Life Interrupted

‘Life Interrupted’

A Photography Exhibition

Curated by Orestes Gonzalez

This exhibition will focus on the way life is drastically altered by unexpected changes in political, economic and familial circumstances.

Curator’s Statement:
“The world today is constantly in turmoil. Wars, political & religious conflicts, climate change, economic challenges, police brutality, urban violence, sexual prejudices and a desire for a better life caused great disruptions in people’s lives. People move en-masse, in family units, or simply by themselves. Some also move willingly for other reasons as well. To pursue a life free of repression, economic hardships and other, more personal reasons, many choose to move from their birthplace to start a new life.

This exhibit will illustrate a glimpse into the reality of those whose lives have changed, sometimes because of forces beyond their control, and how life continues unabated,despite these changes. We want to see people before,during, and after these life interruptions.”

On View: January 16 –  February 16, 2020

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 18, 7-10pm at The Plaxall Gallery, 5-25 46th Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101 (View Map)

Date of panel discussion on integration into new societies to be announced.

Orestes Gonzalez is a NYC based Art Photographer and Curator. He has curated over 20 exhibits in the NYC area, including “Disruptions” (2018) at the Center For Photography at Woodstock, NY. His work is in many private and public collections,including The Metropolitan Museum, MoMA, SFMoma and The Perez Museum in Miami. His series, “Julio’s House” was shown this year at the SF CAMERAWORKS Gallery in San Francisco, and will be shown at La Fabrica in Havana, Cuba, March 2020. He lives in Long Island City,Queens.

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The Team


The Gallery

ARTAVITA Online Context for ARTEXPO

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Finalist  in the latest Artavita Online Contest – Certificate

Dear J.F. Bautista,

It is my pleasure to inform you that you were one of the finalists in the latest Artavita Online Contest.
1962 artists submitted 4791 works, and the judging was extremely difficult. So we took the step of selecting four different winners, whose work is up on the Artavita website.
I attach for you here your Finalist Certificate.
I also note that it is possible for you to participate in our space at Artexpo New York with a 20% discount on the participation fee. If you are not familiar with this art fair, it is the oldest and one of the largest of the many art fairs that take place in New York. It usually gets over 40,000 visitors and the 2020 edition will take place from 23 – 26 April.
Please note that the deadline for submissions for this exhibition with the discount is December 31.
Once again, my congratulations!
Thomas Tunberg
5533 Cathedral Oaks Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93111, USA
Tel. (1) 805-770-5136

2019 Off The Wall II

Off the Wall II

LIC-A’s 2nd Annual  Affordable Holiday Art Fair!

The goal of this Art Fair style exhibition is to invite the greater NYC area and the surrounding community to buy fine art as gifts and to enhance their homes or start their own collections. We want to make buying art accessible to people who may not be familiar with it and help introduce all of our neighbors to our arts community.

We will schedule two events where we invite our neighbors in for a discussion on collecting art, including the benefits, ease, and excitement of buying original art. Just in time for the holidays!

On View: November 7 – January 12
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 23, 7-10pm

Status: Built
Location: Long Island City, NY, US
My Role: Artist
Additional Credits: LIC-Artists Team


LIC-Artists Gallery


Pillars of good government

Longest N train running

Longest Nightmare N Train in NYC


Headless New Yorkers

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One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer


Post cards on view


The visitor


On view


Fall Salon 2019

The Raw Gallery

The Factory is a 8000 sq ft space with 15 ft high ceilings that provide a great space for larger works which smaller galleries cannot fit. This gallery will be hosting art work from LIC Artists.

