A gallery tour and conversation with the three artists whose work is currently on view at BRIC House. Penelope Umbrico will speak about her practice and her new exhibition in the Gallery of BRIC House, MONUMENT. Rose Nestler will discuss the themes present in her exhibition Gymnasia, on view in the Project Room; and Johannah Herr will guide folks through her Hallway space installation, Your Comfort is Attended by Violence. Coffee provided - please join us!
Penelope Umbrico is a prominent mid-career, Brooklyn-based artist. She has exhibited at such institutions as the International Center of Photography, the Museum of Modern Art, MoMA PS1, MassMoCA, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Le Mois de Photo a Montreal Photo Festival, The Photographers’ Gallery in London, and numerous others internationally. Her work is represented in the collections of the Guggenheim Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, Perez Art Museum Miami, and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, among others. She is the recipient of a Smithsonian Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship; a John Gutmann Photography Fellowship Award, a Deutsche Bank Fellow/New York Foundation of the Arts Fellowship, an Anonymous Was A Woman Award; a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship; and an Aaron Siskind Photographer’s Fellowship. Her publications include Penelope Umbrico (photographs) and Range, both published by Aperture, New York.
Rose Nestler received her MFA from Brooklyn College in 2017. She has exhibited at a variety of galleries including Thierry Goldberg, CRUSH Curatorial, and CUCHIFRITOS, all in NY; Ortega y Gasset Projects, Underdonk, and Smack Mellon, all in Brooklyn; and University of Illinois Springfield Visual Arts Gallery. Nestler has been an artist-in-residence at Lighthouse Works, Chashama Workspace Program, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Vermont Studio Center, and Byrdcliffe Artists Colony.
Johannah Herr has had solo exhibitions at the New Gallery, Brooklyn; Chashama and Envoy Enterprises, both NY; the Muller Gallery, Detroit, MI; the Muted Horn, Cleveland, OH; and Galeri Metropol, Tallinn, Estonia. Her work has been shown at Elijah Wheat Showroom and Schema Projects, both Brooklyn; Sheila Johnson Gallery, NY; Platform Gallery, Seattle, WA; the Centro per L’Arte Contemporanea, Trebisonda, Italy; and the Water Tower Arts Festival, Sofia, Bulgaria, among other venues. She was a Studio Artist in Residence at the Museum of Arts and Design, NY, in 2017. Herr attended Parsons School of Design and the Cranbrook Academy of Art.
The 3,000 square-foot Gallery in BRIC House has soaring 18-foot ceilings that permit major exhibitions focusing on emerging and mid-career artists and curators.