For more information related to the LDR Studio Gallery stop during the Bronx Culture Trolley Tour, please see the following press release and additional photos I included from a past evening showing. Besides being a model host, Luis D. Rosado has proven himself to be a leader in the art community brewing in the Port Morris section of the Bronx. I hope everyone can attend the show Luis and his host of artists are organizing. The event is a free to the public and a great way to see cutting edge art works right here in the BoogieDown.
LDR STUDIO GALLERY PRESENTS EXHIBITION IN SALUTE TO THE NYC PUERTO RICAN DAY PARADE 2011
Bronx, NYC: Puerto Rican artist and curator Ali Irizarry and Luis D. Rosado, founder and director of LDR Studio Gallery in the SoBro area 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, were 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.
The participating artists are: 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)
LDR Studio Gallery is one of the forces behind the rebirth of the emerging art scene in the South Bronx, and it is located at 137 Alexander Ave. #10, Bronx, NYC. As an independent art space it provide the artists a venue to educate, explore, and inspire their viewers. The Bronx Cultural 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. The Artists Reception will take place on Saturday, June 1st, 7:00pm-12:00am. We will also have a closing reception on Wednesday, July 6th, 5:30pm-10:30pm. The exhibition will run from June 1st to July 6th, 2011. For more information please visitwww.ldrstudiogallery.com.
(Gallery owner Luis D. Rosado working on his craft)
(Artwork shown at previous LDR Gallery Studio event)
(Mr. Rich Rossi, Director of the New York Independent Film Festival, sharing a cold one with crew from the cast of Krackooon at recent LDI Studio Gallery function during Bronx Week Film Festival)
Directions to 137 Alexander Ave, between 134th St. & Bruckner Blvd:
Take 6 train to 138th St./3rd Ave. and exit on 138th St. and Alexander Ave.
Walk south on Alexander Ave until you get to 134th St.
The building is on Alexander Ave. between 134th St. & Bruckner Blvd.
It's the first building on the right hand side of the street.
Driving from Manhattan:
Take E 125th St/Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.
Turn left at the 1st cross street onto 1st Ave
Continue onto Willis Ave/Willis Ave Bridge
Turn right toward Bruckner Blvd
Turn left onto Bruckner Blvd
Turn right onto Alexander Ave
Destination will be on the left
Link to past galley shows by LDR Studios