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Making Good Luck

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Y Gallery
32-70 85th Street, Jackson Heights, 718-565-6285
Queens Misc.
October 12 - November 17, 2007
Reception: Friday, October 12, 6 - 9 PM
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Y Gallery is pleased to present “Making Good Luck” a group exhibition inspired by a multicultural dream project. International artists explore the various notions of entering the “crap shoot” in the always changing contemporary cultural scene that is New York City.

The question is: where do artists get their `art world dice?’ This show explores the cunning ways artists imagine their chances in the randomness of the big city when they need to create their own good luck.

Larry Litt and Cecilia Jurado, curators of the show, invited artists from all over the world who have chosen to establish their careers in this city. Artists from China, Peru, Venezuela, Colombia, Brazil, Belgium, Morocco, France, Korea, New Zealand Mexico, Cuba, Russia, Filipines, Italy and Israel offer works created to express the challenge in an atmosphere of enormous odds.

This multicultural exhibition shows the different influences of the American experience on other traditions and vice versa. Artists settle here with their skills, hopes and individual ideas. As well, some arrive with privileges that give them an advantage in the marketplace such as financial support, beauty, connections and the all important living/work space.

This is what makes luck so important: overcoming the odds and using what you have.

Artists are filling the Y Gallery space with their personal talismans, lucky symbols, wishing wells and unique objects that symbolize their desires for success in traditional and modern ways. We get to see their personal lucky objects and learn why they chose them. Being artists they use both black and white lucky magic.

Artists in the show are: Alejandro Almanza Pereda, Orit Ben-Shitrit, Luis Francia, Ikjoong Kang, Ian Laughlin, Bing Lee, Patrice Lerouchereuil, Charles Mallea, Carlos Motta, Lina Puerta, Aldo Sampieri, Mario Silva, Dirk Vandenberk, Alejandra Villasmil and Misha & Zhenya Vydavy.

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