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November Abounds With Off-Campus Exhibitions, Events Featuring Alumni, Faculty

MICA artists participate in many off-campus shows this month

Posted 09.01.10 by mica communications

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Rene Trevino, From Barye's Horse

 

 


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

 

Baltimore-area shows and events

Flatlands
On view Nov. 19-Dec. 19 (reception on Nov. 19, 7-10 p.m.), Current Space Gallery, 421 N Howard St.
MICA connection: Jordan Bernier '05, '06 (general fine arts, MA in Teaching) is one of the two artists featured
• A drawing and print "remix" show

Graphite on Paper
On view Nov. 12-Dec. 31 (reception on Nov. 12, 6-9 p.m.), School 33, Main Gallery, 1427 Light St.
MICA connection: Curated by René Treviño '05 (Mount Royal School of Art)
• During this group exhibition, regional artists employ graphite on paper as their primary media. Since this show is using Graphite on Paper as its thematic current, preliminary drawings, sketchbooks, doodles as well as refined and "finished" works will be included.

Philip Koch, Northern Pines: Morning,  oil on panel, 12 x 24Landscape Exhibition
On view Nov. 8-Jan. 7 (reception Nov. 11, 6-8 p.m.), JLP Gallery, Green Spring Station, 2360 W. Joppa Road
MICA connection: Philip Koch, drawing and foundation faculty member
• Two contemporary artists, Philip Koch and Emily Demsky, look at the landscape as a vehicle for painterly expression.

Designing in Baltimore

On view Nov. 1-Dec. 3, AIA Baltimore gallery, 11 1/2 W. Chase St.
MICA connection: Environental Design (ENV) faculty
• MICA's Environmental Design Department presents a collection of artwork focusing on socially engaged design.

Floating World
On view Oct. 21-Nov. 23 (reception Oct. 28, 5-7 p.m.), Loyola University Maryland's Julio Fine Arts Galler, DeChiaro College Center on Loyola's North Charles Street campus
MICA connection: Solo show of Beverly Ress '83 (Rinehart School of Sculpture)
• In Floating World, an exhibit of colored pencil drawings, Beverly Ress' work explores ways of incorporating ideas from science into representational drawing. Her elements are often based on structures found in physics and mathematics.

Hope Against Hope
On view Oct. 8 to Dec. 4, Phoenix Shot Tower at the corner of Fayette and Front (near President St., end of I-83)
MICA connection:  Co-curated by MICA alumnus Michael Benevento '05  and featuring artwork from several MICA faculty and alumni.
• Current Space Gallery and Carroll Museums present Hope Against Hope, an exhibition featuring a diverse set of artwork at the Phoenix Shot Tower, a Baltimore landmark once known as the tallest building in the United States. The show will feature a variety of mediums, including site-specific performance, video, drawing, and installation.

Battle Cry
On view Oct. 6-Nov. 13 (reception on Oct. 6, 6-8 p.m.; gallery talk on Oct. 9, 3 p.m.), C. Grimaldis Gallery, 523 N. Charles St.
MICA connection: Solo show faculty member René Treviño '05 (Mount Royal School of Art)
• Through icons, images, and artifacts Rene Trevino explores his own identity as an under-represented minority in a post-Warhol society. The role of celebrity, the weight of history, and the waning influence of religious artifacts are all fair game for his contemplative subject matter.

Joan Gaither quilt

 

Respecting Humanity: Quilts for Social Justice
On view Oct. 4-Feb. 11 (artist talk and reception Dec. 3, 5-8 p.m.), Maryland State Arts Council, 175 W. Ostend St.
MICA connection: Showcase of Dr. Joan M.E. Gaither, art education faculty

 

Piece Meal
On view through Dec. 1, Galerie Francoise, 3500 Parkdale Ave., Suite 20
MICA connection: Solo show of Maire O'Neill '09 (painting)

Ruth Bolduan, Landscape With HorsemanRuth Bolduan: 18th Century Portraiture Redefined
On view Aug. 14-Nov. 6 (artist talk Oct. 16), Mount Clare Museum House, Carroll Park, 1500 Washington Blvd.
MICA connection: Nicole Bassilone
'11, Kyle Freeman '11 and Kristie Winther '11 curated the exhibit
• The exhibition of 18th-century-inspired works by Richmond-based artist Ruth Bolduan was arranged by MICA students to involve Bolduan's paintings in a dialogue with the objects in the Museum's collection. The paintings engage visually and thematically with the 250 year old Carroll family home. Bolduan's paintings incorporate lush color, exuberance, and whimsy in combination with 18th century clothing, motifs and patterning. Click here to read an Urbanite article about the students' project.


