Visual Art

Visual Art

Dispatches from Untitled Art Fair and NADA at Miami Art Week 2021

The term horror vacui, or “fear of the vacuum,” remained stuck in my head… could this new maximalism be a reflection of the claustrophobia of lockdown life and fear of loss?

At the Katzen Arts Center, Robles-Gordon's exhibition conveys a first-person account of the intimacies of movement

In Robles-Gordon’s hands, mistaking the map means we must contend with the entanglements of colonialism and empire—and the spiritual resonance of it all—in the wake of violence. 

Photo Essay Documenting a Miami Art Fair Performance courtesy of de boer

Monsieur Zohore’s performance, entitled Rush, casts a critical lens on the lineage of ‘bro culture’ linking lascivious behavior to so-called heteronormative practices often tied to fraternal Greek stereotypes.

Photos by Elena Volkova from the release party for Issue 12, celebrating visionary, maximalist-leaning creatives

“More is More” is the theme for BmoreArt's Issue 12, where maximalism, inclusivity, exuberance, and accumulation become the modus operandi for a post-pandemic world.

Soft Water Hard Stone is curated by Margot Norton and Jamillah James

The 2021 New Museum Triennial, Soft Water Hard Stone, the museum's fifth, exhibits works by 40 artists and collectives from around the world including Baltimore's Cynthia Daignault and Kahlil Robert Irving.

Courtney Richeson's series presents varied ecological regions and built environments

The Views from the Train series mimics the contemplative act of looking out the window and speculating on the various ways of living in the world

The larger-than-life bronze statue of McCardell, sculpted by Sarah Hempel Irani, is located in Carroll Creek Park

There are so many more stories to tell about female-identifying people throughout history, and so many histories neglected and erased, but it is exciting to see the beginnings of new figures celebrated on this kind of stage.

MAP’s retrospective celebrates 30+ years of Baltimore’s underground performance art showcase

A discussion with Laure Drogoul about her show at Maryland Art Place and the 14 Karat Cabaret, an “Exquisite Corpse Manifest”

Antwaun Sargent's book-turned-exhibition features contemporary Black photographers working across the worlds of fine art and fashion at MICA

This cohort of photographers apply the fine-art idioms of landscape, portraiture, and still life to fashion photography.

Rebecca Marimutu is a contemporary photographer and interdisciplinary artist whose work explores the self, identity, and materiality

Both analog and digital, Marimutu’s photo collages reveal a process of self discovery and self representation through the active manipulating and reconfiguring of material into sculptural figures.

A compelling mix of archival and artistic presentations, combining didactic texts with creative installations and works by visual artists

Their first goal was to understand just what has been lost: to reconstruct the contours of the expansive collection.

An Interview with Curator of the Americas Ellen Hoobler

Translations and Transitions celebrates Mexican and Central American History and Culture through November 7

Three Baltimore exhibitions worth a visit this week

Bill Schmidt and Jan Razauskas’ Spatial Fabrications at MONO Practice, Color and Illusion: The Still Lifes of Juan Gris at the BMA, and Rania Matar’s She at C. Grimaldis Gallery.

Saskia Kahn's Skatepark Baltimore is an ongoing, collaborative, photo-based art project

Skatepark Baltimore is an ongoing, photo-based art project about resilience, love, and identity.

There is a feedback loop between Bill Schmidt's studio and his visual world, where mysterious shapes take on greater significance

Schmidt works at a tiny scale so that viewers to have to get close to his paintings, to have an intimate and “one-on-one relationship with the surfaces.''

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