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LIU Post Artists Display Their Works at Patchogue Artspace

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LongIslandConnectionThe Long Island Connection 3, an exhibition featuring recent works by the faculty and M.F.A. candidates of LIU Post, will have an opening at Patchogue Artspace on Saturday, Feb. 22 and include a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. to meet the artists. The exhibit will run from Feb. 17 to Feb. 27.

The Long Island Connection 3 features a diverse group of artists who come from different cultural and philosophical backgrounds, and who embrace a variety of art-making disciplines. The exhibit will purposely juxtapose painting with printmaking, sculpture with photography, and representational pieces alongside abstract and non-objective works. The exhibit addresses a variety of themes, including socio-political commentary, examinations of human psychology, and pure explorations of aesthetic composition. The unifying theme amidst this diversity is that artists from disparate walks of life and all corners of the world have found an extraordinary connection here on Long Island.

Featured artists include faculty members Seung Lee, Dan Christoffel, Frank Olt, Joan Harrison, Daniel Mirer, Winn Rea, and Joan Powers; as well as M.F.A. candidates Melissa Maiello, Esther Marie Chagaris, Suzi Desiderio, Dasha Bazanova, Chris Ann Ambery, Sung Bok Lee, Zin Helena Song, Miro Kang, Heon Woo Nam, Meishan Pan, Mengxing Hu, Ting Ting Zhang, Yuheng Hou, Summer Jie Geng, Tyrone S. Copeland, Jordan Walker, Justin Capalbo, Duaa Khalil, Benjamin Hoyng, Chelsea Soldner, and Jianan Li.

This exhibition is part of an exchange program between LIU Post and the resident artists at Patchogue Artspace. This relationship began in 2013 when LIU Post alumni Dave Rogers saw an opportunity to benefit working artists on Long Island by forming a connection between Artspace Patchogue and LIU Post, as well as other colleges on Long Island. The first exchange exhibit—Blood, Sweat and Tears—was held in November 2013, when 11 Artspace resident artists had a showing in the Hutchins Gallery at LIU Post. This relationship continues with Long Island Connections 3, the third Long Island exchange exhibit for LIU Post.

Rogers explains: “What makes this exchange exhibit different from the others is that Artspace is not just a place where artists can exhibit their work, LIU Post M.F.A. students will have the opportunity to network with professional emerging resident artists. They will get firsthand exposure to working artists and be able to get a better sense of what awaits them after graduation. Exchanges like this could open doors for LIU M.F.A. students, including internships with artists and in the gallery, great connections with working artists, and even the possibility of finding a future home when they graduate at one of the 35 Artspace projects across the country.”

For more information regarding the gallery and its upcoming exhibitions, contact Dave Rogers at 631-838-8944, artspacepatchoguegallery@gmail.com, or Professor Seung Lee at slee@liu.edu.

Pictured above: Echo Series I by Jordan Walker

Posted 02/11/2014

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