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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DESIGN CONVERSATION 67: Design Meets Policy
What is Baltimore’s Open Space and How Do We Protect It?

February 3, 2014 from 6:00 – 8:30 PM
The Windup Space, 12 W. North Ave.

Join D center Baltimore for a unique look into the past, present, and future of open space in Baltimore City. Featured speakers will discuss Baltimore landscapes’ history, their current condition, and their political structuring, while brainstorming ideas to ensure that these landscapes are protected for future generations through wise public policy.

Speakers include:
Mark Cameron- Board Member for Friends of Maryland’s Olmstead Parks and Landscapes
Chris Delaporte- Former Director of Parks and Rec; The Park Advocate
Miriam Avins- Founder and Director of Baltimore Green Space
Dave Roselle- Cofounder of Brick and Mortar Architectural Design
Riley Sullivan- Property Research Analyst at Costar Group

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Impedance: Terence Hannum

Exhibition Reception Wednesday, February 4 at 6 – 8 pm

Stevenson University Art Gallery

Terence Hannum’s exhibition “Impedance” features collages and sculptures made at the Vermont Studio Center during summer 2014. All of the work centers around acts of destruction committed to commercial audio cassette tape by using the peeled lines of ferric magnetic dust, glossy black cassette tape, brightly colored leader tape, and stacks of cassette tape spools. The reception will also be accompanied by an essay and reading by Chris Hosea. Hosea is an American poet and winner of the 2013 Walt Whitman Award from the American Academy of Poets.

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Stephen Hendee: Void

Reception Thursday, February 5 from 6-9 pm

Goucher College Silber Art Gallery

Void is a new large-scale installation at Goucher’s Silber Art Gallery built by Stephen Hendee, best known for producing elaborate science fiction inspired; architecturally ambitious environments. These works often reference film and literary sources as points of departure. Void is a liminal space filled with flowing colors and illuminated crystalline entities. The abstract forms utilized by Hendee intend to transport the viewer from the everyday to another level of experience.

Void will be presented at Goucher College’s Silber Art Gallery in the Athenaeum from February 3, 2014 through March 5, 2015. This exhibit, which is free and open to the public, can be viewed Tuesday through Sunday from 11a.m. to 4 p.m. An artist’s reception will be held Thursday, February 5th, from 6 to 9 p.m., with an artist talk at 7:30pm in the Silber Art Gallery. Please visit www.goucher.edu/silber or call 410-337-6477 for more information.

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Heather Boaz: Better Homes

Reception Thursday, February 5 from 6-9 pm

Goucher College’s Rosenberg Gallery

Heather Boaz’s mixed media works blur the line between still-life and collage. Using images cut from home improvement books and decorating magazines, she places them in various environments to create domestic spaces which are enticing, yet disorienting.

Heather Boaz: Better Homes will be presented at Goucher College’s Rosenberg Gallery in the Kraushaar Auditorium from January 20th through March 29th, 2015. This exhibit, which is free and open to the public, can be viewed Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. An artist’s reception will be held Thursday, February 5th, 2015 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Rosenberg Art Gallery. Please visit www.goucher.edu/rosenberg or call 410-337-6477 for more information.

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Carolyn Case, MICA Exhibition

Reception Friday, February 6 at 5 – 7 pm

MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art), Bunting Building

Foundation Department faculty member Carolyn Case’s ’97 (Mount Royal School of Art) field of art includes paintings that explore the idea of a “timeless paradise” and transcultural conceptions of immortality and the afterlife. Her designed landscapes draw on her international travels, including countries in Asia, where Japanese screens, Persian and Indian miniature painting, and India’s Ajanta Caves paintings intrigued her.

Described as intimate in scale, her paintings contain grand universes of limitless space. “Flat silhouettes of urns and vases float side by side with areas of teeming detail and intricate mark-making, confounding the viewer’s conception of positive and negative space,” she explained. Her work “vibrates with the suggestive power of a shrine or an ancient ruin, an echo of an unspecified event from another world,” according to Case.

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HAND/MADE

Monday, February 2 at 10:00am to 5:00pm → more dates through March 15, 2015

Decker Gallery: Fox Building 1303 W Mt Royal Ave, Baltimore, MD 21217, USA

Reception: Friday, February 6, 5-8 pm

MICA’s Exhibition Development Seminar (EDS) students present HAND/MADE, an art show juxtaposing an original 19th-century marble sculpture by sculptor and former MICA student William Henry Rinehart with 3D, performance, and video works by contemporary sculptors and interdisciplinary artists. HAND/MADE makes vital connections between traditional methods employed by artists working with 19th-century studio artisan teams and collaborative practices in contemporary studios.

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This exhibition is made possible in part by support from the Friends of EDS. MICA’s exhibitions are supported by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Business and Economic Development.

Image credit: William Henry Rinehart, Sleeping Children, marble (photo by Qin Tan).

