The Update

Published on January 23, 2020, 10:27 am
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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.

The exhibition runs: January 8th – February 26th (free admission).

Participating Artists 

Audreamia Wardlow, Dillon Gardner, Estelle Maisonett, Mark Malave, Monica Flores, Patrick Alston, Rocio Marie Cabrera, Ron Baker, Sorinn Lillico, Stanley Steel

Chief Curator

Kiara Cristina Ventura

Public Programs

Opening Reception – Wednesday, January 08, 2020 | 06:00 p.m. – 09:00 p.m.

The Role of the Bronx: Open Conversation – Saturday, February 01, 2020 at 01:00 – 03:00 p.m.

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 08, 2020 at 01:00 – 03:00 p.m.

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.

“Everybody Eats” Closing Reception + Community Dinner

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 | 06:00 – 09:00 p.m.

Image caption: Uptown Baby Liz, Rocio Marie Cabrera, 2019

About Bronx Council On The Arts

Founded by visionary community leaders in 1962, the Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA) is dedicated to advancing cultural equity in Bronx. From creative placemaking and arts advocacy to the provision of services for artists and arts organizations, as well as programming for children and seniors, BCA was the first organization in Bronx to focus equally on supporting local artists, serving the community, and catalyzing relationships between the two.

Since its founding, BCA has focused on the work of underrepresented groups, especially artists of color, women, and members of the LGBTQ community. We provide direct services to over 1,000 artists and 250 community-based arts groups each year, and thanks to our granting programs, we are able to touch the lives of over thousands of audience members.


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Bronx, NY 10461

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