ON VIEW FROM: June 27, 2019
Curated by Jenny Gerow
In Playground, Celeste Wilson covers BRIC’s planters with an assortment of vibrant colored shapes whose sense of fluid movement bridges two and three dimensional spaces. Each shape is in fact created from an inflatable plastic ball, cut, flattened, and glued to the planters. Through such spontaneous gestures, Wilson transforms mundane, mass-manufactured objects into singular existences, finding creative potential in the unique malleability of plastic.
Wilson is a Brooklyn-based artist and educator with a background in glassmaking. Wilson has displayed her works at BRIC, Brooklyn; Beauchene Gallery, CORE:Club, and 601 ArtSpace, all NY; and The Museum of American Glass, NJ. She was an artist-in-residence at UrbanGlass, the vermont Studio Center, and the Creative Glass Center at Wheaton Arts. She received awards including the Tow Grant at Brooklyn College, Sitings Commission at the RISD Museum of Art, and a RISD Glass Department Award of Excellence. Wilson completed her B.F.A at the Rhode Island School of Design and her M.F.A at Brooklyn College.
BRIC House is Brooklyn’s cultural living room: a 40,000 square foot multi-disciplinary arts and media complex in the former Strand Theatre, where emerging and established artists can create work that deepens their practice and engages the diverse communities of the borough.
BRIC is committed to welcoming people of all abilities. The main floor of BRIC House has an accessible entrance on Rockwell Place, in addition to an accessible, all-gender bathroom. The BRIC Media Center, located on the 2nd floor, is accessible via elevator. The Gallery level is accessible via a wheelchair lift. Portable FM assistive listening devices are available for programs on the Stoop and in the Ballroom upon request. To make a specific access request, or to let us know other ways we can provide you with a welcoming experience, please contact Nia I'man Smith at nsmith@BRICartsmedia.org or 718.683.5986.
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