material cultures sophia narrett

Sophia Narrett, “Still Burning” (2012) (photo courtesy of the artist and BRIC)

BRIC, a non-profit arts and media organization located in Downtown Brooklyn, is gearing up for an exciting fall of programming, including the Material Cultures exhibition of art, on view from September 8 through October 23, 2016.

Materials Cultures is a group exhibition featuring the work of eight contemporary visual artists who engage with and respond to the essential elements of textile: weaving, pattern, draping, embellishing, and wearing. One of the oldest forms of human production, textiles maintain profound connections to history, ritual practice, cultural identity, creative expression, and politics. Working in a variety of media, the artists in Material Cultures produce works that highlight the role of textiles in shaping traditional and contemporary culture, recognizing the conceptual power of cloth as reflective of the human experience.

Exhibiting artists include Laura Anderson Barbata, Xenobia Bailey, Lucia Cuba, Adrian Esparza, Elana Herzog, Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia, Sophia Narrett, and Marela Zacarias.

A panel discussion featuring four of the artists in the exhibition will take place Wednesday, September 28 at 7pm and is free and open to the public.

BRIC is located at 647 Fulton Street in Downtown Brooklyn. Gallery hours are Monday — Saturday, 10am–6pm; Sunday, 12–6pm; closed Mondays. Admission is free.

To learn more about the exhibition, visit


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