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April Off-Campus Events & Exhibitions

MICA Students, Alumni and Faculty Featured in Events & Exhibitions

Posted 04.01.13 by MICA COMMUNICATIONS

Timothy App, "Portalis," acrylic on canvas, 72 x 72 inches, 2011. (Courtesy the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center)

Throughout April, 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):



April 27, nationwide
MICA CONNECTION:  Faculty member Kyla Fullenwider
For the month of April, Kyla Fullenwider will serve as the guest editor of GOOD, and will help launch Neighborday, a holiday defined by the rituals of neighboring. Neighborday is about building bridges, meeting new people and expanding our collective neighborhood. Read the Neighborday manifesto here.

Show #13: Desaturated Rainbow
On view April 11 through May 18, nationwide
MICA CONNECTION: Amir Fallah '02, Michah Ganske '03, Colette Robbins '03
Desaturated Rainbow will premiere at Field Projects in NYC before traveling to Kopeikin Gallery in Los Angeles. The exhibition centers on the context, stereotypes and originality of how artists use color from coast to coast.



Timothy Horjus: Solo Exhibition
On view through April 13, Creative Alliance at The Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore
MICA CONNECTION: Timothy Horjus '05 (Post-bacc)

Selected Works by Scott Ponemone & Other Recent Works
On view through April 27, Jordan Faye Contemporary, 823 Park Ave., Baltimore, MD 21201
MICA CONNECTIONS: Lori Larusso '05 (Mount Royal), Kathryn Sowinski '04 (MA in Teaching), Mattye Hamilton '94, Jenee Mateer '96 (Photography), Kate MacKinnon '03 (Mount Royal), and owner Jordan Faye Block '05 (Mount Royal)

The Drawing Zoo
April 20, noon-2 p.m., Pine Box Art Center, 101 N. Haven St., Baltimore
MICA CONNECTION: Brittany Roger '11 '12  (illustration, Business of Art & Design)
Bring your cameras, drawing pads and other supplies to this two-hour event where artists can get up-close to live animals.

Text and Textiles
April 20, 2–4 p.m., The Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Dr., Baltimore
MICA CONNECTION: Fiber Department faculty member Annet Couwenberg
As part of the Baltimore Museum of Art's "Big Table Connections" series,  fabric artist and MICA faculty member Annet Couwenberg will speak about her works that mix text and textiles, and create a unique artwork to take away. 

Walk and Talk at Federal Hill Park
April 21, 10 a.m., Federal Hill Park
MICA CONNECTION: Megan Griffith '09 (environmental design)
Walk and talk with local author Ned Tillman. Meet at the flagpole on top of Federal Hill Park, overlooking the Inner Harbor. Enjoy the views and delve into the environmental and human history of Baltimore. Learn about Baltimore's past and present, as well as the keys for a sustainable future for this fair city. RSVP appreciated but not required to info@TheChesapeakeWatershed.com. 

Gaia: Site-specific installation at the Baltimore Museum of Art
On view through May 5, The Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Dr., Baltimore
MICA CONNECTION: Gaia '11 (interdisciplinary sculpture)
For this site-specific installation inside the Baltimore Museum of Art's newly revamped Contemporary Wing, Baltimore-based street artist Gaia '11 (interdisciplinary sculpture) created portraits of individuals living in the Museum's neighboring Remington community. The installation is inspired by the painting Vahine no te vi (Woman of the Mango) by Paul Gauguin, which is in the Museum's collection.

