BAC Gallery is pleased to announce The Line That Connects You To Me, a group exhibition curated by Dana Gentile featuring paintings, drawings, photographs, and mixed-media work by Brooklyn-based artists that opens on June 5 from 6 – 8pm during the DUMBO 1st Thursday Gallery Walk. The exhibition also includes the performance piece, Mending by artist and seer Annette Tacconelli, taking place on August 7, from 6 – 8pm. A painted line on the gallery’s wall acts as an exhibition guide, literally connecting the work together to reveal the curatorial vision of the show.
Saturation of the art market has caused gallery audiences to gravitate mostly to artwork they already know they like, walking quickly through an exhibition in order to hone in on the work that draws them in immediately. Fast paced movements around the exhibited work and a desire to look only at what stands out from the rest limits audiences’ opportunities to experience connections between the different artwork in the show. The viewer relies on the curator’s wall-mounted statement to make the connections for them. The Line That Connects You To Me aims to reverse this trend. Rather than encouraging browsing through artwork as though one was window shopping, the exhibition poses questions and seeks to elicit answers and comments from the viewer.