February 20-April 27, 2014 · 10:00 AM-8:00 PM
Weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Gallery at BRIC House
Rashaad Newsome, Still from the Video "Devices" from the series "SWAG Mixtape," 2011
Curated by Elizabeth Ferrer, Director of Contemporary Art
Art Into Music is devoted to artists whose work is inspired by music, a fitting theme given Brooklyn’s international prominence as a magnet for both visual artists and musicians. The exhibition will feature 12 artists working in such varied media as installation, collage, public interventions, painting, text-based work, sculpture, and video. It will examine the myriad ways in which music inspires contemporary artists, as well as exploring the complex relationship between popular, mass media culture and so called "fine" art. Some artists work with the material platforms of music, whether archaic or current, including 33 RPM records, and boomboxes. Others portray the culture of music or explore music as a formative element in our personal and cultural identities.
The exhibition will feature a stage/listening station in the gallery designed by John Felix Arnold III where visitors will be able to access playlists that exhibition artists listen to while making their work, or which act as inspiration for them.
Audra Wolowiec's the music of the city is free poster project will also reach beyond the confines of the gallery walls, and into the neighborhood as a public art installation. Read more about this Special Project.
Artists: John Felix Arnold III, Karlos Carcamo, Jeff Kurosaki + Tara Pelletier, Arturo Meade, Rashaad Newsome, Bayeté Ross Smith, Dread Scott, Ward Shelley, Valerie Tevere and Angel Nevarez, and Audra Wolowiec.
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Special thanks to generous supporters Bob Buckholz & Lizanne Fontaine and Leslie & Clifford Cohen.
Special thanks to GUILD, Brooklyn, for production support for John Felix Arnold III’s work in the "Art Into Music" exhibition.
"Art Into Music" Time Lapse Video from BRIC on Vimeo.
March 4, 2014, 7pm: Into the Loop - As part of BRIC's Stoop Series events, Jeff Kurosaki + Tara Pelletier present an evening that blurs the boundaries of an art event, music show and social experience, as part of our BRIC Stoop Series.
March 8, 2014, 4-6pm: Another Protest Song: Karaoke with a Message - As part of our March House Party, Angel Nevarez & Valerie Tevere will stage this participatory performance.