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Events, Exhibitions Spotlight MICA Community in March

Local, national and international exhibitions feature students, faculty, staff and alumni

Posted 03.01.12 by MICA COMMUNICATIONS

Philip Koch, "Edward Hopper's Truro Studio Bedroom," oil on panel, 2012.

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


Body Magic
On view through March 3, School 33 Art Center Project Space, 1427 Light Street
MICA CONNECTION: Erin Zerbe '11 (MFA in Photographic & Electronic Media)

Night Visions
On view through March 10, C. Grimaldis Gallery, 523 N. Charles St.
Opening Reception: January 24, 6-8 p.m.
MICA CONNECTIONS: Zachary Thornton '01 (GFA)

Visualizing Global Africa
Saturday, March 10 at 1 p.m., The Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 East Pratt St.
MICA CONNECTIONS: MICA Graduate Dean Emerita Dr. Leslie King-Hammond and Dr. Lowery Stokes Sims, a 1998 MICA honorary degree recipient
Join co-curators Dr. Lowery Stokes Sims and Dr. Leslie King-Hammond as they explore fashion, photography and design from their recent exhibition, The Global Africa Project. Museum admission is required.

Poster for the Globe exhibition at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall.Globe Poster Collection
On display through March 24, Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St.
Closing reception: March 20, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
MICA CONNECTIONS: The exhibition was put together by students in MICA's new M.F.A. in Curatorial Practice program (headed by director George Ciscle)--Allison Gulick '13, Deana Haggag '13 and Chloe Helton-Gallagher '13--along with Kelcey Towell '13 from the M.F.A. in Graphic Design program, who worked with Mary Mashburn, the Globe consultant at MICA and a faculty member in the Printmaking Department, and Allison Fisher '11, who was instrumental in bringing the collection to MICA.
To celebrate MICA's historic purchase of Globe Poster Printing Corporation, the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall  is hosting an exhibition that showcases many examples of Globe's iconic posters.

The Sum of the Parts
On view through March 24, Maryland Art Place at Power Plant Live!, 8 Market Place, Suite 100
MICA CONNECTION: Emily Barletta '03 (fiber)

Opening reception March 30, 6-9 p.m., performance at 8:30 p.m., in/flux gallery, 307 W. Baltimore Street, Baltimore
MICA CONNECTION: Students Nicholas Broujos, Anda Brown, Thomas Burkett, Kathryn Carey, Reece Cox, Daniel Evanko, Jayce Flickinger, Isa Gonzalez, Sara Grose, Eric Helgas, Eve Andree Laramee, Deniz Olcay, Leanna Pascual, Nina Perlman, Evan Roche, Samantha Stewart, Dylan Thadani, Rebecca Tishman, Harrison Tyler, Omer Wasim, Diane Yu, Suzanna Zak; faculty member Eve Andree Laramee
Uncommonplace is an exhibition showing work by a group of more than twenty emerging artists who have followed in the footsteps of what Guy Debord termed "psychogeography." With the desire to open up the definitions of "space" and "place", each artist has mapped out an individual adventure to unknown terrain, whether that is in urban, rural or mental spaces. With each artist to his own endeavor, the show at in/flux Gallery will demonstrate both universality in the vastness of subject matter, and locality of focus to each experience and artistic language. The gathering will represent multiple reflections of the human experience through space and time, keeping close to heart the efforts of philosophers, artists and theoreticians who've paved the way to the unknown.

Waking Light
On view through March 31, Stevenson University Gallery, 1525 Greenspring Valley Road, Stevenson, MD
Opening Reception: January 26, 6-8 p.m.; Artist Talk: January 31, 12:30 p.m.
MICA CONNECTION: Paula Reynolds '76 (GFA)


Paper Shapers
On view through March 4, The Silber Gallery at Goucher College, 1021 Dulaney Valley Rd.
Reception: March 2, 6-8 p.m.
MICA CONNECTION: Jaime Bennati '08 '11 (BFA Sculpture, MA in Teaching)

Gold for the Price of Silver
On view March 17 through April 14, Hamiltonian Gallery, 1353 U Street, NW
Reception: March 17, 7 - 9 pm
MICA Connection: Jenny Mullins '09 (Hoffberger)
Jenny Mullins explores themes of consumerism and American identity in her newest series of paintings, titled Gold for the Price of Silver. Her monolithic and intensely detailed images incorporate traditional drawing and collage techniques to recreate contorted scenes from the works of nineteenth century French sculpture Antoine-Louis Barye. Equal parts eye candy and repulsion, the images question the ideal of the American lifestyle.

