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MICA Alumni, Faculty, Staff Showcased in Several Exhibitions in March

monthly highlights of MICA community exhibitions, installations

Posted 03.01.10 by mica media relations

Sangram Majumdar, Material Thoughts



Members of the MICA community have their work showcased in exhibitions off-campus in March. For April exhibitions and lectures, click here. Here are highlights (check back frequently as this will be continuously updated):


Baltimore-area shows

Baltimore Fair for Contemporary Prints & New Editions
Open March 27-28, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive
MICA connection: 40 MICA students and recent graduates are presenting their work; Dolphin Press & Print @ MICA is a presentor with a booth; Ben Levy '09 (printmaking), curratorial assitant for the BMA, is organizing the event; and staff member Trudi Ludwig Johnson, president of the Print, Drawing & Photograph Society, is the MICA liason
• The BMA brings together 14 galleries, dealers and presses from around the U.S. for this biennial event, which offers works by leading contemporary artists and innovators in printmaking for sale. The weekend fair also features a talk with internationally acclaimed artist Christiane Baumgartner, a panel discussion on current printmaking trends, guided tours, and the presentation of the fifth Artist & Editions Award. In addition, 40 students and recent graduates of MICA will present their finest works on paper, including etchings, woodcuts, lithographs, screenprints, artists' books, color photography, letterpress and drawings.

Wasteland: a group photography exhibition
On view March 3-April 10 (reception on March 3, 6-8 p.m.), C. Grimaldis Gallery, 523 N. Charles St.
MICA connection: Leslie Furlong '02 (M.F.A. in Photo & Digital Imaging), Christopher Myers '94 (photography) and Cara Ober '05 (M.F.A. in Studio Art), who has written an accompanying essay for the show

Journey to the White House: A Quilt by Dr. Joan Gaither
On view March 3-June 6, Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 E. Pratt St.
MICA connection: Joan Gaither,
chair of the undergraduate portion of the B.F.A./M.A. in Teaching
• This quilt documents President Barack Obama's life story and political journey to the White House. Adapted from a Baltimore Album Quilt, this piece incorporates traditional patterns as well as original designs. To learn more about the Journey to the White House quilt, visit her blog.

A Complex Weave: Women and Identity in Contemporary Art
On view Feb. 12-April 17, Towson University's Center for the Arts Gallery
MICA connection: Annet Couwenberg
, a fiber faculty member who was a longtime chair of the department
• The exhibtion presents the work of 16 artists of diverse backgrounds who address aspects of identity, including nationality, ethnicity, gender and religion, with media encompasing sculpture, time-based painting, prints, fibers and photography. For more information, click here.

Terms of Use
On view Feb. 12-March 27 (reception on March 27, 5-10 p.m.), Gallery Four, 405 W. Franklin St., 4th floor (H+H Building)
MICA connection: Benjamin Kelley '10 (Rinehart School of Sculpture) and Colin Benjamin '09 (post-baccalaureate certificate)
• This four-person show combines photographs by Norwegian Mats Sivertsen with sculpture by Chicago's David Moré and MICA graduate students Kelley and Benjamin. BMA Director Doreen Bolger blogged about the show at Art-Full Life.

Losing Yourself in the 21st Century
On view Feb. 4-March 27, Maryland Art Place, 8 Market Place
MICA connection: Milana Braslavsky
'05 (painting) and MICA instructor Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum '07 (Mount Royal School of Art)
• This exhibit explores how personal identities have changed with new digital technologies. "Within this context, traditional distinctions between private and public, self-empowerment and self-surveillance, consumerism and activism have dissolved." For more information, click here.


Regional shows

The Senator Verna L. Jones Annual BSU Exhibition
On view through April 12 (reception on March 10, 6-8 p.m.), Room 420 of the Miller Senate Office Building, 11 Bladen St.
MICA connection:
Exhibition features work by Black Student Union memebers
• The Senator Verna L. Jones Annual BSU Exhibition, inaugurated by state Sen. Verna L. Jones (Baltimore City), showcases the work of members of MICA's Black Student Union. Maryland legislators and residents view and purchase work made by emerging artists of color at an exhibition in Sen. Jones' office in Annapolis that lasts for the duration of the 2010 legislative session.

