Social Urgency in the Bronx

Exhibition Review

  • "In Print / Imprint"

  • Bronx Museum of the Arts
  • 11 Sep 2014 - 15 Feb 2015

“In Print / Imprint” was modestly billed as a group exhibition showcasing works by some 30 artists belonging to the Bronx Museum of the Arts print collection. As soon as one entered the small gallery where the show was hung, however, that promotional reticence seemed unnecessary. The artwork wasn’t only aesthetically astute, it spoke from a place of remarkable social urgency across a broad range of political topics from race to poverty to revolution to gender equality. The emotional temper of the show was consistent from work to work; nothing was light of heart. It felt as if each print could have been a valve behind which enormous amounts of pressure had built.

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