QAI 2019 ARTISTS & PROJECTS

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Chemin Hsiao is an Elmhurst-based painter using watercolor and acrylic as a medium. He will be painting a mural inspired by plants/nature on the concrete barrier in the Elmhurst Sculpture Garden.

Mural Painting | www.cheminart.com

CHEMIN HSIAO

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Yidan Zeng is an intimacy investigator based in Queens. She will be placing wind chimes in the garden to create an unconventional symphony among the traffic noise. Each wind chime will be created from memorabilia, household objects, and consumer goods collected from the community—in essence anything that can be a sonic representation of a person’s life.

Collaborative Sound Art Installation | www.yidanzeng.com

YIDAN ZENG (曾一丹)

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Margaret Roleke is a sculptor who uses shotgun shells to create artwork. She will be stringing the shells on wire and fastening them to the fence of the garden. This will be a thought provoking message on gun violence while acting as a shield for the garden from the very busy traffic in the area where the fence is covered.

MARGARET ROLEKE

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The Moving Company is a collective of artists and dancers who will create a site-responsive performance piece. The performance will grow out of exploring relationships between objects found in the garden and the collective's engagement with them. By activating the variety of things found in the garden - organic matter, sculpture, detritus left by people or blown in off the street - the stories of the people and things that intersect with this designated community space will be animated.

THE MOVING COMPANY

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Christine Lee Tyler is an artist who uses repetition as a means to create thoughtful art pieces. She will be using the garden's fence in her artwork to represent opposing ideas in politics. The reflective material and negative space will show the sameness and difference between ideas.

CHRISTINE LEE TYLER