“Andrea Arroyo’s exhibit marries the elegant historical venue with bright contemporary art. The female-centered works are placed amid the striking plaster garlands, cherubs, and marbleized columns of the restored Audubon Ballroom – the Thomas Lamb classic built in 1912 and was the site of the assassination of Malcolm X in 1965. “Arroyo uses garments collected from women in the community, such as a Mexican huipil and an Indian prayer shawl to create works that examine notions of memory, belonging, and body image and to honor the resilience of the female spirit.”
“Memories Interlaced” by Andrea Arroyo
The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial Center.
Historic Audubon Ballroom. 3940 Broadway, New York, NY 10032 (@ 165th Street)
Gallery hrs: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm. Exhibit on view through January 10, 2013.
Free and open to the public.