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Opening Reception | Spring 2023 Exhibitions

BRIC Contemporary Art invites you to the opening of our Spring 2023 Contemporary Art exhibitions.


WED, JAN 25, 2023 at 7PM


BRIC House
647 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
United States
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STROBE WARNING: Video in back left corner of the Gallery

BRIC Contemporary Art invites you to the opening of When I am Empty Please Dispose of Me Properly (BRIC House Gallery) and Buzz Slutzky: For Example (BRIC House Project Room). Come take a first peek at the exhibitions, meet the artists, and enjoy some refreshments.



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Ayanna Dozier, Forever Your Girl (video still), 2022. Courtesy of the artist.

On view at the Gallery at BRIC House Jan. 26 - Apr. 30, 2023

When I Am Empty is a group exhibition featuring the work of seven artists – Ayanna Dozier, Ilana Harris-Babou, Meena Hasan, Lucia Hierro, Catherine Opie, Chuck Ramirez, and Pacifico Silano – who explore the dominant myths of the American dream that govern and shape our personal narratives.  


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Black & gray marker drawing of a woman in a white coat jacket striking a man in the neck with the blade of her hand.

Buzz Slutzky, detail from Manual Power #7, 2015-22.

On view at the BRIC House Project Room Jan. 26 - Apr. 30, 2023

Featuring new work by 2021-22 BRIClab: Video Artist Buzz Slutzky, For Example presents the artist’s ongoing investigation into the relationship between mark- and meaning-making. Through drawing, painting, and film, Slutzky explores the aesthetics of authority, instruction, and knowledge production. 


Full image captions on the following pages: When I am Empty Please Dispose of Me Properly and Buzz Slutzky: For Example

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 Nov. 1, 2022, attendees of any BRIC House programming will no longer have to show proof of vaccination or a negative test to enter the building. Masks are encouraged but not required in all BRIC operated spaces. If you have questions regarding this protocol, please email For our full BRIC House COVID-19 policy, visit:

BRIC is committed to welcoming people of all abilities. BRIC's main entrance, located on Rockwell Street, is fully accessible. In addition the main floor of BRIC House has 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 or (718) 683-5637.