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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CoHosts Lecture Series: Sanford Biggers and Gallery Four Wednesday, October 8
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. Tickets here.
Sanford Biggers is a visual artist whose installations, videos, and performances have appeared in venues worldwide including Tate Britain and Tate Modern in London, the Whitney Museum and Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, as well as institutions in China, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Poland and Russia. He currently lives and works in New York City. His speaking engagement and residency are cohosted with Gallery Four, which maintains six live/work artist studio spaces that surround the central gallery, and is located at 405 W. Franklin St, 4th floor.
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.
Joyce J. Scott: Can’t We All Just Get Along? and Paul D. Miller (aka DJ Spooky): Surveillance at Goya Contemporary
Opening Reception: Thursday, Oct 9, 6-8pm
Goya Contemporary & Goya-Girl Press
3000 Chestnut Avenue, Mill #214, Baltimore, MD 21211
Goya Contemporary Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of art by Baltimore-born, Contemporary American Artist Joyce J. Scott (B. 1948). Joyce J. Scott: Can’t We All Just Get Along? will feature several new mixed media works authored by the artist who recently returned from various residencies, notably Venice Projects in Murano, Italy , and Monkey Biz in South Africa.
Alloverstreet Friday, October 10 from 6-9 pm
Alloverstreet (City Paper’s “Best Art Walk that Doesn’t Suck” 2014) is back with the biggest and best installment to date. This month’s event features 10 exhibitions and events spanning 9 arts spaces. This Alloverstreet will introduce an art walk hub at Area 405’s outdoor dock with food, music and information about the night’s event including a new printed gallery guide and self-guided tour map. Additionally, from 8-10, visitors can enjoy a free ride from Alloverstreet to the Idling @ Dusk event at Penn Station and back in a designated taxi cab; a collaboration between Alloverstreeet and Living Station Nights. Alloverstreet exhibitions and events include:
Bruun Studios at Area 405 presents “Autumn Leaves”
An exhibition of portraits and words about 49 individuals age 50 or older; featuring visual work by Peter Bruun, Zoë Charlton, Ian MacLean Davis, Tiffany Jones,Ernest Shaw, E.L. Briscoe, Nicole Buckingham Kern, and Paris Johnson; and writing by Jen Grow, Steven Leyva, Laura Schovan, Kevin Griffin Moreno, Nakia Brown (aka “Fire Angelou”), Jeremy Chase-Israel, and Victor Rodgers (aka “Art Vandalay”).
405 E Oliver St, Baltimore, MD, 21202
Featuring Joey Alzamora, Erick Antonio Benitez, Rodrigo Carazas Portal
The Copycat Building, Apt A100, 1511 Guilford Ave, Baltimore, MD 21202
Work by Brady Starr
440 E Oliver St, Baltimore, MD 21202
GUEST SPOT @ THE REINSTITUTE
“Read the Recap, Skip the Show”
Curated by Tom Marquet
Featuring Paul Gagner, Jeremy August Haik, Margo Benson Malter, Heather McKenna, Björn Meyer-Ebrecht, Joe Nanashe
1715 N. Calvert St. Baltimore Md 21202
Lucas Haroldsen, Michael Koliner & Harrison Tyler
The Copycat Building, Apt C403, 1511 Guilford Ave, Baltimore, MD 21202
Selections from UBUWEB curated by Catherine Akins and Adenike Adelekan.
Featuring videos by Chris Habib, Tracey Emin, Guy Ben Ner and Keiichi Tanaami
The Copycat Building, Apt C403, 1511 Guilford Ave, Baltimore, MD 21202
The Copycat Building, Apt B303, 1511 Guilford Ave, Baltimore, MD 21202
“We are Lesion: A Socio-Political Fantasy”
V.I.S.A. with Amanda Horowitz
The Copycat Building, 1515 Guilford Ave, Baltimore, MD 21202
“Opium Wampum X”
Curated by Sydney Spann
*Official Alloverstreet After Party; doors open 10pm
The Copycat Building, Apt B501, 1511 Guilford Ave, Baltimore, MD 21202
*This expanded Alloverstreet is made possible with support from The Station North Arts and Entertainment District and The Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts.
Alex Fine poster show at WTMD Friday, October 10 at 7 pm
BODEGA PRESENTS: KEEPING A CLOSE EYE ON THE WIND
510 W Franklin St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
October 10th – November 1st, 2014
Opening reception: Friday, October 10th, 7-9pm
167 Rivington St.
New York, NY 10002
October 12th – November 16th, 2014
Opening reception: Sunday, October 12th, 6-8pm
510 WEST FRANKLIN STREET BALTIMORE, MD 21201 INFO@FREDDYGALLERY.BIZ
Bodega is happy to present Keeping a Close Eye on the Wind, a two-part exhibition by Joshua Abelow and Gene Beery at Freddy in Baltimore and Bodega in New York.
Both exhibitions have developed from an ongoing correspondence between the two artists over the past two years and bring to life the nature of the artists’ predominantly online relationship.
The exhibition at Bodega consists of sixteen paintings by Gene Beery, thirteen paintings by Joshua Abelow, and three collaborative photographs. Beery’s text- based paintings feature classic ‘Beerian’ declarations such as “FAILED PORTRAIT,” “ART IS MY PET!,” “WIND VISUALIZER,” and “MAGIC THAT FAILS.” Abelow’s paintings feature witch profiles.
The exhibition at Freddy consists of ten collaborative photographs shot by Abelow in New York at Bodega and altered by Beery’s inclusion of poetic text in response to each image. Mediated by each artist, the resulting works serve as precursor, evidence of, and aftermath to the collaboration.
A publication featuring additional collaborative photographs accompanies the exhibition.
