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January Off-Campus Events, Exhibitions Spotlight MICA Community

Students, faculty, staff and alumni kick off the new year with events & exhibitions

Posted 01.01.12 by mica communications

Artwork from Visual Audio

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


Painting on the Brink
On view through January 29, World Trade Center Baltimore, 401 E. Pratt Street
MICA CONNECTIONS: Students from the Painting Department
Students from the Painting Department's On the Brink class, taught by Dominic Terlizzi, will have an exhibition opening at the World Trade Center Baltimore in the Downtown Inner Harbor. The selected works will showcase each artist's interpretation of regional identity. The class will curate the space with a variety of approaches ranging from abstract color fields, found material assemblage, portraits of Baltimoreans, iconic architecture, and plein-air studies. The exhibition will be open to the public with works for sale by contacting the artists.

Paintings by Glenn Walker
On view through January 6,  University of Baltimore Student Center Gallery, 21 W. Mount Royal Ave.
• Glenn F. Walker, who died in 1988, is one of Baltimore's best kept secrets. A painter and graduate of MICA, he created exciting works in many different media and styles. This retrospective, organized by Shelley Amsel and Buzz Cusack, features 20 of his pieces.

Illuminated Void
On view through January 14, C. Grimaldis Gallery, 523 N. Charles Street
MICA CONNECTION: Chul Hyun Ahn '02 (Mount Royal)

The Travelers
On view through February 16, Penn Station,1500 North Charles St.
Opening Reception: January 26, 6-8 pm
MICA CONNECTIONS: Animation students, staff and faculty members
• MICA's Animation Department has worked with the Contemporary Museum to set up an animation piece inside Penn Station. Directed by Laurence Arcadias and Lynn Tomlinson with the collaboration of Rick Delaney and Steve Meneely, the animation is done by MICA animation students, staff and faculty.

Feats of MonumentalityFeats of Monumentaility
On view through January 20, Baltimore Washington International Thursgood Marshall Airport (BWI), International Terminal, Concourse E
MICA CONNECTIONS: Evan Boggess '11 (Hoffberger), Jeffrey Kent '10 (Hoffberger), Linling Lu '11 (Hoffberger), Steven Pearson '97 (Hoffberger), Jennifer Tam '12 (painting)
Feats of Monumentality, on the upper level of the BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport International Terminal, features large-scale abstract paintings by Baltimore-based artists who are emerging onto the forefront of contemporary painting. These artworks embody the colorful, playful, fearless aesthetic that is characteristic of Subbasement Artist Studios, and are innovative in their use of material, form, and technique. Although the practice of painting is thousands of years old, these four artists demonstrate that there are still frontiers of painting that have yet to be explored.

The Road
On view through January 30,  Sascha's 527, 527 N. Charles Street
MICA CONNECTIONS: Janet Pope '77 (Painting)

Degrees of Absence
On view through February 21, Goya Contemporary, 300 Chestnut Ave.
MICA CONNECTIONS: Painting faculty member Jo Smail

On view through February 24, Betty Mae Kramer Gallery and Music Room, One Veterans Place, Silver Spring
MICA CONNECTION: Hillary Steel '97 (MAT)

Art and Healing Show
On view through February 24, Towson University Art Department Gallery at the Towson Commons, Pennsylvania Ave. and York Rd.
Opening Reception: January 20, 6-8 p.m.
MICA CONNECTIONS: Faculty member Cinder Hypki
• Read City Paper's review of the transitory exhibit.

Zachary Thornton, Egress (Dusk), 2011, oil on canvas, 25 x 64 inchesNight Visions
On view January 24 through March 10, C. Grimaldis Gallery, 523 N. Charles St.
Opening Reception: January 24, 6-8 p.m.
MICA CONNECTIONS: Zachary Thornton '01 (GFA)

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)

Waking Light
On view January 17 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)


Sculpting with Satellites
On view through January 21, Hamiltonian Gallery, 1353 U Street NW
MICA connection: Ryan Hoover '06 (Mount Royal)
• In his new body of work, Sculpting with Satellites, Ryan Hoover explores multiple modes of space - from the lived space of the his neighborhood, to the abstracted spatial language of GPS, into the Cartesian space of 3D modeling software, and back out into compositional and physical space of drawing and sculpture.

Visual AudioVisual Audio
On view January 13 to February 24, Honfleur Gallery, 1241 Good Hope Road SE
Opening Reception: January 13, 7 p.m.
MICA CONNECTIONS: Curated by Briony Evans Hynson (MA Social Design '12). Artists include faculty member Ryan Clifford (MFA Graphic Design '09) and Joe Galbreath (MFA Graphic Design '09).
• As the current climate of finding individual and community voice intensifies in the face of big government and big corporations, artists and designers are exploring collective, geographically-specific ideas of community identity. Two projects included in Visual Audio, opening on January 13th 2012, focus on communication and content transmission via radio, found media, and vernacular typography.

