George Condo: The Way I Think at The Phillips Collection by Brendan L. Smith

George Condo may not be a household name, but his artwork looks both familiar and unique.

“The only way for me to feel the difference between every other artist and me is to use every artist to become me,” Condo has said.

His work pays tribute to Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, and Francis Bacon, but Condo has developed a signature style that explores our panoply of psychological states, ranging from humor and overt sexuality to our darker impulses mired in dark pits of fear and loathing.

While Condo is more well-known as a prolific painter, the Phillips Collection has amassed approximately 200 drawings, sketches, and sketchbooks along with some “drawing paintings” in George Condo: The Way I Think. The exhibition—on view until June 25 in The Phillips Collection—offers an expansive view of the 59-year-old artist’s work which blurs the lines between representation and abstraction. Condo embraces the grotesque and comical, reveling in a distorted carnival mirror of life where his reflections confound our expectations.

The Wedding Pianist (from sketchbook)

Condo has led a fascinating life, finding himself at the intersection of major art movements. He was a studio assistant in Andy Warhol’s factory in the 1970s, befriended fellow New York artists Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring, and moved to Paris in the 1980s. He collaborated with unhinged author William S. Burroughs in the 1990s and painted several different cover illustrations for Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy album in 2010.

The final cover featured West having sex with a weird nude armless angel/phoenix/demoness adorned with white wings, feathered legs, and a polka-dotted tail. West claimed the album was banned in Wal-Mart, but that may have been the goal given his penchant for publicity stunts. Just ask Taylor Swift, Jay Z, or North when he gets a little older.

Condo pays homage to Picasso to an almost obsessive degree, and he coined the phrases “psychological cubism” and “artificial realism” to describe his own work. “Picasso painted a violin from four different perspectives at one time,” Condo said. “I do the same with psychological states.”

Double Heads Drawing

Several drawings in the exhibition, including a series called Double Heads Drawing, feature Picasso-esque portraits with faces emerging from a fractured maze of Cubist planes while uneven oversized eyes angle down toward maniacal grins. The work isn’t compelling because it looks too familiar. We know what to expect because we’ve seen it before, and while it was revolutionary in Picasso’s time, it just seems derivative now.

Condo’s work branches out more effectively into aspects of Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, and Pop Art in his own definitively weird stew. Some portraits and swirling scenes portray conflicting desires and uneasy psychological landscapes. In The Discarded Human, a beautiful nude woman’s body morphs sharply at her shoulders with a dislocated and darkened head. Only one menacing eye and two sharp rows of teeth emerge from the inky shadows. Her visage is both repulsive and attractive, combining lust, fear, and dread in a primordial soup of raw emotions.

Some of Condo’s sketches are displayed salon style from floor to ceiling, including some detailed drawings of dinosaurs inked in bright red or lime green when Condo was 7-years-old in the 1960s. In the center of another room, more than 100 sketchbooks are stacked in rows under glass, creating a sense of mystery about their contents. Only a few are opened to reveal pages inside. One note dated Aug. 27 with no year includes just one cryptic sentence: “I feel better than I have ever felt in my life.”

A 2009 graphite and colored pencil drawing titled Study for the Fallen Butler is a fascinating example of how a painting can transcend its conception. The drawing shows a debauched scene with a drunk tuxedoed butler slumped on the floor while raising his champagne glass toward the nude bottom of a woman bending over in a French maid costume. Drawn curtains behind them reveal a painting of rolling green hills beneath a cloudy sky. The setting may be a stately home while the master is away or the stage of a bawdy theatrical production, but the artifice is real, as Condo would say.

It’s difficult to compare the study for The Fallen Butler to the grand painting that followed because they aren’t located near each other in the exhibition. They aren’t even on the same floor in The Phillips Collection. Two rooms of Condo’s drawings and sketches are effectively displayed on the ground floor, but visitors then must consult a map, climb a flight of stairs, and walk past other exhibitions to find six of Condo’s large paintings shoehorned into a small claustrophobic room next to the restrooms. The inclusion of the paintings seems like an afterthought in the bifurcated exhibition or a strange curatorial decision to downplay the paintings because the exhibition’s theme focuses on Condo’s drawings.


The Fallen Butler

The Fallen Butler is worth seeing despite the location. The painting, on loan from the Museum of Modern Art, bears only a passing resemblance to the study as it transforms from a comical over-the-top scene toward a more vivid, subtle abstraction. The butler, or part of him, is still visible hoisting a large green bottle, but most of the maid has disappeared into the jumbled background except for a disjointed head with glaring eyes perched atop an elongated neck. Other small floating faces peek out from a patchwork quilt of colors that threatens to overwhelm the main characters. While the title references only the butler, the painting is an ensemble performance.

Another highlight is Spanish Head Composition which combines elements of painting, drawing and collage. A central figure has a scribbled Picasso-esque face on a painted body with a wide-brimmed hat and a swirling shirt with a clownish collar. He is surrounded by small portraits on paper that have been affixed to the canvas. The drawings vary in style and complexity, ranging the gamut from more representational to abstract. Some of the portraits appear to be studies for the large central figure, and the inclusion of the preparatory drawings in the final work offers a fascinating time line or view of roads not taken.


Spanish Head Composition

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Brendan L. Smith is a freelance journalist and mixed-media artist in Washington, D.C.

George Condo: The Way I Think will be on view at The Phillips Collection through June 25.  

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28aug - 8decAll DayGhost of the Host | Caleb Kortokrax

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Caleb Kortokrax
Ghost of the Host
August 28 – December 8, 2017
Gallery Reception, Thursday, November 2, 5-7 PM
Ghost of the Host, a new exhibition of paintings by Caleb Kortokrax, will be on view August 28 through December 8 at Stevenson University’s Greenspring Art Gallery. Kortokrax shows the value of slowing down and more fully experiencing the moment—materially, visually, mentally, physically, and spiritually—through the process of looking and painting.
This new body of work began as a departure, which sought to make sense of, or find common ground within, divergent systems of painting. Not particularly favoring the content of the representational tradition or the disembodied material process of abstraction, Kortokrax uses the image and the physical surface of the paintings to navigate a middle way, full of more possibilities and cross-pollination.
Kortokrax begins each work with found visual ideas or color combinations that are first manifested in sketches or iPhone photos and/or drawings. He then physically creates the idea in the form of collected objects, dioramas, or sculptural spaces in a stage-like setup, which uses two equally-sized string grids: one that is tied to a wooden frame placed in front of the subject and another that is physically attached to the surface of the painting (which is later removed). The two grids exist on different planes of reality: seen and painted, both of which come together in the final image. The role of the string grids are pronounced in the surface of the paint, leaving traces and scars of the strings’ former presence. Shapes and forms attach onto, fill in, and hang upon their parallel framework, serving as a compositional structure as well as an optical measurement device.
Once the final paintings begin, the process then becomes all about looking. Intentionally using conventions and material traditions from the recent past of Western painting customs, Kortokrax finds himself participating in an unpredictable exercise in unlearning and relearning how to see.

Time

August 28 (Monday) - December 8 (Friday)

Location

Stevenson University

1525 Greenspring Valley Road, Stevenson MD 21153

30aug - 12decaug 302:26 pmdec 12Man, Image, Idea: Photographs of Men from the Mark Rice Collection

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UMBC’s Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery presents:

Man, Image, Idea: Photographs of Men from the Mark Rice Collection, an exhibition of approximately 75 photographs from the Mark Rice Collection, which was donated to the Special Collections at the Albin O. Kuhn Library and Gallery at UMBC in 1998.

The exhibition, which will open on August 30 and continue on display through December 12, considers various aesthetic, social, and historical aspects of the photographic representation of the male body since 1969 and the history of gay male photography. This exhibition sets out to display and entice contemplation of the male body and engage the complicated dynamics of looking at the

male form. Man, Image, Idea is curated by James Smalls, professor of visual arts, affiliate professor of gender and women’s studies, and affiliate professor of Africana studies at UMBC.

The Mark Rice Collection is comprised of more than 80 photographs constituting part of the history of gay male photography produced after the Stonewall Rebellion of 1969, a significant historical event that fostered the visibility and optimistic development of a gay male subculture during the 1970s and early 1980s. Sadly, that carefree optimism turned to a melancholic introspection with the devastating onslaught of HIV/AIDS from the mid-to-late 1980s, and persisting throughout the 1990s. Most of the photographs from the collection date to this latter decade.

Nudes are typically associated with the female form, and exhibitions of male nudes are rare even though the male physique has been the focus of artistic practice since antiquity. This exhibition will

Man, Image, Idea: Photographs of Men from the Mark Rice Collection 2 assist in furthering the aesthetic and critical understanding of the celebrations, as well as trials and

tribulations, of gay male visual culture in the late twentieth century.

In its function as art, the male nude has had a controversial history. Although the female form has had a revered western iconography, the representation of the male body lacks a comparable continuity of tradition. Once the dominant ideal of the ancient Greeks and artists of the Italian Renaissance, images of the male body have since been regarded as carrying a heavy cultural burden. From the late 19th into the early 20th century, the male nude catered to a relatively limited

audience. By the 1950s, images of unclothed men reappeared as part of an interest in body culture. From there, the visibility of the male body has increased dramatically. In the context of our postmodern moment, images of unclad or partially clad men contribute to wider debates around gender, sex and identity, but still embody elements of controversy and confrontation, which is why the male nude needs to be contextualized.

Although not all of the works on display in this exhibition are of nudes, the naked male body, as well as the clothed male form, does carry with it a myriad of physical and symbolic meanings depending on the context in which the image is produced, the person viewing it, or the place in which it is seen. With this said, this exhibition is not just about nude or clothed male bodies. It is also about narratives, metaphors, mythologies, gender, race, and the fears and celebrations surrounding the male form. To

facilitate an understanding of these concerns, the exhibition will be divided into six thematic presentations that will include: 1) reading bodies (bodies as alphabets/objects, etc.); 2) portraits and portrait narratives; 3) scenes of intimacy, seductive allure, and erections; 4) the body raced and/as the body beautiful; 5) the allegorical/metaphorical body; 6) nude vs. naked; dressed vs. undressed.

Public Program
On Thursday, December 7, at 4 p.m., exhibition curator James Smalls will speak on “The Mark Rice Collection and the Homo-Erotics of Photography after Stonewall” in the Library Gallery. This talk will consider the social, cultural, and aesthetic dynamics of the nude figure in gay male photography, along with the complications of its reception during the last decade of the twentieth century. It will explore the aesthetics and reception of the Mark Rice Collection of photographs whose subject matter engages the mostly nude male body. A reception will follow.

This lecture, which is part of UMBC’s Humanities Forum, is sponsored by the Albin O. Kuhn Library and Gallery, Dresher Center for the Humanities, and the Department of Gender + Women’s Studies.

About the Curator:

James Smalls is Professor of Visual Arts, Affiliate Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies, and Affiliate Professor of Africana Studies at UMBC. His research and publications focus on the intersections of race, gender, and queer sexuality issues in nineteenth-century European art and in the art and culture of the black diaspora. He is the author of Homosexuality in Art (Parkstone Press, 2003), and The Homoerotic Photography of Carl Van Vechten: Public Face, Private Thoughts (Temple University Press, 2006). He is currently completing a book entitled Féral Benga: African Muse of Modernism.

Visitor Information

The Library Gallery is located on the first floor of the Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery on UMBC’s campus, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250. The Library Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., with extended hours on Thursday until 8 p.m., and on Saturday and Sunday from 12 to 5 p.m.

Admission to the exhibition and the public program is free. Web: https://artscalendar.umbc.edu/
Phone: 410-455-2270

Time

August 30 (Wednesday) 2:26 pm - December 12 (Tuesday) 2:26 pm

Location

UMBC Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery

1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore MD 21250

6sep - 8decAll DayLaid, Placed, and Arranged

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“The University of Maryland Art Gallery invites you to an evening reception for Laid, Placed, and Arranged. This exhibition explores recent work made by six University of Maryland MFA alumni — Laurel Farrin, Hiroyuki Hamada, Francie Hester, Meg Mitchell, Ellington Robinson, and Wilfredo Valladares — who have gone on to become significant voices in the realm of contemporary art and academia.

Laid, Placed, and Arranged will be on view September 6-December 8, 2017, and is supported in part by a generous grant from the Maryland State Arts Council. Complimentary table hors d’oeuvres along with a selection of wine, beer, and soft drinks will be served.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Opening Reception
Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Location
University of Maryland Art Gallery
1202 Parren J. Mitchell Art-Sociology Bldg.

Parking
After 4:00 p.m. parking is free in Lots JJ2, JJ3, and 1b.
(At the intersection of Mowatt Lane and Campus Drive.)

Also On View
A series of smaller exhibitions — some rotating, others permanent — round out the visitor experience at the Gallery. Make sure to check out In Memoriam: Andy Dunnill and Recent Gifts.”

Time

September 6 (Wednesday) - December 8 (Friday)

Location

University of Maryland Art Gallery

1202 Parren J. Mitchell Art-Sociology Bldg.

8sep - 9decAll DayPrintfest 2017

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September 8 (Friday) - December 9 (Saturday)

Location

Towson University

Center for the Arts Gallery

8sep - 27janAll DayMoonifestations of Ancestor Eartha voyage of expansion

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The Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower presents “Moonifestations of Ancestor Earth: a voyage of expansion,” a mixed media exhibit by The Dandy Vagabonds (xander dumas and elliot moonstone) in the First Floor and Mezzanine Galleries. The exhibit is on view Saturdays from July 8 through January 27, 2018 from 11am to 4pm. A free opening reception will take place Saturday, July 15, 2017 from 4:30 to 6:30pm where guests have the opportunity to view the exhibition, meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments. The Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower is managed by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts and is located at 21 S. Eutaw Street.

In “Moonifestations of Ancestor Earth: a voyage of expansion,” The Dandy Vagabonds have created two and three dimensional naturescapes that captivate the senses. They encourage the viewer to “picture the ocean as it churns and cascades, spits and crashes…grooving time into the cliffs of the Pacific coast” or to widen their vision to “see ancient ferns unfurling within a forest of moss and conifers.”

The Dandy Vagabonds, a Baltimore-based duo, capture moments in time and space through their whimsical, adventurous and insightful story telling. Drawing inspiration from the lineage of stones and the memory of flying, the collaborative duo uses performance art, fiber arts, the tactile and the ephemeral to weave together moments of ancestor past and future in their panoramic environments.Through their exhibit, dumas and moonstone plan to take the viewer on a journey throughout Earth element tapestries and into the Cosmos.

Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower is open every Saturday from 11am to 4pm.  Guests have an opportunity to view artwork throughout the building, including 15 floors of working artist studios and special exhibits.  Visitors can also learn more about the historical building and participate in a tour of the clock room ($8).

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization which serves as Baltimore City’s arts council, events agency and film office. By producing large-scale events such as Light City, Artscape and the Baltimore Book Festival, and providing funding and support to artists, arts programs and organizations across the city, BOPA’s goal is to make Baltimore a more vibrant and creative city.

For more information on” Moonifestations of Ancestor Earth: a voyage of expansion,” contact Melissa Webb, Exhibitions Manager at 443-263-4352.  For more information on the Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower, call 443-874-3596 or visit www.bromoseltzertower.com.

Time

September 8 (Friday) - January 27 (Saturday)

Location

Bromo Arts Tower

21 South Eutaw Street, Baltimore MD 21201

9sep - 11janAll DayMaryland Collects: Jacob Lawrence

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Over 50 prints by artist Jacob Lawrence from personal collections in and around Maryland.  Lawrence, one of the best known artists of the 20th century, was a painter, storyteller and educator who is renowned for his portrayals of African American life, especially in Harlem. His prints reflect the vivid colors and simplicity of form seen in his earlier paintings. Jacob Lawrence is one of the best known painters of the 20th century.

 

Upcoming Lawrence Events:

Teacher Open House – Tuesday, September 12th, 4pm

Saturday Fun: Printmaking for Kids – Saturday, September 16th, 11am

The Joy and Pain of Collecting Art – Saturday, September 16th, 1pm

Sunday @ 2 Films: I Know a Man … Ashley Bryan – Sunday, September 24th, 2pm

Date and Time

Saturday, September 9, 10:00 am
Contact Information

For more information call 443-263-1800
Admission

Included with museum admission

Time

September 9 (Saturday) - January 11 (Thursday)

Location

Reginald F. Lewis Museum

830 East Pratt Street, Baltimore MD 21202

1oct - 1decAll DayCache #1 + FYT

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October 1 (Sunday) - December 1 (Friday)

4oct - 30decAll DayROBERT ANDRIULLI

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Recent Landscapes and Seascapes from Maine, Pennsylvania, Florida and the Southwest

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October 4 (Wednesday) - December 30 (Saturday)

Location

Steven Scott Gallery

808 South Anne Street, Baltimore Maryland 21231

6oct - 25novAll DayThe Artist & Their ArtArtists' Talk

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Third Thursday reception: October 19th 6-8pm / Artists’ talk: Wednesday, October 25th 6-8pm                    

 Exhibtion dates: October 6th – November 25th, 2017                                                                

 

Crystal Moll Gallery is proud to present an invitational show, ‘The Artist & Their Art’, for the months of October & November 2017.  For this exhibition, each artist is invited to showcase a selection of his or her paintings including a self-portrait.  It’s going to be a fun show!

Join us for an evening of Fine Art, and meet the artists on October 25th from 6-8pm

 

Featured Artists:  Hai-Ou Hou, Palden Hamilton, Joanna Barnum & Tim Kelly

 

                       

 

Crystal Moll Gallery opened in 2009 and is home to urban landscape paintings, prints, & art tiles by Crystal Moll. This Federal Hill gallery also showcases the works of many local painters with an emphasis on plein air.

Time

October 6 (Friday) - November 25 (Saturday)

Location

Crystal Moll Gallery

1030 South Charles Street, Baltimore MD 21230

7oct - 23decAll Day“Natural Rhythm” Photography by Tom Payne

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“Natural Rhythm” features photography by Woodbridge, VA artist Tom Payne and opened Saturday, October 7, 2017, in the Himmelfarb Gallery at Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH). A reception for the artist will be held on Thursday, October 19 at 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

 

Payne’s nature and wildlife photography illuminates the movement, stillness, beauty and balance found in the natural world. “All living things are interrelated and participate in a unified dance, choreographed through the ages,” says Payne. “There is an ebb and flow in nature, a living tempo. Photographs freeze a single moment in time…one heartbeat in the ongoing pulse of life.”

 

The artist encourages viewers to “linger and look closely. You will see evidence of movement embedded in each still image. There is indeed a natural rhythm.”

 

Artwork from the exhibit will be on sale through the Meeting Point bookstore, which is adjacent to the gallery. Visit the Himmelfarb Gallery online at http://www.muih.edu/campus-community/about-campus/himmelfarb-gallery.

 

What: “Natural Rhythm” Photography by Tom Payne

When: October 7 – December 23, 2017

Where: Himmelfarb Gallery, Maryland University of Integrative Health, 7750 Montpelier Road, Laurel, MD 20723

Artist Reception: Thursday, October 19, 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Himmelfarb Gallery

Gallery Hours: MondayFriday: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

About Tom Payne

Tom is a photographer, musician, digital artist and graphic designer. He founded Payne Relief ArtworX in 2016, whose mission is to “create works of art that evoke emotion, stimulate thought, provide inspiration and uplift the human spirit.” Since retiring from the Howard County Public School System as Coordinator of Gifted Education and Fine Arts, Tom has been creating, performing and exhibiting his “ArtworX” in and around Northern Virginia and DC. Some of his most recent work has been shown at the Annapolis Maritime Museum as part of the Maryland Federation of Art juried “Flora or Fauna” exhibition. Visit his artwork at https://www.payne-relief-artworx.com/.

 

About Maryland University of Integrative Health

Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH) educates practitioners and leaders in health and wellness through transformative and relationship-centered programs that integrate ancient wisdom and contemporary science. MUIH offers graduate degrees and certificates in a wide range of wellness fields, as well as programs for professional and personal development. The on-campus Natural Care Center offers compassionate and affordable healthcare from student interns and professional practitioners, delivering more than 35,000 clinical treatments a year.

 

About the Himmelfarb Gallery

The lobby of MUIH’s main campus building serves as the gallery space and features four exhibits each year that focus on some aspect of healing, wellness, or nature. Since opening in April 2003, the gallery has displayed paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, fabrics, and artist-made paper. For more information, please visit www.muih.edu. High-resolution images are available upon request.

Time

October 7 (Saturday) - December 23 (Saturday)

Location

The Himmelfarb Gallery at Maryland University of Integrative Health

7750 Montpelier Road, Laurel, MD 20723

13oct - 19novAll DayAlyscia Cunningham

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October 13 – November 19, 2017

Common Ground Gallery

Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Friday, October 13, 7 – 9 PM

 

Alysicia Cunningham presents a series of photographs that celebrate the natural beauty of female faces between the ages of 7 weeks and 103 years.

