A guide to art in NYC, with families in mind.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Nancy Dwyer : Painting & Sculpture, 1982-2012

Long Island City, located in Queens, New York,  is the home of  The Fisher Landau Center for Art.   The museum was established  by Emily Fisher Landau, a patron of the arts with a passion for modern art and collecting it.  Formerly a parachute harness factory,  the museum  boasts  three spacious loft floors  filled with its permanent collection of modern art.  The list of artists represented  includes Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Jenny Holzer, Ed Ruscha and Cy Twombly, to name just a few.   The fee is always complimentary and the staff is welcoming and helpful.  The current exhibition is of the work of Nancy Dwyer, one of the founding member of the Pictures Generation,  an art movement that originated in the mid 70's.  Using various mediums, the artists explored  ways in which media saturated our culture and daily lives with selected "language."  The show "Painting & Sculpture, 1982-2012," is on view through April 7th.  Perfect for all.
The Fisher Landau Center for the Art
38-27 30th street Long Island City, New York
hours: Thursday-Monday 12-5
wheelchair accessible
Images:  left: "Big Ego II, 2011," "The ME Block, 1988"  Nancy Dwyer
right:  "ME, MAN, MEN, MEAN, 1987,"  Nancy Dwyer
credit: E. Suarez