Clamoring to Become Visible

February 5 – June 26, 2009

GERMAN TAGLE, Graphic intervention / Foxy Brown, 2008, acrylic and ink on book page, 12 x 9½ inches

about the exhibition

Clamoring to Become Visible curated by Christine Spangler 

OPENING RECEPTION
Clamoring to Become Visible (February 5 - June 26, 2009) examines how the written word interacts with and often replaces the normative notion of visual aesthetics within the gallery space. Often aesthetically subtle and intimate, the handwritten, embroidered, and collaged examples of text-based art selected for the exhibition represent fourteen contemporary artists? attempts to explore everyday issues such as isolation, identity, spirituality, and communication. Carrying the fundamental commonality of language, the works revolve around an ideal of connectivity as it relates to artistic craft, self-inquiry, articulation and expression, and ultimately to our parallel human circumstance.

FIRST THURSDAY PROGRAMING

BAC Gallery participates in DUMBO 1st Thursday. Come down the first Thursday of every month for special programming and extended gallery hours! 
March 5, 6 - 8pm Lingering Thoughts, a performance by Jennifer Mills 
April 2, 6:30 - 8pm Curatorial Talk and Artist Panel 
May 7, 6:30 - 8pm Film / Video Screening 
June 4, 6 - 8pm Extended gallery hours

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS

Golnar Adili, Lauren Culbreth, Luke Gilford, Meg Hitchcock, Inge Hoonte, Lisa Kellner, Reuben Lorch-Miller, Jen May, Nesta Mayo, Jung Eun Park, Daniel Peterson, Michelle Provenzano, German Tagle, and Matt Wycoff.

ABOUT THE CURATOR

Christine Spangler is an emerging artist, curator, and critic living in Brooklyn. She currently works for Stellan Holm Gallery in Chelsea, contributes her writings on contemporary art to ArtSlant.com, and has recently shown her own artwork with the Brooklyn Art Collective and Art Space NYC. She received her B.F.A. in Theory, Criticism and History of Art, Design and Architecture from Pratt Institute.

BAC Gallery
111 Front Street, Suite 218 (Alternate entrance is 55 Washington St.) Brooklyn, NY
Regular gallery hours are Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm

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