Jan 20 – Feb 20 | BronxArtSpace – Black Lives Matter: Speak Out Group Art Exhibition

Photo: ©Cinnamon Willis “Dream for Justice”
On view January 20 – February 20, 2016

OPENING RECEPTION: Wednesday, January 20, 6-9pm with performances throughout the evening

at
BronxArtSpace
305 E 140th St #1A
Bronx, NY 10454

Featuring the work of:
John Ahearn, Michael Paul Britto, Josué Guarionex, Dennis RedMoon Darkeem, Cinnamon Willis, MG Young,
Atikur Abdul, Antonia Andrioti, Aileen Bassis, Thom Bess, Janet Braun-Reinitz, Suzanne Broughel, Lex Brown, Walter Cruz, Richel M. Cuyler, Tasha Dougé, Dominique Duroseau, John Edmonds, Jay Espy, Adam Farcus, Shelley Feinerman, William Folchi, Cacy Forgenie, Alvaro G. Franco, Jonathan Gardenhire, Camilo Gordoy, Christopher Hill, Ariel Jackson, Daniel Johnson, Gauntam Kansara, Pat Lamanna, Erin Lefevre, Joe Lewis, Carlos Martiel, Rafael Melendez, Traci J. Molloy, Kaytea Petro, Michael Pribich, Vincent Romaniello, Jaffia Royes, Tajh Rust, Alex Seel, Brittani Sensabaugh, Rudy Shepherd, Spencer Washington, Quay Quinn Wolf, Lachell C. Workman, Allison Yasukawa

Bronx Trolley Night with performances: Wed, Feb 3, 5:30-8:30pm
Evening of spoken word and performances: Fri, Feb 19, 6-9pm

Selected works from over 40 artists address the persistent condition of injustice by presenting empowering concepts of the self, body, and community.

SPEAK OUT demonstrates the persistent visions of cultural fortitude, resistance, and insurrection that make up our community in the Bronx and greater New York City. In a borough with a rich history of resistance and community organizing, we are honored to produce this exhibition at BronxArtSpace at the start of a new year in the post-no indictment era, contemplating a justice system in the United States that is clearly unjust.

Artworks and performances address legacies of injustice, offer alternatives to institutional racism, and present empowering and honest images of the self, body, community, and reality that affirm that #BlackLivesMatter.

James Baldwin states “the most dangerous creation of any society is the man who has nothing to lose.” A culture that deprives Black and Brown women and men of educational opportunities, housing, human equity, sexual, gender, and financial, protection leaves nothing more to lose. SPEAK OUT strives to acknowledge and further legitimize the pain and anger while also sparking concepts for a great future.

Speak Up, Speak Out

Curated by Linda Cunningham, Eva Mayhabal Davis, and Dalaeja Foreman

The gallery is open Wednesday thru Saturday 12:00-6:30pm.
For more information, email art@bronxartspace.com.

Directions:
BronxArtSpace is 20 minutes from midtown.
From Manhattan take 4/5 train to 125th Street and transfer to the 6 for one stop to 3rd Avenue/ 138th Street.
Exit near Alexander Ave and walk two blocks north.
Turn left on 140th Street.

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