By: Meredith Nelson
In a refreshing change from the large, often overwhelming galleries in Chelsea, the brand-new, unassuming The Homefront Gallery can be found a stone’s throw away in Long Island City. Camped out in the trenches of artists’ studios and newly built, million dollar co-ops, The Homefront Gallery is a comparatively tiny space that offers a carefully edited and meticulously curated selection of work by local artists working on what is termed the “homefront” by the gallery’s owner,
The current exhibition of Jennifer Williams’ work fits seamlessly into this mission. Commenting on the gentrification of her
Other works, such as building 2009, emphasize the passage of time, evolution and change, revealed here in the decay of the poster attached to the plywood board over several other older postings.
In the gallery these photographs face flo#4, a much larger photocollage. Compiled of images of urban elements, traffic cones, construction signs and neon orange spray paint, the collage describe the space immediately outside the calm interior of the gallery. Humming and buzzing with dirt, noise, activity and flux, the collage brings the outside in all the while emphasizing the chaotic beauty of it all.
Jennifer Williams, flo#4, 2010.Image Courtesy The Homefront Gallery.
I highly recommend taking the trip out to
Jennifer Williams’ exhibition at The Homefront Gallery runs through October 2nd
The Homefront Gallery
Take the 7 to 45th Road- Court House Sq, the G to Court Sq; the E or M to 23rd Street Ely Avenue; or the N, R or W to Queensboro Plaza
Gallery Hours: Sat – Sun, 12-6
Read the New Yorker review of the exhibition at: