Queens is Family
Photograph by Kris Graves
Family is about depth, about history. It’s a relationship that you don’t choose. Sometimes you’re born into, sometimes it grows naturally from an unplanned connection, but once it happens, it’s part of your life. Family bends, stretches, reconfigures, and challenges, but at its core, family is always there.
In the most diverse borough in the country, the true character of Queens emanates from these communal experiences. It’s found in the constant hustle of Main Street Flushing, on the shores of Breezy Point along Rockaway Beach, at 2 A.M. in an Astoria falafel shop or at a bodega in Jackson Heights.
Queens is a community made up of these relationships. Queens is Family.
This exhibition brings together a broad range of photographers from different neighborhoods, backgrounds and life experiences. It asks: what does family look like to you? How do we express and explore the deepest and most dependable relationships in our lives? How important are they to our own identity, and how do they define us?
The answers are beautifully expressed here in this smorgasbord of life in the great borough of Queens.
Jose Alvarado Jr
Kimberly J. Avalos
Griselda San Martin
This exhibit is made possible by the generous support of Plaxall Inc. and Photoville.
About The Organization
Culture Lab LIC is a new nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization formed to support the efforts of local artists who have been running the Plaxall Gallery, and its significant community work and arts programming over the past five years. Thanks to the generous donation of a 12,000 square foot converted warehouse from Plaxall Inc., the programs and community outreach have doubled every year since opening our doors in October 2016.