Hard Workin’ Pilgrims: Lumbee Indians in Baltimore City Industry
Saturday, October 11 from 1-5 pm
Baltimore American Indian Center
113 S Broadway, Baltimore, Maryland 21231
The Baltimore American Indian Center Heritage Museum proudly presents Hard Workin’ Pilgrims: Lumbee Indians in Baltimore City Industry. The exhibit, which features photographs, oral histories and material cultural artifacts of Baltimore’s first generation of Lumbee residents, will open on October 1, 2014. On Saturday, October 11, 2014 there will be a reception and panel discussion with Lumbee Elders from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. (panel 2-3 p.m.).
Thousands of men, women and children of all nationalities and races propelled Baltimore into the Industrial Age. After the second World War, there too was a large migration of Lumbee Indians from rural North Carolina to Baltimore City. Like other groups, they came seeking employment in order to improve their quality of life. They settled in Southeast Baltimore, concentrated in a 64-block area from Broadway Street to Patterson Park. This became and remains to be the largest Lumbee community outside of Lumbee tribal territory in existence. With them, these Lumbee brought their culture and traditions, which they have kept and shared in our city over the years. This exhibit and public program spotlights some of their little known history, their contributions, their legacy in Baltimore.
Previously at the Baltimore Museum of Industry, join us to welcome this exhibit home to the heart of our community, the Baltimore American Indian Center Heritage Museum. Admission to the reception and panel discussion is FREE to the public. Admission to the Museum during the month of October is FREE in connection with Free Fall Baltimore.
This exhibit and public program was funded by the Maryland State Arts Council Maryland Traditions Program and the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts.
3 Strategies for Surprise: Kyle Kissack, Gerald Ross, and Renee van der Stelt
Creative Alliance Saturday October 11, 6-8 pm
The Creative Alliance is proud to announce 3 Strategies for Surprise, an exhibition of new artwork by well-known, locally-based artists Lyle Kissack, Gerald Ross, and Renee van der Stelt. The work of these three artists spans a wide spectrum of contemporary art practice, yet each favors a process and an outcome that in many ways relies on the element of “surprise.” The nature of the drawn line and its capacity to express ideas is a vital component to the work of each artist. Seen together, the works offer unique possibilities for activating and resolving blank surfaces with a surprise for the viewer, whether it is on the wall, page, or gallery floor.
Lyle Kissack’s paintings are poignantly infused with color and light. Essential to his process, drawing is coupled with the layering of appropriated and found images, building towards a surprising narrative. In this installation, Kissack overwhelms the viewer with a flow of visuals through the stacking of his prodigious output. He offers the viewer a choice in the construction of narrative.
Gerald Ross relies on a scant and absurdist awareness of history, Americanism, and Modernist painting to initiate his small, ‘quasi-narrative’ works. The surprise for Ross comes from looking at subjects from the corner of his eye and taking a chance on a process that is foreign… or at least lights a way to an unexpected path.
Renee van der Stelt creates luminous drawings for the wall – grids that are painstakingly precise, but also drawings that rely on the randomness found in nature. The sterile data based on the human condition, creates an irony paired with the precarious situations that arise within any given day. Light, shadow, and the line of van der Stelt’s hand lead to the surprise moments of failure and alteration.
The exhibition itself will be punctuated by a series of alternative drawing workshops hosted by van der Stelt that use drawings created by viewer-participants to explore how movement throughout the gallery creates drawings. A performance of these viewer-produced movements will take place on Saturday, November 22nd from 3:30 – 5:30pm. Kissack, Ross, and van der Stelt will also host an informal gallery talk on Saturday, November 15th at 5:00pm to provide direct insight into their individual and collective methods of surprise.
HEROES: An Art Exhibit Featuring Dan Keplinger & Friends at Towson Arts Collective
Every-Day Heroes to Super Heroes; Beyond the Call of Duty
Reception Saturday October 11 from 6-8 pm
OCTOBER 1st thru 25th, 2014
More info here.
ALMA THOMAS: Thirteen Studies for Paintings at Hemphill
Opening Reception Saturday, October 11 at 6 – 8 pm
October 11 – December 20
1515 14th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20005
Image: Alma Thomas, Untitled, circa 1968, acrylic on paper, 18” x 52”
Rough Trade Episode III: Attack of the Clones at the Sidebar
THE RETURN OF BALTIMORE’S FREE ALTERNATIVE QUEER NIGHT! FOR EVERYONE TOO WEIRD, POOR, UGLY, OR DIRTY FOR GAY BARS. ♥ ♥ ♥
COME DANCE TO EVERYTHING BUT TOP 40s HOUSE REMIXES; PUNK, ELECTROCLASH, ITALO DISCO, COLD WAVE! 40 BOTTOMS!
THIS MONTH’S COSTUME THEME- CLONES!
FROM THE 1970’s GAY BAR “CLONE” UNIFORM TO 80s CYBERPUNK REPLICUNTS AND 90s SHEEP, CLONES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN SEXY. COME AS ONE OF THE ABOVE, DRESSED AS YOUR EVIL TWIN, OR IN DRAG AS YOUR BEST FRIEND AND BRING THEM TOO. PRIZES FOR BEST LOOKS!
HOSTED BY NIKKI LE FAYE AND ELLEN DEGENERATE
W/ QUEENS Whitney Biennial and Klitorika Browne!
FEATURING GUEST DJs: SIENNA MAHONEY [OF WET BRAIN] and GINO FIERI
PROJECTIONS BY JEDICOM AND A ZINE BOOTH CURATED BY Kaitlin Froom OF RED EMMAS
POP-UP PERFORMANCES AND GO-GO DANCERS!
FREE AS ALWAYS BUT PLZ BRING SMALL BILLS TO TIP PERFORMERS!
More info here.