BmoreArt’s Picks: Baltimore Art Galleries, Openings, and Events September 4 – 7

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BmoreArt’s Picks presents the best weekly art openings, events, and performances happening in Baltimore and surrounding areas. For a more comprehensive perspective, check the BmoreArt Calendar page, which includes ongoing exhibits and performances, and is updated on a daily basis.

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Contemporary CoHosts Series: Andrew W.K.

Thursday, September 4 at 6 pm

CoHosts is presented at the Baltimore School for the Arts located at 712 Cathedral St. The lecture will begin at 7pm with a reception at 6pm. Doors close at 6:45pm.

Andrew W.K. is a musician and artist living and working in Manhattan, New York. He has released more albums, singles, videos, a live DVD, and expanded his work to include T.V. shows on MTV and Cartoon Network, motivational speeches at Yale, New York University, The Cooper Union School, and Carnegie Mellon, and syndicated advice columns in the USA and Japan. His speaking engagement and residency are cohosted with Current Space, a gallery located near the Bromo Arts and Entertainment District at 421 N. Howard St.

About CoHosts: The 2014 Speaker Series, CoHosts, will be presented at the Baltimore School for the Arts and cohosted with thirteen local commercial and artist-run galleries. Each gallery responded to a simple question: “Who is the one artist or art professional that you want The Contemporary to bring to Baltimore?” Each gallery will co-host a residency for their selected speaker and identify local artists for their respective studio visits.



Threshold: Heather Boaz, Jill Fannon, and Milana Braslavsky at School 33 Art Center

Opening Reception: Friday, September 5 from 6-9 pm

School 33 Art Center
1427 Light St, Baltimore, Maryland 21230

In Threshold, three artists consider limits and edges, entry points, beginnings and endings, openings to domestic spaces, boundaries, and borders. The sculpture, photography, and installation shown negotiate each artist’s own experience and relationships. The work explores concepts of intimacy, vulnerability and fields of anxiety, with allusions to consumption, object-culture, and the anthropomorphization of inanimate objects.

ALSO: School 33 Art Center is pleased to present Paperscapes, a solo exhibition of new work by Elena Volkova

In Paperscapes, a series of photographs of pieces of paper on white paper, Volkova calls attention to the discrepancy between reality and artifice. Employing the ideas of trompe-l’oil, she is interested in the threshold between the real and the false, and the moment at which the two become interchangeable. These photographs and drawings of ordinary, commonplace, and familiar objects, bring attention to the neutrality and potential of a piece of paper.

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In addition, There is Matthew Fishel: IN THE END, WE WERE NEVER SO DIFFERENT in the Project Space

Two Cold War bombers–an American B-52 and a Soviet Tu-95–follow an eternal flight path across a misty arctic sea. Having lived out their useful lives, they continue to spend their days as they are accustomed–flying in circles and dropping no bombs. Perhaps they have grown fond of each other.

“In the End, We Were Never So Different” is a meditation on crisis, missed potential, and changing relationships. It is a short film with no clear beginning or end, subverting linear time and creating an opportunity for the viewer to determine their own experience.

This film was created using Autodesk Maya, a software commonly used in film and game productions.

More info here.


And – an opening of  “Co-Lab(oration): Pattern Perceptions,” a site-specific mixed-media installation by Kyle Bauer, Amy Boone-McCreesh and Katie Duffy.  The project is on display from Friday, September 5, 2014 through 2015.  An opening reception takes place Friday, September 5, 2014 from 6pm to 9pm.  School 33 Art Center is a facility managed by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts and is located at 1427 Light Street.  Gallery hours are Wednesday through Friday from noon to 6pm and Saturday from 11am to 4pm.

Funded by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, “Co-Lab(oration)” is an on-going platform for diverse artists to work collaboratively in a process of creative exploration, resulting in the development of multiple new works.



Artists in Action: Strange Arrangement – Dre Britton and Rodrigo Carazasportal
Artist Talk/Closing Reception at Subbasement Artist Studios and Gallery September 5th from 7-9pm.
Slide shows, Q&A with the artists.


HIT THE ROAD: Nicholas Buffon at Freddy

Opening Reception: Friday, September 5th, 7-9pm
September 5 – October 4, 2014

Freddy is happy to present Hit the Road, a solo exhibition by New York-based artist Nicholas Buffon. Buffon’s works refer directly to the urban landscape that he inhabits. Miniature building facades and mundane paraphernalia are lovingly re-created using paper, foam core, paint and glue, with the help of Google street view. These highly detailed yet scrappy little sculptures are imbued with sincerity that is bigger than the sum of their parts because they are approximate reproductions and clearly made by hand. One imagines Buffon as Geppetto working long hours in his studio, painting, cutting, and pasting as if he were chipping away at a block of wood that would one day become a real live boy.

With this exhibition, Buffon expands his neighborhood narrative with his newest concern – the road. Freddy, in its miniaturized context, is seen as a gallery within a gallery within a gallery. An assortment of automobiles, including a delivery truck and a police car, are presented alongside traveling necessities: maps, snacks, drinks, and common road signs with words like, “NO TURN ON RED,” “DIP,” “STOP,” or “DO NOT PASS.”

Nicholas Buffon (born 1987, Seattle, WA) has exhibited at galleries including Callicoon Fine Arts, QT Gallery, The Hole, and Shoot the Lobster. Buffon is represented by Callicoon Fine Arts, New York.

510 W. Franklin St.
Baltimore, MD 21201



Lost: New Works by Ryan Murray at Hood College
Opening Reception Friday, September 5th, 5-7pm
Exhibit runs September 4-29

In Lost, Ryan Murray presents a group of new works that includes lost flyers, altered video game consoles, and a space-helmet television. The works deal with memory, retro entertainment technology, abstract expressionism, psychedelia, and exploration. The exhibition is marked by a sense of sorrow for some lost something that can’t quite be named, and yet, there is a simultaneous feeling of new possibility. From the extinct potential of the past, there is opportunity for new growth. Perhaps we are better for having suffered the loss.

Whitaker Gallery
Whitaker Commons
Hood College
401 Rosemont Ave.
Frederick, MD 21701

More information here.

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