Maryland Art Place is pleased to present Smokey Hallow, a solo exhibition of projected videos, sculptures, and prints by Baltimore artist Zoë Charlton. Smokey Hollow is a homage to an African-American community that was founded in the 1890s in Tallahassee, Florida, the artist’s hometown which inspired Charlton’s new body of work. The video animates a 60” statue of a pregnant woman attributed to the Bangwa in Cameroon that was purchased in 2014 from an antique store north of Baltimore, MD. In the projection, the statue journeys across a broad landscape, birthing Black suburban communities behind her and consuming natural resources in her path.
Join us for a reception on Thursday, January 26thbetween the hours of 6 pm and 9 pm at Maryland Art Place located at 218 West Saratoga St.
Zoë Charlton makes large-scale figure drawings, primarily of women adorned with culturally loaded objects and covered in dense collaged landscapes. Charlton received her MFA degree from the University of Texas at Austin and participated in residencies, including Artpace Residency (TX), McColl Center for Art + Innovation (NC), Ucross Foundation (WY), the Skowhegan School of Painting (ME), and the Patterson Residency at the Creative Alliance (MD). Her work has been included in national and international exhibitions including The Delaware Contemporary (DE), the Harvey B. Gantt Center (NC), Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (AR), Studio Museum of Harlem (NY), Contemporary Art Museum (TX), the Zacheta National Gallery of Art (Poland), and Haas & Fischer Gallery (Switzerland).
She is a recipient of a Pollock-Krasner grant (2012) and a Rubys grant (2014). Museum collections include The Phillips Collection (DC), Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (AR), Birmingham Museum of Art (AL), and Studio Museum in Harlem (NY). She is a co-founder of Kindred Creative Residence + Agro-ForesT, based in Fletcher, VT. Kindred CRAFT is a BIPOC LGBTQIA+ led, inclusive collective of farmers, artists, educators, and activists committed to teaching sustainable living through regenerative agriculture, community outreach, and arts education. Charlton is a tenured, Full Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in The School of Art at George Mason University.Learn More