Raoul MiddlemanCity Limits
On view January 28 through March 18, American University's Katzen Gallery, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
MICA CONNECTION: Faculty member Raoul F. Middleman

Paper Shapers
On view January 31 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)


Mid-Atlantic New Painting
On view January 20 through February 24, University of Mary Washington Galleries, Fredericksburg
MICA CONNECTION: Michael Weiss, associate dean of fine arts
• The Mid-Atlantic New Painting 2010 exhibition is a juried competition highlighting new developments in painting throughout the mid-Atlantic region. At least $2,000 in awards will be distributed. An exhibition of the selected works will be on display in the Ridderhof Martin Gallery.


Works by Jacqueline Maloney
On view through January 9, Greenport Art and Design, 117 Main Street, Greenport, NY
MICA CONNECTION: Jacqueline Maloney '10

Altered Truths Fractured Myths
On view through January 9 (Artists Talk December 3 3 p.m.), City Arts Gallery, 440 E. Oliver Street, NYC
MICA CONNECTION: Jessica Damen '01 (Hoffberger)

Daeng'gi Kimchi Factory
On view through January 15, CUCHIFRITOS, 120 Essec Street, NYC
Performance Dates: January 6, 13 from 3-4 p.m.

Constructed Drawings
On view through January 16, Guild Hall Museum, 158 Main Street, East Hampton, NYC
MICA CONNECTION: Drew Shiflett '78 (Hoffberger)

Peter Brooke: Recent Landscapes
On view through January 28, David Findlay Jr. Gallery, 724 Fifth Avenue, 8th Floor, NYC
MICA CONNECTION: Peter Brooke '87 (Mount Royal)

Joseph NeroHere and Everywhere
On view January 11 to February 1, Spattered Columns, 491 Broadway, 5th Floor, NYC
Opening Reception: January 11, 6-8 p.m.
MICA CONNECTIONS: Curated by Colette Robbins '03 and Micah Ganske '03. Exhibiting artists include Allan Baillie '69, Seth Cohen '03, Elisa Decker '74, Jake Dibeler '10, Nicolas Djandji '08, Emily Gibson '96, Melanie Jelacic '99, Eric Lo Presti '02, Visakh Menon '07, Joseph Nero '84, Courtney Puckett '02, William Reed '06, Alyse Ronayne '08, Lisa Schilling '02, Joshua Schwartz '06, Ned Snider '99 and Chaney Lane Trotter '10.
• Spattered Columns, an exhibition space operated by the nonprofit organization Art Connects New York (ACNY), is pleased to announce the opening of Here and Everywhere. This juried group exhibition features New York City-area MICA alumni. Curated by local artists and MICA alums Colette Robbins ‘03 and Micah Ganske ‘03, "Here and Everywhere" highlights 17 emerging and established artists and aims to bring notice to work that merits attention for its originality and desire to step outside the expected but that, in the right context, is still relevant within contemporary discourses. The exhibition features photography, painting, sculpture, performance art, video, and installation.

On view through February 12, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, 205 Norman Ave., Brooklyn
MICA CONNECTION: Melissa Staiger '00 (Painting)

On view January 12 to February 18, 7Eleven Gallery, 711 Washington Street, NYC
Opening Reception: January 12, 6-9 p.m.
MICA CONNECTIONS: Interdisciplinary sculpture faculty member Eve-Andrée Laramée
• This exhibition features artists Thomas Beale, Lucas Blalock, Nick Doyle, Adam Fuss, GAINES, Elissa Goldstone, Eve Andrée Laramée, Eva Lewitt, Dylan Lynch, Thomas McDonell, Casey Neistat, Lesley Raeside, Jason Reppert, Alex Rickard, Keith Sonnier, Michael St. John, William Stone and Rob Wynne.

Sangram Majumdar "New Work"
Through February 19, Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects, 208 Forsyth St., NYC
MICA CONNECTION: Faculty member Sangram Majumdar

The End
On view through February 25, Vogt Gallery, 508-526 West 26th St., #911, NYC
MICA CONNECTION: Kamrooz Aram '01 (Painting)

Voices from Home
On view through February 28, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, 521 West 26th Street, 5th Floor, NYC
MICA CONNECTION: Leslie Smith, III '07 (Painting)

Jan StallerHeavy Duty Landscapes
On view from January 12 to March 2, ISE Cultural Foundation, NYC
Opening Reception: January 12, 6-8 p.m.
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.


Preserving a Legacy: 25 Years of Collecting
On view through January 8, 2012, Clay Center, One Clay Square, Charleston, WV
MICA CONNECTION: Jim Radakovich '77 (Painting)


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.


