The Queens Art Center is proud to present Good Game, a solo exhibition of works by Fay Sanders. Sanders’ current series focuses on women in sports. By reappropriating Christian religious imagery, motifs from the Soviet avant garde, and footage from the Olympics, Sanders conjures a world of all-women athletics, one both recognizable and inaccessible, full of inside jokes and insularity. In these pieces, the athletes radiate both jocularity and dedication. Sanders’ paintings indicate a playful and intense relationship with the medium.
Fay Sanders is an artist based in Queens, NY. She received her BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University and her MFA from Brooklyn College. She has shown with 601 ArtSpace, Flux Factory, and Field Projects in New York City and La Loma Projects in Los Angeles. She has an upcoming solo exhibition at Smith College in March 2022. Sanders has been an artist in residence at Vermont Studio Center, MASS MoCA, and Kimmel Harding Center for the Arts, and is a recipient of the 2021 Queens Arts Fund grant and the 2021 City Artist Corps grant. You can follow her on Instagram @faysanders_
This show was made possible with help from the Queens Council on the Arts.
The Queens College Art Center strives to serve as a resource for CUNY-generated initiatives, both in and outside of the classroom, to offer emerging artists a space to experiment and grow, and to foster interdisciplinary partnerships founded in the arts—all with a spirit of openness and inclusivity. Above all else, Art Center programming aims to encourage visitors to ask questions—of themselves, of the featured artists and exhibitions, and of one another—as well as to consider a perspective outside of their own, even if only for the short time that they experience the art.
The Queens College Art Center is a successor of the Klapper Library Art Center that was based in the Queens College Art Library’s gallery founded in 1960. With more than 200 exhibitions to date, it has shown masters like Alice Neel, Joseph Cornell, Elizabeth Catlett, and Henry Chalfant and introduced scores of artists from around the globe along with emerging artists who later went on to major careers.
The Art Center’s unique rotunda layout lends itself to a range of installation possibilities, allowing for entire exhibitions to be viewed as a whole, from any point in the gallery. To this end, the Art Center offers 3-5 free and public exhibitions per year, in partnership with the Kupferberg Center.