Opening Reception:
Thursday November 14th from 5pm to 8pm

Status: Built
My Role: Artist
Additional Credits: LICARTSOPEN Team
Curated by: Richard Mazda

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The Wall Climber


The Wall Climber


The Wall Climber


Opening Night


Opening Night


Opening Night


Opening Night – Thursday November 14th, 2019


Opening Night – Thursday November 14th, 2019


Opening Night – Thursday November 14th, 2019


Opening Night – Thursday November 14th, 2019


Opening Night – Thursday November 14th, 2019


Opening Night – Thursday November 14th, 2019


Opening Night – Thursday November 14th, 2019


Opening Night – Thursday November 14th, 2019

Fall Salon Flyer



Stop at red light and visit The FacMain entrance to tory


Main entrance to The Factory


Christmas ornaments in The Factory


The Factory Building

I do not need to climb the wall, I do it the easy way

I don’t have to climb the wall anymore. The show is over December 7, 2019



The Building For The Brain Dead


The House For The Brain Dead

The Building For The Brain Dead

In “The Building For The Brain Dead” currently there is no cure and the only known effective treatment is a strict lifelong confinement under one roof.
There are 435 Representatives in one wing of the Capitol Hill building, the House of Representatives. One hundred Senators are in the other wing, the Senate. Together, these two groups are called Congress.
Some of the many basic deficiencies is that everything in this building leaks:
– Gas leaks
– HVAC leaks
– Information leaks
– Nitrogen leaks
– Oil leaks
– Roof leaks
– Sewer Line leaks
– Steam leaks
– Water leaks

Last but not least some say that the origins of the demon cat can be traced back to a time when the Capitol Building had a rat infestation. Several large cats were turned loose in the building in order to control the rat population. Some say that it is one of these cats who became the demon cat. The rat infestation is at the peak on 2019.

The Law:
U.S. Code § 798.Disclosure of classified information.
(2) Concerning the design, construction, use, maintenance, or repair of any device, apparatus, or appliance used or prepared or planned for use by the United States or any foreign government for cryptographic or communication intelligence purposes shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both.

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The Building for the Brain Dead


Everything Leaks here


Everything Leaks here

LIC-Artists Fear Part III


LIC Fear III: Visiting Death

A fine art exhibition curated by Tessa Kennedy & Jason Artiga

The approaching twilight of our year has brought us to resurrect LIC-A’s third annual LIC Fear: a fine art exhibition at The Plaxall Gallery curated by Tessa Kennedy and Jason Artiga. This year we are focusing on the subject of death to celebrate the changing of the seasons and the stages of life & death.

Exhibition On View:
October 17 – November 3

at The Plaxall Gallery (Map)

Opening Reception:
Saturday, October 19, 7-11pm

Free Music concert at 9:30pm, featuring Art Girls. Complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

In conjunction, LIC-A will also present the third annual LIC Fear Film Festival, also curated by Tessa Kennedy and Jason Artiga, founder of the Long Island City Horror Film Festival formerly at 5Pointz.

The festival is a free event for the public with complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres. Costumes are always welcomed at all events.

Film Festival: Sunday, October 27, 4-9pm
Filmmakers are invited to submit their films for the festival. There is no submission fee.

Submission Deadline Extended to: October 16, 11:59 EST

I’ll be participating in this exhibit


Millennials Ruin Everything by J. F. Bautista

New York Art by Architects

AIA Art by Architects

Art by Architects Poster

Opening reception for exhibition of art by architects in the New York City area, as well as interior designers and architectural students.

Benefits the AIA Scholarship Fund.

Contact Henry (Hank) Abernathy, AIA, for further information or to submit an artwork at Submission deadline: August 15.

See the poster and submission form here.

Organized by

New York Art by Architects

Date: Thursday, September 12, 6pm – 10pm
Location: Church of the #HeavenlyRest, Darlington Hall (behind the church) at 1085 Fifth Avenue (entry at 90th Street between Fifth & Madison)

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The Church



The Ballerina


Dog Walking the Owner at Pink Park


The art services will be held today 12 September 2019 from 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm at the CHURCH of Heavenly Rest, 1085 fifth avenue, NY, 10128 …(I’m not R.I.P. yet). .hope I can get some followers, customers and praying doesn’t work for me…

Art by Architects Poster

“The Dark Artist is in the church”. The Church has decided to let me in with my artwork…somebody is going to be uncomfortable about what happens in “THE CONVENT” located at the Cathedral..1085 fifth avenue, NY, 10128 (Church of the Heavenly Rest)…(I’m not R.I.P. yet. .hope I can get some followers and customers, praying doesn’t work for me…)


Art by Fragile Architects


Art by Architects been delivered to the church