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MICA's Sept.-Oct. Events and Exhibitions

MICA presents a full schedule of talks and exhibitions

Posted 08.01.14 by MICA COMMUNICATIONS

Renaissanz Rzen, "The Struggle," acrylic, brush, canvas.

Foundation Exhibition
Friday, Aug. 29-Sunday, Sept. 21
Fox Building: Meyerhoff Gallery, 1303 W. Mount Royal Ave.; and Bunting Center: Pinkard Gallery, 1401 W. Mount Royal Ave.
Reception: Thursday, September 11, 5-7 p.m.
Timed to coincide with the arrival of this year's freshmen, this highly regarded student exhibition features work produced by current sophomore students during their foundation year at MICA. This annual exhibition provides a first glimpse at the works of artists who are developing their skills and vision over the next few years in a variety of media.

Sabbatical Exhibition
Friday, Aug. 29-Sunday, Sept.21
Fox Building: Decker Gallery, 1303 W. Mount Royal Ave.
Reception: Thursday, Sept. 11, 5-7 p.m.
This annual exhibition features works produced by a small group of faculty members on sabbaticals during the previous year.

Jason Hoylman created Walking Journals for LOCALLY SOURCED participants, photo by Yeim Bae. LOCALLY SOURCED
Tuesday, Sept. 2-Sunday, Sept. 21
Fred Lazarus IV Center: Sheila & Richard Riggs and Leidy galleries, 131 W. North Ave.
Reception: Friday, Sept. 5, 5-7 p.m.
MICA's M.F.A. in Curatorial Practice class of 2015 explores how exchanges between local artists and their neighbors help a community thrive. For LOCALLY SOURCED, five artists based in central Baltimore's Station North Arts and Entertainment District--MICA faculty member Aaron Henkin, Jason Hoylman '07 (general sculptural studies), Nether, Wendel Patrick and Paula Whaley--will showcase newly commissioned works in a variety of media. Through sculpture, sound, photography and painting, these artists will offer different perspectives on the vibrant and interconnected cultural landscape of Station North.

The exhibition is made possible in part by support from the Friends of Curatorial Practice and an Office of Community Engagement grant. For the most up-to-date visitor information, visit the exhibition website at here.

Image Caption: Jason Hoylman created Walking Journals for LOCALLY SOURCED participants, photo by Yeim Bae.

Barry Schwabsky (photo by Ryan Gander).Barry Schwabsky, Between Dawn and Dusk: The Mysterious Middle
Tuesday, Sept. 9, 10 a.m.
Fred Lazarus IV Center: Auditorium, 131 W. North Ave.
"The Middle Years" artist talks series features art critic of the Nation, Barry Schwabsky. The series will examine the "mid-career" as a perennial problem for artists and the works by notable artists.

Image Caption: Barry Schwabsky (photo by Ryan Gander).

Patty Chang, Invocation for a Wandering Lake, video still.Patty Chang, Flashburn in Uzbekistan, etc.
Tuesday, Sept. 9, 1:30 p.m.
Fred Lazarus IV Center: Auditorium, 131 W. North Ave.
Patty Chang's video and installation work has been exhibited internationally at institutions, such as the Guggenheim Museum, MoMa and New Museum, all in New York, and Kunstverein in Hamburg, Germany, among others.

Image Caption: Patty Chang, Invocation for a Wandering Lake, video still.

Wassily Kandinsky and Art Institut Orell Füssli A.G. The Archer. 1908–1909, The Baltimore Museum of Art.A Revolutionary Cinema
Thursday, Sept. 11, 7 p.m.
Brown Center: Falvey Hall, 1301 W. Mount Royal Ave.
Join us for a screening of German Expressionist cinema, presented in conjunction with the closing of the Baltimore Museum of Art's (BMA) exhibition German Expressionism: A Revolutionary Spirit. Sight Unseen, a nomadic showcase of avant-garde film, video and expanded cinema, presents an evening of rarely seen films of the Weimar Republic. Oliver Shell, Associate Curator of European Painting and Sculpture at the BMA, will introduce the screening and explore the cross-pollination of visual art and cinema in 1920s and '30s Germany. The program is held in collaboration with the Baltimore Museum of Art.

Image caption: Wassily Kandinsky and Art Institut Orell Füssli A.G. The Archer. 1908-1909, The Baltimore Museum of Art.

Writer and crafter Kelly Rand.Lunchtime Lecture: Kelly Rand
Monday, Sept. 15, 12:15 p.m.
Fred Lazarus IV Center: Auditorium, 131 W. North Ave.
Kelly Rand is a writer, crafter and speaker. Her recent book, Handmade to Sell helps creatives work through questions and misconceptions regarding entrepreneurship and help them to start thinking like a business. She is a graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design and has exhibited at art galleries and craft fairs alike.