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Process Collective Presents: ALLOVERSTREET – February 6, 2015 7-10PM

Alloverstreet is an evening of simultaneous art openings and events spanning the many arts spaces of East Oliver Street in The Station North Arts and Entertainment District.
City Paper’s “Best Art Walk That Doesn’t Suck” 2014

Andrew Thorp, Man In The Forest, 2014 @ Lil’ Gallery
La Bodega Gallery
::Divine Feminine:: Lady Art Extravaganza
Curated by Danyell Perkins
The Copycat Building, Apt A100, 1511 Guilford Ave, Baltimore, MD 21202

The Bahamas
YTB 7: Pattern x Print
Live music, pattern-themed activities and installations in conjunction with the release of YTB 7.
$4 for entry, $20 for publication
The Copycat Building, Apt B403, 1511 Guilford Ave, Baltimore, MD 21202

Lil’ Gallery
Nothing Is That Funny
Andrew Thorp with Taylor Black
The Copycat Building, Apt C403, 1511 Guilford Ave, Baltimore, MD 21202

Penthouse Gallery
Romantic States Tape Release Party
With Special Guests:
Post Pink, Boy Spit, Rosemary Krust, Princess Reason
9pm | $5 suggested donation
The Copycat Building, Apt A100, 1511 Guilford Ave, Baltimore, MD 21202

Terrault Contemporary
Mood•y
Paintings by Mark Wehberg
The Copycat Building, 1515 Guilford Ave, Baltimore, MD 21202

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LABBODIES | BDAY HAPPYNING

Friday, February 6 at 7:00pm – 10:00pm

1511 Guilford Ave b401 baltimore MD 21202

Labbodie is turning ONE! and we are celebrating our first anniversary with BDAY HAPPYNING in conjunction with Allover Street.

Featuring Performance Artists: Shola Cole || Shana Palmer w/Joan Sullivan || Victor F. DeMendonça Torres

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H20: Watercolor Traditional and Experimental

Reception Saturday, February 7 from 3-5 pm

Columbia Art Center Galleries will exhibit H20: Watercolor Traditional and Experimental, February 5-March 8, 2015. A gala reception will run Saturday, February 7, 3-5pm, free of charge.

The show features recognized Baltimore artists Christine Neill, Scott Ponemone, and Regina Stevens, as well as Barry Nemett of Stevensille, MD, Hallie Cohen of Manhattan, NY and Geoffrey Owen Miller of Brooklyn, NY

Columbia Art Center is located at 6100 Foreland Garth, Columbia, MD 21045, just minutes from Routes 175 and 100.

Gallery Hours: M-Thurs 9:30am-9pm, Fri-Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 9am-5pm.
For more information to to columbiaartcenter.org.

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Third Eye: New Works by Dan Keplinger

Artist Reception Saturday, February 7th 5pm-8pm
February 7th – February 28th, 2015

Image: “Sky” by Dan Keplinger, 2014, oil, 42″ x 45″

We are pleased to showcase new work by Dan Keplinger (aka King Gimp) where he shares his struggle with the routine obstacles of living with Cerebral Palsy.

Fleckenstein Gallery & Archival Framing
3316 Keswick Road, Baltimore 21211
Tuesdays-Fridays 11am-7pm / Saturdays 11am-5pm and by appt.
http://www.fleckensteingallery.com

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ONE AND THREE TWEETS: Fox Irving and Kenneth Goldsmith at Freddy

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 7th, 7-9pm
February 7th – February 28th, 2015

Freddy is pleased to announce a collaborative show between poet Kenneth Goldsmith and artist Fox Irving entitled, One and Three Tweets.

Last fall, Irving started a Twitter account (@OnBeingKennyG) posting images of her hand-drawn renderings of every tweet that Goldsmith posted from his own twitter account (@kg_ubu). Goldsmith, known for his ideas of uncreative writing, is an advocate for plagiarism and identity-theft in the digital age. By hand-rendering every tweet Goldsmith made, Irving celebrated, critiqued, and perpetuated Goldsmith’s stream of provocations.

The show takes its title from Joseph Kosuth’s seminal 1965 work, One and Three Chairs, in which three representations of a chair are presented side-by-side: a real chair, a photograph of a chair, and a dictionary definition of a chair. Similarly, for their exhibition, Goldsmith and Irving will present three representations of a tweet: Goldsmith’s original tweet, Irving’s original drawing of Goldsmith’s tweet, and Irving’s tweet of her drawing. Taking Kosuth’s provocation into the digital age, their collaboration questions ideas of visual representation in the twenty-first century.

The exhibition will feature twenty-two sets of three images, selected by the twenty-two most popular tweets on Irving’s feed.

Kenneth Goldsmith is a poet who lives in New York. In 2012, he was named the Museum of Modern Art’s first poet laureate. He is the founding editor of UbuWeb (ubu.com).

Fox Irving is pursuing a MA in Visual Arts and Book Arts at Camberwell College of Art, University of the Arts in London.

