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July Shines With Off-Campus Exhibitions, Events Featuring Alumni, Faculty

MICA artists participate in many off-campus shows this month

Posted 06.01.10 by mica communications

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Chul-Hyun Ahn '02, Color Space II, LED lights, mirror, wood, ed 2/3, 2010.

 

 

 

 

 

Members of the MICA community have their work showcased in exhibitions off-campus in July. Here are highlights (check back frequently as this will be continuously updated):

 

Baltimore-area shows and events

Wild Nothing
On view July 10-Aug. 29 (reception July 10, 7-11 p.m.), Metro Gallery, 1700 N. Charles St.
MICA connection: Curated by Elena Johnston '06 (illustration), and including work by Monique Crabb '09 (photography), Jordan Bernier '05 '06 (general fine arts, M.A. in Teaching), Katie Rose '05 (general fine arts) and Lesser Gonzalez '05 '06 (general fine arts, M.A. in Digital Arts), among others
• Thirteen artists reveal through photography the summer experience of heyday and youthful abandon. The collection of images exemplifies the excited energy innate to the heated season and the grittiness that accentuates it.

Allen Moore, 4x8baltimore vs. the world
On view July 10-Sept. 5 (reception on July 10, 7-10 p.m.), Current Space, 421 N. Howard St.
MICA connection: Allen Moore (video faculty), Jenny Mullins '09 (Hoffberger School of Painting), Lotfy Nathan '09 (painting), Robbie Rackleff '09 (Mount Royal School of Art), Alex Roper '99 (graphic design), Erin Womack '09 (illustration) and Dustin Wong '05 (sculpture) are among the artists representing Baltimore
baltimore vs. the world is a collection of videos from participants located in Baltimore and around the world. The exhibition features a wide range of works including documentary, animation, home video, experimental, music videos, shorts and more. This is the first exhibition in Current Space's new location.

RE: FURNISHED
On view July 10-July 31 (reception on July 10, 8-11 p.m.), Nudashank, H&H Arts Building, 405 W. Franklin St., 3rd Floor
MICA connection: Staff member Seth Crawford '09 (Rinehart School of Sculpture)
RE: FURNISHED is an all-sculpture group show of works that play on home decor, household objects, furniture and function.

Gladys   GoldsteinAuction of Gladys Goldstein's House and Artwork
Happening July 10,  Foldstein Residence, 2002 South Road
MICA connection: Gladys Goldstein (former MICA professor)
Alex Cooper auctioneers will be auctioning off the estate of former MICA professor Gladys Goldstein. This will include all of her personal artwork and her collection of various  artists including several other Baltimore artists.

Artscape 2010: Boxed In/Outside the Box
On view July 6-Aug. 7 (reception July 9, 6-8 p.m.), The Galleries at CCBC, 800 S. Rolling Road
MICA connection: Carolyn Case '97 (Mount Royal School of Art), Anne Chan '06 (Mount Royal School of Art) and Elena Volkova '02 '07 (photography, M.F.A. in Studio Art)
Boxed In/Outside the Box, curated by Peggy Fox, highlights the works of eleven artists who illustrate the concept of "the grid."

SUMMER '10
On view July 1-Aug. 21 (reception on July 1, 6-8 p.m.), C. Grimaldis Gallery, 523 N. Charles St.
MICA connection: Chul-Hyun Ahn
'02, David Brewster '86, Grace Hartigan (former Hoffberger School of Painting director), Paul Jeanes '06, Kim Manfredi '09, Raoul Middleman (painting faculty), Christopher Myers '94, Christopher Saah '06

Leah Cooper '09, drawing 1, iterating the ordinary:  site-responsive drawings, 2009.

Sondheim Artscape Prize
On view June 19-Aug. 1, Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive
MICA connection: Five of the seven finalists whose work is on display, Leah Cooper '09 (M.F.A. in Studio Art) and staff member; Ryan Hackett; Matthew Janson '09 (Mount Royal School of Art); Nate Larson (faculty in photography); Christopher LaVoie '08 (Rinehart School of Sculpture); Matthew Porterfield; and Karen Yasinsky (faculty in animation)
• The remaining 31 semifinalists' work will be on display at MICA's Decker and Meyerhoff galleries, July 16-18. For more information on the Sondheim Prize and the semifinalists, click here.
Read: The Baltimore Sun's feature about the Sondheim Prize finalists, showing at the BMA.

