Bmoreart’s Picks: Baltimore Art Openings, Galleries, and Events March 6 – 9

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On Wednesday, don’t miss the next Contemporary CoHosts Series featuring Brendan Fowler, hosted by Nudashank. Then, learn all about copyright from the Maryland Lawyers for the Arts on Thursday at 7 pm at Current.  On Friday, head to Oliver Street for another installation of ALLOVERSTREET from 7-10 pm, including Black & White at Penthouse Gallery and SPF: Steven Riddle and Val Karuskevich at Springsteen.

Open Space’s Fifth Annual Publications and Multiples Fair is the highlight of the weekend and is hosted at D Center March 8th and 9th, from 12pm – 6pm. On Saturday night, there are a lot of options. Check out new work by Mary Swann and Bmoreart contributor Jack Livingston at Fleckenstein Gallery in Hampden. Or, head to Current for Where We Are: Twofold Secret and Find No Two Suns: Sophia Belkin and Suzanna Zak. In addition, Cookbook Dreams and Inflatable Futures opens at Guest Spot @The Reinstitute.

Starting on March 9, a new Mural and Sound Installation by Artist-in-Residence Sheila Pree Bright begins at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum. Through March 22, Bright will create an on-site photo studio where individuals may have their photograph taken with the U.S. flag by walk-in or by appointment.


The Contemporary CoHosts Series: Brendan Fowler, hosted by Nudashank

Wednesday, March 5, 2014
6pm Reception / 7pm Lecture
Brendan Fowler

In the mid 2000’s Brendan Fowler was best known for Barr, his one-person heart on sleeve pop deconstruction / performance art project. He performed in art contexts, galleries and museums, but more so he played in basements and all ages spaces, underground venues, DIY spaces and rock clubs. He released records on Kill Rock Stars and Upset The Rhythm and he toured with Tracy + The Plastics and Xiu Xiu and The Quails and Animal Collective.

Since 2007, his output has been mostly dedicated to sculpture and installation, exhibiting in galleries and museums internationally, among them Rivington Arms, Untitled and The New Museum in New York, The Aspen Museum, A Palazzo in Italy, Gallerie Thadeus Ropac in Paris. His photo based sculptures are currently on view in New York as a part of The Museum of Modern Art’s New Photography 2013. Describing his turn from performance Fowler says “I wanted to make objects which could function in my absence,” and while his work always tends to take full advantage of medium specificities, one can see the links between Fowler’s performance and sculptures — both are formalized deconstructions of a very personal narrative. In 2014 Fowler will debut a new body of objects, as well as a new performance guise, And Martin. More info here.



Copyright in the Expanded Field on Thursday, March 6 at 7 pm
Workshop by Maryland Lawyers for the Arts at Current Gallery
421 N. Howard Street / Baltimore



ALLOVERSTREET is this Friday March 7, 2014 from 7-10 pm

ALLOVERSTREET is a new, monthly night of simultaneous openings and events on East Oliver Street. The March ALLOVERSTREET will feature events in six arts spaces on East Oliver between Guilford and Greenmount on this Friday March 7, 2014 from 7-10 pm. (The featured image at the top is from last month’s exhibit at Penthouse Gallery.)

Black & White

Curated by: Sonja Solvang, Marines Montalvo, Hunter-Savoy Jaffe & Marcel Mandeng.
Work by: Jackie Riccio, Rachael Davis, Zack Schmitt, Max Anderson, Lisk Feng, Kimi Hanauer, Nicole Rodrigues, Luis Rivas, Shane Smith, Lee Heinemann, Lili Roberts-Gevalt, Chris Williford, Izzy Garcia, Mikela Thrasher

@ Penthouse Gallery: The Copycat Building, 1511 Guilford Ave. Apt B501 & @ Annex 2E: 419 e Oliver St. Apt 2E



SPF: Steven Riddle and Val Karuskevich at Springsteen Gallery

The exhibition will be on view Friday, March 7, from 7 – 10pm

It will be held in conjunction with ALLOVERSTREET

Steven Riddle (b.1982 in Pittsburgh) lives and works in Baltimore. He studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art where he received his BFA in 2004 and in 2012 received his MFA from Towson University. Riddle has as exhibited work at numerous venues including; Nudashank, Baltimore; Hamiltonian, Washington; POVevolving, Los Angeles; Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington; Space 1026, Philadelphia; Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh. Riddle Co founded the artist run space sophiajacob 2012.

Val Karuskevich is an interdisciplinary artist living in Baltimore, MD. At the root of his practice is a foundational education in analog photography. Karuskevich is invested in making work that stretches the medium of photography into the realms of sculpture, painting, and performance. Recent work explores the inherent light-sensitive nature of photography to make uses of the latent quality of photographic emulsion.

