Wednesday, November 4, 2009


RADAR EYES, an exhibition of hallucinogenic prints curated by Canadian printmaking duo Seripop, Chicago gallerist Reuben Kinkaid, and The Space L.I.C. will open Friday, November 6th, 7pm at Fardom Gallery, 25-17 41st Avenue, Long Island City. Around the corner, a secret space will stash many more prints and a new installation by NYC artist Sakura Maku. Gallery goers will enjoy an exciting dual-opening of hundreds of works evoking altered states, perpetual distortions, and outright hallucinations.

Including works by Le Dernier Cri (Marseilles, France), Xander Marro and Lief Goldberg (Providence, RI), Dutch Illustrator Zeloot, Minneapolis-based Danimal, and Seripop (Montreal), this show offers a mind-expanding aesthetic experience for all.
RADAR EYES debuted in 2008 at the Co-Prosperity Sphere (Chicago), home of the Public Media Institute. RADAR EYES will travel to Glasgow, U.K. early spring of 2010. This edition of the exhibition was made possible by NYC artist's collaborative The Space, which has been dedicated to the use of underutilized properties in the name of art since 2001.

Fardom Gallery is open Mon and Fri 12-9, Thu and Sat 12-6. Show runs Fri Nov 6 thru Wed Dec 2. Opening reception will be from 7 to 9 pm Trains: F (21st Street/ Queensbridge), 7NW (Queensboro Plaza), EVGR (Queensplaza)

Proper wine & cheese throughout the opening. Jams from Dj Ej from 9pm onward.

For more info and links to the artists' work:

the organizers:

awesome show poster by Jeremiah Chiu of PLURAL

Monday, October 26, 2009


RADAR EYES opens Friday, November 6th from 7-10 pm
at Fardom Gallery (The Space L.I.C.)

Fardom Gallery is open Mon and Fri 12-9, Thu and Sat 12-6. Show runs Fri Nov 6 thru Wed Dec 2.

Over 200 Prints by more than 50 International artists.

More work & Installation by Sakura Maku in a nearby secret location.

Fardom Gallery
25-17 41st Ave
Long Island City 11101

F 21st Street/ Queensbridge
7NW Queensboro Plaza
GVRE Queens Plaza

RADAR EYES is an exhibition of hallucinogenic prints curated by Canadian printmaking duo Seripop, Chicago gallerist Reuben Kinkaid, and Kristin Reger of The Space L.I.C. will open Friday, November 6th, 7pm at Fardom Gallery, 25-17 41st Avenue, Long Island City, 11101. A nearby secret location will house an installation by Sakura Maku (NYC, Yale MFA) and many, many more prints at surprisingly accessible prices on opening night only. Gallery goers will be lead to the second show and enjoy an exciting dual-opening of hundreds of works evoking altered states, perpetual distortions, and outright hallucinations.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Thursday, September 3, 2009


The Voice of New York
Review of EscapV2 / Fall Preview

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


Now, please: closing reception / fall preview, Tues. Sept 1, 5 - 8pm

Fardom Gallery (directions)

"escapv2" artwork by Kristina A. Schopper
check out a lovely write up about the opening!
+ Schumacher's works and a review of our fall plans
rsvp to

Saturday, August 1, 2009


Kristina A. Schopper, Director of L.I.C. arts organization the Space, has been supporting local artists for ten years, tirelessly organizing and promoting the efforts of the community she's taken under her wing. She's asked for little in return, primarily insisting that the artists she supports also support each other. As a result, she has helped to grow a thriving group of painters, sculptors, photographers, and performers. Throughout her life as an administrator, she has made sure to maintain herself as the artist she was when this all began. I'm not sure where she found the energy, but she kept painting, developing the body of work in escap: works by Kristina A. Schopper.

This Friday, August 7th at 7:00, escap will open with a two-hour reception at the Space's Fardom Gallery, where Ms. Schopper is showing selected paintings. At 9:00, the party will move to the Space's warehouse property, where the organization's artist studios have been temporarily transformed into a generous showcase of Schopper's past work. Her paintings are highly tactile, vivid atmospheres in color and form, brimming over with as much personality as their lively creator. Now would be a good time to introduce yourself to this grassroots queen; one day you're going to want to say "I met her."

More information, as well as directions to the properties, are at the Space's website.

Monday, June 15, 2009


NEW studios being built in Long Island City! Four blocks from PS1, large warehouse loft-style spaces.

Offered by tenured L.I.C. arts organization The Space

Studios available THIS SUMMER!

Available for individuals or groups

100 sq ft, 10'x10' --- $300/mo

162 sq ft, 9'x18' ---- $450/mo

324 sq ft, 18'x18' ---- $800/mo

648 sq ft, 18'x36' --- $1200/mo

1296 sq ft, 36'x36' --- $1950/mo

These are the standard sizes being built; however, WE CAN ACCOMMODATE REQUESTS FOR LARGER SPACES. Please send size requests to the email address below.

