MICA artists participate in many off-campus shows this month
Posted 02.01.11 by mica communications
Members of the MICA community have their work showcased in exhibitions off-campus in February. Here are highlights (check back frequently as this will be continuously updated):
Baltimore shows and events
Relics and Reliquaries: Reconsidered
On view Feb. 26-May 22, The Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles St.
On view Feb. 25-April 1, The Current Space Gallery, 421 N. Howard St.
MICA connection: 11 students from two concurrent interdisciplinary sculpture and art history, theory & criticism classes exhibit artwork
• For more information, click here.
Of House & Home
On view Feb. 19-March 19 (reception on Feb. 19, 7-11 p.m.), The Whole Gallery, 3rd floor of H&H Building, 405 W. Franklin St.
MICA connection: Adam Junior '11 (Rinehart School of Sculpture) is curating and showing artwork, as is Angelo Arnold, Corliss Cavalieri '81 (painting), Kerry Flaherty, Ginny Huo '11 (Rinehart), Ben Lock (faculty, interdisciplinary sculpture), Rod Northcut, Jason Swift '97 (Rinehart), Tim Thomson and Kathryn Zazenski
• We also all have a place that we consider to be home. So what is the difference between house and home? The common assumption is that a house refers to the structure of the building while the home elicits a stronger feeling of sentimentality. Do you consider where you are living right now to be a house or a home? To understand an individual's history is to understand his sense of place. Viewing hours by appointment only; contact Adam at 631.387.6963.
Best In Show: Art of the Dog
On view Feb. 15-March 4 (reception Feb. 15, 7-10 p.m.), The Antreasian Gallery, 1111 W. 36th St.
MICA connection: Spoon Popkin '90 (general fine arts)
• Original paintings by Baltimore artists inspired by our canine friends, coinciding with The Westminister Kennel Club
Material Girls: Contemporary Black Women Artists
On view Feb. 12-Oct. 16, Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 E. Pratt St.
MICA connection: Chakaia Booker (acting director of Rinhart School of Sculpture), Maren Hassinger (director of Rinehart, on sabbatical), and Joyce J. Scott '70
• Material Girls celebrates accomplished women artists whose sculptures, installations and mixed-media assemblages incorporate both traditional and unexpected art-making materials. Using hair, beads, tissue paper, rubber tires, plastic and other materials, the artists craft provocative forms and intricate surfaces that play on unique cultural meanings, personal memories and social agendas.
On view Feb. 12-March 4 (reception on Feb. 12, 6-9 p.m.; pop-up shop on March 12, 4-7 p.m.), Hexagon Gallery, 1825 N. Charles St.
MICA connection: Emily Burtner '11 and Nolen Strals '01
• Rough Language is a gallery exhibition and pop-up shop of new T-shirts by Emily Burtner and Nolen Strals. Both artists in this show draw on the history of design and punk, with Nolen displaying comedic screenprinted work while Burtner's more contemplative pieces are joined by an alphabet lookbook.
Small Magic: Photographic Transformations
On view Feb. 3-March 9, Maryland Art Place, 8 Market Place, Suite 100.
MICA connection: Curated by faculty member Nate Larson
• MAP's 2011 Curators' Incubator series begins with this show. Small Magic features the photography of Adam Ekberg, Peter Happel Christian, John Mann, Libby Rowe, Christine Shank, Michael Sherwin and Marni Shindelman, contemporary artists who work with materials on a small scale to construct a staging ground for their images. Their photographs transform the ordinary to suggest new and inventive ways of understanding our perceptions of the world.
My Own Junkyard
On view Feb. 3-March 20, Metro Gallery, 1700 N. Charles St.
MICA connection: Solo show by Annie Ewaskio '06
• In an attempt to re-experience highly personal moments within a globalized, industrialized environment, Ewaskio ends up creating situations that feel more truthful than reality. Her images are based loosely on a painterly method of near-collage, a technique that effectively brings the viewer deeper into each scene while unearthing an eerie vibe that's not easily shaken.
