" magic after hours "


a couple of my photographs will be in a rad group show i helped to curate with some work peeps and good people at LIC Arts Open.

if you are free this thursday evening (July 27th, 6-9pm), consider lending your support by attending our opening reception. information about the show below.

thank you for your consideration, and your support of the arts!


Magic After Hours

Curated by: Joy Avilez, Shawn Campbell, and C. Bay Milin with Richard Mazda and Tessa Kennedy.

The exhibition will feature work by Macy’s artists and will represent a uniquely modern twist on the use of a historic building originally occupied by Macy’s and now integral to the NYC art community.

Thursday, July 27th - Thursday, August 24th

Opening Reception: 
Thursday, July 27th, 6-9pm

Complimentary drinks, hors d'oeuvres, and photo booth.

LIC Arts Open Gallery at The Factory
30-30 47th Ave. Long Island City, NY 11101

Gallery Hours: 
Daily, 9am-9pm

Every artist is a star in this group art exhibition hosted by The Factory, LIC Arts Open, and Macy’s. The show will feature work by artists that work at Macy’s within the photography, painting, collage, and sculpture disciplines. The theme of the exhibition is magic and mystery.

The artists include: Joy Avi, Hannah Bellon, Jess Bartow, Lindsay D’Addato, Tim Daley, Jess Davis, Elizabeth diGiacomantonio, Eric Eastman, John Fei, Jenna Gang, Braden Istas, Paul Kamau, Brandon Leger, Joel Lopez, C. Bay Milin, Kenneth Nelson, Massiel Pujols, Anna Robins, Tom Sands, Emily Spadafora, LouLou Williams and Shion Xi. Now is the time to see each one shine brightly together in one grand exhibition that will make you feel as if you have stepped into another world.

Built in 1926 and first used by Macy’s as a warehouse and furniture showroom, the LIC Arts Open Gallery at The Factory is housed within a 1.1 million square-foot building at the geographic midpoint of New York City - just across the East River from Manhattan in Long Island City, Queens. In 2015, Macy’s returned to occupy the entire third floor of The Factory, turning the space into its photo studio hub. Now, the company’s photographers, retouchers, art directors, producers, product coordinators, and logistics managers, all call the building home. 

The management team at The Factory generously donated a huge room once utilized by Macy’s as a storage space to the non-profit arts' organization LIC Arts Open, who host art exhibitions throughout the year in Long Island City. The Factory also connected LIC Arts Open with Macy’s to produce this innovative showcase in their building, further nourishing New York City’s artist community.