24/7 access, freight elevator available.

Excellent train access:

E,V,G,R the corner • N,W,7 two blocks • F four blocks away

Lease agreement requires first month's rent and a security deposit.

Studios are private but the building offers the privileges of being connected with one of New York's foremost artist collectives. The Space L.I.C. has leased in this warehouse for 10 years and will offer renting artists access to our artistic network and opportunities. Among the benefits to renting artists are potential to exhibit in our sculpture garden, allocated public space in NYC, and our own exhibition space, Fardom Gallery.

We are offering great space, wonderfully located, at a great price-all with supportive, artistic neighbors!

This is what it looks like now. Huge!

Please send interests and inquiries to

Please respond soon. Space is limited.

More info:



Sunday, May 24, 2009

Queensboro Bridgescapes


All of the images from Chicago's VERSION '09 Festival are now up for your viewing pleasure. Please visit our Flickr page for all the action, but here's a taste of the magic:

Check out all of the Version photo party HERE. Yeah!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

¡ V E R S I O N !

TheSPACE L.I.C. presents:

(L.I.C. Colossus)
The Space’s proposal for the Long Island City Colossus will include sketches, models, a timeline and a budget for building a giant sculpture off the shores of Queens. The LIC Colossus is to be built in the image of the mythical Colossus of Rhodes: a giant human form emerging from the depths of the East River. However, unlike the traditional image of a Colossus, this male figure will be built only from the waist up, creating a design that can only be seen at low tide. The colossus will serve as a reminder of Long Island City’s foundation as an industrial fortress and transmit across the waters ever growing artistic and cultural strength in New York City’s other city.

(World Tour)
60’s Berlin. 70’s São Paulo. Perpetual Detroit. Often, cities in destitution double as underground cultural epicenters. Can this phenomenon be cultivated in the neglected inner-city? Municipalities like Amsterdam and Buenos Aires think so; we do too. The Space proposes an around the world art tour to share our skills in many a city. Taking cues from our successes in Queens, Chashama’s example in Manhattan, and the Phantom Gallery Network in Chicago, artists-cum-activists will work city-by-city holding rogue exhibitions, performances, and workshops. Artists will land in a city and collaborate with civic planners, institutions, and real estate companies to secure vacant properties for artist’s work and community outreach in underdeveloped/ unattractive areas. Working with local artists will be key in ensuring cultural exchange and sustaining program momentum once touring artists have left. Artists will work to demonstrate that waiting real estate can be utilized by artists in the interim, thereby creating community-level incentive for public and private development. The US would serve as the launch pad; dream itinerary would include fringe areas in Mexico City, Moscow and Marrakech. Exhibited materials will include a personalized plans for international cities with maps focusing on particular areas of each metropolis.
Audacity of Art Show:
Opening Reception April 24th. 7pm.
CoProsperity Sphere
Somewhere South Morgan
Bridgeport Chicago USA

Building things in which to stay/live/meditate/ascend. Sans architectural know how, avec many a skilled artist.
Through May 3rd.
Benton House Gymnasium
Lot 3052 S Gratten Avenue
Bridgeport Chicago USA

This is Brandon Schreck's artwork. You will see good art like this at said event. Plus! Learn all about what it is we do so well: reclaim underutilized properties in the (holy) name of art (itself).
April 25th 26th.
Benton House Bridgeport.

