The Urban Justice Center is pleased to announce the opening of the traveling exhibition, the Jerome Avenue Workers Project, on view at 40 Rector St from March 29 - August 15, 2018. This exhibition is in collaboration with the Bronx Documentary Center. In tandem, we will be showing a sculptural work by visual artist Marc Andre Robinson.
The Jerome Avenue Workers Project exhibition documents and celebrates the workers and trades people of Jerome Avenue, one of New York City’s few remaining working class neighborhoods where many still make a living in small shops and factories, or repairing auto- mobiles.Learn more about this traveling exhibition here.
Through exhibitions, screenings, and public programming, the Bronx Documentary Center (BDC) shows the work of internationally-renowned and emerging photographers and filmmakers who are dealing with the themes that guide the BDC: justice, education, community-building, and positive social change. Learn more about the Center here.
Marc Andre Robinson is an interdisciplinary visual artist with a focus on sculpture assemblages from reclaimed wood furniture. Whether the constituent is a chair or a human figure, amassing and arranging components into populous compositions is for him a way of both conceptualizing and visualizing the idea of community in its many forms. Robinson has exhibited extensively in venues including the New Museum, Studio Museum in Harlem, Contemporary Museum in Baltimore and the Galleria d'Arte Moderna in Torino, Italy. Awards include the 2017-18 Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University, Art Matters Artist Grant and residencies at the Studio Museum in Harlem, LMCC and Rocktowa in Kingston, Jamaica. Robinson lives and works in Brooklyn.
Advocate, Attorney, Scholar
Robyn C. Spencer
Exhibition Curator: Shani Jamila
Dir of HRP at UJC, Artist, Activist
Artist, activist and cultural organizer
UJC Safe Re-Entry Advocate
Founder, Just Leadership USA
Exhibition Curator: Marisa Morán Jahn
Artist, Activist, UJC Designer
Actress; UJC Social Worker
Opening Remarks: Doug Lasdon
UJC Founder & Exec. Dir
As one of the nation’s leading legal service providers to over 19,000 of New York City’s most vulnerable residents each year, the Urban Justice Center (UJC) believes that art plays a critical role in re-sensitizing us to overlooked or complex issues — as well as moving us to act. By curating and commissioning original works by diverse artists, UJC invites new ways to reflect upon its work, forge new connections, foster innovation, and to move the public to take action on issues critical to its mission.