Conversations will be on view at Goucher College’s Silber Art Gallery in the Sanford J. Ungar Athenaeum from February 8 to May 25, 2024 (extended). This gallery, which is free, open to the public, and accessible to all, is open Thursday through Sunday from noon to 7 p.m.

Mirna Bamieh, Gabo Cambnitzer, Lux Eterna, Bang Geul Han, Adam Golfer, Kyoung eun Kang, Elizabeth Tannie Lewin (“E. Betsy Lewin”), Ellie Lobovits, Katy McCarthy, Helina Metaferia, Mujero, Sunita Prasad, Rachelle Mozman Solano, Katz Tepper, and Gabriela Vainsencher.

A panel discussion and film screening will be held Friday, May 9, 2024, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Silber Art Gallery with participating artists Rachelle Mozman Solano, Adam Golfer, Mujero, and Curator, Janna Dyk. Email [email protected] for more information.

An artist’s reception will be held Thursday, February 22, 2024, from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Silber Art Gallery. Email [email protected] for more information.

Goucher is pleased to present Conversations, a group exhibition featuring the work of 15 artists working in video, film, installation, drawing, and sculpture.

Utilizing a wide range of formats—casual verbal exchange, interview, monologue, letters, redacted or reconstructed words, formal presentation—Conversations is a group exhibition that engages the notion of dialogue in contemporary art. While many artists use human discourse as the centerpiece of their work, others explore conversation more abstractly, engaging an imagined viewer, inanimate object, historical archive, person, or legacy, internet-fueled data, or philosophical entity.

At its core, Conversations asks, in a post-AI, post-social media era of multiplicities, where each individual seeks to hold and own their stories and conversations across and in front of many histories and cultures, where do verbal exchanges exist?

Placed together, the works examine a range of emotions—the power, catharsis, empathy, messiness, discomfort, failure, or vulnerability, to name a few—of engaging complex, nostalgic, or even mundane subjects through language.

This exhibition is curated by Janna Dyk, Goucher’s Director and Curator of Exhibitions, and features artists who Dyk met in or through her community in New York City. Additional assistance was provided by Jared Paolini, Digital Arts & Technology Specialist, Goucher College, and William Demaria.

Goucher College’s Silber Gallery is supported in part by grants from the The Maryland State Arts Council and the Baltimore County Arts Council.

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