About the artist:  Alyscia Cunningham is an entrepreneur, photographer and author who has contributed to the Smithsonian, National Geographic, Discovery Channel and AOL. In September 2013 Alyscia self- published Feminine Transitions and is currently working on her second book and documentary titled I Am More Than My Hair. Both are social-change photography projects.

Alyscia specializes in promoting our natural beauty because she believes the media does a good job of focusing on our insecurities by bombarding us with ads proclaiming that their appearance without enhancements is inadequate or faulty. Her portraits are unaltered by Photoshop and reveal women as they are naturally, without the façade they put on for others.

Alyscia is also one of the FrontLine Voices for Stop the Beauty Madness, a national campaign focused on changing the dynamics of beauty globally. Her work has been featured in The Huffington Post, Cosmopolitan, Ashton Kutcher’s A Plus.com and Proud2BMe.

http://alyscia.com

Time

October 13 (Friday) - November 19 (Sunday)

Location

VisArts

155 Gibbs Street, Rockville MD 20850

13oct - 31janAll DayMagnetic Fields: Expanding American Abstraction, 1960s to TodayFirst U.S. exhibition dedicated exclusively to the presentation of abstraction by an intergenerational group of black women artists

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Featuring work by twenty-one artists born between 1891 and 1981, Magnetic Fields places abstract works by multiple generations of black women artists in context with one another—and within the larger history of abstract art—for the first time. Evocative prints, unconventional sculptures, and monumental paintings reveal the artists’ role as unrecognized leaders in abstraction.

Artists in Magnetic Fields dispel the notion that figurative art is the only means for visualizing personal experience. The titles of their works and their construction methods evoke intense associations. Mary Lovelace O’Neal’s use of allusive titles, such as Racism is Like Rain, Either it’s Raining or it’s Gathering Somewhere (1993), informs the reading of her monumentally-scaled painting while Maren Hassinger similarly uses socio-politically inflected titles and materials—specifically New York Timesnewspapers—in her textural floor sculpture Wrenching News (2008).

Many featured artists have ties to the Washington, D.C., area, particularly the Department of Art at Howard University. Alumni of this department include Alma Woodsey Thomas, Mildred Thompson, Mary Lovelace O’Neal, and Sylvia Snowden. Other artists presented in Magnetic Fields include Candida Alvarez, Betty Blayton, Chakaia Booker, Lilian Thomas Burwell, Nanette Carter, Barbara Chase-Riboud, Deborah Dancy, Abigail DeVille, Maren Hassinger, Jennie C. Jones, Evangeline “EJ” Montgomery, Howardena Pindell, Mavis Pusey, Shinique Smith, Gilda Snowden, Kianja Strobert, and Brenna Youngblood.


Magnetic Fields: Expanding American Abstraction, 1960s to Today is organized by the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri, and is supported in part by awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

The presentation of Magnetic Fields at NMWA is made possible through the generous support of Marcia and Frank Carlucci, the Sue J. Henry and Carter G. Phillips Exhibition Fund, Stephanie Sale, and Mahinder and Sharad Tak. Additional support is provided by American Airlines, the official airline of the museum’s 30th Anniversary.

Time

October 13 (Friday) - January 31 (Wednesday)

Location

National Museum of Women in the Arts

1250 New York Avenue, NW Washington DC 20005

13oct - 19novAll DayStephanie Benassi

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October 13 – November 19, 2017

Gibbs Street Gallery

Opening Reception: Friday, October 13, 7 – 9 PM

 

Stephanie Benassi’s art practice concentrates on the use of photographic images and processes to conceptually engage the contradictions, limitations, and fragmented simplifications that are inherent in photography. Specific research, travel, and material experimentation are developed into gallery installations that incorporate straight photographs, performative process-based works, and sculptural elements to create a complex visual and material experience. Drawing from diverse photographic genres such as landscape, forensic, Victorian memento mori, occult, and camera-less photography, she investigates the ways in which the material conditions and specialized languages of the photographic medium shape our relations to history, power, and the production of images.

 

About the artist: Stephanie Benassi (b.1980, Providence, Rhode Island) is a conceptual artist working primarily with photography. Benassi has participated in artist residencies including Vermont Studio Center and Virginia Creative Center for the Arts. She has shown her work at James Madison University, Broward College, Kutztown University and Loyola University Maryland and has been nominated for the Janet and Walter Sondheim grant as a semi-finalist in 2014 and 2015. She received her B.F.A. in photography from University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and her M.F.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University. She currently lives and works in Baltimore, Maryland.

www.stephaniebenassi.com

Time

October 13 (Friday) - November 19 (Sunday)

Location

VisArts

155 Gibbs Street, Rockville MD 20850

13oct - 25novAll DayAaron LaCrate: Just A Kid From HighlandtownOpening Reception

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An exhibition exploring Highlandtown’s history of DJ culture, graffiti, and skateboarding through a local success story.

On View: October 13 – November 25, 2017
Opening Reception: FRI OCT 13 | 6 – 8pm | FREE
Opening Party | Aaron LaCrate presents PANDEMIC: FRI OCT 13 | 8pm

Workshops
Master Your Mix:
SAT NOV 4 | 3 – 4:30pm | $30, $25 mbrs.
Behind The Brand: SAT NOV 18 | 3 – 6pm | $60, $50 mbrs.

Highlandtown is one of Baltimore’s greatest hidden artist enclaves, home to hundreds of artists often working under the radar from the rest of the art world. In the mid-1980’s the neighborhood was at the crux of Baltimore’s graffiti, skateboard, punk, hip-hop, club, and DJ scenes. It was also home to a young kid, Aaron LaCrate, who saw the potential of combining these influences into something completely unique – staying true to the character of the neighborhood while morphing these influences into a fashion and music empire. In celebration of Highlandtown’s native son, Creative Alliance presents LaCrate’s mid-career retrospective, illuminating his evolution from basement-based entrepreneur to cohort of stars such as Jay Z, Lily Allen, Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, and Eminem, and producer of rising stars from Baltimore’s own music scene like DJ Equalizer and Spank Rock. LaCrate host several workshops in the exhibition space that explore his DJ style and insights on how to develop one’s own brand. The opening night’s reception is punctuated by a Hip-Hop dance party, curated by LaCrate himself and featuring some of Baltimore’s best rising talents.

“Milkcrate’s got some fire. It’s a lot of clothing brands out there doing they thing. Milkcrate is on the come up. So ya betta watch out kid. We creeping up on you.” – Prodigy, Infamous Mobb Deep

Born and raised around the corner from the Creative Alliance, LaCrate started Highlandtown’s first skate shop in his parents’ basement at age 8. He became a widely respected DJ and producer in Baltimore, and became integral to the development of Baltimore Club music, notably producing the Lily Allen remix of “Smile,” which brought him global attention. His fashion brand and record label “Milkcrate” has since grown to a New York-based music and fashion conglomerate recognized worldwide.

Just A Kid From Highlandtown features an immersive recreation of LaCrate’s initial basement shop, complete with a participatory DJ and mix tape station. Visitors will travel through a historical photo montage documenting Highlandtown’s 1980’s skate, graffiti, and punk scene as seen through LaCrate’s eyes. The exhibit also features rare ephemera, such as vintage flyers, skate decks, grip tape, and clothing from LaCrate’s now famous brand of Milkcrate Athletics, all of which place viewers in the cultural moment of the late 1980’s.

The exhibition also highlights LaCrate’s musical career, the embrace of his efforts by the music and fashion world alike, and importantly focuses on his desire to see Baltimore embraced as a site for creative expression and skate culture through his newest brand Bodymore and continuing efforts as a producer in the music industry.

“Aaron…that’s my dude. Always working, always got a new idea. We will start out with a studio session listening to his best beats and he turns it into a photo shoot that he designs into a T-shirt then he flips it back onstage at the Apollo as my DJ. From basement clubs to boardrooms, he keeps diggin in all crates to find whats next.”  – Rakim
 

ABOUT AARON LaCRATE

A native Baltimorean, Aaron LaCrate now lives and works in the New York City. His enthusiasm for Hip Hop, Punk Rock, Graffiti, and Skateboarding has placed him on the career path of culture producer extraordinaire. He started his entrepreneurship when he was just eight years old, selling t-shirts and skateboards in the basement of his house in the 1980s. He embraced the Baltimore street culture, and leveraged his street credibility to create his own clothing brand, MILKCRATE NYC, all the while making a name for himself as one of Baltimore’s best DJs.His products quickly caught the eye of well-known rappers such as Eminem, Kanye West, and Schoolboy Q, who is currently at the top of Billboard’s album charts.

Recently his Milkcrate design was chosen as one of the “50 Greatest Streetwear T-Shirts of All Time” in Complex, the New York-based fashion magazine. HBO commissioned LaCrate to design the t-shirt design for the Baltimore-based television series The Wire. Other recent collaborations include limited-edition products for New Balance, Vans, and Beats by Dre.

As a DJ, he was recognized early on by some of the greatest artists in hip pop culture such as Kanye West, Raekwon, Rakim, and Wu Tang in the Baltimore music scene. He produced a platinum record for British producer Dizzee Rascal and Damon Albarn, and has collaborated with international singers such as Lily Allen, Lana Del Rey, Jim Jones, and Madonna, as well as other hip hop singers such as Mobb Deep, and Bun B. He is a pioneer in the EDM sound with his innovative Baltimore Club Music production. Aaron’s music has been heard in many movies, HBO shows, and in commercial worldwide.

Just A Kid From Highlandtown is the first exhibition highlighting LaCrate’s comprehensive efforts across artistic disciplines.

Milkcrate Website: milkcratenyc.com

Time

October 13 (Friday) - November 25 (Saturday)

Location

The Creative Alliance

3134 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore MD 21224

13oct - 19novAll DayArtWorks for Freedom

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October 13 – November 19, 2017

Concourse Gallery

Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Friday, October 13, 7 – 9 PM

 

ArtWorks for Freedom and VisArts present a collection of essays and visual art collected through ArtWorks for Freedom’s Migrant & Seasonal Farmworker Children Essay & Art Contests. These contests give farmworker children the opportunity to showcase their heartwarming and compelling stories on the national stage and to find power in their voices. The mission is to portray the realities that American farmworkers face through the words and visual art of their children and to spur action to provide better educational support for America’s farmworker children.

Winners are selected by a diverse panel of national community partners, including the American Federation of Teachers, National Consumers League, Human Rights Watch, and the National Migrant & Seasonal Head Start Association.

The Children in the Fields Campaign (afop.org/cif) is a project of the Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs (AFOP), a national federation of non-profit and public agencies that provide job training and services for America’s farmworkers. The campaign strives to improve the quality of life of migrant and seasonal farmworker children by advocating for enhanced educational opportunities and the elimination of discriminatory federal child labor laws in agriculture.

ArtWorks for Freedom uses all forms of artistic expression to raise awareness about modern day slavery and human trafficking. Working locally and globally and engaging art in all its forms, we are transforming public perceptions, educating individuals, communities and policy makers, and inspiring action to put an end to modern day slavery.

www.artworksforfreedom.org/

www.artworksforfreedom-dc.org

Time

October 13 (Friday) - November 19 (Sunday)

Location

VisArts

155 Gibbs Street, Rockville MD 20850

14oct - 16decAll DayFall SOLOS 2017

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Bridging the community with contemporary art is key to AAC’s mission. To achieve this, we bring 14 regional contemporary artists to Arlington each year through our SOLOS series alone!

More than 100 artists living in the Mid-Atlantic Region submitted proposals for this semi-annual exhibition. This year’s jurors were Kate Haw and Mika Yoshitake. Haw is the Director of the Smithsonian Institution’s Archives of American Art, Yoshitake is a Curator at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.

Aptly titled, SOLOS artists are assigned to one of our seven main gallery spaces, where they each mount a self-curated, self-contained exhibition, resulting in a selection of never-before-seen exhibitions. For the first time ever, Fall SOLOS 2017 will feature an entirely female line-up of artists, many of whom explore themes related to feminism, gender, and identity.

Featuring works by: Mary Baum, Atsuko Chirikjian, Catherine Day, Anna Kell, Jen Noone, Mojdeh Rezaeipour, and Julie Wills.

Fall SOLOS 2017 will be on view from October 14 through December 16. An artist talk and closing reception will be held on Saturday, December 16 from 1-3pm.

Time

October 14 (Saturday) - December 16 (Saturday)

Location

Arlington Arts Center

3550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington VA 22201

14oct - 13janAll DayRetreat / William Lamson / Lu Zhang

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Retreat/ William Lamson/ Lu Zhang

October 14th,2017 – January 13th, 2018
Opening Artist Reception, Saturday, October 14th, 2017 6-9pm
Artist Talk Sunday, December 10th, 2pm
Other programming to be announced

Retreat features the work of Lu Zhang and William Lamson, two artists whose practices specifically focus on immersing oneself in creating a studio practice that is the process. Where site specificity becomes studio and the work transforms throughout the exhibition itself. Zhang transforms the front gallery space into an expanded series of experiments that will remain in flux throughout the course of the exhibition. Lamson features projected videos in the back gallery. Curated by Stewart Watson, AREA 405 is pleased to be a part of the process of these two exemplary artists’ work this fall.

William Lamson:
William Lamson was born Arlington, Virginia and lives in Brooklyn, New York. He is an interdisciplinary artist whose diverse practice involves working with elemental forces to create durational performative actions. Set in landscapes as varied as New York’s East River and Chile’s Atacama Desert, his projects reveal the invisible systems and forces at play within these sites. In some work he is the subject, directly performing in front of the camera, in all of his projects, Lamson’s work represents a performative gesture, a collaboration with forces outside of his control to explore systems of knowledge and belief.
Lamson earned his MFA from Bard College, and teaches in the Parsons MFA photography program. His work has been exhibited widely in the United States and Europe, including the Brooklyn Museum, The Moscow Biennial, P.S.1. MOMA, Kunsthalle Erfurt, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, and Honor Fraser Gallery in Los Angeles. In addition, he has produced site specific installations for the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Center for Land Use Interpretation, and Storm King Art Center. His work is in the collections of The Brooklyn Museum, The Dallas Museum of Art, The Indianapolis Museum of Art, The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston and numerous private collections. William has shown with Robischon Gallery in Denver since 2006, most recently exhibiting in The Roaring Garden, Rotation this summer. His work has appeared in ArtForum, Frieze, the New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The New Yorker, Harpers, and The Village Voice. He has been awarded grants from the Shifting Foundation, the Experimental Television Center, he is 2014 Guggenheim Fellow.

About the Work: Untitled (Infinity Camera) 2017
Commissioned in 2017 as part of a show called Wanderlust at the University of Buffalo Art Gallery, Untitled (Infinity Camera) employs a floating optical device to create a hypnotic journey through the tidal waterways around New York City. The device itself consists of an open sided chamber of one way mirrors that can be configured in various ways in relation to the video camera. As this optical rig is carried along by the current, the camera records a kaleidoscopic vision of bridges, towers, pollution and the watery ecosystem around which everything is built. Like a partially submerged architectural model, the reflective space simultaneously frames the landscape and obstructs it, allowing the camera to see in opposite directions at the same time while the center of the frame recedes into the darkness of an infinite regress

Lu Zhang:
Lu Zhang (b. 1983, Chongqing, China) is a multi-disciplinary artist who works in installation, sculpture, drawing, and text. Zhang’s conceptual approach takes specific sites or contexts as a point of departure. Recognizing the processes and people already present, she adapts her practice to respond to and temporarily inhabit a place. Zhang views her itinerant practice as emerging from an immigrant experience. She selects sites intuitively; sometimes responding to its historical context; other times tracing its physical manifestations, from scale to proportion or architecture; still other times Zhang mines a site’s function and collaborates with its workers.
Zhang has received a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council for works on paper and been awarded The Trawick Prize Young Artist Award. In 2014, she became an inaugural recipient of a Rubys Artist Project Grant in Literary and Visual Arts. She has produced projects in Baltimore, Chicago, China, Finland, and the Netherlands. She has collaborated with ICA Baltimore and SPARE to produce publications and exhibitions; the George Peabody Library to launch a studio residency program, and The Contemporary to build resource initiatives for artists. Zhang received her MFA in Painting at the Frank Mohr Institute in the Netherlands and her BFA in General Fine Arts at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore.

About the Work: Headspace
In Headspace, Lu Zhang engages the front room exhibition space of Area 405 in an expanded studio experiment. The installation presents fluctuating arrangements of drawings, prints, and sculptural objects. Through repeated movements and serial actions, Zhang treats drawing as akin to taking a long meditative walk. She employs shifts of scale, repetition, found materials, and cut-outs to frame the surfaces, textures, topography, and architecture of Area 405. Adapting the dependable modernist grid to be flexible, fallible, and vibrating, she presents moments of intense focus and gestures of play within the container of a studio. Throughout the duration of the exhibition, Headspace will remain in flux, activated through shifts, additions, reconfigurations, and visitor interactions.

As the building houses 40 artist studios and hosts programs and exhibitions, Zhang interprets 405 East Oliver Street to be a site of making and a site of gathering. In this landscape, Zhang interrogates the role of the studio as a physical and mental space: as a site of learning, a site of confrontation, a site of routine, a site of doubt, a site of endurance, and a site of rest. Within this flexible context, she attempts to devise a way of working as a place to retreat to, a place for durational ceasing, a place to reconsider, establish language, and begin again.In Zhang’s conceptual practice, she takes specific sites or contexts as a point of departure. Recognizing the processes and people already present, she adapts her methods to respond to and temporarily inhabit a place. Zhang views her itinerant practice as emerging from an immigrant experience. She selects sites intuitively; sometimes responding to its historical context; other times tracing its physical manifestations, from scale to proportion or architecture; still, other times Zhang mines a site’s function and collaborates with its workers. Using a procedure of gathering, sorting, arranging, and rearranging, Zhang’s methodology is rooted in research and sustained engagement. She applies this logic to her chosen sites with the resulting works taking a variety of forms from installations, to books, to drawings, to gestural interventions. By gathering imagery from a wide range of sources; from found materials to historical texts, to her personal archive, Zhang investigates the nature of work, the essence of language, and the poetics of place.

About AREA 405
Located in a 170 year-old artist-owned warehouse within Baltimore’s Station North Arts and Entertainment District, AREA 405 is committed to showcasing and strengthening the vitality of the arts community within Baltimore and beyond. The preserved industrial character of our warehouse provides a distinctive setting for exhibitions as well as extensive studio space for the artists who create here (Oliver Street Studios).
AREA 405’s mission has been to produce, present and promote arts and cultural programming by offering a space for experimentation and collaboration for artists. AREA 405 has collaborated with cultural and community organizations, throughout the region and from around the world since opening its doors in 2003, host to tens of thousands of visitors in its nearly 15 years as an Artist Run venue.

AREA 405
405 East Oliver Street Baltimore, MD 21202
www.area405.com
[email protected]
www.facebook.com/area405
@area405 #area405
Stewart Watson, Executive Director, AREA 405
AREA 405 is open by appointment throughout this exhibition, additional hours will be posted on our facebook page and on our web site

Time

October 14 (Saturday) - January 13 (Saturday)

Location

Area 405

405 E. Oliver Street

18oct - 19novAll DayCoyote by Edgar Reyes

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In a special installation, artist Edgar Reyes responds to the museum’s ancient Americas collection and explores the ongoing displacement of native people whose traditions are not defined by national borders. Coyote explores the connection between the art of the past and the contemporary Mexican diaspora.

Time

October 18 (Wednesday) - November 19 (Sunday)

Location

The Walters Art Museum

600 North Charles Street, Baltimore MD 21201

18oct - 19novAll DayIntimate Apparel

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As though tailor-made for the locally-commissioned play’s Baltimore audience, Intimate Apparel stirs with substance, style and sincerity at Everyman Theatre—October 18 through November 19, 2017—in a quietly commanding production that radiates with powerful performances on-stage and profound local partnerships off-stage, bringing the play’s delicate themes affectingly to life.

Wearing her heart on her sleeve while sewing intimates for her clientele, Esther is the talented African American seamstress in turn-of-the-century New York who has built a savings for herself making beautiful undergarments—while earnestly daydreaming of new beginnings, romantic possibilities, and the lingering affection she shares with a Jewish fabric merchant. But when an egregious deception cuts short heartfelt desires, can class, culture and circumstance outmatch the strength of human spirit? Inspired by a true story, Intimate Apparel is a heart-rending contemporary work in the style of an enduring classic—from Lynn Nottage, the first female playwright to win two Pulitzers.