On view Feb. 1-April 15 (reception on Feb. 4, 4:30-7:30 p.m.), University of Maryland Baltimore, 621 W. Lombard St., Campus Center on the 2nd floor
MICA conenction: Solo show of Eileen Wold '10 (M.F.A. in Studio Art)
• Eileen Wold hopes to get people thinking hard about their role in degrading the Chesapeake Bay, especially the harbor, through her multimedia exhibition. For more on the exhibition, read the Baltimore Sun review of it here.
Accidental Exuberance and Break Boundary
On view Jan. 29 - March 12, Jordan Faye Contemporary, 1401 Light St.
MICA connection: Jenee Mateer '96 and Debra Rubino '92
• Concurrent solo exhibitions: Accidental Exuberance, new works on paper by Debra Rubino, and Break Boundary, photography and video by Jenee Mateer.
Headforms for the Age of Magical Thinking
On view Jan. 24-Feb. 27, Loyola University's Julio Fine Arts Gallery, 4501 N. Charles (DeChairo College Center)
MICA connection: Laure Drogoul '81
Diaries I & II
On view Jan. 22-March 13, Rocket To Venus, 3360 Chestnut Ave.
MICA connection: Solo show of Jen Plaskowitz '10 (photography)
Charles Hahn: AV Cart
On view Jan. 22-Feb. 26, Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave.
MICA connection: Solo show of Charles Hahn '07
• With deadpan seriousness, seamless editing and Korean subtitles, Charlie Hahn lip synchs (mostly) famous audio clips from iconic Americans of film and politics. The voices of Bill Clinton, John Wayne, Homer Simpson, Samuel Jackson, and Al Pacino are familiar to us as the building blocks of our American identity, and so also become the pieces with which Hahn, tongue in cheek, assembles his ambilateral identity as a 1.5 generation Korean-American.
Up From Here
On view Jan. 15-Feb. 15, The Light Gallery, 1015 N. Charles St.
MICA coonection: Emily Hines '10 (painting)
On view Jan. 14- Feb. 26, School 33 Art Center, 1427 Light St.
MICA connection: M. Jordan Tierney '85 and Geoff Grace '04
Neil Meyerhoff: New Photographs
On view Jan. 12-Feb. 26, C. Grimaldis Gallery, 523 N. Charles St.
MICA connection: Neil Meyerhoff is a MICA board member
Diograma's and Paintings
On view Jan. 1-March 20, Galerie Françoise, 3500 Parkdale Ave., Studio 22
MICA connection: Diograma's is a solo show of Laura Eng '09 (painting) and and Paintings is a solo show of Morgann Nieto '10 (painting)
IL NXT: Illustration Next at Case[werks] Gallery
On view through Feb. 25 (closing reception and gallery talk on Feb. 24, 5 p.m.), Case[werks] Gallery, 1501 St Paul St.
MICA connection: 15 MICA Illustration alumni
• An exhibition of illustration practice today, IL NXT is a show of work by MICA alum that represents some of illustration's new storytelling models interwoven with time-honored traditional methods of expression. For more information, click here.
Glass House of Dreams
On view Dec. 13-April 30, Enoch Pratt Central Library, Second Floor Gallery, 400 Cathedral St.
MICA connection: David Simpson '70
• An exhibit of photographs and antique post cards celebrating the rebirth and flowering of a Baltimore treasure, the Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory in Druid Hill Park. Based on the book, Glass House of Dreams, by Margaret Stansbury, with photographs by David Simpson, the exhibit chronicles the history of glass houses in the United States, celebrates the 150th anniversary of Druid Hill Park, and pays tribute to the Honorable Howard Peters Rawlings. Click here for more information on the book.
CDLs and MFAs
On view through Feb. 5, Charmed Life Studio, 4505 Harford Road
MICA connection: Solo show by Sean Reichert '09, '10 (general fine arts, MA in Teaching)
• Sean Reichert's featureless portraits of his family members are on display.
Li'l Lies and Purty Thangs
On view Dec. 10-Feb. 12, Goya Contemporary, Mill Center, Studio 214, 3000 Chestnut Ave.
