Month: January 2015

Ongoing | CALL FOR BRONX ARTISTS, Montefiore Art Program and Collection


Montefiore is seeking to purchase original artwork for key public locations at multiple medical center locations. This call is open to all artists working and/or residing in the Bronx.

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Philippe Safire | Video Profile

In his work entitled Last Summer, Philippe Safire explores the theme of memory and dreams. This multimedia installation is suspended in the middle of the exhibition space.

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Feb 3 – 27 | Natalie Wood – Ornamenting Crime Group Exhibition

Ornamenting Crime, a group-show curated by Irena Jurek

With : Natalie Colette Wood, Jessica Bottalico, Sarah Bednarek, Caroline Wells Chandler, Jennifer Coates, Matthew Craven, Evie Falci, Alicia Gibson, Raul De Nieves, Rachel Schmidhofer, Jacques Louis Vidal

February 3 – 27, 2015 | Opening Reception – Tuesday, February 3 from 6-8 PM

Zürcher Studio – 33 Bleecker Street, New York, NY

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Feb 6 – Feb 27 | Yelaine Rodriguez – La Lucha: Quisqueya & Haiti, One Island Group Exhibition

Curated by Yelaine Rodriguez

February 6 – February 27, 2015 | Opening Reception – Friday, February 6 6pm- 9pm

Rio Penthouse Gallery I – 10 Fort Washington Ave, bet W159 & W160 Sts, New York, New York

Twenty-seven Artists from both sides of the island have united in this collective exhibition La Lucha: Quisqueya & Haiti, One Island to educate the viewers and ourselves, about the history of the land in which modern day Dominican Republic and Haiti reside. We want to spark a conversation between the two nations that is very much needed.

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Feb 4 | BRONXARTSPACE – Synthetic Zero Event

Synthetic Zero Event curated by Mitsu Hadeishi
Featuring Alexandra Tatarsky and Jessica Arseneau

Opening – Sat Feb 7 – 7-10pm
Exhibit Open Feb 4 6-9pm, Feb 5 – 13 / W-Sat 3:30pm-6:30pm

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Feb 12 | BxArts Factory Launch Party

Thursday February 12, 6pm – 8pm

Bronx Museum of the Arts – 1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx, New York

BRONX, New York – BxArts Factory, a newly created non-profit focused on promoting artists and the Arts in the Bronx, will be hosting BxArts Factory: Launch Party on Thursday, February 12th from 6 to 8 pm at the Bronx Museum of the Arts at 1040 Grand Concourse.

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Ni Aquí, Ni Allá: Neither Here, Nor There: Neither Here, Nor There | Photography by Groana Melendez

My parents emigrated from the Dominican Republic to the United States in the late 1970s in search of the elusive American Dream. As a result, I was born in the United States, and raised between New York City and Santo Domingo.

Growing up in Washington Heights as an only child felt very isolating. I coped by immersing myself in American television and pop-culture. I felt a profound sense of disconnect to my Dominican culture but when my grandmother passed away in 1999, the question of “Where do I come from?” became an urgent preoccupation. Photography became my way of exploring the identity and culture I previously took for granted and my study began in the Heights. – Groana Melendez, 2015

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Feb 4 – May 6 | BCA/Longwood Arts Project – Lady K Fever: Dubbed Exhibition

Dubbed: Lady K Fever, an installation by Lady K Fever (Kathleena Howie) and curated by Bronx artist and 2013 BCA BRIO winner Laura Napier, is a fresh, innovative installation ─ the artist’s first solo NYC exhibition.

On view February 4 – May 6, 2015

Opening Reception – Wed, February 4, 2015, 5pm -9pm
Opening Reception + 1st Wed Bronx Trolley + Dubbed/ in Fever Remix soundtrack with DJ Muma Doesa & DJ Rellik, Melbourne, Australia

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Feb 4 – May 6 | Olga Kitt, Longwood Arts Project – Lasting Legacies Exhibition

Exhibiting Artists: Ellsworth Ausby, Xenobia Bailey, Honey Kassoy, and Olga Kitt

LASTING LEGACIES highlights the work of four dynamic elder artists from BCA’s Creating A Living Legacy (CALL) Program. This exhibition features their sculptures, paintings, graffiti and textile art.

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Sat Jan 24 | Paco Cao – Harlem Hidden History Performance

HSA Visual Artist-in-Residence, Paco Cao, will present The Hidden History of the Harlem Renaissance to the HSA community. A project that began in September 2014, Paco Cao has worked alongside students of the Visual Arts department Department to create a visual story inspired by the Harlem Renaissance that combines historical events with imagination.

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