Photographer Jonathan Lessuck and wife, novelist, Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa have partnered to launch an exhibition entitled, Artists After Maria at the BxArts Factory. The photography and narrative exhibition runs from November 4, 2019, to December 6, 2019, and features 10 artists and one community service provider from Puerto Rico whose lives and work have been affected by Hurricane Maria.
The photographic works of Jonathan Lessuck each includes a narrative description written by Dahlma, based on interview sessions they had with each individual. The artists from Puerto Rico featured in the exhibition include painters Ramón Bulerín (Canóvanas), Carmelo Fontánez Cortijo (Río Piedras), Samuel García (Arecibo), Martín García Rivera (Río Piedras), and Rafael Trelles (Santurce); painter/sculptor Samuel Lind (Loíza); artisan/doll designer Teresa Meléndez Padilla (Río Piedras); muralist Raysa Rodríguez García (Carolina); poet/short story writer Anahí González Cantini (Carolina); poet/novelist Mayra Santos Febres (Santurce), and community organizer Maricruz Rivera Clemente (Piñones).
This exhibition is supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the Bronx Council on the Arts.
Exhibition runs through November 4 to December 6, 2019
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