FREDDY
510 W. Franklin St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
[email protected]

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100% YES (fill in the blank): Press-Press Pop-Up & I love You-hoo

Current Space Proudly Presents 2 Awesome openings in one night!

Saturday, February 7 at 7:00pm

1. “I Love You-hoo” a solo exhibition of June Culp focusing on paintings revolving around the humor and bittersweets of people potentially not being on the same page. This work touches on the type of tunnel vision you get from being too angry, arrogant, or aroused, like when you think you heard someone say “I love you” when they really said “I love Yoo-hoo.”

June Culp (b. 1991) lives and works in Baltimore where she received a BFA in Painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Recent exhibitions include Black and Blue (Wilmington, DE), Bingo! (Baltimore, MD), and Sharper Image (New York, NY).

2. 100% YES (fill in the blank): Press-Press Pop-Up Current Space

Press-Press is an interdisciplinary publishing initiative based out of Baltimore, MD that aims to create open platforms of communication through collaborative and socially engaged projects of many forms. For the month of February 2015, the Press-Press publishing team, working in partnership with the Baltimore City Community College Refugee Youth Project (RYP), will be in residence at Current Space. We invite you to participate in the creation of the 100% YES Manifesto and to join us for an opening event and release of The Chilly Smart Model, a collaborative publication project between Press-Press and a young group of 11-14 year-old refugees from Burma, Mang Thang, Melinda Zar, Min Min, Pau Dal, and others who wish to remain anonymous, on Saturday February 7th from 7-10pm.
***CLOSING POTLOCK February 28th from 7-10pm.***

As three women who have been through a process of migration; Leila, from Syria to Cleveland, OH; Layla, from Egypt to London to New Jersey; and Kimi, from Tel-Aviv to Pittsburgh, PA; we have all experienced the struggles of second language learning, cultural barriers and social conflict. These experiences motivated the initiation of this year-long partnership and continue to inform the development of our relationships and engagement within the group. We invite you to share in our collaboration through the collection of works collected inside of The Chilly Smart Model.

The Press-Press Team is:
Kimi Hanauer, Curator & Engagement Facilitator
Leila Khoury, Engagement Facilitator
Layla Macrory, Engagement Facilitator
Sonja Solvang, Print Coordinator
Clare Shreve, Games Coordinator

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Paul Rucker: REWIND at Creative Alliance
Opening Reception Saturday, February 7, 6-8 pm

WORKSHOPS
FEB 14 & FEB 28 – Yoga & Live Music w/ Charm City Yoga and Paul Rucker
FEB 21 – Bread and Conversation and Creating Together:Responding To and Engaging with REWIND , led by Liz Lerman and Paul Rucker
FEB 28 – Artist Talk

FEB 21 – Creative Alliance Residents’ Open House

Paul Rucker’s solo exhibition REWIND visually embodies America’s uncomfortable history regarding issues of social justice through sculptural installations, text, quilts, animations, and special events that will occur throughout the course of the exhibition. Spanning both the main gallery, and Rucker’s own Studio 6 on the second floor of the Creative Alliance, REWIND re-envisions and re-imagines past historical events and alludes to their relationship with current issues of race and injustice in America. Examples include the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, as well as the brutal slayings of Medgar Evers, Sean Bell, and Trayvon Martin.

Created over many years, REWIND represents the largest collection of Rucker’s work to-date and is a powerful catalyst for community discussion in light of the social violence that has permeated the international news media. Special to this exhibition, Rucker is creating a newspaper guide to give viewers descriptive access to the concept-driven visuals as they encounter his work.

Several of these bodies of work include:

• Excessive Force: Rucker uses a gun to create works on paper representing individual deaths at the

hands of police.

• Storm in the Time of Shelter: a circle of Klan robes remade in various sizes and fabrics, such as

military camouflage, surrounding a charred cross inscribed with hymns from the artists’ childhood.

• Stories from the Trees: re-imagines vintage lynching postcards with animation and new composition

• The Soundless Series: wood sculptures related to both well known and less well known civil rights deaths as well as significant events.

• PROLIFERATION (video room): an animated map of the US prison system, as well as an animated map of slave density in the U.S. from 1778 to present day.

• Final Words: the last words of victims circle the top of the gallery, presented as well in video with sonic accompaniment.

Throughout the exhibition, the artist will be on hand to facilitate discussion with visitors.

Paul Rucker is the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation Artist in Residence and Research Fellow at the Maryland Institute College of Art, and a Resident Artist at the Creative Alliance at The Patterson. Rucker and this exhibition have been generously supported in part by the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation, Creative Capital Foundation, Maryland Institute College of Art, Creative Alliance, and the MAP Fund. Additional support from the state of Washington was provided by Seattle Office of Arts, 4Culture,

Conductive Garboil, Perrin and Associates Fine Violins, and Artist Trust.