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August Marked With Off-Campus Exhibitions, Events Featuring Alumni, Faculty

MICA artists participate in many off-campus shows this month

Posted 08.01.10 by mica communications

Jeffrey Kent '10



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


Baltimore-area shows and events

On view Aug. 21-Sept. 4 (reception on Aug. 21, 7-10 p.m.; viewing by appointment only), 5th Dimension, H + H Building, 5th floor, 405 W. Franklin St.
MICA connection: Clarissa Gregory '09 (Mount Royal School of Art), Sarah Jablecki '08 (MFA in Photo & Digital Imaging), Stefani Levin '08 (general fine arts) and Sarah Matson '05 (general fine arts)
• The choice of material used to evoke celebration and honor within a culture is revealing. POMP, an eight-person group exhibition, explores the subtext of material used to express the beliefs of Western society through cultural rites such as pageants or parades. POMP offers new and alternative interpretations of these inconspicuous media.

Young Blood
On view Aug. 3-Sept. 3 (special events Aug. 5, 5-7 p.m. and Aug. 26, 6-8 p.m.), Maryland Art Place, 8 Market Place, Suite 100
MICA connection: Maggie Gourlay '06 (post-bac), Tim Horjus '05 (post-bac), Benjamin Kelley '10 (Rinehart School of Sculpture), Jeffrey Kent '10 (Hoffberger School of Painting), Natalia Panfile '07 (general fine arts) and Ailsa Staub '07 '10 (post-bac, Rinehart School of Sculpture)
• Maryland Art Place presents Young Blood, its annual exhibition of work by recent Masters of Fine Art graduates from the Maryland Institute College of Art, The University of Maryland, College Park, Towson University, and The University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Wild Nothing
On view July 10-Aug. 29, Metro Gallery, 1700 N. Charles St.
MICA connection: Curated by Elena Johnston '06 (illustration), and including work by Monique Crabb '09 (photography), Jordan Bernier '05 '06 (general fine arts, M.A. in Teaching), Katie Rose '05 (general fine arts) and Lesser Gonzalez '05 '06 (general fine arts, M.A. in Digital Arts), among others
• Thirteen artists reveal through photography the summer experience of heyday and youthful abandon. The collection of images exemplifies the excited energy innate to the heated season and the grittiness that accentuates it.

Allen Moore, 4x8baltimore vs. the world
On view July 10-Sept. 5, Current Space, 421 N. Howard St.
MICA connection: Allen Moore (video faculty), Jenny Mullins '09 (Hoffberger School of Painting), Lotfy Nathan '09 (painting), Robbie Rackleff '09 (Mount Royal School of Art), Alex Roper '99 (graphic design), Erin Womack '09 (illustration) and Dustin Wong '05 (sculpture) are among the artists representing Baltimore
baltimore vs. the world is a collection of videos from participants located in Baltimore and around the world. The exhibition features a wide range of works including documentary, animation, home video, experimental, music videos, shorts and more. This is the first exhibition in Current Space's new location.

Artscape 2010: Boxed In/Outside the Box
On view July 6-Aug. 7, The Galleries at CCBC, 800 S. Rolling Road
MICA connection: Carolyn Case '97 (Mount Royal School of Art), Anne Chan '06 (Mount Royal School of Art) and Elena Volkova '02 '07 (photography, M.F.A. in Studio Art)
Boxed In/Outside the Box, curated by Peggy Fox, highlights the works of eleven artists who illustrate the concept of "the grid."

Part of the C. Grimaldis Summer '10 exhibition is Chul-Hyun Ahn '02, Color Space II, LED lights, mirror, wood, ed 2/3, 2010.SUMMER '10
On view July 1-Aug. 21, C. Grimaldis Gallery, 523 N. Charles St.
MICA connection: Chul-Hyun Ahn
'02, David Brewster '86, Grace Hartigan (former Hoffberger School of Painting director), Paul Jeanes '06, Kim Manfredi '09, Raoul Middleman (painting faculty), Christopher Myers '94, Christopher Saah '06


Leah Cooper '09, drawing 1, iterating the ordinary:  site-responsive drawings, 2009.

