Exhibition at School 33 Art Center honors alumnus as 'Best in Show'
Posted 01.07.10 by MICA Media Relations
Artists have the capacity to perceive the world in ways rarely seen, but also have the responsibility for making work that encourages us to open up and reconnect with one another.
BALTIMORE--Memory Forms, an exhibition of new works from Evan La Londe '03 '04 (B.F.A. in general fine arts, M.A. in Teaching), will be mounted Jan. 29-Feb. 27 at School 33 Art Center (1427 Light St.) in the Members' Gallery. This solo show is part of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts-sponsored juried competition for Lotta Art, named Best in Show.
"Landscapes exist both internally and externally. They are constructed not only from tangible objects and surfaces, but also from intangible elements given form by emotion, association and memory," La Londe said. "I am interested in the relationship between these two landscapes, especially in the moments they intersect and merge. ... Through photography, drawing, sculpture and installation, I am exploring, finding and creating these moments."Image caption: Evan La Londe ’03, Waterfall (for Richard Brautigan), wood and wicker, 2009.
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 3,300 B.F.A., M.F.A., M.A., M.A./M.B.A., M.A.T., M.P.S. and continuing studies students from 48 states and the District of Columbia and 52 countries in fine arts, design, electronic media, art education, liberal arts, and professional studies degree and non-credit programs. With art and design programs ranked in the top 10 by U.S. News & World Report, 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.