OUTSIDE THE RECTANGLE by Estelle Pyper for BORO Magazine

Stepping into local artist Alex Markwith’s apartment on 33rd Street feels like entering a very private gallery. “Curated” with intention, the focus is on Markwith’s paintings -- ranging from large-scale abstracts with hundreds of brush strokes to 3D works jutting out from the walls. One walk around the apartment tells me more about its owner than any other space I’ve visited.

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Creative Mosaic: Artists Working in Queens, curated by Osman Can Yerebakan @ Plaxall Gallery

EXHIBITION ON VIEW SEPTEMBER 5 - OCTOBER 13, 2019

The Plaxall Gallery

5-25 46th Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101

Alex Markwith, Quadruple Void (Black, Orange, Caution), 2019, 20 x 16”

Alex Markwith, Quadruple Void (Black, Orange, Caution), 2019, 20 x 16”

Alex Markwith, Orange Void (Black, White, Grey), 2019, 20 x 16”

Alex Markwith, Orange Void (Black, White, Grey), 2019, 20 x 16”

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Alex Markwith, Plaxall Gallery, installation September 2019

Alex Markwith, Plaxall Gallery, installation September 2019

CREATIVE MOSAIC

Artists Working in Queens

A juried exhibition curated by Osman Can Yerebakan, conceived and developed by Carol Crawford

LIC–A’s aim is to increase awareness and appreciation of the richly diverse art produced throughout Queens.

Exhibition on View: September 5 – October 13


Opening Reception: Sunday, September 8, 1-4pm

Day of LIVE PERFORMANCES: September 14, 2-6pm

Closing Reception & Artist Talk: October 13, 2-5pm

Facebook page for Opening Reception:

facebook.com/events/516405309120015

Facebook page for Creative Mosaic LIVE: 

facebook.com/events/1154432154765043/

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About the Curator

Osman Can Yerebakan is a curator and art writer based in New York. His writing has appeared on T: The New York Times Style Magazine, The Paris Review, Vulture and The Cut (both New York Magazine), The Brooklyn Rail, BOMB, Village Voice, Harper’s Bazaar Arabia, Wallpaper*, L’Officiel, Flaunt, Galerie Magazine, Cultured, and elsewhere.

Osman previously organized exhibitions at The Clemente Center (Residual Impression; A Room of One's Own), La MaMa Galleria (Party Out Of Bounds: Nightlife As Activism Since 1980), Radiator Gallery (Works: Reflections on Failure), Equity Gallery (Like Smoke), AC Institute (My Nights Are More Beautiful Than Your Days), Center for Book Arts (En Masse: Books Orchestrated), Local Project (Hopscotch), UrbanGlass (Glass Ceiling: Art of Resilience and Fragility), Leslie Lohman Museum Project Space (Alternate Routes), the Queens Museum (Executive (Dis)Order: Art, Displacement & the Ban), and Residency Unlimited (Contingencies).