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Indindental Matters: An Exhibition of Emerging Artists from the Intermedia + Digital Arts (IMDA) MFA Program at UMBC
Opening Reception Thursday March 26, 5-7pm
Featuring 2015 MFA thesis candidates: Tim (Silouan) Bubb, Chanan Delivuk, Kata Frederick, Jason Hughes, Meghan Marx, and Victor F. Torres
Exhibition runs March 24 – April 10 / Hours: Tues-Sat, 12 noon to 5pm, or by appointment
For a map or more info go to: http://imda.umbc.edu
Jordan Faye Contemporary and Maryland Art Place (MAP)
218 W. Saratoga Street, first & top floors
421 N Howard Street
Chanan Delivuk, 6:30pm (promptly)
Kata Frederick, 5-6:30pm
Victor Torres, 5-7pm
In collaboration with Current Gallery, Jordan Faye Contemporary Art, and Maryland Art Place and in partnership with the Bromo Arts and Entertainment District, INCIDENTAL MATTERS features six MFA thesis candidates is hosted by UMBC’s Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture (CADVC), Department of Visual Arts, and College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. The 2015 MFA thesis exhibition venues for INCIDENTAL MATTERS are located within a short alley walk from each other in two buildings in Baltimore’s downtown Bromo Arts & Entertainment District.
Animation artist Tim (Silouan) Bubb draws on historical, mythical, and theoretical materials to explore an animated iconography of spiritual symbiosis between humankind and technology in his work SILHOUETTE SYNAXARION. This work, on view at MAP, consists of holographic projections manifested in a freestanding, modular shadow theater.
Chanan Delivuk’s navigating family in an unfamiliar place is an installation of photographs and audio/video documentation of the artist’s journey to a remote mountain village in Croatia that shares her last name. Also displayed are objects from the village, including food, coffee, and homemade slivovitz. During the opening reception for the exhibition, the artist will hold a performance in the rear outdoor space of Current Gallery that will allow visitors, including the artist’s Croatian family who live in the mid-Atlantic region, to interact and converse over food from Delivuki and to reflect on origins in places of the past while gathering in a contemporary location.
Kata Frederick uses dirt, charcoal, and other organic materials to create physical and contemplative durational performances. In addition to his Current Gallery exhibition of works that employ ethereal film projection and drawings, he will perform daily in the space.
Jason Hughes is an interdisciplinary artist who has focused on the history of economic power and its influence over cultural representation in the United States. His recent emphasis has crossed boundaries of textiles, collages, and sculptures cast from shredded currency; a series of large-scale prints that are ornate abstract composites of money; and sculptural objects from appropriated street barricades used for crowd control. Works from these projects will be exhibited at Jordan Faye Contemporary.
Meghan Marx explores hoarding, bioaccumulation, and the moments when pesticides and other chemicals are absorbed, inhaled, or ingested by a living organism at a rate greater than that at which these toxic substances are lost. Her work, on display at MAP, is a kinetic and interactive sculpture informed by data that the artist gathered in Baltimore and used as a basis from which to construct a breathing monument simulating “airscape.”
Using art installations, sculptures, and durational performances, Victor Torres studies the historical trajectory of sounds and their meanings as pivotal not only to understanding and tracking how human perceptions and mythologies have changed over millennia, but also how societal norms can be rewritten and who has that agency. Torres will exhibit and perform multimedia interactive masks, as well as his own verbo-written language, during his exhibition at MAP.
UMBC’s INTERMEDIA + DIGITAL ARTS (IMDA) M.F.A. Program is where interdisciplinary artists seek to expand or reinvent their professional practice. The IMDA program is committed to artists that pose unique conceptual and social challenges while offering them an environment that provides courses in emerging methods, contemporary art and theory, a studio, teaching opportunities, engaged faculty, premier visiting artists and research centers that are typical of a research university. Each year these emerging artists present their culminating work in the form of installations, new media, performance, interactive sculpture and other conceptual art objects. The MFA exhibition is created with a professionally designed journal published by IMDA journal.
