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Burlington City Arts

Winter/Spring Artist Reception

February 21, 2020, 5:00PM

Burlington City Arts hosts an Artist Reception for its Winter/Spring exhibitions on Friday, February 21 at 5 pm at the BCA Center, 135 Church Street, Burlington. This season’s exhibitions run through Sunday, June 7 and include Apocalypse Diet: What Will We Eat? on the first floor, Brigitta Varadi: Exploring the Invisible on the second floor Roth Gallery, and Estefania Puerta: Sore Mouth Swore in the lower level gallery.
 
Guest curated by interdisciplinary artist Stella Marrs, Apocalypse Diet investigates food systems–the processes and infrastructure required to feed a population–in light of imminent ecological crisis. Featured artists include Suzanne Anker, Ellie Irons and Anne Percoco, Andrea Haenggi, Li Sumpter, and Candace Thompson, who work in a range of media including installation, performance, video, participatory social events, and interventions. Apocalypse Diet seeks to reveal the critical importance of rethinking our relationship to food production and food culture as we navigate an uncertain future.
 
In Exploring the Invisible, artist Brigitta Varadi explores the invisible, everyday rituals of working life. Varadi’s research-based practice is an integral aspect of her creative process, with each project incorporating experimentation and new techniques. In the summer of 2019, Varadi visited Shelburne Farms as a BCA artist-in-residence, where she processed clay sourced from the property as part of a two-day community workshop. Exploring the Invisible features a large-scale installation of more than 2,000 ceramic tiles created by the artist and community members, as well as Varadi’s signature felted-wool panels and a video performance.  The culmination of a year-long project, Exploring the Invisible examines themes of sustainability, craft, and re-discovered traditions.
  
Estefania Puerta is an artist whose work insists on traversing different media and cultures in order to create connections that go beyond conventions of any one genre. Identifying as an immigrant Latina woman, Puerta is deeply connected to displacement and a “sense of body” that doesn't quite fit anywhere–a theme that underlies much of her sculptural installations and paintings. For Sore Mouth Swore, the artist creates an installation that draws upon themes of transformation, immigration, and personal identity.

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

 

 

Location: 
BCA Center
135 Church Street
Burlington, VT 05401