York College’s art gallery has hosted some of the most ground breaking exhibits featuring urban artists and is poised to one up itself once more. Curated by Professor Margaret Rose Vendreyes in collaboration with the NLE Curatorial Lab, The 2020 Southeast Queens Biennial brings artists such as Damali Abrams the Glitter Priestess, Natali S. Bravo-Barbee, Janet Henry, Rejin Leys and more in an exhibit that features emotionally grabbing modern themes paired with visually striking art.
The Southeast Queens Biennial’s lineup of artists featured pieces that showcased powerful themes. Out of the range of artists on display William Jackson’s work stood out to me the most. His “Cricket Warrior” piece features characters wearing intricate outfits adorned with trinkets amongst other things. The outfits are as vibrant as they are detailed and feels a lot like the carnival outfits used to play mas.
Stop by York College’s art gallery to experience these as well as the other curated pieces for the southeast Queens biennial.