Intimate Apparel marks the third Lynn Nottage play produced at Everyman Theatre, following 2015’s Ruined and 2014’s By The Way, Meet Vera Stark. Intimate Apparel director Tazewell Thompson (who previously directed Great Expectations and Ruined at Everyman, as well as a production of Intimate Apparel at Dartmouth College) brings what Everyman Theatre Founding Artistic Director Vincent M. Lancisi describes as “a dramatist’s eye and a librettist’s ear” to the helm.

“Plays like Intimate Apparel are about bringing the real changing world into the theater,” said Thompson. “They are about making the theater contemporaneous with life; making the theater a leader of perception, not a follower. Intimate Apparel awakens us to the selves within ourselves; allows us to see, hear and understand the lives of, indeed, every man.”

In this spirit, Everyman’s production of Intimate Apparel is augmented by an extensive slate of ancillary programming that fastens topics from the play (including empowerment, entrepreneurship, and evolving trends) to close-knit community collaborations involving local artists, makers and independent entrepreneurs as well as institutions such as MICA, Baltimore School for the Arts, the Baltimore Design School and the Maryland Film Festival’s SNF Parkway Theatre.

“The story on stage can be just the beginning of the journey,” explained Everyman Theatre Managing Director Jonathan K. Waller. “We invite audiences to join us in deepening the experience by exploring how the play’s themes connect to our lives and history here in the Baltimore area. For Intimate Apparel, we have more opportunities to do this than ever before thanks to a growing circle of committed and connected partners.”

Partner projects for Intimate Apparel include an on-site costume exhibit, a tasting involving local restaurants, a film screening and discussion, a community conversation with local/regional fashion designers, a panel discussion about labor and sex work, and a walking tour of Baltimore’s historic garment district—among others. (See below for comprehensive listing.)

The cast of Intimate Apparel reunites several cast members from Ruined, including Resident Company Member Dawn Ursula* (Esther), Jade Wheeler* (Mayme) and Bueka Uwemedimo* (George). Rounding out the cast is Jenn Walker* (Mrs. Dickson), Resident Company Member Beth Hylton* (Mrs. Van Buren), and Drew Kopas* (Mr. Marks) and Steve Polites (Understudy-Mr. Marks).

The Intimate Apparel design team includes director Tazewell Thompson, Donald Eastman (Set Design), Stephen Quandt (Lighting Design), David Burdick (Costume Design), Fabian Obispo (Sound Design & Composition), Gary Logan (Dialects) and Denise O’Brien (Wig Design).

Intimate Apparel runs October 18 through November 19, 2017. Tickets ($10-65) are now on sale online (everymantheatre.org), by phone (410.752.2208), or at the Everyman Theatre Box Office (315 W. Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD).

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States

On View in the Lobby/Mezzanine

Fashion Exhibit: Boudoir Vignettes
Ongoing (October 20 – November 19, 2017)
Independent designers and matriculating students from MICA, Baltimore School for the Arts and Baltimore Design School have crafted this visual response to the story and setting of Intimate Apparel, which combines their local viewpoint with elements of clothing, including lingerie and boudoir attire. Curated by Caprece Jackson-Garrett.

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TNT: Theatre Night for Teens
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 6:00 PM
Students in grades 9-12 enjoy a dynamic night out at the theatre featuring pre-show dinner sponsored by Noodles & Company, an Intimate Apparel artist meet-and-greet, and a 7:30 PM preview performance followed by post-show discussion and dessert. Tickets: $10 each (space is limited).

Pay-What-You-Can Preview Performance
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 7:30 PM
Pay-What-You-Can to see the first preview performance of Intimate Apparel. Tickets: By donation (cash only), available on a first-come, first-serve basis at the Box Office beginning at 5:30pm. Seating is general admission.

Everyman at the Parkway: Middle of Nowhere
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 7:00 PM (at the SNF Parkway Theatre)
One-night-only film screening presented in partnership with the Maryland Film Festival: Written and directed by Ava DuVernay, who won the 2012 Sundance Film Festival Best Director Award for her work, Middle of Nowhere chronicles a woman’s separation from her incarcerated husband and the journey to maintain her marriage and her identity amidst crisis and chaos. Resident Company member Dawn Ursula (Intimate Apparel) will introduce the screening and host an informal discussion following the film. Tickets: $8-10 each (available at mdfilmfest.com).

Taste of Everyman: Classified Cravings
Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 6:00 PM
Taste of Everyman is an artful pre-show experience that combines smarts and samples from some of the hottest talent in Baltimore’s dine and drink scene, including expert knowledge and sample-sized pairings designed (cheekily) to complement the show. Hush-hush hankerings? Top-secret tastes? For even the “foodiest” foodies among us, keeping our favorites quiet is par for the course. In the secret-keeping spirit of Intimate Apparel, join one of Baltimore’s most knowledgeable and passionate food and drink insiders, Amy Langrehr (aka Charm City Cook) for an “off the record” dish on some of Baltimore’s most-loved nosh — including some well known and others still a little bit under the radar. Featured restaurants include Dylan’s Oyster Cellar, Ekiben and Lobo, paired with local beers from Brewer’s Art, Monument City Brewing and Union Craft Brewing. Tickets: $60 each (includes event and 7:30pm performance) or $30 each (event only).

Confessions of a Designer
Friday, October 27, 2017 at 6:00 PM (Reception at 5:30 PM)
Join host, bespoke menswear designer Stephen Wise of SWB Atelier (City Paper 2016 Tailor of the Year), and esteemed local/regional designers, for a community conversation exploring the “inner lining” of the independent fashion design world and its artistic, professional and personal impacts. Participating designers include: Earle Bannister, Adira Bunch, John Cash, Brian Collins, Sally DiMarco, Crystal Joines, Dino Hartfield, Sehar Peerzada, Seleh Rahman, Stacey Stube, Richard Swartz, and Brandon Warren. Tickets: Free to attend, reserve in advance at Box Office.

World of the Play: Unraveling the Threads of Labor and Love, Then and Now
Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 4:30 PM
The characters of Intimate Apparel and their professions provide us with the thematic threads of labor and intimacy to spark discussion with an expert panel, including a local labor historian, a contemporary African-American tailor and menswear designer, and a member of SWOP (Sex Workers Outreach Project). Hosted by Marc Steiner (The Center for Emerging Media). Tickets: Free to attend, reserve in advance at Box Office.

Cast Conversations
Thursday, November 9, 2017, Post-show
Chat with participating cast members following the 7:30 PM performance of Intimate Apparel, or follow along (and submit questions) via Twitter courtesy of @BWW_Baltimore. Tickets: N/A (free to attend, with ticket to accompanying performance).

Threading History and Place: Bromo District Walking Tour
Sunday, November 12, 2017, 11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Explore invisible public spaces and storied buildings that reflect the history of Baltimore’s fashion industry, department stores and garment district and learn about past and present efforts that shape the neighborhoods contained within the Bromo Arts and Entertainment District. Tour begins and ends at Everyman Theatre (315 W. Fayette St. entrance), where attendees may stay for the 2pm performance at an exclusive discounted rate. Produced in partnership with New Public Sites, Bromo Arts and Entertainment District, and Market Center Merchants’ Association. Tickets: $15 each (tour only), advance purchase required (space is limited).

Boudoir Couture Showcase
Sunday, November 19, 2017, 5:00-6:30 PM
A live activation of the fashion exhibit (Boudoir Vignettes) on view during Intimate Apparel.
Tickets: Free to attend, reserve in advance at Box Office.

About Everyman Theatre

Everyman Theatre is a professional Equity theatre company celebrating the actor, with a Resident Company of artists from the Baltimore/DC area. Founded in 1990 by Vincent M. Lancisi, the theatre is dedicated to engaging the audience through a shared experience between actor and audience seeking connection and emotional truth in performance. Everyman is committed to presenting high quality plays that are affordable and accessible to everyone. The theatre strives to engage, inspire and transform artists, audiences and community through theatre of the highest artistic standards and is committed to embodying the promise of its name, Everyman Theatre.

Intimate Apparel is sponsored in part by Vic & Nancy Romita and the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore, with media support from The AFRO News, The Baltimore Sun Media Group and WYPR. Everyman Theatre’s Pay-What-You-Can nights are supported by Dr. E. Lee & Bea Robbins. The 2017/18 Season is generously sponsored by LifeBridge Health. Everyman Theatre is supported in part by grants from the Maryland State Arts Council and the Baltimore County Commission on Arts and Sciences.

Everyman Theatre is a proud member of the Bromo Tower Arts and Entertainment District, the Market Center Merchants Association and the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance.

Vincent M. Lancisi is the Founding Artistic Director of Everyman Theatre; Jonathan K. Waller is the Managing Director. For information about Everyman Theatre, visit everymantheatre.org, call 410.752.2208, or connect via Facebook (@everymantheatremd), Twitter (@everymantheatre), YouTube (@everymantheatre) and Instagram (@everymantheatre).

Time

October 18 (Wednesday) - November 19 (Sunday)

Location

Everyman Theatre

315 West Fayette Street, Baltimore MD 21201

18oct - 18decAll DayHelen Glazer: Walking in Antarctica ExhibitionExhibition

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Helen Glazer: Walking in Antarctica Exhibition Will Be Presented at Goucher College OCTOBER 18 – DECEMBER 18, 2017

Opening Reception is Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m.

 

Helen Glazer: Walking in Antarctica, a solo exhibition of photographs and sculpture of the Antarctic landscape will be presented at Goucher College’s Rosenberg Gallery in the Kraushaar Auditorium from October 18 through December 18, 2017.  This exhibition is the first comprehensive display of photographs and photo-based sculpture based on 3D scans of the Antarctic landscape produced by Helen Glazer after her 2015 residency as a grantee of the National Science Foundation’s Antarctic Artists and Writers Program.

 

Informed by scientific insights into the complex interactions of wind and water that shape the landscape, she spent seven weeks exploring the Antarctic wilderness with her camera. The exhibition takes as its theme a series of “walks” through the Antarctic landscape: over frozen lakes, around massive glaciers and icebergs frozen into the sea ice, into a magnificent frozen ice cave, up gravel-covered windswept mountains, and through a lively colony of Adelie penguins.

 

Glazer worked out of remote scientific field camps and had access to protected areas that can only be entered with special permits or in the company of a skilled mountaineer, encountering surprising incidents and an even richer variety of forms than she had expected. She returned with a rich cache of photographic material of striking ice and geological forms on a wide range of scales from towering glaciers to small, intricate designs in the lake ice. The exhibition includes photographic prints and painted sculptures generated from photographs of ice and rock formations via 3D scanning technologies and produced as sculpture on 3D printers and CNC routers, the first such sculptural works produced of the Antarctic landscape. Visitors to the exhibition will be able to access an audio tour narrated by Glazer on the Internet via their smart phones, drawn from a blog in which she recorded her experiences.

 

Glazer says the art resulting from this project has more than just aesthetic implications: “Antarctica is a place where vitally important research is being conducted about the role of polar ice in regulating the world’s climate. The power of striking images and eyewitness accounts to raise awareness and motivate people to preserve wilderness has long been understood by environmentalists from John Muir to Ansel Adams to Jacques Cousteau. I am applying my artistic skills and new technologies to that end.”

 

Two of her Antarctica photos, enlarged to seven by ten feet, are part of series of displays at BWI Marshall Airport through mid 2018. She has also had work from the Antarctica project featured online on Vice Media’s Creators Project, Atlas Obscura, and the Cloud Appreciation Society, where one of her photographs was January 2016 Cloud of the Month. Her previous work has been exhibited widely in the Mid-Atlantic region including group exhibitions at the Delaware Museum of Art and New York Hall of Science and in a solo exhibition at Nailya Alexander Gallery, New York. Two of her sculptures were displayed at the American Ambassador’s Residence in Lima, Peru, as part of the State Department’s Art-in-Embassies Program. She is a 2013 recipient of an Individual Artist Award from the Maryland State Arts Council and was 2014-15 artist-in-residence for the Baltimore Ecosystem Study. She received funding assistance for “Walking in Antarctica” from the Rubys Artist Project Grants, which were conceived and initiated with start-up funding from the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation and are a program of the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance, and from the Puffin Foundation. Glazer received a B.A. cum laude in Art from Yale University and an M.F.A. from the Mount Royal School at Maryland Institute College of Art, with additional studies at Skowhegan School of Art. She lives in Owings Mills, Maryland. This exhibition is a homecoming of sorts — Glazer served as Exhibitions Director at Goucher College from 1986 to 1998, organizing numerous critically acclaimed exhibitions in the Rosenberg Gallery.

 

Helen Glazer (b. 1955, Bronx, NY) lives in Owings Mills, MD. She received her BA in art from Yale University and her MFA from Maryland Institute, College of Art. Her work has been exhibited widely in the U.S. including New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. One of her Antarctica photographs is currently part of a display organized by the Governor’s Office at BWI Marshall Airport and another is on view at the New York Hall of Science. She received funding assistance for “Walking in Antarctica” from the Rubys Artist Project Grants, which were conceived and initiated with start-up funding from the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation and are a program of the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance, and from the Puffin Foundation, Teaneck, NJ.

 

This exhibit, which is free, open to the public, and accessible to all, can be viewed Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. An artist’s reception will be held Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. Please visit http://www.goucher.edu/rosenberg or call 410-337-6477 for more information. Please note Goucher’s campus will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday November 22-26, 2017.

Time

October 18 (Wednesday) - December 18 (Monday)

Location

Rosenberg Gallery @ Goucher College

1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson MD 21204

19oct - 26novAll DayShakespeare in Love

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THIS ONE’S FOR EVERYONE

“Shall I compare thee to a something something… mummers play?” And so begins one of Shakespeare’s most famous sonnets, and this charming story of love, inspiration, muses, and art, based on the Oscar-winning film. This smart and poignant tale offers a smattering of allusions that will delight anyone familiar with the Bard—or simply the English language. This story is as crowd-pleasing as mistaken identities, a shipwreck, and love triumphant, and is set in a time when a Londoner could still utter the words: “Shakespeare? Never heard of him.” A great play for the entire family.

 

“A big-hearted hit.” –Variety

Content Advisory: A bawdy tale of love contains some mature themes and sexual situations making this more suitable for audiences from middle school and beyond.

Approximate runtime is 2 hours and 25 minutes, including a 15-minute intermission.

Time

October 19 (Thursday) - November 26 (Sunday)

Location

Center Stage

700 North Calvert Street, Baltimore MD 21202

21oct - 20janAll DayNature:Healing:Human: A Work In Progress by Erika Larsen

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Renowned National Geographic photographer and fellow, Erika Larsen, presents excerpts from her latest masterpiece: Nature:Healing:Human: A Work In Progress at Full Circle Gallery in Baltimore from October 21st through January 20, 2018. Nature:Healing:Human is an ongoing exploration of the human connection to the natural world and the part nature plays in the healing process. The images are interpretations of learning from cultures that maintain deep connections and reverence for nature and how these connections reflect health, self-reliance, ritual, and language. Join us for reception and artist’s talk on Thursday November 30 from 6-8pm.

“I’ve been lucky to have had the pleasure of working closely with Erika Larsen and her amazing imagery” says Sarah Leen, Director of Photography at National Geographic Magazine and Partners. “I was always struck by how deeply she invested herself in her subjects. Erika gives her whole heart to them and they return the gesture by opening their lives to her. Her place in the natural world is a gentle reminder of how we are all one, linked inexorably.”

Larsen will make a special appearance at Full Circle Gallery during the Artist’s Reception. The reception will allow aficionados and enthusiasts one on one time with the photographer, a rare opportunity to connect and ask questions.

Brian Miller, CEO of Full Circle Fine Arts and Gallery said of Larsen, “Erika’s photographic explorations are sensitive investigations and compassionate dialogues with world culture. Aside from her camera gear, she utilizes her personal passion, wonder, and a clear sense of shared humanity, to explore, interpret and represent people around the world who are living close with the cycles and systems of the natural world. This closeness and careful illumination elicits deep, transformative response within the viewer. We are thrilled to host her here at our gallery.”

FULL CIRCLE GALLERY is a dedicated exhibition space for photographers, located on the first floor of Full Circle Fine Art Services, Inc., near Station North in Baltimore, Maryland. Full Circle has been a member of the arts community in Baltimore for over 30 years, supporting artists’ projects through its professional services and community projects. The studio works to build a stronger photographic community in the region by sponsoring multiple exhibitions each year. Stay informed about upcoming exhibitions by contacting the studio at 410-528-1868, by emailing [email protected], or on Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Full-CirclePhoto/292625452177.

Contact:

Brian Miller
Full Circle Fine Art Services & Fine Art Photography Gallery 410-528-1868
[email protected] http://www.fullcirclephoto.com/event/

Time

October 21 (Saturday) - January 20 (Saturday)

Location

Full Circle Gallery

33 East 21st Street, Baltimore MD 21218

21oct - 25novAll DayFour Thieves Vinegar | Sydney Shen

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Four Thieves Vinegar

Sydney Shen

 


 

OUR PLESANCE HEIR IS ALL VANE GLORY,

THIS FALS WARLD IS BOT TRANSITORY,

THE FLESCHE IS BRUKLE, THE FEND IS SLE;

TIMOR MORTIS CONTURBAT ME.

—William Dunbar, c.1505

SPRINGSTEEN

[email protected]

 

Four Thieves Vinegar

Sydney Shen

Opening reception Saturday, October 21st, 2017 / 7-10pm

On view through November 25th

 

Four Thieves Vinegar Ñ known variously as vinaigre des quatre voleurs, acetum quator furum, Vinegar of the Four Thieves, ForthaveÕs Vinegar Ñ is a prophylactic against bubonic plague, fabled to have been developed by thieves in France during one of several major historical plague outbreaks to protect from infection by the corpses they plundered.

 

OUR PLESANCE HEIR IS ALL VANE GLORY,

THIS FALS WARLD IS BOT TRANSITORY,

THE FLESCHE IS BRUKLE, THE FEND IS SLE;

TIMOR MORTIS CONTURBAT ME.

ÑWilliam Dunbar, c.1505

 

Don Ferrante della Marra reported in 1632 that Gesualdo was Òassailed and afflicted by a vast horde of demons that gave him no peace for many days on end unless a quartet of young men, whom he kept specially for the purpose, were to beat him violently four times a day, during which operation he habitually smiled.Ó

 

Tomasso Campanella confirmed della MarraÕs contemporaneous version in another way in his Medicinalium juxta propria principia of 1635: ÒThe Prince of Venosa, one of the best musicians of his age, was unable to go to the stool without having been previously flogged by a valet kept expressly for this purpose.Ó

 

These beatings can thus be readily interpreted as therapeutic massages intended to alleviate intestinal difficulties, which contemporary medicine had no other means of classifying or treating. At the same time they could just as easily be read as a manifestation of an exorcism, intended to rid the body of demons. Such self-injurious practices derivative of both cultural and psychological sources, Crayton explains, could have a quite specific function to help such ÒhollowÓ people feel alive. (Watkins, 2010, p.59)

 

Sydney Shen (b. 1989) lives and works in New York and studied at The Cooper Union. Solo exhibitions include Interstate Projects, Brooklyn; Motel, Brooklyn; Holy Motors, Hong Kong; Roberta Pelan, Toronto.

 

Select recent group exhibitions include Aike Dellarco, Shanghai; Minibar, Stockholm; Weekends, London; Hester, New York; Springsteen, Baltimore; Fused Space, San Francisco; Derek Eller Gallery, New York; Et Al, San Francisco; American Medium, Brooklyn; and Sydney, Sydney.

 

Forthcoming projects include A Maior, Portugal; and Gesualda. Shen is co author of Perfume Area, a book of prose published by Ambient Works, New York.

Time

October 21 (Saturday) - November 25 (Saturday)

Location

Springsteen Gallery

502 West Franklin Street, Baltimore MD 21201

22oct - 22decAll DayValerie Maynard: DevotionOpening Reception

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October 22nd through December 22nd, 2017

Renowned sculptor/printmaker Valerie Maynard will exhibit at Baltimore’s Station North Arts and Entertainment District gallery, New Door Creative, October 22nd through December 22nd, 2017. The exhibition is entitled “Devotion”, and will feature a collection of woodcut and linocut prints. An opening reception will be hosted on Sunday, October 22nd at 3 P.M., and will feature a conversation with the artist.

“Devotion” explores a range of subject matter: visual interpretations of characters whose personal narratives have registered an imprint on the artist’s life; and examinations of the spirit of resistance, transformation, and creative intent.  The seventeen works included in the exhibition were created over multiple decades of printmaking practice; and reveal an evolution of thought, process, and technique by an artist whose name is synonymous with contemporary art, and the “heart and soul” of the Black Arts Movement.