The 2015 M.F.A thesis exhibition venues for “Incidental Matters” will be located a short alley walk from each other in two buildings in Baltimore’s downtown Bromo Arts & Entertainment District.
for more info: imda.umbc.edu
MICA MFA Thesis Exhibitions for Graphic Design, Illustration, and Post Baccalaureate in Graphic Design and Fine Art
Friday, March 27 from 5-7 pm, campus-wide
Please join us after the exhibitions at the Crown for the MICA Grad afterparty, free and open to the public! To receive a free drink at the Crown for afterparty: Photograph and post artwork in any of the participating galleries on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #micagradshow
Find the MICA representative wearing a pink flower, show them your post, and receive a free drink ticket to redeem at the Crown!
Please share, all are welcome! More information here.
Reception for ‘Controlled Rot’ works by Rosemary Liss
Friday, March 27 from 7 – 10
1515 Guilford Ave, Baltimore, Maryland 21202
Exhibition runs March 20th -April 1st
Controlled Rot is a study into relationships between cultural systems – visible, invisible, and imagined – that connect and sustain us. Rosemary Liss’ new works employ imagery of food bacteria and their shapes, forms, colors and connections to query into human understandings of and relationships to our bodies and environments. Through the pervasive use of antibiotics and antiseptics, modern society champions the containment and eradication of these invisible bacteria cultures, and thereby the destruction of our own microbiomes, the internal landscapes that give definition to our existence. Through the unexpected partnering of materials and processes, including paint, digitally printed and naturally-dyed fabrics, ceramic, quilting, video and kombucha fiber, Liss creates a visual and visceral symbiosis that challenges the binaries her work addresses – craft versus fine art, traditional versus digital, female versus male – and seeks to establish curiosity and relationship in the liminal space between these dichotomies.
Rosemary Liss (b. 1988, Baltimore, MD) is a painter whose work encompasses a range of textiles, sculpture, and digital media. She has exhibited in both group and two person shows including “The Land Has Many Parts” at Jane Deering Gallery in Santa Barbara, CA and “!Bingo!” at Platform Gallery in Baltimore, MD. Rosemary is a 2015 Sondheim Semi-finalist and will continue to explore the confluence of art and fermentation at the Nordic Food Lab this summer in Copenhagen, DE.
Bubble Over Green: Closing Reception
Friday, March 27 from 7 – 10pm
101 W North Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21201
The Contemporary presents Bubble Over Green, an exhibition by artist Victoria Fu (b. 1978, Santa Monica, CA; lives in Los Angeles and San Diego, CA) on view February 21 – April 3, 2015. This solo commission is the museum’s first project since its reopening in 2013. Bubble Over Green, is a multilayered audio-visual experience in the former KAGRO building located at 101 W North Avenue in Baltimore’s Station North Arts & Entertainment District. The exhibition consists of moving images projected onto architectural surfaces, aligning the physical site with the space and textures of digital post-production.
February 21 – April 3, 2015
On View: Wednesday – Sunday, 6-9pm
CLOSING RECEPTION: Friday, March 27, 7-10pm
Bubble Over Green is free and open to the public — additional information can be found at contemporary.org/projects.
MICA OPENS “IMAGINARY MUSEUM” EXHIBITION IN PINKARD GALLERY
Friday, March 27 – Sunday, April 12, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, March 27, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)
Bunting Center: Pinkard Gallery, 1401 W. Mount Royal Ave, Baltimore, 21217
MICA’s MFA in Graphic Design and MFA in Curatorial Practice are proud to present the second annual Imaginary Museum exhibition created by graduate and undergraduate students. Emerging designers and curators have crafted an exhibition of hypothetical museums, including The Museum of Scent, The Selfie Museum, The Museum of Experimental Sound, The Mojave Museum of Infinity, The Tiny Dinosaur Museum, and Sequitur: The Museum of Sequential Art. In creating proposals for museums, curators considered the politics and aesthetics of display, the social role of museums, and museums as centers for science and research. Designers generated experimental branding that expresses and expands upon the curators’ core proposals.
