#10. Chance Ecologies Exhibit at Radiator Gallery
Pink Smoke, by Raphael Shirley, 2015
“Chance Ecologies: The Wild Landscapes of Hunter’s Point South,” an exhibition at Radiator Gallery in Long Island City, presents art inspired by an abandoned post-industrial property that is now being redeveloped along the Queens waterfront. Chance Ecologies is an experimental art organization exploring the value of wild places in a changing city. In August, we walked the landscape in question with the team of Chance Ecologies, and we’re excited to see the artistic output from their work this year.
Examples of work on display include a poster illustrating some of the wild plants found in the area and a photo typology of the “endangered surfaces” to be lost as the area becomes a new neighborhood of streets, buildings, and landscaped parkland.
About 17 artists are featured in the current exhibition at Radiator Gallery, which runs through January 22, 2016. This exhibit will be followed by another one next autumn at the Queens Museum of Arts. Radiator Gallery, part of Radiator Arts, is located at 10-61 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, Queens, NYC. The exhibit is open Fridays and Sundays, 1 to 6 pm and by appointment, along with upcoming Chance Ecologies events.