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Open House/Open Studios: Summer 2019 Artists


THU, AUG 1, 2019 | 6-9PM




BRIC House
647 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
United States
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(Left to right, top row to bottom): Zalika Azim, Shelly Bahl, Mimi Bai, Julian Chams, Dain DeltaDawn, Sareh Imani, Nsenga Knight, Mei Kazama, and Gustavo Prado.

Celebrate the summer with BRIC and our summer 2019 artists-in-residence!

Celebrate the summer and great art with BRIC's contemporary art program during our Open House/Open Studios event, taking place at BRIC House. Come take a look at what our BRICworkspace residency artists have been up to as they open the doors to their studios. Plus, music, performance, art-making, free snacks and refreshments, and more!


SCHEDULE FOR THE EVENING (continually updated): 

ONGOING (6-9PM) Artist-in-residence Open Studios
Visit the studios of Zalika Azim, Dain DeltaDawn, Mei Kazama, and Nsenga Knight, and see what they've been working on this summer. 

Artist-in-residence Open Studios
Visit the studios of Mimi Bai and Sareh Imani, and see what they've been working on this summer. 



Summer exhibitions on view: Serious Play, Muriel Stockdale: E Pluribus - Out of Many, and David Rios Ferreira: Don't you see I got everythin' you need

The BedStuy Social Photo Club: Open House/Open Studios Edition with Hidemi Takagi
Artist and photographer Hidemi Takagi brings her pop up photography and community project from BedStuy to BRIC House during Open House/Open Studios. Participate and get a lively, professional portrait of yourself while you view other intriguing works of art. See more of the project here.


Piecing Things Together with Serious Play artist Damien Davis
Gather around Damien Davis' large mirrored table top puzzle on view in the exhibition Serious Play and work alongside other members of the community to assemble the puzzle and confront the issues of racism embedded within it.


C-O-N-T-E-M-P-T, A Performance by Serious Play artist Kat Chamberlin          
C-O-N-T-E-M-P-T is a durational performance culminating out of observations of the training methods of competitive college cheerleaders. Using minimalist stainless steel armature and pedestals, the artist creates equipment that accommodates the female form to enact movements that instinctually elicit pain. The sculptures highlight how this response, either erotic or violent, is inherently connected to the drive to compete. For the performance five uniformed cheerleaders will alternate between spotting for each other, stretching, and balancing on the sculptures. The work as the artist states, “examines the impossible space between the feminist embrace of fragility and the hyper-feminine viewed as threat.”


FREE Snacks and Refreshments


Venue Information:

BRIC House is Brooklyn’s cultural living room: a 40,000 square foot multi-disciplinary arts and media complex in the former Strand Theatre, where emerging and established artists can create work that deepens their practice and engages the diverse communities of the borough.

BRIC is committed to welcoming people of all abilities. The main floor of BRIC House has an accessible entrance on Rockwell Place, in addition to an accessible, all-gender bathroom. The BRIC Media Center, located on the 2nd floor, is accessible via elevator. The Gallery level is accessible via a wheelchair lift. Portable FM assistive listening devices are available for programs on the Stoop and in the Ballroom upon request. To make a specific access request, or to let us know other ways we can provide you with a welcoming experience, please contact Nia I'man Smith at or 718.683.5986.

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