MICA connection: Solo show of Jill J. Scott '70
On view Nov. 8-Feb. 3, JLP Gallery, Green Spring Station, 2360 W. Joppa Road
MICA connection: Philip Koch, drawing and foundation faculty member
• Contemporary artists Philip Koch and Emily Demsky look at the landscape as a vehicle for painterly expression.
Respecting Humanity: Quilts for Social Justice
On view Oct. 4-Feb. 11, Maryland State Arts Council, 175 W. Ostend St.
MICA connection: Showcase of Dr. Joan M.E. Gaither, art education faculty
Slouching Towards Yucca Mountain
Video about the project available online at USArtists
MICA connection: Project by faculty member Eve Andree Laramee with assistance by MICA alumni Chelsea Noggle '08 (sculpture), Michel Tallichet '08 (sculpture), Courntey "scrap" Wrenn '08 (Mount Royal School of Art) and Mia Ardito '10 (interdisciplinary sculpture)
• Slouching Towards Yucca Mountain is a video installation dealing with environmental issues and the effects of radioactive waste on human health and water quality, in a Sci-Fi Western film style.
Adam's Crayons: A Tale of a Few Stories
On view Feb. 14-April 16, Stevenson University's Gallery, 1525 Greenspring Valley Road
MICA connection: Exhibition created by Painting Department Chair Barry Nemett and his daughter, Laini Nemett '12 (Hoffberger School of Painting)
• The story behind this exhibit starts with a children's book, Adam's Crayons (Galileo Press, 2011) written by Niki Leopold and illustrated by Laini and Barry Nemett. The book, scheduled for release in March, is almost 30 years in the making. In 1983, Barry Nemett had a painting exhibition featuring gatherings of animals, titled Peaceable Kingdoms, at C. Grimaldis Gallery in Baltimore. Inspired by Adam, the artist's then two-year-old son, the exhibit inspired author Niki Leopold. She approached Barry and his daughter, Laini, to illustrate her story. This exhibition--which includes all the images from the book as well as related examples of the collaborating artists' drawings and paintings--tells these intertwined story of Adam's Crayons and the book's creation.
On view through Feb. 28, Anne Arundel Community College, Cade Gallery, 101 College Parkway
MICA connection: Steven Pearson '97 (Hoffberger School of Painting), Alisa Staub '10 (Rinehart School of Sculpture), Patrick Caulfield '09 (interdisciplinary sculpture) and Chloe Watson '10 (Mount Royal School of Art)
ELLICOTT CITY, MARYLAND
On view Jan. 14-Feb. 25, Howard County Arts Council, 8510 High Ridge Road
MICA connection: Anne Chan '06
• Small and meticulous is the theme in Fastidious Studies with embroidery pieces by Catonsville artist Suzanne Herbert-Forton, photography by Maryland artist Anne Chan, and sculpture by North Dakota artist Donovan Widmer.
ELLICOTT CITY, MARYLAND
On view Jan. 14-Feb. 25, Howard County Arts Council, 8510 High Ridge Road
MICA connection: Photography faculty member Lynn Silverman
• Source showcases three Maryland artists who have used light as a subject matter. The exhibit features a video installation by Symmes Gardner, self-illuminated light totems and wall sculptures by Melissa Burley, and stunningly simple black & white photography by Lynn Silverman.
COLLEGE PARK, MARYLAND
On view Jan. 24-Feb. 25 (reception and gallery talk on Feb. 10, 6-9 p.m.), Stamp Gallery, Adele H. Stamp Student Union, University of Maryland
MICA connection: Julie Benoit '10 (M.F.A. in Studio Art), Nicole Herbert '09 (M.F.A. in Studio Art), Leah Cooper '09 (M.F.A. in Studio Art), and Elena Volkova
• In Response is a site-specific exhibition aimed at bringing our attention to the overlooked aspects that exist within the space of the Stamp Gallery and University of Maryland. Works by artists Julie Benoit, Elena Volkova, Nicole Herbert and Leah Cooper will highlight what the eyes and ears have edited out; subtle shifts of natural light passing through space, ambient sounds, cracks on the wall and architectural details emphasizing the beauty of what already exists but has been ignored.
