In Model Redux, five artists–all either from or working in the Bronx–meet at BronxArtSpace, who through photography, painting, works on paper, and found material emerge as a faceted whole in the exhibition's centerpiece installation. Commissioned by the curators Adrien de Monès and Marina Gluckman, the artists in Model Redux provide a diverse picture of arts in the Bronx.
The exhibition's title, Model Redux nods to the failed Model Cities Program, which ran from 1966 to 1974. As part of Johnson’s War on Poverty, the experimental program set out to revitalize and reinvent underserved cities across the United States, from Smithville, TN, and namely to the South Bronx.
Over forty years later, the present show alludes to the methods and hopes employed by the program to renew an urban environment. Model Redux is about how to create a cultural model in the midst of the current social changes.
BronxArtSpace is a non-profit gallery that promotes the innovative ideas of underrepresented and emerging artists and curators. Started in 2008 by Linda Cunningham and Mitsu Hadeishi, BronxArtSpace is dedicated to exhibiting the highest quality artwork from the Bronx and around the world. Our mission is to foster dialogue around the contemporary local, national and global issues while advancing local arts education and opportunities. BronxArtSpace is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization, and is generously supported by private donors and public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with City Council, The New York State Council on the Arts, and the New Yankees Stadium Community Benefits Fund.