Sondheim Artscape Prize
On view June 19-Aug. 1, Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive
MICA connection: Five of the seven finalists whose work is on display, Leah Cooper '09 (M.F.A. in Studio Art) and staff member; Ryan Hackett; Matthew Janson '09 (Mount Royal School of Art); Nate Larson (faculty in photography); Christopher LaVoie '08 (Rinehart School of Sculpture); Matthew Porterfield; and Karen Yasinsky (faculty in animation)
• The remaining 31 semifinalists' work will be on display at MICA's Decker and Meyerhoff galleries, July 16-18. For more information on the Sondheim Prize and the semifinalists, click here.
Read: The Baltimore Sun's feature about the Sondheim Prize finalists, showing at the BMA.

My American Series: The Documentary Story Quilts of Joan Gaither
On view June 18-Aug. 14, School 33, 1427 Light St.
MICA connection: Solo show of faculty member Joan Gaither
The exhibition showcases six quilts. Joan Gaither's working imagery and ideographs concentrate primarily on the history of Anne Arundel County and extend the genre of the story quilt to that of documentary narrative. MICA's Center for Race & Culture Director Leslie King-Hammond wrote an essay for the exhbition catalog.

Midsummer Eve: an Exploration of Color & Surface
On view June 3-Aug. 14, Meredith Gallery, 805 N. Charles St.
MICA connection: A group show including faculty members Adelaide Paul, Trisha Kyner, Lois Hennessey and Sarah Barnes, and MICA alumni Heeseung Lee '95, Michael Anthony '98 and Vicki McComas '78
 • A group summer exhibition featuring low-fired ceramic works with imagery based on flora and fauna.

MICA@Case[werks]: Janet and Walter Sondheim Prize and Mary Sawyers Baker Award Honorees
On view May 14-Aug. 13, Case[werks], 1501 Saint Paul St.
MICA connection: All exhibiting artists are MICA community, Milana Braslavsky '05 (Baker), Richard Cleaver '77 (Baker), Melissa Dickenson '02 (Sondheim), Laure Drogoul '81, (Sondheim), Christopher LaVoie '08 (Sondheim) and Hadieh Shafie, staff (Baker)

Phyllis Berger, View from Cap Frehel (detail), Giclée print on paper, 2007.Sculpture at Evergreen 6: Simultaneous Presence
On view April 2-Sept. 26, Evergreen Museum and Library, 4545 N. Charles St.
MICA connection: Curated by Jennie Fleming '98 (Mount Royal School of Art) and featuring C. Ryan Patterson '06 (sculpture), Michael Benevento '05 (sculpture), Gary Kachadourian '79 (general fine arts), Sarah Doherty (faculty, interdisciplinary sculpture) and  Jonathan Taube '10 (interdisciplinary sculpture)
• Curated by artist Jennie Fleming and architect Ronit Eisenbach, the exhibition features 10 new site-specific temporary outdoor sculptures.

Regional shows

Steven M. Cummings, Ghost (detail), silver gelatin print, 2010.WASHINGTON, D.C.
Introductions 6: The Annual Exhibition of New Works by Recent Art College Graduates
On view July 31-Sept. 4, Irvine Contemporary, 1412 14th St. NW
MICA Connection: Steven M. Cummings '10 (Photographic & Electronic Media)
• Irvine Contemporary presents its sixth curated MFA annual that brings a selection of new artists from leading art college programs to Washington, D.C. Cummings, one of six artists selected from more than 200 scouted, has been a documentary photographer for many years and his work has been exhibited in the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. For more on Cummings' work, click here or here.

Small Works on Paper
On view July 30-Aug. 26, MFA: Morton Fine Art (a pop-up project), 1781 Florida Ave. NW
MICA connection: Rosemary Feit Covey '76 (printmaking) is one of three artists in the show
Small Works on Paper features new work by artists Vonn Sumner, Laurel Hausler and Rosemary Feit Covey.

New Now
On view July 24-Sept. 4, Hamiltonian Gallery, 1353 U St. NW
MICA connection: Three of five new So Hamiltonian Fellows are MICA alumni--Ryan Hoover '06 (Mount Royal School of Art), Joyce Lee '10 (Mount Royal School of Art) and Elena Volkova '02 '07 (photography, M.F.A. in Studio Art)
• Hamiltonian Gallery hosts an introductory group exhibition of these five new fellows. Each artist will be displaying the work with which they were accepted.

