Critical Review

Critical Review

'The Space Between Us' at Gallery CA recontextualizes experiences that are personal yet also universal

By recontextualizing personal and universal experiences and focusing on artists who are Black, Indigenous, and people of color, the show presents an opportunity for other BIPOC artists to continue breaking the mold of what abstraction can look like: a fundamentally multifaceted form of expression.

Step right up and beat your hope to death at the world's most depressing art show!

Curated by Kader Attia and titled Still Here!, this year’s edition mulls the lasting impacts of colonialism, modernity, globalization, and ecological exploitation and collapse—as well as dozens of tangentially related ills.

To Go Faster at Current Space is a cohesive group exhibition about the impact of our cultural obsession with velocity

A dynamic group show that explores the rapid pace of society, the collective need to move at a brisk speed, and how that affects our surroundings.

The Peale and Maryland Art Place convene a range of contemporary ideas into vivid and comprehensive group exhibitions

If you are curious about the future of the contemporary art world in Baltimore, our regional MFA and Visual Arts programs are brimming with talented art world contenders, including students, faculty, and alumni.

The contemporary painter's work holds sorrow and joy, pain and comfort, tears and laughter together in the same space

Toor's paintings are autobiographical yet steeped in references to classical paintings, executed with the casual air of an illustrator in his sketchbook.

Metamorphosis within the surreal landscapes of 'Neptune Frost' and 'Strawberry Mansion'

The creators of two recent, enthralling films—Neptune Frost (2022) and Strawberry Mansion (2021)—also call on dreams in their dystopian science fiction, presenting provocative and fluid narratives with dynamic characters, beautiful shots of landscapes, and curious costuming.

Richard Serra’s new installation and a Museum Guard-curated Exhibition at the BMA

Mini reviews of exhibits at the Glenstone Museum and the Baltimore Museum of Art

Gilliam, who died on June 25, had an artistic practice dedicated to the interrogation of self and spirit

Much like the artist’s enduring body of work, the heart of 'Full Circle' is found in its layers.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to partner with Pussy Riot this year.”

"WHEN EVERYTHING IS POLITICAL, NOTHING IS / WHEN NOTHING IS POLITICAL, EVERYTHING IS"

Nightlife photography of the past and present at Maryland Center for History and Culture

Curated by Joe Tropea, Visions of Night: Baltimore Nocturnes at the Maryland Center for History and Culture beautifully and seamlessly integrates Baltimore nightlife of the past and present.

Campy horror aesthetics, charmingly faux-naive techniques, abstract allusions to the body, environmental concerns and more

With 82 galleries representing 37 countries, the surprisingly compact fair is dense with content.

On Amber Eve Anderson’s “Something Worth Doing” at Hamiltonian Gallery

These arrangements are subtle and pleasing, though on closer inspection, starkly funny. 

Six Mid-Atlantic artists present solo exhibitions at the Arlington Art Center

Kyrae Dawaun, Danni O’Brien, Alexander D’Agostino, Sharon Shapiro, Marisa Stratton, and Ju Yun each have an investigative approach to art-making and present new, invigorating works in their solo shows.

Erin Fostel: 'Time of Day, Place in Life' at C. Grimaldis Gallery

Fostel’s drawings are as much about what’s there as what’s not.

'Activating the Renaissance' at the Walters brings contemporary artists into conversation with altarpieces and saints

Flanked by ranks of Quattrocento holy figures, Stephen Towns’ protagonist feels at once at home and strikingly distinct.

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