EXHIBITION ON VIEW FEBRUARY 7 - APRIL 7, 2019
OPENING RECEPTION: WED, FEBRUARY 6 | 7-9PM
CURATED BY ELIZABETH FERRER & JENNY GEROW
With the BRIC Biennial: Volume III, South Brooklyn Edition, BRIC continues to dedicate its Biennial to emerging and mid-career artists of exceptional creativity who are based in a specific region of Brooklyn, highlighting the significance of the borough as a place where artists create work and develop their careers.
This third iteration of the BRIC Biennial presents artists living and working in South Brooklyn—the archaic and nebulous term for that area of the borough including the neighborhoods of Park Slope, Gowanus, Sunset Park, and Bay Ridge. This region of Brooklyn, which encompasses long-established residential neighborhoods, thriving industrial zones, and areas undergoing rapid gentrification, is also among the city’s most diverse, with thriving Latino and Asian communities in Sunset Park. The BRIC Biennial: Volume III includes partnerships with more venues and institutions than any before, with five satellite exhibitions in conjunction with the exhibition at locations across South Brooklyn, including at Green-Wood Cemetery, La Bodega, NARS Foundation, Ortega Y Gasset Projects, Trestle Gallery, with a curated project by An/Other presented in the Project Room of BRIC House.
During this time of political turmoil, the 2019 BRIC Biennial offers a look at how artists envision “The Impossible Possible.” Rather than reflecting our current state of affairs, their work looks inward, whether reflecting the sphere of the personal or some alternate reality. Some artists create fantastical beings or environments, conjuring spaces beyond the here and now, whether to suggest utopian or dystopian ways of being. Others work with materials in unconventional ways as a means of rethinking gender and racial binaries, or to push against norms of painting and sculpture. Some look to remove themselves, to some degree, from the current social system, focusing instead on overlooked and undervalued communities and the values they embody. Throughout these strategies, these artists express the need to question the status quo, as they seek new models of working and existing outside of our current social and political system.
Artists featured in the exhibition at BRIC House include: Eleanna Anagnos, Bobby Anspach, Laura Bernstein, Sarah E. Brook, Liz Collins, Katya Grokhovsky, Phoenix Lindsey-Hall, Las Hermanas Iglesias (Lisa and Janelle Iglesias), Vera Iliatova, Myeongsoo Kim, Rachel Klinghoffer, Qiana Mestrich, Levan Mindiashvili, Jordan Nassar, Gustavo Prado, Yi Xin Tong, Frank Wang Yefeng, Dale Williams, and Quay Quinn Wolf.
Curatorial advisors for the BRIC Biennial III include Eriola Pira, Jesse Firestone, Will Hutnick, Sarah Simpson, and Connie Kang and Danielle Wu of An/Other.
Satellite Exhibitions In Conjunction with the BRIC Biennial III at BRIC House:
Virtual and Real Estate
Featuring work in varied media by Daniel Bejar, Pastiche Lumumba, and Betty Yu
On view: Feb 7 - Apr 7, 2019 | Opening Reception: Wed, Feb 6, from 7-9PM
BRIC Project Room
647 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
LA BODEGA GALLERY AND ART SPACE
A solo exhibition of work by Glenn Goldberg
On view: Feb 8 – Mar 6, 2019 | Opening Reception: Fri, Feb 8, 2019 from 7-10PM
695 5th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Living Inside Sanctuary
A solo exhibition of photographs by Cinthya Santos-Briones
On view: Feb 6 – Apr 7, 2019 | Opening Reception and talk: Thu, Feb 7, 2019 at 6:30PM
500 25th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232
An exhibition curated by Pricilla Dobler featuring work by Carmen Lizardo, Maureen McCourt, Lacey McKinney, Regina Ruff, Lesley Wamsley, Kelly Worman, LadyFIRM, Asia Tail, Hudson Valley Bee Habitat and Anida Yoeu Ali.
On view: Feb 1 – 20, 2019 | Opening Reception: Fri, Feb 8, 2019 from 6-8PM
201 46th Street, 4th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11220
ORTEGA Y GASSET PROJECTS
Swimming Blind in a Wine-Dark Sea
A solo exhibition of work by Carl E. Hazlewood
On view: Feb 9 – Mar 17, 2019 | Opening Reception: Sat, Feb 9, 2019 from 6-9PM
363 3rd Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Lesbian Matters – My First Queer Object
An installation of personal items donated by the Brooklyn community, displayed and archived in a domestic setting built from porcelain furniture and objects created by Phoenix Lindsey Hall
On view: Feb 9 – Mar 7, 2019 | Opening Reception: Sat, Feb 9, 2019
850 3rd Ave, Ste 411
Brooklyn, NY 11232
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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