Varied in scale, the works on exhibit singularly and collectively expose a chapter in the continuing story of an artist devoted to the creative process, the history and nuance of the African American experience, and the politics of art-making.  Throughout her distinguished professional history of more than fifty years, she has informed and inspired a broad scope of artists, students, educators, and collectors.

Born in Harlem in 1937, Maynard apprenticed as a portrait painter with artist Elaine Journey, followed by studying at the Museum of Modern Art. She received a M.A. in Sculpture from Goddard College in 1977.

Widely collected, the work of Valerie Maynard is included in the United States Library of Congress, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, New York, The National Museum of Mozambique, The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, IBM Corporation, White Plains, New York, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, New York, and the Riksutställningar National Museum, Stockholm, Sweden.  Numerous public artworks include the New York City MTA Arts in Transit mural (glass mosaic on mezzanine walls and above stairs), Polyrhythmics of Consciousness and Light, which was installed on 125th Street/ Lexington Avenue subway station in Harlem, New York in 2003.

Maynard is recipient of The Riksutställningar National Museum Purchase/Travel/Lecture Grant, Virgin Islands Humanities Council Research Grant, The Atlanta Life Insurance Sculpture Award, New York Foundation for the Arts Grant for Printmaking, New England Foundation for the Arts Grant, and The Rockefeller Humanities Fellowship, to name a few.

 

“Valerie Maynard: Devotion” is made possible by the generous support of In4structures.

Time

October 22 (Sunday) - December 22 (Friday)

Location

New Door Creative

1601 Saint Paul Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

23oct - 30novAll Day“Emanations” by Edmond Praybe

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NDMU Gormley Gallery presents “Emanations” with Baltimore artist Edmond Praybe

 

Baltimore, MD – Emanations, a solo exhibit of recent paintings and drawings by Edmond Praybe, a Baltimore artist who explores the psychological implications of human presence in paintings based on observation, memory and invention opened in Notre Dame of Maryland University’s Gormley Gallery. A public reception is being held on November 4 from 4 to 6 p.m.

Praybe’s current work is an ongoing series dealing with the theme of suburban landscape. The series addresses a traditional motif in painting; the interaction of figures and/or man-made structures within the context of the natural and organic elements of landscape. Praybe’s paintings “reinvent a feeling of the world I inhabit in terms of the formal properties of the material and within the context of an artistic canon which celebrates the union of observation, invention, and memory.”

 

“As a teaching gallery, we’re always excited to connect Notre Dame students with artists through Gormley Gallery,” said Geoff Delanoy, gallery director. “Ed first showed with us in Pulse, a 2006 Artscape exhibit of figurative painting. It’s exciting to see how his work has evolved in translating place, people, and intimate objects into a visual narrative.”

 

Praybe is an instructor of painting at Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, Maryland. Prior to teaching and upon completion of graduate school he traveled to Europe on the competitive Hohenberg Award. Praybe utilized the award to study paintings from the Italian Renaissance to the modern masters throughout Italy, Amsterdam, and England.

 

His works have been included in solo, small group and national juried exhibitions throughout the U.S., extensively in New York and the Baltimore metro area. His work has been included in exhibitions at Prince Street Gallery, Bowery Gallery, Manifest Gallery, as well as the art Galleries of the University of Southern Mississippi and the University of Maryland, College Park. Praybe is currently represented by First Street Gallery in New York City.

 

Through Notre Dame of Maryland University’s Art Department, Gormley Gallery provides a space for emerging and established artists and engages the community through art.

 

Gormley Gallery is supported by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. Funding for the Maryland State Arts Council is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

 

Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Saturday. Free admission. For more information: www.ndm.edu/gormleygallery or call 410-532-5582.

Time

October 23 (Monday) - November 30 (Thursday)

Location

Gormley Gallery @ Notre Dame University of Maryland

4701 North Charles Street, Baltimore MD 21210

24oct - 10decAll DayRachel Rotenberg

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Rachel Rotenberg: Sanity, a solo exhibition showcasing multiple large scale sculptural works will be presented at Goucher College’s Silber Art Gallery in the Sandy J. Unger Athenaeum from October 24 through December 10, 2017.

Rachel Rotenberg’s wood sculptures transform gallery spaces into amorphous worlds that are populated by sensually curving surfaces, intriguingly formed negative spaces, and forceful volumes. Implying movement, these suggestive forms make visible the symbiotic relationship between the intellect and the physical – each one echoing the other. Rotenberg says, “I begin my creative process with pencil drawings. They help narrate my internal dialogue and enable me to work through my ideas until a leading image emerges. Once I commit to a form I begin to cut, glue, and join wood beams to one another, often returning to my sketch book to solve issues that arise. In this way I navigate through each piece; I build, grind, and sand to further articulate form, texture, and detail.” Though wholly abstract, these works remain visual metaphors of conscious and subconscious thought. The artists’ mind flows and the internal logic of the work is made visible to the viewer; their mystery beckoning the audience to come closer; to linger. Often, stains and colors are applied to the finished pieces. Like faint memories; subtle, yet present, the pigments do not over power the forms but rather heighten or draw attention to each of the fragmented parts. Each individual work represents an amalgam of these multifaceted symbiotic relationships, yet, once complete, they create a cohesive whole.

Rachel Rotenberg was born in Toronto, Canada. She attended the School of Visual Arts, in New York City, and York University, in Toronto. In 1984 she moved to a studio in Williamsburg Brooklyn, where she began to work with wood as her primary medium. Relocating to Baltimore in 1994, she juggled financial employment, and raising her five children with her commitment to her sculpture by annexing a studio beside her residence. Since 2015 Rotenberg divides her studio work between Baltimore and Tekoa, Israel.

 

Rachel Rotenberg has received artist grants from the Franz and Virginia Bader Fund, the Harold and Ruth Chenven Foundation and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation.  She has also received a Creative Baltimore Individual Artist Award, and grants from the Art Bank of Canada and the E.D. Foundation.  

 

Rotenberg has exhibited her sculpture in the United States, including The Baltimore Museum of Art, The Delaware Art Museum, Creative Alliance of Baltimore, The McLean Project for the Arts, Vox Populi in Philadelphia, Hillyer Art Gallery in Washington DC, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis, Marianne Boesky and Lori Bookstein Galleries in New York, Mount St. Mary’s University, Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, The Washington County Museum of Art and many Baltimore area galleries.  Rotenberg is currently involved in an extended project in Columbia, Maryland with the Howard Hughes Corporation.

 

This exhibit, which is free, open to the public, and accessible to all, can be viewed Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. An artist’s reception and talk will be held Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. Please visit http://www.goucher.edu/silber or call 410-337-6477 for more information. Please note Goucher’s campus will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday November 22-26, 2017.

Time

October 24 (Tuesday) - December 10 (Sunday)

Location

Silber Gallery @ Goucher College

1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson MD 21204

27oct - 22novAll DayJim Condron | Picking up the Pieces

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Jim Condron

Picking up the Pieces

Oct 27- Nov 22

Nov 9—Reception: 5-7pm; and artist talk with critic and writer, Ann Land, 5:30pm

 

Julio Fine Arts Gallery
Loyola University Maryland
4501 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21210
(410) 617-2799

Kim Banister

Exhibitions Director
[email protected]

11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
11 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays
1-4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

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Satan owns the fallen world, oil, spray paint, plastic, cloth, charcoal, fur, wood, 11x8x7 inches, 2015,2017

 

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The exhibition Picking Up the Pieces includes over 35 works of art by one of this year’s top Pollock-Krasner award winning artists Jim Condron.  Condron’s pieces express humor, memory, and beauty through the combination and interaction of everyday objects, castoff remnants, and paint. Each sculpture and painting is the artist’s concoction of imagery conveying nostalgia, jocosity, and melancholy. To create his sculptural works, Condron picks up bits of physical objects that interact with mental images preserved from his personal life and art history. Worldly fragments, such as a 1970s tennis ball can, candy wrappers, or a shovel handle, transform into artistic spectacles through the artist’s craft and engagement with his subject. Objects such as the 1970s tennis ball can is at once banal and poignant, since the artist spent countless hours as a child by the courts as his mother played.  Condron’s huddles of broken materials break from abstraction by proclaiming the reality of everyday life through the inclusion of domestic cultural references. Like his sculptures, Condron constructs his paintings by mixing discovered color and textural combinations with collections of visual fragments he sources from the art world and his life. Each sculpture or painting is titled with a textual fragment from a story that intends to add to the work’s discourse rather than naming or defining it.  Condron’s visual explorations test the limits of color, form, texture, and the haptic.  

 

Originally from Long Island, NY and Connecticut, Jim Condron lives and works in Baltimore, MD.  Condron earned his MFA at the Leroy E. Hofffberger School of Painting at the Maryland Institute College of Art (2004) and a BA in Art and English from Colby College, Waterville, ME (1992). He also studied at the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture (1993-’95). Since 1993, Condron has studied with Rohini Ralby, the artist’s mentor. His work appears nationally and internationally in galleries and museums as well as in corporate, university, public and private collections.  Condron has been awarded artist residencies at The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, The Edward F. Albee Foundation, and the Heliker Lahotan Foundation.  He is a 2017 recipient of a Pollock Krasner Foundation grant, an Adolf and Esther Gottlieb Foundation grant and a Maryland State Arts Council grant for sculpture.

 

Time

October 27 (Friday) - November 22 (Wednesday)

Location

Julio Fine Arts, Loyola University Maryland

4501 North Charles Street, Baltimore MD 21210

27oct - 2decAll DayMetaphrase: Jeremy Flick and Jon Malis

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Metaphrase: Jeremy Flick and Jon Malis

Exhibition: October 27, 2017-December 2, 2017

Opening: Friday, November 3, 2017, 6-8 PM

Gallery Talk: Friday November 3, 2017 at 7 PM

Metaphrase: Jeremy Flick and Jon Malis 

In Metaphrase artists Jeremy Flick and Jon Malis explore the transliteration of color through painting, photography and sculpture. Over the last few years painter Jeremy Flick has been investigating “color science” derived from the imitation and representation of blown up pixels of digital images. While Jon Malis has been using modeling software to explore the representation of color spectrums (CMYK, RGB etc..) into 2D and 3D forms, turning the digital into the physical. Both artist are representing color in a way that retains the original meaning while also creating a whole other meaning. 

This will be the second exhibition in the new MU Ballston Gallery, located on the second floor of the recently completed Ballston Center, 1000 North Glebe Road. The exhibit runs October 27-December 2, 2017. The galleries regular hours are ThursdaySaturday 1-6 PM.

 

Marymount University is an independent, coeducational Catholic university offering bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in a wide range of disciplines.

Jeremy Flick BIO

JEREMY FLICK is a Washington, DC, based arts administrator, artist, and educator. He received his BFA from the University of Cincinnati and his MFA from the University of Maryland. He is currently the Executive Director at CREATE Arts Center (Silver Spring, MD) and serves as Adjunct Professor in the Visual Arts Department at Montgomery College (Takoma Park, MD).

Flick is a resident artist at Red Dirt Studios (Mt. Ranier, MD). As a practicing artist, his works are included in numerous private and academic collections, including The Hotel at the University of Maryland (College Park, MD), Capital One Bank (McLean, VA), and Hilton Worldwide (McLean, VA).

His work has been exhibited extensively with recent exhibitions including: Northern Virginia Community College (Annandale, VA), Shinola (Washington), Gallery nine5 (New York), McLean Project for the Arts (McLean, VA), Heiner Contemporary Art (Washington), Arlington Arts Center (Arlington), Aqua Art Miami (Miami), Conner Contemporary Art (Washington), and the Runnels Art Gallery (Portales, NM) among others.

Jon Malis BIO

(b. 1984: Boston, MA; working in Washington DC & Baltimore, MD)

 

Working as an artist, Jon Malis is primarily concerned with notions of representation and display of visual content, focusing on how various methods of presentation can alter the viewer’s perception and interpretation of imagery. Most recently, he has sought to provide a physical definition of digital photography, creating sculptural forms based upon how color is represented in digital imagery.

 

Malis has received numerous awards and recognitions such as the 2012 National Photography Award from the von Lebig Art Center (Naples, FL), semi-final animations for both the Janet & Walter Sondheim prize (2014), and the Trawick Prize (2015) and received a Panavision New Filmmaker’s Grant in 2010. He has exhibited and presented his work internationally, from the Washington DC region (CONNERSMITH, Hamiltonian, Honfleur, Long View Gallery, Maryland Art Place, Montgomery College) to Vox Populi in Philadelphia, PULSE Miami art fair, the Midwest Center for Photography (KS) and Orange Coast College (CA), to the Camden Arts Centre (London), Helsinki Photomedia Conference (Finland), and the PFF Film Festival in Berlin.

 

Currently, Malis holds an appointment as a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Photography at Loyola University (Baltimore, MD), and currently serves on the board of the International Digital Media and Arts Association. Formerly, he has worked as a freelance cinematographer and producer for narrative and documentary film/TV productions, and was a staff photojournalist for ThisWeek News/Columbus Dispatch, and the Piqua Daily Call newspaper. He received a Master of Fine Arts in Film & Electronic Media from American University in 2011, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art from The George Washington University in 2007.

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36084, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 30 x 30 inches by Jeremy Flick.

Time

October 27 (Friday) - December 2 (Saturday)

Location

MU Ballston Gallery

1000 North Glebe Road, Arlington VA

30oct - 16decAll Day(Sub)Urban

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(SUB)URBAN AT THE STAMP GALLERY SHOWCASES ARTISTS INVESTIGATING URBAN ENVIRONMENTS THROUGH HUMOR, SATIRE, AND A VARIETY OF MEDIA
Curated by Matthew McLaughlin
Featuring work by Amze Emmons, Yoonmi Nam, Benjamin Rogers, Nick Satinover, Christine Buckton Tillman, and Sang-Mi Yoo
Opening Reception Wednesday, November 1, 5–7 pm, Free and Open to the Public

(Sub)Urban presents works by six contemporary artists working across America, all of whom question the reality of suburban and urban contexts through humor, satire, and irony. Through a combination of print, painting, installation, and sculpture, (Sub)Urban explores our contemporary surroundings and the underlying psychology of our modern living environments. Benjamin Roger’s paintings depict the banality of our interior lives, the ways we live when we are secure in our homes, while Sang-Mi Yoo’s prints and installations emphasize the mundane repetition of our planned communities. Christine Buckton Tillman’s sculptures, Yoonmi Nam’s prints and sculptures and Amze Emmon’s cutouts and prints refigure items from our homes and streets that are ordinarily dismissed as meaningless refuse. Finally, Nick Satinover’s print installation visualizes the basest feelings behind most people’s day-to-day lives. 

These artists work in varying media, but their underlying interests coalesce around ourdiverse experiences of space, identity, consumption, and labor as immigrants, transplants, and minorities living in the contemporary built environment of late capitalism. They examine items from our houses and our streets, presenting them in new ways and bringing new associations to them, and in the process they uncover unexpected narratives that shape the ways we dwell within the rush of modern life. (Sub)Urban is on view at the Stamp Gallery at the University of Maryland, College Park, October 30 through December 16, 2017. An opening reception will take place on November 15–7pm, in the Stamp Gallery. This event is free and open to the public. 

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Amze Emmons is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Philadelphia, PA. His background is in drawing and printmaking, and his current work is inspired by architectural illustration, comic books, cartoon language, information graphics, news footage, consumer packaging, and instruction manuals. www.amzeemmons.com

Yoonmi Nam is a Korean-born artist currently based in Kansas. She is a printmaker and sculptor whose works examine the man-made spaces and objects that we surround ourselves with—especially those that subtly suggest a contradictory sense of time, engaging in a dialogue that speaks about impermanence and persistence. www.yoonminam.com

Benjamin Rogers is a painter living and working in Denver, CO. His work follows in the tradition of figurative painting and drawing while accentuating the artifice of paint over adhering to naturalistic realism, creating self-referential contemplations that comment on the intersections of life, art history, philosophy, culture, obsession, and the possibility of the artist as critic. www.benjaminrogersart.com 

Nick Satinover is an artist currently based in Murfreesboro, TN, and focused on creating visual works, writing, and sound as the convolution of intrinsic, physical, and psychological experiences of space and place. His work frequently examines memory and impressions made while moving through different spaces. www.nicksatinover.com 

Christine Buckton Tillman is a Baltimore, MD-based artist whose sculptures are often most directly influenced by the flat format of her drawing. Her main interests as an artist lie in ideas surrounding the handmade, celebrations, and man-made interpretations of natural forms. www.christinebucktontillman.com  

Sang-Mi Yoo is a Korean-born artist currently based in Lubbock, TX. Her current work is based on her childhood memories of New Village houses from Korea and everyday encounters with standardized residential buildings in West Texas, as well as recent travel to Northern Ireland and other global locations. She explores the process of finding the ideal home and ideal body residing within such a home by investigating American residential norms. www.sangmiyoo.com

ABOUT THE STAMP GALLERY
Located on the first floor of the Adele H. Stamp Student Union—Center for Campus Life at the University of Maryland, College Park, the Stamp Gallery is dedicated to exhibiting contemporary art, especially the work of emerging and mid-career artists. The Stamp Gallery supports contemporary art that is challenging, academically engaging, and attuned to broad community and social issues. Through meaningful exhibitions and programming, the Gallery offers outside-of-the-classroom experiential learning opportunities. It functions as a laboratory where emerging artists and curators experiment and work through their ideas. The Gallery’s programming aims to emphasize the importance of process to contemporary artistic practice and to provide a forum for dialogue.
FREE and open to the public. Hours: Mondays–Thursdays: 10 am–8 pm; Fridays: 10 am–6 pm; Saturdays: 11am–5 pm; Sundays: Closed.
More information: thestamp.umd.edu/gallery
Sang-Mi Yoo, In Transition, 2016; Image courtesy of the artist.

Time

October 30 (Monday) - December 16 (Saturday)

Location

Stamp Gallery

1220B Adele H. Stamp Student Union, University of Maryland, College Park MD 20742

1nov - 13janAll DayPre-Versefeaturing June Culp, Joshua Bienko, and Delphine Hennelly in conversation with Grace Hartigan

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Pre-Verse St. Charles

Opening Nov. 4th 6-8pm
On view through from Nov.1-Jan. 13

St. Charles is pleased to present Pre-Verse featuring June Culp, Joshua Bienko, and Delphine Hennelly in conversation with Grace Hartigan. While curating a show of contemporary figurative painters, the historic and nostalgic relationship between painting and poetry became a guiding line of inquiry.

By first placing thoughts into painting and then retroactively seeking matching literary devices, this group is painting prior to words, previous to an identified source, or pre-verse. Pre-verse also puns on perverse as in showing a deliberate and obstinate desire to behave in a way that is unreasonable or unacceptable, often in spite of the consequences. This may mean acting before thinking or thinking through the act of painting allowing unknown outcomes. Arguably this action was also a driving force for the Ab Ex generation of painters Grace represents.

Each artist has been asked to present external forms of influence on their studio practice along with recent works to answer our line of inquiry. What relationships exist between painting and poetry in a contemporary figurative painting practice? If not poetry then what other secondary forms of influence can be identified? By comparing ekphrastic materials St. Charles hopes to show a need for multiple layers of processing, sharing and celebrating a painters’ spirit in the studio.

Throughout the run of this exhibition poets will be asked to visit and react to the paintings. If these paintings were made pre-verse then poems generated during the exhibition are post- painting.

St. Charles 2701 N. Charles St. Baltimore, www.stcharlesprojects.com

Time

November 1 (Wednesday) - January 13 (Saturday)

Location

St. Charles Projects

2701 N Charles Street, Baltimore MD

2nov - 22All DayDepart Africa

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Depart Africa, a multidis- ciplinary exhibition investigating hybrid cultural identity, opens at Baltimore School for the Arts on November 2. Presented by Maryland Institute College of Art’s MFA in Curatorial Practice program, the exhibition explores the effects of immersing one- self in a new culture and environment and encourages visitors to interact with participating artists. An opening reception will be held from 4:30pm – 7:00pm on November 2, and the show remains open until November 22.

The works on view explore the architecture of assimilations

that contemporary African artists build as they establish a new discourse upon moving to the U.S. It investigates the hybrid cultural identities of two artists:

Amare S. Worku, a lecturer at MICA and Montgomery College, and Gabriel C. Amadi-Emina, a Photographic & Electronic Media MFA candidate at MICA. Both artists work within a white ma- jority society and use cultural assimilation as a point of departure in their work.

Depart Africa will utilize painting, installation, video, and photography to articulate the experi- ence of assimilation and the creation of hybrid identities as mechanisms of adaption. Examples include Amare’s I Belong Here (2015) painting, that investigates how relocation can affect artis- tic practice in the formation of a new cultural identity that leads to the creation of a new self, and Gabriel’s Us too go Chop! (2016) photographic sequence, which touches on various interactions and encounters experienced by the artist, with both his new landscape and its citizens.

