September 26, 2008 – January 9, 2009
September 26, 6-8pm
Special hours for the DUMBO Art under the Bridge Festival: September 27, 1- 4pm
Influenced by the organization inherent in cartography, the twelve Brooklyn-based artists in BAC Gallery's latest exhibition, Creative Cartographies, present viewpoints both personal and political, mapping their own thoughts, journeys, and observations. Collectively, the artists show that structure and expression are not mutually exclusive and utilize a variety of materials to create imagined and real geographies. Maps traditionally suggest stability and a sense of purpose; they originally served to chart new territories and make the unknown less intimidating. In the age of Google maps and GPS, art inspired by maps continues to aid the viewer in navigating unfamiliar territory, but it also veers from the scientific and factual to the creative and subjective.
BAC Gallery participates in DUMBO 1st Thursday. Come down the first Thursday of every month for special programming and extended gallery hours!
Thursday, October 2, 6pm Curatorial Talk with Jeanne Gerrity
Thursday, November 6, 6pm Artist Talk: Guest Artist Caleb Smith
Thursday, December 4, 6pm Film/Video Screening
Rachelle Cohen, Gina Dawson, Samantha Fox, Katherine Gressel, Katarina Jerinic, Meirav Leshem, Caitlin Masley, Lucas Monaco, Ben Pinder, Jie Qi, Rebecca Riley and Natalia Szostak.
Jeanne Gerrity lives and works in Brooklyn. She is the Programs Manager at Smack Mellon, as well as an independent curator and critic. She was a co-curator for Salad Days at Artists Space in New York this summer and has curated shows at Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's Redhead Gallery and the Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University. She is currently organizing exhibitions for Rotunda Gallery and the ISE Foundation. Jeanne has served on panels at LMCC, Dieu Donn, Louisiana Artworks, and Pocket Utopia. She received her BA from Brown University and her MA in Modern Art and Curatorial Studies from Columbia University.
BAC Gallery 111
Front Street, Suite 218 (Alternate entrance is 55 Washington St.)
Regular gallery hours are Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm