BCA Center Spring Exhibitions
In the first-floor gallery, Meg Lipke: In the Making features the New York artist’s colorful, shaped paintings that push the boundaries of contemporary abstraction. Working directly on canvas or cloth, the artist may cut, stain, or sew her materials to create compositions that project from the wall, or rest upon the floor. Through approach and process, Lipke critiques tenets of 20th century modernism while referencing craft traditions and memories of her mother, and grandmother’s, creative practice. In the Making features work created over the past five years, tracing the artist’s inspired evolution from suspended canvas, to low-relief, soft paintings and totemic sculptures, to her most recent work – the monumental, 16-foot Slanting Grid, created for this solo exhibition.
In the BCA Center’s second-floor gallery, Pivotal Moments: Select Works by Diane Gabriel features the expressive imagery of one of Vermont’s most celebrated artists and educators, Diane Gabriel (1947-2017). Always experimenting, and often working in series, Gabriel incorporated found or refashioned materials and elements of nature as she investigated themes of memory, childhood, and spirituality. Featuring a variety of media including drawing, collage, photography, printmaking, and mixed-media sculpture, the exhibit highlights transformative periods from over three decades of Gabriel’s creative practice.
The BCA Center is open 12-5 pm Wednesday through Saturday. These exhibitions run through Saturday, May 15, 2021.
Visitors are also encouraged to engage with BCA exhibitions through an array of virtual tours and programs, as well as interpretive brochures and videos for both current exhibitions and past exhibitions at http://www.burlingtoncityarts.org/exhibitions and bcahomestudio.org.