The exhibition in MICA’s Pinkard Gallery features concepts for museums that explore installation art, history, and collaboration across disciplines. Some of the proposals involve interactive elements, test human perception, or feature unique objects; some are educational centers or invitations to play. Limited edition multiples from the museums will be free for the first visitors to Pinkard Gallery.
Imaginary Museum is structured so that designers and curators can be equals in a creative endeavor—presenting, responding, remixing, and supporting new ideas from their peers. This year, visiting designer and curator Jiminie Ha led a workshop to help students visualize the initial proposals. Through Imaginary Museum, curators and designers demonstrate their ability to tell concrete stories about abstract ideas, while establishing a meaningful and engaging dialogue with peers. Participants in Imaginary Museum include students from the following programs at MICA: Art History BFA, Critical Studies MA, Curatorial Practice MFA, Graphic Design MFA, Interdisciplinary Sculpture BFA, Painting BFA, and Post Baccalaureate in Fine Art.
Participants: Ellen Lupton (Director, MFA in Graphic Design) Marcus Civin (Faculty, MFA in Curatorial Practice), Kibibi Ajanku, Nada Alaradi, Max Anderson, Matthew Bambach, Henry Becker, Rhea Beckett, Zui Chen, Elena Cheney, Sheena Crawley, David Dale, Ashley DeHoyos, Molly Gamble, Lee Heinemann, Linxuan Lyu, Margaret MacDonald, Erin Meekhof, Jen Melvin, Chrissie Miller, Nick Petr, Yu Sheng, Hitesh Singhal, Tiffany Small, Doug Thomas, Hieu Tran, Taylor Williams, Jie Yu, Emma Zhang, and Ran Zheng.
New Paintings: Alma Roberts
Closing Reception Friday, March 27 from 5-7 pm
Nancy by SNAC
131 West North Avenue
(inside the MICA GRADUATE CENTER)
ERIC DOERINGER – TIME AND AGAIN at Guest Spot
Friday, March 27 at 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Guest Spot at The Reinstitute
1715 N Calvert St, Baltimore, Maryland 21202
March 27 – May 2, 2015
TIME AND AGAIN will be the first full representation of Doeringer’s artwork to explicitly delve into the themes of time and repetition. The exhibition will include date paintings (Inspired by On Kawara) , spot paintings (after Damien Hirst) and Doeringer’s updates of Andy Warhol’s Brillo Boxes, Campbell’s Soup can paintings, and 8-hour filmic portrait of the empire state building.
Full Press release at www.guestspot.org
Works will also be posted to http://echoes2015.tumblr.com/ through May 3.
SPECIAL PMF EDITION Alloverstreet: East Oliver Street Art Walk
Friday, March 27 from 7-10 pm
East Oliver Street & Guilford Ave
Process Collective Presents:
ALLOVERSTREET: East Oliver Street Art Walk
In celebration of Open Space Publications and Multiples Fair and the Baltimore Museum of Art’s Baltimore Contemporary Print Fair we will be hosting a special Alloverstreet: East Oliver Street Art walk on Friday, March 27th from 7-10pm. The art spaces will also be hosting open gallery hours from 1-4pm on the 28th.
Alloverstreet is a night of simultanouse art openings and events spanning the many art spaces of East Oliver Street in the Station North Arts and Entertainment District.
City Paper’s “Best Art Walk That Doesn’t Suck” 2014
A collaboration Coast To Coast between Diane Young and Hunter-Savoy, accompanied by High Rollers and your Lady of Injury.
The Copycat Building, Apt A100, 1511 Guilford Ave, Baltimore, MD 21202
Works by Sean FitzPatrick
440 E Oliver Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
TIME AND AGAIN
Guest Spot @ The Reinstitute
Work by Eric Doeringer
1715 N Calvert St. Baltimore, MD, 21202
STRANGE NEW FEELS
Works by Caeli Carr Potter, Alex Day, Claire Felonis, Sara Grose, Angela Heaps and Spencer Shope
Curated by Sara Grose and Claire Felonis
The Copycat Building, Apt A100, 1511 Guilford Ave, Baltimore, MD 21202
Printed matter by Caeli Carr-Potter, Tristan Scow, Mary Reisenwitz, Kate Klingbeil, Chris Williford & Vivian Loh
Curated by Sonja Solvang
The Copycat Building, Apt B501, 1511 Guilford Ave, Baltimore, MD 21202
Work by Rosemary Liss
The Copycat Building, 1515 Guilford Ave, Baltimore, MD 21202
Other events in the area:
WE SHOULD SEE EACH OTHER MORE OFTEN
The Koban Project
Work by Katie Duffy, Dave Eassa, and Ali Seradge
Police koban at the southeast corner of E. Lanvale & N. Charles St.
