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.
To submit your calendar event, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
QUEER PULSE Thursday, June 11 and Friday, June 12
307 W Baltimore St, Baltimore, Maryland 21201
THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 8PM, $10
FRIDAY, JUNE 12, 8PM, $5
Last summer, an edition of Queer Pulse was created as a night of performance exploring queerness in its many iterations. This June 11 & 12, join us for a special two-night exploration through performance and media. Organized by Carly J. Bales and Alex D’Agostino.
A NIGHT OF PERFORMANCE – THURSDAY JUNE 11
Thursday, June 11 is headlined by John Moletress’ solo piece, JARMAN (all this maddening beauty), a performative gesture inspired by iconic queer artist, filmmaker and gardener Derek Jarman. Text by Caridad Svitch. (70 min.)
Opening works from Queerstories’ Lezbian Popcorn Cart, Waqia Abdul-Kareem, and Megan McShea. $10
FILM NIGHT – FRIDAY JUNE 12
Featuring a night of short film works from Richard Munaba, Xon Henry, Coral Short, Sarah Hill and Hayley Morgenstern, and Jane Clair Remick screened alongside performances from Jacob Budenz, Maddie Hicks, Delesslin George-Warren, Lynne Price & Andrew Sargus Klein. $5
Charlie Roberts, Kyle Bauer, and Karen Yasinsky at Randall Scott Projects
Opening Reception: Friday, June 12th 7pm-9pm
216 West Read, West Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Main Gallery: Charlie Roberts Palm Palm
In our backroom gallery: Kyle Bauer new work
Screening in the backyard: Karen Yasinsky
The Lonely Life of Debby Adams (weather permitting)
RandallScottProjects is pleased to present “Palm Palm” an exhibition of new paintings by Norway based artist Charlie Roberts. Also exhibiting will be Baltimore based mixed media artist, Kyle Bauer taking over our backroom project space.
Borrowing from art historical and pop cultural references, painted with a free flowing ease that cares less for reality as it does immediacy, Charlie Roberts’ narrative paintings capture that ordinary slice of everyday life that most people might pass over. Young Mothers with strollers and Baby Bjorns sipping wine at an outdoor cafe, complete with charging cell phones. Sporty girls adorned with commercial logos balancing on yoga balls or riding a skateboard simultaneously carrying tennis racquets and hockey sticks. Roberts subjects, abstracted in a manner similar to Picasso’s “Les Demoiselles d’Avignon” with elongated limbs and accentuated torsos imbue a fluid sense of realism, without definition of body and features. His environments likewise are a wash of color and brushstroke directed movements with lines that take you in and out and back into the frame and transform Roberts two-dimensional surface in to a subtly chaotic, yet ordered space.
Born in Kansas, educated in Vancouver and living and working in Oslo, Norway, Charlie Roberts has enjoyed solo exhibition in New York, Los Angeles, Copenhagen, London, Oslo, Stockholm and Amsterdam.
Baltimore based Kyle Bauer’s mixed media work is a process of breaking down selective images or objects into their purest representational forms, such as a squares, cylinders, pyramids, and rectangles. Each piece derives from a history with restoration and preservation, particularly of houses and furniture, reducing the known or recognizable image by means of texture manipulation into the common denominator of form, asking the viewer to investigate and interact with what is before them. Bauer received his MFA from Louisiana State University and has been a Sondheim Price finalist.
ALL THE PEOPLE Reception
Saturday, June 13: 2-4 pm
School 33 Art Center
1427 Light St, Baltimore, Maryland 21230
Come enjoy an afternoon with Stephanie Barber and Ink Press Productions to celebrate the release of her short story collection, ALL THE PEOPLE. Light fare and readings by Stephanie. Books will be available for $15.
Area 405 is pleased to present our summer exhibition in conjunction with Artscape 2015
Gilding the Lily Saturday June 13: 7-10 pm
Curated by René Treviño and Stewart Watson
Artscape Gallery Network Reception: July 17, 2015, 7-10pm
“Sometimes I doubt your commitment to Sparkle Motion”
–From the film Donnie Darko
Featuring works by:
Mary Annella Frank & Francesca Bozzelli
Marian April Glebes
Trudi Y Ludwig
The artists in this exhibit use glitter, gold leaf, silver Mylar and other reflective materials in their work. These works literally sparkle and yet they also condemn or implicate. Often this work is a mirror that pointedly reflects our consumer driven politics or the ephemerality of our existence. Looking simultaneously to the past and future, these artists gild lilies, explore the depths of space and perform magic.
