BAC explores ‘The Line That Connects You to Me’

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BAC (Brooklyn Arts Council) Gallery announces “The Line That Connects You To Me,” a group exhibition curated by Dana Gentile featuring paintings, drawings, photographs, and mixed-media work by Brooklyn-based artists that opens with a reception June 5 from 6-8 p.m. (with free beer) during the DUMBO First Thursday Gallery Walk.

The exhibition also includes the performance piece, “Mending,” by artist and seer Annette Tacconelli, August 7 from 6-8 p.m. A physical line running the length of the gallery space acts as an exhibition guide, literally connecting the work together to reveal the curatorial vision of the show.

“The Line That Connects You To Me,” rather than encouraging browsing through artwork as though one was window shopping, poses questions and seeks to elicit answers and comments from the viewer.

Johanna Byström Sims’ imaginary societies where familiar cityscapes become thrown into unexpected circumstances compel viewers to envision a new strategy for tackling unfamiliar territory. While Gregg Evans represents familiar objects and places in photographic portraits, leaving out the people usually present in portraiture.

Dane Patterson and Tiana Peterson both modify pre-existing objects to communicate a new message and meaning. Patterson uses found photographs to form new conversations and situations for those who’ve existed before us. Peterson removes architecture from pop-up books exposing the process behind making the book and starting a dialogue on consumerism.

Annette Tacconelli’s interactive sculpture invites audiences to embroider with her. Tacconelli will visit the gallery throughout the exhibition to work on the piece and to collaborate with the audience as participants. Katie White’s photographic triptych, three enlarged Polaroids, examines the theatrical experience of waiting for red velvet seats to fill and the curtain to rise, challenging our ideas of a viewing experience.

BAC Gallery is at 111 Front Street, suite 218, in the heart of the vibrant DUMBO arts district. Regular gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more, call 718-625-0080 or visit

Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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