top prizes at this year’s Victory for Tyler exhibit (subtitled Sculpture 2009), went to Philadelphia artists. The huge, 29-artist exhibit attracted 500 people to Saturday’s opening at the Ice Box at the Crane Arts Center. There is a second opening tonight, at The Crane’s Second Thursday, 6-9 p.m. that will include some more performances. So it would be a good time to go if you missed the opening, since performance was a key part of so many of the pieces.