Critical Review

Critical Review

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.

Review of 'Early Blossoms/Perilous Thirds' at Current Space featuring Stephanie Barber, Patrick David, and Josh Dorman

Barber, David, and Dorman transport viewers to fictitious and prophetic scenarios of apocalypses and hopeful futures that suspend disbelief through immersion in surreal realms.

Five-artist show at Mono Practice invites reconsiderations of abstraction 

The intimate group show, Order and Uncertainty: Five Abstract Painters, features painters who share what curator Timothy App calls a classical impulse to bring order to abstraction: Power Boothe, the late Julie Karabenick; Patsy Krebs, WC Richardson, and Linling Lu.

In 'Don’t put it back like it was,’ Larner explores creative destruction and transformation through materials such as mold, hair, and stainless steel

The first object I meet immediately implicates me in a process of dismantling.

Succinct reviews of three must-see exhibitions in Baltimore this weekend

CENTENNIAL: On The Topic Of Now at Current Space, Open House: Art, Craft, and Domesticity at MICA's Decker Gallery, and a new art gallery/retail space in the former ICA Baltimore building on North Avenue.

A look back at 2021 releases from Baltimore/DC-affiliated artists in anticipation for 2022

Entering 2022, it is gratifying that this city's music is still full of such vitality.

Four Baltimore-based women artists handily exceed expectations when given an opportunity at the Baltimore Museum of Art

Lauren Frances Adams, Mequitta Ahuja, LaToya M. Hobbs, and Cindy Cheng received significant project support from the BMA to create new bodies of work.

The Circle and the Line: The Jewelry of Betty Cooke at The Walters Art Museum

There is subtlety, but never repetition in this retrospective of 160 objects. There is revelation in the tiniest nuance.

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