Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao's evocative large-scale panoramic views of life in Queens are presented at the QMA in his first solo museum exhibition.
Liao's work is rooted in the cultural diversity that has been a binding factor in the borough of Queens, and more specifically, the role of the #7 train in the development of this unequaled diversity. The Flushing IRT has long been dubbed "The International Express" due to the myriad nationalities that have formed hybrid communities along train's route. Like the great civilizations that lined the major rivers of the world, the #7 is one of New York's important arteries and has been an inspiration for numerous creative ideas on the levels of both economic and cultural exchange. Installed in the Panorama of the City of New York, Habitat 7 invites a reconsideration of the ways in which modern societies evolve around the manmade river basins of today.
Official Website: http://www.queensmuseum.org/exhibitions/liao.html