The Update – Closing Reception, February 26

Rocio Marie Cabrera, Uptown Baby Liz (2019)

If you haven’t had the chance to view this powerful exhibit, you can do so at the closing reception on Wednesday, February 26 from 6pm to 9pm at the Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos. Refreshments will be served.

The Update showcases works by Bronx artists 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 Longwood Arts Gallery is on the campus of Hostos Community College located at 450 Grand Concourse (at 149th Street), Room C-190, Bronx, NY 10451.