On Purpose: Art & Design in Brooklyn, 2012


November 16 - December 21, 2013


BRIC Rotunda Gallery
33 Clinton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
United States
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Rob Stephenson, Eagle Street Rooftop Farm



* PLEASE NOTE: Because artists in this exhibition were deeply impacted by Hurricane Sandy, we must delay the opening reception until November 16, 7-9pm.

Guest curated by Risa Shoup

BRIC has had a rich history of mounting exhibitions in such design disciplines as architecture, urban planning, and product and graphic design. Since the last design-focused show at BRIC Rotunda Gallery in 2000, Brooklyn has emerged as a center for innovative design, where pioneering projects are both developed and produced. The borough is also a destination for today’s most innovative thinkers. In that vein, On Purpose will feature inspiring work from Brooklyn-based designers, architects, and visual artists working across disciplines on projects that address the environmental challenges of contemporary urban living. All of the work featured in the exhibition will combine a focus on sustainability with a desire for beauty in our social, domestic, and professional spaces. Guest curated by Risa Shoup, recognized by ArtInfo as among “The Art World’s Most Influential Young Figures,” the exhibition will emphasize how diverse creative voices can work together to build community and imagine solutions to local urban planning issues.

Artists and Collaboratives Include: Claudia Paneca, Rob Stephenson, Thread Collective, FreelandBuck, R. Justin Stewart, Rosa Ruey, and 596 Acres.

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Opening Reception: November 16, 2012, 7-9pm

Associated Public Programs

Space to Create
Join us December 1, 2012 from, 2-4pm for Space to Create, a panel discussion focused on the topic temporary usage models for nontraditional and vacant commercial/industrial space in arts, cultural and civic space programming. Participants will include Gavin Kroeber; Prerana Reddy, Director of Public Events at the Queens Museum of Art; and Paula Z Segal, Founder & Lead Facilitator of 596 Acres. The discussion will be moderated by Risa Shoup. The event takes place at BRIC Rotunda Gallery, and is free to the public.


Venue Information:

BRIC Rotunda Gallery is the old contemporary art exhibition space of BRIC.