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ODE TO STREET HASSLE - curated by Chris Hosea
Opening Sat August 4 5-8pm
(Also open Aug 8-31, Wed, Thu 2-6, Fri 12-6 Sat 12-5)

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The Insiders, No. 35, by Amy Touchette


Artists: Zoe Leonard, Amy Touchette, Myles Paige, Kim Bennett, Kimi Hodges, and Julia Elsas. Curated by Chris Hosea


BRONXARTSPACE is pleased to present "ODE TO STREET HASSLE." Some people say that you can't, no matter how good you are. Don't you know that most things look ugly? These artists know, you know, things they always look the same. They're not trying to be cold. But, you know, people get all emotional. And sometimes, man, they just don't act rational. These six artists aren't fucked up middle class college students anymore. They know propriety is such a waste (it's such a disgrace). Their photographs and paintings come up from the street. The street isn't really public and you can't occupy it for long, but you can still go there. And it is a strange and beautiful hassle.

Zoe Leonard

Zoe Leonard was born in 1961 in Liberty, New York. Her work has recently been exhibited at Camden Arts Centre (London), Raffaella Cortese (Milan) and Galerie Gisela Capitain (Köln). Her work has been exhibited widely in North America and Europe, including Museum Moderner Kunst (München), Dia : Beacon (New York) and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia (Madrid). Leonard had a 2007 retrospective at Fotomuseum Winterthur (Switzerland) with a catalogue published as Zoe Leonard Photographs (Steidl, 2007). Works featured in this show are courtesy of Collection of Clayton Press and Gregory Linn, New Jersey.

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Kimi Hodges

Kimi Hodges is a maker at Wendy Nichol in SoHo and a volunteer studio assistant at Dustin Yellin's The Intercourse in Red Hook. She studied Fine Arts at Parsons. Her work has appeared in shows curated by Nora Lawrence (Department of Painting and Sculpture, the Museum of Modern Art) and Daniel Belasco (Henry J. Leir Associate Curator at The Jewish Museum). She lives in Brooklyn, NY.


Myles Paige

Myles Paige was educated at Harvard and the Yale MFA in Photography. He lives on Orcas Island, WA.


Kim Bennett

Kim Bennett is an artist and writer based in the San Francisco Bay area. Her drawings, paintings and textiles have been exhibited at Michael Rosenthal Gallery, San Francisco; Black and White Gallery, New York; Soil Gallery, Seattle; United Arrows, Tokyo; Alleged Gallery, New York and elsewhere. She is the co-founder and editor of Article: Art & the Imaginative Promise, a Bay Area-based online journal of art and criticism. She has been the recipient of a Creative Time commission, and her work is included in The Drawing Center's Viewing Program and Nieves Books' zine collection. She worked for several years as a textile designer for Susan Cianciolo's RUN Collection. She received her B.F.A. from The Cooper Union.


Amy Touchette

Amy Touchette is a fine art photographer based in New York City. Her photographs have exhibited nationally and internationally, most recently at Moscow MoMA and in Bologna, Italy's Arte Fiera OFF, which also exhibited her latest venture into Super 8mm film. Her series Shoot the Arrow: A Portrait of The World Famous *BOB* was a 2011 Santa Fe Prize for Photography nominee, and the book proposal was nominated by the 2011 Photography Book Now judges for an award in the fine art category. Recent publications include The New York Times (July, 2012), Esquire magazine, Russia (May, 2011), Peter Hay Halpert Fine Art's upcoming book, Identities Now: Contemporary Portrait Photography (Fall, 2012), and Loudmouth Press's fine art book, Why Are Your Surprised I'm Still Here? (November, 2010). She is currently working on several personal projects--including a series about a nightlife, art, and Brooklyn--the sketches for which are regularly released on her blog. She is represented by June Bateman Fine Art. For more information, please visit: www.amytouchette.com


Julia Elsas

Julia Elsas graduated with an MFA in Art Studio from the University of California at Davis in 2009. Past exhibitions include: International Print Center New York, New York; CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY; Barbara Archer Gallery, Atlanta; North Museum of Art, Raleigh; Mint Museum, Charlotte; Branch Gallery, Durham; Lump Gallery, Raleigh; Cinders, Brooklyn; Pigman Gallery, San Francisco; JAYJAY, Sacramento; Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA; Textile Arts Center, Brooklyn. She currently lives in Brooklyn.


If you would like to submit work for a future show, email us at art@bronxartspace.com with information about your submission; links, images, etc. If you'd like to send something in the mail, please mail it to:

305 E 140th St #1A
Bronx, NY 10454
718 772-4961

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The art space is at 305 E. 140th St., #1A, Bronx NY 10454.

We're about 20 minutes from Union Square. From Manhattan, 4-5 train to 125th, transfer to 6, one stop to 3rd Ave/138th St, it's 2 blocks from there. Note there are two exits at 3rd Ave/138th, one at Alexander Ave and one at 3rd Ave. Ring 3A or 1B if 1A does not answer.