THE BRONX ARTIST DOCUMENTARY PROJECT
Sept 13 – Oct 8, 2014
There is more than Graffitti Artists in the Bronx!
The Andrew Freedman Home,
1125 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY
Daniel Hauben, www.danielhauben.com and Judith Lane www.judithclane.com 2 of the Bronx Artists that came up with the idea for the Bronx Artists Documentary Project, bringing 30 photographers to document 80 Artists, all from the Bronx.
They wanted to show how much art is being created in the Bronx by Bronx residents.
Bronx Artists Documentary Project, opens with a special reception September 13 and runs through October 8th at The Andrew Freedman Home. www.andrewfreedmancomplex.com
For the first time ever, visual artists who work in the Bronx are being documented in a series of photographs as part of the Bronx Artist Documentary Project.
Conceived of by a group of Bronx artists, and with photographic expertise and curatorial guidance provided by the Bronx Documentary Center, the Bronx Artist Documentary Project is a borough‐wide collaboration involving 110 visual artists who work in a variety of styles: from classical painters to graffiti artists, sculpture to printmaking, found object collage, textile arts and art dolls.
The Project has been designated an official Bronx Centennial Event, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Bronx County.
In a juried process that began in 2013, 30 photographers were selected to photograph 80 visual artists at work in their Bronx studios or at other venues. An exhibition of this photographic series will be presented at the Andrew Freedman Home, 1125 Grand Concourse, Bronx, New York, from September 13 through October 8, 2014.
The Bronx Artist Documentary Project brings long‐deserved attention to wide variety of highly accomplished artists and photographers who find their inspiration in the Bronx, and to the power of art as a catalyst for change and positive growth in the urban environment.
The Bronx Artist Documentary Project is also fostering new connections between artists and photographers from City Island to Mott Haven, Spuyten Duyvil to Hunts Point, and Morris Heights to Arthur Avenue, across generations, backgrounds, and artistic practices, opening up new opportunities for collaboration and exchange within the artistic community at large.
More than just portraits, the photographs document the artists in the moment of creation, doing what they do best in whatever space or location they have found in which to do it. The result is an opportunity to witness the “unseen” artistic process and creative work that is at the very heart of the current cultural renaissance in the Bronx.
The exhibition will be enhanced by a series of public programs including artist talks, hands‐on demonstrations, and panel discussions to encourage greater appreciation and interaction between artists and the community. Following the exhibition, the photographs will be published in a fine art book that will provide an enduring record of the artistic community in the Bronx at this significant moment of dynamic transformation.
THE BRONX ARTIST DOCUMENTARY PROJECT Photographers include:
Elisabeth Alejandro,Ed Alvarez, Lauren Click, David Delgado, Marisol Diaz, Melissa Bunni Elian, Maria Estevez, Robert Fass, Ricky Flores, Viorel Florescu, Martine Fougeron, Angel Franco, David Gonzalez, Chantal Heijnen, Lisa Kahane, Ira Merritt, Osjua Newton, Brian Nobili, Danny Peralta, Benjamin Petit, Adam Reyes, Louis Riso, Nina Robinson, Karah Schaffer, Ignacio Soltero, Adi Talwar, Berthland Tekyi‐Berto, Ron Terner, Edwin Torres and Cinnamon Willis.
THE BRONX ARTIST DOCUMENTARY PROJECT Artists Include:
Manuel Acevedo, John Ahearn, Jeanine Alfieri, Rebecca Allan, William Behnken, Harriet Belag, Evan T. Bishop, Elena Bouza, Reina Mia Brill, Michele Brody, Matther Burcaw, Melissa Calderon, Ernesto Camacho, Chen Carrasco, Marguerite Chadwick‐Juner, Mary Colby, Yarisa Colon,Carmen Corrigan,CES, CRASH, Augustine Cruz, Sharon de la Cruz, Linda Cunningham, Dennis Redmoon Darkeem, Daniel DelValle, Abigail DeVille, DAZE, Xavier Figueroa, Michelle Frick, Sean Paul Gallegos, Ryan Garvey, Bill Gibbons, Josie Gonzalez, Josue Guarionex, Kuniyasu Hashimoto, Skowmon Hastanan, Daniel Hauben, Lucia Hernandez, Sabin Howard, Anne Humanfeld, Laura James, Heidi Johnson, Hal Katz, Barbara Korman, Lady K Fever, Valeri Larko, Aaron Lazansky, Ray Lopez, Christian March, Ruth Marshall,Alexis Mendoza, Paula Nadelstern, Lazarus Nazario, Tammy Nguyen, Matt Nolen, Aaron Olshan, Bernard Olshan, Jose Rivera, Stephanie Rodriguez, Moses Ros, The Royal KingBee, Miguelangel Ruiz, Helena Starcevic. Robert Seyffert, Luis Stephenberg, Tyrone Strother, Tats Cru. T‐Kid170, Jennifer Tomaiolo, Andre Trenier, Dennesa Usher, Sylvia Vigliani, Lenny Weisberger, Sandra Wiggan,
Randal Wilcox, Cinnamon Willis, Tammy Wofsey, Natalie Wood, David Yearwood, YES2