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January Brings Many Off-Campus Exhibitions, Events Featuring Alumni, Faculty

MICA artists participate in many off-campus shows this month

Posted 01.01.11 by mica communications

Neil Meyerhoff, Haridwar, India, 2010.


Members of the MICA community have their work showcased in exhibitions off-campus in January. Here are highlights (check back frequently as this will be continuously updated):


Baltimore-area shows and events

Accidental Exuberance and Break Boundary
On view Jan. 29 - March 12 (reception on Jan. 29, 6-9 p.m.), 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.

ChangeUp Magazine to host "The Jump-Off" Launch Party
Happening Jan. 28, doors open at 8 p.m., TheOttobar, 2449 N. Howard St.
MICA connection: Dustin Wong
'06 to perform
• Tiny Mix Tapes says "Wong's compositions are melodious, groovy, and relatively concise, as liable to inhabit your hips and heart as they are to tickle your brain." Tickets $8 in advance, $10 at the door.

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 (reception on Jan. 23, 7-9 p.m.), Rocket To Venus, 3360 Chestnut Ave.
MICA connection: Solo show of Jen Plaskowitz '10 (photography)

Up From Here
On view Jan. 15- Feb. 15, The Light Gallery, 1015 N. Charles St.
MICA coonection: Emily Hines '10 (painting)

Echo Chamber
On view Jan. 14- Feb. 26 (opening reception Jan. 14, 6-9 p.m.), 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 (reception on Jan. 12, 6-8 p.m.), C. Grimaldis Gallery, 523 N. Charles St.
MICA connection: Neil Meyerhoff is a MICA board member

IL NXT: Illustration Next at Case[werks]

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.

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.

Purple Is Now a Real Color
On view Dec. 16-Jan. 19, Dionysus Bar and Lounge, 8 E. Preston St.
MICA connection: Solo show of Anzhelika Gorokhova '13

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 Dec. 5-Jan. 5, Galerie Francoise, 3500 Parkdale Ave., Studio 21
MICA connection: Two-person show of Sophia Park '10 (illustration) and Jen Ames '09 (general fine arts)
NO LADY features sculpture and jewelry by Sophia Park and select paintings and drawings by Jen Ames.

Philip Koch, Northern Pines: Morning,  oil on panel, 12 x 24Landscape Exhibition

 On view Nov. 8-Jan. 7, 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.

Joan Gaither quilt



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



Regional shows

On view through Feb. 28, Anne Arundel Community College, Cade Gallery, 101 College Parkway
MICA connection: Steven Pearson '97 (Hoffberger School of Painting), Alisa Stab '10 (Rinehart School of Sculpture), Patrick Caulfield '09 (interdisciplinary sculpture) and Chloe Watson '10 (Mount Royal School of Art)

Fastidious Studies
On view Jan. 14-Feb. 25 (reception on Jan. 28, 6-8 p.m.), 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.

On view Jan. 14-Feb. 25 (reception on Jan. 28, 6-8 p.m.), 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.

On view through Jan. 26, US District Court for the District of MD: Greenbelt Division, 101 W. Lombard St.
MICA connection: Gabriela Bulisova '02
• A joint exhibition, featuring eight participating photographers. Stunning, humanistic photographs from around the world: Holocaust survivors at an assisted living home in Prague; children in Afghanistan; impoverished gold-miners of Peru; victims of the Chernobyl aftermath; people of the Miskito Coast of Honduras; voodoo celebrations of Haiti; landscapes of Eastern Europe.

In Response
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.

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.

Beyond the Pedestal
Happening Jan. 24, 5:30 p.m., Corcoran College of Art + Design, 500 17th St. NW
MICA connection: Talk by interdisciplinary sculpture chair Ledelle Moe
• A talk on the artist's perspective and process by sculptor and Ledelle Moe.

James Phillips '98, Ascension (detail), 1993.ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA
MICA Takes Flight
On view through Feb. 28, 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.

Out-of-town shows

Untiring: Tires, Textures and Triumphs!
On view Jan. 30-March 13 (reception on Jan. 30, 2-5 p.m.), 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.

Where it Takes You: MICA Alumni Group Exhibition
On view Jan. 12-Feb. 8 (reception on Jan. 12, 6-8 p.m.), 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.

Under Pressure
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.

My Brooklyn: An Artist's Perspective
On view Dec. 10-Jan. 31, Coney Island Hospital exhibition gallery, 2nd floor, main building, 2601 Ocean Parkway, Brooklyn
MICA connection: Takeshi Yamada '85 is part of a Brooklyn Street Car Artist Group (BSAG) fine art exhibition
• For more information, click here.

Jeff Koons: Made in Heaven Paintings
On view Oct. 6-Jan. 21, Luxembourg & Dayan, 64 E. 77th St.
MICA connection: Jeff Koons '76 (general fine arts)
• In conjunction with the 20th anniversary of the original Venice presentation of this landmark series, Made in Heaven, Luxembourg & Dayan will show nine major canvases and one glass sculpture from the artist's most renowned body of work.For more information, click here.

Grace Hartigan, Shinnecock CanalAbstract 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.


Joyce Kozloff, Voyages 13: Sardaigne, watercolor, acrylic, collage, cast paper, 2004.Mapping: Memory and Motion in Contemporary Art
On view Oct. 3-Jan. 9, Katonah Museum of Art, 134 Jay Street - Route 22
MICA connection: Faculty member Joyce Kozloff and Mike Iacovone '09 (MFA in Studio Art) are among the artists showing
• In an era of global culture, artists are increasingly exploring maps as both image and cipher. Mapping: Memory and Motion in Contemporary Art features paintings, works on paper, sculptures, videos, a sound installation, and a live web terminal to address such themes as borders and boundaries, identity and colonialism, journeys-both real and imagined, memory and nostalgia, and tourism and travel.

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.

Dorothy Sherwood: Exhibition of Oil Paintings Landscape and Still Life
On view Jan. 4-Jan. 31, John Carl Spa & Salon, 1345 Second St.
MICA connection: Solo show of Dorothy Sherwood '51 at spa owned by Ray Peper '56

Graphic Details: Confessional Comic by Jewish Women
On view Oct. 1-Jan. 30, Cartoon Art Museum, 655 Mission St.
MICA connection: Former student Vanessa Davis, one of 18 artists in this exhibition
• The exhibit features the work of 18 female cartoonists who create candid visual memoirs of even the goriest details of their lives.

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.

Marshall Roemen, Oratorio at the End of a Black Rainbow (Photo by Mike Hernandez)

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

Photo caption: Neil Meyerhoff, Haridwar, India, 2010.