Regional shows

Michael Hurst '07WASHINGTON
extraORDINARY: the cult of now
On view Nov. 13, 7-10 p.m., Cre8 Gallery, 1314 Ninth St. NW
MICA connection: Michael Hurst '07 (Mount Royal School of Art) and Lauren Boilini '08 (Mount Royal School of Art) are in the show, with Hurst curating as well
• Nine artists show in this one-night group show that aims to show a group of artists that are unique from the typical gallery artists in the DC-area. "Everyone in the show stands alone in a group setting, which will really shine true in a scrambled install format."

WASHINGTON
FreeSpace: A Communal and Interactive Survey of Washington DC
On view Nov. 9-Dec. 4, Martin Luther King Jr Library, 901 G St. NW (presented by Flashpoint Gallery)
MICA connection: Mike Iacovone '09 (MFA in Studio Art) is one of the collaborators
• A collaborative effort between Mike Dax and Billy Friebele, the exhibition is one part video installation exploring and retracing the sacred geometry that Pierre Charles L'Enfant used in the original city plans, and the other part a photo survey of public space in DC. The latter is open to the public to participate in and add photos to. See www.dcphotogrid.com for more information.

FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA
Confluence
On view Nov. 8-Dec. 1, Fine Art Gallery, Art & Design Building, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive (presented by Hamiltonian Gallery in Washington, D.C.)
MICA connection: Mike Iacovone '09 (MFA in Studio Art) is in the group show
• These four artists -- Jonathan Monaghan, Leah Frankel, Michael lacovone and Lina Vargas De La Hoz -- all question the modality of what is typical in painting, printmaking and sculpture formats today, asking for a dialogue between the art and the viewer and through
social consciousness, allowing ideological questions and content to permeate, rather than obviate, their works. Iacovone is showing video projects he made last summer with artists in Bosnia. (View the videos here.)

FREDERICK
Forecast Is Fear

On view Oct. 8-Nov. 3 (reception on Oct. 14, 5-7 p.m.), Hodson Gallery, Tatem Arts Center at Hood College, 401 Rosemont Ave.
MICA connection: Ryan Browning '08 (Mount Royal School of Art) is one of two artists in the show, along with Stephanie Halpern

 

Out-of-town shows

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA
Food - New Photographs by DBCollective
On view through Nov. 1 (reception Oct. 1, 7-10 p.m.), Garfield Artworks, 4931 Penn Ave.
MICA connection: Adam Golfer '08, Joe Leavenworth '07, TJ Proechel '08 and Daniel Shea '07 make up Dreamboats Collective (aka DBCollective)

NEW YORK
Doomslangers
On view  Oct. 20-Dec. 3, Allegra LaViola Gallery, 179 East Broadway
MICA connection: Ryan Browning '08 (Mount Royal School of Art)
• Oct. 20: Participating artists (the Doomslangers) will play a game of Dungeons and Dragons in the gallery, visitors are welcome to watch.
• Oct. 22: Opening reception, 6-9 p.m. A final battle, err, performance and opening ceremony will take place. Receive free 'heal' and 'mana' potions. Come in costume (as a D&D character or monster) and get a chance to make a physical attack on a terrible animatronic monster.
• Nov. 6: A panel discussion on Art and Games, 6 p.m.

Gaia, Sunset PortraitNEW YORK
Portraits
On view Oct. 16-Nov. 5 (reception on Oct. 16, 7-10 p.m.), Brooklynite Gallery, 334 Malcolm X Blvd., Brooklyn
MICA connection: Interdisciplinary sculpture student Gaia '11
• Gaia will exhibit new pieces alongside artist duo Sten and Lex in this graphic collection of portraiture. Gaia recently won Best Street Art in the City Paper's Best of Baltimore issue and was featured on the cover of the October issue of Urbanite.

NEW YORK
Jeff Koons: Made in Heaven Paintings
On view Oct. 6-Jan. 21, Luxembourg & Dayan, 64 E. 77th St.
MICA connection: Jeff Koons '76 (general fine arts)
• In conjunction with the 20th anniversary of the original Venice presentation of this landmark series, Made in Heaven, Luxembourg & Dayan will show nine major canvases and one glass sculpture from the artist's most renowned body of work.For more information, click here.

NEW YORK
CUBA: My Revolution
On view Oct. 2-Dec. 12 (reception Oct. 2, 5-7 p.m.), Kentler International Drawing Space, 353 Van Brunt St., Red Hook/Brooklyn
MICA connection: Jose Villarrubia '83, chair of Illustration Department
CUBA: My Revolution celebrates the making of the graphic novel of the same name, showcasing drawings from several stages of the creative process. Jose Villarrubia served as the colorist for the project.

