Hidden & Revealed, an exhibition that provides insight into an artist's process, is on view through Saturday, Sept. 6 at Maryland Art Place, Suite 100, 8 Market Place.
Posted 07.30.08 by MICA Media Relations
BALTIMORE--Hidden & Revealed, an exhibition that provides insight into an artist's process, is on view through Saturday, Sept. 6 at Maryland Art Place, Suite 100, 8 Market Place.
Curated by Peter Dubeau, associate dean for continuing studies at MICA, Hidden & Revealed features the work of six artists, including Michelle La Perriere ('89 MFA), co-chair of the foundation department at the College; Hadieh Shafie, director of career development; and Randi Reiss-McCormack ('89 MFA).
A free, public gallery talk with Dubeau takes place Friday, Aug. 8 at 6 p.m. followed by a reception with the artists at 7 p.m. at the non-profit center for contemporary art.
La Perriere's selection of work is from a larger series of sequential monoprints that was created during a residency in which the artist's experience of watching spring come alive from her studio window was tempered by the remembrance of her brother who had suddenly passed away.
Reiss-McCormack has loosely based her three new mixed media paintings on nursery rhyme narratives and has chosen to present them in a circular format that recalls a spinning top.
Shafie uses Farsi text -- specifically the word for "love" -- but strips it of its meaning and sound as it becomes more of a calligraphic mark in her new series of paintings and mixed media works.
The other artists participating in Hidden & Revealed are Michael Iampieri, Kevin Kepple, and Dean Kessmann.
For more information, call 410-225-2300.
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 B.F.A., M.F.A., M.A., M.A./M.B.A., M.A.T., M.P.S. and continuing studies students from 49 states and 65 countries in fine arts, design, electronic media, art education, liberal arts, and professional studies degree and non-credit programs. With art and design programs ranked in the top 10 by U.S. News & World Report, 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.