Additionally, the exhibition includes a free public seminar and an artist-led workshop with both artists on November 28 from 2:00pm — 5:00pm

About the Artists
Amare S. Worku (b.1979) is a Maryland-based multimedia artist and art educator. Soon after graduation in 2004 from Addis Ababa University School of Fine Arts and Design/ SFAD (Ethio- pia) with the highest honor, he began teaching painting and drawing and become full faculty at SFAD. Amare is one of the most influential of a new generation of artists in contemporary

Ethiopian art. In 2010, Amare was appointed Head of the Painting Department and Curator of SFAD’s Gallery. Amare is also co-founder of Point Fine Arts and Design Studio P.L.C. During this time, as general manager, he oversaw and worked on several high-profile designs and pub- lic art projects, including a large-scale mosaic on the main entrance of the National Museum of Ethiopia. In March 2012, he moved to Maryland to pursue his MFA in Studio Art from MICA and graduated in August 2015. His work has been exhibited in Ethiopia and around the world.

Gabriel C. Amadi-Emina is a Nigerian-born artist who migrated to the United States in August 2009. Since his transcontinental move, Gabriel has encountered, tackled, and navigated a vari- ety of cultural related happenings which have influenced his personal and theoretical perspec- tive on blackness and black identity. Both during and after receiving his Bachelors of Fine Arts with a focus on Traditional 35mm Photography and Graphic art in Armstrong State University, he has continued to develop a unique visual language, while pondering core ideas revolving around the main topic of his work, which is black identity. Gabriel has been featured in various publications and has exhibited in various shows. Gabriel currently resides in Baltimore, where he is obtaining an MFA from MICA, through which he aims to delve deeper into how the hybrid experience of being simultaneously African and African American can create new approaches towards the black experience.

About the Curator
Fitsum Shebeshe is a painter and curator from Ethiopia. He is the first recipient of George Cis- cle Curatorial Scholarship. Prior to MICA, Fitsum worked as an assistant curator at the National Museum of Ethiopia as well as taught undergraduate Drawing and Painting courses at the Fine Art School of Addis Ababa University. As part of a new generation of African curators, he hopes to bring the ambitious art scene of his region to the international stage. In 2012 Fitsum co- founded the 1957Initiative, a series of annual art events in celebration of the liberation of African countries from colonialism. His recent curatorial experience includes the 1957 Art Show, which took place at the National Museum of Ethiopia on the occasion of the 50th Golden Jubilee An- niversary of the African Union, and the NIGS painting exhibition by Mezgebu Tessema, one of the most prominent realist painters in Ethiopia. Shebeshe was also part of the curatorial team for the Addis Art fair that was held in 2014 at the Millennium Hall in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He has participated in several international curatorial intensives and residencies, including the In- dependent Curators International Curatorial Workshop, the CCA/Lagos Asiko International Art School Curatorial Residency Program in Maputo, Mozambique and 89plus research project.

About Baltimore School for the Arts

Baltimore School for the Arts seeks to prepare the next generation of the creative workforce by providing inspiring arts and academic training to high school students as well as opportunities in the arts to younger children and the greater community.

About MICA’s Curatorial Practice program

The first MFA of its kind in the country, MICA’s MFA in Curatorial Practice prepares students to expand the role of curators in connecting art, artists, and communities–engaging audiences more effectively by developing relevant, timely, and accessible exhibitions in both traditional and non-traditional venues.

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Image: Gabriel C. Amadi-Emina, 2016, Us too go Chop! from the photographic sequence, Awọn itan pupa | Awọn okun dudu (Red Stories | Black Bodies). 60 x 40 inches.

Time

november 2 (Thursday) - 22 (Wednesday)

Location

Baltimore School for the Arts

712 Cathedral St Baltimore, MD 21201

2nov - 3decAll DayMaxine Taylor | More than Square

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Maxine Taylor
More than Square
November 2 – December 3, 2017
Opening Reception
Thursday, November 2, 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Closing Reception
Sunday, December 3, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Gallery Hours: ThursdaySaturday 12:30 – 6:30 pm
Sunday 1:00 – 6:00 pm
Contact:
Sherdian Costa, Gallerist | [email protected]
Maxine Taylor | 410-804-7459

Time

November 2 (Thursday) - December 3 (Sunday)

Location

The Alchemy of Art

1637 Eastern Ave, Baltimore MD 21231

4nov - 6janAll DayAffordable Art Holiday Show

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November 4th – January 6th

Holiday Party Saturday, December 2nd, 5-8pm
Featuring new work by:

Loring Boglioli, Denis Bourke, Ram Brisueño, Schroeder Cherry,
Emily Gaines Demsky, Minás Konsolas, Mattye Hamilton, Diana Marta, Paul Mintz, Pam Phillips, Judy Schonebaum, Stuart Stein and others

Time

November 4 (Saturday) - January 6 (Saturday)

Location

Fleckenstein Gallery

3316 Keswick Road, Baltimore MD 21211

4nov - 23decAll Day‘Super Hot Female’, Paintings by Corynne Ostermann

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Join us on November 4th, 7-10 PM for the opening reception of ‘SUPER HOT FEMALE’ a solo exhibition featuring paintings by Corynne Ostermann.

Exhibition runs: November 4th – December 23rd, 2017

In this body of work, Corynne Ostermann examines the digitization and creation of pop cultural images of femininity. As an individual who also works within the music industry, she is interested in the intersection of reality, digital reality, and hyper produced imagery through mainstream pop outfits (major record companies, advertising agencies, specific designers, etc.), and how these pop channels and imagery create a communal dissertation of pop femininity to be consumed at rapid-fire online as well as replicated in the real world. By using decades-old images of pop stars, cheesecake pin-ups, dead princesses, or out-of-date imagery, the work in Super Hot Female invokes non-linear notions of time, nostalgia, and the future through compressed and collaged digitally-collected images.

Working with banal feminine symbols, words, and objects juxtaposed with moments of abstraction, recognizable images and objects, Ostermann creates grids, windows, and overlapping image structures that create a screen through which the picture is perceived. These filters are intentionally defunct, employing layers of transparency and overlap to suggest destabilized meaning and subjective response. The intersection of symbols and recognizable objects and moments of abstraction propose notions of fantasy, decoration, femininity, and the digital realm, as well as root the symbols in a nonexistent material and bodily plane.

Artist Bio

Corynne Ostermann is an artist/musician and performer based in Baltimore, MD. She produces paintings, collages, drawings, films, and the occasional three-dimensional object. She also creates and performs music with her band, Natural Velvet, as the front woman vocalist and bassist, where she is known for her unique voice and aggressive bass playing.

Ostermann was born in the western suburbs of Chicago and attended Interlochen Center for the Arts in Interlochen, MI as a high school student. Ostermann graduated Summa Cum Laude from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2013 with a degree in painting and gender studies. Her band, Natural Velvet, has released four records including this year’s full-length Mirror To Make You, out on Friends Records. They have toured the US extensively, and have been featured in such publications as Elmore Magazine, Bitch Media, and Impose Magazine.

Exhibition runs: November 4th – December 23rd, 2017
Gallery Hours: Saturday’s, 1-5pm (except opening day)

www.corynneostermann.com

Time

November 4 (Saturday) - December 23 (Saturday)

Location

Terrault

218 West Saratoga Street 3rd Floor, Baltimore Maryland 21201

4nov - 26All DayWhat May Be

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Tectonic Space is excited to announce their October art show, What May Be. The show, exploring futuristic visions, opens Saturday November 4 from 7pm-10pm. What May Be is a showcase of art surrounding the topic of future worlds, and how our current actions will impact the future environmentally, socially, and politically. This event is free and open to the public. A full list of artists will be announced on October 20.

 

Tectonic Space is an art gallery in Baltimore, MD primarily focused on illustration, graphic style artwork, comic book art, and sci-fi/fantasy artwork. They hold monthly rotating art shows as well as regular events. For more information, visit www.tectonicspace.com.


What May Be will be on display from November 4- November 26 2017. Tectonic Space is open to the public ThursdaySaturday 11-6pm and Sunday 11-4pm. For updates on the event and to RSVP, visit www.facebook.com/events/350671345346497.

Time

november 4 (Saturday) - 26 (Sunday)

Location

Tectonic Space

2000 Greenmount Ave, Baltimore MD 21218

9nov - 23decAll DayTara Sellios | Sinuous

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On view   November 9 – December 23, 2017
Opening reception   Thursday, November 9, 6-8pm
C. Grimaldis Projects is pleased to present Sinuous, a solo presentation by Boston-based artist Tara Sellios. New photographs from the artist’s Testimony series accompany watercolor and ink drawings from yearlong project The Seven Woes: in total, twelve tableaux of organic relics in which life and death inhabit the same moment.
These two series primarily feature snake skeletons ringed by winged insects in flight. The exhibition’s title derives its origin from the Latin word sinus, meaning “a bend” having many lithe and supple turns. Sinuous describes a kind of cold-blooded undulation; an inhuman bending of the spine.
Presented like curios, six feverish sketches live under glass. Sellios’ drawings insinuate a writhing movement, acting as visualizations of the arrested motion in her photography. Somewhere between hallucinogenic field drawings or diaristic records of a vision, these highly personal objects are referents for scenes staged in the artist’s studio. Snake bones are broken, weathered in dirt and reassembled into elaborate curves. Brittle insects are rehydrated in water, their wings spread to dry. Sellios arranges these memento mori according to a personal logic: a desire to harness the literal matter of morbidity.
The rich chromogenic prints that document these still-life dioramas echo the light and shadow of 17th century Vanitas paintings, in which glorious half-decaying objects were depicted as reminders of the brevity of life and the inevitability of death. This Dutch tradition takes its name from the Latin noun meaning emptiness: a nod to early Christianity’s belief in the futility of earthly goods. Testimony and The Seven Woes take their titles from Biblical cues which reference miracles and foretellings. Here, elements of the natural world appear to possess a supernatural force- at once defying death and acting as a reminder of it. Locusts recall Old Testament plagues; snakes are theological symbols of hubristic power; moths are a destructive species. Sellios seduces us, fixating our gaze on a cycle that transcends worldly pursuits even as it is grounded in the soil: that decay begets fertilization which begets life.
Tara Sellios (b. 1987, Boston) received her BFA in photography with a minor in art history from the Art Institute of Boston in 2010. Recent solo exhibitions include Testimony at Blue Sky Gallery, Portland and Luxuria at Gallery Kayafas, Boston. She is a Massachusetts Cultural Council fellowship recipient and was named an emerging photographer to watch by Art New England magazine. Tara is represented by Gallery Kayafas. This will be her first exhibition in Baltimore.
Curated by Al Miner, Director of Galleries and Associate Professor at Georgetown University.
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C. Grimaldis Projects is a new space on the ground floor of 523 N. Charles Street which seeks to showcase emerging contemporary art practices and experimental programming in dialogue with the 40-year exhibition history of C. Grimaldis Gallery. C. Grimaldis Projects is open Tuesdaythrough Saturday10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
“Seven Snakes (from the series Testimony)”, 2017
digital chromogenic print
60 x 43 inches

Time

November 9 (Thursday) - December 23 (Saturday)

Location

C. Grimaldis Projects

523 North Charles Street Baltimore MD 21201

9nov - 23decAll DayBen Marcin | StructuresOpening Reception

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On view November 9 – December 23, 2017
Opening reception Thursday, November 9, 6-8pm
C. Grimaldis Gallery is pleased to present Structures, an exhibition of new photography by Ben Marcin. This exhibition features work from the artist’s ongoing series of abstract grids that compartmentalize urban architecture into meditations on shape and form, pattern and geometry.
In the vein of the artist’s earlier photographic essays Last House Standing, The Campsand Out West, in which static snapshots of homesteads often stand as markers for larger forces at work in American culture, Structures evokes uncharacteristic emotional depth from the benign constructions which surround us. Expounding on Marcin’s characteristic documentary style in which multiple photographs work together to provide a composite narrative, these portraits hone in on an array of details, cataloguing the foundational matter of buildings into compositions that transcend the nature of their subjects.
Marcin foregrounds particular buildings that have shaped his experience as a photographer: auditoriums, parking lots, industrial parks, barely-lit stairwells in Ocean City condominiums. Five works are titled after museums; they are composed of close-up glimpses of ceilings, HVAC vents, corners and design features in institutions built to elevate art. Marcin turns the museum in on itself, creating art out of the buildings that surround it. These works archive feeling and order via area, place and color, bearing witness to the ways in which the structures we live among design our experiences of space and meaning.
Ben Marcin is a self-taught photographer who lives and works in Baltimore. He has exhibited nationwide in galleries and venues including the Baltimore Museum of Art, Delaware Art Museum, The Griffin Museum of Photography, The Center For Fine Art Photography (Ft. Collins, CO) and the Houston Center for Photography. Last House Standing and The Camps have received wide press both nationally and abroad (The Paris Review, iGnant, La Repubblica, Slate, Wired Magazine). Structures is the artist’s second solo exhibition at C. Grimaldis Gallery.
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Structures will be open to the public on Thursday, November 9, 2017 with a reception from 6 – 8 p.m. The exhibition will be on view through December 23, 2017. Hours for C. Grimaldis Gallery, which is free and open to the public, are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Time

November 9 (Thursday) - December 23 (Saturday)

Location

C. Grimaldis Gallery

523 North Charles Street Baltimore MD 21201

9nov - 10decAll DayInalienable Truths

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Gallery 102 is proud to present the exhibition Inalienable Truths. Today, human migration is defined by country, origin, and culture—the rules and roles of immigration regulating and politicizing the process. For this exhibition, a diverse group of artists share their personal history and experiences on immigration. Inalienable Truths delves into the plight of the immigrant in the USA, the terminology and legalities surrounding it, and the threat attached to the current national and global political crisis.

The group exhibition includes photography, painting, installation, video, spoken word, performance, and personal narratives. It explores the process and what it means to be, and to become, American. State sanctioned forms of identification, and the process of immigration can be an experience of terrorization and disenfranchisement for an individual navigating the system. Moving and settling in a new country—as a citizen, refugee, permanent resident, student, or worker, documented or undocumented—is a layered experience.

The curation seeks to explore the themes of borders, immigration, coexistence and social justice, by “welcoming the stranger” to be part of the individual experience of each artist, and opening up a space for dialogue. It also confronts the bureaucracy of immigration, and the life changing impacts this process has on immigrants.

PROGRAMS & EVENTS

Thursday, November 9, 5:00 – 7:00 pm: Join Gallery 102 for the opening reception of Inalienable Truths. The reception is free and open to the public. To RSVP, click here.

Monday, November 13, 6:00 – 8:00 pm: Gallery 102, RISERS DC and United We Dream panel discussion. The panel is free and open to the public. To RSVP, click here.

Thursday, November 16,  6:00 – 8:00 pm: Join Gallery 102 and performance artists Tsedaye Makonnen and Helina Metaferia for an evening of performance. The event is free and open to the public. More information to come.

Thursday, December 7, 6:00 – 8:00 pm: Join Gallery 102 for an evening of spoken word, discussion, and a closing reception for Inalienable Truths. The event is free and open to the public. To RSVP, click here.

ARTISTS

Yodith Dammlash is a photographer, archivist and editor based in the DC Metropolitan area. Her editorial work has appeared in Washingtonian Magazine, Electric Revival, LivingSocial, Gilt City and Prince George’s Suite Magazine. Her personal work has been featured in Format Magazine, The Week: Captured, Photo District News, OkayAfrica, Sally Hemings Dream zine, Nueva Luz Photographic Journal, Rooted In Magazine, East City Art, The Root, MSN, Huffington Post, Mfon: A Journal of Women Photographers of the African Diaspora (forthcoming) and SUNU Journal (forthcoming).  She most recently exhibited at Gallery 102 in Washington, DC in December 2016 and Addis Foto Fest 2016 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She received a BFA in Fine Art Photography from Corcoran College of Art and Design. Yodith’s photo-based work explores her own Ethiopian-American ancestry through the lenses of womanhood and collective memory. She specializes in portrait, documentary, editorial and archival photography.

Raúl Gonzalez was born in El Paso, Texas and grew up going back and forth between El Paso and Ciudad Juárez, México. Currently Lowriders in Space is nominated for a Texas BlueBonnet award 2016-2017. Raul is the recipient of the Borther Thomas Fellowship 2015. He is a contributor to SpongeBob Squarepants Comics. In 2011 Beautiful/Decay in collaboration with Canson awarded him a Wet Paint Grant.  In 2009 Gonzalez received an award from the Artadia Foundation for Art and Culture. He was voted Boston’s best visual artist for 2010 by readers of The Boston Phoenix. His work has been exhibited widely in the northeast including The Drawing Center in New York, the Aidekman Gallery at Tufts University in Medford, MA and The Mills Gallery at the Boston Center for the Arts in Boston, Ogunquit Museum of American Art as well as on the west coast at SCION Installation, San Francisco Art Institute and Self-Help Graphics in Los Angeles. In 2010 he worked on his first large scale mural sponsored by the Boston Arts Commission installed in the neighborhood of East Boston. Gonzalez is committed to introducing youth to the visual arts and has taught in the education departments of the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. In 2011 Gonzalez collaborated with over 125 kids from all over the city of Boston to create a work titled “and their Families” for the Linde Family Wing of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Gonzalez lives in Medford, MA, with Elaine Bay and their son Raúl the Fouth. He is represented by Carroll and Sons, Boston.

Crystal Latimer is an award-winning artist based out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Crystal’s academic studies have been based out of Western Pennsylvania, obtaining her BFA from Slippery Rock University in 2010, an MA from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) in 2013, and wrapping it up with her MFA from IUP in Spring 2016. Crystal’s recent publications include features in Art Maze Magazine, Ruminate Magazine, Fresh Paint Magazine, and a podcast interview through Dear Pittsburgh. Her work has been extensively exhibited in the regional area, including shows at the Pittsburgh International Airport, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Mine House Factory, Gallery 4, and 937 Gallery to name only a few. Her international experience includes a group show in Hong Kong, China, as well as an Artist Residency at the Joaquín Chaverri Fábrica de Carretas in Sarchí, Costa Rica, both in the year 2014. Crystal was selected for an Emerging Artist Award at Pittsburgh’s Three Rivers Arts Festival in 2016, where she was also presented with a Juror’s Choice Award. Her work is included in private collections in addition to the public collections of Indiana State University of Pennsylvania and PNC Bank. An upcoming, self-titled, exhibition at Penn State New Kensington is scheduled for October 2017.

Tsedaye Makonnen is an Ethiopian-American interdisciplinary artist, a mother and a former doula. Recurring themes present in her work are identity, colorism, womanhood, ritual and kinship. She’s particularly drawn to conveying the African Diaspora’s creative responses to assimilating, destroying and recreating the Self within new and/or hostile territories, whether that happens to be a new country or a hospital room. As of late, she has been connecting the forced migrations taking place in DC and abroad through performance art and installations. Tsedaye has performed in D.C. at the Corcoran Gallery, Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian National Museum of African Art. She’s a part of NY’s performance art scene and has shown at Five Myles Gallery, El Museo del Barrio, Grace Exhibition Space, Panoply Performance Lab, ABCNoRio, and more. She has an upcoming performance at Pratt Film Institute, a part of Myrtle Avenue’s Black Art Story. She is also involved in a touring performance art collective titled BlackGirlLit. A screening of#BlackGirlLit: Between Literature, Performance & Memory will take place at MoCADA during 3DotZine’s fest. She currently has two collaborative video performances up at MOAD in San Francisco a part of Helina Metafaria’s solo exhibition Home//Free. And another video performance installation at Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery titled Holy Water: Bleach Bloodbath series, a part of the Us Vs. Them group exhibition.

Helina Metaferia is an interdisciplinary artist, working in the areas of performance, video, installation, photography, sculpture, and mark-making. Her work investigates the role of the body as both subject and object in art, and transnational identity, diaspora, and gender in the context of her Ethiopian-American heritage. She has exhibited in solo and group shows at venues such as the Museum of African Diaspora (San Francisco), Museum of Fine Arts (Boston, MA), Museum of Modern Art (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia), Galeria Labirynt (Lublin, Poland), Grace Exhibition Space (Brooklyn, NY), Hamiltonian Gallery (Washington, DC), and Defibrillator Gallery (Chicago, IL). Her artist residencies include Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Ox-Bow, Yaddo, and a full fellowship to the Vermont Studio Center. Helina completed her Masters of Fine Arts at Tufts University’s School of the Museum of Fine Arts in 2015, where she was selected as the Graduate Student Commencement Speaker and named one of the “top MFA students to watch” by the Boston Globe. She was a 2015-2017 AICAD Teaching Fellow at San Francisco Art Institute in the Graduate and New Genre departments, and is currently a Hamiltonian Fellow at Hamiltonian Gallery in Washington, DC.

