A unique exhibition, “Faces from the Block”, featuring a collaborative work between two Brazilian street artists, Ananda Nahú and Izolag Armiedah, and a Puerto Rican photographer, Ricky Flores, will inaugurate at the BronxArtSpace this coming Wednesday, July 8th. The opening reception, from 6:00 – 9:00 PM, is open to the public.
Growing up in the South Bronx, Flores documented the area during the 70’s and 80’s, in particular the cultural manifestations of the Puerto Rican and Dominican communities. His photographs show a whole generation of youth movements of breakdancers and teenagers on stoops and abandoned buildings in this impoverished, yet lively, neighborhood. Nahu and Armiedah, for their part, found in Flores images parallels to their own Brazilian urban environment of Rio de Janeiro and were inspired to create paintings and murals based on these photographs.
Over the past years, the three artists have developed a close relationship that now culminates in “Faces from the Block”, which brings together their intertwined works. During their stay in New York city, in July, Nahú and Izolag will also make a new mural at a playground near the BronxArtSpace and lead painting workshops for youth.
Where and When: BronxArtSpace, 305 East 140th Street, #1A. From July 8th until August 8th.