Artist Profile: Jenny Polak

Artist Profile: Jenny Polak

New York City-based artist Jenny Polak has long dealt with issues of citizenship and legality through her site-specific and socially-engaged projects. Drawing heavily on her background in architecture, but working across a variety of media, Polak’s work brings human...
News from NYC: Queens Museum Re-Opens on November 9

News from NYC: Queens Museum Re-Opens on November 9

Queens Museum This has been a pretty great fall in the borough of Queens. From the NY Art Book Fair and Maker Faire earlier this season, to the ambitious Empire Drive-In that just closed 10 days ago, Queens – typically perceived as the dowdy counterpart to...
Empire Drive-In: Junk Cars and a Giant Screen

Empire Drive-In: Junk Cars and a Giant Screen

Photo: Tod Seelie   Empire Drive-In is a full-scale, twelve-night, outdoor cinema and social spectacle. Hosted by the New York Hall of Science, and brilliantly programmed and designed by artists Todd Chandler and Jeff Stark, this project is an ambitious statement on...
Artist Profile: Ernesto Pujol

Artist Profile: Ernesto Pujol

As a young art student in the late 90’s, I attended a talk given by Ernesto Pujol at RISD, where he presented his then-current project: an installation of Nazi-era porcelain as a commentary on whiteness, purity, and the attendant relationship these meanings have to...