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BRIC Announces Programming for Upcoming Exhibition Latinx Abstract

On View: January 21 to May 2, 2021

BRIC Announces Programming for Upcoming Exhibition Latinx Abstract

BRIC, is sharing the programming for their upcoming exhibition, Latinx Abstract. Opening on January 21, 2021, the exhibition asserts the enduring legacy of abstraction among ten cross-generational Latinx artists. The exhibition will remain on view through May 2, 2021 both virtually and in-person at BRIC House (647 Fulton St), Wed-Sat 11am-6pm, at reduced capacity. Visitors are encouraged to make a reservation 48 hrs in advance using this form and are asked to limit their time in the space to an hour. In order to maintain social distancing and keep our community safe, BRIC asks all individuals entering their space to comply with their COVID House Rules. Temperature checks are required upon entry and masks must be worn at all times. In-person viewing availability is subject to change, in accordance with city and state health authorities.

Latinx Abstract presents a cross-generational survey of ten artists: Candida Alvarez, Karlos Cárcamo, Maria Chávez, Alejandro Guzmán, Glendalys Medina, Freddy Rodríguez, Fanny Sanín, Mary Valverde, Vargas-Suarez Universal, and Sarah Zapata. The exhibition is curated by BRIC's Chief Curator, Elizabeth Ferrer. While engaging with art historical influences that range from pre-Columbian art to modernism in Europe and the United States, the artwork in this exhibition reveals an unusually broad range of sources and influences. They include Indigenous and Afro-Caribbean spiritual beliefs; mathematics, astronomy, and computer science; and aspects of popular culture like graffiti and hip hop. Latinx Abstract is a timely reassessment of American art history, as well as an expansion of the possibilities for abstraction.

In line with BRIC's commitment to accessibility, admission to the exhibition and the accompanying programming is free and open to the public. To learn more, visit


A Conversation with Emily Oliveira and Sarah Zapata
Wed, Feb 17, 7PM | Zoom | Free
Scholar Macarena Gómez-Barris will lead a conversation with Emily Oliveira and Sarah Zapata, artists exhibiting work at BRIC in I Saw God and She Wasn't Made of Money (Oliveira, BRIC Project Room) and Latinx Abstract (Zapata, BRIC Gallery). These two friends will discuss their shared interests in queer futurity, decolonized narratives, drag, and arpilleras.

A Focus on Latinx Abstract
Fri, Mar 12, 7PM | Zoom | Free
Exhibition curator Elizabeth Ferrer will moderate a discussion with three artists participating in
Latinx Abstract: Candida Alvarez, Karlos Cárcamo, and Vargas-Suarez Universal. The evening
will also include a virtual walk-through of the exhibition.

Latinx Artists in the Art World: Marketplaces and Museums
Wed, Mar 24, 7PM | Zoom | Free
Noted scholar Arlene Davila, NYU Professor and author of the acclaimed Latinx Art: Artists, Markets, and Politics (Duke University Press, 2020), will moderate a discussion about the strategies Latinx artists -- including those included in the exhibition -- have pursued to create platforms for their work. Artists Glendalys Medina, Mary Valverde, and Sarah Zapata will join Davila in this discussion.

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