BmoreArt’s Picks presents the best weekly art openings, events, and performances happening in Baltimore and surrounding areas. For a more comprehensive perspective, check the BmoreArt Calendar page, which includes ongoing exhibits and performances, and is lovingly updated on a daily basis.

To submit your calendar event, email us at [email protected]!

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Free Station North Yoga every Thursday at 5:30PM at The YNot Lot (4 W. North Ave).

Taught by the talented yogi Corey Reidy from Charm City Yoga, this weekly class will offer the perfect way to unwind! BYOM (Bring Your Own Mat). Any skill level is welcome!
Rain location in the Chicken Box (1 W. North Ave).
Station North Summer Yoga is generously sponsored by the T. Rowe Price Foundation!

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A Midsummer Night … Group Exhibition at Jordan Faye / 823 Park Ave.

Opening Thursday August 7 from 7-10 pm

Jordan Faye Contemporary is please to present ‘a midsummer’s night…’ a group exhibition of painting, scuplture, installation, photography, and drawings which Opens this Thursday August 7, 2014.

There will be an Opening Reception from 7 – 10pm at our 823 Park Avenue gallery space in historic Mount Vernon. There will also be a Curator’s Talk & Closing Soiree on Friday September 5, from 6:30 – 9:30p.

works by ::

david lyle
sanzi kermes
willa frazer
donald edwards
lisa dillin
kate mackinnon
lat naylor
jenee mateer
magnolia laurie
lori larusso
edwin remsberg
david page
edie nadelhaft

Summer Hours :: Thursdays & Saturdays from 12 – 5pm and by appointment and chance!

jordanfayecontemporary.com
823 Park Avenue Baltimore, MD 21201

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CONTINGENT: Woodcuts by Ursula West Minervini and Jonathon Poliszuk at the Golden West Long Bar (no reception until 8/27)
August 1 – August 27 in the Long Bar

8/27: Closing Reception & Pellinore Press Pop-Up Shop

Golden West is excited to showcase the fantastic woodcut prints of Ursula West Minervini and Jonathon Poliszuk, of Pellinore Press. Be sure to stop by the Long Bar to check out their amazing work using a time-honored printmaking technique.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Ursula West Minervini earned her BFA in Printmaking from the Maryland Institute College of Art and her MFA from Towson University. Jonathon Poliszuk earned his BFA in Illustration from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Jonathon and Ursula live and work in Baltimore, Maryland. They have operated Pellinore Press, a letterpress and woodcut print studio, since 2004.

Inquiries, or to purchase work:
[email protected]
www.pellinorepress.com

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The 3rd annual Station North Salon Show on Friday, August 8 from 5-8 pm

The 3rd annual Station North Salon Show is an unjuried all-inclusive exhibition of visual art created by artists from the greater Baltimore region. Art will be on view from August 8th- August 29th, with an event opening on Friday, August 8th from 5-8PM.

Venues include:
• Liam Flynn’s Ale House (22 W. North Ave.)
• Joe Squared (133 W. North Ave.)
• Full Circle Photo (33 E. 21st St.)
• Station North Arts Cafe (1816 N. Charles St.)
• The WindUp Space (12 W. North Ave.)
• Greenleaf Teahouse (1907 Saint Paul St.)
• Caribbean Paradise (1818 N. Charles St.)
• The Crown (1910 N. Charles St.)
• OutTakes Cafe (1800 N. Charles St.)

The Station North Salon Show will take a 20% commission on the sale of all work; proceeds will benefit the venues and Station North Arts & Entertainment, Inc.

Art pick-up will be Saturday, August 30th at respective show locations.

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GUTSY: Taking the Fear Factor Out of Feminism
EXHIBITION RECEPTION: Friday, August 8, 6 – 9 pm

ON VIEW: July 18 – August 8, 2014

Feminism, much like art, is about perception. Please join The Feminist Art Project – Baltimore for an exhibition which seeks to highlight the work of female artists and artists dealing with feminist issues, themes and aesthetics.

