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May Off-Campus Events & Exhibitions

MICA Students, Alumni and Faculty Featured in Events & Exhibitions

Posted 05.01.14 by MICA COMMUNICATIONS

Jason Bryant, "Knowing This Was the Last Time" (detail), oil on canvas, 60" x 50".

Throughout May, members of the MICA community have work showcased in exhibitions throughout the country and world. Here are some of the highlights (check back frequently as this will be continuously updated):

BALTIMORE AREA

Baltimore 1
On view through May 2, Gallery CA, 440 E Oliver St., Baltimore
MICA CONNECTION: Faculty member Marcus Civin, Jennifer Coster '11 (Rinehart School of Sculpture) and Shana Goetsch '12 (Community Arts)
Baltimore 1 is an exhibition of a collection of personal objects loaned to Gallery CA from City Arts residents. The upper level of the gallery houses objects of artists living in subsidized housing while the downstairs showcases the evidence of the lives lived above with objects waiting on tables and shelves designed by Marcus Civin and Jennifer Coster. The exhibition serves to bring together creative residents living at City Arts and will host workshops prompting interaction and inviting response to the collection of objects.

Logos 

On view through May 28, University of Baltimore Student Center Gallery, 21 W. Mount Royal Ave., Baltimore 
MICA CONNECTION: Nolen Strals '01 (general fine arts) and Bruce Willen '02 (general fine arts) 
The University of Baltimore Student Center Gallery sponsors an upcoming exhibition celebrating local graphic designers and their contributions to Baltimore's business community. Highlighting their work on logos, nearly 20 designers will be featured. Their formations aided businesses with their creative and innovate logo creations. MICA alumni Nolen Strals and Bruce Willen are among the designers showcasing their work on logos in the exhibition.

Nice Package
Event takes place on May 9,  7-10 p.m., Gallery CA, 440 E. Oliver St., Baltimore
MICA CONNECTION: Will Blankin '16 (sculpture), Anna Brancaccio '16 (sculpture), Alexis Daley '16 (fiber), Ashley Ferro '16 (sculpture), Christianna Clark '15 (fashion, fiber), Helen Jackson-Adams ‘15 (film), Jake Lazovick '16 (sculpture), Bomin Jeon '16 (sculpture), Ana Komar '15 (sculpture), Caroline Kunka '16 (illustration), Jenny McCune '15 (sculpture), Sydney Spann '16 (sculpture), Rebecca Tishman '14 (sculpture), Melvin Thomas' 15 (sculpture). Students in the Intro to Newer Genres class participate in an experimental group artist project creating 50 handmade boxes that contain various artworks.

Legacy of the Black Jockey through Art
On view May 10-June 8, Coppin State University, Parlett Moore Library, Cab Calloway room, 2500 W. North Ave., Baltimore
MICA CONNECTION: Nathaniel K. Gibbs '75 (general fine arts) and Tommy P. Roberts '86 (visual communications)
In collaboration with Harford County Community College, Coppin State University hosts Legacy of the Black Jockey through Art, a traveling exhibition that explores the all-important role African Americans played in the thoroughbred horse racing industry as jockeys, trainers and grooms. The exhibition covers both the art and history of African-American jockeys in Maryland, specifically in Harford County, and ultimately, their decrease in the industry.

CALIFORNIA

Inflections
On view through May 31, V. Vorres Fine Art Gallery, 3681 Sacramento St., San Francisco
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 1, 6-9 p.m.
MICA Connection: Hodo Lee '13 (general fine arts)
Inflections is the first solo exhibition by recent MICA graduate Hodo Lee. Using photography as his artistic medium, this work focuses on hidden relationships between elements in isolated landscapes. Lee's photography creates a contemplative and peaceful atmosphere through that subtle connection.

CONNECTICUT

Philip Koch, Rick Olivadoti, Jim Beckner
On view May 14-June 7, Art Essex Gallery, 10 Main St., Essex
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 17, 4-7 p.m.
MICA CONNECTION: Faculty member Philip Koch
Drawing and Foundation department faculty member Philip Koch is featured in a new exhibit with two other artists. His ten artworks, all oil paintings, illustrate Koch's interests in light inside the interior forest and the rhythms of the islands near the northern Atlantic coast.

Image Caption: Philip Koch, Thicket II (detail), oil on linen, 28"x 42."

LOUISIANA

Pink Rabbit Installation
On view through December 2015Mercedes-Benz Superdome, 1500 Sugar Bowl Drive, New Orleans
MICA CONNECTION: Faculty members David Friedheim '86 (Rinehart School of Sculpture) and Trisha Kyner
David Friedheim and Trisha Kyner's Pink Rabbit sculpture will be on view in front of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome as part of Sculpture for New Orleans, a post-Katrina art project that places dozens of outdoor artworks along the city's streets. Friedheim and Kyner also have another Pink Rabbit piece on view in a one-year public sculpture exhibition in Carbondale, Colorado.