Hours: 7-9PM PLUS Pen & Quill has extended their happy hour for this event until 8PM!
BUBBLE OVER GREEN
Work by Victoria Fu
101 W North Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21201
Labbodies | Blood Cube
Friday, March 27 at 7 – 9pm
116 W Mulberry St, Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Labbodies in partnership with Platform Gallery presents:
“Blood Cube” a performance by Emilia Anniina Pennanen.
“Spit Performance” by Jennifer Wright
STAGE FRIGHT Opening Reception at Gallery CA
Friday, March 27 at 7 pm
440 E Oliver St, Baltimore, Maryland 21202
STAGE FRIGHT is a solo show of new paintings by Baltimore artist Sean FitzPatrick.
ON VIEW March 20 – April 7
RECEPTION Friday, March 27 (7-10 PM) During the ALLOVERSTREET ART WALK
Sean FitzPatrick (b. 1990) is a painter based in Baltimore, MD. In 2012 he received his BFA in painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art and has since exhibited his work in New York, Virginia, and Maryland. Recent group shows include, Juvenescence at the Silber Art Gallery (MD), Baltimore Artists + Mera Rubell + WPA = Love at Marianne Boesky Gallery (NY), and Select 2014 at Artisphere (VA).
Julia Fullerton-Batten: Selected Images 2004-2014
March 27 – April 25
Opening reception: Friday, March 27th 6pm-8pm
216 West Read, West Baltimore, Maryland 21201
RandallScottProjects is pleased to announce our next exhibition, Julia Fullerton-Batten: Selected images 2004-2014 opening March 27th and continuing through April 25th. This will be the artists third solo exhibition with the gallery and the first time her work has been exhibited in Baltimore.
Best known for her ground breaking series Teenage Stories (2005-2006) London based, Julia Fullerton-Batten explores the complex emotional, physical and social transitions experienced by adolescent girls. Teenage Stories depicted a young girls passing into the beginnings of adolescence where the reality of responsibility and the non-reality of the fantasy life of a young child played themselves out in domestic/suburban scenes. Her images contrasted through scale and dis-belief, placed her subjects in a dreamworld where reality and fantasy coexist.
Her following bodies of work, School Play (2007), In Between (2008-2009) and Awkward (2011) continued the Teenage Stories context progressing her subjects to young adulthood.
Within this time Fullerton-Batten’s photographic career excelled, soon becoming one of London’s most sought after advertising an editorial photographers. At odds were the demands of the commercial world and the desire to produce her personal fine art projects. The core of each became a personal style based on highly stylized production values, a grueling work ethic and deeply personal subject matter. Mothers and Daughters (2012) explored the extreme dynamic of Maternal relationship, In Unadorned (2012) Fullerton-Batten examined the role of the human figure and its objectification in contemporary media. For this series, Fullerton-Batten selected full figured subjects, those that contemporary media, and society would deem “fat” and considered undesirable. She placed each subject into a contemporary still life environment drawn from a period in historical painting when the fuller figure was considered true to life and desirable. Her subjects appear comfortable, without shame or inhibition, however we as a society, influenced and manipulated are lead to believe that these people must not be comfortable in their own skin. This fuels a deeper subtext that we, as visual consumers must understand and discern: reality vs. truth in advertising.
This series was followed by Blind (2013), A Testament to Love (2013) Korea (2013) and In Service (2014).
