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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Jefferson Pinder: Dark Matter at York College
Exhibition Dates: October 21 – November 20, 2014
Lecture: Tuesday, October 21, 5pm (reception following)
York College Art Galleries
Wolf Hall, 411 Country Club Rd, York, Pennsylvania 17403
Jefferson Pinder, a Chicago based video/performance artist, seeks to find black identity through the most dynamic circumstances. His experimental videos and films feature minimal performances that reference music videos and physical theatre. Pinder’s work provides personal and social commentary in accessible and familiar format. Inspired by soundtracks, Pinder utilizes hypnotic popular music and surreal performances to underscore themes dealing with Afro-Futurism, physical endurance and blackness. Pinder’s work will be exhibited in the York College Galleries from October 21 – November 20, 2014 and he will be discussing this work in his lecture. An opening reception for the exhibition will follow the lecture.
CoHosts: Guerrilla Girls Thursday, October 23
The Contemporary / Baltimore, Maryland
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.
The Guerrilla Girls are an anonymous group of feminist, female artists devoted to fighting sexism and racism within the art world. The group formed in New York City in 1985 and has had over 55 members over the past three decades. Their speaking engagement and residency is cohosted with Area 405, a gallery and studio space located in an artist-owned warehouse in the Station North Arts & Entertainment District.
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.
From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story, Opening Week Celebration
October 23, 2014 – October 26, 2014
From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story brings together for the first time an extraordinary group of art and artifacts to illustrate the intriguing stories behind the magnificent gift to the City from the Walters family. The dramatic new installation features 200 works chosen for their beauty and craftsmanship as well as never-before-seen Walters family photographs and historic material culled from the museum’s archives. At the end of the installation, which celebrates the 80th anniversary of the opening of the Walters Art Museum, visitors are invited to consider the impact of giving on our community today.
From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story has been generously supported by the Richard C. von Hess Foundation; the Women’s Committee of the Walters Art Museum; Cynthia Redmond Mead; PNC—celebrating its 147-year relationship with the Walters and our shared commitment to Baltimore; Walters Family; Kathleen and William Farley; and other anonymous donors.
Thu., Oct. 23, 2-9 p.m.: Member Preview Hours
Thu., Oct. 23, 7 p.m.: Talk: Collecting Histories and Collecting Mysteries: Great Art Collectors of America’s Gilded Age
Sat., Oct. 25, 6-9 p.m.: Members Opening
Sun., Oct. 26: Opening Day
Sun., Oct. 26, 2 p.m.: Talk: Omnivorous Collectors
600 North Charles Street / Baltimore, MD 21201
More information here.
Jardin N°19: Erika Ceruzzi and Alex Ito at Springsteen
Friday, October 24 from 7-10 pm
A composite of parity and chance, au naturel
Stems a pause between sense and sensation
cause; the body
effect; it blooms
Springsteen is pleased to present Jardin N°19, a two person exhibition by Erika Ceruzzi and Alex Ito. For this exhibition, Ceruzzi and Ito have created a co-dependent installation that inhabits the gallery. Ceruzzi implements a hanging horizontal rail system that sculpturally navigates through the space, doubling as an armature for her embroidery works. At a singular point in Ceruzzi’s structure, a vertical pole drops to meet with one of Ito’s floor sculptures which acts as a stage for his objects; taking the form of a planter filled with artificially produced floral elements. By adopting a perfume’s evocation of an imaginary garden, Jardin N°19 investigates the conditions of access and exclusion that are present within corporately induced desire.
Erika Ceruzzi (b. 1990) is an artist living and working in New York. She received her BFA from Cooper Union in 2012. Her recent solo show, m, i, n, e, at Interstate Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, opened in March 2014. In October, she is participating in a two-person exhibition with Alex Ito at Springsteen Gallery, Baltimore. She was recently accepted into The Still House Group residency program.
Alex Ito (b.1991) is an American artist living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Ito received his BFA from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY in 2013, with a double minor in Art History and Cultural Studies. Recent solo and two-person projects include Tales From a Sardine Run, Rod Barton, London (2014), The Home Tao Tsiao, Art in General, NY (2014); Think of Me Fondly, Water McBeer Gallery (2014); Single Image (with Brendan Lynch), Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA (2014) and Victory, The Still House Group, Redhook, NY (2013).
“What is Abstraction?” @ Unexpected Art Space
Friday, October 24th from 6pm-8pm at Silo Point
This exhibit will be open to the public until Friday, December 5, 2014.
Artists included in the show: David Frutko, Timothy Horjus, Michel Modell, Frank Smith, and Paul Taylor.
This exhibition is informed by the history of abstraction and the simple question, “What is abstract art?” The artists in this exhibition all have a rigorous studio practice resulting in meaningful experiences with art. Influenced by the nonrepresentational art movement of the 20th century, the works in this exhibit are created with a range of media; from paper to metal, and even fire. For these artists the creative process includes research, experimentation, learning, and discovering what it takes to create a significant visual experience. Join us as we celebrate the world of abstract art.
Unexpected Art Space
1200 Steuart Street
Baltimore, MD 21230
More info here.
Digital Culture Jamming: A talk by art-activist group FORCE
Saturday, October 25 from 1:00pm – 3:00pm at the JHU Glass Pavilion
The Johns Hopkins University Digital Media Center presents ‘Digital Culture Jamming’, a talk on creative digital media by Baltimore-based art-activist group FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture. Learn how FORCE uses digital pranks, internet memes and public installations to fight sexual violence and promote a culture of consent.
More details here!: http://digitalmedia.jhu.edu/projects/digital-culture-jamming
Read the Recap, Skip the Show. DISCUSSION
Saturday, October 25 at 2:00pm
Guest Spot at The Reinstitute
1715 N. Calvert Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202
Exhibit Curated by Tom Marquet / Artists: Paul Gagner, Jeremy August Haik, Margo Benson Malter, Heather McKenna, Björn Meyer-Ebrecht, Joe Nanashe
Read the Recap, Skip the Show explores the idea of treating secondary sources as primary texts, simultaneously aggrandizing and displacing the initial objects of admiration or critique. In a sense, this is the double agenda of any artwork which directly speaks of and to another artwork, to both point at something and make the pointing finger the subject of its own gesture. This gesture is accompanied by a sense of historical belatedness, a sense that a golden age of sorts has passed. The show is over. This is just the recap.
There is too much art, too much to read, but mostly there is too much TV. The Conversation to keep up with and not enough time for it, because while we were watching the object of conversation, we were busy talking. We were outraged or bored and sharing as it happened with peers or with strangers, but in any case, in no condition to recall what we were responding to. So in the morning, we turn to the box score of entertainment, the recap, to remind ourselves what we reacted to last night.