Raoul MiddlemanCity Limits
On view through March 18, American University's Katzen Gallery, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
MICA CONNECTION: Faculty member Raoul F. Middleman

On view March 8 through April 14, Gibbs Street Gallery at VisArts, 115 Gibbs St., Rockville, MD
MICA CONNECTION: Jackson Martin '07, Dan Allende '10, Ian Cox '11 and Hugh Pocock (foundation faculty)


On view March 1 through March 29, Jane Hartsook Gallery at the Greenwich House, 16 Jones St., NYC
Opening Reception: March 1, 6-8 p.m.
MICA CONNECTION: Chair of the Ceramics Department David S. East
"Through architectural and design references my work has revolved around issues of urban planning, architectural ornament and design as signifiers of our cultural history. My work attempts to reveal the positive and negative by-products of our attempts to establish order. As Ebenezer Howard's idealism gives way to white flight and Constance Spry is remade into Martha Stuart as a multi-national; my work attempts to trace these cycles, combining the nostalgia of gingham with the high modernism of an Eames profile. The sources and images I have sought out: cheap Styrofoam knock-offs of classic decorative trim, the rosette, the mantle; become a mirror of the phenomena and peculiarities of an "American" point of view. The approach I have taken attempts to reflect on the monumental within the mundane, and seeks to bore out the middle of modernism to see its split-level by-products. The work rotates around these axes operating as much a strategy of thinking as of making." - David S. East

Heavy Duty LandscapesJan StallerOn view through March 2, ISE Cultural Foundation, NYC
MICA CONNECTION: Jan Staller '75
The ISE Cultural Foundation in New York will display 16 large-format photographs taken by Jan Staller 75 as part of Heavy Duty Landscapes, a solo exhibition. Staller finds unintentional, serendipitous beauty at construction sites, recycling plants and the sides of roads--the kinds of places that go unnoticed by most people. "These images portray an otherworldly place that somehow feels familiar ... and strangely beautiful," Observed the New York Times in a rave review of Staller's work.

On view through March 24A.I.R. Gallery, 111 Front Street #228, Brooklyn, NY
Readings from Glasschord Magazine, March 17, 2-4 p.m.
MICA CONNECTION: Katherine Tzu-Ian Mann '09 (Hoffberger)

Edward Hopper's Truro Studio Bedroom, oil on panel, 24 x 12Inside Edward Hopper's Truro Studio: Paintings by Philip Koch
On view March 31 through May 13Edward Hopper House Art Center, Nyack, NY
Opening Reception: March 31, 5-7 p.m.
Talk by Philip Koch, "Three Things You Didn't Know About Edward Hopper": March 31, 7 p.m.
As a young artist, Philip Koch was inspired by seeing the art of Edward Hopper to change from painting abstractions to working in a realist direction. Since 1983 Koch has had thirteen residencies in Hopper's Cape Cod painting studio in S. Truro, Massachusetts. On display is a selection of paintings of the interior of the Cape Cod Hopper studio Koch painted on location.


2011 Factory Installed
On view through May 2012, The Mattress Factory, 500 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh
MICA CONNECTIONS: Natalia Gonzalez
Six international artists, including Natalia Gonzalez from Bolivia, were chosen from 600 artist-submitted portfolios to work in residence at the Mattress Factory in September and October to create works for an exhibition on view from October 28 to February 26, 2012.ILLINOIS

Photo of the Slow Kinetics
On view through March 2012, J.D. Mooney Foundation, 114 West Kinzie Street, Chicago
Robert Janz, Northern Ireland born and a global citizen, is now at the Foundation after completing a recent residency in Paris at the Centre Culturel Irlandais, and an earlier residency at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (Kilmainham, Dublin, Rep. of Ireland). His works explore aspects of motion, change and transience. Janz will make history by being the first artist to have a second one man show at the Foundation. This invitation is special and truly proper because Robert Janz's work just gets better and better, fresher and fresher, and is always so very subtle. Visit his blog describing his work in progress at the Foundation.


