Curated by Elizabeth Ferrer, Director of Contemporary Art
Opening Reception: February 19, 2014, 7-9pm
Art Into Music was devoted to artists whose work is inspired by music, a fitting theme given Brooklyn’s international prominence as a magnet for both visual artists and musicians. The exhibition featured 12 artists working in such varied media as installation, collage, public interventions, painting, text-based work, sculpture, and video. It examined the myriad ways in which music inspires contemporary artists, and explored the complex relationship between popular, mass media culture and so called "fine" art. Some artists worked with the material platforms of music, whether archaic or current, including 33 RPM records, and boomboxes. Others portrayed the culture of music or explored music as a formative element in our personal and cultural identities.
The exhibition featured a stage/listening station in the gallery designed by John Felix Arnold III where visitors were able to access playlists that exhibition artists listened to while making their work, or which acted as inspiration for them.
Audra Wolowiec's the music of the city is free poster project reached beyond the confines of the gallery walls, and into the neighborhood as a public art installation. Read more about this Special Project.
Artists: John Felix Arnold III, Karlos Carcamo, Jeff Kurosaki + Tara Pelletier, Arturo Meade, Rashaad Newsome, Bayeté Ross Smith, Dread Scott, Ward Shelley, Valerie Tevere and Angel Nevarez, and Audra Wolowiec.
Special thanks to generous supporters Bob Buckholz & Lizanne Fontaine and Leslie & Clifford Cohen.
Special thanks to GUILD, Brooklyn, for production support for John Felix Arnold III’s work in the "Art Into Music" exhibition.
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.
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