Friday, August 19, 2011

PRESS RELEASE: Three Floors of International Contemporary Artists at the BCA Center in Burlington

Opening Friday, August 26th at the BCA Center on Church Street in Burlington, Burlington City Arts is proud to present Outdoor Excursions, guest curated by Art In America writer Gregory Volk. Featuring work by thirteen national and international artists and taking place on the first, second and fourth floors of the BCA Center, Outdoor Excursions opens with a reception on Friday, August 26th from 5-8pm, and Artist Talks at 6pm, and runs through December 3rd, 2011.

Celebrating Vermonters’ love of nature and outdoor-oriented culture, curator Volk uses artworks to transform the galleries into his version of a wilderness adventure company, with artworks offering “excursions” to the Swiss Alps, Icelandic volcanoes, the deep forest, suburban backyards, outer space, and Vermont ski areas, among other destinations. “We are extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to work with Gregory Volk who has brought such amazing international talent right here to Vermont,” says BCA Center Chief Curator Chris Thompson.

Several of the artists will be present the week prior to the opening, to create their work on-site, and discuss their creative process.

Image: Kayak, by Swiss artist Roman Signer, whose temporary sculptures, or sculptures-as-events, are presented as video documentation