Art, Astoria
Jun 01, 2017

Opening Reception of Astoria Photography Exhibit at Q.E.D. June 6

Photography by Brian Sills will be on display at Q.E.D. and will feature scenes from Astoria, Manhattan and Brooklyn.

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Photo credit: Brian Sills

The folks at Q.E.D. emailed us to let us know about an upcoming art exhibit there by photographer Brian Sills—he’ll be showing a collection of photos he took of Queens starting in June. Chris Gersbeck, the PR and Marketing Manager for Q.E.D., says, “Brian is an Astoria resident who has a really remarkable talent for capturing the beauty and diversity of our neighborhood.” The exhibit starts with an opening night reception on Tuesday, June 6 from 8-10pm. Along with the gorgeous photos there will be light snacks and drinks.

Particularly notable about this exhibit is that it will be the first to feature photographs of Astoria. Brian is a self-taught photographer, originally from Canada, and is happy to make his home here in Astoria. “Photographically, Astoria is endlessly fascinating,” remarks Brian. “From the monolithic Hell Gate Bridge, to the stunning sunsets over the East River, to the rows and rows and rows of row houses, to the diversity of people that live here, every day this neighborhood surprises me. But what I love most is that there is an authenticity in Astoria that is getting harder and harder to find in New York City.”

Along with Brian’s photos of Astoria, there will be additional shots from those “other boroughs”—Brooklyn and Manhattan. And all photographs will be for sale; prices range from $30 to $300. The collection will be on display at Q.E.D. through November 2017 and during that time they will be in rotation, so be sure to stop by throughout the summer and fall to see the full group of photos.

Brian adds, “The world is full of such color, magic, humor, serenity, beauty, curiosity, contrast & whimsy and I love trying to capture it. I love how the most stunning shot can happen at almost any time, anywhere. All I need to do is be fully present and the shot almost seems to find me.”

Q.E.D. Gallery Opening Night Reception
Tuesday, June 6, 8-10pm
27-16 23rd Avenue
Astoria, NY 11105 | 347.451.3873
RSVP encouraged by emailing


About Meg Cotner

Meg Cotner was trained as a harpsichordist and now works as a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of "Food Lovers' Guide to Queens," and is a skilled and avid home cook, baker, and preserver.

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