Bmoreart’s Picks: Baltimore Exhibits and Openings May 9-12

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This weekend don’t miss States of Mind at The Stamp Gallery and Curator’s Incubator: Jeremy Stern at Maryland Art Place on Thursday, an exhibit of Homewood Art Workshops at JHU and Hydroflow at Goucher College’s Silber Gallery and Process Collective’s POWERHOUSE at Penthouse Gallery on Friday, Flutter & Our Journey: Survivor Empowerment Project at Pinebox Art Center on Saturday and Rooms Fall Apart, A Serious Play all weekend long …


States of Mind
Stamp Student Union Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742
Thursday, May 9 from 5- 8 pm

Adam Bradley, Scarlett McCalman, David Suter, Caroline O’Riordan, John Malis, Mia Halton, Becca Goodman

As humans, we experience multiple intertwined realities simultaneously. Within our society there exists a tendency to dwell on the experience of external reality, which is grounded in the tangible realm of materials and concrete action. More abstract and far less privileged are our internal, psychological realities. Because there is no concise or rational way to explore these mental states, individuals frequently shy away from attempting to do so. The arts are one of few spheres where it has become acceptable to eschew this overwhelming preoccupation with empirical existence and seek instead toinvestigate and communicate these internal impulses.

The artists represented here work in a range of creative media, employing such varied forms as the written word, found historical documents, and cast aluminum. Some seek through their work to prompt consideration of psychic preoccupations like alienation and anxiety that seem to pervade contemporary society. Others use their art to explore such highly individualized struggles as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and eating disorders. What unites the pieces on display is the artists’ shared desire to give visual form to
internal psychic states so they might be contemplated and discussed rather than repressed.

These works belong to a legacy of attempts to explore psychological states that became especially pronounced at the turn of the twentieth century as the ideas of Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung grew in popularity. As avant-garde artists broke with the academies and their emphasis on the realistic reconstruction of natural forms, there was a growing interest in giving visual form to complex internal realities rather than simply creating aesthetically pleasing scenes. The art in this exhibit is meant to engage the viewer in reflection on these highly varied states of mind.

The opening for States of Mind is Thursday, May 9th from 5-8pm.



MAP Curator’s Incubator 2013: Oasis Places curated by Jeremy Stern

Reception Thursday, May 9

May 9 – June 22, 2013

Oasis Places centers around the unique ways in which a work of art can create a sense of place, whether through contemplative reflection, or interactive, viewer-participatory involvement. The “oasis” that each artist provides in their work creates a place where viewers can meet, discuss, and interact, or individually contemplate to fully activate each piece.

Artists: Katherine Bennett, Stephen Bradley & Nicole King, K. David Fong, and Neal McDonald.

Image: Fairfield Artifacts, Stephen Bradley & Nicole King, Oasis Places, 2013

Please join Maryland Art Place’s Executive Director and Staff in celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Curators’ Incubator, Honoring Julie Ann Cavnor, former MAP Executive Director and creator of Curators’ Incubator Thursday, May 9th at Maryland Art Place

6:00pm: Welcome from Amy Cavanaugh Royce
6:15pm: Remarks from Julie Ann Cavnor
6:30pm: Curator’s Talk with Jeremy Stern
7:00pm: Reception

Image: Myra Greene, Conversation Most Intimate: The Lens of Myra Greene, 2006

Curators’ Incubator is a year-long mentorship program for aspiring curators to develop and present their curatorial concepts, which culminates in a full exhibition at MAP. “Our intention was to be able to provide a supportive and responsive platform to broaden the understanding and appreciation of contemporary art while bringing attention to some of the area’s most talented young artists and curators.” — Julie Ann Cavnor, visionary behind the Curators’ Incubator program & former MAP Executive Director (2002 – 2009)



Johns Hopkins Homewood Art Workshops 2013 Student Show
Friday, May 10, 2013 from 3-6 pm
The Mattin Center at 3300 N. Charles Street

We hope you’ll join us on Friday, May 10 for the annual exhibition of our students’ best artwork. An opening reception will be held in the F. Ross Jones Building, Mattin Center, from 3:00-6:00 p.m.

