Movie Lines | Melinda McDaniel
So to Speak creates an encounter between visual and verbal forms of representation. Each work in the exhibition weighs the difference between these two forms of expression, reflecting on the faults, slippages, and tensions that arise when representing images with words. Curated by Emily Berçir Zimmerman, as part of the Lori Ledis Emerging Curator Program, So to Speak presents artworks by four artists – Fiona Banner, Hollis Frampton, Melinda McDaniel, and Klub Zwei – that question the status of the photographic image as a purveyor of truth, and the predominance of still and moving images within the current visual regime. It also seeks to draw attention to the use of text in the exhibition itself – wall labels, postcards, brochures, and other documentation – to speak for objects, deeply altering their meaning.
Twice annually, BRIC’s Contemporary Art exhibition program dedicates its Project Room at BRIC Rotunda Gallery to presenting exhibitions developed under the auspices of the Lori Ledis Emerging Curator Program. The Lori Ledis Emerging Curator Program was established through the donations of family, friends, and professional associates in the memory of Lori Ledis, a pioneering Brooklyn art dealer and music producer. This program supports the realization and vision of two emerging curators who are chosen through a competitive selection process and named a Lori Ledis Emerging Curatorial Fellow. The Program funds thematic group exhibitions of contemporary art focusing on Brooklyn artists.
BRIC Rotunda Gallery is the old contemporary art exhibition space of BRIC.