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Painting Faculty Member Jo Smail Exhibits at Goya Contemporary Sept. 1–Oct. 14

'Waking Up From the Inside Out,' A Retrospective Book on Smail's Work Is Available

Posted 08.27.09 by MICA Media Relations

Jo Smail, Enchanted Ear

BALTIMORE--Goya Contemporary, 3000 Chestnut Ave., Suite 214, features MICA painting faculty member Jo Smail in Conjurations, Tuesday, Sept. 1-Wednesday, Oct. 14. The exhibition evokes the casting of magical spells, the invocation of spirits, an incantation or a trick. A reception will take place Saturday, Sept. 12, 5-8 p.m.

Waking Up From the Inside Out: Jo Smail 1998-2009, a 132- page retrospective book published by Goya Contemporary is available in September. Essays are by Terence Maloon and Karen Wilkin. Images from Conjurations are featured in chapter six.

Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Saturday, by appointment noon-5 p.m. For more information about the exhibition, visit Goya Contemporary's Web site.

For more information about MICA's painting program, call 410-225-2300.

Image caption: Jo Smail, Enchanted Ear, oil and collage on canvas, 2008.

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.