The Brattleboro Museum and Art Center opened two new exhibitions on January 14th: an interactive installation by Carolyn Enz Hack and photography, video and digital artwork from Open Call NXNE 2017. Both shows run through March 5, 2017.
Open Call NXNE 2017
For Open Call NXNE 2017, approximately 150 photographers and video artists from New England and New York submitted work for consideration by juror Bernard Yenelouis of L. Parker Stephenson Photographs of New York. Yenelouis selected 24 artists for inclusion in the exhibit. They hail from Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, and Vermont. Their work encompasses inkjet and gelatin silver prints, cyanotypes, dye sublimation printing on fabric, video installation, digital animation, and leporello books. In a statement accompanying the exhibit, Yeneoulis writes, “The intensely varied and thoughtful practices I saw are evidence that art practices are an important and challenging way to address the instability and flux of our current world. I hope that the generosity of what I saw is in evidence in my selection.” Among the Vermont artists included in the show are Brattleboro’s Joshua Farr (image above: Swimmer, Galata Bridge, Istanbul, Turkey (2015)), who presents images of Istanbul; Burlington-area artist Kristen M. Watson, presenting scrolls depicting “beyond-human” accumulation; and Topsham artist Cathy Cone’s delicate images of insects.
Carolyn Enz Hack: Change Your Mind
Artist talk: Thursday, February 23, 7PM
Change Your Mind is an immersive installation designed for BMAC’s Mary Sommer Room by Thetford-based artist Carolyn Enz Hack. It is made up of layers of mesh, screens, and reflective surfaces undulating above and around the viewer. “I like working with translucent media,” writes Hack, “especially when those materials can be layered to make areas of greater or lesser density. It relates to my earlier fascination with painting water, a medium that we can see into but that ultimately excludes us. Using varying sizes of wire mesh I can create objects that have a mystery about them stemming from our perception of changing density and uncertain edges.”
Brattleboro Museum and Art Center
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