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Status Report

BRIC Rotunda Gallery
33 Clinton Street, 718-855-7882
Brooklyn Misc.
September 3 - October 10, 2009
Reception: Thursday, September 3, 7 - 9 PM
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BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn’s exhibition Status Report at the BRIC Rotunda Gallery presents work by contemporary Mexican and Latino artists, highlighting the varied ways that artists have examined the themes of immigration, the U. S./Mexican border, and work. Exhibiting artists – based in Brooklyn and greater New York, the West Coast, and Mexico – include Margarita Cabrera, Sergio de la Torre and Vicky Funari, Christina Fernandez, Coco Fusco, Erika Harrsch, Pedro Lasch, Delilah Montoya, and Dulce Pinzón.

Status Report is the first exhibition in New York to consider the issue of Mexican immigration, the border, and work through the lens of contemporary, urban artists. Its organization has been inspired by the enormous growth in Mexican population in New York – particularly in Brooklyn – in the last decade. In fact, the city’s Mexican population has roughly sextupled since 1990.

The exhibition is curated by Elizabeth Ferrer, Director of Contemporary Art, and a long-time specialist in Mexican and Latino contemporary art and photography. Ferrer’s recent projects in the realm of Mexican art include a 2006 book and exhibition on the modern photographer Lola Alvarez Bravo sponsored by the Aperture Foundation, New York, and a definitive survey on the photographer and printmaker Mariana Yampolsky presented at the UBS Art Gallery, New York, in 2007.

BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn is a multi-disciplinary arts and media non-profit dedicated to presenting contemporary art, performing arts, and community media programs that are reflective of Brooklyn’s diverse communities, and to providing resources and platforms to support the creative process. All of our offerings are free or low cost, to enhance the public’s access to and understanding of arts and media. Each year, upwards of a million people in Brooklyn and citywide are served through our programs.

BRIC Contemporary Art presents exhibitions, public events, and an innovative arts education program at BRIC Rotunda Gallery and around the borough. Our aim is to increase the visibility and accessibility of contemporary art while bridging the gap between the art world and global culture in Brooklyn.
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