Over the past ten years Julia Fullerton-Batten has completed an impressive body of photographic work that has taken her around the world. Her photographs have been exhibited in over 100 solo and group exhibitions including The Swedish Museum of Photography, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza and Fundacion Madrid, The Pompidou Center Paris, The Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai and the National Portrait Gallery in London. She was awarded a Hasselblad Master award (2008) has won the Prestigious HSBC Foundation Award in Photography (2007) and was invited to lecture at National Geographic society in 2013.
Born in Germany, Fullerton-Batten currently lives and works in London, England.
Baltimore Museum of Art Contemporary Print Fair
Fair Saturday, March 28 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday, March 29 Noon – 6 p.m.
Events March 27 – 29
Don’t miss this highly anticipated showcase of limited editions, multi-part portfolios, and single prints, by established and emerging artists. The 2015 Print Fair brings together 21 vendors from around the United States representing hundreds of artists. New collectors and curious art-enthusiasts are always welcome! In the Print Fair’s intimate and inviting setting you can talk to publishers, printers, gallerists, and BMA curators to learn more about the art, artists, and printmaking techniques.
Proceeds from the Print Fair support contemporary acquisitions for the BMA’s collection of works on paper. To date, 170 objects have been purchased with funds raised from the Print Fair, many of them directly from the event. The Baltimore Contemporary Print Fair is presented by the BMA’s Print, Drawing & Photograph Society.
Preview and Reception
Friday, March 27, 6–8:30 p.m. | Invitation only
Preview the Fair before it opens to the public and enjoy a private reception with printers, gallerists, and BMA curators. Invitations will be mailed to Contributor Members at the Sponsor level and above ($500+) and members of the Joshua Johnson Council; Print, Drawing & Photograph Society; and Friends of Modern and Contemporary Art. Upgrade your BMA Membership to the Sponsor level to receive your invitation! Call 443-573-1800 or upgrade online at artbma.org.
Sunday, March 29, 11 a.m. | Free
The BMA welcomes back former curator Jan Howard, who now heads the department of prints, drawings, and photographs at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence. This lecture is sponsored by the Print, Drawing & Photograph Society.
Artist & Editions Award
Sunday, March 29, 3 p.m. | FREE with Print Fair admission
Established in 2002, this $1,000 award recognizes the work of a leading artist or master printer who has made a substantial contribution to the imagery, themes, and techniques of printmaking today.
PRINT CITY BALTIMORE
March 21–April 5
Don’t miss additional print events such as Open Space’s Prints & Multiples Fair VI and installations in Station North and at the Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower.
The Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore, MD, 21218
PMF VI – OPEN SPACE’S SIXTH ANNUAL PUBLICATIONS & MULTIPLES FAIR
Saturday, March 28 at 12 pm to March 29 at 6 pm
Baltimore Design School
1500 Barclay St, Baltimore, Maryland 21202
THE FAIR – PMF VI
Building on five consecutive years of growing print celebrations, Open Space is thrilled to present PMF VI, the Sixth Annual Publications & Multiples Fair, taking place March 28th and 29th, 2015 at the Baltimore Design School. This annual exposition provides the opportunity to admire, collect, and discuss artist publications, prints, and objects produced in multiple. Join us for this cornerstone event featuring works from over 100 local and national artists, and on-site programming all weekend. The fair is free and open to the public.
Date: March 28th & 29th
Time: 12 PM to 6 PM Saturday & Sunday
Location: Baltimore Design School
1500 Barclay St, Baltimore, MD 21202
Amelia, Christian and Stephen
Baltimore Design School
Baltimore Print Studios
Beast Grrl Zine
Bite Not Press ft. Nick Vyssotsky
Blonde Art Books
Bundle + Batch
Bushwick Print Lab
Christina Haines Ceramics
Every Day Good House
From The Loom
Horses Think Press
Ink Press Productions
Leah Wishnia // Happiness Comix
Lindsay Aura Miller
Lupin (featuring Colin Schappi)
Matthew Scott Gualco
MICA Design League
Milton Melvin Croissant III
Molly Colleen O’Connell
Nous Somme Loco
Ocular Media Group
Pau Wau Publications
Print Club Boston
Publication Studio Hudson
Somethings + More
The Black Widows
YTB Why The Beef
Zach Hazard Vaupen
ON-SITE FAIR PROGRAMMING:
Saturday, March 28th
Maybe Punk Rock Came True
A discussion with legendary writer, musician, and publisher V. Vale, and Baltimore artist Chris Day. Hear about the life of the creator of Search & Destroy and RE/Search Publications, and his thoughts on art, publishing, black humor, and the SF punk scene in the 70s.
