Rocio Marie Cabrera, Uptown Baby Liz (2019)
Exhibition Runs: January 8th – February 26th (Free Admission)
The Update showcases works by Bronx artists of now that blend their personal experiences, the influence of street culture, and the rich history behind them to create original works of art in a variety of media and styles. The Update brings together 10 Bronx artists of color under 30, whose works comment on the history of abstract painting, conceptual sculpture, photo and video journalism, documentary work, street art, textile art, and printmaking to create something new. By referring to influences of native BX styles, their work also continues to comment on timely local issues affecting The Bronx, including displacement, gentrification, street violence, and economic struggle.
Audreamia Wardlow |Dillon Gardner | Estelle Maisonett | Mark Malave | Monica Flores | Patrick Alston |Rocio Marie Cabrera | Ron Baker | Sorinn Lillico | Stanley Steel
Kiara Cristina Ventura
Opening Reception – Wednesday, January 8 | 6:00pm – 9:00pm
The Role of the Bronx: Open Conversation – Saturday, February 1 | 1:00pm – 3:00pm
An open conversation with artists featured in the exhibition lead by curator Kiara Ventura, speaking about how the Bronx streets play a key role in their work. The audience will be invited to join the conversation.
AW Classroom: Bronx Legends – Saturday, February 8 | 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Art history class centered on notable BX artists from the 1970’s to now. The class will feature a Graffiti demo with artist Stanley Steel who will speak about his art and the significance of graffiti tagging. Educational materials will be distributed.
Wednesday, February 26 | 6:00pm – 9:00pm