Star Montana is a photo-based artist who lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. She was born and raised in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of East Los Angeles, which is predominantly Mexican American and serves as the backdrop to much of her work. Star’s imagery deals with class, social environment, and identity within the personal, her family. Three dots and Tear drops: a long term project with her family that has dealt with fragmented histories, loss, and the hope of the next generation was recently on view at the Vincent Price Art Museum and the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center. More recently, she has begun to work on her themes within a larger scope of Los Angeles residents via portraiture and video. Montana received her BFA from the School of Visual Arts in 2013.

Nicolas F. Shi, a long-time Washington, DC resident, was born in El Salvador from Chinese parents. In 1980, he left his war-torn country and came to the United States to attend college, receiving a Masters degree in Architectural Engineering from Oklahoma State University in 1986. He practiced Architecture and Engineering for more than ten years before dedicating himself to painting. His work is influenced by his Latin American upbringing, his Chinese heritage, and his formal education in the United States. He mixes the bright colors of Central America with the harmony and simplicity of traditional Chinese painting and the boldness found in contemporary American art.

Agathe Snow lives and works in Long Island, NY. She has shown nationally at the New Museum, New York, NY; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY. Snow has also achieved international recognition, exhibiting at several prestigious institutions, such as Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, Germany; Jeu de Paume, Paris, France; Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France; and Saatchi Gallery, London, UK. Snow’s work is included in the permanent collection of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY; the Charles Saatchi Collection, London, UK; the Zabludowitz Collection; and in the Dikeou Collection, Denver, CO.

Helen Zughaib was born in Beirut, Lebanon, living mostly in the Middle East and Europe before coming to the United States to study art at Syracuse University, earning her BFA from the College of Visual and Performing Arts. Helen currently lives in Washington, DC, and works fulltime as an artist. She paints primarily in gouache and ink on board and canvas. More recently, she has worked with wood, shoes and cloth and mixed media installations. Her work has been widely exhibited in galleries and museums in the United States, Europe and Lebanon. Her paintings are included in many private and public collections, including the White House, World Bank, Library of Congress, US Consulate General, Vancouver, Canada, American Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, the Arab American National Museum in, Michigan, and the DC Art Bank collection. She recently was awarded a grant from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and currently included in the new Washingtonia Collection, in Washington, DC. Helen was also invited as artist in residence at George Mason University, Virginia, and Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC. Her paintings have been included in several Art in Embassy exhibitions abroad, including Brunei, Nicaragua, Mauritius, Iraq, Belgium and Lebanon. In 2008, Helen was invited as US Cultural Envoy through the US Department of State, to Palestine, where she led a month- long workshop with Palestinian women artists from the West Bank. This exhibit titled “Women’s Art, Women’s Vision,” presented an opportunity for both American and Palestinian women to share their stories and culture celebrating International Women’s History Month. In 2009, she was invited to Switzerland and France, under the US Department of State’s Speaker and Specialist Program, sharing her work with universities and schools. In October 2016, she traveled to Saudi Arabia as US Cultural Envoy, speaking to young Saudi women artists and exhibiting her work at the Quincy House in Riyadh. Her paintings have been gifted to heads of state by President Obama and former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton.

Gallery 102
Gallery 102 and the Student Exhibitions Committee (SEC) is committed to the exhibiting of contemporary art, including work from GW & Corcoran students, DC-area artists, and nationally recognized artists of all medium. The SEC consists of GW & Corcoran students — undergraduate and graduate, majors and non-majors, artists and art historians — who both develop innovative, original, and thought-provoking exhibitions throughout GW’s campus and invite a select group of guest curators to present exhibitions each semester. The gallery provides practical curatorial experience to the student body. Students have the opportunity to exhibit work, curate shows, and install exhibitions.

Smith Hall of Art
The Corcoran School of the Arts & Design
801 22nd St NW
Washington DC 20052202.994.6085
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Hours: Mon-Fri 9-5Gallery 102 Online
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Time

November 9 (Thursday) - December 10 (Sunday)

Location

Gallery 102

801 22nd St NW, Washington DC 20052

10nov - 5janAll DayEl Tendedero/The Clothesline Project, DC

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The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) presents El Tendedero/The Clothesline Project, D.C., an exhibition by Mexico City-based artist Mónica Mayer, on view November 10, 2017–January 5, 2018. Since 1978, Mayer has been implementing El Tendedero/The Clothesline Project in various museums and communities throughout Mexico, South America and the United States, asking women from different economic classes, ages and professions to respond to the statement, “As a woman, what I dislike most about my city is…” Participants write their responses on small pink ballots, which are then hung on a clothesline. The site-specific installation documents the project’s results by using content created through community outreach, inviting visitors to add their voices and experiences to the tendedero, or clothesline.

Mayer transforms the clothesline, a traditionally feminine object, into a tool designed to engage the community and facilitate a dialogue around women’s experience with violence—including topics such as sexual harassment, domestic violence and trafficking. This fall, working with artists, activists and organizations in the Washington, D.C.,area, Mayer facilitated workshops for the D.C. iteration of El Tendedero. As the project is city-specific, hearing the direct experiences of local women was a critical piece of framing for the exhibition and its content.

“I am pleased that Mónica’s next installation of El Tendedero will be associated with NMWA’s acclaimed Women, Arts and Social Change public programs initiative—highlighting women and the arts as catalysts for social change,” said Director of Public Programs Melani N. Douglass. “We have partnered with several D.C.-area organizations and assisted in the creation of conversations between local artists and advocates to inspire community-based advocacy directed at reducing violence against women.”

Mayer offered workshops to D.C.-area artists, activists and advocates working on issues of violence against women in September. NMWA sponsored a workshop with more than 20 participants at the House of Ruth, which is an organization that helps women, children and families in greatest need and with very limited resources build safe, stable lives and achieve their highest potential. NMWA also hosted La Clinica del Pueblo, an organization which seeks to build a healthy Latino community through culturally appropriate health services, for a bilingual workshop with Mayer. Both groups helped to create the framing questions for the exhibition and other materials which will be included in the presentation of El Tendedero at NMWA. The exhibition is bilingual, offering all text in both Spanish and English.

In addition, artists and activists from D.C. and Baltimore participated in a working session with Mayer to discuss the project and the parallels to their own work. They also explored how they could implement the El Tendedero model in their respective communities.

Mayer’s work with NMWA culminates in November with the opening of the D.C. tendedero, as well as a Women, Arts, and Social Change Fresh Talk Forum, featuring Mayer in conversation with the local project participants. This inaugural Fresh Talk Forum: Mónica Mayer—El Tendedero/The Clothesline Project focuses on the ways art can create awareness and inspire community-based advocacy directed at reducing violence against women. $25 general; $20 members, seniors, students. Price includes museum admission and reception. Reservations required. Reserve online.

The Women, Arts and Social Change public programs initiative is made possible through leadership gifts from Denise Littlefield Sobel, the MLDauray Arts Initiative, The Reva and David Logan Foundation, and the Swartz Foundation. Additional support is provided by Deborah G. Carstens, the Ray and Dagmar Dolby Family Fund, and the Bernstein Family Foundation.

Women, Arts and Social Change
Women, Arts, and Social Change (WASC) is an acclaimed public programs initiative highlighting the power of women and the arts as catalysts for change. These programs convene women from a range of disciplines whose socially conscious ideas are reshaping lives and economies, engaging communities, and empowering women. Fresh Talk, the initiative’s signature program series, assembles prominent women in the arts for creative conversations. Fresh Talk champions women through the arts and advocates for social change. WASC also features Cultural Capital program partnerships, which build community connections with area organizations to increase the museum’s visibility and reach new audiences. #FreshTalk4Change

National Museum of Women in the Arts
The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) is the only major museum in the world solely dedicated to championing women through the arts. With its collections, exhibitions, programs and online content, the museum seeks to inspire dynamic exchanges about art and ideas. NMWA advocates for better representation of women artists and serves as a vital center for thought leadership, community engagement and social change. NMWA addresses the gender imbalance in the presentation of art by bringing to light important women artists of the past while promoting great women artists working today. The collections highlight painting, sculpture, photography and video by artists including Louise Bourgeois, Mary Cassatt, Frida Kahlo, Shirin Neshat, Faith Ringgold, Pipilotti Rist and Élisabeth Louise Vigée-LeBrun.

NMWA is located at 1250 New York Avenue, NW, in Washington, D.C. It is open Mon.–Sat., 10 a.m.–5 p.m., and Sun., noon–5 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for visitors 65 and over and students, and free for NMWA members and youth 18 and under. Admission is free the first Sunday of each month. For information, call 202-783-5000, visit nmwa.org, Broad Strokes Blog, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

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El Tendedero project photo by Yuruen Lerma

Time

November 10 (Friday) - January 5 (Friday)

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National Museum of Women in the Arts

1250 New York Avenue, NW Washington DC 20005

10nov - 6janAll DaySlow Form // Decompositions // Lost Earring

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School 33 Art Center Presents Three New Exhibitions
On View Friday, November 10, 2017 – Saturday, January 6, 2018

Opening Reception: Friday, November 10, 6-9pm

School 33 Art Center Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, 11am-4pm

Location: 1427 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21230

 

Slow Form (Main Gallery)

School 33 Art Center’s 2017 Juried Exhibition #2

A group exhibition featuring Mary Baum, Mollye Bendell, Kei Ito, Elizabeth Mead, Lake Newton, Nick Primo, Margaret Rorison, Matthew Sepielli, and Doohyun Yoon.
Curated by Natalie Campbell.

 (Image credit: Mary Baum – Point of Entry II)

 

This is an exhibition of photographs, sculpture, painting, film, and video works that embody a sense of transition between two seemingly contradictory states. As we attend to these objects, matter dissolves. Focus shifts. Everyday experience is flattened, pressed, reconfigured. Simple reflections take on a kind of substance and weight. Sound is traced in ripples of sand. While individually distinct in their approach, the works of Slow Form share an ability to communicate a sense of the physical world in a state of flux. As such, they act as portals between lived experience and other forms of sense and understanding.

 

Decompositions (Members Gallery)

A Solo Exhibition of works by Chris Zickefoose
(Image credit: Chris Zickefoose – Acceptance and Decline)

 

Decompositions explores structure, renovation, and the physical traces of time. Referencing the sensitivities of minimalism and Wabi-Sabi, Zickefoose utilizes negative space to contemplate the inherent virtues and in common construction materials both new and reclaimed. The work facilitates an exercise in objective observation, focusing on seeing versus looking.

 

 Lost Earring (Project Space)

An Installation by Elliot Doughtie


(Image credit: Elliot Doughtie – installation detail from Lost Earring)

 

In his multi-media installation, Lost Earring, Elliot Doughtie ponders how our cultural touchstones shift over time while considering the evolution of his own queer sexuality and transgender body. Found materials and cast plaster sculptures of familiar plumbing implements surround a projection of an isolated clip from the 1996 movie Bound by the filmmaking duo the Wachowski siblings — pruriently discovered by Doughtie as a teenager in search of his own identity. As two disembodied hands endlessly tighten and untighten the hidden plumbing of a bathroom sink, this charged and repeated gesture explores a non-heteronormative narrative of function and aspiration. Through the use of light, objects, and moving imagery, Lost Earring reimagines the commonplace setting of a bathroom in a queer and trans context — where bodies and minds are often flooded with emotions from terror to desire.

 

 

For more information on exhibits at School 33 Art Center, call 443-263-4350, visit www.school33.orgor follow School 33 on Facebook.

School 33 Art Center is dedicated to providing opportunities for visual and performing artists through solo and group exhibitions, art classes, hands-on workshops, a Studio Artist Program and special events. A program of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, School 33 Art Center is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council and through private contributions.  School 33 Art Center is the proud recipient of a grant from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, which supports fearless and innovative collaborations in the spirit of Robert Rauschenberg.

The Baltimore Office of Promotion &The Arts is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization which serves as Baltimore City’s arts council, film office, and events agency. By producing large-scale events such as Light City, Artscape and the Baltimore Book Festival, and providing funding and support to artists, arts programs and organizations across the city, BOPA’s goal is to make Baltimore a more vibrant and creative city.

Time

November 10 (Friday) - January 6 (Saturday)

Location

School 33 Art Center

1427 Light Street, Baltimore MD 21230

11nov - 6janAll DayNot on View: Re/Activating the Archive and its A/Effects

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Images: Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Take it Like a Man, 2017; Zoe Leonard, I want a president, 2016; Noah Fischer, American Coins (Reagan), 2014; Miranda July, A Poster to be Ripped, 2017.

Not on View: Re/Activating the Archive and its A/Effects Co-Curator Dylan Otterbein – Curatorial Research and Programing November 11, 2017 through January 6, 2018
Opening reception: November 11, 2017 from 7-10 PM

(Baltimore, MD) Not on View: Re/Activating the Archive and its A/Effects is a group exhibition featuring nine artists, as well as selected texts and ephemera from the newly established Guest Spot Research Library & Archive, in an exploration of the critical, social, and artistic implications of re-activating the archive as intervention. This is Dylan Otterbein’s debut curatorial exhibition with Guest Spot @ The Reinstitute. Not on View runs from November 11th, 2017 to January 6th, 2018.

When the excluded are made visible, when they demand visibility, it is always ultimately a matter of politics and a rethinking of history. This is often the case with artists collectives…The archive is consuming its host, brandishing all the malicious resentment of the profaned, the philistine, the exile…A materialising dark matter now confronts this so-called future as a grinning archive and antagonistic corpse…[Dark matter] directs our attention towards an ellipsis within the historical record where none is supposed to exist…The archive has split open. –Gregory Sholette

Not on View re-positions the archive—much like the self-organized practice itself—as a site for counter-narratives of resistance and solidarity. In offering a collection of a/effects and artifacts typically excluded from the institutional archive, Not on View asks its audience to question who decides what is worth keeping and what histories are worth preserving, and to critically consider how we engage with both the archive and its objects as a site of knowledge, truth, power, and protest.

Not on View features the work of Conrad Bakker, Eric Doeringer, Marc Fischer, Noah Fischer, Kimi Hanauer/Press Press, Kang Seung Lee, Antoine Lefebvre, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, and Paul Soulellis, with selected ephemera, texts, and archival materials from John Cage, Juan Caloca, Sylvia Federici, Coco Fusco, the Guerrilla Girls, Martin Herbert, David Horvitz, the Journal of Aesthetics & Protest, Miranda July, Sister Corita Kent, Zoe Leonard, Mess Hall, Occupy Museums, John O’Connor, The Reinstitute Press, Gregory Sholette, W.A.G.E. (Working Artists and the Greater Economy), Kara Walker, and Caroline Woolard.

Not on View draws upon the Guest Spot Research Library & Archive at large, the completion of which was made possible through generous contributions from our Supporters.

Time

November 11 (Saturday) - January 6 (Saturday)

Location

Guest Spot @ The Reinstitute

1715 North Calvert Street, Baltimore MD 21202

11nov - 3decAll DayLayers //// Its Not Complicated (But It Is)

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Current Space is proud to present Layers, an exhibition featuring latest works by Elena Johnston and Monique Crabb; and Its Not Complicated (But It Is), a solo exhibition by Sara Havekotte.

Opening Reception : November 11, 7 – 10pm
Exhibition Duration : November 11 – December 3
Gallery Hours : Sat & Sun, 12 – 4pm

LAYERS

LAYERS is an interwoven collection of paintings and quilts by Baltimore-based artists Elena Johnston and Monique Crabb. In the past several years, Johnston and Crabb have shifted their personal art practices to incorporate new mediums and materials while relying heavily on experimentation as a driving force. The result is a new collection of work that celebrates color and shape in all of their forms.

Elena Johnston is an artist who lives and works in Baltimore, MD. She makes paintings and teaches art to elementary and middle school students in Baltimore city.

Color is my favorite aspect of painting. Recently I have poured large canvases of pastel color combinations to make paintings not unlike color field paintings, for the purpose of color studies and explorations. I became drawn to the color combinations of Double Wedding Ring Quilts made in the 1930s-40s published by the Museum of American Folk Art. For this project I chose to recreate a select few favorites as an experiment to balance the structure and control innate in the quilts mixed with my more naturally experimental approach of pouring latex paint in order to incorporate the element of chance.

Monique Crabb is an artist whose background was mainly in photography before exploring the world of quilting and natural dyeing. This new approach has opened up a playful and experimental world of colors from plants, wood, food scraps and minerals. The designs are either intuitively pieced or inspired by traditional quilt patterns that span many years and cultures, re-imagined with a contemporary eye.

My drive is process, and my goal is to repurpose discarded fabric and give it new life. The development of a quilt requires the interweaving of many steps and the process encourages me to be patient and compartmentalize my time, thoughts, and actions. I rummage thrift stores looking for well-made natural textiles of varying weaves and textures and I forage for natural dyes in and around my home. I prepare the fibers and natural dyes and introduce them to one another. With my fresh naturally-toned fabric I begin designing a layout, and much like a painter preparing her paints, I, too, carefully select my colored fabric, cut pieces, and slowly start building shapes until one day the flow of lines and color are complete and onto the next steps of machine piecing, hand quilting and hand binding for a complete piece that can live on both a wall like a painting or provide warmth as a bed covering.

ITS NOT COMPLICATED (BUT IT IS)

It’s Not Complicated (But It Is) showcases a world where the trials of growing up in the Internet age are merged with art history. Sara’s work encompasses two larger topics, modern day social culture and the history of women’s representation in art. The subjects in Sara’s paintings take cue’s from her daily routines, her body, and her daily interactions. In her works, Sara asks the questions “how do we create a community in today’s world while maintaining personal freedom, and can we achieve both painlessly. “ In works such as Don’t, Go, Don’t Go, I Don’t Know, we see the back and forth between deciding what to do with an unpredictable lover and realizing you carry the same unpredictability in yourself.

Sara employs a vocabulary that pulls from collage, fiber and abstract painting. Fiber Arts as well as Collage have historically been under-valued as women’s work, or simply craft for the purpose of utility, in examples like dress making, or scrapbooking. Here we see these often dismissed art forms brought along side one of the most prominent and male dominated genres of painting in the US, the Abstract Expressionist Movement.

Sara Havekotte is an artist working and living in Baltimore Maryland. She is a graduate from the Maryland Institute College of Art with a BFA in Painting and a minor in Art History. Sara was raised in Pittsburgh PA and moved to Baltimore in 2009. She maintains her studio practice at Current Space in downtown Baltimore.

Time

November 11 (Saturday) - December 3 (Sunday)

Location

Current Space

421 North Howard Street, Baltimore MD 21201

11nov - 6janAll Day“Art of Jazz,” a solo exhibition of paintings by Tommy Roberts

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The Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower presents “Art of Jazz,” a solo exhibition of paintings by Tommy Roberts. The exhibit is on view Saturdays from November 11, 2017 through January 6, 2018 from 11am to 4pm. A free opening reception takes place Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 4:30 to 6:30pm where guests have the opportunity to view the exhibition, meet the artist and enjoy light refreshments. The reception also features a vocal performance by Elaine Foster, a guitar and harmonica performance by Bruce Hartley and music by Shades of Blue. The Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower is managed by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts and is located at 21 S. Eutaw Street, Baltimore, MD 21201.

In “Art of Jazz,” Tommy Roberts displays a collection of his favorite jazz performers captured on canvas, inspired by the many people he has met or read about.  A Baltimore-based artist, Roberts strives to convey the impressions of experiences he has gained through his life. In his portraits of people and animals, Roberts has an uncanny ability to capture the subject’s emotions, character and spirit. His interpretations of landscape paintings reflect the atmosphere, beauty and essence of the scene.  A graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art, Tommy maintains a distinct enthusiasm for life in his work. According to the artist, “creating art is a spiritual high that fills my soul with joy.”

Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower is open every Saturday from 11am to 4pm.  Guests have an opportunity to view artwork throughout the building, including 15 floors of working artist studios and special exhibits.  Visitors can also learn more about the historical building and participate in a tour of the clock room ($8).

The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization which serves as Baltimore City’s arts council, events agency and film office. By producing large-scale events such as Light City, Artscape and the Baltimore Book Festival, and providing funding and support to artists, arts programs and organizations across the city, BOPA’s goal is to make Baltimore a more vibrant and creative city.

For more information on “Art of Jazz” or the Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower, call 443-874-3596 or visit www.bromoseltzertower.com.

