Thursday, May 16 – June 25, 2024

Opening Reception:
Thursday May 16, 2024 | 5 -9 pm

Thursday, June 13 | 6 – 8 pm

Closing Reception:
Tuesday, June 25 | 6 to 8 pm

Maryland Art Place in collaboration with COFAC CoLab  Directors Dr. Kalima Young and Ada Pinkston, are excited to present “Invisible Architectures \ Social Contracts.” This exhibition explores the impact of geographic, economic, social, and institutional structures on personal relationships. This dynamic interdisciplinary art festival and Co-Lab sponsored project  (Spring 2024) investigates the past, present and future directions social contracts may take. Join us on Thursday, May 16 from 5 pm to 9 pm for the opening reception taking place during the BROMO Art Walk with accompanying performances held on Friday, June 14 (details forthcoming).

About Invisible Architectures: 

As we approach another election year in the United States, agreements about what is included in an American social contract continue to be up for debate.The term social contract started when philosophers from France to England started to think about the nature of humanity and the tensions that exist between the people who enact power and the people who do not. What are the agreed upon boundaries that exist within our social, family and political structures? How do these boundaries create or negate cognitive distance with what actually happens in any social theater? Artistic interventions have the potential to offer us much needed insights and possibilities for our collective future.

Exhibiting Artists: 

Visual Art –  Elizabeth Ashe, Samia, Bzioui, Se Jong Cho, Monique Crabb, Noël Da, Julianna Dail, Pack, G., Katie Gill-Harvey, Helen Glazer, QRCKY, Sanzi Kermes, Nate LarsonGeorge Lorio, Dereck, Mangus, Kellan Marriott, Hope & Faith McCorkle, Claudia McDonough, Bruce, McKaig, Sasha- Loriene McClain, Lisa Moren, Pamela Thompson, Jamal Thorne, Jared Ragland, Agustin Rosa, and Heidi Younger.

Video – Gabriel Bejarano, Nia Hampton, Jackie, Hoysted, Alexandra Garove, Patrick Riley, and Tima Aflitunov.

Performance – Jacob Budenz, Laure Drogoul, Sheila Gaskins, Nora Howell, Nigel Semaj, Peter Redgrave, VILLAGER, Move Move Collaborative, and Monsieur Zohore

Doreen Bolger Bio: 

Doreen Bolger, retired Director of The Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA), served from 1998 to 2015. During her 17-year tenure, she led a successful $100 million fundraising campaign, oversaw BMA’s renovation, implemented free admission, and transitioned the institution from a city agency to a private organization. Bolger holds a BA magna cum laude from Bucknell University, an MA from the University of Delaware, and a PhD from the Graduate Center at the City University of New York. Prior to her BMA role, she worked at The Metropolitan Museum of Art as Curator and Manager of the Henry R. Luce Center for American Art, Curator at the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth, TX, and served as Director of the Rhode Island School of Design Museum. Since retirement, Bolger has contributed to local arts organizations including: Creative Alliance, Maryland Citizens for the Arts, Maryland Art Place, and Woman’s Club of Roland Park; curated exhibitions in the co-curation of  MICA’s 2015/2016 Graduate Exhibition; and gifted twenty works to the Reginald F. Lewis Museum. She also contributed to Bmore Art’s publication City of Artists Baltimore (2023).

About Invisible Architectures in CoLab

The COFAC CoLab is an incubator for ideas, projects and collaboration. The lab is a home for interdisciplinary work. It’s a hub where ideas can be cross-fertilized and put into motion. Designed as a space where fields of study are porous, the objective is to build new knowledge for an ever-evolving world. Professors Dr. Kalima Young, (Department of Electronic Media & Film) and Ada Pinkston (Department of Art + Design, Art History Art Education) were selected to be Towson University’s College of Fine Arts and Communication CoLab Directors from 2021-2024.

About Maryland Art Place 

Maryland Art Place (MAP) inspires, supports, and encourages artistic expression through innovative programming, exhibitions, and educational opportunities while recognizing the powerful impact art can have on our community. MAP creates a dynamic environment for artists of our time to engage the public by nurturing and promoting new ideas. MAP has served as a critical resource for contemporary art in the Mid-Atlantic since 1981.

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