Matters of family are front and center in “Inherit,” a new exhibition with work by five Brooklyn artists that opens tonight at BRIC in Fort Greene. In the show’s works, the artists engage their family members either as collaborators or inspiration, “creating notions of a family archive constructed through memory, stories, and images.”
The artists — Angel Otero, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Jacolby Satterwhite, Keisha Scarville, and Sable Elyse Smith — offer works in a variety of media, including photography and site-specific installations. Among them is Smith’s video work “How We Tell Stories to Children,” which “uses her parents as filters for personal events and global issues.”
The show is curated by Hallie Ringle, the recipient of BRIC’s 2015 Emerging Curator Fellowship, who’s got an abiding interest in how artists respond to heritage.
Tonight’s reception, with jazz by Timo Vollbrecht, runs from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.; the show is up through August 16. BRIC is at 647 Fulton Street; more information here.
Photo of untitled works by Keisha Scarville (above) and Kameelah Janan Rasheed (below) via BRIC