This week: Wyatt Mitchell: Inside Outside at Gallery CA, Memefest: Food Democracy reception + artist talk at Rosenberg Gallery, Foon Sham artist-in-residence lecture at Loyola University Maryland, Sip & Shine: An After-Hours Experience at the AVAM, Queer Genius screening + discussion with filmmaker Chet Catherine Pancake at SNF Parkway, Zevel Show and Tell at Terrault, as they lay performance at Waller Gallery, No Place Like Home: Connect+Collect opening reception, Fluid Movement’s 20th Birthday Gala! at the AVAM, Mickalene Thomas: A Moment’s Pleasure at the BMA,

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

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Wyatt Mitchell: Inside Outside
ongoing through December 3rd

Gallery CA
440 East Oliver Street : 21201

Inside Outside is a series of drawings that explores balance through geometric compositions filled with meditative line. By emphasizing dualities such as dark/light, unity/division, and geometric/organic, I seek resolutions in which they work together in meaningful ways. In a similar way I believe transcendence can be found by working with and through the dualities of life. Making the drawings is a meditative practice for me and the images become objects of reflection.

The series currently contains over 100 pen and ink drawings, 71 of which are shown here. Most of the drawings are either 4 x 4 in. or 8 x 8 in., with the exception of one 30 x 50 in. drawing.

After dropping out of MICA as a sophomore in the fall of 2017, Wyatt Mitchell has spent the past two years developing his work on his own. In that time he has explored many different mediums and ways of working before coming to focus on meditative pen and ink drawings for the past year. His work is influenced by a study of math, geometry, psychology, and spirituality; as well as artists such as Hilma af Klint, Richard Pousette-Dart, Agnes Martin, and Anni Albers. His practices of art, yoga, and tattooing compliment one another as he seeks to live a balanced life.

Monday-Friday, Noon-4pm (Closed 11/27-11/29 for Thanksgiving)

Additional Evening Hours Hosted by the Artist​:

Thursday 11/14, 6-8pm
Sunday 11/17, 7-9pm
Wednesday 11/20, 6-8pm
Sunday 11/24, 7-9pm Sunday 12/1, 7-9pm Or by appointment

Closing Reception​:

Tuesday 12/3, 6-8pm

 


Memefest: Food Democracy | Reception + Artist Talk
Tuesday, November 19th • 5-8pm

Rosenberg Gallery
Goucher College : 21204

Sherman Fairchild Artists in Residence:

Memefest, an Australian activism, media, design and art collective presents an exhibition on Food Democracy in Rosenberg Gallery; focusing on this issue in the Baltimore region.
The exhibition will be on view between October 23 and December 15, with satellite events and workshops beginning on October 28th.

A reception and artist talk will take place in Rosenberg Gallery on November 19th, from 5 – 8pm.

Foon Sham: Sea of Hope | Artist-in-Residence Lecture
Tuesday, November 19th • 5-8pm

McManus Theater
Loyola University Maryland : 21210

Loyola University Maryland, Julio Fine Arts Gallery, and the Fine Arts Department are proud to present Foon Sham, 2019 Artist-in-Residence. At 7pm on November 19, 2019, Foon Sham will give a lecture detailing his artistic journey and process, the highlights of which include large scale sculptures in the Smithsonian Garden outside of the National Museum of American History, at the US embassy in Suriname, outside REI in Rockville, MD, and an upcoming work to be installed in the National Building Museum atrium. Sham has had solo exhibitions and been included in Public Art collections across the globe. His tenacity and passion for his art are palpable and infectious. Join us for an engaging lecture and discussion about art, sculpture, teaching, and everything in between.

 


Sip & Shine: An After-Hours Experience
Thursday, November 21st • 6-9pm

American Visionary Art Museum
800 Key Highway : 21230

Join us for an after-hours experience with wine, scavenger hunt, and art workshop! Explore and discover our newest mega-exhibit, “The Secret Life of Earth: Alive! Awake! (and Possibly Really Angry!)” via a fun scavenger hunt. Then, stay for a hands-on make-and-take activity. Wine & snacks served! Get ready to dig through our treasure trove of all things sparkly and create a one-of-a-kind JUMBO COSMIC EGG! All supplies and inspiration provided. Bring a friend, or two! Participants must be 21 or older. $35 general public, $30 museum members. Space is limited.


Queer Genius
Thursday, November 21st • 7-9pm

SNF Parkway Theater
5 West North Avenue : 21201

Queer Genius Director: Chet Catherine Pancake 2019, USA, 115 minutes, Digital, NR Language: English

Introduction by: Soheila Ghaussy, (Professor, Humanistic Studies, MICA) Filmmaker Q&A: Chet Catherine Pancake with Soheila Ghaussy and Nico Hansford (senior, Film and Video, MICA)

Queer Genius explores the remarkable lives of five contemporary artists: Barbara Hammer, Eileen Myles, Black Quantum Futurism, Moor Mother, and Dynasty Handbag / Jibz Cameron. Deep, affectionate, and intimate portraits resonate across generation as critically acclaimed and notoriously radical queer artists overcome personal and political obstacles to find new ways to think about and live their own “genius.” Join us after the screening for a discussion with director Chet Catherine Pancake. Sponsored by the Film and Video Department at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA).

related: Chet Catherine Pancake lecture Tuesday, November 19th 4-6pm at JHU-MICA Film Center (more information here)


