Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Terra Nullius show opening at BBAC this Friday

Posted By on Tue, Jan 7, 2014 at 8:00 AM

An art show is opening this Friday, Jan. 10 at the BBAC. Terra Nullius (Land That Belongs to No One), features work of Janie Paul, Robert Platt, Endi Poskovic, Nancy Thayer and Russell Thayer from the faculty of the University of Michigan Stamps School of Art & Design of Ann Arbor. From a press release:


Birmingham, MI, Jan. 6, 2014 – The BBAC is ready to ring in the new year with Terra Nullius (Land That Belongs to No One), the compelling work of five artists from the faculty of the University of Michigan Stamps School of Art & Design of Ann Arbor: Janie Paul, Robert Platt, Endi Poskovic, Nancy Thayer and Russell Thayer.

Curated by Nancy Thayer, this exhibition will express the importance, impact, spiritual implications and significance of land as it touches and permeates the human experience.  The work is not site specific, but refers to individual permeations. The artists have included universal features of earthly forms that correspond to niches of our internal worlds.  Rather than being "about nature," the work can be characterized as being focused on ideas about nature. The works in the exhibition will include elements of painting, drawing, lithographic prints, film, sculpture and installation.

“This exhibit is truly exceptional and we are thrilled to showcase the work of these fine artists,” said Annie VanGelderen, President & CEO of the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center. “In a nice juxtaposition, we’ll also have the annual exhibit of the best of the best BBAC adult students, a tremendous opportunity for anyone to see what they might learn here!”

The opening reception for Terra Nullius is from 6 to 8 p.m. and is free to the public. The show runs through Feb. 28.

The 2014 BBAC: Student Current Works is a juried show featuring 175 works of art created by adult students—from the novice to the notable. This year’s juror is Mary Fortuna.

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