The Krampus Show
On view through January 31, Curly Tail Fine Art, 16 West Erie, Chicago


Banner, oil on panel, 40 x 32Unbroken Thread: The Art of Philip Koch
On view through February 19Saginaw Art Museum, 1126 North Michigan Ave., Saginaw
Reception and Artist Talk: December 9, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
MICA CONNECTION: Phillip Koch (drawing and foundation departments faculty member)


Graphic Design: Now in Production
On view through January 22, Walker Art Center
MICA CONNECTIONS: Faculty member Ellen Lupton
• This major international exhibition explores how graphic design has broadened its reach dramatically over the past decade, expanding from a specialized profession to a widely deployed tool. With the rise of user-generated content and new creative software, along with innovations in publishing and distribution systems, people outside the field are mobilizing the techniques and processes of design to create and publish visual media. At the same time, designers are becoming producers: authors, publishers, instigators, and entrepreneurs employing their creative skills as makers of content and shapers of experiences.


Jungle Sweat, Roseate
On view through January 16, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, 3251 S. Miamia Ave., Miami
MICA CONNECTION: Naomi Fisher '98 (Photography)
• South Florida native Naomi Fisher weaves her lifelong memories of Vizcaya within a fictional narrative to create Jungle Sweat, Roseate, a video piece and installation on view throughout the Main House. Fisher's ongoing exploration of nature and our desire to tame it comes into focus at Vizcaya, where the imposition of formal architecture on a native landscape presents striking contrasts. The work features a female character who stumbles upon Vizcaya from the depths of the mangroves, covered in the residue of nature. Fisher tells the fantastical story of the woman's experiences in this new environment and her struggles to dethrone the "civilized" Lady of the House.


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.


Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960-1980
On view through January 8, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles
MICA CONNECTION: Maren Hassinger (director of the Rinehart School of Sculpture)
• Part of Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980, this comprehensive exhibition examines the vital legacy of L.A.'s African American visual artists.

On view through January 28, HungryMan Gallery, 485 14th St., San Francisco
MICA CONNECTION: Christine Kesler '02 (general fine arts)
• HungryMan Gallery San Francisco presents works by Christine Kesler and Emmy Thelander. This collaboration reflects a conversation that transformed into a game of addition and reduction. Kesler and Thelander present collaborative and individual works. Much of their process was fully dependent on digital tools, which allowed them to transcend their three thousand miles of space.

On view January 27 through February 24, On the Corner Music, 530 E. Campbell Ave, Campbell, CA
MICA CONNECTION: Rachel Wright '08 (Sculpture)

Group Show
On view January 5 through February 25, Altman Siegel Gallery, 49 Geary St., San Francisco
MICA CONNECTION: Jessica Dickinson '97

Painting (Los Angeles)
On view January 26 through March 9, Another Year in L.A., Pacific Design Center, Suite B267, 8687 Melrose, West Hollywood
Reception: January 26, 5-8 p.m.
MICA CONNECTION: Katy Crowe '78 (Mount Royal)


Lost in Lace: New Approaches by UK and International Artists
On view through February 19, Birmingham Museum Art Gallery, Birmingham
MICA CONNECTION: Fiber Department Chair Piper Shepard
• According to the exhibition website, "Lost in Lace will see 20 leading international artists take over the Gas Hall at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery from 29 October 2011 to 19 February 2012. The exhibition is produced in partnership between Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery and the Crafts Council, in association with the University for the Creative Arts."


Annet CouwenbergCurator Project Part 3: HOMA's Pick
On view January 11 to February 2, HOMA Hongik Museum of Art
MICA CONNECTION: Faculty member Annet Couwenberg
• Clothing as Interface: Pansori Portraits #1-4 will be on display at this exhibition in Seoul, South Korea. According to the artist, "In these video portraits produced at the Gyeonggi Creation Center in Korea an intercultural interface materialized when the traditional Korean Hanbok merges with the Dutch ruffled collar worn by traditional Pansori singers."

PolipopPOLIPOP (Political Pop Art)
On view January 13 to 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.


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): Artwork from Visual Audio; Evan Boggess '11, Dermaterra, mixed media, 2010; Steven Pearson ‘97, The Whole is Greater Than, oil and screenprint on panel, 2011; Linling Lu '08 '11, Six Gates, canvas, linen, thread, acrylic shaped stretcher, 2011; Evan Boggess '11, Sprawler, oil and acrylic on panel, 2011. (Photo by Susan Perrin); Zachary Thornton, Egress (Dusk), 2011, oil on canvas, 25 x 64 inches; Artwork from Visual Audio; Raoul Middleman, Sacred and Profane Love, 1980; Joseph Nero '84, Portrait/PigeonsJan Staller '75, Pile of Rebar, Flushing Queens, 2007; Philip Koch, Banner, oil on panel, 40 x 32.