April 23 – July 31, 2022
Audubon Terrace. Broadway between 155th & 156th Streets.
Art as Solidarity is an ongoing series of artworks by Andrea Arroyo. They are created in response to contemporary societal issues that we face collectively on a daily basis, such as immigration, civil and gender rights, displacement, violence, international conflicts, and the environmental crisis.
The works, centering around community concerns, reflect universal values of love, justice, equality and peace, and they aim to build bridges across borders, languages and cultures, and to generate a dialogue about issues that are relevant at both the local and global levels.
These images bear witness to daily injustices and political upheavals. While they document our current turbulent times, they also celebrate the beauty and resilience of the most vulnerable communities. These images inspire reflection, empower individuals, and build communities to create change, by raising their voices in empathy, in solidarity and in love.
Arroyo says “Art can change the world and beauty is revolutionary.”
ABOUT ANDREA ARROYO
Andrea Arroyo is an award-winning artist working in a wide range of media including painting, illustration, mixed media, site-specific installation and public art. Her work is published internationally, has been exhibited in 50 solo and over 200 group shows, and is in numerous public collections including The Library of Congress, The National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, The National Museum of Mexican Art and The New York Public Library. Honors include New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships, Outstanding Woman of New York, and awards from the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, the Puffin Foundation, the Harlem Arts Alliance, the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.
The companion book ImagiNATIONS: Art as Solidarity is available at www.andreaarroyo.com.