Image caption: Gaia '11, 12 Portraits of Remington Residents, 2012. Image courtesy the artist and the Baltimore Museum of Art. (Photo by Mitro Hood)


Timothy App: The Aesthetics of Precision, Forty-Five Years of Works on Paper
Goya Contemporary, 3000 Chestnut Ave., Mill Center, Studio 214, Baltimore
On view April 12 through May 29
Opening Reception: April 12, 6-8 p.m. 
MICA CONNECTION: Faculty member Timothy App 

Tuerk House Open DoorsRecovery in Action, Using Art to Accelerate Change
Enoch Pratt Free Library, Central Location, 400 Cathedral St., Baltimore
On view April 27 through August 31
Opening Reception: April 27, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
MICA CONNECTION: Isabella Gonzalez '14 (interdisciplinary sculpture)
This exhibition features interdisciplinary works of art realized by residents of Tuerk House, a not-for-profit substance abuse treatment program in West Baltimore. 
The artwork and exhibition were created under the direction of Isabella Gonzalez, a France-Merrick Fellow in MICA's Community Arts Partnership (CAP). CAP enlists the talents and energies of MICA students to provide the Baltimore community with enriching art-based educational experiences.

Image caption: Tuerk House Open Doors.



Pump Me Up: D.C. Subculture of the 1980s
On view through April 7, Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 Seventeenth Street NW
MICA CONNECTION: Globe Poster Collection, John Lewis (Faculty) 
Pump Me Up: D.C. Subculture of the 1980s explores the visual culture of the "other D.C.," demonstrating its place in the history of street art as well as that of America's capital city. Pump Me Up tells a local history from a local point of view-the graffiti historian Roger Gastman-while providing a framework for the contemporary surge of interest in street art and underground graphics. The exhibition will feature Globe posters and, very likely, some pieces from the Globe Collection at MICA. In addition, John Lewis, MICA faculty and arts and culture editor of Baltimore magazine, has written a piece about Globe for the companion book for the show.

On view April 12 through May 12, Kaplan Gallery at VisArts at Rockville, 155 Gibbs Street, Rockville
Opening Reception: April 19, 7-9 p.m.
Artist Talk and Performances: April 28, 2 p.m. 
MICA CONNECTION: Curated by foundation, painting and M.A./M.F.A. in Community Arts departments faculty member Fletcher Mackey. Artist include Mequitta Ahuja, 2011-12 Stewart McMillan Artist-in-Residence; Joyce Yu-Jean Lee '10 (Mount Royal), Foundation Department faculty member Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann '09 (Hoffberger) and Jennifer Tam '12 (painting).
Curated by artist Fletcher Mackey, Mixtopias features recent work from seven artists whose methods and materials draw from their personal experience and views on cultural shifts, migration, identity and hybridity. All of the artists live in the Baltimore, MD/Washington, D.C. area and work in a range of mediums including paint, photography, performance and multimedia installations. 

Image caption: Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann, Palimpsest, acrylic and sumi ink on paper.

ARC: Fletcher Mackey
On view April 12 through May 12, Gibbs Street Gallery at VisArts at Rockville, 155 Gibbs Street, Rockville 
Opening Reception: April 19, 7-9 p.m.
Artist Talk: April 28, 2 p.m.
MICA CONNECTION: Foundation, painting and M.A./M.F.A. in Community Arts departments faculty member Fletcher Mackey 
ARC is a response to the ever-changing cultural landscape brought forth by local and global migration and mobility with a special focus on the city of Rockville. Inspired by the cultural intersections within institutions, work places and more specifically gathering spots such as eateries, the installation is a fusion of images and forms in mixed media. ARC can be read as a symbolic story arc of how communities continue to grow and expand into a cultural bowl of "gumbo" full of mixed spices and unique recipes. Mackey offers a view of community and culture as a dynamic experience flavored by curiosity about who we are, where we come from and our influence on the taste of our future societies.

Image caption: Fletcher Mackey, Cuban Corner - Rockville, MD, digital print, 2013.