Image caption: David Friedheim and Trisha Kyner, Pink Rabbit sculpture outside of Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

In Residence: Contemporary Artists at Dartmouth
On view through July 6, Hood Museum of Art, 4 E Wheelock St., Hanover
MICA CONNECTION: Faculty member Frances Barth
The Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College unites with Dartmouth's Studio Art Department to present In Residence: Contemporary Artists at Dartmouth. This is the first exhibition showcasing artwork from participants in the Artist-in-Residence Program since starting in the 1930s. The program has connected national and internationally renowned artists to present their work while teaching classes at Dartmouth. In Residence will display the work of over 80 artists who have participated in the program, including former director of Mount Royal School of Art Frances Barth.

Image caption: Frances Barth, Orange, acrylic and ink on gesso wood panel. 

NEW YORK

PULSE New York Contemporary Art Fair
On view May-8-11, The Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, New York
MICA CONNECTION: Jim Condron (Hoffberger School of Painting '04)
Alumnus Jim Condron will be showing his paintings with the Adah Rose Gallery, located in Kensington, Maryland, during PULSE Contemporary Art Fair held in New York City.

Image caption: Jim Condron '04, Art like nature has her monsters (detail), 7x4x3 inches, spray paint, oil, wood, and felt.

Letters From Home
On view through May 24, Porter Contemporary, 548 W 28 St., New York
MICA CONNECTION: Jason Bryant '04 (General Fine Arts)
The Porter Contemporary gallery presents a solo exhibition by Jason Bryant entitled Letters From Home. Using black and white oil paintings, this exhibition incorporates images from classic films like "Suzy", "The Young Ones" and "Flesh and the Devil" with skateboard graphics. Bryant explores ideas of hope, longing and loss and the impact of war on future generations through his powerful artwork.

Make Things (Happen)
On view through October 2, Nathan Cummings Foundation, 475 Tenth Ave., New York
MICA CONNECTION: Faculty member Lauren F. Adams
As a part of the Social in Practice: The Art of Collaboration, Make Things (Happen) is an artist project organized by Christine Wong Yap features 29 artist-created activity sheets for participants to construct a variety of their own personal objects. Faculty member Lauren F. Adams activity invites guests to create commemorative items where she connects her inspiration for historical textures and designs for her activity.

WASHINGTON, DC

Cityscapes
On view through May 23, HEMPHILL, 1515 14 St. NW, Washington, DC
MICA CONNECTION: Martin Kotler '76 (general fine arts)
Cityscapes, a solo exhibition by alumnus Martin Kotler, will be featured at HEMPHILL Fine Arts gallery. The exhibit illustrates three different styles of artwork from panoramas to pieces inspired by Pieter Bruegel the Elder "Hunters in the Snow." Kotler's collection, all painted en plein air, offers varying perspectives about the nation's capital.

Image Caption: Power From Above K Station, The Stairs, Martin Kotler, oil on linen, 30" x 34."

In Residence Colloquium: The Neighbors
On view through June 1, American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, 4440 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC
MICA CONNECTION: Faculty members Lauren F. Adams, Zlata Baum, Fletcher Mackey, Sangram Majumdar
In Residence Colloquium: The Neighbors, curated by American University art department professors Zoe Charlton and Tim Doud, presents a collection of works from 19 teaching artists from thirteen participating colleges and universities across the region. This exhibit is the third and final in a series of installments highlighting the connection between the DC art community and the educational institutions in the Washington area. Four MICA faculty members contribute their artistic talents to this exhibit.

Anything Sacred
On view May 17-June 21, Hamiltonian Gallery, 1353 U St. NW, Washington, DC
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 17, 7 -9 p.m.
MICA CONNECTION: Faculty member Amy Boone-McCreesh
In Anything Sacred, artists Sarah Knobel and Amy Boone-McCreesh highlight their tumultuous, colorful and delightfully contradictory worlds. Specifically, Boone-McCreesh continues her exploration of her celebratory aesthetic, creating an immersive installation with a preponderance of 2D and 3D visual media. Her installation is filled with patterns culled and re-mixed from her already extant body of work: previously created drawings, paintings and collages scanned, cut, re-pasted and combined. The result is a colorful, maximal experience that immerses visitors fully in Boone-McCreesh's visual lexicon through painting, sculpture and drawing.

VIRGINIA

Clermont Forum II
On view through May 31, Clermont Foundation, 801 E. Main Street, Berryville 
MICA CONNECTION: Faculty member Lauren F. Adams
The Clermont Foundation partners with the Rotating History Project to present Clermont Forum II. This exhibit showcases seven artists alongside Adams illustrating varying artworks centered on the history of the farm and the connection to Virginia's past. Adams' site-specific installation includes painting and image-making focusing on the evolution of the farm from the beginning of the 17 century. 

Top Image Caption: Jason Bryant, Knowing This Was the Last Time (detail), oil on canvas, 60" x 50".