Time

November 11 (Saturday) - January 6 (Saturday)

Location

Bromo Arts Tower

21 South Eutaw Street, Baltimore MD 21201

12nov - 4janAll DayKatie Pumphrey: Rearranging Rooms

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November 12 (Sunday) - January 4 (Thursday)

Location

Project 1628

1628 Bolton Street, Baltimore MD

15nov - 7janAll DayRachel Schmidt – Shadow BuildersOpening Reception + Artist Talk

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November 15, 2017 – January 7, 2018

Kaplan Gallery

Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Friday, December 1, 7 – 9 PM

 

Rachel Schmidt is interested in futuristic visions of a world without a natural ecosystem, where a synthetic biology governs how people relate and coexist. What role will myth play in this future world, and how will the action of myth building take form and evolve? How will a vanishing ecosystem manifest itself in the awareness and scarcity of our material world? In early 2017, Schmidt was a resident artist at the Taipei Artist Village, where she began to create a new body of work focusing on “tension” spaces. In these spaces, she saw a silent war in action, the battle between the lives of man, and the lives of everything else. In Shadow Builders, she uses light to create phantoms of tomorrow, future ghosts that are foreshadowed in our everyday actions and behaviors.

Special thanks to Drew Doucette who was a creative sounding board for the artist and authored the audio-scape for the installations.

Shadow Builders is supported in part by funding from the Montgomery County government and the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County.

 

About the Artist: Rachel Schmidt is an installation artist based in Silver Spring, Maryland. She uses time-based media and installation to explore urbanization and its impact on ecosystems, future landscapes, and the roll that myth plays in our understanding of the environment. Schmidt was an artist in residence at the Arlington Arts Center from 2011 to 2016 until she moved into a home studio in Silver Spring in early 2016. From 2012 to 2016, Schmidt worked as an Exhibition Coordinator at the Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum and in August of 2016, she left the museum to become an independent museum professional. Schmidt works installing and coordinating exhibitions with local arts organizations, non-profits, and museums throughout Washington D.C.

http://www.rachel-schmidt.com

 

Shadow Builders is supported in part by funding from the Montgomery County government and the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County.

Time

November 15 (Wednesday) - January 7 (Sunday)

Location

VisArts

155 Gibbs Street, Rockville MD 20850

16nov - 31decAll DayCensored

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CENSORED is an exhibition that gives the public an opportunity to view painting, sculpture, prints and photography that have created a heightened sense of tension and challenge to the moral conscience of those individuals and groups who are at odds with the political, social, racial, historical, gender imagery commissioned or inspired by artists in the City of Baltimore. The intensity of the conversations and dialogues often become a contest that forces the art to be removed from the public arena. The Motor House will encourage and engage the artists and the community to have open exchanges to explore the nature, intent, and future of artistic expression that is loaded with tension and conflict. The works of Paul Rucker, Stephen Towns, Lynn Harper, the Confederate and Christoper Columbus monuments will be included in this exhibition. The Motor House Gallery is open to the public.

Time

November 16 (Thursday) - December 31 (Sunday)

Location

Motor House

120 West North Avenue, Baltimore MD 21201

16nov - 17decAll DayH.T. Darling’s Incredible Musaeum

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Baltimore’s renowned immersive theater company Submersive Productions announces the relaunch of their sell-out spring show, H.T. Darling’s Incredible Musaeum Presents: The Treasures of New Galapagos, Astonishing Acquisitions from the Perisphere. Performances are Thursday through Sunday, Nov. 16 to Dec. 17 at the historic Peale Center at 225 Holliday St. in Baltimore.

 

H.T. Darling’s Incredible Musaeum and Submersive recently won three combined 2017 Best of Baltimore awards from Baltimore magazine and City Paper. Accolades include BEST ONE-OF-A-KIND THEATER COMPANY (Baltimore magazine),  BEST ACTOR (for the entire ensemble; City Paper), and BEST PROPOSAL TO MY MOM (City Paper).

 

The relaunch of the award-winning show features the same cast, but includes new story lines and new creatures . “So many audience members expressed their delight regarding the interactions they had with the puppet creatures in the show,” said puppeteer and Submersive Co-Artistic Director Ursula Marcum. “We wanted to expand the opportunities for engagement, so we’ve added two more puppeteers to bring new specimens to life.” The run will also include special events, such as a family day, cocktail party fundraiser and end-of-run auction of the art created for the show.

 

The fully immersive experience centers on explorer H.T. Darling and his team as they present a showcase of artifacts brought back from an expedition to the planet of New Galapagos. Audience members choose their own path through the evening’s events, and may take part in a champagne toast, tour a Grand Exhibition Hall, witness the unveiling of the planet’s newly discovered species and explore more than a dozen rooms  in the Peale Center in downtown Baltimore.

 

Created by a team of more than 20 Baltimore artists, the performance and installation activates all four floors of The Peale Center. (Not coincidentally, The Peale is the first building in the country built to be a museum.) Each  room has a unique purpose and  offers audience members the chance to uncover details of a many-faceted narrative.

Performances of H.T. Darling’s Incredible Musaeum will be at 8 p.m. ThursdayFriday, and at 7 p.m. SaturdaySunday. Tickets are $20-$55, and can be purchased at www.submersiveproductions.com.

 

ARTISTIC TEAM

Submersive Artistic Directors Ursula Marcum and Glenn Ricci are producers, with Ricci, Lisi Stoessel and Susan Stroupe directing.

The same cast is returning, and includes Francisco Benavides, David Brasington, Emily Hall, Martha Robichaud, Trustina Sabah, Lisi Stoessel, Sarah Olmsted Thomas and Alex Vernon. Original puppeteers Ursula Marcum and Jess Rassp will be joined by Jessie Delaplaine and Kim Le for the remount. Marie Claire Macadar and Kathy Vary will also join the cast as Museum Guards.

Artists creating the world of New Galapagos and the Musaeum include set and puppet fabricators Lisi Stoessel, Ursula Marcum, Jessie Delaplaine, Kim Le, Chris Reuther, Samantha Kuczynski, Alessandra Torres, Francisco Benavides, Jess Rassp, Alex Vernon, Brook Tobey, and Jack Higgins; visual artists Laure Drogoul, Jonathan Latiano, Robert Marbury, Lynne Parks, Chris Siron, and James Taylor; sound designer Glenn Ricci; lighting designer James Johnson; and costume designers Stephanie Parks and Ben Kress. The team also includes movement coach Dody DiSanto, and stage manager Brad Norris .

 

SPONSORSHIP

 

H.T. Darling’s Incredible Musaeum Presents: The Treasures of New Galapagos, Astonishing Acquisitions from the Perisphere is made possible with support from the Jim Henson Foundation, the PNC Foundation, Bazaar, James Taylor’s Shocked and Amazed!, the Peale Center, and Baltimore City Department of General Services.

 

ABOUT SUBMERSIVE PRODUCTIONS

 

Submersive Productions is a collaborative artworks company that combines artistic disciplines to create memorable and profound audience experiences. The company was formed in 2015 to produce the Spring and Fall editions of The Mesmeric Revelations! of Edgar Allan Poe at the Enoch Pratt House at the Maryland Historical Society. That production was the longest-running immersive theater experience in Baltimore history, and earned a Best of Baltimore award for “Best Theater Experience” from the Baltimore City Paper. Submersive seeks to create artworks that utilize unused, underused, or unusual spaces that reflect the architectural fabric of the city. For more information, visit www.submersiveproductions.com.

 

ABOUT THE PEALE CENTER

 

The Peale Center for Baltimore History and Architecture at 225 Holliday St. in Baltimore is a 501©3 tax-exempt, non-profit corporation. It began as Friends of the Peale in 2008 with the purpose of raising the funds to restore and reopen the historic Peale Museum building. In June 2012, the Friends of the Peale and the Baltimore History Center at the Peale, a Maryland non-profit corporation formed by Judge John Carroll Byrnes, joined forces as The Peale Center for Baltimore History and Architecture.The Peale Center for Baltimore History and Architecture will renovate and re-use the Peale Museum building for various programs and exhibits. For more information, visit www.thepealecenter.org.

Time

November 16 (Thursday) - December 17 (Sunday)

Location

The Peale Center

225 North Holliday Street, Baltimore MD 21202

18nov - 16decAll DayIT’S STILL ALL UP TO YOU

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Kyle Bauer | Rachel Guardiola | Magali Hébert-Huot |Paolo Morales | Nara Park | Kyle Tata | Rives Wiley

Hamiltonian Gallery is pleased to present It’s Still All Up To You, an exhibition curated by Eve Biddle and Will Hutnick comprised of the current Hamilton Fellow cohort, that explores the ways we try to communicate and connect by obscuring, revealing, and purposefully distorting information.

It’s Still All Up To You features 8 artists – the current Hamiltonian Fellow cohort – that address this theme in some capacity. What is revealed through a piece of art? How much of an artist can you actually see in their work? How much do they want you to see? In some cases there is a literal obstruction, covering up, distortion and manipulation of objects and materials into another form. And in others, there is an obtuse reveal: a teasing hint into what the artist is thinking, feeling, experiencing in their own life, giving us just enough to grab onto and apply to our own narratives. While many of the works in this exhibition are abstract, there is a palpable empathy in them, almost a call and response between the viewer and the piece. I’ll share this if you share that. Notions of time and space are con ated, thrown into a blender. We are presented with alternate realities lled with the self and a longing to connect: a deep connection towards disparate parts, to other individuals, to nature, to other cultures, with an acknowledgement of faults, an honesty viewed from a distance.

How does purposefully obscuring visual information inform how we take in other forms of information? News? Current events? Are we just being handed a quasi one-sided opinion with only our own personal context brought to the table? Throughout this exhibition there is a strong conception of self-awareness, where the artists are winking towards these ideas around obfuscation. The viewer is both IN on the joke, AND possibly part of the joke themselves.

Ultimately we all bring only ourselves and our personal vessels of knowledge to each piece – what they reveal, tell, teach, provoke will be different in all of us. The actions you take from being inspired, being informed by partial stories, being revealed to in uncertain terms … it’s still all up to you.

Time

November 18 (Saturday) - December 16 (Saturday)

Location

Hamilton Gallery

5502 Harford Road, Baltimore MD 21214

19nov - 24All DayPop-Up Balloon Installation by Special Visiting South Korean, Blind Artist HongSeok Goh, Master Balloon Artist

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Continental U.S. Debut
Thanksgiving Week 2017
Sunday, November 19 – Friday, November 24, 2017 Work in Progress
On View through December 2017
The American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM) is proud to host a special, one-time pop-up installation by blind, South Korean artist HongSeok Goh November 19 – December 2017. Goh began losing his eyesight at the young age of 19. But before going blind, he began twisting balloons. Largely self-taught, this master balloon artist has exhibited around the Asia Pacific region, bringing joy wherever his sculptures appear. Now, he visits AVAM the week of Thanksgiving 2017 under the generous auspices of the South Korean government. Inspired by the museum’s current mega exhibition, The Great Mystery Show, Goh will build a wholly original balloon sculpture at AVAM that will be on public view through December 2017 in the museum’s Dame Anita Roddick Tall Sculpture Barn. This will be Goh’s first installation in the continental US. He will be accompanied by a translator.
“Our AVAM focuses on self-taught, intuitive artists who work in unique mediums and make art that speaks directly to people’s hearts,” says Rebecca Alban Hoffberger, founder and director of the American Visionary Art Museum. “Goh’s work is a grand-scale visual feast to delight and surprise people of all ages. I can’t wait for him to meet our beloved friends and neighbors from the National Federation of The Blind, and of course, his presence enables us to sound an especially warm welcome to the area’s beautiful Korean American community.”
image: HongSeok Goh, blind master balloon artist, stands alongside one of his balloon sculptures.

Time

november 19 (Sunday) - 24 (Friday)

Location

American Visionary Art Museum

800 Key Highway, Baltimore MD 21230

19novAll DayCrossing Borders: Mexican Modernist PrintsExhibition Opening Day

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This is the BMA’s first exhibition to highlight the Museum’s rarely shown collection of prints and drawings by renowned Mexican artists of the 20th century.

Many of the 12 artists represented, such as Los Tres Grandes—Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco, and David Alfaro Siqueiros—are celebrated as the leading proponents of Mexican modernism. Through expressive figurative imagery, the works of these artists often underscored the political, social, and cultural shifts taking place in Mexico after the Mexican Revolution.

Approximately 30 prints, drawings, and photographs will be on view, including recent acquisitions such as Siqueiros’ lithographs Reclining Nude and Black Woman, as well as Elizabeth Catlett’s My right is a future of equality with other Americans from The Negro Woman series. Catlett created this major series of linoleum cuts in 1946–47 while working in Mexico City at the influential printmaking collective and community of artists known as the Taller de Gráfica Popular (or People’s Graphic Workshop).

This exhibition is curated by Senior Curator of Prints, Drawings & Photographs Rena Hoisington.

Time

All Day (Sunday)

Location

Baltimore Museum of Art

10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218-3898

19nov12:00 pmMalulee's Kitchen

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Noon.. p.m. Zine Fair
1-2 p.m. Cooking Demonstrations
2-4 p.m. Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Free
Named for chef and author Malulee Pinsuvana, this program explores the culture and traditions of Asia through the lens of food. Browse independent food publications by Asian-American artists and attend cooking demonstrations, then enjoy a screening of the documentary Off the Menu: Asian America and a panel discussion.

This event is supported by The Maryland Institute College of Art’s Y.L. Hoi Memorial Award.

Museum programs can be canceled, changed, or altered on occasion, due to inclement weather for example. Please review the cancellation policy for more information.

Time

(Sunday) 12:00 pm

Location

The Walters Art Museum

600 North Charles Street, Baltimore MD 21201

19nov3:00 pm- 4:30 pmMarching Dykes, Liberated Sluts, and Concerned Mothers

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From the Women in Black vigils and Dyke marches to the Million Mom March, women have seized a dynamic role in early twenty-first century protest. The varied demonstrations–whether about gender, sexuality, war, or other issues–share significant characteristics as space-claiming performances in and of themselves beyond their place in any broader movement.

Elizabeth Currans blends feminist, queer, and critical race theory with performance studies, political theory, and geography to explore the outcomes and cultural relevance of public protest. Drawing on observation, interviews, and archival and published sources, Currans shows why and how women utilize public protest as a method of participating in contemporary political and cultural dialogues. She also examines how groups treat public space as an important resource and explains the tactics different women protesters use to claim, transform, and hold it. The result is a passionate and pertinent argument that women-organized demonstrations can offer scholars a path to study the relationship of gender and public space in today’s political culture.

Time

(Sunday) 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Location

Red Emma's

30 West North Avenue, Baltimore MD 21201

19nov4:00 pmFor Black Girls Considering Womanism Because Feminism is Not Enuf

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Join us for this workshop on womanism lead by Bilphena Yahwon & Nnennaya Amuchie! Please email [email protected] to RSVP.

Time

(Sunday) 4:00 pm

Location

Press Press

425 North Eutaw Street, Baltimore MD 21201

19nov6:30 pm- 10:00 pmPizza Party Printing Presents: Popcorn with star Jill Schoelen!

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Movie screenings with Pizza Party Printing are back!

Pizza Party Printing is proud to present the ludicrously fun 1991 slasher POPCORN at the Parkway Theater with special guest, star of the film, Jill Schoelen in attendance!

Jill will be signing autographs before the film and doing a Q&A after the screening! Each ticket entitles you to (1) free autograph. Fee for additional autographs- 11×17 posters and 8×10 glossies will be available for purchase.

We’ll have a special screen printed poster available exclusively for the event and our brand new Popcorn shirt and pins, as well as a bunch of our other shirts, pins, and patches!

Doors open and autographs begin at 6:30. The movie starts at 7:30.

Tickets are $10 each; advance tickets available here: https://mdfilmfest.com/film/popcorn/

Film Synopsis: “What could be scarier than an all-night “Horrorthon”? A group of film students finds out when they stage just such an event at an abandoned movie palace. In addition to the three features MOSQUITO, THE ATTACK OF THE AMAZING ELECTRIFIED MAN and THE STENCH, they decide to screen a bizarre short called THE POSSESSOR, whose creator, Lanyard Gates, killed his family and set the theater on fire after its first showing. Maggie (Jill Schoelen, THE STEPFATHER) has been having frightening dreams that seem to be connected to THE POSSESSOR, and as the festival proceeds, the nightmare comes true for her and her friends as they are stalked and slain by a mysterious killer. Has Gates survived to continue THE POSSESSOR’s deadly legacy?

A loving homage to 50s/ 60s B-movies (the trio of flicks shown at the Horrorthon all have accompanying William Castle-style gimmicks), POPCORN is also an insanely fun horror/comedy in its own right.”

Time

(Sunday) 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Location

Parkway Theatre

3 West North Avenue, Baltimore MD 21201

20nov5:30 pm- 7:00 pmBMORE TMOR 2017

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Baltimore’s (3rd annual) Trans March of Resilience has always been about our ability to define ourselves & empower each other. Together we will take to the streets & lift our voices for what is sure to be an amazing night

Schedule:

We will assemble at the YNOT lot at 5:30 so we will be ready for the march to begin around 6. We will march together up Charles St. to 27th.

Around 7 the march will be coming to a close outside of the 2640 Space, where we are holding a nice reception with poetry, live music, and free food!

(https://www.facebook.com/events/700512163481226/)

Time

(Monday) 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Location

Ynot Lot

4 West North Avenue, Baltimore MD 21218

21nov - 18janAll Dayinner worlds: National Juried ExhibitJuror's Talk + Public Reception

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inner worlds 
National Juried Exhibit,
Juror: Anke Van Wagenberg, PHD

THEME:
inner worlds: Our perception of the world shapes our reality. This exhibit includes work that explores the inner experience, and the intersection between reality and perception.   Juror: Anke Van Wagenberg, Senior Curator at the Academy Art Museum in Easton Md.ARTISTS: Linda McConaughy, Halide Salam, Heather Freeman, Susannah Lohr,  Anita Jung,  Matthew Derezinski, Debra Howard, Nicholas Hullibarger, Kandy Lopez, Brian Broughten, Darren Houser, David Brown, M.R. Carr, Silvija Singh, Kelly Linebaugh, Theo Artz, Francine Marchese, and  Jessie Horning.

JUROR: Anke Van Wagneberg, serves as Senior Curator at the Academy Art Museum in Easton, Md, where she is responsible for all exhibitions and the Permanent Collection. She recently curated From Rubens to the Grand Tour and James Turrell Perspectives; Pat Steir: A View; Mark Rothko and Robert Rauschenberg: ROCI Works from the National Gallery of Art; and another c. 15 exhibitions per year.  Anke holds a Ph.D. in Art History (1997) from the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and an M.A. in Art History and Archaeology, also from Amsterdam. She specializes in Northern Baroque and Renaissance; as well as in Contemporary Art. Anke has won numerous grants, most recently from the American Philosophical Society, the Netherland-America Foundation, the John Anson Kitteridge Educational Fund Grant, the Historians in Netherlandish Art Fellowship, and from The Getty Foundation in Los Angeles.


Exhibition Dates
 November 21, 2017 – January 18, 2018

Juror’s Talk

Wed, November 29, 2017, 7 pm
Public Reception
Wed, November 29, 2017, 6 – 8 pm

Gallery Hours
Monday: Thursday8 am – 6 pm
Friday: 8 am – 4 pm
Saturday: 8 am – 3 pm

The gallery is located on the main floor of the Cade Center for Fine Arts (CADE 218).

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Image Information:

49 Silver Circles
Enamel on Wood Panel
60″ x 60″ x 1.5″

Time

November 21 (Tuesday) - January 18 (Thursday)

Location

Cade Art Gallery

101 College Parkway, Arnold, MD 21012

22nov - 13janAll DayThe Miniature Holiday Exhibitions

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Y:ART Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of its 16th exhibition, a winter holiday special featuring miniature works from an assortment of local artists and sundry mediums. The opening reception will be held on Saturday, November 25, 2017 from 6pm – 9pm.

Reaffirming Y:ART’s mission to support and promote local talent, the Miniature Holiday Exhibition brings together an ensemble of Baltimore-based artists who pack immense emotions and themes into small-scale works. With a majority of the artwork measuring under 8 x 11 inches, the collection is great for the gift-giving season. The collection will not be static, as new artwork will be introduced throughout the season. Featured artists include:

Craig Haupt
Diana Sanlorenzo Campbell Justin Wiest
Ken Karlic
Lois Borgenicht
Mary Bickford
Nieves Saah
Ricardo Hoegg
Roland Phillips
Sally Hopkins
Susan McCurdy Yonkers

Time

November 22 (Wednesday) - January 13 (Saturday)

Location

Y:ART

3402 Gough Street Baltimore, MD 21224

24nov - 6janAll DayWOLF KAHN: DENSITY & TRANSPARENCY IN MONOTYPES

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gallery neptune & brown is pleased to announce our upcoming exhibition entitled, WOLF KAHN: DENSITY & TRANSPARENCY IN MONOTYPES, opening Friday, November 24th .
Image description:
Artist: Wolf Kahn
Title: Rich Magenta
Date: 2010
Medium: Monotype
“courtesy of gallery neptune and brown.”

