Matter as Fallen Light

2023 Parsons Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition
Curated by Kaegan Sparks

Location: Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries

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  1. Chelsea Steinberg-Gay
    Similia Similibus Curentur, 2023 (Kayn Ayn Oreh) ער א- ניי ן יי
    custom neon sign with automation, clear plexiglass mount, steel, aircraft cable.
    24 x 48 x 4 inches // 61 x 121.9 x 10.2 cm

  2. Chelsea Steinberg-Gay
    Still, 2023
    digital C-print, PLA 3D printed frame, polyurethane resin, pigment, wood.
    48 x 36 x 6 inches // 121.9 x 91.4 x 15.2 cm

  3. gino romero
    My First Funeral (hopefully not my last), 2023
    rhinestones, assorted beads, cempasúchill, lavender, string, sequins, glitter, a drop of blood, sweat, a single tear, assorted candles, palo santo, wooden table, wooden panels, air-dry clay, assorted wax, disco tiles, offering bowls, disco balls, paint, photographs, cinnamon, paper, writing utensils, chains, Florida Water, colonia abre camino, ink, assorted crystals, Félix González-Torres' candy, candle stick holder, frankincense, a prayer
    132 x 132 inches // 335.3 x 335.3 cm

    The life expectancy of a Trans person of color is 35. As of right now, I am 10 years away from that age.
  4. gino romero
    Dime Con Quién Andas y te Diré Quién Eres, 2023
    assorted textiles, crotched textile, woven textile, my family’s blanket, yarn, items collected from friends, family, loved ones, mentors, a drop of blood, saint statue, Venezuela bracelet, evil eye bracelet, frankincense, lavender, candle, beads, matches
    78 x 84 inches // 198.2 x 213.4 cm

    Thank you to all my loved ones. Thank you to all my mentors. Thank you to all my ancestors. May we leave our glimmers in every room we walk into.
  5. gino romero
    untitled (we are synchronized now and forever), 2022
    Two identical black framed clocks, glitter, cempasúchil, lavender, cinnamon
    12 x 24 inches // 30.5 x 61 cm

  6. Michelle Silva
    The Automod, 2023
    web-based interface (built in HTML/CSS, hosted by Github), acrylic, stainless steel, JoyLabz arduino kit, headset
    Monitor: 57 x 32.5 inches // 144.78 x 82.55 cm Controller: 6 x 3 x 1.5 inches // 15.24 x 7.62 x 3.81 cm

    The Automod is a live infrastructure for archiving commodity and non-commodity objects, a menagerie of artifacts, readymades, memes, and collages for examing past, present, and future.
  7. Libby Paloma
    For the Starry-Eyed, For the Healers, 2023
    immersive multisensorial soft sculpture installation Materials: fabric, chickenwire, polyfill, pom-poms
    144 x 96 x 60 inches // 365.8 x 243.8 x 152.4 cm

    Sit on the rock. Listen to the rain. Touch anything with the softness of a bee's foot and the kindness of a ray of light.
  8. Summer McCroskey
    I Dream in Pictures of You (of Us), 2023
    archival inkjet prints, wood, faux grass turf, house paint, metal hardware, synthetic chiffon fabric, glass beads, sequins, fake flowers, glitter glue.
    96 x 47 x 12 inches // 243.8 x 119.3 x 30.4 cm

  9. Richard Valentín
    Mother Monster, 2023
    red sequins, mixed rhinestones, glow-in-the-dark googly eyes, faux leaves, faux flowers, plywood, MDF, mixed fabric, tiger's eye beads, gold plated aplicae, glass beads, ruffles, acrylic paint, portrait, resin teeth, red yarn, red googly ryes, red metal flower applicae, black obsidean beads, pearl beads, 3 baby angels, embroidery, one LED light
    48 X 72 X 72 inches // 121.9 x 182.9 x 182.9 cm

    Sit on the rock. Listen to the rain. Touch anything with the softness of a bee's foot and the kindness of a ray of light.
  10. Richard Valentín
    Away from Eden, 2023
    mixed media collage, chicken wire, metal applicae, hanging beads, mixed beading, recycled fabric, one baby angel, Air dry sculpture, two ceramic sculptures, faux foliage, corragated cardboard, sewing pins, acrylic paint, portrait, rhinestones
    48 x 60 inches // 121.9 x 152.4 cm

    What is a life? I don’t really know if I’ll ever be prepared to ask or even understand that question. I just want to live. Sometimes living is hard. So I use my hands to build a life for myself.
  11. Bel Andrade
    Sitpipe II (just/for/us), 2023
    birch plywood, tung oil
    23 x 12 inches // 58.4 x 30.5 cm

    Sitpipes speaks to the inaccesability of public spaces in New York, creating a site of rest that is accessable to anyone who needs them. Please feel free to interact with the sculptures.
  12. Hali Nelson
    Here is where I learned that your mouth is a labyrinth, 2022
    Oil on canvas
    20 x 16 inches // 50.8 x 40.64cm

  13. Yifei Wang
    My Self-Portrait, 2023
    photographic prints
    144 inches one wall

  14. Hali Nelson
    How come I am never able to rest here?, 2023
    oil on canvas
    36 x 36 inches // 91.4 x 91.4 cm

  15. Boya Ye
    Agree sometimes, 2023
    mono print on paper, digital drawings, animation
    88.3 x 157 inches // 224.3 x 398.8 cm

  16. Chelsea Steinberg-Gay
    Alternate Side Rules: Synaesthesia, Cognitive Dissonance, Pollyannaism (or: You Best Check Yourself Lest You Wreck Yourself, Mr. Ford), 2023
    1969 Lincoln Continental Mark III Coupe, paint, custom textiles, lighting gels, iridescent cling film, custom fragrance, sound, tissue box, magazine, spiral-bound five-boro New York City atlas.
    Car 276 x 72 x 54 inches // 701 x 182.9 x 137.2 cm Overall 300 x 96 x 54 inches // 762 x 243.8 x 137.2 cm

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