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The MeatSpace Gallery is pleased to present "Long Island City Sundial," an exhibition of drawings by Heidi Neilson which envision Long Island City's prominent Citibank tower as a gigantic sundial.

The opening reception for the exhibit is on June 21, the summer solstice, from 6 to 9 pm at the MeatSpace Gallery, 46-01 5th Street, in Long Island City, New York, between Vernon Boulevard and the East River. Directions and a map are available at

In a series of delicate drawings, Heidi Neilson maps out the path of the tower's enormous shadow as it lengthens, shortens, and shifts over the course of a year. These drawings mark the launch of a yearlong project documenting the shadow's dramatic changes as it stretches across city blocks. This public art project will develop over the coming year as the artist researches historical examples of monolithic sundials, collects information about community landmarks traversed by the shadow, and documents sundial-related phenomena on a blog,

A introductory walking tour of the Long Island City Sundial is scheduled for Sunday, July 15th at 2pm and will last about an hour. The tour will begin at the MeatSpace Gallery exhibit.

Heidi Neilson is an artist living in Long Island City. She has participated in residencies at the Lower East Side Printshop, the Bronx Museum of the Arts, Women's Studio Workshop, and the Kala Art Institute, and has exhibited at Exit Art, the International Center for Prints New York and The Drawing Center, among other venues. She received an MFA from Pratt Institute. For more information, visit

The MeatSpace Gallery hosts artwork related to nature and environmental concerns, as well as human powered transportation, such as biking or kayaking. Regular hours at the gallery are by appointment, call or email More information about the project and images are available at

The Long Island City Sundial project is made possible (in part) by then Queens Council on the Arts with public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.