Image: Jorge Soto Sanchez, El velorio de Oller en Nueva York, 1975,Pen and ink on paper, 26" x 40"
Wed|Oct 7, 2015
5:00 - 9:00 PM
HOMENAJE("Homage"):Jorge Soto Sánchez, the first major exhibition of the late Nuyorican artist and Taller Boricua member since his passing in 1987. The opening reception will be held on Wednesday, October 7th, from 5:00-9:00pm, in conjunction with the Bronx Trolley: First Wednesday Arts & Culture Tour, at the Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos on the campus of Hostos Community College, 450 Grand Concourse at 149th Street in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx. Admission is free and all are welcome. The exhibition, curated by Gladys Peña-Acosta, will be on view through December 2nd.
The exhibit will feature two versions of Soto's best-known work, El velorio de Oller en Nueva York, after the iconic work of the Puerto Rican impressionist Francisco Oller (1833-1917). Other major works of the exhibition include Todo bien en America (1960s) and El Señor Gobernador (1977). Peña-Acosta stated that the exhibition was made possible by the good will of many private collectors. Two primary contributors to the exhibition are members of his family and El Museo del Barrio, both having graciously provided important pieces that have not been on public view since his untimely death.
This exhibition is sponsored by the Hostos Community College Foundation, with public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs. Bronx Council on the Arts' Longwood Art Gallery receives support from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, NYS Council on the Arts, the Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture, Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc., NY City Council Members Fernando Cabrera, Andrew Cohen, Melissa Mark-Viverito, James Vacca and BCA members.
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