Vague Ideas of an Established World

Vague Ideas of an Established World

 By: Bronx Art Guide


Friday, June 03, 2011
Starts at 10:00 PM


LDR Studio Gallery
137 Alexander Avenue
Suite 10, 4th Floor
Bronx, New York

Phone: (917) 558-2389

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 ([email protected]) • Xavier Figueroa ([email protected]) • Ali Irizarry ([email protected])  • Janiré Díaz Nazario ([email protected]) • Alfredo Marín Gaos ([email protected]) • Augusto Marín Rodas ([email protected]) •  Alexander Percy ([email protected]) • Marisol Plard Narvaez ([email protected]) • Hatuey Ramos Fermín ([email protected]) • Wanda Raimundí Ortiz ([email protected])  • Luis D. Rosado ([email protected])

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

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.

Organization: LDR Studio Gallery
Name: Luis D. Rosado
Phone Number: (917) 558-2389

Dispatching Art In Real Time

Dispatching Art In Real Time

By Xavier Figueroa Tue, Sep 28, 2010 for Bronx Art Guide (B.A.G.)

Melrose – The Longwood Gallery’s project space always seems to have interesting and thoughtful art pieces to show and this past season was no exception.
On speaking with Fermín, he explained to me his early encounters of using cab services when he arrived in the Bronx. These encounters initiated his idea for Transmit-Transit. In creating this installation, he compiled hours and hours of filming, working with cab bases and getting immersed in the cab culture so intrinsic to the transportation system of the Bronx.
Using a live radio dispatch emanating from speakers atop the roof of a car, Hatuey Ramos Fermín places the viewer inside a virtual passenger’s environment. Along with the partial segment of a vehicle, there are two monitors with headphones where viewers may listen to video interviews of cab drivers talking about their experiences, some in their own native languages. Also on the large wall is a satellite projection of the Bronx with lights displaying locations where cab bases are situated. Although there is no urgency to get to a desired location, one becomes interested in stepping outside of the gallery “box” and taking a walk down the block in order to see the virtual base Fermín created as part of his installation.
This concept of letting the viewer in allows one to hear much more clearly to the transmission and attempt to decipher the melting pot of languages being utilized to help transport locals all over the borough. Also, the top of the vehicle resting in the middle of the gallery presents another interesting feeling for someone to encounter, not as an actual passenger, but more like a fly on the wall listening in on the happenings of the local scene.
With Transmit-Transit, Fermín makes a provocative statement about the economy, its social implications and the virtual documentation of our surrounding environment.