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“New York Experienced” Continues at the Self-Taught Genius Gallery with Ralph Fasanella, Ionel Talpazan, Malcah Zeldis & more

Currently on view at the Self-Taught Genius Gallery in Long Island City, Queens is New York Experienced, a delightful, eye-catching exhibition of artworks in a range of styles and media reflecting the lives of those who made New York home. A visual ode to our spirited city, New York Experienced was curated by Steffi Duarte — assistant curator of the Self-Taught Genius Gallery  — with works selected from the American Folk Art Museum’s permanent collection. The image featured above, Iceman Crucified #3, is one of several on exhibit by the noted self-taught painter Ralph Fasanella.  A sampling of images of artworks included in New York Experienced follows:

The celebrated Romania-born UFO artist Ionel Talpazan, Untitled, Oil on canvas, 1994

Bronx-born folk artist Malcah Zeldis, Coney Island or Brighton Beach, Acrylic on masonite, 1973

Maryland native Vestie Davis, Village Art Show, Oil on canvas, 1958

 Socially-conscious Italian native Louis Monza, Our Daily Bread, Oil on canvas, 1946

Bronx-native fabric artist Paula Nadelstern, Kaleidoscope XVI: More is More, Cottons & silk, 1996

A wide view of segment of gallery exhibit

New York Experienced remains on exhibit at the Self-Taught Genius Gallery through May 30. Located at 47-29 32nd Place in Long Island City, the Self-Taught Genius Gallery is open Monday through Thursday, 11am to 5pm.  Admission is free.

Photos of images by Lois Stavsky