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Jan 16 – Feb 1 2020
Reception Thursday Jan 16 6pm – 9pm

Local Project Art Space
11-27 44th Road Long Island City, NY

Gallery Hours
Fridays 4pm – 8pm
Saturdays and Sundays 12pm – 5pm


Immersive sound and glass objects forge an unlikely connection between an absurd work of 16th century literature, the ancient pseudo-science of alchemy, and political hate speech. The centerpiece of the installation is a 17 minute sound work for 12 speakers that puts the listener aboard a boat with the characters from François Rabelais’ book Gargantua and Pantagruel. As the crew sails through a frozen sea they are bombarded with the ghostly sounds of a fierce battle which were frozen in the air during the harsh winter and have begun to thaw. As the words explode they reveal not only the horrible sounds of war, but the degraded language of President Donald Trump bursting from the media of the 21st century.

Scroll down for some ideas of other things to do in Long Island City

Make a day (or a night) of it

Just an 8 minute walk at 
22-25 Jackson Avenue

Sculpture Center
FYI they have two shows opening the same night as Frozen Words! 44-19 Purves St,

Flux Factory
Ok, so it’s a bit farther (39-31 29th street) but it’s such a great place and they ALSO have an opening on the 16th

A few other art options:
The Museum of the Moving ImagePlaxall GalleryThe Naguchi MuseumRadiator galleryDorsky Gallery

John Brown’s Smokehouse
Great barbecue right around the corner at 
10-43 44th Drive
Here’s a NY Mag review

The Shannon Pot
Closest place for a drink (they also serve food!)
10-50 44th Drive 

LIC Food Map
If you’re up for a walk, here’s a map 19 Solid Restaurants in Long Island City via Eater

Ok, maybe it’s not an art day. Here are some other options

The Gutter LIC
Bowling and Booze – 10-22 46th Avenue

Indoor Extreme Sports
Yeah who doesn’t love getting pelted with paintballs 47-11 van Dam Street

The Cliffs
Like to climb walls?
11-11 44th Drive

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