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August Off-Campus Events & Exhibitions

MICA Students, Alumni and Faculty Featured in Events & Exhibitions

Posted 08.01.13 by MICA COMMUNICATIONS

Philip Koch, one of the paintings included in the exhibition "Inside Edward Hopper's World: Paintings by Philip Koch," oil on panel, 10 x 15", 2013.

Throughout August, 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):



Space Garden
On view through January 2014, Port Discovery Children's Museum, 35 Market Place, Baltimore
MICA CONNECTION: Jenna Boyles '12 (painting)
The Space Garden installation at Port Discovery is an accessible and interactive artwork created by Jenna Boyles. Visitors are encouraged to touch a colorful mural that features unexpected textural elements, including LED circuits that light up. Selected from a competitive call for entries, Space Garden is the first installation to be made possible through Port Discovery's Artway project.
Image caption: Space Fruit installation by Jenna Boyles '12 (painting)

Front Room: Nathaniel Mellors & Jimmy Joe Roche
On view through September 29, Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore
MICA CONNECTION: Jimmy Joe Roche '08 (Mount Royal)
This exhibition presents irreverent, edgy, and absurdist videos by two artists exploring human behavior when social norms are stripped away. Roche uses a combination of performance, sound, and video to channel an array of American outcasts, ranging from fervent figures of violence to complacent burn outs. The exhibition will also include an intricate, psychedelic cut paper sculpture by Roche and photographic work by both artists. 

Images and RuinsHaste by Joseph Parra '12 (painting)
On view through August 2, School 33 Art Center, 1427 Light Street, Baltimore
MICA CONNECTION: Michelle Gomez '12 (general fine arts), Twiggy Boyer '12 (painting), Chajana denHarder '08 (general fine arts), Michael Koliner '12 (interdisciplinary sculpture), Shannon LaRue '11 (photography) Erin Maywhoor '13 (book arts), Joseph Parra '12 (painting), Nick Clifford Simko '12 (art history theory & criticism), and Heather Stratton '12 (MFA in Photographic & Electronic Media)
Images and Ruins is an exhibition about both the preservation and destruction of memories through alternative photographic processes, and how those processes are important to understanding the final outcome of the photograph.

Image caption: Haste by Joseph Parra '12 (painting) 

Recovery in Action, Using Art to Accelerate Change, Enoch Pratt Free Library, Central Location, 400 Cathedral St., Baltimore
On view 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: Self-portrait Done Blind While Touching Face from Recovery in Action, Using Art to Accelerate Change.



Following the Thin Woman
On view through August 18, The Purple Coconut Gallery, 7910 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring
MICA CONNECTION: Ariel J. Klein '12 (painting)
Ariel Klein's first solo show at The Purple Coconut Gallery, will showcase paintings from Madrid, Baltimore, and Silver Spring.

Image caption: Ariel J. Klein, The Sad Clown, 2010, acrylic on canvas, 19.7 x 27.6 in


Raya Bodnarchuk: Form
On view through August 11, American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, 4400 Mass Ave., NW
MICA CONNECTION: Raya Bodnarchuk '71 (Rinehart School of Sculpture)
Raya Bodnarchuk's sculpted animals and people are beautifully and carefully observed, the mature work of a master of many different media. Trained at the Rhode Island School of Art and Design and the Rinehart School of Sculpture at MICA, Bodnarchuk has been a major artist and an influential mentor in Washington for forty years.

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 through January 5, 2014, Smithsonian African Museum, Washington, D.C.
MICA CONNECTION: faculty member Ledelle 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.


Starting Small
On view August 1 through September 7, Porter Contemporary, 548 West 28th St., New York
Opening Reception: August 1, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
MICA CONNECTION: Jason Bryant '04 (Mount Royal) and Lori Larusso '05 (Mount Royal)
Starting Small takes the idea of the traditional summer small works show in New York and focuses it on the aspects of collecting art. Many great collections have been started and even built on small pieces and small budgets and many collectors like to "start small" when first buying artwork to get their feet wet, especially in New York where wall space can be limited. This is the perfect exhibition to see a diverse selection by contemporary artists who are early, mid and late career working in a variety of mediums.
Image caption: Lori Larusso, Pops, 2008,  acrylic and enamel on panel, 18x13.


Inside Edward Hopper's World: Paintings by Philip Koch
On view August 13 through September 2, Isalos Fine Art, 26 Main St., Stonington, ME
MICA CONNECTION: faculty member Philip Koch
Faculty member Philip Koch (drawing and foundation) displays paintings of the interior of Edward Hopper's former Cape Cod studio in which Koch made during his 14 residencies there since 1983.
Image caption: Philip Koch, one of the paintings included in the exhibition Inside Edward Hopper's World: Paintings by Philip Koch, 2013, oil on panel, 10 x 15"


On view through August, Meredith Long & Company Gallery, 2323 San Felipe, Houston
MICA CONNECTION: faculty member Philip Koch

Image caption: Philip Koch, Ascension II, 2006, oil on panel, 20 x 16 inches


On view through January 12, 2014, Long Beach Museum of Art, 2300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach
MICA CONNECTION: Jim Condron '04 (Hoffberger School of Painting)
TREE includes selections from around the world that illustrate the increasing significance of trees in today's world. This exhibit includes paintings, works on paper, and wood from the Museum's permanent collection that shows artists' depictions of trees to convey moods, set a scene for a narrative, or symbolize ideas such as strength, stability, and shelter.


Chul Hyun  Ahn, Mirror Drawing #17, 2013, Unique, plywood, LED lights,    hardware, mirrors, 60 x 42 x 3.625 inchesWhite Light/White Heat and Personal Structre: Time, Space, Existence
On view through November 24, 55th International Venice Art Biennale
MICA CONNECTION: Joyce J. Scott '70 and Chul Hyun Ahn '02 (Mount Royal)
Scott's White Light/White Heat exhibition will be exhibited at the Palazzo Cavalli - Franchetti / Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti (Venetian Institute of Sciences, Letters and Arts), while Chul Hyun Ahn's exhibition Personal Structre: Time, Space, Existence will be exhibited at the Palazzo Bembo.

Image caption: Chul Hyun Ahn, Mirror Drawing #17, 2013, Unique, plywood, LED lights, hardware, mirrors, 60 x 42 x 3.625 inches.


Top image caption: Philip Koch, one of the paintings included in the exhibition "Inside Edward Hopper's World: Paintings by Philip Koch," oil on panel, 10 x 15", 2013.