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Death Becomes Her: An Interview with a Funeral Director

Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:45AM

During their research and preparation for the Gallery exhibition, Death Becomes Her, co-curators Jenny Gerow and Harry Weil spoke with licensed funeral director and The Green-Wood Cemetery's death educator, Amy Cunningham. Read through their discussion for a new look at the theme behind our winter 2020 exhibition. An abridged version of this interview is included in the printed exhibition brochure, available in the Gallery.

Congratulations to Our 2019-2020 ArtFP Artists

Friday, July 26, 2019 - 10:00AM

Congratulations to Joey De Jesus, Oasa DuVerney, Adama Delphine Fawundu, Christie Neptune, Jamaal Peterman, and Padma Rajendran, BRIC's ArtFP artists for the 2019-2020 exhibition seasons! Keep an eye on BRIC's upcoming exhibitions as we announce what they'll be presenting at BRIC.

Congratulations to our Summer 2019 BRICworkspace Residents

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 2:30PM

Congratulations to Zalika Azim, Shelly Bahl, Mimi Bai, Julian Chams, Dain DeltaDawn, Sareh Imani, Mei Kazama, Nsenga Knight, and Gustavo Prado, BRIC's summer 2019 artists-in-residence! BRICworkspace provides emerging and mid-career artists with essential resources and support as well as critical feedback and exposure of their work.

Get to Know the Artists Behind The Portrait is Political

Friday, April 26, 2019 - 1:00PM

The Portrait is Political is a trio of exhibitions united by Jaishri Abichandani, Liz Collins, and Texas Isaiah's varied use of portraiture to explore and validate the idea of the individual. These artists, and the artists brought together by curator and artist Liz Collins, each use their work to focus on subjects who represent marginalized, under-recognized communities in Brooklyn.

Meet a Few of the BRIC Biennial South Brooklyn Artists!

Friday, March 22, 2019 - 10:30AM

With just two weeks left to see the BRIC Biennial: Volume III, South Brooklyn Edition, get to know some of the #BRICBiennial artists! Read on to learn more about Gustavo Prado, Katya Grokhovsky, Levan Mindiashvili, Myeongsoo Kim, Sarah E. Brook, and Dale Williams.

Women’s Herstory Month: The BRIC Biennial

Friday, March 8, 2019 - 3:45PM

In celebration of Women’s Herstory Month, we wanted to take a moment to highlight the immensely talented women artists in the current exhibition at BRIC, the BRIC Biennial: Volume III, South Brooklyn Edition. We are proud to say that more than half of the artists in the Biennial are women; this comes on the heels of a year where BRIC showed 15 solo exhibitions of female artists! Led by female curators Elizabeth Ferrer and Jenny Gerow, BRIC knows many more than just #5womenartists, so read on for 11 excellent examples.

Meet the 2018 Media Arts Fellowship Recipients

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 11:30AM

BRIC is proud to present twelve artists who are the recipients of the 2018 Media Art Fellowship. Each year, BRIC's Contemporary Art and Media Education programs sponsor the BRIC Media Arts Fellowship. The Fellowship makes BRIC's Media Education courses and facilities available at no charge to professional Brooklyn-affiliated visual artists. We provide classes and technical assistance in video and digital production and in post-production technologies. The 2018 recipients are: Chloë Bass, Mildred Beltre, Sarah E. Brook, Esperanza Cortes, Caroline Falby, Michelle Gevint, David Cutler Kenndy, Jemila MacEwan, Alison Nguyen, Julie Petrusak, Kamran Shahraray, and Pacifico Silano.

OPEN (C)ALL: TRUTH WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 10:15AM

This year’s OPEN (C)ALL: TRUTH exhibition featured the work of over 125 artists from BRIC’s Contemporary Artist Registry, each responding to the question “What is real and true for you?” From the exhibition, two awardees emerged - a "Viewer's Choice" winner, determined through votes by the public; and a "Best in Show" winner, determined by members of BRIC's Contemporary Art staff and select past exhibition artists. Roughly 350 individuals cast the “Viewer’s Choice” award.

BRIC Announces Its ArtFP Awardees

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 11:45AM

BRIC is pleased to announce the complete list of artists awarded its new ArtFP commission. With the award, BRIC will support 15 Brooklyn and New York City-based visual artists in creating and presenting exhibitions and/or immersive installations in spaces throughout BRIC House in the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons.

Featured Artist: Rita Leduc

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 2:15PM

Brooklyn-based Rita Leduc is a multimedia artist who uses installation, photography, collage, and drawing to examine the impact of place. Taking a democratic approach in her selection of location, each series embodies what the artist refers to as the “sensorial fingerprint” of each space.  Her work has been exhibited internationally, in such places as Trestle Gallery, Public Access Gallery, and The Skirt, all Brooklyn; Wells College, Aurora, NY; and the Nizhny Tagil Museum of Fine Art, Nizhny Tagil, Russia, among others. She has held residencies across the country, and is currently an adjunct professor at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University and at Ramapo College.

Artist-in-Residence: Katya Grokhovsky

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 12:00PM

Now in its fourth year, the BRICworkspace Visual Artist Residency program gives visual artists the space, resources, and support to take their work further and explore new directions. Katya Grokhovsky, a Ukraine-born, Brooklyn-based, multidisciplinary artist who explores themes of migration, female experience, and matriarchal lineage, is currently one of those artists-in-residence.

Hallie Ayres, who is currently assisting BRIC’s Contemporary Art program, recently visited Katya at her residency studio to learn more about her current projects.

Featured Artist: Hai-Hsin Huang

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 5:45AM

Brooklyn-based Taiwanese artist Hai-Hsin Huang works in painting and drawing to express life's underlying banalities and absurdities. Through a lens of humor, she interprets her own experiences of cross-cultural migration in an effort to unearth the ridiculousness and hedonism inherent in human interaction. Her most recent body of work, A Museum Show (2016-2017), focuses on the experience of major cultural institutions, where museum patrons are equally as compelling as works of art on display. This summer, Huang is an artist-in-residence at PILOTENKUECHE in Leipzig, Germany.

Hallie Ayres, who is currently assisting BRIC's Contemporary Art program, recently conducted an interview with the artist.

Kenneth Pietrobono: 31 Shirts, 31 Days

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 3:15PM

Artist Kenneth Pietrobono, whose piece Terms and Conditions (On Wanting), was part of BRIC's Whisper Or Shout exhibition last spring, shares his reflections and observations from the completed public cycle of that project, in which, for 31 days, he wore shirts containing a somewhat abstract word or phrase – academic and analytical language about our environment, but a level removed.

Interview with Leaks artist Tai Hwa Goh

Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 12:45PM

We interviewed artist Tai Hwa Goh about her installation, Leaks in the hallway of BRIC House. She creates brightly colored, delicately layered installations from hand-printed paper. The title of her installation, Leaks, references the unintended and therefore undesired openings for fluid to escape a container. Leaks can also be seen as the point where the contents of a container and exterior material can be exchanged. For her installation at BRIC, Goh uses BRIC House as a metaphorical body or container of the brimming creative minds of the people that walk its halls and inhabit its spaces. We wanted to know more about her practice as an artist, and the colorful work she created. 

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