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BRIC is pleased to present Bordering the Imaginary: Art from the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and their Diasporas, on view March 15 through April 29, 2018, at BRIC House, featuring Downtown Brooklyn’s largest contemporary art gallery. An opening reception will take place March 14 from 7-9pm that is free and open to the public.
Bordering the Imaginary investigates the complicated relationship between the Dominican Republic and Haiti — two nations that share a single island. The exhibition, sponsored by Goya, brings together 19 Dominican and Haitian artists, based in both their native countries and in the United States, creating opportunities for discourse that reconsider differences and commonalities between the distinct but intertwined communities of these countries. The artists in the exhibition draw on their experiences of difference, movement, and immigration to create a collective visual narrative that exposes inequalities and stereotypes of race, gender, and sexuality, which have plagued the island since the 15th century. Their work also displays the vitality of the visual arts in their communities.
The exhibition features work by Edouard Duval-Carrié, Vladimir Cybil Charlier, Patrick Eugène, iliana emilia garcia, Scherezade Garcia, Leah Gordon with André Eugène and Evel Romain from atis rezistans, Fabiola Jean-Louis, Tessa Mars, Pascal Meccariello, Groana Meléndez, Alex Morel, Raquel Paiewonsky, Raúl Recio, Freddy Rodríguez, Julia Santos Solomon, Nyugen E. Smith, and Roberto Stephenson.
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, visit bricartsmedia.org/BorderingTheImaginary.
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