Image Caption: Writer and crafter Kelly Rand.

Jutta Koether, Berliner Schüssel #14, acrylic on canvas, 2010 (courtesy of the artist and Bortolami Gallery, New York).Jutta Koether
Tuesday, Sept. 16, 10:30 a.m.
Fred Lazarus IV Center: Auditorium, 131 W. North Ave.
Jutta Koether is a multidisciplinary artist known for her paintings, performance, music and writing. She is a professor at the Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg, Germany. Koether has been a strong creative presence on many cultural fronts for more than two decades.

Image Caption: Jutta Koether, Berliner Schüssel #14, acrylic on canvas (detail), 2010 (courtesy of the artist and Bortolami Gallery, New York).

Daniel Ellsberg.Constitution Day, One Nation Under Watch: Surveillance, Privacy and National Security in America
Wednesday, Sept. 17, 7-9 p.m.
Brown Center: Falvey Hall, 1301 W. Mount Royal Ave.
Tickets: In addition to free tickets distributed in advance to the MICA community, a limited number of tickets will be available to the general public on the day of the event.
Daniel Ellsberg, author, former US military analyst and one of the most prominent political whistleblowers in U.S. history, will headline Constitution Day. The panel, moderated by WYPR's the Signal producer and MICA faculty member Aaron Henkin, will also include Kade Crockford, director of the Technology for Liberty project at the ACLU of Massachusetts, and interdisciplinary artist Hasan Elahi, whose work has explored the implications and consequences of surveillance for more than a decade.

The 2014 symposium centers on the trade-off between government surveillance and civil liberties, considered one of the most complex and controversial issues facing society today. Constitution Day is co-sponsored by MICA and the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland (ACLU-MD).

Image Caption: Daniel Ellsberg.

Deana Haggag (photo by Patrick Fava).Art@Lunch: Deana Haggag
Wednesday, Sept. 17, noon
Brown Center: Room 320, 1301 W. Mount Royal Ave.
Deana Haggag '13 (Curatorial Practice), director of the Contemporary, will present an overview of the museum today, highlighting its many evolutions and most recent relaunch. Prior to her work with the Contemporary, Haggag was the curator-in-residence at Gallery CA, located in Baltimore.

Image Caption: Deana Haggag (photo by Patrick Fava).

Abbott Miller: Design and Content by MICA faculty member Abbott Miller, published August 2014.Type Nite
Monday, Sept. 22, 6:30 p.m.
Brown Center: Falvey Hall, 1301 W. Mount Royal Ave.
M.F.A. in Graphic Design faculty members Abbott Miller, Ellen Lupton, program director, and Tal Leming, along with special guests, will showcase new typefaces under development, explore type at work on page, screen and the built environment, and celebrate new publications.

Image Caption: Abbott Miller: Design and Content by MICA faculty member Abbott Miller, published August 2014.

Wayne Koestenbaum (courtesy of CUNY Graduate Center).Wayne Koestenbaum
Thursday, Sept. 25, 7 p.m.
Fred Lazarus IV Center: Auditorium, 131 W. North Ave.
Wayne Koestenbaum is a poet, author, artist and cultural critic. He received degrees from Harvard University, the Johns Hopkins University and Princeton University. A Distinguished Professor of English at City University of New York, his work explores the lives of "American queer intellectuals."

Image Caption: Wayne Koestenbaum (courtesy of CUNY Graduate Center).

Cartoonist, illustrator and comics publisher Box Brown.Lunchtime Lecture: Box Brown
Monday, Sept. 29, 12:15 p.m.
Fred Lazarus IV Center: Auditorium, 131 W. North Ave.
Box Brown is a New York Times bestselling cartoonist, illustrator and comic publisher. His web and print comic Everything Dies was named a notable comic of 2011 in the Best American Comics and honored with two Ignatz Awards. His comics publishing outfit, Retrofit, launched in 2011.

Image Caption: Cartoonist, illustrator and comics publisher Box Brown (detail).

Henry Taylor (photo by Dennis Hollingsworth).Henry Taylor
Tuesday, Sept. 30, 10:30 a.m.
Fred Lazarus IV Center: Auditorium, 131 W. North Ave.
Henry Taylor's paintings represent a heterogeneous domesticity that is as much a part of his Los Angeles surroundings as it is a part of community in general. A graduate of the California Institute of the Arts, he has exhibited nationally, including MoMA PS1, Studio Museum in Harlem and the Carnegie Museum of Art.

Image Caption: Henry Taylor (photo by Dennis Hollingsworth).