Participating Artists & Etceteras:
Michael T Rea, H. Mathis, Daan Sampson, Charles Vinz and Ilana Percher, Ken Camden, Thunderhorse, Benjamin Fumke, Chris Smith and Joseph Cornell, Jeremy Tubbs, Amanda Walters, Aron Gent, Beth Wiedner, Faiz Razi and Jim Duignan (the Stockyard Institute), Marissa Perel, Chelsea Culp, Ed and Rachael Marszewski, SPACE L.I.C. Collective, Sara Weis, Shelter Corps, Cole Robertson, Molly Roth, JT Rogstad, Sonnenzimmer, Gregory Calvert, Rod Hunting, Chad Kouri, Derek Dietrich-Muller, Mark McGinnis / Country Club, Chris Roberson, Steve Walters / Screwball Press, Liz Tapp, Angee Lennard / Spudnik Press, Rebecca Rakstad / No Coast, Emily Clayton, Dan Grzeca, Ezra Claytan Daniels, Jen Farrell / Starshaped Press, Daniel MacAdam / Crosshair, Bill Mackey, Jay Sebastian, Michael Genovese, Gabriel Villa, Dominic Fortunato,Brian Wallace, Amanda Brinkman, Susan Morelock, Lucy Parker, Joel Kuennen, Benjamin Pearson Jared Ray, Maureen Burns, Jorge Mujica,Kathleen Tieri and Wade Tillet, Paul Sargent, Peter Skvara, Martin Morse, Garret Munski, Ena Kumar, Adrianne Goodrich, Anthony Bianco, Theodore Boggs, Eric Siegel, Nick Bahr, Brian Wallace, Dara Benno, Brian O'quinn, Bryan Rautenberg, Ben Noetzel, Au Fait Collective , James Payne, Rachel Boccamazzo, James Ewert, Ron Ewert, Scotty Davis, Justin Goh, Vincent Finazzo, Ellen Kirk, Shelter Corps, Art Shanties, Marissa Perel,Chelsea Culp, Kill Memory Crash, Old Fake, New Canyons,Dave the Lightbulb Man,Stephanie Burke, Elise Goldstein, J+J+J, Lite Polite, Thirne Brandt, Annie Heckman, Lauren Sleat, Karen Voltz , Elizabeth Wade, Erin Whitman, Shannon Benine, Stephanie Burke, Jonathan Gitelson, Mayumi Lake, Kathleen Belew, Jeremiah Chiu, Renata Graw,Windbreaker, Lagrange Point, Albert Stabler and Paul Nudd ($heart), The Benton House, Green Lantern, Alan Moore, Spoke, Antenna, The Space LIC, Reuben Kincaid, Art Shanty Projects, Hui-min Tsen, Marc Arcuri and Ellicott, Joe Baldwin, Laura Miller, Casey Smallwood, Marc Moscato, Hale Ekinci, Michael Coolidge, Andi Sutton and Anne Elizabeth Moore, Grant Newman, Sarah Kenny, Ashly Metcalf, Ray Emerick Studios, Trendbeheer, ChicagoArts, Aaron Delehanty, Jeriah Robert Hildwine, Doug Smithenry, James Jankowiak, Nicholas Schutzenhofer, Pillars and Tongues, Judson Clairborne,Thin Hymns, Jeoren Kuster, Niels Post, Wesley Groves, Robert Konow, Anna Cerniglia, Phil Mulloy, Shoval Zohar, Krisma Music, Magnus Aronson, Waverly Films, Daren Rabinovitch, Mark Osborne, Irena Knezevic, Anthony Elms, Kristina Schopper, Matthew Dunn, Eileen Cohen (Poof), Chris Harris, Shannon Beal, Ellen Schneiderman,  Brandon Alvendia, Miranda July and Miguel Arteta, Shoval Zohar, Matthew Silver, Agnes Starczewski and others.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Contemplating the Monster...

... or monsters at this month's First Friday. Our own personal psychological traumas, but nicer.

Opening reception this Friday, April 3, 7-9pm
25-17 41st Avenue, Long Island City, 11101
at Fardom Gallery

Works by:

Eileen Cohen
Matt Dunn
Chris Harris
Jeff Kim
Marcus Romero
Kristy Schopper
Brandon Schreck
Luke Schumacher
Aleks Zelenina

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


event details on ARTSLANT


THUNK! brings into light the 'think-tank problems to think-tank solutions.' Subversive, ethereal, and all sorts of other types of works brought together via piece-by-piece stream-of-consciousness curating. Chris Harris brings us this show of mixed works from a multitude of artists that may have little to do with each other, but everything to do with social commentary.

Fardom Gallery: 25-17 41st Avenue. Long Island City, Queens, NY 11101. Show runs through March 1st, 2009.

The artists (pre) opening night:

Sculptor Luke Schumacher, Space director and painter Kristina Schopper, and Space facilitator Reggie ....

Kristy, Reggie, and painter Ellen Schneiderman. Works by Ellen Schneiderman.

Friday, January 23, 2009

ShowSpace Kicking Off February with THUNK

Think Tank Problems to Think Tank Solutions.

A group exhibition of several new and well known Space artists to show in the RENOVATED ShowSpace Gallery.

Curated by Christopher Harris.

Welcome to ShowSpace in Long Island City

We are pleased to present the blog accompanying the reopening of The Space's Gallery, ShowSpace.  ShowSpace shows artists-in-residence at The Space, pieces from our 1,000+ permanent collection, and many other works from mid-career and emerging artists.

The Space is Long Island City’s premier organization dedicated to the use of underutilized properties in the name of art.

The Space is headquartered in the central Queens Plaza district of the artistic epicenter Long Island City, Queens. The Space strives to not only preserve Long Island City’s heritage as an artistic stronghold, but also to foster its continuous development through a variety of programs. The space recognizes the impact of the arts as cultural capital and diffuses this ‘product’ to greater New York City, forming the foundation for a sustainable artistic community.

Providing logistic support for artists and community projects is the main goal of The Space. This includes renovating underutilized spaces for use as artists' studios and show venues; developing affordable housing for artists; and coordinating cultural events, educational workshops, and beautification projects to benefit the Long Island City community.

The Space thanks the Modell Family, the Arthur Levine Foundation, and the Mathis-Pfohl Foundation for their generous support.

To learn more, please visit