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The weekend starts today, with Paul Jeanes: Alchemical Abstractions at McDaniel College. On Friday, celebrate Baltimore’s West Side Community of Art Galleries with Gran Prix. On Saturday don’t miss Eleanor Farley at Open Space and the BMA’s Late Night Celebration of the New Contemporary Wing. On Sunday, the BMA officially opens its new galleries and, if you’re up for a road trip, Net Worked: Horjus, Lister, and Pearson opens in Alexandria, VA.

Alchemical Abstrations: Paintings by Paul Jeanes
Reception: Tuesday, Nov 13 at 7 pm with an Artist Talk at 7:30
Exhibit November 13 – December 7
McDaniel College’s Rice Gallery in Peterson Hall.

Jeanes says his paintings “explore alchemical processes of corrosion, ablation, liquefaction, and stratification with a romantically incidental approach to painting. Each work is created improvisationally, without a final compositional plan, while upwards of 25 layers of paint are individually applied and removed from each painting. Every layer is subsequently scraped across and into the canvas, which equalizes the surface so that a unified flattening occurs. Through this labor-intensive process of application and removal, I attempt to depict a kind of turbulent, chromatic atmosphere where shifting fragments and gestures are at once illuminated and obscured.”

Paul Jeanes has an MFA from the Hoffberger School of Painting at The Maryland Institute College of Art. He is as a Full-time Foundation Faculty member at The Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD. Recent exhibitions of his paintings include “The Arousing,” a solo show at Gibbs Street Gallery, “Dead Reckoning”, a solo show at School 33, and group exhibitions at C. Grimaldis Gallery, Loyola University and Area 405.

The Rice Gallery is open Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 12 pm – 4 pm, Thursdays from 12pm – 8pm, and Saturdays from 12pm – 5pm. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. For more information about the artist, please visit For information and to confirm gallery hours, please call 410-857-2595.

On view 11/17 – 12/22
Opening Reception November 17th 

Act a Fool is a collection of sculptures, photographs and drawings by Eleanor Farley that play on the theme of the foolish reveal. Created with a spirit of mania and abandon, trash is taped, strung, and smushed together to create a basic form. It is through this initial formation that a foundation is built. With adornments inspired by repainted apartment walls, cartoons, rap lyrics, internet “self-portraiture” and Aretha Franklin’s breast in a bedazzled dress, the work uses humor to focus on what it means to build and sustain upon an imperfect foundation.***Eleanor Farley was born in Richmond, Virginia and currently lives and works in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She graduated with a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art where she majored in Interdisciplinary Sculpture. Eleanor has shown her work in various group shows around Baltimore including in Area 405, Notre Dame University, and Puss Fust 2010, this will be her first solo exhibition.

Open Space Baltimore
2720 Sisson St.
Baltimore, MD 21211
GRAN PRIXCurated by Gresham’s Ghost in collaboration with Nudashank
Alisa Baremboym
Colin Benjamin
Lucas Blalock
John Bohl
Ethan Breckenridge
Dustin Carlson
Alex Da Corte
Daniel Conrad
Caitlin Cunningham
Benjamin Degen
Lisa Dillin
Ara Dymond
Shaun Flynn
Skye Gilkerson
Lesser Gonzalez
Jesse Greenberg
Max Guy
Dina Kelberman
Justin Kelly
Christopher Lavoie
Hermonie Only
Erik Parker
Nick Peelor
Will Pierce
D’metrius Rice
Steven Riddle
Nick Vyssotsky
Colin van Winkle
Gresham’s Ghost, in collaboration with Nudashank, is pleased to announce its eighth exhibition, Gran Prix. Gran Prix is the first Gresham’s Ghost exhibit outside of New York, expanding the scope and geography of its curatorial discussion. The exhibition brings together twenty-nine artists from Baltimore and New York to highlight the growing conversation occurring between the two cities. As Baltimore’s rapidly growing artistic community continues to develop, its impact and connections with artists working in more established enclaves has become both inevitable and vital.Collectively, the artists in Gran Prix share the proclivity to seize the endless information surrounding them and process it without any pre-established hierarchies. More specifically, they frequently bypass the calcified barrier between nature and culture and navigate the dissolving membrane between real and virtual space. These artists fold these previously compartmental spaces into one another to create a landscape that might be more accurate synthesis of contemporary reality.

