Chakima Micheau  Payphone  (detail) 2017 Prismacolor and Letraset Pantone markers on paper 8” x 10”

Chakima Micheau Payphone (detail) 2017 Prismacolor and Letraset Pantone markers on paper 8” x 10”

In a Different World artists of color use both traditional and new media to create alternate universes that examine and revel in contemporary visual culture, and simultaneously bring us into deeper consideration of current realities. The exhibition is an immersive selection of photography, video, paintings and interactive art.

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October 24 - December 1

Opening Reception

Saturday, October 27, 6-9pm

An Open World | Family Programs

Friday, November 2, 6-9pm

Artsy Window Classroom with Jessica Pettway

Friday, November 9, 5-8pm

Paint & Sip Beauty Workshop with Jessica Spence

Saturday, November 10, 6:30pm

Good Hearted Goonz & Bronx Social Center

Thursday, November 15, 7:30pm

Conversation with Kasie Kirkland & Alaina Simone

Saturday, December 1, 6-9pm

Open Mic + Gathering

Tuesdays, October 30 - November 27, 6:30pm

One Book | One Bronx with Literary Freedom Project

Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches by Audre Lorde


HUMBLE

September 1 - October 13

 

Razelle Benally

Ginger Dunnill

April Holder

Frank Buffalo Hyde

Jacinthe Yvonne Lecornu

Cannupa Hanska Luger

Douglas Miles

Dylan McLaughlin

Rose Simpson

Hoka Skenandore

Douglas TwoBulls

Marty TwoBulls

Michael TwoBulls

Rory Wakemup

Micah "Werewolf" Wesley

 

Public Programs

Saturday, September 1, 5-8pm

Opening Reception with artist introduction by Douglas Miles

Thursday, September 6, 6:30-8pm

Spoken Word 101 Performance

Saturday, September 8, 6pm

Curator's walkthrough in conversation with Razelle Benally

Saturday, September 22, 7-9pm

Bronx Native Artists (BNA) | Artist Talk, Artist Market, Soup + Wine with Dennis RedMoon Darkeem & Tecumseh's Caesar

Wednesday, October 3, 6-8pm

Artist Talk with Cannupa Hanska Luger & Micah "Werewolf" Wesley

Saturday, October 6, 3pm

Studio Visit with Brad Kahlhamer RSVP required

 Rose Simpson  Trie one  2004 spray paint and acrylic

Rose Simpson Trie one 2004 spray paint and acrylic

Organized by Cougar Vigil & Eva Mayhabal Davis

We would like to acknowledge the traditional, ancestral, unceded territory of the Lenape peoples on which we are learning, working and organizing today.

BronxArtSpace is pleased to present, HUMBLE, works from 15 artists from various tribal nations across the US. Their presence and success comes at a crucial moment–amongst the state of urgency in which cultural spaces find themselves to actively acknowledge and contextualize ideas and creation outside the supposed mainstream. With doors being knocked down for artists and curators of color, the soapbox for the complex spectrum of Native Art is here to amplify. 

Read the full press release here.


 Image courtesy Chen Carrasco

Image courtesy Chen Carrasco

In Model Redux, five artists–all either from or working in the Bronx–meet at BronxArtSpace, who through photography, painting, works on paper, and found material emerge as a faceted whole in the exhibition's centerpiece installation. Commissioned by the curators Adrien de Monès and Marina Gluckman, the artists in Model Redux provide a diverse picture of arts in the Bronx.

The exhibition's title, Model Redux nods to the failed Model Cities Program, which ran from 1966 to 1974. As part of Johnson’s War on Poverty, the experimental program set out to revitalize and reinvent underserved cities across the United States, from Smithville, TN, and namely to the South Bronx.

Over forty years later, the present show alludes to the methods and hopes employed by the program to renew an urban environment. Model Redux is about how to create a cultural model in the midst of the current social changes. 

