Eighteen artists will take over the Lehman College Art Gallery’s Marcel Breuer-designed building—both inside and out—for the Gallery’s upcoming fall exhibition, titled “Space Invaders.” The installation, which will run from October 2 through January 9, will feature pieces hung from ceilings or that appear to grow out from structures in an organic and free flowing artistic expression.
Upon approaching the Gallery from the center of the campus, visitors will see artist Rachel Hayes’ boldly colored fabric, which is designed to play off of the light and wind. From the Goulden Avenue side of the campus, visitors will encounter Dahlia Elsayed’s series of festive and poetic text-based flags. Artist Dewitt Godfrey’s monumental steel tubes will be set under an overpass, nestled between concrete walls. Kim Beck’s work will lead visitors from outside to inside with vinyl decals of weeds.
Inside the Gallery, artists will continue to explore the space’s distinctive architectural features as a canvas for their work, including the lobby and a hidden gallery kitchen normally used by staff. Other artists include Diana Cooper, Abigail Deville, Franklin Evans, Gandalf Gavan, Lisa Kellner, Nicola Lopez, Rita MacDonald, Robert Melee and Erik Hanson, Sheila Pepe, Mariah Robertson, Cordy Ryman,
Carol Salmanson, Heeseop Yoon, and Halley Zien.
The Gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. A reception will be held on Wednesday, October 17.