My American Series: The Documentary Story Quilts of Joan Gaither
On view June 18-Aug. 14 (reception on June 18, 6-10 p.m.), School 33, 1427 Light St.
MICA connection: Solo show of faculty member Joan Gaither
The exhibition showcases six quilts. Joan Gaither's working imagery and ideographs concentrate primarily on the history of Anne Arundel County and extend the genre of the story quilt to that of documentary narrative. MICA's Center for Race & Culture Director Leslie King-Hammond wrote an essay for the exhbition catalog.

Sign Language
On view June 17-July 19 (reception on June 17, 7-9 p.m.), Whole Gallery, H&H Buidling, 405 W. Franklin St., 3rd Floor
MICA connection:
Curated by Hannah Brancato '08 (fiber) and Jessie Unterhalter '05 (general fine arts), and including the work of more than 40 artists, many from the MICA community
• Signs are a way to communicate and organize the ideas of individual people into collective movements. The show brings together artists reflecting on the current political/social climate, with activists reshaping culture through the production art. For more information, click here.

Brain Drain
On view June 11-July 2 (reception on June 11, 7-10 p.m.), Nudashank, H&H Arts Building, 405 W. Franklin St., 3rd Floor
MICA connection: MICA staff member John Bohl '05 (painting) and Amir H. Fallah '02 (painting) are two of four artists
• Responding to a lifelong bombardment of over-stimulation, Brain Drain picks up right where you stop trying to make sense of the wreckage and start building it into a terrifying altar. Primarily working with paint, Drew Beckmeyer, John Bohl, Amir H. Fallah and Jason Redwood share an unrestrained use of imagery and color, constantly ricocheting concept off the automatic and following that path down until the Unknown inches further into the light. Click here for images of the opening reception.

Midsummer Eve: an Exploration of Color & Surface
On view June 3-Aug. 14, Meredith Gallery, 805 N. Charles St.
MICA connection: A group show including faculty members Adelaide Paul, Trisha Kyner, Lois Hennessey and Sarah Barnes, and MICA alumni Heeseung Lee '95, Michael Anthony '98 and Vicki McComas '78
 • A group summer exhibition featuring low-fired ceramic works with imagery based on flora and fauna.

MICA@Case[werks]: Janet and Walter Sondheim Prize and Mary Sawyers Baker Award Honorees
On view May 14-Aug. 13 (reception on July 16, 4-7 p.m.), Case[werks], 1501 Saint Paul St.
MICA connection: All exhibiting artists are MICA community, Milana Braslavsky '05 (Baker), Richard Cleaver '77 (Baker), Melissa Dickenson '02 (Sondheim), Laure Drogoul '81, (Sondheim), Christopher LaVoie '08 (Sondheim) and Hadieh Shafie, staff (Baker)

Works by Sarah Jacobs
On view May 7-end of July, Marcus-Boyd Realty, 926 Light St.
MICA connection:
Solo show of Sarah Jacobs '10 (Hoffberger School of Painting)
• A continuation of her M.F.A. Thesis Show at MICA, Declawed. Visit her website for more information.

Phyllis Berger, View from Cap Frehel (detail), Giclée print on paper, 2007.Sculpture at Evergreen 6: Simultaneous Presence
On view April 2-Sept. 26, Evergreen Museum and Library, 4545 N. Charles St.
MICA connection: Curated by Jennie Fleming '98 (Mount Royal School of Art) and featuring C. Ryan Patterson '06 (sculpture), Michael Benevento '05 (sculpture), Gary Kachadourian '79 (general fine arts), Sarah Doherty (faculty, interdisciplinary sculpture) and  Jonathan Taube '10 (interdisciplinary sculpture)
• Curated by artist Jennie Fleming and architect Ronit Eisenbach, the exhibition features 10 new site-specific temporary outdoor sculptures.