COLLEGE PARK, MARYLAND
On view Nov. 8-April 29, The American Center for Physics, One Physics Ellipse
MICA connection: Minna Newman Nathanson '42 (art education)
• Visionary Distillations brings together the photographs of Robert Cassanova, the paintings of Kim Dylla and the sculptures of Minna Newman Nathanson. While their mediums differ, they each seek out the unexpected, and using their imagination, essentialize form to reveal fundamental patterns and connections.
Bound and Unwound: A group of recent paintings by Jonathan Stonely
On view Feb. 11-March 9 (reception on Feb. 11, 5-9 p.m.; artist meet and greet on Feb. 23, 6-9 p.m.), Subtle Rebellion, 3007 Emmorton Road
MICA connection: Jonathan Stonely '10 (Mount Royal School of Art)
On view through March 5, Hamiltonian Gallery, 1353 U Street NW
MICA connection: Katherine Mann '09
• An exhibition of new works by Hamiltonian Fellows Katherine Mann and Selin Balci. Whether in Balci's laboratory approach or Mann's painterly exploration, both artists create vivid abstractions, ripe with notions of growth, wonder and subjugation. Within the context of aestheticism, both examine the limits of their medium, as well as notions of humanity within an expanded ecologic understanding of the living world.
Wrestling with the Image: Caribbean Interventions
On view through March 10, Art Museum of the Americas, 201 18th Street, NW.
MICA connection: Curated by Christopher Cozier '86 (painting)
• An exhibition of contemporary art from twelve Caribbean countries including the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago. The exhibition is curated by artist and curator Christopher Cozier and art historian Tatiana Flores.
On The Road
On view Feb. 2-April 3 (reception on Feb. 4, 7-9 p.m.), Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd.
MICA connection: Andrea Chung '08 (Mount Royal School of Art) and Graham Coreil-Allen '10 (Mount Royal School of Art)
• ON THE ROAD features artists who work in the world, away from gallery or studio environments, inviting unexpected encounters. Many of their projects are created in temporary residencies, and explore tourism, informal public spaces, and nomadic peoples.
• In her Securicorp project, Baltimore artist Andrea Chung marks sites in Mauritius where sexual harassment is prevalent-by accompanying island women during their daily errands while dressed in her own self-designed security guard costume.
• Baltimore artist Graham Coreil-Allen will present his book The Typology of New Public Sites along with videos exploring informal, disused spaces within walking distance of AAC.
MICA Takes Flight
On view through Feb. 28 (reception on Feb. 3, 5:30-7 p.m., Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport's Gallery Walk, Terminal A
MICA connection: The show includes 56 works by 30 MICa alumni artists
• Building upon the successes of two well-received alumni, student and faculty shows at Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI) in the past year, the National Airport exhibition will feature small sculpture, fiber, ceramic and illustration "packages" in six elevated glass cases, and the corridor walls will house 2-D works. The exhibition is coordinated by the Office of Alumni Relations and curated by Michelle Weatherly '98.
MAPLEWOOD, NEW JERSEY
Untiring: Tires, Textures and Triumphs!
On view Jan. 30-March 13, 1978 Maplewood Arts Center, 1978 Springfield Ave.
MICA connection: Solo show of Chakaia Booker, interim director of the Rinehart School of Sculpture
• Internationally renowned sculptor Chakaia Booker will present large-scale works crafted from repurposed automobile tires-similar sculptures made a splash at the Whitney Biennial in 2000. The exhibition is for Black History Month and in celebration of the art center's 10th anniversary.
Annual Exhibition: Illustrators 53
On view Feb. 23-March 19 (reception on March 4, 6 p.m.), Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators, 128 East 63rd St.
MICA connection: Whitney Sherman '71, director of MICA's new MFA in Illustration Practice program and the co-director of the Dolphin Press & Print, showing Prometheus and Copernicus
• For more information about the exhibition and Sherman's honor, click here.
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
Winter Emerging Artists Show
On view Feb. 4-Feb. 23, Rabbithole Gallery, 33 Washington St.
