Visual Art

Visual Art

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.''

The Current Space Members Cocktail Party on September 30

Photos of guests under giant banana leaves and vines and twinkling lights, and a conversation with Michael Benevento and Julianne Hamilton about Current's outdoor adventures in music, art, and community building.

Mann’s wall-sized collages and installations rework and play with her own life and history, visually summarizing the collision of her upbringing

Mann simultaneously combines Eastern and Western influences, using extremely old mediums such as Sumi-e ink, invented in the first century AD in China, and contemporary ones such as Yupo paper, to create a synthesis that is personal and multi-faceted.

An integral part of Gatlin's process is to look at a big idea in different ways and consider it from every angle

"I identify as interdisciplinary and sometimes I even go as far as to say non-disciplinary because I have a craft and DIY background. I don't necessarily feel like discipline is the right word to use. I love materials and I love playing with something new, I think that’s the thing that pulls me."

Micah E. Wood's intimate portraits capture a bold musical vision

Color-saturated images of favorite Baltimore-based bands inspired by fashion, design, and art

"Laurie Anderson: The Weather" presents more than fifty works from across a renowned career

Featuring sculptures, installations, videos, and photographs, and juxtaposing pieces from across her career with a host of recent works , "The Weather" is a dazzling display of what the art historian RoseLee Goldberg once called Anderson’s “powerful inventive drive.

This group exhibition of contemporary Black Baltimore- and DC-based artists plays on personal and collective histories

The show’s larger focus is material culture, specifically Black material culture featuring objects that contain history and tradition.

Why is a painting of a nude woman by a woman potentially offensive, but not one by a man?

Lisa Yuskavage’s porn-inspired, rainbow-hued paintings of women in fantasy landscapes are featured at the BMA through Sept 19 in Wilderness, a survey show co-organized with the Aspen Museum of Art

The curator-centric show favors colorful, crafty, and playful work that transforms its banal context—two vacant floors of a Manhattan office building

This year, dozens of curators were invited to organize exhibitions around the theme HEARSAY:HERESY—a timely prompt in this age of fake news and ever raging culture wars, yet one that often manifested in decidedly Medieval aesthetics.

At Baltimore's Milk & Ice Vintage, Clothing Offers Histories of Resilience and Innovation

Models Abbey Parrish and Paris Roberts bring historic vintage pieces to life in a photo essay by Jill Fannon

This photo essay by Gregory McKay might make you fall in love with Baltimore

Harmonious images of Baltimore created after six years, tens of thousands of photos, and thousands of miles on a bike with a camera.

Formed in 1955, the community clay studio comprises professionals and hobbyists, long-term potters alongside new enthusiasts

The Guild’s original animating purpose—to encourage curiosity about clay, push craftsmanship, and, perhaps most vitally, sustain a community clay studio—continues to motivate its membership.

The Barclay native discusses teaching and learning, art as sustenance, and starting grad school in her 60s

"I like to encourage them that this is yours; own it, own its greatness. I say there’s always a blessing in the lesson."

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