We-are-familia’s Genogram

Currently and throughout 2011, WE-ARE-FAMILIA plans to host a succession of exhibitions and free cultural events in otherwise unoccupied  raw spaces within Brooklyn, Queens, and Miami— Beginning Tuesday, August 24, 2010 with help from Long Island City’s boutique real estate agency Modern Spaces, WE-ARE-FAMILIA takes up residency in a newly constructed building located at Ten63 Jackson Avenue. In this exhibition, WE-ARE-FAMILIA will unveil its newest Keepsake Boxes and present works by the group’s individual artists, all of who have drawn acclaim in their own right and individual careers. With over 24 artists featured, this will be the largest WE-ARE-FAMILIA exhibition to date. The exhibition will be split between a street level storefront open to the public and a penthouse apartment open by appointment only.

The show, entitled GENOGRAM, is a telling display of artwork that is diverse in its forms of expression (from photography to video to painting) yet finds common ground and tendencies. It is a study of family and families in all of their many forms, exploring circles of people, ideas, and traditions, and, drawing contributions from a majority of We-Are-Familia’s members, maps a family tree of the collective itself.  Featured artists include: Amy Ruppel, Anton Lopez, Chad Phillips, Chris Yormick, David Trumpf, Eliana Perez, Fabian Bedolla, Hisham Bharoocha, Jacob Williams, Jeff Lewis, Jesse Brown, Jennifer Garcia, Leah Ellis, Marc McAndrews, Mike Skinner, Peter Kienzle / Superette, Randy Lott, Nille Svensson/Sweden Graphics, Thundercut, Tobias Zarius, Tine Lundsfryd, Yoh Nagao and Brandon Downing of the Flarf Collective.

OPENING
Ten63 Jackson Avenue
Long Island City, New York 11101
Tuesday, August 24 from 7 to 10 PM
with performance by SOFT CIRCLE.

GALLERY HOURS
Weekdays from 4 to 9 PM.
Saturdays from 4 to 11 PM with DJ CEROCK.
Sundays from 4 to 8 PM.
Closed Mondays.

CLOSING (RSVP ONLY)
Sunday, September 5th, Sunset to 11PM
Private exhibition in Penthouse A with DJ CEROCK.
$20.00 suggested donation at the door.
Limited space available.
rsvp art (at) we-are-familia.com

Above images by: Yoh Nagao and Hisham Bharoocha.