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January Off-Campus Events & Exhibitions

MICA Students, Alumni and Faculty Featured in Events & Exhibitions

Posted 01.01.14 by MICA COMMUNICATIONS

Morris Louis, Untitled 5-76, 1956, The Baltimore Museum of Art: Gift of Marcella Brenner Revocable Trust, BMA 2011.184

Throughout January, members of the MICA community have work showcased in exhibitions throughout the country and world. Here are some of the highlights (check back frequently as this will be continuously updated):



Warm Space
On view through January 8, Tank/Bodega Gallery, Copycat Building, Apt A100, 1511 Guilford Ave., Baltimore 
MICA CONNECTION: Kathe Kaczmarzyk '14 (painting) and Colin Alexander '14 (painting) 
Warm Space is an exhibition of new work by Kathe Kaczmarzyk and Colin Alexander, which includes a selection of paintings and sculptures that deal with the process of finding comfort in different aspects of the world and observing those human tendencies that seek it out. The bodies of work explore human interaction with architecture, imagery, consumption and personal relationships. This exhibition is held in conjunction with Yes and No But at Penthouse Gallery (B501).

Piñatas Navideñas: Mis Raices
On view through January 18, Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore
MICA CONNECTION: Maria Aldana '03, '06 (general fine arts, M.A. in Community Arts)
Piñatas Navideñas y Posada celebrates and continues the joyous Christmas traditions of the Latino community in Southeast Baltimore. Working with local Mexican, Bolivian, Honduran, Nicaraguan and Colombian tradition bearers, Mis Raíces, Friend of Pattesron Park Consejo Hispano, Breath of God Lutheran Church and Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, Creative Alliance offers piñata-making workshops, an exhibition, videos, and a traditional "posada" procession culminating into a fiesta with song, mariachi, potluck and piñata breaking. Our Marquee Lounge exhibits a vast selection of traditional Christmas piñatas, creche scenes, and handmade embroidered tablecloths that honor the Latin American tradition bearers in our community: Aurelia Vargas, Alexandra Gonzalez, Fabiola López, Rosa Vazquez Castro, Maria Guadalupe López and more.

Space Garden
On view through January 2014, Port Discovery Children's Museum, 35 Market Place, Baltimore
MICA CONNECTION: Jenna Boyles '12 (painting)
The Space Garden installation at Port Discovery is an accessible and interactive artwork created by Jenna Boyles. Visitors are encouraged to touch a colorful mural that features unexpected textural elements, including LED circuits that light up. Selected from a competitive call for entries, Space Garden is the first installation to be made possible through Port Discovery's Artway project.

Image caption: Space Fruit installation by Jenna Boyles '12 (painting).

Morris Louis Unveiled
On view through February 9, Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Dr., Baltimore
MICA CONNECTION: Morris Louis '32 (general fine arts)
The Baltimore Museum of Art's newly reopened Contemporary Wing is the setting for an exhibition of more than 25 works that illuminate seldom seen aspects of Baltimore-born painter Morris Louis's artistic practice. Morris Louis Unveiled was inspired by a gift of two bold, gestural paintings and a number of surprising drawings that came to the BMA last year from the estate of the artist's widow. These works reveal the artist's little-known exploration of Abstract Expressionism. In conjunction with the exhibition, the BMA will present important examples of works by Louis's influences, peers, and followers, including Helen Frankenthaler's majestic Madridscape (1959).

Image caption: Morris Louis, Untitled 5-76, 1956, The Baltimore Museum of Art: Gift of Marcella Brenner Revocable Trust, BMA 2011.184.


Matthew Adelberg: Lineage
On view January 20 through March 7, Wesley Theological Seminary, 4500 Massachusetts Avenue, Washington, DC
Opening reception and artist's talks: January 28 and February 8, Noon-1:30 p.m.
MICA CONNECTION: Matthew Adelberg '15 (painting, Teaching)
The Lineage Triptych journeys through the Talmudic story of a gladiator, Resh Lakish, and Rabbi Yochanan and its relevance to Adelberg's life as it centers around the consequences and effects of the past and discusses the struggles and potential consequences of his own, personal lineage. 

Image caption: paintings by Matthew Adelberg '15 (painting, Teaching).

Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa
On view through January 5, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
MICA CONNECTION: faculty member Ledelle Moe
Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa will open at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art on Earth Day, April 22, and continue through to Jan. 5, 2014. Earth Matters is the first major exhibition exploring the ways in which African artists and communities mediate their relationship with the land upon which they live, work and frame their days.


Choco•Pie Propaganda
On view January 23 through February 28, Ethan Cohen New York, 2510 W. 19th Street, New York, NY 10011
Opening reception: January 23, 6-8 p.m.
MICA CONNECTION: faculty member Mina Cheon '99 (LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting)
The exhibition is comprised of Kim Il Soon's (Mina Cheon) North Korean social realist paintings and an installation that covers the entire lower level of the gallery with "Choco•Pie," a South Korean moonpie-like confectionary manufactured by the company Orion. It has become an overnight sensation in North Korea as a smuggled snack. The Orion Corporation has sponsored this exhibition with 10,000 Choco•Pie in support of the idea that we must "Eat Choco•Pie Together" in order to take steps towards Korean reunification. Choco•Pie has become the most sought after consumer object in North Korea ever since South Koreans donated Choco•Pies to North Korean workers at the jointly managed Kaesong Industrial Complex. It has thus become a symbol of Korean cooperation.

Image caption: Choco•Pie Propaganda invitation


Miss Florence's Artist Tree
On view through January 5, 2014, Florence Griswold Museum, 96 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT
MICA CONNECTION: Faculty member Philip Koch
MICA Drawing and Foundation faculty Philip Koch is showing one of his paintings in Florence Griswold Museum's Miss Florence's Artist Tree exhibition. The Florence Griswold Museum is unique among American museums for how it celebrates the intimate connection Miss Florence forged with the contemporary artists of her day. The artist helped continue this tradition and painted on his palette his vivid memory of the snow-covered pines that grew outside my childhood home.

Image caption: Northstar: Griswold, oil painting.


Pink Rabbit Installation
On view through December 2015Mercedes-Benz Superdome, 1500 Sugar Bowl Drive, New Orleans, LA 70112
MICA CONNECTION: faculty members David Friedheim '86 (Rinehart School of Sculpture) and Trisha Kyner
David Friedheim and Trisha Kyner's "Pink Rabbit sculpture" will be on view in front of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome as part of Sculpture for New Orleans, a post-Katrina art project that places dozens of outdoor artworks along the city's streets. Friedheim and Kyner also have another Pink Rabbit piece on view in a one year public sculpture exhibition in Carbondale, Colorado.
Image caption: David Friedheim and Trisha Kyner, Pink Rabbit sculpture out from of Mercedes-Benz Superdome, 2013


On view through January 12, 2014, Long Beach Museum of Art, 2300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach
MICA CONNECTION: Jim Condron '04 (LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting)
TREE includes selections from around the world that illustrate the increasing significance of trees in today's world. This exhibit includes paintings, works on paper, and wood from the Museum's permanent collection that shows artists' depictions of trees to convey moods, set a scene for a narrative, or symbolize ideas such as strength, stability, and shelter.

Top image caption: Morris Louis, Untitled 5-76, 1956, The Baltimore Museum of Art: Gift of Marcella Brenner Revocable Trust, BMA 2011.184.