Long Island City Artists, Inc. is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) arts advocacy organization with a mission to increase the development and visibility of professional and emerging artists in Long Island City, New York.
Lifting As They Climbed
This series of portraits of notable suffragists are part of the forthcoming site-specific installation HER VOTE.
The 19th Amendment, granting American women the right to vote, passed in 1920. Even after the amendment’s passing, women voters faced poll taxes and literacy tests among other restrictions due to race, ethnicity, and economic status. It would not be until the passing of the 1965 Voting Rights Act that such discrimination in voting was explicitly prohibited. Many notable suffragists who overcame obstacles for women’s suffrage and equal rights still faced persecution after the amendment’s passing.
These are highlighted individuals whose bravery and persistence were a catalyst for change.
LIC-A would like to dedicate their first online exhibtion to all the essential workers
making it possible for us to get through these hard times.
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, and out of concern for the safety of our visitors and staff, the Plaxall Gallery has closed it's doors until further notice. Culture Lab Lic will re-open the gallery as soon as it is safe to do so.
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Press Clippings: LIC-A & Plaxall Gallery in the News...
Tammy Scileppi on 'Life Interrupted' at The Plaxall Gallery:
"Doesn’t it seem as if life and outside forces often get in the way? If you can relate to that feeling of utter frustration, you should experience “Life Interrupted,” an edgy, conversation-sparking and thought-provoking photo exhibition focused on lives drastically altered by circumstance..."
C. O'Connor on "Painted Alice" at The Plaxall Gallery:
"I’ve seen many takes on Carroll’s classic, from Disney’s neutered Cheshire Cat to Czech animator Jan Švankmajer’s masterpiece, but never have I seen the Victorian fable transplanted so effectively to another time and place: the studio of a tortured American artist who happens to be called Alice..."