Baltimore’s contemporary art scene has always been active and in flux. The city’s transient nature – New York being the goal for many- has kept it under the radar, where its progress has developed in small waves. The past few years have seen a sudden surge of artist-run galleries, and a more permanent structure for artists to engage with and cultivate their practice. The financial realities of the recession have brought artists to the equalizing conversational platform of the internet, creating work that relinquishes a fetish for the past and pushes forward, addressing the problems of contemporary life. It is with pleasure that we now begin to extend these burgeoning virtual dialogues into parallel concrete interactions.

H&H Bldg. (Nudashank and Gallery Four)
405 W. Franklin St.

Charles Fish and Sons Bldg.
429 N. Eutaw St.

425 N. Eutaw St.

Opens November 16th 6pm – 10pm
Exhibition runs November 16th – December 16th

There will be open hours Noon- 5pm on Saturday and Sunday opening weekend.

For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights is organized by the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture, University of Maryland, Baltimore County in partnership with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Opening Reception Thursday, Nov 15 from 5-7:30

UMBC’s Center for Design and Visual Culture gallery Fine Arts building.

Through a host of media—including photographs, television and film, magazines, newspapers, posters, books, and pamphlets—the project explores the historic role of visual culture in shaping, influencing, and transforming the fight for racial equality and justice in the United States from the late-1940s to the mid-1970s. For All the World to See includes a traveling exhibition, website, online film festival, and richly illustrated companion book.

The Big Day on November 18 & BMA Late Night on November 17
The BMA kicks off its Contemporary Wing reopening with two free special events.  Join us for The Big Day! on Sunday, November 18 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a variety of fun performances, live music, art demonstrations, and art-making activities for visitors of all ages. Night owls and creative types who can’t wait to take in the Museum’s dynamic new art experiences can swing by the BMA Late Night on Saturday, November 17 from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. This adventurous night includes live music and dancing, cutting-edge performances, a collaborative art project, cash bar, and more.
Both events include new ways for visitors to experience the BMA’s newly transformed Contemporary Wing, which reopens on November 18 after a nearly two-year renovation. Highlights include the debut of three new exhibitions; a new black box gallery for light, sound and moving image works; two new interactive galleries; and BMA Go Mobile the museum’s first mobile art guide for the collection. Visitors will also discover masterworks from the collection by artists such as Robert Rauschenberg and Andy Warhol showcased alongside more than a dozen new works created by established and emerging artists working today.  For more information on Contemporary Wing opening events, visit or call 443-573-1832.
Sunday, November 18, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Get inspired by the art of today and make some of your own during this fun-filled day of performances, gallery activities, and art experiences for the young and young-at-heart. Enjoy music performed by the Great Recycled Orchestra Workshop; learn how to make kaleidoscopes, musical instruments, and sculptural hats; see Melissa Webb’s art-inspired fashion show with original music by Tim Nohe; or listen to readings by Olu Butterfly Woods’ Baltimore Citywide Youth Poetry Team. Find out how science meets art with demonstrations from robotics engineers and learn how artist Jessica Marx creates her fantastical hats. If you work up an appetite during the day, stop by Gertrude’s restaurant or visit some of Baltimore’s finest food trucks parked along Art Museum Drive. 

Saturday, November 17, 9 p.m. to 12 a.m.
The BMA’s after-hours celebration invites you to be the first to check out the transformed Contemporary Wing.  Visit the galleries after dark, dance the night away to live music by White Life, and take in cutting-edge performances by sound artist Tim Nohe. Express yourself with art projects led by Baltimore Prints Studio’s Kyle Van Horn or join in a collaborative art-making project designed by sculptor Maren Hassinger. Throughout the BMA, galleries will be buzzing with themed “Detours” and “Shorts.” These brief chats with Brent Crothers, Zvez Stojmirovic, Renee Van der Stelt, Kit Waskom Pollard, BMA staff, and others will provide new perspectives on art. Bring your smartphones and earbuds to access BMA Go Mobile’s artist videos and other features. Light bites and cash bar will be available until 11:30 p.m.

