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Opening Reception | Rodrigo Valenzuela & Sophia-Yemisi Adeyemo-Ross Exhibitions

BRIC invites you to celebrate the opening of our fall 2022 exhibitions Rodrigo Valenzuela: New Works for a Post Worker’s World and Sophia-Yemisi Adeyemo-Ross: Earth & Iron: Archival Visions of Land and Struggle.

Date

Sept. 21, 2022

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Cost

FREE

Location

BRIC House
647 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
United States
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Rodrigo Valenzuela, Afterwork #2. Image courtesy of the artist and Asya Geisberg Gallery.

BRIC invites you to celebrate the opening of Rodrigo Valenzuela: New Works for a Post Worker’s World and Sophia-Yemisi Adeyemo-Ross: Earth & Iron: Archival Visions of Land and Struggle. Come meet the artists and enjoy their exhibitions, on view at BRIC House's Gallery and Project Room from Sept. 22, 2022 - Dec. 23, 2022. Refreshments will be served. 

ABOUT THE EXHIBITIONS 

Rodrigo Valenzuela: New Works for a Post Worker’s World
On view at the Gallery at BRIC House Sept. 22, 2022 - Dec. 23, 2022

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Rodrigo Valenzuela, Afterwork #1. Image courtesy of the artist and Asya Geisberg Gallery.

Rodrigo Valenzuela works across photography, sculpture, installation, and video to construct scenes that function simultaneously as documents and fictions, and that reflect his ongoing interests in examining industrial and post-industrial concepts of work and the contemporary realities of labor. In this exhibition, Valenzuela will present two series of photographs, Afterwork and Weapons, which conjure a post-worker’s world and act as a critique of postcapitalism, social decline, and systems of oppression and authority. Valenzuela will construct an architectural setting for his photographs, paired with a new video and series of sculptures.

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Sophia-Yemisi Adeyemo-Ross: Earth & Iron: Archival Visions of Land and Struggle
On view in the BRIC House Project Room Sept. 22, 2022 - Dec. 23, 2022

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Sophia-Yemisi Adeyemo-Ross, Ginger Root Golden Hour (An Ode to Protection), 2022.

Featuring new work by 2021-22 BRIClab: Contemporary Artist Sophia-Yemisi Adeyemo-Ross, Earth & Iron: Archival Visions of Land and Struggle brings together past and present notions of revolution, liberation, and land sovereignty. With painted and collaged images based on early twentieth-century colonial photography taken in West Africa and the Caribbean, Adeyemo-Ross reaches into the past to envision alternative futures.

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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. 

Beginning Sept. 12, 2022, attendees of any BRIC House programming must show proof of full vaccination OR negative lab-administered COVID-19 test for entry, along with a photo ID. Masks are currently required while inside BRIC House. If you have questions regarding this protocol, please email Safety@bricartsmedia.org. For our full BRIC House COVID-19 policy, visit: https://www.bricartsmedia.org/safety.

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 Benno Orlinsky at borlinsky@bricartsmedia.org or 718.683.5631.