Brooklyn Arts Council Announces Art As Anecdote

What: BAC Gallery Presents Art as Anecdote February 1 – April 20, 2007
Curated by Sarah Schmerler
When: Opening Reception: Feb 1, 6 – 8pm
1st Thursday Curatorial Talk: March 1, 6 – 8pm

Brooklyn Arts Council announces Art As Anecdote, exhibition that looks at the events, impressions, and ambitions that are part and parcel of an artist’s daily grind—and the unlikely meanings they generate for others.

“This show looks to the resources of a nonprofit institution (where, ostensibly, artists’ best interests are always in mind) and begs the question: Why is it that what makes an artwork so meaningful—to a broad audience—is often what makes an artwork incredibly personal, unique? Photographer Annick Ronsenfield claims that she just wandered downstairs one morning to find her mother eating a baguette. Yet (through Rosenfield’s eyes), mom wears a glazed—and utterly enigmatic—look that defies description. Orrie King’s incredibly intimate photograph of “Sebi in Bed” can’t help but make us wonder: who is Sebi to her—and subsequently, to us? And what do we do with Kurt Strahm, a former and well-accomplished painter, who claims he’s stopped making art because the whole prospect is just too futile.”

“Ten other artists—from a note-taking traveler to a woman See-er (who makes artworks as healing documents for her clients)—are included in the exhibition. And in deference to all the good advice (anecdotes, stories, aphorisms) these and other artists have gotten over the years, we’ll be distributing stories and sayings (in the form of printed strips of paper) at random, to visitors at the opening reception.”

{brooklynartscouncil.org, for more info about the exhibition}