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August Packed With Off-Campus Events & Exhibitions Featuring MICA Community

As summer comes to a close, MICA students, faculty, staff and alumni are keeping busy with events and exhibitions across the nation and world

Posted 06.01.12 by MICA COMMUNICATIONS

Julie Jankowski '03 (Mount Royal), Myan Mindbender, oil on canvas.

Members of the MICA community have work showcased in exhibitions throughout the United States and the world in August 2012. Here are some of the highlights (check back frequently as this will be continuously updated):


Young Blood: Work by Recent M.F.A. Graduates
On view through August 25, Maryland Art Place, 8 Market Place, Suite 100
Artists Talk and Reception: July 18, 6-8 p.m.
MICA CONNECTIONS: Jonathan Latiano '12 (Mount Royal School of Art), Grimm Lee '12 (Mount Royal), Kim Llerena '12 (Photographic & Electronic Media), Carly Witmer '12 (Hoffberger) and Brian Conaty '12 (Mount Royal)
Celebrating its 5th anniversary, Young Blood will include a diverse range of innovative, emerging artists from the Maryland Institute College of Art, The University of Maryland College Park, Towson University, and The University of Maryland Baltimore County. The exhibition is curated by MAP's Program Advisory Committee, which is comprised of artists, teachers, and other arts professionals, providing the graduates with connections that bridge academic training and the greater art world.

American Sugar
On view August 11 through August 31, Gallery CA, 440 E. Oliver St.
Opening Reception: August 11, 6-9 p.m. 
MICA CONNECTION: Faculty member J.M. Giordano 
American Sugar takes a confrontational look at America's addition to sgar, sex and insulin. Giordano's photographs and sculptures are also aiming to reintroduce "pop" to the Baltimore art scene.  

On view through August 18 at School 33 Art Center, 1427 Light Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21230
MICA CONNECTION: Carrie Fucile '04 (Post Bacc)

What I may have seen on Routes 70 & 340
On view through August 26 at Minas Gallery, 815 West 36th Street, Baltimore, MD
MICA CONNECTION: Teddy Johnson '04


Academy 2012
On view through August 18, Conner Contemporary Art
Opening Reception: July 7, 6-8 p.m.
MICA CONNECTIONS: Jennifer Coster '12 (Rinehart), Pablo Garcia-Lopez '12 (Rinehart), Alison Wendy Miller '12 (Hoffberger), Adam Nelson '06 (sculpture), Nara Park '09 (general fine arts), Jason Ressler '12 (painting), Heather Stratton '12 (Photographic & Electronic Media), Toym Imao '12 (Rinehart)

Inside Outside
On view through September 28The Gallery at Vivid Solutions, 2208 Martin Luther King Ave., SE, Washington, DC
MICA CONNECTION: Faculty member Gabriella Bulisova '02 '05 (photography, Photo & Digital imaging)


Trenton Makes: Art from the Trenton Artists Workshop Association
On view through August 5, Ellarslie, The Trenton City Museum in Cadwalader Park, Trenton
Also on view throug August 18The Prince Street Gallery, 530 W. 25th St., NYC
MICA CONNECTION: Marge Miccio '78 (painting)

Up Do
On view through August 10, Jeff Bailey Gallery, 525 W. 25th St., NYC
Opening Reception: July 19, 6-8 p.m.
MICA CONNECTIONS: Curated by Katia Rosenthal '09 (general fine arts). Artists include Ann Kelley '10 (painting), Nathlie Provosty '04 (painting), Alyse Ronayne '08 (printmaking) and Tracy Thomason '06 (general fine arts)

More Than a Passing Glance
On view through August 22, New York Public Library, The Art Collection, 3rd Floor, 40th Street at 5th Avenue, NYC
MICA CONNECTION: Jan Staller '75 (photography)
From the New York Public Library: "Mid-Manhattan Library presents More than a Passing Glance an exhibition of large scale color photographs by well-known photographer Jan Staller. At once recognizable and yet abstract the striking images made during 2010 - 2011 depict construction sites, scrap metal yards, parking lots, boat yards and other places ordinarily visited for their intended function and assumed not to offer much visual delight, except when they appear in Staller's photographs."

