Reading

ID: Five Sculptors at Goucher College

Previous Story

A Little (Too Little) Eye Musik by Don Cook

Next Story

HYPHENATION at the Union Gallery, UMCP

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
Rob Neilson

Exhibition Title: ID

Artists in the Exhibition: Anthony Cervino /Jason Ferguson / Ronald Gonzalez/ Rob Neilson / Melissa Ichiuji
Dates of Exhibition: October 29 – December 14, 2007 / Date of Opening:Thursday, November 8 – 6-8 PM

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
Ichiuji

In ID five sculptors, Rob Neilson, Ronald Gonzalez, Anthony Cervino, Melissa Ichiuji, and Jason Ferguson, challenge the conventions of representational self-portraiture. In their selective and often abstract use of figuration, the artists in the exhibition engage with the identification of self as it is situated socially and perhaps institutionally-one’s “I.D.”-and also with a sometimes playful approach to the psychoanalytic dimensions of the “id.” The exhibition’s title then introduces a kind of paradoxical conflict between public identification, made manifest through various bureaucratic forms of I.D.(passports, drivers’ licenses, social security numbers, for example) and the id, a Freudian classification for the most basic and unconscious physical drives (sex, food, aggression). The artists respond to the seeming inconsistencies of I.D. and id by exhibiting a self-consciousness of the complicated construction of identity.

for more information, go to www.goucher.edu/rosenberg

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
Cervino

Related Stories
“We organized this Biennial to reflect these precarious and improvised times.”

Curated by David Breslin and Adrienne Edwards, this show took shape in a period marked by a relentless virus, upsetting political news, horrifying police brutality, and a grinding land war.

Baltimore news updates from independent & regional media

This week's news includes: Poet Nia June appears on Rob Lee's The Truth in This Art podcast,  Baltimore musician Alison Ramírez of Peach Face, tenant power, and more reporting from The Atlantic,  Nonprofit Quarterly, Baltimore Magazine, and other local and independent news sources.

Erin Fostel: 'Time of Day, Place in Life' at C. Grimaldis Gallery

Fostel’s drawings are as much about what’s there as what’s not.

The best weekly art openings, events, and calls for entry happening in Baltimore and surrounding areas.

This Week: Essential Tremors with Brandon Soderberg, Sam Gilliam at the Hirshhorn, FIRED UP! reception at Coppin State, Red Emma's hosts D. Watkins, MICA: NOVUS opening at The Peale, Black Activism exhibition at MD Center for History and Culture, and more!