30: A Brooklyn Salon
Celebrating Thirty Years of Contemporary Art
September 15 – October 29, 2011
Opening Reception: September 14, 2011, 7-9pm
Curated by Elizabeth Ferrer, Director of Contemporary Art

30: A Brooklyn Salon has been organized to celebrate BRIC Rotunda Gallery’s status as Brooklyn’s oldest continuously operating contemporary art space and  to offer a look back at the wealth of artists who shaped the character of our exhibition program over three decades. With work by some 50 Brooklyn-affiliated artists, the exhibition presents a diverse segment of the nearly 1,500 artists who have exhibited at the Gallery and contributed to BRIC’s history. 30 includes work spanning a range of media: painting, works on paper, sculpture, photography, video, and a site-specific commission on the gallery’s storefront by Jackie Chang.
With its breadth and dense installation addressing such varied themes as place, process, materiality, and abstraction, 30 evokes the contemporary art landscape of Brooklyn. The exhibition distinguishes BRIC Rotunda Gallery as an artist-centered space, where curatorial ideas are sparked by the art discovered in studios across the borough and in our registry, and where young artists have found a resourceful platform to present new work. Artists include: Eric Arctander, Leslie Alexander, Kamrooz Aram, Daniel Bejar, Francisca Benitez, Phong Bui, Joel Carreiro, Jackie Chang, Vincent Cianni, Amy Cutler, Blane de St. Croix, Elizabeth Demaray, Melissa Dubbin & Aaron S. Davidson, Yvonne Estrada, Linda Ganjian, Anthony Goicolea, LeRoy Henderson, Gilbert Hsiao, Katarina Jerinic, Aaron Johnson, Eve Andrée Laramée, William Lamson, Kristin Lucas, Despo Magoni, Walter Martin & Paloma Muñoz, Mary Mattingly, Marci McGuffie, Lori Nix, Patrick O’Hare, Alex O’Neal,  Karyn Olivier, Carolanna Parlato, Dulce Pinzón, Jenny Polak, Larry Racioppo, Ray Rapp, Zoë Sheehan Saldaña, Juan Sánchez, Charles Schucker, Dread Scott, Lizzie Scott, Ward Shelley, Diana Shpungin, Peter Simensky, Micki Watanabe Spiller, Eugenie Tung, Adele Judith Ursone, Randy Wray, and Dale E. Williams.


1. Alex O’Neal, Delta Dream Parade, 2010

2. Phong Bui, Obama, 2008

3. Carolanna Parlato, Blueflower, 2010

4. Mary Mattingly, Guadalajara to Mexcaltitan, 2008