 Timothy App, Portalis, acrylic on canvas, 72 x 72 inches, 2011. (Courtesy the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center)Timothy App: The Aesthetics of Precision, Forty-five Years of Painting
On view April 6 through May 26, American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, 4400 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, D.C.
Opening Reception: April 6, 6-9 p.m.
MICA CONNECTION: Faculty member Timothy App

Image caption: Timothy App, Portalis, acrylic on canvas, 72 x 72 inches, 2011. (Courtesy the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center)

How is the World? Recent Acquisitions in Contemporary Photography
On view through May 26, Corcoran Gallery of Art,  500 Seventeenth Street NW
MICA CONNECTION:  Kate O'Donovan Cook '10

Options 2013
On view April 10 through June 9, Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington 
Opening Reception: April 13, 6-9 p.m.
Curators Talk: May 18, 4 p.m.
MICA CONNECTIONS: Curated by Director of Exhibitions Gerald Ross. Artists include Christina Billotte, Julia Brown, faculty member Carolyn Case '97 (Mount Royal), faculty member Magnolia Laurie '07 (Mount Royal), faculty member Aaron McIntosh and faculty member Colette Veasey-Cullors '96 (Photography).

Portraiture Now: Drawing on the Edge
On view through August 18, National Portrait Gallery,  Eighth and F Streets NW
MICA CONNECTION: Mequitta Ahuja, Stewart McMillan Artist-in-Residence
Four of the five paintings Mequitta Ahuja has in the show were made during her residency at MICA during the 2011-12 school year.

Image Caption: Merwin (Merf) Shaw, Charcoal on Mylar, 2009. Courtesy of National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institute


Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa 
On view April 22 through January 5, 2014, Smithsonian African Museum, Washington, D.C.
MICA CONNECTION: faculty member, Ladelle Moe
"Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa" will open at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art on Earth Day, April 22, and continue through to Jan. 5, 2014.  "Earth Matters" is the first major exhibition exploring the ways in which African artists and communities mediate their relationship with the land upon which they live, work and frame their days.



The New Picture Plane
On view through April 14, Lesley Heller Workspace, 54 Orchard St., NYC 
MICA CONNECTION: Mount Royal faculty member David Brody 
The New Picture Plane looks at the work of six painters who explore the changing consciousness of space. In each case, computational systems are used or referenced, but the resulting image is more than the simple product of an algorithm.  

Drink to Me
On view April 4 through May 28, Porter Contemporary, 548 W. 28th St.
MICA CONNECTION: Jason Bryant '04 (Mount Royal) 
This group exhibition highlights contemporary artists' views of Pablo Picasso, and is timed to coincide with the 40th anniversary of his death. 

Image caption: Detail from Good Artists Borrow, Great Artists Steal (2013) by Jason Bryant, oil on canvas, 30" x 24".

Ashe to Amen: African Americans and Biblical Imagery
On view through May 26, Museum of Biblical Art, 1865 Broadway at 61st Street
MICA CONNECTION: Director of the Center for Race and Culture Leslie King-Hammond, Oletha DeVane '73 (general fine arts), Adejoke Tugbiyele '13 (Rinehart)
The exhibition examines the complex place of the Bible in the life and art of African Americans, with particular emphasis on how biblical traditions were used by artists of African descent to help cope with the life that was imposed on them in the Americas. Although the majority of the works included in the exhibition date from the 19th and 20th centuries, they often reflect the experiences of the Middle Passage and slavery, which left their indelible mark on the artistic consciousness of the African American community.



Sông Hu'o'ng: Withdrawing Room
On view April 5 through May 10, Locks Gallery, 600 Washington Square South, Philadelphia
Opening reception: April 5, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
MICA CONNECTION: Jane Irish '77 (painting)



On view through May 12, Athens Institute for Contemporary Art, 160 Tracy Street, Unit 4, Athens, Georgia
MICA CONNECTION: faculty member, Lauren Adams
ATHICA presents Worked, an exhibition highlighting the labor that goes into art making along with work that that addresses more conventional ideas about...well, work.