Regional shows

WASHINGTON, D.C.
Small Works on Paper
On view July 30-Aug. 26 (reception on July 30, 6-9 p.m.), MFA: Morton Fine Art (a pop-up project), 1781 Florida Ave. NW
MICA connection: Rosemary Feit Covey '76 (printmaking) is one of three artists in the show
Small Works on Paper features new work by artists Vonn Sumner, Laurel Hausler and Rosemary Feit Covey.

WASHINGTON, D.C.
New Now
On view July 24-Sept. 4 (reception on July 24, 7-9 p.m.), Hamiltonian Gallery, 1353 U St. NW
MICA connection: Three of five new So Hamiltonian Fellows are MICA alumni--Ryan Hoover '06 (Mount Royal School of Art), Joyce Lee '10 (Mount Royal School of Art) and Elena Volkova '02 '07 (photography, M.F.A. in Studio Art)
• Hamiltonian Gallery hosts an introductory group exhibition of these five new fellows. Each artist will be displaying the work with which they were accepted.

WASHINGTON, D.C.
ACADAMY 2010
On view July 10-Aug. 23, Conner Contemporary Art, 1358 Florida Ave. NE
MICA connection: Philip Hinge '10, Timothy Horjus '05, Benjamin Kelley '10, Joyce Lee '10, Christina Martinelli '10, Ting Zhang '10, Calder Brannock '10
• Conner Contemporary hosts ACADEMY 2010, the 10-year anniversary of its annual invitational survey of outstanding work by M.F.A./B.F.A. students in the Washington/Baltimore area.

WASHINGTON, D.C.
Private Practice: Bad Ideas, Dead Ends and Guilty Pleasures
On view June 19-July 17, Hamiltonian Gallery, 1353 U St. NW
MICA connection: So Hamiltonian Fellows Katherine Mann '09 (Hoffberger School of Painting) and Magnolia Laurie '09 (Mount Royal School of Art) are among the featured artists
• Each spring, Hamiltonian Gallery culminates its year by selecting an established artist to curate a group show that will include all of the Hamiltonian Fellows. This year, renowned sculptor David Page has conceptualized the theme for this compelling show.

 

Out-of-town shows

PHILADELPHIA
Eve Andrée Laramée, Magic Lantern: The Memory of the Stones, copper, brass, stainless steel, glass lens, videoLuminous Darwin: The Lost Notebooks of Charles Darwin part of the Dialogues with Darwin exhibition
On view April 17-Oct. 17, American Philosophical Society Museum, 104 S. Fifth St.
MICA connection: Eve Andrée Laramée, faculty member in interdisciplinary sculpture
Lumnious Darwin, by Eve Andrée Laramée, is an artistic intervention within the historical exhibition, Dialogues with Darwin. Reponding to the visual culture of the mid-19th century, the artist made sculptures that play on historical scientific instruments as well as 19th-century pre-cinematic devices. Laramée presents video-sculpture interpretations of evolution in relation to the animal, vegetable and mineral realms. This unique model for an artist's project allows the viewer to absorb the historical material and simultaneously reflect on the contemporary material, thus bridging thought processes on evolution of a 21st-century artist with a 19th-century scientist creating an imaginary "conversation" spanning 200 years.

PITTSBURGH
Fiberart International 2010
On view April 16-Aug. 22, at both the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts and the Society for Contemporary Craft
MICA connection: John Paul Morabito '05 (fiber)
• John Paul Morabito is just one of the artists featured in this triennial exhibition, which this year showcases the work of 84 artists from 14 countries. After Pittsburgh, the exhibition go on tour to the Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester and then the San Francisco Museum of Craft and Design.

NEW YORK
Ain't I A Woman
On view July 15-Dec.19 (reception on July 15, 6-9 p.m.), MoCADA (The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts), 80 Hanson Place, Brooklyn
MICA connection: Andrea Chung '08 (Mount Royal School of Art)
• This group exhibition offers contemporary artistic depictions of women of African descent, focusing specifically on their interiority. Andrea Chung will be featuring a video piece based on her Fulbright research in Mauritius. For more information and related programming dates, click here.

Jeff Kessel

 

NEW YORK
Jeff Kessel
On view July 1- Aug. 13 (Reception on July 1, 6-8 p.m.), Derek Eller Gallery, 615 West 27th St.
MICA connection: Jeff Kessel '03 (painting)
• For his first solo exhibition in New York, Jeff Kessel presents a new series of multi-layered abstract paintings.

