Burlington City Arts

Ready. Fire! Aim.

April 21, 2017 - July 12, 2017

Ready. Fire! Aim. is a joint exhibition that will take place at the Hall Art Foundation in Reading, Vermont (May 6 – November 26, 2017) and at the BCA Center in Burlington, Vermont (April 21 – July 9, 2017). Inspired by Andy and Christine Hall’s art collecting philosophy, this group show explores the psychology of impulsive action and strategic thinking. Using the creative process as a point of departure, Ready. Fire! Aim. brings together artworks addressing issues of violence and decay, gestural abstraction and linear precision, as well as the sensible and the absurd. BCA Center’s presentation will include work by six emerging to nationally recognized Vermont-based artists, while the Hall Art Foundation’s presentation will feature a selection of paintings, sculptures, and photographs by internationally recognized contemporary artists.

Opening Reception: Friday, April 21, 2017 5-8 p.m.


Ready. Fire! Aim. is a collaboration between the Hall Art Foundation and Burlington City Arts and is curated by DJ Hellerman.


BCA Center Artists: Mildred Beltré, Nancy Dwyer, Peter Gallo, Jonathan Gitelson, Timothy Horn, Matthew Peterson


Hall Art Foundation Artists: Richard Artschwager, Joseph Beuys, Olafur Eliasson, Anoka Faruqee, Lara Favaretto, Eric Fischl, Daniel Gordon, Keith Haring, Glenn Ligon, Robert Longo, Tony Matelli, Bruce Nauman, Susan Rothenberg, Michael Scoggins


BCA’s presentation of Ready. Fire! Aim. is sponsored in part by Sandy Berbeco, Leunig’s Bistro & Café, and Seven Days.


The BCA Center is open Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-8 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. The BCA Center is closed Mondays. 


Ready. Fire! Aim. Brochure



BCA Center exhibition and event sponsors are:

Farrell DistributingHave Your Cake Catering and Fluid Bar Service.

BCA Exhibitions are funded in part by a grant from the Vermont Arts CouncilNational Endowment for the Arts and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

BCA is committed to being accessible for our whole community. Our events are in spaces that are wheelchair accessible, materials are available in braille and large print, and we can make accommodations as requested. Call 802-865-7166 or 711 (TTY).