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 updated on a daily basis.

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Neil Meyerhoff at C. Grimaldis Gallery

January 14 – February 14, 2015

Opening Reception: Wednesday, January 14, 6 – 8p.m.

C. Grimaldis Gallery opens 2015 with a solo exhibition of Baltimore-based photographer Neil Meyerhoff. These photographs document Meyerhoff’s adventures throughout Asia, Africa, and South America from 2011 to 2014. An avid traveller, he has developed an eye for capturing spontaneous moments that reveal a shared humanity across different cultures. Whether from Morocco, Myanmar, or Argentina, these photographs offer a rare glimpse into everyday life from around the world. More information here.

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TIFFANY JONES – UGLY – January Creative Mornings/Baltimore
Friday, January 15 from 8:30am – 10:00am

The Creative Alliance
3134 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, Maryland 21224

Tickets Available at creativemornings.com

Join us for Creative Mornings_BAL on Friday, January 16th!

Tiffany Jones, Baltimore-based photographer, will be speaking on the theme of UGLY.
Dooby’s Coffee will be there with pastries and coffee. It’s all FREE!
This month we’ll be at Creative Alliance at The Patterson.

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Three New Exhibits at School 33
Opening Reception Friday, January 15 from 6-9 pm

School 33 Art Center is excited to welcome three new exhibitions, open from January 16 – March 21, 2015. A free opening reception takes place Friday, January 16, 2015 from 6pm to 9pm. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Friday from 9am to 5pm and Saturday from 11am to 4pm.

In the Main Gallery: “Sometimes a Great Notion,” a mixed media exhibition curated by Randall Scott of Randall Scott Projects in Baltimore. This group exhibition includes work from Atsuko Chirikjian, Neil Feather, Hannah Hiaasen, Scott Hazard, and Kung Chee Keong.

From Randall Scott: “Abstract electronics and modernist elements are dangerous pairings, making Neil Feather’s sound sculptures a wondrous marriage of the contraption. Acrylic on canvas paintings by Kung Chee-Keong initiate a frantic, yet ordered chaos where diverse elements become explosive or implosive. Hannah Hiaasen’s work discusses text, action, and binary thought through her action of typing on un-dyed silk, creating a sort of visual poetry. Atsuko Chirikjian re-imagines the canvas by wholly re-inventing it- utilizing traditional and non-traditional materials to construct what would be substrate, but emerge as surface. Scott Hazard utilizes carefully torn paper and text within a picture box diorama to call attention to the overlooked elements that make up the beauty of life surrounding us- a place where material creates relationships.”

Neil Feather, a featured artist, will be performing with his sound-based sculptural works in the Main Gallery during the opening reception on January 16th.

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In the Members Gallery: “Self-Reflection,” a solo exhibition from painter and professor Steven Pearson.

Steven Pearson attempts to convey ‘the noise of the infinite’ in a two-dimensional format, seeking to employ complex compositions that utilize color to both organize and confound space. Within Self-Reflection, Pearson utilizes tracings from twenty years of his previous paintings to create a multi-faceted history. His reconfigured imagery suggests the manner in which we store memories, and how we assimilate and make sense of information.

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In the Project Space: “Turn It On Again,” a solo exhibition from digital media artist Wes Stitt.

Do you ever get a little snippet of a song or movie stuck on a loop in your head? Digital media artist Wes Stitt does. He observes that if one little snippet sticks around long enough, it might start to twist and stretch and divide and mutate. This is similarly seen in his series of videos within Turn it on Again- a little map of obsessive, repetitive attention, a record of those moments when one’s thinking seems to speed up or slow down, and when everything happens at once.

For more information on the artists and exhibitions, visit http://bit.ly/JDDGbK.

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TERENCE HANNUM DECAY – Artist Talk at Guest Spot

Saturday January 17, 2015 1pm-3pm

A discussion on painting and cross-practices; influences of the self-organized, will be held in conjunction with the closing on January 17, 2015, 1pm-3pm. Accompanying the exhibition will be an essay by Drew Daniel, Associate Professor at Johns Hopkins University and member of the experimental electronic music duo Matmos.

Decay is a natural component of the sound envelope; it is part of our understanding of sounds from an instrument, voice, or ambient source in our environment. It is also the natural state that sound media finds itself in – decaying. The record’s surface develops scratches and pops. The Library of Congress is fighting to address CD rot. Cassette tapes accumulate hiss, warble. Moving parts fail.

Terence Hannum’s new collages made from commercial cassette tape inherit the properties of paint. The physicality of cassette material adheres to a dense strata that is manipulated and peeled away, leaving behind ferric magnetic dust. It’s within this dust, in the contact between tape and tape head, that sound is captured. Hannum’s use of cassette tape acts as a parallel to current attitudes towards painting; concepts in his work regarding time, memory, and decay become fixed in a period of changing political attitudes and transformation. While the creation of magnetic tape transformed the recording process, bringing about over-dubbing, erasing and time manipulation, Hannum’s collages presents the media anew: a strata of accumulated time and sound, a decay from the mass of potentialities that once was betrothed to paint.

Decay will also feature Hannum’s zines and handmade artist’s books, showcasing his research into cassette culture, with elements of cassette tape j-cards, slip sheets and other ephemera.

Terence Hannum is a Baltimore-based visual artist and musician who performs solo and with the avant-metal band Locrian. Hannum teaches Foundations in the Art and Visual Communication Design Department at Stevenson University. He has had solo exhibitions at Western Exhibitions (Chicago, IL), Stevenson University, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Gallery 400 at UIC (Chicago, IL) and been in group shows at TSA (Brooklyn, NY), sophiajacob (Baltimore, MD), City Ice Arts (Kansas City, MO), Jonathan Ferrara Gallery (New Orleans, LA) and more. He recently collaborated with artist Scott Treleaven to compose a soundtrack for the film Picture Yourself in a Burning Building that was commissioned by the Toronto International Film Festival.

GUEST SPOT AT THE REINSTITUTE
1715 N. CALVERT STREET BALTIMORE MD 21202
WWW.GUESTSPOT.ORG

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Jim Condron and Kristen Liu “YOUR MEMORIES, YOUR SENTIMENTS, YOUR WISHES, YOUR SECRETS”

Saturday, January 17 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Adah Rose Gallery
3766 Howard Ave
Kensington, Maryland 20895

www.adahrosegallery.com

Hours – Tue: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm / Thu – Sun: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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AVAM Celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 19, 2015 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

A celebration in honor of the life and dreams of one of the greatest visionaries in America’s history. Join us for guided tours, birthday cake, music, workshops, and a special performance from Keur Khaleyi African Dance Company at this FREE, fun-filled day! The museum is FREE & open to the public from 10am–6pm: see our latest exhibition, The Visionary Experience: Saint Francis to Finster and tour our entire wonderland campus, including the Jim Rouse Visionary Center & more! A special invitation extended to educators and all the wonderful people who help to empower the next generation. Teachers, come pick up our educational materials and discover the many educational offerings we have available for you and your students. Donations greatly appreciated. For questions, call us at (410) 244-1900.

American Visionary Art Museum
800 Key Highway
Baltimore, MD 21230