MICA connection: Andrew Blaize Bovasso '09
Enter the Dragon
On view Feb.3- Feb. 26, Lyons Weir Gallery, 542 West 24th St.
MICA connection: Solo exhibition by James Rieck '87, '03
• Inspired by this ubiquitous form of communication and self-expression, artist James Rieck uses the T-shirt as a blank slate upon which he communicates the narrative in his work. Exclusively appropriating action film stills from Bruce Lee movies, including the use of Lee's most famous film as the title of his show, Rieck digitally composes Lee's classic martial art scenes onto his subjects T-shirts. Each larger than life painting hosts an individual or group of tantalizing young women, whose body language conveys the choreographed kung-fu scene adorning their snug fitting shirts.
LONG ISLAND CITY, NEW YORK
Non Solo: A Touring Arts Exhibition
On view Feb. 3-Feb. 9 (reception on Feb. 3, 6-9), Flux Factory, 39-31 29th St.
MICA connection: Solange Roberdeau '13 (M.F.A. in Studio Art)
• Non Solo creates site specific work and tours the show, d.i.y. band style, across America. The show is constantly changing in relation to the limitations of space, time, and the group psychology.
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
On view Feb. 2-Feb. 27 (reception on Feb. 3, 6-8 p.m.), A.I.R. Gallery, 111 Front St. #228
MICA connection: Emily Harris '13 (M.F.A. in Studio Art)
• Impermanent Fixtures, an exhibition conceived and created by Megan Biddle, Emily Harris and Beatrice
Wolert, highlights work by three artists who work fluently through sculpture, drawing, installation and video to create objects and images, which find potential in everyday materials and inspiration in naturally occurring phenomena. The works in Impermanent Fixtures hint at different levels of unseen performance suggesting that the forms will continue evolving, eroding, and multiplying
Where it Takes You: MICA Alumni Group Exhibition
On view Jan. 12-Feb. 8, Spattered Columns, 491 Broadway, 5th Floor
MICA connection: 17 New York City-area MICA alumni
• This juried group exhibition features New York City-area MICA alumni who graduated within the last five decades. Highlighting 17 emerging and established artists, Where it Takes You reminds audiences of the many paths MICA graduates take--physically, aesthetically, or contextually. The exhibition features 2D and 3D works of all media.
On view through Feb. 16, Margaret Thatcher Projects, 539 W. 23rd St.
MICA connection: Adam Fowler '01 (printmaking)
• The artist's third solo show with the gallery, Trilogy represents Fowler's most ambitious and complex work to date.
On view through Feb. 3, RARE Gallery, 547 W. 27th St.
MICA connection: Jimmy Joe Roche '08 (Mount Royal School of Art)
• The second solo show at RARE of video & installation artist Jimmy Joe Roche, a seventh generation Floridian living and working in Baltimore. The exhibitionwill feature four new videos, a hand-cut paper wall sculpture, and a mixed media floor sculpture. (BMA Director Doreen Bolger wrote about it, with videos and images, here.)
An Exhibition of fine Art at New York Methodist
On view Dec. 16-Feb. 28, Methodist Hospital exhibition gallery, 506 Sixth St., Brooklyn
MICA connection: Takeshi Yamada '85 is part of a Brooklyn Street Car Artist Group (BSAG) fine art exhibition
• For more information, click here.
Abstract Expressionist New York
On view Oct. 3-Apr.25, The Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53 St.
MICA connection: Longtime Hoffberger School of Painting Director Grace Hartigan
• Drawn entirely from the MoMA's vast holdings, Abstract Expressionist New York underscores the achievements of a generation that catapulted New York City to the center of the international art world during the 1950s, and left as its legacy some of the 20th century's greatest masterpieces. Grace Hartigan's Shinnecock Canal hangs next to masterpieces by artists such as Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko and Joan Mitchell.