The 2013 Eugene Leake Award for outstanding achievement will be presented at 4:00 p.m. to seniors Angela Hu, Mischa Lassow, Hieu Tran and Nicole Vlasic.

Catering by DiPasquale’s of Gough Street.


Calla Thompson

“Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless—like water. Now you put water in a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.” —Bruce Lee

Hydroflow at Goucher College’s Silber Gallery Friday, April 12

Hydroflow features the work of 10 artists; Christian Benefiel, Sukey Bryan, Mike Calway-Fagen, Eric Dyer, Matthew Fisher, Allyn Massey, Lisa Moren, Matthew Northridge, Calla Thompson, and Elena Volkova.

This exhibition explores the multifaceted aspects of water which acts as the source of artistic interpretation depicted through paint, photo, video, sculpture, and installation. Hydroflow will be presented at Goucher College’s Silber Art Gallery in the Athenaeum from April 9th through May 19th, 2013.

This exhibit, which is free and open to the public, can be viewed Tuesday through Sunday from 11a.m. to 4 p.m. An artist’s reception will be held Friday, April 12th, 2013 6-9 p.m. in the Silber Gallery.

Visit for more information.



“FLUTTER” & “Our Journey: Survivor Empowerment Project” at Pinebox Art Center May 10, 7-9 pm

Please join us on May 10th for a reception of recent works and custom installations by School 33 Resident Artist, Jowita Wyszomirska in our main gallery from 7-9pm. In addition, our classroom space will have a special installation of a collaborative project created by refugee survivors of torture. In partnership with artist Peggy Fussell, LIRS (Lutheran Immigration & Refugee Service) and TASSC (Torture Abolition & Survivor Support Coalition). Enjoy light refreshments and the sounds of our resident DJ, MoGiLLah.



Rooms Fall Apart: A Serious Play

Rooms Fall Apart: A Serious Play is an immersive performance organized by the Socially Engaged Arts and Performance Projects (SEAPP: Ada Pinkston, Person Ablach, Pilar Díaz, Sophia Mak and Victor FM Torres). We hope to unite diverse communities of artists and audiences and deal with social issues particular to Baltimore through this theatrical work. In this performance, the audience encounters a non linear arrangement of 22 simultaneous performances that will unlock emotions for which we have no words. As a socially-engaged work of experimental theatre, Rooms Fall Apart is a uniquely magical experience; combining collaboration and conversation with visual artistry and performance experimentation.

Rooms Fall Apart: A Serious Play is not a play, Rooms Fall Apart is not performance art. RFA is not a funny performance. RFA is not theatre.

RFA is a game.
RFA is not a ride.
RFA is a trap.
RFA is not a massage.
RFA is a work out.
RFA is not a spa.
RFA is boot camp.
RFA is Serious Play

Maryland Art Place @ 218 West Saratoga Street, 5th Floor

Show Dates:
Friday May 10 ——- 6PM, 8PM, 10PM (3 shows)
Saturday May 11 — 6PM, 8PM, 10PM, 12PM (4 shows)
Sunday May 12 —– 4PM, 6PM, 8PM (3 shows)




Process Collective Presents POWERHOUSE at Penthouse Gallery

Powerhouse presents current conversations in the work of sophomore students at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Curated by Audrey Gair, Kimi Hanauer and A. Isabel, Powerhouse is an effort of Process Collective, a fluid community of supportive friends working to create programming and publications outside of the institution. Powerhouse focuses on dialogues and overlaps within the work of the Khadija Nia Adell Max Anderson Lee Heinemann A. Isabel

Friday, May 10, 2013, 7-10 pm

Penthouse Gallery
1511 Guilford Avenue, apt. 501

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