Friday, June 3, 2011



Friday, June 3 · 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Fardom Gallery
25-17 41st Ave
Long Island City, New York

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First Friday: The Art of FANG SMITH
Featuring collaborative works by Dani Golomb and Max Nordile

Created over the past year and a half while the two artists lived on opposite coasts, Dani and Max dialogued by sending packages through the mail to create the art and myth of Fang Smith. Art books will be sold alongside the art on the walls.

We are pleased to announce the inclusion of live music from Colleen Green, Uzi Rash, Lew Houston, and Dani Golomb & Owen Cook..

Hope to see you Friday!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Celebrate Armory Arts Week at The Space!

Please join us for another great event!

Once again The Space will be participating in Long Island City Night during Armory Arts Week 2011. This year we will be celebrating the birthday of the lovely artist Shannon Beal during a reception for the second half of her solo-exhibition, The World May Be Round, But The Universe Is Flat, at Fardom Gallery. Please join us Friday, March 4, 2011 from 7-9pm for the festivities. All attendees will have the access to our open studios after the reception. Should you choose to stay after the reception, please dress for the weather, and know there is a flight of stairs that leads up to the studios.

Long Island City Night, Armory Arts Week

March 4, 2011 7-9pm

Fardom Gallery

25-17 41st Ave, LIC, NY 11101

Thursday, February 3, 2011

The World May Be Round, But The Universe Is Flat • Shannon Beal

Fardom Gallery is pleased to announce the first solo-exhibition of works by Shannon Beal. Through her work, the artist explores the omniscient and omnipresent nature of the internet: “Literally all this at my fingertips, and I feel so knowing, so deep. So much to see, so much to know, so much curiosity to indulge.” By exploring the voyeuristic character of the internet, Beal struggles with the “cyber-induced god complex” and the facade of knowledge that it creates, ultimately coming to the conclusion that the world may be round, but the universe is flat.

Please join us for the opening reception of this exceptional exhibition of paintings this Friday.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Shelta Sings Wrapped in the Arms of Wilaye Fynd • Chris Harris.

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Join us Friday December 3rd, for the Opening Reception for "Shelta Sings Wrapped in the Arms of Wilaye Fynd" by Chris Harris. 7-9pm at the Fardom Gallery.

Fardom Gallery is pleased to announce our second solo-exhibition of new works by Chris Harris. The artist’s latest body of work, Shelta Sings Wrapped in the Arms of Wilaye Fynd, centers around the theme of home and the kinetic instincts that crystallize into its parts. His work here begins with the act of “performing” within simple constructions while using photography to begin a process of building. The creative process is then extended and inverted by designing and building structures to house the actions. Inversion is a constant presence in his work as he sees it as essential to growth and therefore essential to life. For instance the title itself refers to two personified directionally different ideas, Shelta (shelter) and Wilaye Fynd (will I find?), which are brought together by acting contradictory to their nature.

Along one wall is a series of large black-and-white prints, titled Partners, housed in deep shadow boxes with legs that allow them to sit on the ground while holding the image at eye level. They lean stoically against the wall but the handles under the frame seem to be inviting you to dance. The images too seem to alternate between dark and playful. All of the still photographs in the exhibit are prints from a single negative but the video portrait, 1000, is built from a group of photographs that are digitally made to undulate over top one another. Included in the show, as a counter point to the images of himself, is a leather bound book of color photos Harris took of various people in his life, be they friends, family members, lovers or briefly encountered strangers, all shot with a 6x6 medium format camera and cropped to an image that is 9x10inches, an aspect ratio that sits heavily on the eye. The title of the series, I Will Take All of You With Me, is intended to be as much of a memento mori as it is a call to those around him to join him in life. It’s that “art is life plus death” notion that guides much of Harris’ work. While evocative of both the dark sensuality of Mark Morrisroe and the roving sun-soaked sweetness of Jack Pierson’s photography, Harris here seems to be attempting to resolve something very personal. He will continue this particular series until he no longer can.

Chris Harris (b. 1982, Portland, Maine) currently lives and works in New York City. He has a background in dance, theater, painting and clothing construction. Fardom Gallery, part of The Space collective, is dedicated to maintaining and expanding the artistic community in the Long Island City, Queens area. The Space takes advantage of previously underutilized property in Long Island City, New York, to provide work space for artists, and a venue for community involvement in the arts, and works with developers and planners to ensure that there are affordable places for artists to live and work in Long Island City as our neighborhood develops and grows.

For further information about the artist contact Kristin Reger at 773.396.8812 or via email at
For further information about the gallery contact Kristy Schopper at 718.752.0331 or via email at

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Sneek peek

Chris Harris • Featured artist next month at the Fardom Gallery

Friday, October 1, 2010

Dessert First

Please join us at Fardom (2517 41st ave, corner of 27th st and 41st ave), from 7-9, tonight for the Preview of "Dessert First".

"Dessert First" is a 2-month show. The aim is to bring forth the process, highlight the studio aspect, and enjoy sloppy before structure. The gallery is vaguely polished in the front room, studio style in the back, and over the next 4 weeks will morph from studio to show.* These two months I will share with everyone along the way my process in making art, how to present an artist and what it takes to make a full show. The preview of "Dessert First" will be tonight! 7-9 (sorry for the late notice Facebook world!) The Opening Reception will be the first friday of next month.

Everyone is welcome this evening to the Preview. Rather than all the formalities of an opening reception, and the hustle for food and wine today, The path is clear for friends to come over and just chat, relax, and check it out. Bring what you want, who you want, and I look forward to seeing you guys at what will prove to be, seriously, the most casual First Friday seen yet.
Rock the Free World,