Haegue Yang, Accommodating the Epic Dispersion, aluminum Venetian blinds, aluminum hanging structure, powder coating and steel wire (courtesy of Kukje Gallery, Seoul).Haegue Yang, Movement Studies
Tuesday, Sept. 30, 1:30 p.m.
Fred Lazarus IV Center: Auditorium, 131 W. North Ave.
Haegue Yang primarily makes complex sensorial installations, sculptures and video. She represented South Korea at the 2009 Venice Biennale and exhibited at dOCUMENTA (13), Germany, and Tate Modern, London, among others.

Image Caption: Haegue Yang, Accommodating the Epic Dispersion, aluminum Venetian blinds, aluminum hanging structure, powder coating and steel wire (detail) (courtesy of Kukje Gallery, Seoul).

Renaissanz Rzen: Artist In Exile
Wednesday, Oct. 1-Tuesday, Oct. 14
Brown Center: Rosenberg Gallery, 1301 W. Mount Royal Ave.
Reception: Friday, Oct. 3, 7 p.m.
This show will feature the work of artist Warren Hynson, who works under the name Renaissanz Rzen. Hynson has spent more than 20 years in prison and is currently incarcerated in the Jessup Correctional Institution. He began painting after being inspired by the work of his fellow prison artists. His vibrant acrylic portraits of inmates help tell the story of his own struggle and the struggles of his comrades in exile.

Free Fall Baltimore is made possible by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, an independent 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and the generous contributions of BGE, The Abell Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, American Trading & Production Corporation (Atapco), The Henry and Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Foundation, and the Joseph and Harvey Meyerhoff Charitable Funds.

Image caption (pictured in top image): Renaissanz Rzen, The Struggle, acrylic, brush, canvas.

Faculty Exhibition
Thursday, Oct. 2-Sunday, Nov. 2
Fox Building: Meyerhoff and Decker galleries, 1303 W. Mount Royal Ave.; and
Bunting Center: Pinkard Gallery, 1401 W. Mount Royal Ave.
The Faculty Exhibition features the work of MICA's world-renowned full-time faculty, highlighting their diversity in content, medium and style.

Barnaby Furnas, Antietam I 2007, urethane and guerra water dispersed pigments on linen (courtesy of Marianna Boesky Gallery.)Barnaby Furnas
Tuesday, Oct. 7, 10:30 a.m.
Fred Lazarus IV Center: Auditorium, 131 W. North Ave.
Barnaby Furnas' large explosive paintings recast the genre of history painting in the vernacular of the video game era. His exhibitions include the Whitney Biennial, New York and Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing. He is represented by Marianne Boesky, Anthony Meier Fine Arts and Victoria Miro.

Image Caption: Barnaby Furnas, Antietam I 2007, urethane and guerra water dispersed pigments on linen (courtesy of Marianna Boesky Gallery.)

Joanne Greenbaum, Untitled, oil, acrylic, flashe, and graphite on canvas.Joanne Greenbaum
Tuesday, Oct. 7, 1:30 p.m.
Fred Lazarus IV Center: Auditorium, 131 W. North Ave.
Joanne Greenbaum's paintings and sculptures move freely between transparent layers and opaque textures. She has shown internationally in venues, including MoMA PS1, New York, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland, and Whitechapel Gallery, London.

Image Caption: Joanne Greenbaum, Untitled (detail), oil, acrylic, flashe, and graphite on canvas.

Joyce Hesselberth.Lunchtime Lecture: Joyce Hesselberth
Thursday, Oct. 9, 12:15 p.m.
Fred Lazarus IV Center: Auditorium, 131 W. North Ave.
Joyce Hesselberth has received prestige for her illustrations. She also develops educational apps for children and children's books, with a picture book set for 2015. She and her spouse, MICA Illustration Department faculty member David Plunkert, co-founded Spur Design in 1995.

Image Caption: Joyce Hesselberth.

Illustrator Marcos Chin.Lunchtime Lecture: Marcos Chin
Monday, Oct. 13, 12:15 p.m.
Fred Lazarus IV Center: Auditorium, 131 W. North Ave.
Marcos Chin is an award-winning illustrator whose work has appeared as surface and wall designs, on book and CD covers, and in advertisements, fashion catalogues and magazines. He has also created a custom design T-shirt label called Yee Yee. Chin teaches illustration at the School of Visual Arts in New York.

Image Caption: Illustrator Marcos Chin.

Barry Schwabsky photographed by Mathias Augustniak Poetry Marathon, Serpentine Gallery, London, 2009 © M/M (Paris).Barry Schwabsky, Perils of Success
Tuesday, Oct. 14, 10 a.m.
Fred Lazarus IV Center: Auditorium, 131 W. North Ave.
Barry Schwabsky is the art critic of The Nation, where he has been writing regularly since 2005. His books include The Widening Circle: Consequences of Modernism in Contemporary Art.

