Exhibition Opening: El Dorado / The New 49ers
Saturday, May 12, 2018
5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
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El Dorado is an art installation presented by Lewis H. Latimer House Museum that pays tribute to the 49% of New Yorker households that speak a language other than English. This installation consists of 100 colored “guagua” sculptures, 49 of them painted gold, presented as a contemporary archeological site.
Join us for the opening reception with the artist's talk.
About the Artist
Cecile Chong has received fellowships and residencies including the Joan Mitchell Center, Wave Hill Winter Workspace, the Lower East Side Printshop, MASS MoCA Studios, Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grant, The Center for Book Arts, Socrates Sculpture Park, AIM - Bronx Museum, Urban Artist Initiative NYC, Aljira Emerge and the Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant. Solo exhibitions include Selena Gallery, BRIC House, Emerson Gallery Berlin, Germany, Honey Ramka Project Space, Figuresworks, Praxis International Art Project Space, Corridor Gallery and ArtSPACE. Group exhibitions include El Museo del Barrio, Nevada Museum of Art, The Bronx Museum of Arts, Hunterdon Museum, CUE Art Foundation, Wave Hill, Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Sue Scott Gallery in the US and the Cynthia Corbett Gallery in London. Cecile's work is in the collections of El Museo del Barrio, Museum of Chinese in America, The Center for Book Arts and Citibank Art Advisory. Her work has been reviewed in Artnet, Huffington Post, El Diario La Prensa, Singtao Daily, 3dotswater.com and The New York Times. She received an MFA from Parsons The New School for Design in 2008, an MA in education from Hunter College, and a BA in Studio Art from Queens College. Her early schooling took place in Ecuador, Macau and China. Cecile lives and works in New York and is currently part of the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Studio Program.
Three art & literary workshops centered around El Dorado will be held at the Museum throughout the summer, taught by artists Cecile Chong, Chris Moya, and Sherese Francis.
This program is made possible in part by the Queens Council on the Arts and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.