In the recent year or so there has been an influx of San Antonio based artists visiting and exhibiting in New York City. Patricia Ruiz-Healy Art from San Antonio has opened up a gallery with the inaugural exhibition "Cecilia Paredes and Chuck Ramirez: Photographing Identities" at their New York gallery space. Also happening is the exhibit "Collective Consciousness " from The All Things Project 269 Bleeker Street, New York organized by The Hausmann Millworks: A Creative Community by Rex Hausmann | Curated by Adam Tyson & Nozomi Kato Opening: June 1, 7-10. This also includes the literary and performance arts where poets like Amanda Flores and Ariana Brown are making an impact and being recognized.
Mundos Alternos: Art and Science Fiction in the Americas. Is a wide-ranging survey exhibition, it brings together contemporary artists from across the Americas who have tapped into science fiction’s capacity to imagine new realities, both utopian and dystopian. Science fiction offers a unique artistic landscape in which to explore the colonial enterprise that shaped the Americas and to present alternative perspectives speculating on the past and the future. In the works featured in the exhibition, most created in the last two decades, artists employ the imagery of science fiction to suggest diverse modes of existence and represent “alienating” ways of being in the world. Drawing on UCR’s strong faculty and collections in science fiction, the exhibition offers a groundbreaking account of the intersections among science fiction, techno-culture, and the visual arts.
The largest part of the traveling Mundos Alternos exhibit is on view at the Queens Museum until August 15th 2019. If you are going to visit the area I would recommend staying in Astoria in Queens and both museums are within a 15 minute subway ride as well as mid Manhattan area.