Look Out #1, Lynn Silverman

Good Light / Photography Exhibition with Lecture by Alex Heilner
November 16th, 2012, 7-10pm

Lecture 7-8pm Exhibition Reception with Slideshow 8-10pm
In support of Current Space’s Community Darkroom there will be a suggested five-dollar donation.

Participating Photographers:
Salvatore Farina, Liam Quigley, Kyle Tata, Andrew Eargle, Suzanna Zak, J.M. Giordano, Josh Sisk, Eric Helgas, Patrick Galluzzo, Elle Perez, Brian Henry, Patrick Joust, Kim Llerena, Jennifer Mizgata, Lynn Silverman, John Zimmerman, Jules Hamann, Ginevra Shay, Liz Donadio, John Jones, Tim Castlen, Elizabeth Green, Jay Gould, Mary Ancel, Andrew Laumann, Michelle Gomez, Rachel Lowing and more.

Current Space is excited to announce plans to build a black and white community darkroom and hope to raise awareness through this exhibition for the darkroom and launch a kickstarter to raise the remaining funds needed for build out. In 2013 Current will start a photography programming initiative that will include classes, workshops, lectures and a critique group.

Alex Heilner, the Associate Dean for Design and Media at MICA and winner of this year’s Baker Artist Award will start off the evening by giving a forty-minute lecture about his photography. Prior to MICA he was the Director of Photography at JCC in Brooklyn, NY, which included overseeing a black and white darkroom.

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NO BROW / Popular Culture and Politics in Contemporary Swedish Video Art
Tuesday, November 20, 2012

In No Brow we take a look at a number of films that approaches the notion of popular culture as an artistic and pedagogical tool. Focusing on the political potential within the work itself, the pieces presented in No Brow address a variety of subjects.

During the evening the curator of the program, Johan Norling, will also present his work at Stockholm based platforms Top Nice and Svarta Hålet.

Participating artists:
Kakan Hermansson, Nadine Byrne, Nicola Bergström Hansen, Roxy Farhat & Simon Mullan.

Johan Norling is based in Stockholm and works as an independent curator. As a member of creative collective Top Nice, he works with exhibitions, concerts, festivals and night clubs. He recently also produced “Hos oss” a site specific opera in apartments around Mariatorget in Stockholm, with music by Thomas Jennefelt and libretto by Magnus Florin.

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Current Space is an artist-run gallery, studio, and a headquarters for cultural production. In its eight years of operation, Current Space has put together over two hundred and fifty events including, art exhibits, music shows, lectures, plays, performances, book signings and film screenings. Current Space has been apart of Baltimore Liste, Rooms Play, Transmodern Festival, Artscape, Whartscape, and the Maryland Historical Society Auction. Current Space currently has a gallery, project room, nine artist studios, one music practice studio and a silkscreening studio.

Current Space is committed to showcasing, developing, and broadening the reach of artists locally and internationally.

Current Space
421 N. Howard St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
[email protected]

Net Worked:  Horjus, Lister, and Pearson
Sunday, November 18, 2012
4:00pm until 6:00pm

The Athenaeum, 201 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

The Northern Virginia Fine Arts Society (NVFAA) is pleased to announce Net Worked: Horjus, Lister, and Pearson November 15 — January 6. The exhibition, curated by J.T. Kirkland, will feature the work of Timothy Horjus, Adam Lister, and Steven Pearson, three emerging abstract artists exploring the notion of networks in contemporary society via conceptual and literal interpretations. The works challenge viewers to receive the visual information conveyed in the paintings and decipher for themselves what is important, valuable and stimulating.

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