This exhibition runs through June 12th through August 1st
Please check our facebook page or the Area 405 web site www.area405.com for gallery hours and more information about the artists.
Watching Things Burn at Springsteen
Saturday, June 13: 7-10 pm
502 West Franklin St, Baltimore, Maryland 21201
curated by Alex Ito
Springsteen is pleased to present, Watching Things Burn, a group exhibition featuring the work of Jason Benson, COBRA, Chloe Maratta, Izabelle New, Alex Perweiler, Sydney Shen, and Zachary Susskind. Watching Things Burn discusses the modes of measuring performance through varying media. The works in the exhibition present an emotive and semiotic movement, challenging how artists and audiences quantify and represent trauma, humor and the absurd. The opening reception will take place on Saturday, June 13, from 7 – 10 pm.
Saturday, June 13: 6-9 pm
3718 Ellerslie Ave, Baltimore, Maryland 21218
June 13 – July 5, 2015
Reception: Saturday, June 13, 6pm – 9pm
3718 Ellerslie Ave
Baltimore, MD 21218
Hours: Wednesdays 4-8pm and by appointment
“Settle Down” is a solo exhibition of installation and sculptural works by Chicago-based artist Jessica Caponigro. Her work for Lease Agreement is site-specific: through pattern, as is found in her hand-printed wallpaper installation, it physically references the formal elements found in the house while in essence it locates the psychological tensions found in a well-lived space. Caponigro’s minimal installations containing fluorite crystals, moss, astroturf, and rocks function as domestic signs that have been denied their normal role in order to expose the presences and absences found therein. Just as Bachelard defines Topoanalysis as the “systematic psychological study of the sites of our intimate lives” through lyrical philosophy in “The Poetics of Space”, Caponigro finds her analytic voice in the poetry of the physical object and geometry of living.
Before receiving her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Jessica Caponigro attended Bryn Mawr College where she earned her BA in the History of Art. In her work, Caponigro explores ideas of restriction through repetition, reproduction, and translation. She has taught classes at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Olive Harvey College, and currently teaches studio and academic classes at Harold Washington College. She has exhibited work at the DePaul Art Museum, Chicago Cultural Center, and the Highland Park Art Center. Her work is in the permanent collections at California State Long Beach and the Joan Flasch Artists’ Books Collection. She is a member of the feminist art collective Tracers, and frequently participates in workshops, most recently at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and NYU Florence. More of her work can be seen at www.jessicacaponigro.com.
Lease Agreement is a collaborative curatorial project by artists Adam Farcus and Allison Yasukawa. Set in the living room of the couple’s rental house, Lease Agreement continues in the tradition of apartment gallery exhibition spaces by exhibiting conceptually rigorous, engaging work within the context of a home.
This exhibition is hosted by Lease Agreement as a partnership with the artist residency, ACRE. ACRE (Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions) is a volunteer-run non-profit based in Chicago devoted to employing various systems of support for emerging artists and to creating a generative community of cultural producers. ACRE investigates and institutes models designed to help artists develop, present, and discuss their practices by providing forums for idea exchange, interdisciplinary collaboration, and experimental projects. More information about ACRE can be found at www.acreresidency.org.
E. Bannister Couture’s Fashion Showcase- L’Affaire Du Blanc et Noir
at the Lord Baltimore Hotel
Sunday, June 14: 3-7 pm
Lord Baltimore Hotel
20 W Baltimore St, Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Be there for the much anticipated relaunching of E. Bannister Couture and its 2016 line! Click the link below to purchase your tickets today! (Prices increase May 15th.) http://www.ebannister.com/#!event-details/cofs
Also with the launch of the new line, Ebannister Couture is giving back! Be there to witness the Inaugural Bannister Student Designer $2000 Scholarship Competition. The winner will be chosen from finalists the night of the showcase. The competition is open to high school seniors and undergrads majoring in fashion. Students must sew their own designs to be eligible to compete. Email email@example.com for details and registration form.
General Admission- $45 (thru June 13th) $55 at the door
VIP- SOLD OUT!!!!!
To purchase tickets or to register as a sponsor or vendor for the fashion showcase, CLICK THE LINK below!