Time

November 24 (Friday) - January 6 (Saturday)

Location

gallery neptune & brown

1530 14th St NW Washington, District of Columbia

24nov - 25All DayBazaart Holiday Art Market

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  • When: Friday, November 24 – Saturday, November 25, 2017
  • What Time: Friday, November 24, 12pm – 6pm; Saturday, November 25, 10am – 6pm.
  • Cost: FREE ENTRY!

American Visionary Art Museum’s annual holiday art market returns! Hundreds of original creations by over 40 regional artists and craftspeople, including paintings, sculpture, paper crafts, metalwork, jewelry, textiles, mixed media, apparel, and other work that simply defies categorization! Shop local on #SmallBusinessSaturday and support these original makers! FREE ENTRY. The rest of the museum, our Sideshow gift shop, and the 3rd floor restaurant at AVAM, Encantada will be open.

Location: American Visionary Art Museum, Jim Rouse Visionary Center 3rd Floor. Note: Bazaart shoppers are welcome to tour the entire Jim Rouse Visionary Center for free on Bazaart day. The rest of the museum is open 10am-6pm and regular admission applies.

Time

november 24 (Friday) - 25 (Saturday)

Location

American Visionary Art Museum

800 Key Highway, Baltimore MD 21230

27nov - 29decAll DayThis Is America

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This Is America—November 27 – December 29, 2017

National Juried Show

Juried by Marsha Staiger, Artist and Instructor, Torpedo Factory Arts Center

Reception, Awards Ceremony and Juror’s Talk: 5pm to 8pm, Friday, December 1, 2017

Venue: Gallery Underground
2120-A Crystal Plaza Arcade
Arlington, VA 22202

Gallery Underground in Crystal City, Arlington, Virginia, invited artists working in all media to submit to “This Is America,” a national juried exhibition. What is America to you? A beautiful, colorful landscape? A sweeping vista? Small town life? Or perhaps an artistic statement on the political or cultural landscape? 

Time

November 27 (Monday) - December 29 (Friday)

Location

Gallery Underground

Crystal City Shops @ 2100 Crystal Drive, Arlington VA 22202

28nov6:30 pm- 8:30 pmArtists in Conversation: Sylvia Snowden and Shinique Smith

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Enjoy a night of food and drink with abstract artists!

Artists Sylvia Snowden (b. 1942) and Shinique Smith (b. 1971) share their stories and their artwork featured in Magnetic Fields: Expanding American Abstraction, 1960s to Today during this in-gallery program.

These artists represent the multigenerational continuum of visual abstraction in America and pour themselves into their creations.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS:

  • Snowden, a Washington, D.C.-based painter, manifests her energy and emotions through gestural applications of paint on canvas.
  • Smith, a Baltimore-born Maryland Institute College of Art alumna, offers viewers a bit of herself by incorporating personal clothing in her sculptures.

Following in-gallery artist talks, guests will have time to explore the galleries, speak with the artists, and enjoy food and beverages.

RESERVATIONS:

Required. $25 general; $15 members, seniors, students.

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ABOUT THE EXHIBITION:

Magnetic Fields places abstract works by multiple generations of black women artists in context with one another—and within the larger history of abstract art—for the first time, revealing the artists’ role as unrecognized leaders in abstraction.

Time

(Tuesday) 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Location

National Museum of Women in the Arts

1250 New York Avenue, NW Washington DC 20005

28nov7:30 pm- 9:30 pmArt TheRAPy on a Tuesday

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November 28 @ 7:00 pm9:30 pm

Art TheRAPy on a Tuesday is Paint and Sip with a Feeling.  Enjoy a Tuesday evening of Painting Poetry and Open Mic, accompanied with art instruction by Jon of Brick Art. Hosted by D’Antoinette and surprise guest artist, poets, and comedians.  Bring your creative vibe for a night of Art, Poetry, Music Great vibes and more. Limited seats available.

Time

(Tuesday) 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Location

Motor House

120 West North Avenue, Baltimore MD 21201

29nov - 5janAll DayGallery Faves of 2017

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Gallery Faves of 2017

Jazz Opening Reception: Thursday, December 21st 6-8pm                                        

Exhibition Dates: November 29th – January 5th, 2018    

 

Crystal Moll Gallery is proud to present our annual GALLERY FAVES SHOW featuring paintings by some of our favorite artists we have showcased in 2017.  Enjoy an evening of art, jazz, wine and good company!

 

Participating artists include: Ann Crostic, Bennett Vadnais, Tim Kelly, Janice Kirsh, Crystal Moll, Rae Hamilton, Jaimie Wallace, Blair Atherholt, Lynn Mehta, Tom Ritchie, Carol Lee Thompson, Michael Gaudreau, Bruno Baran, Tim Bell, Maria Marino, Beth Bathe, and more.

 

 Enjoy Live Jazz with Roland Dorsey and Dave Leoni on December 21st

 

Crystal Moll Gallery opened in 2009 and is home to urban landscape paintings, prints, art tiles and cards by Crystal Moll. This Federal Hill gallery also showcases the works of many local painters with an emphasis on plein air.

Time

November 29 (Wednesday) - January 5 (Friday)

Location

Crystal Moll Gallery

1030 South Charles Street, Baltimore MD 21230

29nov6:00 pm- 8:00 pminner worlds: National Juried ExhibitJuror's Talk + Public Reception

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inner worlds 
National Juried Exhibit,
Juror: Anke Van Wagenberg, PHD

THEME:
inner worlds: Our perception of the world shapes our reality. This exhibit includes work that explores the inner experience, and the intersection between reality and perception.   Juror: Anke Van Wagenberg, Senior Curator at the Academy Art Museum in Easton Md.

ARTISTS: Linda McConaughy, Halide Salam, Heather Freeman, Susannah Lohr,  Anita Jung,  Matthew Derezinski, Debra Howard, Nicholas Hullibarger, Kandy Lopez, Brian Broughten, Darren Houser, David Brown, M.R. Carr, Silvija Singh, Kelly Linebaugh, Theo Artz, Francine Marchese, and  Jessie Horning.

JUROR: Anke Van Wagneberg, serves as Senior Curator at the Academy Art Museum in Easton, Md, where she is responsible for all exhibitions and the Permanent Collection. She recently curated From Rubens to the Grand Tour and James Turrell Perspectives; Pat Steir: A View; Mark Rothko and Robert Rauschenberg: ROCI Works from the National Gallery of Art; and another c. 15 exhibitions per year.  Anke holds a Ph.D. in Art History (1997) from the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and an M.A. in Art History and Archaeology, also from Amsterdam. She specializes in Northern Baroque and Renaissance; as well as in Contemporary Art. Anke has won numerous grants, most recently from the American Philosophical Society, the Netherland-America Foundation, the John Anson Kitteridge Educational Fund Grant, the Historians in Netherlandish Art Fellowship, and from The Getty Foundation in Los Angeles.


Exhibition Dates
 November 21, 2017 – January 18, 2018

Juror’s Talk

Wed, November 29, 2017, 7 pm
Public Reception
Wed, November 29, 2017, 6 – 8 pm

Gallery Hours
Monday: Thursday8 am – 6 pm
Friday: 8 am – 4 pm
Saturday: 8 am – 3 pm

The gallery is located on the main floor of the Cade Center for Fine Arts (CADE 218).

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Image Information:

49 Silver Circles
Enamel on Wood Panel
60″ x 60″ x 1.5″

Time

(Wednesday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location

Cade Art Gallery

101 College Parkway, Arnold, MD 21012

29nov6:00 pm- 10:00 pmArs Nova Art Fair

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Ars Nova Art Fair is Wednesday, Nov. 29, 6–10 p.m., in Hill Hall at McDaniel College

 

WHO/WHAT:

Ars Nova, the art club at McDaniel College, hosts a student-run art fair with holiday gifts available for purchase, as well as craft activities. The event is open to the public.

Inexpensive holiday gifts created by McDaniel students will be for sale to benefit Ars Nova. Items include tie-dyed T-shirts, hand-painted mugs and coasters, bookmarks, watercolor drawings, Hogwarts acceptance letters (“Harry Potter”), Lightsaber pencils (“Star Wars”) and potted Groots (“Guardians of the Galaxy”). Prices range from $1 to $10 per item.

Attendees also can make dreamcatchers ($5), have Henna art applied ($5) and participate in a “The Princess Diaries” balloon art activity ($2).

In addition, the event includes a taco bar with food available for purchase for $8 (free for McDaniel students with ID).

 

WHEN:

 Wednesday, Nov. 29

6–10 p.m.

 

WHERE:

McDaniel College, Hill Hall

2 College Hill, Westminster, Md.

 

WHY:

This inaugural event raises money for Ars Nova, McDaniel’s art club.

According to Molly O’Hara, senior from Annapolis, Md., and president of Ars Nova, “We have a big art community at McDaniel College. Ars Nova is a space outside of the classroom [for McDaniel students] to explore any medium or technique we have the materials for. Any and all funds will be going toward making Ars Nova possible.”

Time

(Wednesday) 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location

McDaniel College

2 College Hill, Westminster MD 21157

30nov - 31decAll DayLookingglass Alice

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REDISCOVER THIS TALE OF CURIOSITY AND WONDER

This contemporary retelling puts a fresh, modern twist on Lewis Carroll’s classic tale. Alice falls through the looking glass and finds herself on a journey of self-discovery. She encounters the familiar and fantastical in this world of curiosity and wonder, coming face to face with wild characters, and obstacles and oddities. Inspired by Carroll’s beloved stories, Lookingglass Alice is an Alice for all generations.

 

“Joyous and smart, playful and wise.” –Chicago Tribune

Content Advisory: This whimsical journey inspired by the imagination of Lewis Carroll is appropriate for theatergoers of all ages (ages 6 and up are welcome into the theater).

Time

November 30 (Thursday) - December 31 (Sunday)

Location

Center Stage

700 North Calvert Street, Baltimore MD 21202

30nov - 17decAll DayMr Burns: A Post-Electric Play

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A Baltimore Premiere Production:
MR. BURNS: A Post Electric Play
By Anne Washburn
Directed by Lance Bankerd
Nov. 30 – Dec. 17, 2017
Opening Thursday, November 30 at 8pm
Fridays – Saturdays at 8pm
Sundays at 4pm
Industry Night: Monday, December 11 at 8pm

“The Fallout Shelter” at United Evangelical Church
923 S. East Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21224
Tickets $20, or $15 for Students and Seniors

Cohesion Theatre Company is proud to announce the second production of their 2017/18 theatrical season, Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play, an exploration of survival, memory, and storytelling set it a nuclear wasteland of the future. Lance Bankerd will direct this inventive and extraordinary piece. The New York Times said “Anne Washburn’s downright brilliant Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play has arrived to leave you dizzy with the scope and dazzle of its ideas…. It has depths of feeling to match its breadth of imagination.”

“We travel in three acts from a few days from now, to seven years into the post electric world, and finally the year 2099 when our culture has informed a ritual opera experience based on The Simpsons episode, ‘Cape Feare’,” director Lance Bankerd explains. The “Fallout Shelter” at United Evangelical Church, which has served as the home for Cohesion productions since 2016, will be transformed into Earth in the very near future. Then 7 years after that. Then 75 years after that, as the play moves through it’s three acts. Audiences will be challenged to change their perspective — literally — as the performance moves through time and space within the theater itself. Over the course of the play’s three acts and three-quarters of a century time span, casual storytelling evolves into theater, theater evolves into ritual, and one Simpsons episode evolves into a myth and legend for a post-apocalyptic world.

Mr. Burns explores the roles of memory, storytelling, and pop culture in a dystopic future where the mass failure of nuclear power plants has left humanity in the dark. Stories the survivors tell by the fireside are no longer tales of survival and struggle, but memories of television programs from yesterday that serve as distraction from their desperate state. Over time we see those simple retellings form into the artistic expression and community building structure of a society climbing out of the rubble, with a certain cartoon family taking center stage. Author Anne Washburn explains in her introduction for the play that for years she had wondered, “What would happen to a pop culture narrative pushed past the fall of civilization.”

“We really love this piece,” says Cohesion Artistic Producer, Brad Norris. “As an expression of our Season 4 theme: E Pluribus Unum, it is an exciting look at what forms the core of our storytelling nature as people. How we cope, and how we rebuild, and how we come together in the face of disaster and heartbreak. But also how pop culture and simple shared experiences can leave an impression on us that is powerful and that can ultimately be transformative and connective.”

Cast:
Hannah Fogler – Jenny
Nicholas Miles – Quincy
Meghan Stanton – Maria
Matt Casella – Gibson
Chara B Bauer – Colleen
Jonathan Jacobs – Matt
Christine Wells – Sam
Kate Hughes – Mrs. Krabapel

Production Team:
Lance Bankerd – Director
Heiko Spieker – Stage Manager
Mandee Ferrier-Roberts – Music Consultant
Daniel Weissglass – Lighting Designer
Jessica Rassp – Set Designer
Deana Brill – Costume Designer
Haley Horton – Scenic Charge

Time

November 30 (Thursday) - December 17 (Sunday)

Location

The Fallout Shelter at United Evangelical Church

923 South East Avenue, Baltimore Maryland 21224

30nov - 17decAll DayMr. Burns, a Post-Electric PlayPresented by Cohesion Theatre Company

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Cohesion Theatre Company is proud to announce the second production of their 2017/18 theatrical season, Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play, an exploration of survival, memory, and storytelling set it a nuclear wasteland of the future. Lance Bankerd will direct this inventive and extraordinary piece. The New York Times said “Anne Washburn’s downright brilliant Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Playhas arrived to leave you dizzy with the scope and dazzle of its ideas…. It has depths of feeling to match its breadth of imagination.”

 

“We travel in three acts from a few days from now, to seven years into the post electric world, and finally the year 2099 when our culture has informed a ritual opera experience based on The Simpsons episode, ‘Cape Feare’,” director Lance Bankerd explains. The “Fallout Shelter” at United Evangelical Church, which has served as the home for Cohesion productions since 2016, will be transformed into Earth in the very near future. Then 7 years after that. Then 75 years after that, as the play moves through it’s three acts. Audiences will be challenged to change their perspective — literally — as the performance moves through time and space within the theater itself. Over the course of the play’s three acts and three-quarters of a century time span, casual storytelling evolves into theater, theater evolves into ritual, and one Simpsons episode evolves into a myth and legend for a post-apocalyptic world.

Mr. Burns explores the roles of memory, storytelling, and pop culture in a dystopic future where the mass failure of nuclear power plants has left humanity in the dark. Stories the survivors tell by the fireside are no longer tales of survival and struggle, but memories of television programs from yesterday that serve as distraction from their desperate state. Over time we see those simple retellings form into the artistic expression and community building structure of a society climbing out of the rubble, with a certain cartoon family taking center stage. Author Anne Washburn explains in her introduction for the play that for years she had wondered, “What would happen to a pop culture narrative pushed past the fall of civilization.”

“We really love this piece,” says Cohesion Artistic Producer, Brad Norris. “As an expression of our Season 4 theme: E Pluribus Unum, it is an exciting look at what forms the core of our storytelling nature as people. How we cope, and how we rebuild, and how we come together in the face of disaster and heartbreak. But also how pop culture and simple shared experiences can leave an impression on us that is powerful and that can ultimately be transformative and connective.”

Opening night for Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play is Thursday November 30 at 8pm. Following opening night the show will run Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 4 pm from December 1 through 17, 2017. Tickets are $20 for Adults and $15 for students and seniors and can be purchased online at www.cohesiontheatre.org

A special industry night performance will be held Monday, December 11 at 8 pm at which tickets for all artists will be just $10.

 

Cohesion performs in “The Fallout Shelter” at United Evangelical Church (923 S. East Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21224) at the corner of East Avenue and Dillon Street in Canton. Patrons should enter the space through the grey doors on East Avenue. For more information about the 2017/18 Season at Cohesion Theatre Company, visit www.cohesiontheatre.org

 

 

SHOW DETAILS:

Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play

By Anne Washburn

Directed by Lance Bankerd

November 30 – December 17, 2017

Opening Nov. 30 at 8pm

Fridays – Saturdays at 8pm

Sundays at 4pm

Industry Night: Monday, December 11, 2017 at 8 PM

The Fallout Shelter at United Evangelical Church

923 S. East Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21224

Tickets $20, or $15 for Students and Seniors

www.cohesiontheatre.org/tickets

 

Cast:

Hannah Fogler – Jenny
Nicholas Miles – Quincy
Meghan Stanton – Maria
Matt Casella – Gibson
Chara B Bauer – Colleen
Jonathan Jacobs – Matt
Christine Wells – Sam
Kate Hughes – Mrs. Krabapel

Production Team:

Lance Bankerd – Director

Heiko Spieker – Stage Manager

Mandee Ferrier-Roberts – Music Consultant

Daniel Weissglass – Lighting Designer

Jessica Rassp – Set Designer

Deana Brill – Costume Designer

Haley Horton – Scenic Charge

Time

November 30 (Thursday) - December 17 (Sunday)

Location

The Fallout Shelter at United Evangelical Church

923 South East Avenue, Baltimore Maryland 21224

30nov6:00 pm- 8:00 pmCensoredArtist Talk

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CENSORED is an exhibition that gives the public an opportunity to view painting, sculpture, prints and photography that have created a heightened sense of tension and challenge to the moral conscience of those individuals and groups who are at odds with the political, social, racial, historical, gender imagery commissioned or inspired by artists in the City of Baltimore. The intensity of the conversations and dialogues often become a contest that forces the art to be removed from the public arena. The Motor House will encourage and engage the artists and the community to have open exchanges to explore the nature, intent, and future of artistic expression that is loaded with tension and conflict. The works of Paul Rucker, Stephen Towns, Lynn Harper, the Confederate and Christoper Columbus monuments will be included in this exhibition. The Motor House Gallery is open to the public.

Time

(Thursday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location

Motor House

120 West North Avenue, Baltimore MD 21201

30nov6:00 pm- 8:00 pmNature:Healing:Human: A Work In Progress by Erika LarsenReception + Artist Talk

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Renowned National Geographic photographer and fellow, Erika Larsen, presents excerpts from her latest masterpiece: Nature:Healing:Human: A Work In Progress at Full Circle Gallery in Baltimore from October 21st through January 20, 2018. Nature:Healing:Human is an ongoing exploration of the human connection to the natural world and the part nature plays in the healing process. The images are interpretations of learning from cultures that maintain deep connections and reverence for nature and how these connections reflect health, self-reliance, ritual, and language. Join us for reception and artist’s talk on Thursday November 30 from 6-8pm.

“I’ve been lucky to have had the pleasure of working closely with Erika Larsen and her amazing imagery” says Sarah Leen, Director of Photography at National Geographic Magazine and Partners. “I was always struck by how deeply she invested herself in her subjects. Erika gives her whole heart to them and they return the gesture by opening their lives to her. Her place in the natural world is a gentle reminder of how we are all one, linked inexorably.”

Larsen will make a special appearance at Full Circle Gallery during the Artist’s Reception. The reception will allow aficionados and enthusiasts one on one time with the photographer, a rare opportunity to connect and ask questions.

Brian Miller, CEO of Full Circle Fine Arts and Gallery said of Larsen, “Erika’s photographic explorations are sensitive investigations and compassionate dialogues with world culture. Aside from her camera gear, she utilizes her personal passion, wonder, and a clear sense of shared humanity, to explore, interpret and represent people around the world who are living close with the cycles and systems of the natural world. This closeness and careful illumination elicits deep, transformative response within the viewer. We are thrilled to host her here at our gallery.”

FULL CIRCLE GALLERY is a dedicated exhibition space for photographers, located on the first floor of Full Circle Fine Art Services, Inc., near Station North in Baltimore, Maryland. Full Circle has been a member of the arts community in Baltimore for over 30 years, supporting artists’ projects through its professional services and community projects. The studio works to build a stronger photographic community in the region by sponsoring multiple exhibitions each year. Stay informed about upcoming exhibitions by contacting the studio at 410-528-1868, by emailing [email protected], or on Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Full-CirclePhoto/292625452177.

Contact:

Brian Miller
Full Circle Fine Art Services & Fine Art Photography Gallery 410-528-1868
[email protected] http://www.fullcirclephoto.com/event/

Time

(Thursday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location

Full Circle Gallery

33 East 21st Street, Baltimore MD 21218

30nov7:00 pmPrintfest 2017

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Time

(Thursday) 7:00 pm

Location

Towson University

Center for the Arts Gallery