Here Now brings together a group of international and regional artists whose work explores concepts of borders, movement, and migration across local urban centers and global geographies. Through their choice of materials and visual languages, these artists challenge conventional notions of borders as fixed. They reimagine borders as sites of historical investigations, social reckoning, and conduits of an emerging aesthetic. Here Now features artists who have experienced this dislocation firsthand, and through their creative practice, defined their place in the here-and-now. Confirmed artists include Sajjad Abbas (Baghdad, Iraq), Teresa Baker (Los Angeles, CA), Verónica Gaona (Houston, TX), Matthew Schrader (Middlebury, VT), Edra Soto (Chicago, IL).
Here Now is co-curated by Dr. Sarah Rogers, Visiting Asst. Prof. of History of Art & Architecture, Middlebury College and Heather Ferrell, BCA's Curator and Director of Exhibitions.
Veronica Gaona, Trans---fer Tras---lado
Lydia Nakashima Degarrod, Scattered Seeds of the Cotton Boll
Edra Soto, Graft 1 and Graft V, from GRAFT Series
Hospitality sponsors, Lake Champlain Chocolates, Farrell Distributing, and William Hill Estate Winery. Burlington City Arts is supported in part by The Vermont Arts Council & the National Endowment for the Arts.