Image Caption: Barry Schwabsky photographed by Mathias Augustniak Poetry Marathon, Serpentine Gallery, London, 2009 © M/M (Paris).

Dawn Clements, Movie, Sumi ink on paper, 2007 (collection of Saatchi Gallery, London).Dawn Clements, Framing the Immediate Present and Other Impossibilities
Tuesday, Oct.14, 1:30 p.m.
Fred Lazarus IV Center: Auditorium, 131 W. North Ave.
Dawn Clements' complex spatial drawings have been shown in the 2010 Whitney Biennial, New York; Venice Biennale; Kunsthalle Wien, Austria; Mass MoCA, Mass.; and Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Conn.

Image Caption: Dawn Clements, Movie, Sumi ink on paper, 2007 (collection of Saatchi Gallery, London).

Nate Harrison.Art@Lunch: Nate Harrison and Ian Bourland, Art, Theft, and Appropriation in Contemporary Art: A Conversation
Wednesday, Oct. 15, noon
Fred Lazarus IV Center: Auditorium, 131 W. North Ave.
Nate Harrison is an artist and writer working at the intersection of intellectual property, cultural production and the formation of creative processes in modern media. He teaches at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Ian Bourland is assistant professor of art history, theory, and criticism at MICA. He works on issues of race, globalization and recent art, and writes criticism for a range of publications, including Nka and Artforum.

Image Caption: Nate Harrison.

Neil Swaab.Lunchtime Lecture: Neil Swaab
Thursday, Oct. 23, 12:15 p.m.
Fred Lazarus IV Center: Auditorium, 131 W. North Ave.
Neil Swaab is a Brooklyn-based illustrator, art director, cartoonist and writer. He has received much recognition for his work, including from the Society of Illustrators and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Swaab has a plethora of top clients, which include the New York Times and Comedy Central.

Image Caption: Neil Swaab.

Comics creator Benjamin Marra.Lunchtime Lecture: Benjamin Marra
Monday, Oct. 27, 12:15 p.m.
Fred Lazarus IV Center: Auditorium, 131 W. North Ave.
Benjamin Marra is the founder and publisher of Traditional Comics and co-founder of illustration and design journal Mammal. The creator of comic books, such as Night Business, has had his work recognized by the Society of Illustrators and 3x3, among others. He's a recipient of the Young Guns 5 Award by the New York Art Directors Club.

Image Caption: Comics creator Benjamin Marra.

Sheila Heti.Sheila Heti, How Should a Person Be?
Monday, Oct. 27, 7 p.m.
Fred Lazarus IV Center: Auditorium, 131 W. North Ave.
Sheila Heti is a Canadian writer, playwright and author of How Should a Person Be?, which she describes as constructed reality based on recorded interviews with her friends-particularly painter Margaux Williamson. It was chosen by the New York Times and the New Yorker's James Wood as one of the "best books" of 2012.

Image Caption: Sheila Heti.

Laura Newman, Match Set, oil and acrylic on canvas.Laura Newman
Tuesday, Oct. 28, 10:30 a.m.
Fred Lazarus IV Center: Auditorium, 131 W. North Ave.
Laura Newman is an abstract painter whose modest paintings engage in a complex visual dialogue. She has received fellowships and awards, including from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and has exhibited at Lesley Heller Workspace in New York, among others. Newman teaches at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

Image Caption: Laura Newman, Match Set, oil and acrylic on canvas.

Brent Green, Strange Fates, poster.Brent Green
Tuesday, Oct. 28, 1:30 p.m.
Fred Lazarus IV Center: Auditorium, 131 W. North Ave.
Brent Green is a visual artist and filmmaker. Often, his sculptural work and installations are displayed alongside his animated films. His work is in the permanent collections of the Hammer Museum and Museum of Modern Art. Green is a 2005 Creative Capital grantee.

Image Caption: Brent Green, Strange Fates, poster.

Events and exhibitions are free, unless a price is otherwise noted. Hours for MICA's galleries, which are free and open to the public, are Mondays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sundays, noon-5 p.m.

For updated event information, visit fyi.mica.edu.

Founded in 1826, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) is the oldest continuously degree-granting college of art and design in the nation. The College enrolls nearly 3,500 undergraduate, graduate and continuing studies students from 48 states and 61 countries in fine arts, design, electronic media, art education, liberal arts, and professional studies degree and non-credit programs. Redefining art and design education, MICA is pioneering interdisciplinary approaches to innovation, research, and community and social engagement. Alumni and programming reach around the globe, even as MICA remains a cultural cornerstone in the Baltimore/Washington region, hosting hundreds of exhibitions and events annually by students, faculty and other established artists.