Graphic Design-Now in Production
On view through September 3, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Governors Island, New York City
MICA CONNECTION: M.F.A. in Graphic Design Director Ellen Lupton
Co-organized by Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum and the Walker Art Center, Graphic Design—Now in Production explores some of most vibrant sectors and genres of graphic design today.

ArtFull Living Designer Showcase
On view through September 8 at Glassbury Court, Albany Post Rd. (Route 9), Cold Spring, NY 10516
MICA CONNECTION: Alumni council member Imogene Drummond '83 (Mount Royal)

Awakening Asylum
On view through October 13, Randall's Island
MICA CONNECTION: Sean Wrenn '08 (Mount Royal)
Sean Wrenn's Awakening Asylum is designed around formal elements and conceptual themes emerging from the General Slocum Steamship disaster (June 15, 1904) and the history of Randall's Island as a place of "Asylum" for inebriates, idiots and insane urban residents. The location of the sculpture will commemorate the ship's Hell Gate waterway passage where it is thought that the steamship fire likely began. Due to faulty unregulated flotation devices and poor crew response times (for beaching quickly on Wards Island's Sunken Meadow), over 1,000 people perished in the Northern East River on their way to a Lutheran picnic excursion on the sound in Queens.


On view through October 21, Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield
MICA CONNECTION: Liz Whitney Quisgard '49 '66 (general fine arts, Rinehart)
Kaleidoscope, an exhibition of works by New York City-based artist Liz Whitney Quisgard, will be on view in the Ellen Crane Memorial Room at Bershire Museum. Reminiscent of Byzantine mosaics, the paintings and fiber wall hangings utilize an exuberant palette displayed in a mesmerizing array of geometric patterns.


Julie Jankowski '03 (Mount Royal), Myan Mindbender, oil on canvas.Lois Dodd: My students
On view August 5 through September 16, The Firehouse Center for the Falcon Foundation, Damariscotta
MICA CONNECTION: Julie Jankowski '03 (Mount Royal)
Curated by painters Lois Dodd and David Dewey, Lois Dodd: My Students is a tribute exhibition honoring the teaching and mentorship of Dodd. Julie Jankowski's work, Myan Mindbender, will be part of the exhibition, which features artists from across the country.


Made in L.A.
On view through September 2, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles
MICA CONNECTION: Kenyatta A. C. Hinkle  '09 (painting)
The first Los Angeles biennial, Made in L.A. 2012, will feature works by 60 artists from the L.A. region, with an emphasis on emerging and under-recognized artists, and will debut new installations, videos, films, sculptures, performances and paintings produced for the biennial.


On view through November 4 at the Museo D'Arte Contemporanea Roma, Piazza Orazio Giustiniani, 4 00153 Rome
MICA CONNECTION: Chul Hyun Ahn '02 (Mount Royal)
Chul Hyun Ahn will exhibit as part of a select list of the world's finest artists working in light, including Dan Flavin, Lucio Fontana, Francois Morellet, Bruce Nauman and Ivan Navarro, in the upcoming Neon exhibition at the Museo D'Art Contemporanea Roma (MACRO) in Rome, Italy.

Spontaneous Interventions: Design Actions for the Common Good
On view August 29 through November 25, 13th International Venice Architecture Biennale
MICA CONNECTION: Graham Coreil-Allen '10 (Mount Royal)
Situated within disparate zones of overlap, contradiction, ambiguity and interstice, the ongoing New Public Sites project consists of playful walking tours, radical maps and poetic typology that investigate the ways in which invisible sites and overlooked features exist within our everyday environment. The New Public Sites walking tours will be included in Spontaneous Interventions: Design Actions for the Common Good, the official U.S. presentation at the 13th International Venice Architecture Biennale. Organized by commissioner and curator Cathy Lang Ho of the Institute for Urban Design, with Ned Cramer and David van der Leer, the exhibition features an array of direct action strategies for improving the urban public realm, represented through a system of interactive hanging banners and pedestrian installations.

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


Caption: Julie Jankowski '03 (Mount Royal), Myan Mindbender, oil on canvas.