OPENING RECEPTION: JUNE 27, 2018 | 7-9PM
ON VIEW: JUNE 28 - AUGUST 12, 2018
CURATED BY: ELIZABETH FERRER & JENNY GEROW
Alchemy presents the work of seven artists whose work reflects new ways of thinking about the ancient concept of alchemy – the transformation of matter. Employing diverse media, these artists transform non-conventional materials to create visually layered statements about the body and gender, race, and the environment. Their work – including large-scale installations and work commissioned by BRIC – also manifests the potential for the spiritual to be drawn out from the quotidian world around us. As is BRIC’s tradition for summer exhibitions, Alchemy will be accompanied by a series of lively Wednesday evening and Friday afternoon public programs including those dedicated to conversation, performance, dance, and the healing arts.
Nana Yaa Asara Boadu (@lalanana7) will perform at the opening reception, responding to the work of Kennedy Yanko.
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ASSOCIATED PUBLIC PROGRAMMING:
Wed, Jul 11, 7pm | Panel Discussion: Summer Exhibition Artists: A moderated discussion in which exhibition artists will offer their perspectives on the alchemic properties of their work. Artists included TBA.
Wed, Jul 18, 7pm | The Practice of Paying Attention: A discussion on new and innovative ways of experiencing/producing knowledge. With artist Anna Riley, Making & Knowing Project, Project 404, and D. Graham Burnett. Moderated by visual artist Caroline Woolard.
Wed, Jul 25, 7pm | Performance by Miatta Kawinzi: A performance that will use language, movement, and live/recorded sound to explore different kinds of power.
Wed, Aug 1, 6-9pm | Open House/Open Studios: Celebrate the summer with BRIC's Contemporary Art program! Come take a look at what our summer BRICworkspace visual artists-in-residence have been up to, as they open the doors to their studios! Plus, a DJ set, art-making, performance, gallery tours, free refreshments and other activities.
The 3,000 square-foot Gallery in BRIC House has soaring 18-foot ceilings that permit major exhibitions focusing on emerging and mid-career artists and curators.
Attendees of any BRIC House programming must show proof of full vaccination and photo ID for entry. Masks are currently required while inside BRIC House. If you have questions regarding this protocol, please email Safety@bricartsmedia.org. For our full BRIC House COVID-19 policy, visit: https://www.bricartsmedia.org/safety.