20 Years of zingmagazine
Managing Editor Brandon Johnson will discuss the history, mission, and operations of New York-based zingmagazine through a visual montage of issue highlights and other ephemera.
Arts Criticism and the Arts Outpost
Post-Office Arts Journal moderates a panel discussion with Max Guy, Alex Ebstein, and Marcus Civin on criticality in non-capitals of art.
Artists of the Industrial Scene (2006)
dir. Marian Wallace
In this film, ten industrial artists and musicians expound on the ideas behind their music and art production and displays. Starring Mark Pauline, Genesis P-Orridge, Graeme Revell, Jerry Casale, Johanna Went, Jim Thirlwell, and others.
Sunday, March 29th
Female Bodies in the Art World with Hannah Mandel
A multimedia meditation and discussion on the physical form women inhabit when existing in the art world.
Just Do It!
A Pecha Kucha series of motivational speeches featuring Lexie Mountain, Lauren Brick, Kimi Hanauer, Emiline Boehringer, + more!
Experimental Films by Marian Wallace, featuring Ephemerality (1979), Getting At The Underworld (1985), Valentine’s Film (2000), GG’s Film (2000), The Kite Film (2001), and W.S. Burroughs on the Human Condition (2007).
Poetry Readings curated by Lane Harlan
BOUCHÉ | SYRELL: REAL ROCKS ARE HEAVY AND HARD TO FIND
Saturday, March 28 from 7 – 10
405 W Franklin St 4th Fl, Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Gallery Four is pleased to announce REAL ROCKS ARE HEAVY AND HARD TO FIND featuring new work by James Bouché and Ryan Syrell. Together, they have merged their seemingly disparate practices to create a show of collaborative sculpture and painting. Bouché & Syrell find common ground by using materials primarily associated with construction-building to address the physical and conceptual spaces that surround us.
James Bouché (b. 1990, San Diego, CA) is a Baltimore-based artist whose practice stems from interests in retail, construction, and post-modernism. He received his BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2012. Recent presentations of his work include “xXx” Current Space, “Tenebris” Spudink, and solo exhibition “Not Yet in Ruin” at Springsteen.
Ryan Syrell (b. 1984, Oswego, NY) is a Baltimore-based artist whose work focuses on the interrelationship between cartooning, abstraction, perception, and the recollection of visual data. Recent solo exhibitions include “Roughed In” at the John Fonda Gallery and “Addenda: Rosy-Fingered Dawn at Louse Point” at Guest Spot. Syrell received his BFA from SUNY Purchase in 2006 and is currently an MFA candidate at Virginia Commonwealth University.
REAL ROCKS ARE HEAVY AND HARD TO FIND opens concurrently with the 6th Annual Open Space Print and Multiple Fair, located at the Baltimore Design School. Bouché & Syrell will be selling an edition of prints at the fair in conjunction with the exhibition.
Gallery Four is a 10,000 sq. ft artist-run facility featuring live/work studios and a contemporary art exhibition space located in downtown Baltimore’s H&H building.
Guerrilla Furniture Design Book Signing @ Station North Tool Library
Saturday, March 28 from 7-10 pm
Object Guerilla is coming to print.
126 prototypes. 116 blog posts. 57 Instructables. 10 years.
Along the way, Will Holman used improvised workshops to build his own furniture from found materials. Guerilla Furniture Design distills that hard-won knowledge into 35 lean, low-cost projects for the modern nomad.
Come celebrate the book release with Will on March 28th, 2015 at the Station North Tool Library, 405 E. Oliver Street, from 7-10 PM. There will be posters, prototypes, local brews, and a few signed copies. Check out Object Guerilla for more information.
You can also check out Storey Publishing, the Guerilla Design Contest on Instructables, or a preview of the book on Issuu.