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June 7, 2017 to October 22, 2017


The Bronx Museum of the Arts
1040 Grand Concourse
Bronx  New York  10456
United States
Bronx Museum of the Arts

Ivan Velez: Bronx Haiku

Ivan Velez, Collage of selected comics, drawings, and other work, 1996-2017

fifty five years
my life in blood and panels
and brown gay ink

Bronx-born Puerto Rican cartoonist and educator Ivan Velez exhibits a series of drawings related to comics, as well as his activist work spanning his thirty-year career. From his groundbreaking work on LGBTQ youth issues during the AIDS crisis, to his subversive writing in mainstream comic book companies such as Milestone Media, DC Comics, and Marvel, in addition to his independent work for queer and multicultural publishing, Ivan Velez: Bronx Haiku offers an engaging survey of one artist’s desire to bring change and diversity into an art form that plays an indelible role in American popular culture.