Featuring work by Mary Anne Arntzen, Lindsey Bailey, Joanne Barnum, Anne Boisvert, Lindsay Bottos, Christopher Chen, Joan Cox, Annie Farrar, Tanya Garcia, Marian Glebes, Shana Goetsch, Jolie Kumin, Sophie Monosmith, Agnes Moon, Ingrid Nuttle, Irene O’Leary, Quinn Palmer, Margaret Rogers, Rachel Rotenburg, FORCE:Upsetting Rape Culture, Avery Von Ringle, and Allison Yasukawa.

20% of all sales for the exhibition GUTSY, will be donated to local human rights and harm-reduction organization, Power Inside. Artist retains 80% of sale. Neither TFAP-B nor Gallery CA will take commission on works sold. Donate new women’s personal care items to Power Inside at City Arts throughout the exhibition run.

The Feminist Art Project – Baltimore and Gallery CA are proud members of the 2014 ArtScape Gallery Network sponsored by M&T Bank.

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BASE PERIOD: Alan Resnick and Lesser Gonzalez Alvarez at Springsteen Gallery

Closing Reception Friday, August 8, 7-10pm

1511 Guilford Ave, Ste B303

Limited edition prints available by Alan Resnick in collaboration with Print/Collect and Color Wheel.

Color Wheel is an artist-run digital print studio that specializes in making fine-art inkjet prints for the Baltimore art community & beyond. Print/Collect publishes an affordable print folio and an interview catalogue showcasing and supporting local emerging artists. Color Wheel and Print/Collect are collaborating on a new series of individual editions.

Read BmoreArt’s review here.

In our quest to understand our place in the world, we have throughout the ages employed a variety of tools to aid in the gradual structuralization of our environments. Whether we are speaking of literal tools, or of language itself as a tool, we are a species prone to dissection, preservation, and classification. Roland Barthes saw language as legislation, with speech as its code. He believed that all classifications are oppressive. There is a mystery to materiality, what philosophers have called an ‘isness’, which language has been designed to probe and demystify in a subtle demonstration of imposition. Language is after all, power, and our unwavering impulse towards classification has resulted in extremely capable tools like digitization, which now blurs the lines between what is, isn’t, wasn’t, or could’ve been with exponentially growing proficiency.

Through simulation, the rays from a sunset in China can now light the surface of an object in America. In this way, technology allows for a perception of a new reality, allowing us to experience events and records from the past in entirely new contexts. We now have the ability to recreate precious antiquities in ‘any flavor’, so to speak, to create demographics and economies based on illusions of imperishability, to recreate reality to taste, with none of its imperfections, and as a consequence, none of its mystery. Much of the work in ‘Base Period’ aims to render these conditions as resulting in a ‘calcification’ of ‘isness’, surveying contemporary iconography and aesthetics as catalogued artifacts.

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FREDDY’S ADDICTION
August 8th – 31st, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, August 8th, 7-9pm

Freddy is pleased to present a group show featuring MacGregor Harp, Becky Howland, and Robert Loughlin.

In this exhibition, each artist contemplates one element in the practice of smoking: the smoker’s profile, discarded cigarettes, and cancer.

MacGregor Harp reduces the subject to black and white, cigarettes and smoke, in scattered arrangements that blanket the canvas to a quasi-uniform motif. Each painting takes its design cue from cigarette brands such as Marlboro, Newport, and USA Gold. His most recent exhibition, You Do the Math, opened at Jackie Klempay in April. Harp lives and works in New York and is co-curator of 247365.

Becky Howland’s Lung Cancer Ashtrays contrast healthy tissue with residual tar in ceramic form, ranging in color from the pinks of a lively organ to the deep red, green, and browns of malignant tumors. Howland was a member of Collaborative Projects (Colab) and a founding member of ABC No Rio. She was one of the principal organizers of the seminalReal Estate Show of 1980, and exhibited in the revisited Real Estate Show at James Fuentes, Cuchifritos, and ABC No Rio in April of this year.

Robert Loughlin (1949-2011) portrays the “brute,” a square-jawed smoking man as his signature icon adorning chairs, doors, canvases, and any number of found objects from his searches in thrift stores, flea markets, and estate sales. The portrait emerged in Loughlin’s practice during the early 80’s in New York and continued until his death in 2011. Loughlin’s work was recently featured at White Columns in New York as part of the Sverre Bjertnes solo exhibition, orchestrated by Bjarne Melgaard.