Local Project Gallery presents SLUDGE, artist Priscilla Stadler’s exploration of Newtown Creek from May 19-28th. Open Fridays 6-8 pm, Saturdays & Sundays 2-5 pm, 11-27 44th Rd, Long Island City, NY, 11101. Other hours can be scheduled by emailing email@example.com .
Newtown Creek, the extremely polluted waterway that separates Queens and Brooklyn, is an EPA Superfund site designated for a decades-long cleanup process. Stadler engages intuition and creativity to share her learning about the history and science for the Creek, which she has been researching for the past year. This work includes painting with Newtown Creek water, making sculptures from its debris, creating a zine called Tales from the Creek, collaborating with movement artist Chris Bisram, and channeling ONC [The Oracle of Newtown Creek].
Opening and closing celebrations will be held on May 19th and May 28th respectively. Visit Stadler’s SLUDGE project page or follow @priscillastudio on Instagram to learn more.
The project is funded in part by the Queens Council on the Arts, the NY City Department of Cultural Affairs, and the NY City Council.