A Black Ancestral Narrative
Fabiola Jean-Louis at Andrew Freedman Home
March 8-May 11
Re-Writing History is an evolving series of photographs and sculptural paper constructions by Fabiola Jean-Louis that re-envisions the past in light of the racial strife of the present, and alludes to the absence of black women in historical narratives. By situating women of color in unexpected period settings, Jean-Louis questions their absence and reflects on how our skewed understanding of history has affected our perceptions of race today. This two-part exhibition features Jean-Louis’ intensely colored photographs of black and brown women in opulent scenes reminiscent of 16th-19th century European portrait paintings alongside the meticulously crafted paper gown sculptures worn by the models.
Location: 1125 Grand Concourse
Paper Trail at BronxArtSpace
April 13 - May 25, 2019
Opening Reception April 12, 7-9pm
Paper is a thin surface, a versatile material with many usages. It can be a support for variable mediums as paper is easy to transport and store become a sight for study and development and can be used as a vehicle for dreams. Paper Trail focuses on works on paper by seven Latinx artists presenting paintings drawings, each which explore and manipulate the materiality of paper itself.
Show curated by Luis Stephenberg. Art by Carlos Chávez, Alexis Mendoza, Rebeca Mendoza, Naivy Pérez, Rodríguez Calero, Antonio Tovar, and Miguel Trelles.
Location: 305 East 140th St, Bronx
SBIAC at Hell Gate Arts
May 2-11, 2019
Opening Reception May 4, 5-7pm
On view will be the work of SBIAC member artists:
Jake Alfieri, Patrick Alston, Minnie Cho, Carey Clark, Daniel Colon, Heather Cox, Linda Cunningham, Heidi Johnson, Amanda Johnson, Yousef Kawar, Greg Kessler, Daniel Kingery, Antara Morfe, Juliette Pelletier, Katie Rubright, Sarah Sagarin, Sima Schloss, Salvatore Serravillo, James Sondow, Jairo Sosa, Christy Speakman, Tammy Wofsey
The show is curated by Eileen Walsh, founder and director of Hell Gate Arts, and Heidi Johnson, artist, curator, and our Exhibitions Coordinator.
Location: 755 East 133rd Street, Bronx
Dan Witz at Wall Works
April 12 - May 15, 2019
Opening Reception: April 12, 7-9pm
Dan Witz began his street art legacy by forgoing the rough and loud graffiti tag style of NYC in 1979, and instead brought delicate and intricate hummingbirds to the gritty streets of the Lower East Side. 40 years later, he has brought his hummingbirds back to found street signs as his canvases. Show will run through May 15.
Location: 39 Bruckner Blvd, Bronx
Bored of You, Bored of Them, Bored of All
Antonio Ortuño at AAA3A
May 1-31, 2019
Opening Reception: Saturday May 11, 4-7pm
Continuing his line of work which explores physical sensations and feelings; in this body of work he turned his attention to the feeling of boredom. Boredom is defined as an emotional state that is experienced when an individual is left without anything in particular to do and is not interested in his/her surroundings. Boredom weighs a lot as do the thoughts that go along with it. Boredom is something that does not give you space to improvise and leaves you asking yourself: will you come out victorious from that apathy? How will you do it?
Location: 309 Alexander Avenue, Unit 3A, Bronx