Baxter St at the CCNY | 03/30/22 - 04/30/22 | Easy When The Love Don’t Hide | Bruce Bennett | Bowery

2022wed30marAll Daysat30apr(All Day) Baxter St at the CCNY | 03/30/22 - 04/30/22 | Easy When The Love Don’t Hide | Bruce Bennett | Bowery

Location

Baxter St at the CCNY

126 Baxter St New York 10013 United States

Time

March 30 (Wednesday) - April 30 (Saturday)

INFO

Art Exhibition |
Baxter St at the CCNY
126 Baxter St New York 10013 United States

03/30/22-04/30/22

For his New York debut Bennett turns his lens on his relationship to celebrate the inherent magic of Black Love. This intimate exploration at the intersection of identity — including race gender sexuality and socio economics — takes viewers into Bennett’s home and the natural landscapes where his love first blossomed. Easy When The Love Dont Hide is the culmination of Bennett’s participation in a mission-aligned YoungArts | Baxter St Residency Program a multi-year partnership between the two organizations to support mentor and diversify the next generation of lens-based artists. The exhibition will be on view from March 30 to April 30 2022 at Baxter St’s storefront gallery at 126 Baxter St.
“Black Love is infinite and the answer. It survives and continues to thrive through centuries of brutality and sacrifices yet never dies” says Bennett “ Black Love is fighting for your family loving the ones who share the same magic as you even if they are impoverished differ in sexual orientation mentally unstable uneducated or incarcerated. It’s about defending them when there is no gravity to ground them and fighting for self and others because they are the only ones you have. I am grateful to the YoungArts | Baxter St Residency Program which gave me the necessary tools encouragement and resources to push these ideas forward. “
Easy When The Love Don’t Hide affirms how alive thriving and whole Black Love can be. The striking images made expressly for this presentation celebrate the resilience and endurance of Black pride identity as defined by Bennett an artist whose self-discovery journey started by embracing the intimacy and kindness that love requires.
“Bruce Bennett’s powerful photographs are a testament to the bold range of new voices that the YoungArts | Baxter St Residency Program in partnership with 7|G Foundation aims to amplify and support” says Jil Weinstock Baxter St’s director. “Bennett’s work distinguishes itself for his rigorous and traditional approach to portraiture that poignantly explores the intersection of connection belonging and love. We are thrilled to support his practice during this critical stage in his development.”