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Working Rhythms: Visiting Artists Interpret the Yard

Brooklyn Navy Yard Visiting Artist Program Exhibition

Thursday, November 15 from 6PM – 8PM in the Yard Work Gallery at BLDG 92.

BLDG 92 is located at 63 Flushing Avenue at Carlton Avenue.
Exhibit hours: Wed–Sun | 126 p.m. | Free Admission | 718-907-5932
Additional directions to the Yard can be found here
RSVP for opening reception with the artists: Christopher Brown, Niki Lederer, Amy Lemaire, Mark Street, and Gerald Wagoner

Working Rhythms

Knockdown Center • September 15-29, 2018

Don’t Rain on My Parade, 2018

Niki-Lederer_Temporary AllegiancePleased to fly my flag at Knockdown Center as part of Philip von Zweck’s project Temporary Allegiance, an ongoing open call for artist-made flags to be featured temporarily on a 40 foot flagpole at the building’s entrance.

Don’t Rain on my Parade, 2018
Umbrella canopies, nylon thread, nylon webbing, grommets
61 x 103 inches

Flying High at 40 feet!

On view September 15-29, 2018

The Knockdown Center is located at 52-19 Flushing Ave, Maspeth, NY 11378.

RECYCLE 2018: Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition’s National Juried Show

Opening reception: Saturday, May 12, 1-6pm.
Juror’s award winners will be announced at the opening at 3pm. Recycle2018_300dpi_web
Exhibition dates: May 12 – June 17, 2018

Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition’s national juried show of art crafted from cast-off, discarded, and re-purposed materials – is a celebration of ingenuity and imagination.

Exhibition space is located at 481 Van Brunt, Door 7, Van Brunt Street, Red Hook, Brooklyn, 11231, in the pre-Civil War warehouse overlooking the Statue of Liberty.

The gallery is open weekends only, 1-6PM, during the scheduled art shows.

By Ferry: NY Water Taxi Free IKEA ferry from Wall St Pier 11.  New York Water Taxi to Red Hook

NYC Trash!: Past, Present, & Future Sculpture Garden

InstaTrashThe City Reliquary is located at

370 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211

Exhibition Dates: April 7-29, 2018

The City Reliquary’s sculpture exhibition — in conjunction with the museum’s current exhibit, NYC Trash!: Past, Present, & Future — presents the work of ten local trash artists whose works will be on display in the Reliquary’s backyard garden.

The spirit of NYC Trash! reinforces the notion that trash can and should be reused. The sculptures on display are site-specific and fabricated from refuse and found objects.

Through the use of trash as art, NYC Trash!: Past, Present, & Future Sculpture Garden highlights the need for continued conversation about our waste problem — especially in a metropolis like New York City — and allows visitors to look at trash as more than ephemera.

Artists include Bernard Klevickas (sculptures made from salvaged bicycle parts); Niki Lederer (colorful repurposed plastic turned into hanging pieces); Barbara Lubliner (Plastic Bottle Succulent Garden); Jeffrey Allen Price (making site-specific sculptures out of the by-products of art and life); Claudia Sbrissa (artwork inspired by landscapes); Tyrome Tripoli (sculpture representative of life journey and discovery); and Debbie Ullman (an urban intervention aimed at stimulating community engagement and interaction). For the opening, artist Mierle Laderman Ukeles’ 20 cubic-yard garbage truck faced with hand-tempered mirror titled The Social Mirror garbage truck will be parked outside the museum to allow the public to get up close and personal with New York’s trash removal devices.

Case Studies

IMGP05408Main Gallery, Gallery Aferro

February 10 – March 16, 2018
Curated by Evonne M. Davis
Opening Reception February 10th 7-10pm @ Gallery Aferro

Case Studies is a unique group exhibition in which artists have been invited to intervene with re-purposed, salvaged museum display cases. The majority of these cases were donated to Gallery Aferro by the George Washington Mt. Vernon Estate Museum, as well as from the New York Historical Society and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Large, elegant, dark wood displays, previously used for a traveling exhibition of objects from George Washington’s life, as well as plexiglass vitrines and pedestals, will be transformed by artists for a contemporary vision. Artists from across the East Coast will be participating, creating a diverse and unique experience for the viewers. This exhibition will create a dialogue between museum culture, gallery experimentation, and the artist’s voice.

Participating Artists:
Emily Bivens
Marcy Chevali
Kate Eggleston
Tatiana Istomina
Niki Lederer
Ann LePore
Laurie Murphy
Elina Peduzzi
Joanne Ross
James Sham
Sarah Walko
Eleanor White
Juno Zago
Mark Zimmerman

Creative Climate Awards 2017 Artist Talk

On Wednesday, November 1, 2017

I will be speaking about my work as part of the “Residency Solutions Night 2: Wasted”

This is part of a curated evening led by Impact Residency Artist Carolyn Monastra around the central theme Wasted. Artists whose work focuses on waste, will give presentations with a follow-up discussion about what we all can do about waste. The evening will include a musical performance by TWNY Music Guild plus a brief introduction to The Climate Reality Project by Simone Rothman.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
7:00-8:30 PM 

Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO)
1 East 42nd Street, New York, NY

Exhibition Dates:
October 16th – November 16th
Monday – Friday  9AM – 4:30PM
Taipei Economic and Cultural Office
1 E 42nd St, New York, NY

The Creative Climate Awards are an annual series of events that showcase artists creating climate-inspired public works and actions. In an effort to inspire us to think more critically about our actions and their impacts, the Creative Climate Awards uses the arts and creativity to share knowledge, broaden the climate conversation, educate, and incite action.

Human Impacts Institute

OPEN (C)ALL: TRUTH

I had a small scale, ceiling-suspended sculpture included in this group show.

Opening Reception, Wednesday, November 15th, 7-9PM!

Exhibition on View: November 16 – December 17

We live in an era when truth is under assault. In a time of alternative truths and truthiness, we ask that you show us your truth. What is real and true for you?

Gallery at BRIC House
647 Fulton Street
(Enter on Rockwell Place)
Brooklyn, NY 11217
United States
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