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Thank You! With Flowers – An installation by Celeste Wilson

January 14, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - January 26, 2021 @ 6:00 pm UTC-5

Thank you! With Flowers
An installation by Celeste Wilson
January 14 – 26

Opening Night: Thursday, January 14th, 6 – 8pm
Gallery Hours: Thursday and Friday, 4-8pm & Saturday and Sunday 1-6pm
*All visitors are required to wear a face mask and follow social distancing guidelines. 4 visitors allowed in the gallery at one time.

Artist Talk, January 23, 2pm
Zoom Link Sent Upon Registration

Flux Factory is pleased to be hosting the immersive installation Thank You! With Flowers, by QCA recipient and local Queens based artist, Celeste Wilson. Thank You! With Flowers is a wall-paper-like installation on view at Flux from January 14 – 26, 2021. The installation is made from the purple floral imagery found on un-branded, generic plastic bags as a response to the urban environment and consumer culture of Queens and life in NYC. In addition, this solo project includes several constructed bags with the same imagery to allow viewers to see the material in its original form. The gallery is open to the public during viewing hours and there will be a virtual walkthrough of the space and artist’s Q&A on January 23, 2021 at 2 pm to allow any viewers who are unable to see the installation in person to experience it digitally.
Celeste Wilson received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and her MFA at Brooklyn College. Her work lies at the intersection of investigation, material, and deconstruction. Recent exhibitions include The Waste Land at Nicelle Beauchene (NY, NY), and Playground at BRIC (Brooklyn, NY), and Uncanny Melodies, at HiLo Gallery (Catskill, NY). She has received fellowships at the Creative Glass Center of America at Wheaton Arts (2013) and the Vermont Studio Center (2017), UrbanGlass (2017), Mass MoCA (2019), The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, and Pilchuck Glass School (both forthcoming). Wilson currently lives and works in Queens, New York.

This project is made possible in part by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.


January 14, 2021 @ 6:00 pm UTC-5
January 26, 2021 @ 6:00 pm UTC-5
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