BAC Gallery presents Clamoring to Become Visible, Curatorial Talk and Artist Panel
Clamoring to Become Visible (February 5 - June 26, 2009) examines how the written word interacts with and often replaces the normative notion of visual aesthetics within the gallery space. Often aesthetically subtle and intimate, the handwritten, embroidered, and collaged examples of text-based art selected for the exhibition represent fourteen contemporary artists’ attempts to explore everyday issues such as isolation, identity, spirituality, and communication. Carrying the fundamental commonality of language, the works revolve around an ideal of connectivity as it relates to artistic craft, self-inquiry, articulation and expression, and ultimately to our parallel human circumstance.
ABOUT THE CURATOR
Christine Spangler is an emerging artist, curator, and critic living in Brooklyn. She currently works for Stellan Holm Gallery in Chelsea, contributes her writings on contemporary art to ArtSlant.com, and has recently shown her own artwork with the Brooklyn Art Collective and Art Space NYC. She received her B.F.A. in Theory, Criticism and History of Art, Design and Architecture from Pratt Institute.