 

NEW YORK
Exhibition of 2009 Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant Program Recipients
On view June 10-July 31, CUE Art Foundation, 511 West 25th St.
MICA connection: James Williams II '09 (Mount Royal School of Art)
• The Joan Mitchell Foundation, in collaboration with the CUE Art Foundation, is showing current the artwork of the 15 award recipients. The annual MFA Grant Program was created in 1997 to help MFA painters & sculptors in furthering their artistic careers and to aid in the transition from academic to professional studio work upon graduation.

NEW YORK
Aquatic Coney Island
On view June 4-July 31, BSAG Art Gallery, Coney Island Hospital, 2nd floor Main Building
MICA Connection: Takeshi Yamada '85
• Two colorful and affordably priced artworks by Takeshi Yamada will be exhibited for sale at Aquatic Coney Island, a group fine art exhibition produced by Brooklyn Streetcar Artists Group (501c3 non-profit major fine art organization in Brooklyn, NY). This is the largest fine art exhibition open to the public in the history of Coney Island. The show is free and open to the public through July 31. For more information call 718.2374.6806. ALSO: For more information on Yamada's semi-permanent exhibition at the Coney Island Library, Brooklyn, click here.

NEW YORK
Scala Naturae
On view May 28-July 3, Leo Koenig Inc., 545 W. 23rd St.
MICA connection: Solo show of Kelli Williams '93 (painting)
• This solo exhibition examines the centuries-old belief in the Scala Naturae or Great Chain of Being. "In its various permutations it is one of the most pernicious of social hierarchies and systems of religious belief, which ordered all living things in a divine, regimented social order," according to Williams.

NEW YORK
Behind My Door
On view May 13-July 7, Gana Art Gallery, 568 W. 25th St.
MICA connection: Sungmi Lee '05 (Rinehart School of Sculpture)
• Comprised of a selection of mixed media works and installations, this will be the artist's first solo exhibition in New York. In her pursuit of peace and reconciliation to overcome inner turmoil and cultural displacement, Sungmi Lee has re-imagined and re-shaped unconventional yet everyday materials to transcend their original purpose. Drawn mostly to translucent light materials, such as glass, resin, clear beads, tape and smoke, Lee explores the delicate and fleeting nature of her world.

Philip KochELKHART, INDIANA
The Unbroken Thread: Landscape and the American Imagination
On view June 4-September 5, Midwest Museum of American Art, 429 South Main St.
MICA connection: Solo show of longtime faculty member Philip Koch
• In celebration of the 31st anniversary of the Midwest Museum of American Art, an exhibition of works by Maryland artist Philip Koch will continue through September 5. The exhibition contains a group of drawings, pastels and paintings that Koch created over the past seven years at various locations in New England. He considers himself very much part of the "unbroken thread" that has evolved through the tradition of depicting New England in art for over 200 years.

ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA
Undressing the Feminine
On view July 3-Aug. 14, Mindy Solomon Gallery, 124 2nd Ave. NE
MICA connection: J. Aiden Simon '09, Sean Fader '06, Connie Imboden '77
What does it mean to be female? Is femininity an innate trait or the sum total of gender-specific expressions? Artists working in a variety of media will confront those kinds of thought-provoking questions

DENVER, COLO.
American Ectoplasm
On view June 18-Aug. 13 (reception on June 18, 6-9 p.m.), Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design, 1600 Pierce St.
MICA connection: Solo show of Jimmy Joe Roche '08 (Mount Royal School of Art)
• Baltimore-based installation artist Jimmy Joe Roche pushes all boundaries and combines all forms of media in his work. "In American Ectoplasm, Jimmy Joe presents a full sensory experience that ranges from contemporary video art to monumental hand-cut and -painted paper sculptures, to interactive computer programs he has developed."


If you would like to be included on this or subsequent-month listings, please e-mail the exhibition information to news@mica.edu. For a listing of exhibitions and events in June, click here.

Photo caption: Part of the C. Grimaldis Summer '10 exhibition is Chul-Hyun Ahn '02, Color Space II, LED lights, mirror, wood, ed 2/3, 2010.

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