On Loan: FORMALITY a regional student exhibition juried by Cara Ober March 30 at Area 405

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On Loan: FORMALITY, a regional student exhibition juried by Cara Ober

Please join us Saturday, MARCH 30th, 2013 from 7-10pm for the opening reception of AREA 405’s 2nd annual regional juried exhibition, On Loan: FORMALITY

This exhibition features artists from a 150 mile radius of Baltimore. We received applications from a dozen different regional schools, and Ms. Ober selected over 50 works of art from the following Colleges and Universities to be included.

Towson University
Maryland Institute College of Art
University of Maryland, College Park
St Mary’s College of Maryland
Massachusetts College of Art & Design Low Residency MFA
George Mason University
American University
Montgomery College

warshaw_raphael_01Raphael Warshaw

The Artists participating in FORMALITY are:

Michael Bargamian BA 2013
George Belcher MFA 2013
Holden Brown BFA 2013
Michael Bussell BFA 2014
Edelweiss Calcagno BFA 2013
Irem Cetinor BFA 2013
Jessica Childress BFA 2013
Amy Cousins BFA 2013
Joan Cox MFA 2013
Erika Diehl MFA 2013
Naimh Doherty BFA 2013
Dave Eassa BFA 2013
A. Gray Lamb BFA 2014
Meredith Greenberg MFA 2014
Evelyn Hoffmann BFA 2013
Jihyun Hong MFA 2014
Scarlett McCalman BFA 2014
Ian Mize BFA 2013
Isobel Modica BFA 2014
Dylan Negri BFA 2013
Marian Ochoa MFA 2013
Janet Olney MFA 2014
Quinn Palmer BFA 2013
Laura Payne MFA 2013
Aaron Pennington BFA 2013
Karen Palsdottir BFA 2013
Evan WH Price BFA 2014
Cheyenne Radden BA 2013
Samantha Rausch MFA 2014
Shelby Rosabal BFA 2014
Mihaela Savu MFA 2013
Dixon Stetler MFA 2013
Monica Stroik MFA 2013
Sean Sweeney MFA 2014
Raphael Warshaw MFA 2015
Katy Wood BFA 2014
Garett Zopfi BA 2013

bussell_michael_05Michael Bussell

On Loan: FORMALITY runs Saturday March 30th – Saturday, April 20th, 2013.
The gallery is open from noon- 3pm Sundays April 7 & 14
by appointment ( email )
and a juror’s talk Saturday April 20th 1-3pm

Cara Ober is an artist, professor, curator and writer based in Baltimore. She is the founder of and writes reviews for many publications including ARTnews and The Baltimore Sun. She also served as the Urbanite Magazine’s Online Arts and Culture Editor. Ober has curated numerous exhibitions throughout the region and has been a guest lecturer for the Hirschhorn Museum, The Baltimore Museum of Art, the College Art Association and many others.

Juror Cara Ober States:

“Looking back on my selection of works submitted for Area 405’s On Loan exhibition, the one principle that unites all my selections is a Formalistic approach to art making. On the whole, I chose the works that appealed to me on an intuitive level, but when viewing them as a group, they all shared very particular visual systems and aesthetic-based outcomes. Rather than a conceptual focus, the works in this exhibit emphasize color, texture, contrast, pattern, layering, and unique approaches to media. Rather than sending an intellectual message, the artists I selected experiment with visual and formal relationships. On the whole they are down to earth, experiential, satisfyingly physical, and nonverbal.”

Cara Ober, Bmoreart
Baltimore’s Contemporary Art Authority

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