Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye at MICA October 13 – November 16

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Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) painting faculty member Derrick Adams, curatorial director of Rush Arts Gallery & Resource Center in New York City, brings together MICA alumni and current students working in a variety of media for Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye. The month long show, which opens Monday, Oct. 13, is on view through Sunday, Nov. 16 in the galleries of The Gateway, MICA’s brand new student life and residence center. A reception takes place Thursday, Nov. 13, 5-7 p.m.

“Critical discussions on race, religion, sexuality, and ownership mutate from the previously established standard formulas of ‘representing’ to the endless options for masquerade explored by today’s contemporary artists of color,” Adams says in his curator’s statement. “Living with the many contradictions in the way we embrace and represent culture, these artists are free to interpret the past, giving us an ever changing and expanding perspective on our culture and ourselves.”

Amber Carroll: ‘Whatever’

Alexis Peskin: ‘Ethnic Cleansing’

Andrea Chung

Jules Joseph: ‘Celestial Archetype’

Arvay Adams

Jamilah Abdul-Sabur: ‘I Am Taking What’s Not Yours’

Malcolm Lomax: ‘I’m So Pissed’

William Downs: ‘The Ex-Patriot’

Stanley Squirewell

Shinique Amie Smith

Participating artists include Arvay Adams ’95, Giselle Bailey ’08, Miles Bumbray, ’09, Amber Carroll ’09, Andrea Chung ’08, William Downs ’01, ’03, Rashawn Griffin ’02, Claes Gabriel ’99, Kenyatta Hinkle ’09, Michelle Jean ’07, Jules Joseph ’07, Lauren Kelley ’97, Malcolm Lomax ’09, Crystal Marshall ’08, Wayde McIntosh ’08, Alexis Peskine ’04, ’05, Andy Robert ’08, Marc Andre Robinson ’02, Kellie Romany ’08, Jamilah Abdul-Sabur ’09, Jacolby Satterwhite ’08, Shinique Amie Smith ’92, ’03, Stanley Squirewell ’07, Tamara Suber ’08, Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum ’07, Didier William ’07, and Tedra Wilson ’06.

The Gateway galleries are located on the first floor of The Gateway,1601 Mount Royal Avenue.

MICA’s galleries, which are free and open to the public, are open Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, noon-5 p.m. For more information, call 410-225-2300.

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