BRIC Arts Presents The Bricoleurs, the 4th Annual Artists from the Registry Show
BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn presents The Bricoleurs, an exhibition at BRIC Rotunda Gallery featuring a range of Brooklyn artists who embrace the practice of bricolage and construct visual works from discrepant elements, creating new forms and imagery. Curated by Christian Fuller and Risa Shoup, the exhibition opens Wednesday, January 25 at BRIC Rotunda Gallery, 33 Clinton St, and will be on view through March 3, 2012. Admission to the gallery is free.
The opening reception is Wednesday January 25 from 7 to 9 p.m.
All artists in the show were selected from BRIC’s Contemporary Artists Registry, the oldest registry of visual artists in Brooklyn with more than 16,000 digital submissions from 800 artists. Founded in 1983, the Registry is open to artists living or working in Brooklyn; visit registry.bricartsmedia.org to view a range of artists’ work.
Bricolage is a term used in several disciplines to refer to the construction or creation of a work from a diverse range of sometimes seemingly disparate things; a person who engages in bricolage is called a bricoleur. The range of work in this show includes: video, painting, collage, assemblage, sculpture and digital printing.
Christian Maychack Habitant, 2011
According to the curators: “We have chosen artists for the exhibition who pull together styles and materials that might otherwise appear disparate and unattractive save for the artist’s ability to combine them into one cogent, integral whole… With The Bricoleurs, we turn our analytical gaze more to the practice of creating bricolage less than the product, the bricolage itself.”
Artists featured in the exhibition are: Man Bartlett, Andrea Burgay, Danielle Durchslag, Alana Fitzgerald, Joseph Gillette, Max Greis, Cooper Holoweski, MaryKate Maher, Christian Maychack and Troy Michie.
Location and Gallery Hours
BRIC Rotunda Gallery 33 Clinton Street Brooklyn, NY 11201
Hours: Tues – Sat, noon – 6 p.m.
Directions: A/C trains to High St, 2/3 to Clark St, 4/5 to Borough Hall, R to Court St
About BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn
BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn presents contemporary art, performing arts and community media programs that reflect Brooklyn’s creativity and diversity. BRIC also provides resources to launch, nurture and showcase artists and media makers. We advance access to and understanding of arts and media by presenting free and low cost programming, and by offering education and public programs to people of all ages.
BRIC’s contemporary art exhibition program is supported by Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; Barclays/Nets Community Alliance; Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation; Lily Auchincloss Foundation; and Robert Lehman Foundation, in addition to numerous individuals. Learn more at bricartsmedia.org
BRIC also acknowledges public funds for its contemporary art programs from Institute of Museum and Library Services; National Endowment for the Arts; New York State Council on the Arts; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; New York State Senators Velmanette Montgomery and Daniel Squadron; New York State Assembly members Inez Barron, Alec Brook-Krasny, Hakeem Jeffries, and Joan Millman; and New York City Council members Lewis A. Fidler, Brad Lander, Stephen Levin, Domenic M. Recchia, Jr., Albert Vann and Jumaane Williams.
Special thanks to lead sponsor for this exhibition: Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP.
For more information, please visit bricartsmedia.org
Press contact: Colleen J. Ross, BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn,