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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THE HOLE PRESENTS: VIOLENCE, OBSOLESCENCE, THE DELL DUDE

Wednesday, January 28 at 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Terrault Contemporary
1515 Guilford Ave, Baltimore, Maryland 21202

If any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic, then what happens when new, better magic comes along? From the sexy reveal of the unboxing video to the violent purges of antiquated desktops, how do an object’s signifiers of power and prestige become the very mark of its deficiency? In short, how do we break up with our technology? In VIOLENCE, OBSOLESCENCE, THE DELL DUDE, the inaugural episode of THE HOLE’s new curated YouTube screening series, we explore our timestamped technological relationships through the career of Ben Curtis, also known as the Dell Dude. Curated and presented by Theo Anthony and Terrault Contemporary.

THE HOLE is a brand new screening series of TBD frequency that presents curated YouTube playlists surrounding one topic, keyword, or theme. We’ll try to keep it casual.

Theo Anthony is a writer, filmmaker, and photographer living in Baltimore, MD.
www.theoanthony.net

TERRAULT CONTEMPORARY is a commercial gallery and multi-use arts space founded in 2014, located in the heart of the Station North Arts District at the historic Copycat building.
www.terraultcontemporary.com

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CoHosts: Letha Wilson & ICA Baltimore

Thursday, January 29 at 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Baltimore School for the Arts
712 Cathedral St, Baltimore, Maryland 21201

CoHosts is presented at the Baltimore School for the Arts located at 712 Cathedral St. The lecture will begin at 7pm with a reception at 6pm. Doors close at 6:45pm.

Letha Wilson is a visual artist based in Brooklyn, NY. The ICA Baltimore is a collaborative, volunteer-run organization that identifies artists for solo show opportunities and presents their work in partnership with project-appropriate Baltimore City art spaces.

About CoHosts: The 2014 Speaker Series, CoHosts, will be presented at the Baltimore School for the Arts and cohosted with thirteen local commercial and artist-run galleries. Each gallery responded to a simple question: “Who is the one artist or art professional that you want The Contemporary to bring to Baltimore?” Each gallery will co-host a residency for their selected speaker and identify local artists for their respective studio visits.

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Drawing Philosophy

Friday, January 20 at 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Case[werks] Showroom & Gallery
1501 Saint Paul Street, Suite 116, Baltimore, Maryland 21202

Drawing Philosophy, the winter exhibition in the [email protected][werks], presents drawing processes as metaphysical constructs. Through featured works by practitioners in various disciplines, this exhibition demonstrates how the intrinsic act of drawing can render the thought process visible and distinctively present.

That notion of temporality, existing within some construct of time, is a fundamental characteristic of drawing where the path of discovery is revealed within each line. The work presented in Drawing Philosophy captures this metaphysical essence in the moment, documenting that precise intersection of time and place.

Featured in this exhibition:

Johan Lowie conjures memories of the North Sea as an expression of seeing & thinking; Jan Razauskas explores the “performative” act of drawings building toward a formal sense of materiality; Brian Kain documents finite intervals — this moment; Ken Fukushima juxtaposes drawing & constructed spaces as expressions of indeterminacy; Lori Rubeling combines observational drawings of places with abstract projections of geometric space; Lisa Sheirer animates clay vessels with masterfully applied graphic decoration; and Richard Schlecht captures imagination at its most fundamental through his sketchbooks.

This exhibition marks Lori Rubeling’s final exhibition as Curator-in-Residence at Case[werks]. During her two year tenure, she has contributed nine exhibitions as part of a mission to promote the agency and interests of Baltimore’s creative community. Her residency is an integral part of a thirteen year body of work researching Station North’s designation as an “arts and entertainment district” and its emergent cultural economy, entrepreneurial ethos and social capital. In May, Lori presents her body of research at the Unmaking Waste 2015: Transforming Production and Consumption in Time and Place conference in Adelaide, Australia.

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TERRAFORMING: A Collaborative Exhibition with Baltimore Clayworks

Friday, January 30 at 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Platform Gallery
116 W Mulberry St, Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Gallery hours: Sat-Sun 11-5pm

Platform Gallery is pleased to present TERRA|FORMING, on view at 116 W Mulberry Street. TERRA|FORMING, a collaborative exhibition between Baltimore Clayworks and Platform, celebrates the work of Baltimore Clayworks’ Springboard Artists. Springboard, which began in 2012 is a non-juried studio program housed at Baltimore Clayworks’ Mt. Washington campus that gives artists looking to expand their studio practice the opportunity to have a dedicated collaborative space to work. TERRA|FORMING, derived from the Latin word, Terra, which means Earth shaping, exhibits the varying levels ceramic studio experience as well as the creative partnership between Baltimore Clayworks and Baltimore Clayworks’ Springboard Artists:

CLAY BODENHAMMER

TANIGUCHI NORIFUMI

WARREN ANDERSON

CHRIS MALONE

DWIGHT JOHNSON

EILEEN O’DONNELL

JUDY OAKLEY

MARIKO BRENNER

MARILYN SULLIVAN

MARK MYERSON

REBEKAH RIVERO

ANNA ROSENBERG

TERRA|FORMING is the first exhibition this diverse group of artists will show together, highlighting each artist’s personal vision and independent investigation of clay. The combination of directions and styles differentiates Springboard from other artistic programs. Each artist’s work ranges from functional to sculptural – exploring practical and aesthetic expression. Clay provides continuity in the work, as does, the commitment, creativity and joy each artist brings to the medium. This is a survey of the work created in the studio and a celebration of the individuals that created them. Each piece is hand-made and represents an established style, experience and function of clay.

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David London’s Magic Outside The Box – ONE NIGHT ONLY!

Saturday, January 31, 2015, 8:00PM
Baltimore Theatre Project
45 W. Preston Street – Baltimore, MD 21201​

David London combines magic with storytelling, puppetry, comedy, philosophy and that which cannot be defined to create original shows of magic unlike you have ever experienced before.

Join David on a journey to someplace else. featuring highlights from David’s previous theatrical productions, including Cerebral Sorcery, …Art of Dreams, and The Adventure to the Imagi Nation, this full-length performance is packed full of laughs, mystery, and the unexpected!

David discovered that he was a magician at the age of seven. In his over 20 quest to understand just what that means, he had created five original theatrical magic productions, as well authored eight manuscripts related to magic and illusion.

David regularly performs his unique style of magic at theaters, museums, galleries,festivals, and private events, and has presented his shows, workshops and lectures in over 1/3 of the United States.

TICKETS:
$20 General Admission
$30 VIP First Two Row Seating
$15 for Students, Artists, Seniors & Wizards!

Click here to reserve your seats: http://bit.ly/1AnLvYs

Facebook Invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/1531501620432209/

More info at www.MagicOutsideTheBox.com

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JENEE MATEER “the sky is lemonlime”

Saturday January 31, 7 -10pm Artist Reception

January 24 – March 7, 2015

Jordan Faye Contemporary is pleased to present Baltimore-based artist Jenee Mateer’s fourth solo exhibition, The Sky is Lemonlime. This exhibition contains 14 large-scale works from The Sky is Lemonlime series. This exhibition will hang in the West Gallery and is on view from January 24 – March 7, 2015. Jenee will be present for the ARTIST RECEPTION on Saturday January 31, 2015, 7 – 10p.

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PARAMETERS :: a juried group exhibition
Reception Saturday, Jan 31 at 7-10 pm
Jordan Faye Contemporary
218 W Saratoga, Top Floor MAP Bldg, Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Jordan Faye Contemporary & THRIVE are thrilled to host our first juried exhibition in our east gallery, PARAMETERS. Artists were asked to consider three concepts when applying for this exhibition: structure, boundary, & colorfield – after much deliberation the jurors selected 15 artists from Fairfax, VA, Washington DC, & the greater Baltimore metropolitan area.

The artists of PARAMETERS include Jessica Van Brakle, Geraldine Bullock, Jayson Carter, Caitlin Curtis, Emily Dierkes, Maureen Farrell, Piper Grosswendt, Steven Hargrove, Jay Hendrick, Jeffrey Cortland Jones, Leonard Kogan, Cathy Leaycraft, Christopher Owen, Cat Mayes, Gregory Molnar, and Bridget Z Sullivan.This exhibition will hang in the East Gallery and is on view from January 31 – March 7, 2015. The Opening Reception is Saturday January 31, 2015, 7 – 10p. The gallery is open Tuesday through Thursday from 12 – 6pm and Saturday from 12 – 5pm.

The jurors for this exhibition were Willa Frazer, Jim Doran, Donald Edwards, Jenee Mateer & Mark Holdrege and we thank them for their time in selecting these artists and their intriguing and dynamic work.

Jordan Faye Contemporary
218 W Saratoga, Fifth Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201
www.jordanfayecontemporary.com

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RFP, a community exhibition by Amanda Burnham

Reception Jan 31 at 7 pm
January 31 – February 28
E.M.P. Collective
307 W Baltimore St, Baltimore, Maryland 21201

OPENING, Saturday, January 31st, 7pm
**featuring special guest GAMBLE COSMOS**
GALLERY HOURS, M-F, 11-5PM
CLOSING PARTY, Saturday, February 28

A massive drawing installation stretching throughout the entirety of EMP Collective’s 5000 sq. ft downtown space,”RFP” asks ‘What makes a community strong?’ and “What should the future hold for Baltimore?”, and will take as its inspiration the physical cityscape of Baltimore – past, present, and future.

Much like the city itself, “RFP” will evolve daily over the duration of the exhibition at the hands of both artist Amanda Burnham, and visitors to the installation, either through planned interactive elements or through informal, improvisational collaboration and conversation with the artist in residence.

In addition, visitors are welcome to follow and participate in the evolution of the piece during open hours M-F, 11-5pm.

For more information visit: www.rfpbaltimore.org

RFP depends on collaboration, and a multitude of voices. Interested in participating, or collaborating to create a workshop or event for your school or community organization? Contact the artist: [email protected]

RFP has been generously supported by a Rubys artist project grant from the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance, the Mayor, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts

Featured Image at top of Amanda Burnham by Dwayne Butcher

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Art- Part’heid: Bridging the Gap of Disparities in the Baltimore Arts Scene

Sunday, February 1 at 3:00pm – 7:00pm
Space 2640
2640 St Paul St, Baltimore, Maryland 21218

The United Diverse Artists Inc. presents a panel discussion and community dialogue on Race, Power, Privilege, Exclusion and Shared Wealth.

When: Sunday February 1, 2015
Where: 2640 St.Paul Street @ the St. John’s Church
Time: 3:00pm – 7:00pm
Snacks and refreshments served.

Please join us, art makers, community organizers, transplants/original city residents and regular folk as we talk about complex topics.
We will also:
-Meet and greet
-Share resources and experiences
-Gain knowledge from one another
-Attempt to create a “transparent” arts community where everyone feels welcome and thrives.

For more information, please contact Conscious A. Ware at [email protected]

This event was organized by Sheila Gaskins, Mia Jones, Olivia Robinson, Sophia Mak, Melissa Moore, Valeska Populoh, Hannah Brancato, and Michelle Gomez. More details about the United Artists Inc. coming soon. Stay tuned to join us in the future and share your story.

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Basics to Boxes – A Woodworking Day for Parents and Kids!
at the Station North Tool Library

Saturday, January 31st : Basics To Boxes

Build a toolbox – from scratch! Participating parent-child teams will learn how to read a plan, make a sketch, measure, mark and handsaw parts for a basic “stuff box”, and a sturdy pine toolbox. Use hand drills to create essential holes; activate hammers, nails, and glue to hold things together! Each adult-child team goes home with a pair of boxes they created together, that last a lifetime.

All safety equipment, tools and materials provided, no prior experience necessary. All projects go home! More information here.