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Saturday, July 9 featured a ton of openings and events including the Sondheim Prize reception and those pictured here at the Baltimore Jewelry Center, Current, Phoebe Projects, Springsteen, and First Continent. Here’s a few photos from various contributors from the evening, with Stewart Watson contributing those from Current and the BJC.
IMG_1780Panspermia on Amazon Prime by Jon Duff at Current

Panspermia on Amazon Prime is the subsequent product of binge watching Star Trek: The Original Series while reading speculative realist philosophy. It is a depiction of the moment you realize you are living in a sci-fi reality with a script in a constant state of becoming. At that moment you consider both humanity’s origins and its potential. At that moment you are both repulsed and proud. At that moment you realize meaninglessness is everywhere, but “shit still matters.”

Jon Duff (b. 1986, Oconomowoc, WI) received his MFA at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in 2012, and his BFA from the University of Minnesota in 2008. He is a 2011 alum of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and he attended the Triangle Artists’ Workshop in 2012. After graduating from MICA, Duff was a finalist for the Janet and Walter Sondheim Award in 2012. Since then he has exhibited his work along the east coast in Georgia, Virginia, Baltimore, Delaware and New York. While he is primarily a sculptor, his work was published in New American Paintings in 2013. Duff lives in New York City and was named as one of “8 artists to watch from the 2015 Bushwick Open Studios” by Hyperallergic.

Current Space gallery hours: July 9 – 31, Sat. and Sun., 12 – 4pm, or by appointment

Screen Shot 2016-07-10 at 10.06.01 AMIMG_1783 IMG_1795IMG_1784IMG_1785Existence and Properties Are Inferred by Jonathan Latiano at Current

Playing off the notions of physics, ecology and futurism, Existence and Properties are Inferred, addresses humankind’s complex and contentious relationship with the multifaceted material; petroleum. Through the viewer’s own intimate experience with the artwork and the environment it creates, the artwork aims to amplify subjective perceptions of time, materiality and a tactile awareness of physical space.

Jonathan Latiano’s site-responsive, installation sculptures investigateconcepts of time and our subjective perception of the past, present and future. The crux of Latiano’s artwork lies within the greyernotions of the physical world and our ability to abstractly place ourselves within it.

Current Space gallery hours: July 9 – 31. Sat. and Sun., 12 – 4pm. or by appointment
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IMG_1792 IMG_1794 Baltimore Jewelry Center Birthday Party
IMG_5011 IMG_5012 IMG_5016 Works by Beth PayneIMG_5018 “3 Frogs Brooch”- Isabelle BusnelIMG_5019 “Become Undone: Mirrored Giraffe ll – Emily CobbIMG_5020 “Oak/Anemone Bracelet” – Sarah HoodIMG_5021 Yellow Necklace- “Yellow Tops” – Sherry InsleyIMG_5022Knuckle ring w/ pills: “Break in Case of Emergency” – Sherry Insley

Bright neon lights on Franklin Street for simultaneous openings of Springsteen, First Continent, Open Space, and Phoebe Projects.
Screen Shot 2016-07-10 at 9.48.05 AMScreen Shot 2016-07-10 at 9.51.54 AMA Squinter’s Watch: Colin Foster at Springsteen Gallery

Screen Shot 2016-07-10 at 9.52.21 AMMichael Assiff: Remediation Flowers at First Continent

Screen Shot 2016-07-10 at 9.50.08 AMJackie Milad: Pyramids Fall Too at Phoebe Projects

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