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July Off-Campus Events & Exhibitions

MICA Students, Alumni and Faculty Featured in Events & Exhibitions

Posted 07.01.13 by MICA COMMUNICATIONS

Chul Hyun Ahn, Mirror Drawing #17, 2013, Unique, plywood, LED lights, hardware, mirrors, 60 x 42 x 3.625 inches.

Throughout July, 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):




Front Room: Nathaniel Mellors & Jimmy Joe Roche
On view July 3 through September 29, Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore
MICA CONNECTION: Jimmy Joe Roche '08 (Mount Royal)
This exhibition presents irreverent, edgy, and absurdist videos by two artists exploring human behavior when social norms are stripped away. Roche uses a combination of performance, sound, and video to channel an array of American outcasts, ranging from fervent figures of violence to complacent burn outs. The exhibition will also include an intricate, psychedelic cut paper sculpture by Roche and photographic work by both artists.

On view through July 6, Springsteen, 1511 Guilford Ave., Baltimore
MICA CONNECTION: Amelia Szpiech '11 (general fine arts), Scott Messamore '11 (graphic design), John Bohl '05 (painting), Michael Bussell '14 (photography), and Michael Koliner '12 (interdisciplinary sculpture)
Metaspace is a group exhibition featuring the work of Hermonie Only, John Bohl, Justin Kelly, Michael Bussell, and Michael Koliner. The selected work all contains self-referential components. Through dimensional shifts and spatial possibilities, the virtual and actual come together to explore and exploit these spatial expectations.

On view July 13-28, Current Gallery, 421 N Howard St., Baltimore
Opening Reception: July 13, 8 p.m. - 11 p.m.
MICA CONENCTION: Colin Benjamin '11 (Mount Royal), John Bohl '05 (painting), James Bouché, '12 (printmaking), Cindy Cheng ‘11 (Mount Royal), Graham Coreil-Allen '10 (Mount Royal), Chris Day '08 (printmaking), Molly Colleen O'Connell '08 (printmaking), Matthew Fishel '08, '10 (PBac, Mount Royal), faculty member Jack Livingston, Cyle Metzger '10 (Mount Royal), Conor Stechschulte '09 (painting)
Print/Collect is an independent publication that showcases eight artists working in Baltimore by circulating an affordable portfolio of limited edition prints.

Images and RuinsHaste by Joseph Parra '12 (painting)
On view through August 2, School 33 Art Center, 1427 Light Street, Baltimore
MICA CONNECTION: Michelle Gomez '12 (general fine arts), Twiggy Boyer '12 (painting), Chajana denHarder '08 (general fine arts), Michael Koliner '12 (interdisciplinary sculpture), Shannon LaRue '11 (photography) Erin Maywhoor '13 (book arts), Joseph Parra '12 (painting), Nick Clifford Simko '12 (art history theory & criticism), and Heather Stratton '12 (MFA in Photographic & Electronic Media)
Images and Ruins is an exhibition about both the preservation and destruction of memories through alternative photographic processes, and how those processes are important to understanding the final outcome of the photograph.

Image caption: Haste by Joseph Parra '12 (painting) 

Recovery in Action, Using Art to Accelerate ChangeEnoch Pratt Free Library, Central Location, 400 Cathedral St., Baltimore
On view through August 31
Opening Reception: April 27, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
MICA CONNECTION: Isabella Gonzalez '14 (interdisciplinary sculpture)
This exhibition features interdisciplinary works of art realized by residents of Tuerk House, a not-for-profit substance abuse treatment program in West Baltimore. The artwork and exhibition were created under the direction of Isabella Gonzalez, a France-Merrick Fellow in MICA's Community Arts Partnership (CAP). CAP enlists the talents and energies of MICA students to provide the Baltimore community with enriching art-based educational experiences.

Image caption: Self-portrait Done Blind While Touching Face from Recovery in Action, Using Art to Accelerate Change.



Following the Thin Woman
On view July 27 through August 18, The Purple Coconut Gallery, 7910 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring
Opening Reception: July 27, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
MICA CONNECTION: Ariel J. Klein '12 (painting)
Ariel Klein's first solo show at The Purple Coconut Gallery, will showcase paintings from Madrid, Baltimore, and Silver Spring.

Image caption: Ariel J. Klein, The Sad Clown, 2010, acrylic on canvas, 19.7 x 27.6 in


Raya Bodnarchuk: Form
On view June 15 through August 11, American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, 4400 Mass Ave., NW
MICA CONNECTION: Raya Bodnarchuk '71 (Rinehart School of Sculpture)
Raya Bodnarchuk's sculpted animals and people are beautifully and carefully observed, the mature work of a master of many different media. Trained at the Rhode Island School of Art and Design and the Rinehart School of Sculpture at MICA, Bodnarchuk has been a major artist and an influential mentor in Washington for forty years.

Speed and Pressue
On view through July 27, VisArts at Rockville Kaplan Gallery, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville
MICA CONNECTIONS: Painting Department Chair Barry Nemett, Illustration and Foundation faculty member Warren Linn, Interdisciplinary Sculpture and Environmental Design faculty member Ryan Hoover and Joe Giordano '66.

Portraiture Now: Drawing on the Edge
On view through August 18, National Portrait Gallery,  Eighth and F Streets NW
MICA CONNECTION: Mequitta Ahuja, Stewart McMillan Artist-in-Residence
Four of the five paintings Mequitta Ahuja has in the show were made during her residency at MICA during the 2011-12 school year.

Image Caption: Merwin (Merf) Shaw, Charcoal on Mylar, 2009. Courtesy of National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institute


Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa 
On view through January 5, 2014, Smithsonian African Museum, Washington, D.C.
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.


On view through August, Meredith Long & Company Gallery, 2323 San Felipe, Houston
MICA CONNECTION: faculty member Philip Koch

Image caption: Philip Koch, Ascension II, 2006, oil on panel, 20 x 16 inches


On view through January 12, 2014, Long Beach Museum of Art, 2300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach
MICA CONNECTION: Jim Condron '04 (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.


Chul Hyun  Ahn, Mirror Drawing #17, 2013, Unique, plywood, LED lights,    hardware, mirrors, 60 x 42 x 3.625 inchesWhite Light/White Heat and Personal Structre: Time, Space, Existence
On view June 1 through November 24, 55th International Venice Art Biennale
MICA CONNECTION: Joyce J. Scott '70 and Chul Hyun Ahn '02 (Mount Royal)
Scott's White Light/White Heat exhibition will be exhibited at the Palazzo Cavalli - Franchetti / Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti (Venetian Institute of Sciences, Letters and Arts), while Chul Hyun Ahn's exhibition Personal Structre: Time, Space, Existence will be exhibited at the Palazzo Bembo.

Image caption: Chul Hyun Ahn, Mirror Drawing #17, 2013, Unique, plywood, LED lights, hardware, mirrors, 60 x 42 x 3.625 inches.


Top image caption: Chul Hyun Ahn, Mirror Drawing #17, 2013, Unique, plywood, LED lights, hardware, mirrors, 60 x 42 x 3.625 inches.