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.
Panspermia 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
Existence 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
Baltimore Jewelry Center Birthday Party
Works by Beth Payne “3 Frogs Brooch”- Isabelle Busnel “Become Undone: Mirrored Giraffe ll – Emily Cobb “Oak/Anemone Bracelet” – Sarah Hood Yellow Necklace- “Yellow Tops” – Sherry InsleyKnuckle 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.
A Squinter’s Watch: Colin Foster at Springsteen Gallery
Michael Assiff: Remediation Flowers at First Continent
Jackie Milad: Pyramids Fall Too at Phoebe Projects