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Large-scale sculpture from the gallery’s artists showing at the alternative exhibition space – AREA 405.

The C.Grimaldis Gallery is pleased to present GRIMALDIS @ AREA 405, an exhibition of large-scale sculpture by the C.Grimaldis Gallery’s artists showing in the alternative exhibition space – AREA 405.

June 12 – August 9, 2008
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 12, 6-9 p.m.
Artscape Reception: Thursday, July 17, 7-10 p.m.

ARTISTS:
Chul-Hyun Ahn, Anthony Caro, Maren Hassinger, Jene Highstein, Christina Iglesias, Jon Isherwood, John Ruppert, John Van Alstine

The exhibition opens Wednesday, June 12th with a reception from 6:00 to 9:00pm as well as a reception for ARTSCAPE on Thursday, July 17th from 7:00 to 10:00pm.


Chul-Hyun Ahn

Located in a 150 year-old artist-owned warehouse within Baltimore’s Station North Arts and Entertainment District, AREA 405 is committed to demonstrating and strengthening the vitality of the arts community within Baltimore. Consistent with the goals of the Arts District, AREA 405’s mission is to produce, present and promote arts and cultural programming by providing a venue for artists from Baltimore and the Mid-Atlantic region.

With the Grimaldis Gallery’s long comittment and focus on sculpture, this collaborative exhibition with Area 405 gives the artists an opportunity to exhibit work outside of the gallery space and to exhibit works on a larger scale. The primitive urban character of AREA 405 provides this alternative setting to the traditional “white-wall” space and given the inherent nature of the space, artists are challenged to re-consider the manner in which their work relates to this unique gallery environment.


John Ruppert

This alternative not-for-profit exhibition space is a vital component to the artists who own and work in the 66,000 square foot warehouse at 405 East Oliver Street. Along with the gallery, the building contains sculpture, photography, film and painting studios.

The industrial, working-class neighborhood that constitutes the Station North Arts and Entertainment District is located north and east of Baltimore’s Penn Station. For decades, vacant warehouses and factory buildings in the area have drawn artists in search of affordable studio and live-work space. Designated by the State of Maryland as an Arts & Entertainment District in conjunction with Baltimore City’s efforts to revitalize its inner city, the Station North Arts District offers tax incentives, abatements and exemptions for arts-related businesses and activities initiated by property owners, developers and artists living and working in the District.


Anthony Caro

AREA 405
405 Oliver Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
Area 405 hours: Sunday 12-3pm or by appointment – please call 410-539-1080. For further information please contact Erin Cluley at 410.539.1080 or c.grimaldis@verizon.net. For more about Area 405 please visit www.area405.com.

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