Posted on:June 9, 2016
BRIC presents Look up here, I'm in heaven, a show of contemporary portraits.
Opening reception Wednesday, June 29, 6-9pm
On view through August 14
Featuring paintings, works on paper, and mixed-media work by David Antonio Cruz, Yashua Klos, Tschabalala Self, and Yoon Ji Seon, Look up here, I’m in heaven focuses on work by artists who construct portraits using unconventional media and pictorial formats. While race, cultural identity, and contemporary realities are central elements of the work on view, these artists create imagery that goes beyond the here and now to establish a more transcendent sense of self.
In conjunction with the exhibition, a series of performance art, music, and dance programs will take place in the gallery. All are free, on Wednesday nights at 7pm.
Located in Downtown Brooklyn, the 3,000 square-foot Gallery in BRIC House has soaring 18-foot ceilings that permit major exhibitions focusing on emerging and mid-career artists and curators.