School 33 Art Center hosts Collective Archive on Friday, March 4 through Saturday, April 30, 2011. The exhibition of five artists juried into and curated by Jayme McLellan of Civilian Art Projects in Washington, D.C., considers artwork that shares a deliberate and carefully articulated personal vocabulary. Creating a collective archive of meaning from the five artists’ work, the show considers the role of the individual and that of the group. An opening reception takes place Friday, March 4 from 6-9pm. School 33 Art Center, a facility of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, is located at 1427 Light Street. The gallery is open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 12-6pm.

Collective Archive features artists Anthony Cervino, Amy Chan, Adam Griffiths, Ajay Leister and Chloe Watson. Artists were selected based on their ability to imagine their objects within the spaces they seek for them to inhabit. Placement, tension, color, height, depth and space are critical elements integral to an experiment in placing artists together that do not know each other, in a room they have not yet worked in, by a curator that they have not worked with before. The artists are united and juxtaposed by strong visual relationships that create a dynamic tension in the shared space. Whether it is painting, animation, sculpture or site-specific object based work, the five artists consider form, organic and rigid shapes, shadow, hue, gesticulation, memory and meaning. The exhibition itself is both a nest of shapes, images and objects, unique to one voice as well as an interdependent environment gaining strength from relationship.

School 33 Art Center is dedicated to providing opportunities for artists through exhibitions, art classes, workshops, a Studio Artist Program, and special events. School 33 Art Center is a program of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Inc., and is supported in part by grants from the Mayor and the City Council of Baltimore, M&T Bank, Corrigan Sports / The Under Armour Baltimore Marathon, the Maryland State Arts Council, and through private contributions to School 33 Art Center.

For more information on Collective Archive, visit or call 443-263-4350.