Art into Music at BRIC ArtsVisit the Gallery at BRIC House this month for "Art into Music", an exhilarating group exhibition, expertly curated by BRIC Director of Contemporary Art, Elizabeth Ferrer.
The most obvious crowd pleaser here is an 11' high, freestanding wall, comprised entirely of boom boxes, byartist Bayete Ross Smith. Entitled "Got the Power: Brooklyn", this impressive and motley monolith matches, in visual scale, the auditory impact that popular music can have. Nearby, a grouping of works by multi-disciplinary artist Karlos Carcamo, likewise focuses on the material forms traditionally used to convey sound. In the sculpture "Rock Box", Carcamo employs a microphone stand that curls inward on itself, seeming to sway, performer like, to the music that passes within. Nearby stands his substantial sculpture made of 300 perfectly stacked LP albums, recalling the minimalist works of Donald Judd in a shape that buzzes with unlocked, aural energy.
Don't miss "The War Song", a single channel HD video by Angel Nevarez and Valerie Tevere wherein the Norwegian Radio Orchestra (which performs at the yearly Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony) and lauded chanteuseJenny Hval perform a re-purposed version of a Culture Club hit in somber, foreboding tones that seem unfortunately, ever more apropos.
On a lighter note, artist Audra Wolowiec offers, "The Music of the City is Free"; blocks of 6,000 free posters which simply offer the title on white paper, a Cage-ian frame through which the ever changing aria of the city is considered. Exceptional visual contributions by Rashaad Newsome, Ward Shelley, and Dread Scott round out this museum-quality event, which is, like the works of Audra Wolowiec, free for the taking. (through 4/27).
Some Notables This WeekEileen Maxson will be presenting her Videos at Microscope for the eventShelf Lives, on , at . Maxson combines humor, performance, and installation in her videos. Some notable videos on view are Tape 5925, Amy Goodrow and Date With Deceit. The videos recreate film of people left vulnerable in the use of digital media. In Amy Goodrow an auditioner for Real World, reveals a personal story only to be "fast-forwarded" by reviewers. In Date with Deceit, Maxson plays the part of a person scammed by online dating. No Show is also currently on view at Microscope and includes works of celluloid film damaged by the development process. The show runs through , with a live screening with the artists on . Artists in the show include: Katherine Bauer, FP Boue, Martha Colburn, Timothy Geraghty, Sandra Gibson & Luis Recoder, Sarah Halpern, Stephanie Gray, Victoria Keddie, Andrew Lampert, Josh Lewis, Jonas Lozoraitis, Kevvy Metal, Liz Roberts, Lynne Sachs, Joel Schlemowitz, Kelly Spivey, Richard Sylvarnes, Moira Tierney, Matt Town, Stephanie Wuertz, Larry 7, and others.
Still.Life, Reflections on Contemporary Still Life is on view at Outlet through . All the artist in the show tread and expand the historical path of still life in art. Featuring: Genesis Belanger, Brent Everett Dickinson, Andrew Ross, Katie Torn and Heeseop Yoon. Genesis Belanger's porcelain flowers pay homage to still life, while other works hint at it. More subtly inviting ideas of still life is Katie Torn's multimedia arrangements, which blend digital and physical medium into sculptural animations, or prints. The result is an intriguing mixture of found objects, digital images, performance and animation. Heeseop Yoon's intricate site-specific masking tape installation references basements, workshops, and other spaces filled with stuff. The images begin as sketches of a specific place and are drawn over one another creating an overlay and transformation of many singular spaces. There will also be a performance at Outlet in conjunction with Still.Life, by Ben Kobold and Jennifer Mills, . Ben Kobold and Jennifer Mills reference the porcelain figures of the all too sweet Precious Moments, in a long-form improv performance.
Upcoming Arts Events in Brooklyn
FRIDAY MARCH 14
WilliamsburgArt 101 , 6-9
Glasshouse , 5-7
Gitana Rosa , 6-9
P339 , 6-10
BushwickThe Active Space , 7-10
Robert Henry Contemporary ,
NURTUREart , 7-9
Brooklyn Fire Proof Gallery , 7- 10
Bedford-StuyvesantElgin Gallery ,
SATURDAY MARCH 15
GreenpointYes Gallery , 7-10
Sunset ParkNARS Foundation , 5-7
Dumbo/DowntownSmack Mellon , 5-8
BushwickMomenta Art ,
BushwickOutlet, Fine Art ,
WilliamsburgSimon/Neuman² Gallery , 6-8
BushwickValentine , 6-9
Grace Exibition Space , 9-11
WilliamsburgPierogi , 7-9
WilliamsburgSideshow , 6-9
Park Slope/GowanusSoapbox Gallery ,
Sunset ParkTabla Rasa Gallery , 2:30-4
GreenpointFowler Project Space , 7-9
Janet Kurnatowski ,
WilliamsburgReverse Space , 7-9
Red HookPioneer Works ,
BushwickSignal Gallery ,
Amos Eno Gallery , 6-9
TSA , 7 – 10
WilliamsburgFront Room Gallery , 7-9
BushwickParallel Art Space
Sunset ParkKingsborough Community College Art Gallery , 2-7
Park Slope/GowanusEthan Pettit Gallery ,
Boerum HillThe Invisible Dog
BushwickValentine , 6-9