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The Latinx Project is pleased to present it’s first exhibition PELEA: Visual Responses to Spatial Precarity. The show is curated by the project’s inaugural artist in residence Shellyne Rodriguez and the Latinx Project curatorial team and features New York City artists working with the theme of gentrification. PELEA is co-sponsored by King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center at NYU.
The show consists of eight artists and one collective contributing works that reflect on their perspective as New Yorkers witnessing the displacement of long time residents and rapid shifts in class demographics, aesthetics, and overall character of their neighborhoods. Works in the show range from installation sculptures to paintings to photography to found objects. Artists in the show are Melissa Calderón, Roy Baizan, Alicia Grullón, Groana Melendez, Carlos Jesus Martinez Dominguez, Shellyne Rodriguez, Francisca Benítez, Jehdy Anne Vargas, and Mi Casa No Es Su Casa.
The exhibition opening will take place on February 15th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center. The exhibition will be on view from February 15th through May 3rd with gallery hours from 11am to 7pm Monday through Friday. There will be several curator-led tours February 21st, and March 5th at 10-11am and 11-12pm each day.