July 1, 2016 - October 1, 2016
Taking advantage of the diverse range of artistic practices that visit Vermont each summer through BCA’s Seven Below artist residency program, this exhibition will transform the gallery into a space of constant flux. Three former artists-in-residence have been invited back to Vermont for this summer's residency to participate in the exhibition which will feature a total of 11 former residents. The three artists in residence, Thu Kim Vu, Meghan Gordon (working in collaboration with Cortney Andrews), Rob Swainston have been charged with installing, reinstalling, adding to, reducing, or removing their work from the space throughout the course of the exhibition. As a way to create sustained, public dialog with artists about their practice, Fixed/Fluxed will de-emphasize the gallery space as a place for fixed, final products, and reposition it as a place for transitory work and evolving ideas. The exhibition will also feature short films by Haisi Hu, Jonathan Monaghan, Willy Somma, Shane Morrissey, Jessica Segall, Oscar Santillan and Vermont artist and former Seven Below Resident Sage Lewis will be exhibiting in the Vermont Metro Gallery.
The Seven Below Arts Initiative was established to provide artists practicing eclectic and emerging art forms with support to make art, and to enrich the Vermont community through the arts. The Seven Below artist residency, facilitated by BCA, brings up to six artists per season to live and create art at The Barn, a uniquely restored property on 65 acres offering magnificent views of Mt. Mansfield and the Green Mountains. The 200-year-old Alan Irish Barn was reconstructed in 1996 and served as the recording and rehearsal facility for Phish, Trey Anastasio, and other musicians. Residents are selected from a diverse range of local, national and international applicants, and are each provided with a $2,000 materials and living stipend to help support the creation of new work. Since 2006, Seven Below has granted more than 50 artist residency opportunities, presented numerous public lectures and art exhibitions, and has formed a critical arts dialogue between local arts educators, students, artists, and the greater Burlington community.
In honor of Seven Below’s ten-year anniversary, Fixed/Flux is dedicated to the memory of Kristy Manning, visionary and founding director of the Seven Below Arts initiative.
Exhibiting artists: Haisi Hu, Meghan Gordon and Cortney Andrews, Sage Lewis, Jonathan Monaghan, Shane Morrissey, Oscar Santillan, Jessica Segall, Willy Somma, Rob Swainston, Thu Kim Vu