nhinged, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition’s Fall Group Art Show presents one open show and three juried shows in one sweeping exhibition.
Presented in the Ground Floor gallery is a national juried show of 100 pieces, selected from 1100 submissions by artists all around the country. N. Marshall Price, Curator of Contemporary and Modern Art at the National Academy Museum and sole juror of the show says:
In selecting the works for Unhinged I was not only looking for a variety of mediums and approaches to various subjects but also artists who approached traditional mediums in new and creative ways.
Expect the unexpected in the variety of materials and techniques used by artists who were chosen for their originality and expertise – e.g., check out the giant interactive lego construction.
On the second floor, is a different version of Unhinged, open to all BWAC exhibiting artists who have something to show and say. You be the judge of this narrative show that marries visual art with the written word. If you’ve ever wondered what an artist was thinking, this might be your opportunity to gain some insight. 200 artists will be exhibiting works in every medium, from the traditional to the cutting edge. Also on the second floor, two juried shows: Art in Clay and Un-Inhibited.
While ceramics have been used for both practical and aesthetic reasons for thousands of years, the medium has experienced an amazing renaissance among artists in the past decade. Art in Clay explores ceramics, evolved from their utilitarian roots and reinvented by regional artists as exciting, innovative contemporary art. Juried by the Museum of Art and Design’s Chief Curator, David R. McFadden, it is a stunning show of 50 pieces.
Un-Inhibited is BWAC’s first international show. It’s a celebration of uninhibited creativity and technology. What could be more global than communication through smart phones or other smart devices? Artists have been invited to communicate through imagery created with the touch of a button and scads of ingenuity. 250 works will be displayed on large screens, plus an exhibition of the printed versions of the prize winners.
Unhinged opens on Saturday September 21 with an opportunity to meet and talk to the participating artists. There will be an all-day music performance by the Stefan Bauer Experience featuring vibraphonist Stefan Bauer, tubist Earl McIntyre and Chris Bacas on the tenor and soprano sax. At a 3PM ceremony, juried shows prize winners will be announced and $6000 in cash prizes will be awarded. On opening weekend Sunday, a full concert of new compositions, poetry and music, written specially for Unhinged will be performed by the Composers Concordance.
Special events are planned for every day of the show – including the Sunday acoustic performance series, UnPlugged in Red Hook; Clay Weekend, and the Red Hook Film Festival on October 12 – 13. It’s the seventh year of this two-day showcase of shorts and features. This year the festival theme The Wake of Hurricane Sandy gives our film community a venue to voice, to air, and to screen the images and films of work inspired by the heroic struggle endured by our community, neighbors and neighborhoods devastated by the storm.
With such a variety of media, aesthetics and points of view under one roof, there’s surely something for everyone. The BWAC gallery is a perfect destination for an autumn weekend. It is across from the Fairway supermarket and down the block from IKEA in the Red Hook section of Brooklyn, with its trendy boutiques and restaurants and the city’s best view of Lady Liberty. It is accessible by public transportation and biking is a breeze! The Fall Group Art Show runs from September 21st until October 20th.