Surfacing Beneath

September 10 – October 9, 2009

LISA KELLNER, Surfacing Beneath. Photo: Courtesy of the artist

about the exhibition

Surfacing Beneath is a site-specific installation that will evolve over time by Brooklyn-based artist Lisa Kellner. Kellner incorporates wall drawing with sculpture made from silk and pigments, exploring patterns of disease and cellular structure and its relation to human behavior. In Kellner's hands, silk becomes a bodily landscape of organ like forms. For Surfacing Beneath, these forms adapt to the architecture of the space, creeping along walls and pipes. Here, Kellner's work proposes an alternative to that which cannot be seen but is known to exist and grow underneath the skin. This dynamic installation will evolve over the course of the 16 week exhibition as the artist returns to the gallery often to add to the work.


Lisa Kellner received her MFA from the Art Institute of Boston. She completed her undergraduate studies at the School of Visual Arts and Boston University. She has exhibited nationally, including such venues as Transformer Gallery in Washington, DC, The Islip Art Museum in NY, and 808 Gallery in Boston, MA. Her work has been reviewed in The New York Times, The Boston Globe and Sculpture Magazine. Kellner currently has a Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's Swing Space Residency where she is developing and installing A Proposition Ate My Marriage. In December 2009, she will present Suspended Presence, a solo show of her work at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Visit her Website


What is DUMBO? 
Thursday, October 1, 6:30 - 7:30pm
A site-specific, process-based performance by L. Mylott Manning that interprets the DUMBO neighborhood through subjective observations and mark-making.  

Scene: Brooklyn @ BAC Gallery Film/Video Screening 
Thursday, November 5, 6 - 8pm

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