Issue 15: Migration
Issue 15: Migration
For Australians Meredith McHugh and Christian Best who comprise the band Smoke Bellow— along with American drummer and vocalist Jen Kirby from the Stranger Time People band—music is the language through which they migrated to Baltimore.
Among art collectors, Kudrnac is ecumenical and unpredictable, unusual because of his willingness to trust his own instincts and to invest generously, including objects considered craft and furniture.
Rice’s work is so successful because she uses documents, data, maps, and other tools that create the foundation of her lived experiences as a middle-aged white woman in America to create large-scale, labor-intensive, craft-based pieces whose effect is simultaneously visual and conceptual.
With six studio spaces, an exhibition and event space, workshops, a library, and generous common areas, the Crow's Nest will foster “a diverse creative community whose members can inspire one another, collaborate, experiment, and cross-pollinate ideas."
The worker-owned business model was a no-brainer for the founding members, who understand that true democracy in the workplace cannot be achieved without access to ownership.
Chuks places particular emphasis on the past/present and individual/community; his dynamic portraits are synchronous explorations of self and subject.
Spirited Afro-futuristic designs that encapsulate a love for culture and home country, utilizing bold pattern fabrics designed just for her in Nigeria.
Hearing the term migration, what do you envision? Is migration just that one journey from point A to point B, that physical journey, or is it more? Is it lifelong?
Kumar’s intricate and varied artistic/academic background is reflected in her wide-ranging practice. She says she finds art particularly exciting when it functions as a tool for “reinvention.”
Born in Puerto Rico and raised in Arlington, VA, Robles-Gordon returned to exhibit her work in San Juan, but the trip inspired a performance as the focus for her latest project
BmoreArt's Issue 15 considers global influence in conjunction with unique aspects of regionalism, examining how disparate cultural elements become a part of our collective conversation.