Vague Ideas of an Established World
Friday, June 03, 2011
Starts at 10:00 PM
LDR Studio Gallery
137 Alexander Avenue
Suite 10, 4th Floor
Bronx, New York
June 1 – July 6, 2011
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 6th, 7:00pm – 12:00 am
LDR Studio Gallery presents…
VIEW: Vague Ideas of an Established World
An exhibition in salute to the NYC Puerto Rican Day Parade 2011
Puerto Rican artist and curator Ali Irizarry and Luis D. Rosado, founder and director of LDR Studio Gallery in the Mott Have section of the Bronx, join forces to present the exhibition VIEW: Vague Ideas of and Established World ~ contemporary art by Boricua artists~ in salute to the NYC Puerto Rican Day Parade 2011.
“Being Puerto Rican is not only a state of reality,“ says Irizarry. “We were fed through our veins since childhood all the costumes of our rich culture and the pride that carry us away. But now our eyes are looking through other glasses. Different cultures and different ways of thinking came into our brain–what has being established and demolished by the overground and the underground societies, and what we want to stand for or just let go. We all have a vague idea of who we are, of what we want, a hybrid feeling of images, scenes and ideas. We all see the world through different eyes. We are still here, showing you the fruition of different branches with one same root.“
Through this exhibition Irizarry and Rosado investigate how contemporary Puerto Rican artists are expressing their ideas of how the world and society are at this point of history, where all information from all over the world is accessible to the tips of our fingers. The exhibition will show the contrast of the different styles these artists are using to express themselves, and investigate their similarities and differences depending on where that artist was born and raised and where that artist is living at the moment. These are all Puerto Rican artists, with different lives, different souls, and different views of one established world.
Participating artists: Lorna Cruz Aguilú (PR@Berlin) • Xavier Figueroa (Bronx@Bronx) • Ali Irizarry (PR@Brooklyn) • Janiré Díaz Nazario (PR@Bronx) • Alfredo Marín Gaos (Chicago@PR) • Augusto Marín Rodas (PR@Brooklyn) • Alexander Percy (PR@Manhattan) • Marisol Plard Narvaez (PR@Chicago) • Hatuey Ramos Fermín (PR@Bronx) • Wanda Raimundí Ortiz (Bronx@Miami) • Luis D. Rosado (PR@Bronx)
The Bronx Culture Trolley will be visiting us, making stops on Wednesday, June 1st between 5:30pm-10:30pm and on Saturday, June 4th between 12:00pm-5:00pm. There will be a closing reception on Wednesday, July 6th, 5:30pm-10:30pm.
For more information please visit www.ldrstudiogallery.com.
LDR Studio Gallery
137 Alexander Avenue, #10
Bronx, NY 10456
Directions: By train: 6 train to the 138th Street/3rd Avenue station. Exit at 138th Street & Alexander Avenue and walk south on Alexander Avenue just past 134th street. By Bus: Bx1 or Bx2 to last stop in Mott Haven (138th street & 3rd Avenue). Walk east on 138th Street, make right on Alexander Avenue and walk south just past 134th Street.