Start your week on Wednesday with Cathay, an exhibit of photos by Zhao Jing at Grimaldis and Wham City’s Lecture Series with Robby Rackleff and Andy Phillips. On Friday afternoon, get your photo taken by Sheila Pree Bright at the Reginald Lewis Museum and later, Alex Queral’s face|book exhibit opens at the Creative Alliance Amalie Rothschild Gallery featuring portraits carved from phone books.
Saturday afternoon, attend a free Art Law Clinic on copyright at City Arts and then, later, enjoy the annual Small Foods celebration and competition at the H&H Building’s Whole Gallery. Also on Saturday night, Transcending Place II, featuring Jenee Mateer, David Herman, Lat Naylor & Kate MacKinnon opens at Grey Matter at the Cork Factory.
Would you like to be part of a mural installed at the museum? Artist-in-Residence Sheila Pree Bright is a fine art photographer who will be photographing museum visitors with the US flag. Bright will also be interviewing vistiors at the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House about what the flag means to them. Select images and interviews will be used to create a mural and sound installation at the museum, in conjunction with our exhibition about the US flag, For Whom It Stands.*
How to Participate in the Sound Installation
Schedule a time to be interviewed on what the flag means to you on Saturday March 15 or Tuesday March 18. Select interviews will be used in the sound installation to be unveiled in May 2014 as part of our upcoming exhibition about the U.S. flag, For Whom It Stands.
How to Participate in the Mural Project
Schedule a time to be photographed with the flag on Tuesday March 11, Wednesday March 12, or Friday March 14. In addition, walk-ins are welcome at the museum Friday March 14, 1-4pm. No appointment necessary.
Interested individuals should come dressed as they normally would, as Bright is interested in capturing people as they are.
* This project and exhibition has been financed in part with State Funds from the Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission, an instrumentality of the State of Maryland. However, the contents and opinions do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission. Sheila Pree Bright’s residency is in collaboration with the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House.
For more information call 443-263-1801
While at CA, check out Fight or Flight: Works by Alessandra Torres and Katie Pumphrey in the Main Gallery.
This year’s Small Foods event will be hosted by Mickey Dehn and Morgan Phillips, last year’s grand prize winners and recipient of the coveted GIANT CAN Of mini-corn! Fabulous musical entertainment will be provided by The John Gumby Jazz Fiasco! This is a participatory event!
*If you are not creating an edible entry this year, your entrance fee will be $10.00 at the door.
*Small Foods contest entrants / gourmets pay only a $2.00 entry fee to participate.
*All proceeds will go to The Whole Gallery for the generous use of their space; Our fabulous band, The John Gumby Jazz Fiasco; and to supporting the cost of this, and future Small Foods events. More info here.
Transcending Place II :: Jenee Mateer, David Herman, Lat Naylor & Kate MacKinnon
March 15 – April 18, 2014 / curated by Jordan Faye Block
Opening Reception I Saturday March 15 / 6:00 – 11:00pm
@ Grey Matter at the Cork Factory
Transcending Place II is the inaugural exhibition at Grey Matter featuring works by Baltimore-based artists Jenee Mateer, David Herman, Lat Naylor & Kate MacKinnon (pictured at top) and is curated by Jordan Faye Block. There is an Opening Reception on March 15 from 6 – 11pm, and the artists will be present. Transcending Place II runs thru April 18, 2014. Gallery hours are Friday & Saturday from 12 to 5pm and by appointment.
Jordan Faye Contemporary is thrilled to be collaborating with this new arts space, Grey Matter at the Cork Factory in the Station North Arts District. Grey Matter is located at 302 Federal Street and Guilford Avenue. Entrance is on the Federal Street side – street parking is available.
Front Room: Sterling Ruby at the Baltimore Museum of Art
March 16 – June 15, 2014
The BMA presents an exhibition of provocative soft sculptures by acclaimed artist Sterling Ruby, deemed “one of the most interesting artists to emerge in this century” by The New York Times. Crafted from red, white, and blue fabric, Ruby’s enormous pillow-like forms resemble the fanged mouths of vampires and create a visual metaphor that suggests a critical outlook on the current state of American culture and politics. Curated by Curator of Contemporary Art Kristen Hileman. More info here and calendar info with map here.
The BMA presents artworks by sculptor Jonathan Latiano and photographer Lynne Parks and a video presentation of cellist Dariusz Sckoraczewski, winners of last year’s $25,000 Mary Sawyers Baker Prize. For this exhibition, Latiano is creating a pod of now-extinct baiji dolphins that emerges out of driftwood and cascades above viewers before reverting back to natural forms. Parks’ photographs document deceased birds unable to navigate during migration season and buildings without visible glass that create a disorienting effect for people as well as birds. More calendar info here.