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2016-2017 Season

Gallery Schedule Spring 2017
Curator of these exhibitions: Beatrix Reinhardt

1st exhibition:
Title: Domesticity  
This group exhibition explores domesticity as a psychological charged space.

February 28 – April 1, 2017
Opening reception: March 2, 2017 // 5-7pm

Gallery talk: March 9, 2017 // 2:30-4:00 pm

Participating artists:
Jaclyn Dooner (painting)
Patty Horing (painting)
Zoë Sheehan Saldaña (sculpture)

2nd exhibition:
Title: Don’t Grab my Papaya!

April 19 – May 18, 2017
Opening reception: April 19, 2017 // 5-7 pm with  performance by Kiyan Williams

Gallery talk:  April 27 // 2:30-4:00
Event with Guerrilla Girls Broadband date & time TBA

Participating artists:
Kira Nam Greene
Katrina Majkut
Kiyan Williams

Kira Nam Greene’s ( work explores female sexuality, desire and control through lush still-life paintings of food, surrounded by complex patterns and abstract designs. Imbuing the feminist legacies of Pattern and Decoration Movement with transnational/multicultural patterns, Greene creates colorful paintings that are unique combinations of realism and abstraction, employing diverse media such as oil, acrylic, gouache, watercolor and colored pencil.

Katrina Majkut ( is dedicated to understanding and exploring feminine narratives and civil rights in aesthetics and social practices within mediums such as embroidery, painting and writing. Historically, cross-stitch often denoted ideas of womanhood, wifedom and motherhood but excluded bodily functions, autonomy and diverse lifestyles, which are essential for any of those roles. Her artwork In Control attempts to directly challenge this concept by attempting to stitch all modernproducts related to women’s health/needs with bipartisan, medically honest approaches. It also seeks to respond to contemporary issues surrounding reproductive rights and women’s bodies.

Kiyan Williams ( Kiyan Williams (gender pronouns they/them/theirs) is a multidisciplinary artist who explores Black queer subjectivity. They create performances, texts, objects, videos, sounds, and installations informed by autoethnography, archival research, and social practice.

Kiyan was born in Newark, NJ and currently lives and works in the Bay Area. They have performed/exhibited work across the country and internationally at venues including: Dixon Place (NYC), JACK Theater (NYC), La Mama Experimental Theater Club (NYC), SOMArts (San Francisco), SFMOMA (San Francisco), Bing Concert Hall (Stanford), Orpheum Theater (Graz, Austria) and more.  

Kiyan was an EMERGENYC fellow at the Hemispheric Institute for Performance and Politics at NYU, fellow in the Create Dangerously: Writing for Performance intensive at the Obie-winning JACK Theater (Brooklyn, NY), and artist-in-residence at Destiny Arts Center (Oakland, CA).

Kiyan has received additional awards from the Trans Justice Funding Project, Stanford University, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. They earned a BA with honors in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity from Stanford University.  

Kat Chamberlin: Night Speech

This solo exhibition is a collection of works (sculpture, video, drawing) exploring encoded languages and alternative narratives that surface as a result of censorship and absence of reliable historic documentation.

November 7 – December 10, 2016

Opening reception: November 10, 2016 from 5-7pm

Gallery Talk: November 17, 2016 during club hours/ 2:30-3:30pm in the gallery (clue event)

Kat Chamberlin, Eulogy, 2014

Kat Chamberlin, Eulogy, 2014

“Night Speech”, 2016. Night Speech is an interactive art installation of a lamp post located on the College of Staten Island campus.  The lamp post receives and translates personal online messages  into morse code flashing through the night. To send an encoded message to the lamp post, visit and enter a maximum of 140 characters into the entry box. 

Kat Chamberlin, Eulogy, 2014

Kat Chamberlin, Eulogy, 2014, single video channel, 00:02:00 (clip), TRT 00:14:00


can a line define?

This group exhibition will juxtapose artistic and journalistic approaches
discussing the notion of the border. The exhibition also explores issues related to
the recent migration crisis in Europe.

Matej Povse, July 2015

Matej Povse, July 2015
A journalist reports from the first portion of a temporary fence the Hungarian military erected. Hungary built a 4-meter high fence along the 110-mile long border with Serbia

Participating artists:
Le Brothers
Ignacio Evangelista
David Molina Gadea
Dario Mitidieri
Matej Povse
Chat Travieso
Terri Warpinski
Matic Zorman

September 19 – October 22, 2016

Opening reception: September 21, 2016 from 5-7pm with a performance by the Le Brothers (Vietnam)

Panel discussion/artist talk: September 22, 2016 during club hours/ 3-4:15 pm in the gallery with a poetry reading by Melanie Almeder

Other participants: Le Brothers, Matt Bernico (Ph.D., Communication and Media Studies, European Graduate School, 2016; author of the catalogue essay)

Other programming in connection with the exhibition will be announced.

Le Brothers from 356 Days Project

Le Brothers from 356 Days Project

Beatrix Reinhardt
Professor and Curator of the Gallery
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