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.
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.