Model Redux

July 12 - August 25

 

Curated by Adrien de Monès & Marina Gluckman

 

Chen Carrasco, Mauricio Cortes, Martine Fougeron, Jesse Kreuzer & Ray Lopez

 

 

Thursday, July 12, 7-9pm

Opening Reception

Thursdays, July 5, 19, 26, 6:30-8pm

Free Spoken Word Workshops with Bobby Gonzalez

Friday, July 20, 5-9pm at 2417 Third Avenue

Closing Party for Summer Residents

Saturday, July 28, 2-4pm

Drawing Workshop with Jesse Kreuzer

Saturday, July 28, 6-9pm

The Gathering + Open Mic

Wednesday, August 22, 6:30pm

Curatorial Tour + Closing Reception

 

 

Read the full press release here.

For more information about the exhibition, visit here.


In Broad Daylight: Women Street Artists from Greece

May 19 - June 30

 

Curated by Vassiliki Vayenou and Blanka Amezkua

Video research by Dr. Konstantina Drakopoulou

 

Olga Alexopoulou, Lebaniz Blonde, Cleo43, Dizi, Simoni Fontana, Nique

 

Saturday, May 19, 6-9pm

Opening Reception

Wednesday, May 23, 6-8pm

Artist Talk moderated by Lady K Fever

Saturday, May 26, 2-5pm

Children's Workshop with Cleo43

Saturday, May 26, 6-9pm

Gathering + Open Mic

Wednesday, June 13, 6pm

Curatorial Tour

Friday, June 15, 6:30pm

[Pose] Ta Bombe Film Screening

 

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Schedule of documentary screening during gallery hours.

 Dizi, Full Color Festival III, Athens, 2016, Katrakeio Theater of Nikaia, Photo courtesy Nikos Balodimos

Dizi, Full Color Festival III, Athens, 2016, Katrakeio Theater of Nikaia, Photo courtesy Nikos Balodimos

In Greece, graffiti emerged in the early 80s, in big and small cities, suburban neighborhoods and rural areas, coinciding chronologically with other European and American cities. In recent years, Greek street artists have been painstakingly recording and commenting upon the changes caused in Greek society by the financial crisis–both on personal and social levels through their art. At the same time, they join the larger international dialogue around political and social issues. The force of graffiti as a tool for activating the public's critical skills and awareness, the immediacy of its message, its easy free accessibility and transformative powers render it one of the most democratic artistic practices.

The exhibition In Broad Daylight features the work of Greek female street artists distinguished by both the quality of their work and their dynamic attitude towards freedom of expression. It includes artworks, audiovisual material, articles and books on Greek graffiti and is complemented by a series of public events, providing general information of Greek street art with the hope of arousing further interest in this scene's impressive diversity and social impact.

In Broad Daylight hosts a section of the quadrennial international public art film festival Top to Bottom, which takes place in Athens, Greece and is curated by Andreas Fakis for the independent cultural foundation Studio 4.

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 Monica Hernandez  scene 8  2017 oil on canvas 48" x 72"

Monica Hernandez scene 8 2017 oil on canvas 48" x 72"

FOR US

April 4 - May 12

 

Curated by Kiara Ventura

Nicole Bello, Rocio Marie Cabrera, Dana Davenport, Monica Hernandez, Caseena Karim, Jheyda McGarrell, RAFiA Santana, Solaris Sapiente

 

Saturday, March 31, 6-9pm

Opening Reception with Performance by Megan Curet at 7pm

Thursday, April 5, 7pm

Utilizing the Internet to Raise Your Voice as Young Female Artists of Color Panel Discussion with Rocio Marie Cabrera, Monica Hernandez, Jheyda McGarrell and RAFiA Santana

Friday, April 13, 6:30-9:30pm

Spi(Cy-Fi)lm Screening and Discussion for QTPOC

Wednesday, April 18, 6:30pm

El Sistema Afro-Latin Dance Workshop with Megan Curet

Friday, April 20, 6-9pm

Odiosas BX present: Weirdo of Color Open Mic

Wednesday, April 25 and May 9, 6:30-7:30pm

Curatorial Tour

Saturday, May 5, 5-8pm

BREATHE: Circle for My Sistas Workshop for Bronx Girls 14-18

Saturday, May 12, 7-9pm

Closing Reception

Curated by Kiara Ventura, winner of BAS inaugural Curatorial Open Call | Emerging Bronx Voices, FOR US reflects loud unapologetic portraits by 8 young women of color. Artworks speak to the artists' history, lineage, and pressures of daily lived experience. Dedicated to other women of color, the exhibition and its public programs examine how images can drive their process of healing. How can these images on and offline be used to take agency and manifest their future? Featuring sculpture, installation, video, painting, photography and library, the gallery will function as a safe space. 