Zevel: Show and Tell
Thursday, November 21st • 7–9pm

Terrault
218 West Saratoga Street : 21201

Please join us at Terrault (@terraultgallery) on November 21st from 7–9 p.m. for Show & Tell, an evening of memento sharing in conjunction with the exhibition, Zevel. We welcome any and all into the gallery to share a keepsake from your childhood through adolescent years that you’ve saved because it carries meaning to you. Feel free to come and just listen to the stories too! Such mementos could be the cafeteria napkin your first love wrote their phone number on, your gym T-shirt that Chris Whathisname ripped during basketball practice as he called you a “Homo!” or one of those suuuuuuper angsty middle school poems you wrote! Bonus points for dressing up like your high school self or better yet the high school self you so badly wanted to be! Light refreshments (ants on a log, pixie sticks, etc.) will be provided. ASL Interpreters absolutely positively available * Please DM Zachary (@zzhandler) or email at [email protected] for advanced requests.

as they lay | Performance
Friday, November 22nd • 7pm

Waller Gallery
2420 Calvert Street : 21218

to introduce the realm of as they lay, blakkFRUIT will be a performance piece featuring sound, poetry, and dialogue presented by Abdu Ali in collaboration with poets Maya Martinez, Jaylnn Harris, and musician Paneglica.

inspired by the theories of Paulo Freire, Ali believes that for art to be radical and revolutionary, it must be activated by becoming accessible through cooperative discourse and exchange. using the art of sound and sacred writings, where themes of self care, vulnerability, rage, or love are explored, followed by open reflective dialogue between everyone who is present, blakkFRUIT will be a celebratory performance seeking to create sanctuary and a therapeutic forum for those who exist in the margins of society.

about as they lay: created by Abdu Ali and based in Baltimore, as they lay is a fluid art platform focused on conjuring collaboration, public events, & dialogue focused digital media + exhibitions.

as they lay is an ever-evolving creative project-based organism that supports collaboration, queer’d counter ideologies, and radical creative work that set fire for visions of new worlds that are delivered from modern day oppressive pathologies. advocating for those who have been pushed into the margins. currently our goal is to uproot a myriad of art projects that will aide in the transformation for a more sustainable, inclusive, interconnected, and inspiring creative climate for artists living in Baltimore. the first phase of as they lay will be a series of digital and physical installments of dialogue based works and exhibitions.

No Place Like Home: Connect+Collect | Opening Reception
Saturday, November 23rd • 3-5pm

Connect+Collect
2519 North Charles Street, Suite 100 : 21218

Join BmoreArt’s team for the first exhibition in our new office and gallery space, located on the first floor of the new Robert W. Deutsch Foundation building. Connect+Collect is an initiative powered by BmoreArt in collaboration with Jeffrey Kent, and it is designed to create awareness and momentum among new and experienced collectors, and to promote a culture of collecting in Baltimore.
No Place Like Home features the work of Amy Boone-McCreesh, Christopher Bathgate, Zoë Charlton, Oletha DeVane, Taha Heydari, and René Treviño. This group show presents a group of Baltimore-based artists selected by Connect+Collect that are poised for national careers, are exhibiting on a national level, but are not being actively collected in Baltimore.
We hope you will join us for a first look at the gallery. For more information, go to www.connectcollect.org. 

Fluid Movement’s 20th Birthday Gala!
Saturday, November 23rd • 7-11pm

American Visionary Art Museum
800 Key Highway : 21230

Fluid Movement is celebrating 20 years! We hope you can join us for the ultimate birthday bash. We will have special performances, dancing, drinks, food, and fun!

VIP hour is from 7-8pm, and includes signature cocktails, special dishes, and an exclusive performance!

For General Admission, the party runs 8-11pm: open beer & wine bar with a special punch, and lots of food (with veggie, vegan, and dairy-free options), as well as performances, FM-themed crafts, a photobooth, and of course – dancing!!

The Gala is catered by The Pantry Catering.

Please Note: Guests 18 years of age and older are welcome at the event.

 


Mickalene Thomas: A Moment’s Pleasure
Sunday, November 24th • 5:30-8:30pm

Baltimore Museum of Art
10 Art Museum Drive : 21218

Artist’s rendering of a portion of the installation Mickalene Thomas: A Moment’s Pleasure. 2019. © Mickalene Thomas.

Baltimore, are you ready? We can’t wait to unveil Mickalene Thomas’ two-story immersive installation—the inaugural Robert E. Meyerhoff and Rheda Becker Biennial Commission. The work transforms the BMA’s East Lobby into a chic living room for the City, reflecting Thomas’ signature aesthetic inspired by 1970s and 80s design.

The evening features:

  • A performance by female duo, Blkottonkandy
  • DJ Trillnatured, spinning retro and contemporary favorites from house music and disco to R&B and soul and much more
  • Custom nail art at the Power Decals pop-up nail shop in collaboration with Cocoa Hippie and Create A Vibe Studio
  • A signature cocktail designed by Mickalene Thomas
  • And light reception prepared by Gertrude’s Chesapeake Kitchen

Zevel: Show and Tell
Thursday, November 21 • 7–9 p.m.

Terrault
218 W. Saratoga St. : 21201

Please join us at Terrault (@terraultgallery) on November 21st from 7–9 p.m. for Show & Tell, an evening of memento sharing in conjunction with the exhibition, Zevel. We welcome any and all into the gallery to share a keepsake from your childhood through adolescent years that you’ve saved because it carries meaning to you. Feel free to come and just listen to the stories too! Such mementos could be the cafeteria napkin your first love wrote their phone number on, your gym T-shirt that Chris Whathisname ripped during basketball practice as he called you a “Homo!” or one of those suuuuuuper angsty middle school poems you wrote! Bonus points for dressing up like your high school self or better yet the high school self you so badly wanted to be! Light refreshments (ants on a log, pixie sticks, etc.) will be provided. ASL Interpreters absolutely positively available * Please DM Zachary (@zzhandler) or email at [email protected] for advanced requests.