Ronny Quevedo

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Artwork
Installation view of screen prints / 2009
I.C.E. (knock on wood) / Bodega Sold Dreams / Siembro Una Rosa Blanca Pa' Ti / Screen prints on paper / 20 x 24in. / 2008-09
Salgado Superette / Graphite on wall / 21 x 11ft. / 2009
Salgado Superette (details) / Graphite on wall / 2009
Untitled / Untitled / Tissue paper, supermarket circulars, art reproductions, screen print on paper / 19 x 24in. / 2009
Ronny
Quevedo
Artist's Statement

The bodega storefront is a cultural marker, an urban landmark. I look at its typography and design the way heraldry is used to mark families and territories. I see links between that system of coding and bodega signage. I include its décor and advertisements to represent a genealogy of diasporic and migrant communities that influence New York City and my own identity.

From colloquial to commercial, language to iconography my interest is in creating images that mark an uncovered history, a personal lineage of migration and the legacy of power struggle. The transformation of language and cultural objects into something organic and malleable is essential to the recognition of vernacular as historical record.

Stemming from the impact of gentrification, these concepts open a dialogue into locality, physical space and collective memory. The effects of displacement, offer a grounded concern in materiality and the shifting of value.

Bio/Resume

EDUCATION:
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art / New York, NY
BFA, 1999-2003

EXHIBITIONS:
Rompe Puesto
January 8, 2010
Bronx River Art Center

Dialects 1.2
October–December 2009
Bronx River Art Center

No hay de queso, nomas de papa
September 2009
Bronx Blue Bedroom Project

CUMANANA
February 2009
Saltworks Gallery

Emerge 9 Exhibition
Aljira Contemporary Art Center
July–October 2008

How Soon Is Now?
Bronx Museum of the Arts
June–September 2008

Everyday is Like Sunday
Longwood Arts Gallery
December 2006–March 2007

ARTIST PROGRAMS:
ARTIST IN THE MARKET PLACE
Bronx Museum of the Arts
October 2007–June 2008

ALJIRA EMERGE PROGRAM
Aljira Contemporary Art Center
April–June 2007