Out/Side & In/Between (Main Gallery) School 33 Art Center's 2017 Annual Juried Group Exhibition #1 A group exhibition featuring Sobia Ahmad, Ric Garcia, Hedieh
Out/Side & In/Between (Main Gallery)
School 33 Art Center’s 2017 Annual Juried Group Exhibition #1
A group exhibition featuring Sobia Ahmad, Ric Garcia, Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi, Niloufar Kazemzadeh, Yuni Kim Lang, OLUSEYE, Eric Rivera Barbeito, and Ali Seradge. Curated by Jarvis DuBois.
The markers of what defines an individual’s ‘nationality’ are possibly more problematic than ever under the current U.S. administration. Immigration, as well as national and cultural identity are topics hotly debated globally. Many born outside North America who now call it home may find themselves marginalized- outside of the faulty parameters of mainstream society. The cultural practices, languages, religions and knowledge we add to the American and Canadian fabric are at times both embraced and rejected. At times contentious and tumultuous, and alternately affirming and enlightening, our relationship to home, both past and present, is explored in Out/Side & In/Between. The artists featured in this exhibition are first and second generation immigrants from Cuba, Iran, Nigeria, Pakistan, Puerto Rico, and South Korea. Their rich backgrounds inform their work, often in response to the economic, social, and political climate in these countries and the U.S. and Canada.
(Image Credit: Yuni Kim Lang – Woven Identity 1)
The Holy Ghost Goes to Bed at Midnight
A solo exhibition of works by James Bouché
James Bouché’s work explores the overlap between post-minimalist aesthetic and contemporary subcultures. Inspiration is drawn from fictional realities and presented as if they are props, turning the gallery into a minimal stage. The viewer becomes a passive participant, like a ghost moving through space. Holy Ghost is a reconsidering of childhood truths and values. The absolute, once easily accepted, becomes flawed and dismissed in adulthood. This work represents the developement of Bouché’s relationship with his childhood spirituality; acceptance, frustration, dismissal, and reflection.
(Image credit: James Bouché – The Rider)
A Parable (Project Space)
A solo exhibition by NI Xin
NI Xin’s art practice explores sex, gender, and politics through humor, transforming ready-made objects, and utilizing her body to make objects, performance videos, and social interventions. Drawing influence from fashion, cultural parodies, politics, and her childhood experiences in Japan, she explores metaphors of daily life. Xin’s work is a reaction to her surroundings as she examines herself in the world, and the world in herself. “My work provokes self-questioning as well public-questioning, for I have determined that sex, politics, and humor are the common language among human beings.” -NI Xin
(Image credit: NI Xin – A Parable)
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.
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