Art as Anecdote February 1 – April 20, 2007
Curated by Sarah Schmerler
Opening Reception: Feb 1, 6 - 8pm
1st Thursday curatorial talk: March 1, 6 – 8pm
BROOKLYN, NY.- Brooklyn Arts Council announces Art As Anecdote, exhibition that looks at the events, impressions, and ambitions that are part and parcel of an artist's daily grind—and the unlikely meanings they generate for others. The exhibition, which includes works by Alexis Ditkowsky, Benjamin Evans, Marney Fuller, Chris Herbeck, Orrie King, Nsenga Knight, Ellen Letcher, Dominic Miller, Brent Ridge, Annick Rosenfield, Yasmine Soiffer, Kurt Strahm and Annette Tacconelli, is curated by art critic Sarah Schmerler and will be on view from February 1 through April 20, 2007 at BAC Gallery, located at 111 Front Street, DUMBO.
The small stuff is the best stuff. Like knowing what an artist likes to eat, where they paint, what bugs them, what theyve just read. Strangely enough, it's artists themselves who disagree: "The details of my life are so boring," say the young artists Schmerler has met over the years at the New School (where she teaches a class called "Artists' Writing Workshop”). "People can't possibly be interested in hearing about me."
This show looks to the resources of a non-profit institution (where, ostensibly, artists' best interests are always in mind) and begs the question: Why is it that what makes an artwork so meaningful—to a broad audience—is often what makes an artwork incredibly personal and unique? [read on...]