This Space is Intentionally Left Blank
On view through April 21, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, 200 South Madison St., Wilmington
MICA CONNECTION: Kerry Adams '09 (Studio Art)
The installation is a multi-media and multi-sensory experience that focuses on our surroundings, our experiences and our connections to others in our technology based society. In this work, the viewer enters a room that is filled with hanging extension cords, is surrounded by tablets with streaming Twitter feeds and hears sounds coming from speakers placed throughout the gallery. Finally, in reference to a different type of tangible world where time seems to move much slower and is controlled by the lapping of the ocean or the movement through an hour glass, some of the extension cords are covered in sand. Some of this sand then piles on the ground becoming even more a part of the viewer's space.



Cut It Out: Paper Cut Art by Heather Clements and Book Release
On view through April 3Bay County Public Library, 898 W. 11th Street, Panama City, FL 32401
MICA CONNECTION: Heather Clements '07

Animals, Animals, Animals
On view through April 31, Billings Gallery, 32 South Palm Ave., Sarasota
MICA CONNECTION: Audre Marans (Damsky) '69 (Art Education)


Connected There but Not Always Here
On view through May 19, The Light Factory,  345 North College St., Charlotte
MICA CONNECTION: Faculty member Nate Larson
This exhibition visually examines the social networking outlets that appear to be most fashionable: Facebook, blogging, Twitter and interactive video. 

Ira Upin, Hot Dog, oil on panel, 72 x 72 inches, 2012.The Strong Man Series
On view April 5 through May 25, Artspace, 201 E. Davie St., Raleigh
Opening Reception: April 5
MICA CONNECTION: Ira Upin '73 (Hoffberger)
Started in 2009, The Strong Man Series is an ongoing body of work about aging, looking back as well as forward, and contemplating life's meaning. Ira Upin uses himself as the main character in this play of his own design. Using pathos, humor, and wonder he tries to imbue the images with enough metaphorical import in conjunction with his craft so that the viewer can find personal relevance in the narrative and excitement in the visual power of the work. 

Image caption: Ira Upin, Hot Dog, oil on panel, 72 x 72 inches, 2012.



On view through April, The Ivywild School, 1604 South Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs



Immersive Space
On view through May 11, Alexandria Museum of Art, 933 Second Street, Alexandria
MICA CONNECTION: Shawn Hall '91 (Mount. Royal)

50th Annual Juried Competition
On view through June 8Masur Museum of Art, 1400 South Grand St., Monroe
MICA CONNECTION: Mia Weiner '13 (fiber)
The Masur Museum of Art's Annual Juried Competition showcases contemporary artists throughout the United States working in any medium.



Chamber Music
On view through May 5, Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Avenue, Seattle
MICA CONNECTION: Rafael Soldi '09 (photography)
For this exhibition thirty-six Seattle artists have created new works in response to musical compositions based on James Joyce's volume of poetry of the same name.



Art on the Edge
On view through April 14, New Mexico Museum of Art, 107 West Palace Ave., Sante Fe
MICA CONNECTION: Rosemary Meza-DesPlas '90 (Hoffberger)



Crocker-Kingsley 2012 Exhibition
On view through May 5, Crocker Art Museum, 216 O St,  Sacramento
MICA CONNECTION: Patrick Donovan '09
This tightly focused exhibition features six prize-winning works from the 2012 Crocker-Kingsley Art Competition.

Off the Wall
On view April 20 through June 1, Mirus Gallery, 540 Howard St., San Francisco

Turbulent Times
On view beginning April 13, Chime & Co., 512 North Hoover, Los Angeles
MICA CONNECTION:  Nathan Danilowicz '12 (general fine arts)



On view April 4 through April 27, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, 417 NW 9th, Portland
MICA CONNECTION: Director of the LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting Joan Waltemath 



Qual & Wahl
On view through May 5, Kuntsverein Wolfsburg, Schlossstr. 8, D-38448 Wolfsburg Germany
MICA CONNECTION: Jennifer Grimyser '06

Top image caption: Timothy App, Portalis, acrylic on canvas, 72 x 72 inches, 2011. (Courtesy the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center)