Works Created During the Lockdown Period

Curated by Yuko Nii

Juried Show with Awards
Juror: Paulina Pobocha, Curator, Museum of Modern Art

Saturday November 7 – Sunday December 20, 2020

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 7, 1–6 pm

Gallery Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 1–5 pm

MASKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCE REQUIRED FOR ATTENDANCE

Works Created During the Lockdown Period Curated by Yuko Nii Juried Show with Awards Juror: Paulina Pobocha, Curator, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Saturday November 7 – Sunday December 20, 2020

4 Guest International Artists:
Doug Beube (Canada), Beatrice Coron (France), Sandra Giunta (USA), Sonomi Kobayashi (Japan)

4 Guest International Artists:  Doug Beube (Canada), Beatrice Coron (France), Sandra Giunta (USA),  Sonomi Kobayashi (Japan)

89 Included Artists:
Sabrina Accetta, Gwen Adler, Silvia Aviles, Christopher Baker, Ayako Bando, Bienvenido Bones Banez, Jr., Susan Berger, Anna Berghuis, Cassie Bledsoe, Beryl Brenner, Leda Brittenham, Orin Buck, Clay Burch, Linda Butti, Nan Cao, Christine Chiocchio, Jinyong Choi, Ian Clyde, Elena Mishenko Cohen, Crystal Connors, Christopher Craig, Alison Cuomo, Jamie Denburg, Theresa DeSalvio, John P. Dessereau, Val Dyshlov, Lilian Encinas, Santiago Flores-Charneco, Ayakoh Furukawa-Leonart, Nancy Gesimondo, Risa Glickman, Jay Goldberg, Eleanor Goldstein, Glen Goodenough, Susan Handwerker, Richard Hatter, Miho Hiranouchi, Kumi Hirose, Judith Eloise Hooper, Susan Jacobs, Emma Johnson, Julian Johnson, Yuko K., Eileen Kennedy, Hyemi Kim, Akiko Kosaka, Frank Krasicki, Ayane Kurai, Danielle LaRose, Juyin J. Lee, Fera Lorde, Elizabeth McAlpin, Daniel McDonald, Sarah Miovic, Mieko Mitachi, Kenichi Nakajima, Mauricio Morillas, Dominyka Obelennyte, Akane Ogura, Dorothea Osborn, Aston Philip, Jennifer Primosch, Regina Quinn, Renee Radenberg, Germania Reyes, Cory Rice, Matilda Sabal, Cheryl Safren, Julie Joy Saypoff, Larry Scaturro, Jessica Schulman, David Siever, Hanna Shannon, Kayo Shido, Joel Simpson, Anthony Sivio, Howard Skrill, Leah Souffrant, Christopher Spinelli, Jos Stumpe, Arden Suydam, Villo Varga, David Vigon, Michael Washburn, Jeff Watts, Mary Westring, Eleanor Winberg, Hollis Witherspoon, Atsuko Mu Yuma, Atsuko, Kasia Zure-Doule


We are experiencing a dark period in our lives, first with the deadly coronavirus pandemic followed by another horrifying social pandemic, both of which have spread all over the USA and worldwide like a Tsunami, and nothing seems to help lift our spirits in hope for humanity. This show is about the works created by artists only during the pandemic period so that we can find where their minds and hearts were and how they expressed it in their works. — Yuko Nii


Ever since mid-March, we the citizens have been ordered by Government Officials to “Stay-Home”, and when going out, ”Wear A Mask”, plus “Stay 6 feet apart from others,” and when returning home “Wash Hands with Soap”, etc. This has been an extraordinary period that we have all had to go through in the past several months and even today we must follow the official guidelines carefully and cautiously in order to be safe. Many artists were delighted to have the unexpected long “Stay-In” period so that they could concentrate on their works in isolation, which they couldn’t have done at any other time…but some have lost their moorings and in watching the crisis unfold in the media lost hope for a better future. Others who had regular jobs with steady working hours, didn’t know how to spend the long hours at home. Some got depressed just like many retired people who often experience emptiness after leaving their jobs. Some artists felt that this was a turning point for them to rethink their art-making process, and they have started to pursue new directions in different themes and mediums. Reflecting the current political, social, economical and environmental deterioration we have witnessed, we recognized that this is an historically significant time with “Life and Death” consequences and restrictions on our freedom. This show is about the works created by artists only during the pandemic period so that we can find where their minds and hearts were and how they expressed it in their works. We were delighted with the great response to our open call from so many talented artists from all ages and diverse backgrounds.


Letter from NY Gov. Cuomo

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