BRIC Announces The Feel of a Place
2018-19 BRIC ArtFP Artist Gail Biederman Showcases Work That Explores Brooklyn’s Diverse Topographies
On View: September 3 – November 17, 2019
Opening Reception: September 12, 7PM
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Gail Biederman, The Feel of a Place (detail), 2019
(BROOKLYN, AUGUST 21, 2019) — BRIC is pleased to announce, The Feel of a Place, a solo presentation by 2018-19 ArtFP recipient artist Gail Biederman in BRIC’s hallway exhibition space, curated by Jenny Gerow. Through mapping and topographies of Brooklyn landscapes, Biederman examines our relationship with physical terrains. The Feel of a Place consists of materials ranging from yarn and felt to nails, each arranged to evoke different elements of Brooklyn’s waterfront.
Biederman employs these specific materials to highlight their relevance to the physical landscapes and infrastructures her work depicts. The industrial felt used in The Feel of a Place, for example, represents the historically industrial environment that often surrounds piers while the intersecting lines in her work mimic subway lines and other travel routes. Contrast between topographies of North and South Brooklyn are made explicit in the density of infrastructure and transportation grids.
About Gail Biederman
Gail Biederman is a New York-based artist interested in mapping urban landscapes and exploring different materials. Biederman has held solo exhibitions at Wave Hill, NY; and Artspace, New Haven, CT among others. She was included in group exhibitions at BRIC and Smack Mellon, both Brooklyn; and White Plains, Lower East Side Printshop, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, and Exit Art, all NY. She has been an artist-in-residence at SPACE on Ryder Farm, LMCC Swing Space, and Lower East Side Printshop, and was selected for Hot Picks from Smack Mellon.
BRIC ArtFP is an annual open request for proposals (RFP) from emerging and established local visual artists to explore and expand the possibilities of their work. With this commissioning program led by BRIC’s Contemporary Art program, artists receive honorariums and production fees for exhibition of their work in the Project Room or Hallway spaces. Recipients receive assistance with development time, installation, marketing, documentation, and more.
Currently celebrating its 40th anniversary, BRIC is a leading presenter of cultural programming in Brooklyn. BRIC presents and incubates work by artists and media-makers who reflect the diversity that surrounds us. BRIC programs reach hundreds of thousands of people each year. Their main venue, BRIC House in Downtown Brooklyn, offers a public media center, a major exhibition space and project room, two performance spaces, a glass-walled TV studio, and artist work spaces. Some of BRIC’s acclaimed programs include the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival held each summer in Prospect Park, a renowned contemporary art exhibition series, and two distinct media initiatives: Brooklyn Free Speech, Brooklyn's public access initiative, and BRIC TV, a community TV channel and digital network. BRIC also offers arts and media education and other vital programs at BRIC House and throughout Brooklyn.
For additional information, visit www.bricartsmedia.org.
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