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June Off-Campus Events & Exhibitions

MICA Students, Alumni and Faculty Featured in Events & Exhibitions

Posted 04.01.13 by MICA COMMUNICATIONS

Artwork by Theo Pinto '13 (Environmental Design).

Throughout June, 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):




My Life in Reverse: A 24 Year Survey of the Work of Jeffrey Kent
June 3, 2-5 p.m., Subbasement Artist Studios, 118 North Howard St.
MICA CONNECTION: Jeffrey Kent '10 (LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting)
For over 24 years, Jeffrey Kent has unabashedly and unapologetically, challenged the notions of cultural, political and societal norms. This exhibition is the first critical examination of his artistic production, and assessment of the historic events and figures who have served as the inspiration for his work. Half of the proceeds for this $50 seminar will be donated to Friends of the Exhibition Development Seminar. 

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.

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.



Artwork by Theo Pinto '13 (Environmental Design).Theo Pinto
On view June 3-14, The IDB Staff Association Art Gallery, 1300 New York Ave., NW
MICA CONNECTION: Theo Pinto '13 (environmental design)

Image caption: Artwork by Theo Pinto '13 (Environmental Design).

Options 2013
On view through June 9, Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington 
Opening Reception: April 13, 6-9 p.m.
Curators Talk: May 18, 4 p.m.
MICA CONNECTIONS: Curated by Director of Exhibitions Gerald Ross. Artists include Christina Billotte, Julia Brown, faculty member Carolyn Case '97 (Mount Royal School of Art), faculty member Magnolia Laurie '07 (Mount Royal), faculty member Aaron McIntosh and faculty member Colette Veasey-Cullors '96 (photography).

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.

On view through June 30, FabLabDC, 1418 North Capital St. NW
MICA CONNECTION: MICA's Digital Fabrication Class
THIRDwave is an exploration of digital fabrication technology, a driving force in what many are calling the third wave of the industrial revolution. Through coursework at the dFab Studio at MICA, Artists and designers asked hthemselves what we, as makers, can create with this technology, and how we might harness these tools to reshape our world.

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 July 6, Klompching Gallery, 111 Front St., Suite 206, NYC
Opening Reception: May 16, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.
MICA CONNECTION: faculty member Lynn Silverman 

On view through June 30, Ortega Y Gasset Projects, 1717 Troutman #327, Queens
MICA CONNECTION: Painting Department faculty member Lauren F. Adams 



50th Annual Juried Competition
On view through June 8Masur Museum of Art, 1400 South Grand St., Monroe
MICA CONNECTION: Mia Weiner '13 (fiber)
The Masur Museum of Art's Annual Juried Competition showcases contemporary artists throughout the United States working in any medium.



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.

Off the Wall
On view through June 1, Mirus Gallery, 540 Howard St., San Francisco

Queer Cultural Center Group Exhibition
On view June 1-30, SOMArts, San Francisco
MICA CONNECTION: Fiber Department faculty member Aaron McIntosh 



Book Release
June 5, 6-7:30 p.m., Milwaukee Parksdide School for the Arts
MICA CONNECTION: Andrea Skyberg '00 (fiber)
Skyberg and students worked to create a children's picture book during her three-month artist/writer residency at the Milwaukee Parkside School for the Arts.



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: Artwork by Theo Pinto '13 (Environmental Design).