Transfixed: The Artist's Hand in Photographic Processes
On view Feb 17- March 10 (reception on Feb. 17, 5 p.m.), Tuska Center for Contemporary Art, University of Kentucky, Rose Street
MICA connection: Photography faculty members Regina DeLuise and Laurie Snyder (chair) are in the exhibition
• The artists in this exhibition use additional, and possibly unexpected, photographic tools to express their artistic ideas. They are all 21st century photographers working with 19th centuryphotographic processes. These alternative processes require extensive hands on time with the image, post camera. One cannot go to the local camera store and buy pre-coated daguerreotype plates or platinum coated paper. These artists choose to start from scratch and take control of every part of the printing process. They delve into our history as photographers to create an image that matches their idea, even if that means bringing out their inner scientist to work along side their artist selves.
On view Feb. 26-April 9 (reception on Feb. 26, 6-9 p.m.), Marcia Wood Gallery, 263 Walker St. SW
MICA connection: Solo show of Frances Barth, director of the Mount Royal School of Art
• Frances Barth's accomplished paintings are wholly individualistic and other than to say they are "radical abstractions," they are eccentric enough to elude classification. Barth refers to aspects of her work as a combination of comic restraint and purist abstraction. Combining contradictory elements of local color with abstract color, vocabularies of both painting and drawing, disorienting spatial relationships, Barth creates works that are as provocatively ambiguous as they are soothingly beautiful.
Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids
On view Feb. 26-Aug. 7, Fernbank Museum of Natural History
MICA connection: Takeshi Yamada '85
• A documentary video of Takeshi Yamada and his rogue taxidermy artworks (such as 32-foot giant sea serpent, 4-foot mermaid, sea rabbit, etc.), which was created by the American Museum of Natural History, is a part of the international traveling exhibition.
On view through Feb. 28, Hagedorn Foundation Gallery, 425 Peachhills Avenue, #25.
MICA connection: John Lehr '98 (photography)
• New York photographer John Lehr's first exhibition in Atlanta. Sixteen "pop" like images of suburban culture from Lehr's recent exhibition in New York, which was chosen as "Top Pick" by New York Magazine, Artinfo.com and New York Photo Review.
EDEN PRAIRIE, MINNESOTA
On view through March, Flagship Salon, 8345 Crystal View Road, Suite #202
MICA connection: Solo show of Peter Eide '1p (painting)
• Peter Eide's latest body of work focuses on the abstraction of space and figures in interior settings, with an emphasis on the deterioration/fragmentation of narrative. Figures are draped in veils and bathed in heavy light to distort the hierarchy of the human form in traditional narrative settings. Through the removal of figure as the main subject, the various other objects contained in his interiors are able to take the stage and act independently of one another.
The Situation Hesitates
On view Feb. 3-Feb. 22 (lecture on Feb. 7, 7 p.m.), Conkling Gallery, Department of Art, Minnesota State University
MICA connection: Solo show and artist residency of Lori Larusso '05 (Mount Royal School of Art)
Walls of Heritage, Walls of Pride: African American Murals
On view Nov. 16-Feb. 13, 2011, Oregon History Museum, 1200 SW Park Ave.
MICA connection: Arvie Smith '92 (Hoffberger School of Painting), a former faculty member, is participating in the group show
• Walls of Heritage, Walls of Pride is an exhibition about African American murals throughout the United States, with a special focus on those painted by Portland artists. Many of these treasures are unknown outside the artists' local communities. Large format color photos, original mural-related sketches and paintings, as well as actual portable murals will be included in this exciting show.
Oratorio at the End of a Black Rainbow
On view through April 8, 2011, LAX International Airport, Terminal 1, ground floor
MICA connection: Large-scale mural commission by Marshall Roemen '00 (painting)
• Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) unveiled two tapestry-like paintings totaling over 55-feet wide and over 9-feet high at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in partnership with the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs. Los Angeles artist Marshall Roemen painted Oratorio at the End of a Black Rainbow, a site-specific abstract artwork for the benefit of passengers and the waiting public in Terminal 1 on the Arrivals Level.
If you would like to be included on this or subsequent-month listings, please e-mail the exhibition information to firstname.lastname@example.org.Photo caption: Frances Barth, 5 pm, acrylic on panel, 2010.