He is currently pursuing a BFA in Photography at the Maryland Institute of College of Art and will graduate in May 2014. He has exhibited nationally in Baltimore, New York, Los Angeles and internationally in China and the UK. In April 2014, Val will be presenting a new body of work of titled “Inverting a Void” at the Lil’ Gallery in Baltimore, MD.



Winter Pond: New Paintings by MARY SWANN and New Paintings by JACK LIVINGSTON
February 1st – March 15th, 2014
Artist Reception for Mary and Jack Saturday, March 8th, 5-8pm

Fleckenstein Gallery & Archival Framing
3316 Keswick Road
Baltimore, MD 21211

Tuesdays-Fridays 11am-7pm and Saturdays 11am-5pm and by appt.


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Mural and Sound installation by Artist-in-Residence Sheila Pree Bright at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum from March 9 to 22

Bright is a fine art photographer based in Atlanta, Georgia. During her residency at the museum, Bright will create an on-site photo studio. Individuals may have their photograph taken with the U.S. flag by walk-in or by appointment. She will also interview members of the public at the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House about what the flag means to them. Select images and interviews will then be used in a mural and sound installation that will be unveiled in May in conjunction with the museum’s upcoming exhibition about the U.S. flag, For Whom It Stands: The Flag and the American People. More info at and here.


Where We Are: Twofold Secret at Current Space
Saturday, March 8 from 7-9 pm

ICA Baltimore is pleased to announce Where We Are, a survey of work by Baltimore independent game developers Twofold Secret. Where We Are presents new material and early projects, including an exclusive special presentation of their first title, Where We Remain (2009). Where We Are will create a nexus of interaction between Baltimore’s independent game developers and burgeoning artist community, and embrace the emergence of game design as a mature art form with history, traditions, a mainstream, and counterculture.

Twofold Secret – Joel Haddock and Chris Klimas are the two halves that combine to form Twofold Secret. Both are graduates of Washington College, where they both studied English and Creative Writing. Over its four-year existence, Twofold Secret has produced five titles and been featured on Rock, Paper, Shotgun, PC Gamer, and Killscreen Daily, among others. Their work has been displayed at MAGFest and Betascape, and their third title, Alight, was the spotlight title on Newgrounds following its release. Chris is the creator of Twine, an open-source application widely used to create interactive stories.



Find No Two Suns: Sophia Belkin and Suzanna Zak at Current Saturday, March 8 from 7-10 pm

Current Space is pleased to present the joint exhibition of Sophia Belkin and Suzanna Zak. The artists in this exhibition use photography as a launching point to explore the surface qualities of the materials depicted: sap, skin, juice, asphalt, dirt, dust, mud, and wood. Belkin and Zak juxtapose these materials with objects found within the vicinity of Current Space. Through object-making and collaborative installations Belkin and Zak decontextualize these forms and reassign them new meanings – highlighting the complexities of the ‘Spirit of Place.’

Curated by Ginevra Shay
Curatorial Assistant: Emily Mason

Exhibition on view March 8th-30th
Gallery Hours Saturday and Sunday 12-4pm



Cookbook Dreams and Inflatable Futures at Guest Spot @The Reinstitute

Reception: Saturday, March 8 from 7-10 pm

March 8 – April 19, 2014

Antoine Lefebvre, Robin Cameron, Cybele Lyle, Luca Antonucci, John Bohl, NOWORK, Lauren van Haaften-Schick

Curated by Arts & Sciences Projects

Guest Spot at THE REINSTITUTE is pleased to present Cookbook Dreams and Inflatable Futures, a group exhibition organized by Arts & Sciences Projects. Opening Saturday March 8, 2014, the works will be on view through April 19, 2014.  The show will feature artists’ books and works in other media by Antoine Lefebvre, Robin Cameron, Cybele Lyle, Luca Antonucci, John Bohl, NOWORK, and Lauren van Haaften-Schick.

Inspired by Ant Farm’s 1971 Inflatocookbook, which envisioned a utopia of DIY inflatables within its humble photocopied pages, Cookbook Dreams and Inflatable Futures brings together artists who concoct varied approaches to circulating and advancing concepts and ideas central to their practice through innovative means of book making and distribution. For these artists, books are conceived as alternative spaces in which to exhibit works to a broader audience; they embrace a process-oriented approach to book making, where dialogues are revealed between books and works in other media, including photography, prints, video, and painting. The assembled artists in Cookbook Dreams and Inflatable Futures not only utilize the book as a vehicle for their ideas, they also position the book as an art object, thus challenging notions of assigned value in contemporary art. In making a diverse range of books, these artists assert agency by choice of content, form, materials, and production values. What unites the artists in the show is the realization of the boundless possibilities of books as they enter circulation, free to establish a life of their own.