Deliciously Happy
On view through March 30, Leu Art Gallery at Belmont University, 1900 Belmont Blvd., Nashville
MICA CONNECTIONS: Lindsey Bailey '11 (M.A. in Community Arts)
Deliciously Happy features partnerships with students from three Nashville-area schools: the University School
of Nashville, Bordeaux Elementary, and Lead Academy. In tandem with sculpture students from Belmont
University, students from each school will construct stories and create coordinating performance paraphernalia
as part of an installation being featured at Belmont University

Outside/Inside the Box (Part of Fiber Philadelphia 2012)
On view March 3 through April 14, Crane Arts Building, Icebox Project Space, 1400 North America St., Philadelphia
MICA Connection: Jackson Martin '07


WHY PAINT NOW, when there's so many other ways to make images and make art?
March 30, Kiang Gallery, 1011-A Marietta St., Atlanta
MICA CONNECTIONS: Ben Steele '11 (Hoffberger)
For this one night show--the last ever in Kiang's classic white space on Marietta Street--guest Curator K.Tauches (with help from Ben Steele...) has quickly assembled some of her favorite painters from the ATL and asked them the proverbial question.


Poetic Visions
On view through March 4, Whatcom Museum, 121 Prospect Street, Bellingham
MICA CONNECTION: Lesley Dill '80 (Mount Royal)
Lesley Dill is one of the most prominent American artists working at the intersection of language and fine art. Her elegant sculptures, art installations, mixed-media photographs, and evocative performances draw from both her travels abroad and profound interests in spirituality and the world's faith traditions. Exploring the power of words to cloak and reveal the psyche, Dill invests new meaning in the human form. Intellectually and aesthetical engaging, the core of her work emerges from an essential, visionary awareness of the world.


Painting (Los Angeles)
On view through March 9, Another Year in L.A., Pacific Design Center, Suite B267, 8687 Melrose, West Hollywood
MICA CONNECTION: Katy Crowe '78 (Mount Royal)


Unweave the Rainbow
On view through March 12, Scream, 34 Bruton Street, London
"At Scream she will exhibit two of her signature paper sculptures whose geometrical shapes can be found in natural and organic forms. Stark's practice displays an almost Platonic obsession with form and the problem of universals, of translating the essence of what she observes in nature 
into 3 dimensional paper sculptures" - ArtRabbit


STEIM (STudio for Electro Insturmental Music) Concept Stage
March 16, STEIM Studio 3, Utrechtsedwarsstraat 134, Amsterdam
MICA CONNECTION: Faculty member jason.sloan, faculty member Erik Spangler, and Sound Art students
Sound Art students will be working on projects with STEIM, and the 10 days will culminate with a live public performance.


PolipopPOLIPOP (Political Pop Art)
On view through March 11, Sungkok Art Museum
MICA CONNECTION: Faculty member Mina Cheon
Korean-American new media artist Mina Cheon showcases POLIPOP (Political Pop Art) at the Sungkok Art Museum in Seoul, the first of three installments of Cheon's consecutive solo-exhibitions to be held in 2012. After Seoul, Polipop projects will show at the Maryland Art Place in Baltimore and White Box in New York City. Polipop is a compilation of artistic research that intersects politics and pop art that looks at contested spaces and geopolitics of global media culture. Through a postcolonial perspective, Cheon instigates the relationship between the East and West, as well as the relationship between Asian countries such as South and North Korea, and Korea, Japan and China.CHINA

Frances Barth
On view March 29 through April 29, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, 57-59 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
Reception: Thursday, March 29, 7-9 p.m.
MICA CONNECTION: Frances Barth, director of the Mount Royal School of Art
For her first solo show in Asia, mid-career American artists Frances Barth presents imaginary landscapes that are at once confounding and sublime. Her radically abstract paintings possess a startling graphic clarity and are made of lush combinations of unnamable colors.


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


Captions (top to bottom):Raoul Middleman, Sacred and Profane Love, 1980; Poster for the Globe exhibition at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall; Jan Staller '75, Pile of Rebar, Flushing Queens, 2007; Philip Koch, Edward Hopper's Truro Studio Bedroom, oil on panel, 2012; Photo of the "Slow Kinetics" series by Robert Janz; Polipop flyer.