With the biennial and triennial season nearing (the Whitney opens March 1, the New Museum Feb. 15), the Queens Museum of Art has released the artist list for its biannual International exhibition, which is set for a Feb. 4 opening.
The Queens International, sporting the title “Three Points Make a Triangle” in its fifth edition, carries the unique requirement that all of its participants must live or work in the borough, and is helmed this year by Larissa Harris, Jamillah James and Manuela Moscoso.
Some of the lucky Queens-based artists making the list are Angel Otero, a painter of messy, sprawling canvases, who shows with Lehmann Maupin in New York; the multitasking musician and artist Rachel Mason; and sculptor Allyson Vieira, who shows with Laurel Gitlen. The complete list is as follows:
Karen Y. Chan
Jesse A. Greenberg
Claudia Peña Salinas
And what of the exhibition’s mysterious name? According to the museum’s release, the “three” in it alludes to the show’s three curators and the three galleries that will hold the exhibition, on the first floor of the Flushing Meadows Corona Park institution, and was plucked from the unfinished 1944 novel Mount Analogue by Surrealist René Daumal.