Open Space’s Fifth Annual Publications and Multiples Fair

D Center, 16 West North Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21218
March 8th and 9th, 12pm – 6pm Saturday and Sunday

Open Space is pleased to announce the Fifth Annual Publications and Multiples Fair on March 8 and 9, 2014. This annual event is a celebration and survey of artist publications, prints, and objects produced in multiple. This year’s fair promises a wide variety of publications and objects by over 80 independent publishers, galleries and artists from Baltimore and beyond. The fair is free and open to the public. 



Thumbs Up – Sight specific, wireless broadcast of works made for viewing on cell phones and other glass devices. Featuring works by Ben Marcus (Chicago), Ryan Riss (Denver), and more.

– – Friday March 7th – –

The Crown, 1910 N Charles St
Music from Gun Tit, Vlonde, Oh Hang, and Terence Hannum

 – – Saturday March 8th – –

MICA Studio Center 131 W North Ave

Super Intense Fan Fiction Reading Series: Jordan Card convinces noted Baltimore personalities to unlock their diaries and read the most personal excerpts from their voluminous store of passionate fan fiction. Featuring Rjyan Kidwell (Silver Surfer), Dale Beran (Twilight), Molly Colleen O’Connell (Golden Girls), and Justin Lucas (Steve: Irwin The Crocodile Hunter). Blushing encouraged.

Spiral Cinema Presents: Selections from UNDERVOLT screening and Q+A with Jimmy Joe Roche and Nicholas O’ Brien

Animation Screening and Q+A from Dash Shaw

Preparing Images for Digital Printing: A lecture by Liz Donadio, owner & operator of Color Wheel. Learn how to best prepare your files for existence outside the digital realm. With 10 years of experience making digital prints, Donadio will share her expertise on how to achieve optimal quality and consistent results.

Club K, 2101 Maryland Ave Early Pop Music Show, 6pm

– – Sunday March 9th – –

Wind Up Space, 12 W North Ave:

Poetry Readings: Lesser Gonzalez Alverez, Molly Colleen O’Connell, Brendan Sullivan, Alex Ventura, Tim Paggi, Alaina Stamatis, Chloe Maratta 

MICA Studio Center, 131 W North Ave:

Pecha Kucha: Selector Series. This quick-fire presentation lineup features notable creatives sharing their ideas on curation, selection, and editing. Liz Durette, Keith Varadi, Megan Plunkett, R.M. O’Brien, Deana Haggag, Sydney Shen, Andrew Liang, Aaron Estes, Kelly McNutt, Nik Planck


– – Friday March 7th – –

Linda Yung LEASE AGREEMENT, 3718 Ellerslie Ave. 4-8pm

Black and White featuring works by Jackie Riccio, Rachael Davis, Zack Schmitt, Max Anderson, Lisk Feng, Nicole Rodrigues, Kimi Hanauer, Luis Rivas, Shane Smith, Lee Heinemann, Lili Roberts-Gevalt, Chris Williford, and Izzy Garcia curated by Soja Solvang and Marines Montalvo in conjunction with ALLOVERSTREET at Penthouse Gallery, 1501 Guilford Avenue APT B501 and Annex 2E, 419 E Oliver St. APT 2E, 7-10pm 

SPF works by Val Karuskevich and Steve Riddle, opening in conjunction with ALLOVERSTREET at Springsteen, 1511 Guilford Ave Unit B303, 7-10 pm.

– – Saturday March 8th – –

Crisis Image, Opening of the Alternative Press Center at the Alternative Press Center Library at 2239 Kirk Avenue 12-6 PM 

Find No Two Suns, Sophia Belkin and Suzanna Zak curated by Ginevra Shay with curatorial assistant, Emily Mason at Current Space 421 N. Howard Street 7-10 PM

Cookbook Dreams and Inflatable Futures, Antoine Lefebvre, Robin Cameron, Cybele Lyle, Luca Antonucci, John Bohl, NOWORK, Lauren van Haaften-Schick, curated by Arts & Sciences Projects at Guestspot at the Reinstitute, 1715 N Calvert Street, 7-10 PM 

Megan Plunkett, sophiajacob, 510 Franklin Street, 7-10 PM 

Diane Young, A Reading Rock512Devil, 512 Franklin Street, 8 PM 

2 Freak 2 Flash, Floristree, 9:30 PM


Open Space Baltimore began as a collectively run space in Remington in 2009, and has since included a core group of members with a rotating cast of friends, volunteers and interns rounding out the Open Space team.

Open Space aims to provide an outlet for artists ranging from local to international and to provide a space where the Baltimore community can behold these artists’ work. We believe that a successful arts space develops and curates a wide variety in programming; allowing for an expansive range of ideas while simultaneously generating and maintaining a greater scope of community interests. Since its inception, the gallery has maintained an interest in exhibiting all types of media, genres, and ideas from a broad geographical scope; thus the title ‘Open Space’. Open Space has been host to painters, sculptors, printmakers, book-makers, video artists and performers from allover the United States, Germany, Belgium, China, and Chile. We are currently working to reopen the gallery at a new location.
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