Reclamation is a series of drawings and paintings by Julia Simoniello that documents the artist’s experience as a queer, femme artist living in a changing suburban landscape in a dying world. The art will confront sexuality, femininity, death, loss, and life on Staten Island through an exploration of psychological portraiture. The art on display aims to undermine the prototypical figure as mother or object of beauty.
Breaking Ground: Twenty Years of the New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden brings the fascinating story of this unique space to life through artifacts, photographs, and artwork, in honor of the 20th anniversary of its completion.
Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C & G)
On display October 19 – December 29, 2019
2:00 – 4:00 PM
Opening Reception Admission: Free
Reclamation is made possible by the Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. This project is made possible in part by a DCA Premier Grant from Staten Island Arts, with public funding for the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Image credit: Julia Simoniello
Breaking Ground is made possible by the Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Additional support is provided by Suzhou Tourism. Photo credit: Michael Falco. Special thanks to Michael McWeeney.