Bmoreart’s Picks: Baltimore Art Openings and Receptions May 29 – June 2

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It’s going to be a mellow weekend, but you can start it early with an evening of film and experimental music with Bonnie Jones & Dafne Vicente Sandoval and others at Red Room on Wednesday. Then, celebrate Current’s new community darkroom on Friday night and see their two newest exhibits, The Attraction of the Sun and Assembly Effect, featured here on Bmoreart. And, Saturday, head to DC for new paintings by Robert Kingston at Randall Scott Projects. If you need anything else to do and the weather is good, come on down to Charles Village for the annual Charles Village Festival, happening right next to the BMA in Wyman Park all weekend!


Bonnie Jones & Dafne Vicente Sandoval, Lorenzo Gattorna, Ryan Marino
Red Room | 425 E. 31ST STREET BALTIMORE, MD. 21218, US
Wednesday, 5/29/13 8:30pm, $6

An evening of contemplative, alchemical film and music asking the question “what is an environment?” The night will start with a film program featuring work by Lorenzo Gattorna & Ryan Marino. Two artists who explore the visual-temporal qualities of place, memory, and document.

The second set will feature Baltimore-based electronic musician Bonnie Jones and Parisian bassoonist Dafne Vicente-Sandoval. Jones and Vicente-Sandoval create improvised music exploring the minute and unpredictable sonic fluctuations of metal, wood, and circuit board. Vicente-Sandoval’s deconstructed bassoon playing turns sound into raw materials – shaped and sculpted by breath and saliva. Jones plays the exposed circuit boards of digital delay pedals using her hands to physically alter and disrupt the electrical signals that produce sound. The resulting collaboration is a rich and exciting contradiction, a music of simultaneous making and unmaking.



Current Space Community Darkroom Party
Friday, May 31 from 7-9 pm

Please join Current Space in celebrating the opening of our new Community Darkroom! Come check out our facilities and eat some snacks. We’ll have a print processing demonstration at 730pm for those who want see the magic happen.



Robert Kingston: New Paintings
Randall Scott Projects

June 1st-June 29th
Opening reception: Saturday, June 1st 6pm-8pm

RandallScottProjects is pleased to announce our next exhibition by Los Angeles based painter, Robert Kingston opening June 1st and on view through June 29th.

Robert Kingston’s paintings are part of his own lineage of abstraction that has evolved over some twenty years. These paintings are about painting. Kingston’s work has always arisen from an earnest search for resolution in a range of gestures, movements and erasures. The appearance and meaning of the resolution has developed over years in the meandering progression of the creative process.

Kingston’s current chapter of work continues his investigation into the possibilities of paint. The labors are personal, but also come from a place of acutely studied history of art, design and music. Notions of Cy Twombly and Paul Klee, among others, slightly register, but while Kingston embraces this history, his paintings remain clearly contemporary, considered and decidedly personal.

Similar to a musical composition, Kingston slowly creates his paintings by building on and modifying motifs applied in previous layers. He embraces improvisational gestures and incidents of dripping and streaking paint. At times the paint is controlled and then allowed again to find gravity and is then contained again. Among this rich layering and smudging are fits and starts of lines and sketches. This action occurs in so many layers, that some images are barely perceivable, giving us insight into Kingston’s thought process and leaves you searching for more clues. On the thin top surface that floats over the deep, hazy spaces of the paintings are hard-lined, organic shapes of color and distinct line drawings that conjure a quirky aggregate of ancient / scientific / industrial hieroglyphs.

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