Jason Bryant_I Live for that Look 2009_oil on canvas_60x40

NEW YORK
Trilogy: Three Series of Paintings by Jason Bryant
On view Sept. 16-Nov. 12, Raandesk Gallery of Art, 16 W. 23rd St.
MICA connection: Solo show of Jason Bryant '04 (Mount Royal Scool of Art)

Trilogy is a continuation and further exploration of Bryant's fascination with film, skateboarding culture and the presentation of the self. The body of work showcases his signature photorealistic style through aggressive compositional cropping and the uniform editing out of a subject's eyes with highly technical refinement. 

 

NEW YORK
Ain't I A Woman
On view July 15-Dec. 19, 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.

KATONAH, NEW YORK
Joyce Kozloff, Voyages 13: Sardaigne, watercolor, acrylic, collage, cast paper, 2004.Mapping: Memory and Motion in Contemporary Art
On view Oct. 3-Jan. 9, 2011, Katonah Museum of Art, 134 Jay Street - Route 22
MICA connection: Faculty member Joyce Kozloff and Mike Iacovone '09 (MFA in Studio Art) are among the artists showing
• In an era of global culture, artists are increasingly exploring maps as both image and cipher. Mapping: Memory and Motion in Contemporary Art features paintings, works on paper, sculptures, videos, a sound installation, and a live web terminal to address such themes as borders and boundaries, identity and colonialism, journeys-both real and imagined, memory and nostalgia, and tourism and travel.

CHICAGO
Chicago Artist Month - Gapers Block
On view through Nov. 1 (reception on Oct. 1, 6-10 p.m.), Chicago Arts District, 2003 S. Halsted St.
MICA Connection: Daniel Shea '07 (photography)
• This group show, organized by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, the Chicago Arts District and Gapers Block, features several Chicago-area artists, including two large-scale photographic prints from Daniel Shea.

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI
CRUSH: A Fashion and Wine Event
Happening Nov. 13 at 7 p.m.,  Lumiere Hotel Casino, 999 N. 2nd St. (hosted by Sunnyhill Inc.)
MICA connection: Miriam Coffey '06 (fiber) is presenting her fashion line
• Mirian Coffey will be showcasing her self-title line, which uses organic, sustainable, all-natural materials and yarns to create one-of-a-kind hand-loomed knitwear garments. Her designs echo her belief in personal responsibility to reduce our carbon footprint through reasonable use of our natural resources.

Hell Hell Hell / Heaven Heaven Heaven: Sister Gertrude MorganNEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
Hell Hell Hell / Heaven Heaven Heaven: Encountering Sister Gertrude Morgan & Revelation
On view Oct. 2-Nov. 20 (reception on Oct. 2, 6-9 p.m.), Arthur Roger@434, 434 Julia St.
MICA connection: Solo show of Lesley Sill '80 (Mount Royal School of Art)
• Lesley Dill's exhibition is inspired by the life of the late Sister Gertrude Morgan, who, in addition to being noted for her folk art, was a preacher, artist, musician and poet who worked in New Orleans in the 1960s '70s, and '80s. Dill's large drawings and fiber works reflect aspects of Morgan's life as well as excerpts from the Book of Revelation. The entire space is designed as a progressive story vibrating between heaven and hell.

SAN FRANCISCO
Graphic Details: Confessional Comic by Jewish Women
On view Oct. 1-Jan. 30 (artist talk on Oct. 21), Cartoon Art Museum, 655 Mission St.
MICA connection: Former student Vanessa Davis, one of 18 artists in this exhibition
• The exhibit features the work of 18 female cartoonists who create candid visual memoirs of even the goriest details of their lives.

PORTLAND, OREGON
Walls of Heritage, Walls of Pride: African American Murals
On view Nov. 16-Feb. 13, 2011, Oregon History Museum, 1200 SW Park Ave.
MICA connection: Arvie Smith '92 (Hoffberger School of Painting), a former faculty member, is participating in the group show
Walls of Heritage, Walls of Pride is an exhibition about African American murals throughout the United States, with a special focus on those painted by Portland artists. Many of these treasures are unknown outside the artists' local communities. Large format color photos, original mural-related sketches and paintings, as well as actual portable murals will be included in this exciting show.


If you would like to be included on this or subsequent-month listings, please e-mail the exhibition information to news@mica.edu

Photo caption: Rene Trevino, From Barye's Horse, acrylic on mylar, 2010, part of Battle Cry at C. Grimaldis Gallery.