 jc lenochan  Whitewashed: How in the World Does White Rub Off , 2013-2014 Chalk and charcoal on canvas 32" x 42" Courtesy of jcl studios

jc lenochan Whitewashed: How in the World Does White Rub Off, 2013-2014 Chalk and charcoal on canvas 32" x 42" Courtesy of jcl studios

HISTORICAL AMNESIA

Feb 14 - March 24

Curated by Gabriel de Guzman

 

Saturday, February 10

6-9pm: Opening Reception

7:30: Performance by Tatlo (Sara Jimenez and Jade Yumang)

Saturday, February 24

6:30-9:30pm: The Gathering + Open Mic

Wednesday, March 7

6:30pm: Artist Talk with Kris Grey, Sara Jimenez and jc lenochan

Saturday, March 24

6:30-9:30pm: The Gathering + Open Mic

Curated by Gabriel de GuzmanHistorical Amnesia exposes and grapples with the lasting effects of colonialism, exoticism, and intolerance on today’s culture. Featuring Kris GreySara Jimenezjc lenochanJoiri Minaya, and Jade Yumang, artists sift through forms of loss, obscurity, and trauma by using the body as a conduit. These artists recover suppressed narratives, giving body to the hushed voices of those who have been relegated to the status of Other.

This exhibition is especially timely during our current political climate, as affordable health care, women’s reproductive rights, and equality for LGBT people are under threat. Black, brown, female, and LGBT bodies are becoming political battlegrounds. While these artists uncover injustices of the past, they reveal the continued need to inform and empower individual and collective memory. The exhibition will be populated by sculpture, drawings, and video, as well as installations that consider aspects of the space and the experience of the viewer. At the opening reception, artists will also activate the space, giving the exhibition themes another corporal dimension.

Historical Amnesia points to the ruptures in accepted histories and power structures. The artists open up these fissures, allowing diverse narratives to come to the surface. Using intricate processes, they portray the figure as a vehicle through which shadowy pasts are given material form. In this way, the artists serve as quasi-archaeologists, collecting and repositioning cultural residue, uncovering stories that were buried by time and neglect.


 Jonathan Shimony  Tough Love  2017 mixed media on wood panel 16 x 22 cm

Jonathan Shimony Tough Love 2017 mixed media on wood panel 16 x 22 cm

 Michael McCarthy  Earthbound  2017 cyanotype 31 x 31 cm

Michael McCarthy Earthbound 2017 cyanotype 31 x 31 cm

All should be or will soon be perfect—with the help of the latest purchase—or if that is not enough than surely there's a pharmaceutical drug that can help cover up that nagging sense of discontent. An entire society is in flight from reality. As our planetary ecosystem increasingly shows signs of buckling under the rapacious demands of human extraction, manufacturing and consumption we will one day, in the perhaps not too distant future, discover the inescapable truth of human and even planetary mortality.

The paintings and sculpture of Jonathan Shimony investigate a world spinning out of control. The mad quest for power and money has increasingly led to a vision of humans as little different from commodities bought and sold in the market. The list of corruption in various parts of American business and government seems unending. There is no apparent limit to the number of human lives willingly sacrificed without regret to advance the power and wealth of those already holding the most important reins of society.

Michael McCarthy's works, seemingly serene and peaceful, engender feelings of anxiety as we linger with them. The near absence of human references leads one to wonder where the humans have gone. Might these series of photographs be traces of the (beautiful and beguiling) calm after the storm and violence depicted in so many of the paintings by Shimony? Pictures of a world left behind, no longer occupied by humans?

Future Perfect

Jan 3 - Feb 3

Michael McCarthy & Jonathan Shimony

 

Gathering + Open Mic

Saturday, January 27, 6pm

Closing Reception 

Wednesday, January 31, 6-9pm

Meet the Artist

Saturday, February 3, 2pm