On view July 10-Aug. 23, Conner Contemporary Art, 1358 Florida Ave. NE
MICA connection: Calder Brannock '10, Philip Hinge '10, Timothy Horjus '05, Benjamin Kelley '10, Joyce Lee '10, Christina Martinelli '10, Katie Miller '07 '11 and Ting Zhang '10
• Conner Contemporary hosts ACADEMY 2010, the 10-year anniversary of its annual invitational survey of outstanding work by M.F.A./B.F.A. students in the Washington/Baltimore area.


Out-of-town shows

Eve Andrée Laramée, Magic Lantern: The Memory of the Stones, copper, brass, stainless steel, glass lens, videoLuminous Darwin: The Lost Notebooks of Charles Darwin part of the Dialogues with Darwin exhibition
On view April 17-Oct. 17, American Philosophical Society Museum, 104 S. Fifth St.
MICA connection: Eve Andrée Laramée, faculty member in interdisciplinary sculpture
Lumnious Darwin, by Eve Andrée Laramée, is an artistic intervention within the historical exhibition, Dialogues with Darwin. Reponding to the visual culture of the mid-19th century, the artist made sculptures that play on historical scientific instruments as well as 19th-century pre-cinematic devices. Laramée presents video-sculpture interpretations of evolution in relation to the animal, vegetable and mineral realms. This unique model for an artist's project allows the viewer to absorb the historical material and simultaneously reflect on the contemporary material, thus bridging thought processes on evolution of a 21st-century artist with a 19th-century scientist creating an imaginary "conversation" spanning 200 years.

Fiberart International 2010
On view April 16-Aug. 22, at both the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts and the Society for Contemporary Craft
MICA connection: John Paul Morabito '05 (fiber)
• John Paul Morabito is just one of the artists featured in this triennial exhibition, which this year showcases the work of 84 artists from 14 countries. After Pittsburgh, the exhibition go on tour to the Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester and then the San Francisco Museum of Craft and Design.

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.

Jeff Kessel


Jeff Kessel
On view July 1- Aug. 13, Derek Eller Gallery, 615 West 27th St.
MICA connection: Jeff Kessel '03 (painting)
• For his first solo exhibition in New York, Jeff Kessel presents a new series of multi-layered abstract paintings.


The Unbroken Thread: Landscape and the American Imagination
On view June 4-Sept. 5, Midwest Museum of American Art, 429 South Main St.
MICA connection: Solo show of longtime faculty member Philip Koch
• In celebration of the 31st anniversary of the Midwest Museum of American Art, an exhibition of works by Maryland artist Philip Koch will continue through September 5. The exhibition contains a group of drawings, pastels and paintings that Koch created over the past seven years at various locations in New England. He considers himself very much part of the "unbroken thread" that has evolved through the tradition of depicting New England in art for over 200 years.

Portrait Paintings by Arthur Milton

On view Aug. 6-Sept. 3 (reception on Aug. 6, 5-7 p.m.), Gallery S.P.A.C.E., 9 W. Henry Street
MICA Connection: Solo show of Arthur Milton '89 (Mount Royal School of Art)
• Savannah native Arthur Milton presents celebrity, family & presidential images in this solo exhibition spanning a body of work of 20 years. These large scale portrait paintings include favorites such as Lou Rawls, Dolly Parton and Oprah Winfrey, and are sure to delight. Other highlights include the presidential first family, a recent inspiration to the artist.

Undressing the Feminine
On view July 3-Aug. 14, Mindy Solomon Gallery, 124 2nd Ave. NE
MICA connection: J. Aiden Simon '09, Sean Fader '06, Connie Imboden '77
What does it mean to be female? Is femininity an innate trait or the sum total of gender-specific expressions? Artists working in a variety of media will confront those kinds of thought-provoking questions

American Ectoplasm
On view June 18-Aug. 13, Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design, 1600 Pierce St.
MICA connection: Solo show of Jimmy Joe Roche '08 (Mount Royal School of Art)
• Baltimore-based installation artist Jimmy Joe Roche pushes all boundaries and combines all forms of media in his work. "In American Ectoplasm, Jimmy Joe presents a full sensory experience that ranges from contemporary video art to monumental hand-cut and -painted paper sculptures, to interactive computer programs he has developed."

If you would like to be included on this or subsequent-month listings, please e-mail the exhibition information to news@mica.edu. For a listing of exhibitions and events in July, click here.

Photo caption: Part of the C. Grimaldis Summer '10 exhibition is Chul-Hyun Ahn '02, Color Space II, LED lights, mirror, wood, ed 2/3, 2010.