Old Lines from the Luminous State
On view April 2-May 8 (reception on April 2, 6-8 p.m.; artist talk on April 8, noon), Flashpoint Gallery, 916 G St. NW
MICA connection: Bart O'Reilly
'12 (M.F.A. in Studio Art)
• Solas Nua, Flashpoint's resident organization dedicated to contemporary Irish arts, presents an exhibition by painter and video artist Bart O'Reilly. The Baltimore-based Irish artist will present an installation investigating artistic process, drawing fodder from the artist's experiences, including visits to ancestral barns and working with developmentally disabled adults.

On/Off the Grid

On view Feb. 13-March 20, Irvine Contemporary, 1412 14th St. NW
MICA connection: Adam Fowler '01 (printmaking), Courtney Jordan '06 (Hoffberger School of Painting) and Molly Springfield '00 (post-baccalaureate certificate)
• A curated exhibition of works by artists who work with--and against--the concepts of grids, networks, architecture and abstract systems. For more information, click here.

Kevin Fitzgerald: New Paintings
On view throughout March (reception on March 12, 6:30-9 p.m.), Principle Gallery, 208 King St.
MICA connection: Kevin Fitzgerald '77 (general fine arts)
• New oil paintings in Fitzgerald's signature bold-colored landscapes will be on display throughout the month.


Out-of-town shows

The Diachronic
On view Feb. 5-March 28, Marginal Utility, 319 N. 1th St.
MICA connection: Marc Andre Robinson
'02 (Rinehart School of Sculpture)
• A solo exhibition of Marc Andre Robinson's work, which revolves around a situated awareness of historical, cultural and familial relations of belonging. In The Diachronic exhibition, Robinson provides an installation that addresses desire and loss through references to events that traverse personal and collective memories.

I Heard a Voice: The Art of Lesley Dill
On view Jan. 14-April 25, Palmer Museum of Art, Penn State University
MICA connection: Lesley Dill '80 (Mount Royal School of Art)
• A traveling retrospective exhibition organized by the Hunter Museum of American Art

The Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts
On view March 11-April 11, The American Academy of Arts and Letters, 633 W. 155 St., enter on Audubon Terr.
MICA connection: Sangram Majumdar
, a faculty member in drawing, painting and foundation departments
• This annual group show is of works by approximately 30 contemporary artists who are candidates for the Academy's prestigious art awards and purchase program.

PULSE NYC Contemporary Art Fair with Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts Gallery
On view March 4-March 7, PULSE stand B17, 330 West St.
MICA connection: Michael Loveland '95 (general fine arts)

Right Here, Out There (Nowhere)
On view March 2-April 18, Galapagos Art Space, 16 Main St., Brooklyn
MICA connection: Nadia Hironaka, video and film arts faculty member
• The latest video and sound installation by Nadia Hironaka and Matthew Suib is playing in Brooklyn this month. For more information and a description of the project, click here. The video debuted as part of Madrid's ARCOmadrid Feria Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo, CinemaLoop, in February.

Lesley Dill: Paper and Bronze
On view Feb. 18-March 27, George Adams Gallery, 525 West 26th St.
MICA connection: Lesley Dill '80 (Mount Royal School of Art)

On view Feb. 18-March 20, Marlborough Gallery, 545 West 25th St.
MICA connection: Beverly Pepper, honorary Doctor of Fine Art degree
• This exhibition presents 16 new stone sculptures by the notable American sculptor.

The 185th Annual: An Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary American Art
On view Feb. 17-June 8, National Academy Museum, 1083 Fifth Ave. at 89th Street
MICA connection: Timothy App
, director of Hoffberger School of Painting, and department alumnae Amita Bhatt '09 and Kim Manfredi '88 '09
• This annual exhibition features 65 emerging and established artists, three of which have ties to Hoffberger School of Painting. An extremely competitive juried invitational, the exhibition showcases new artistic directions in contemporary American art. For more information, click here.

All After All Before
On view Feb. 11-March 15, Causey Contemporary, 293 Grand St.
MICA connection: Magnolia Laurie '07 (Mount Royal School of Art)
• The exhibition's title, All After All Before, is taken from "AA...AB," the Morse code for repeating a message. For more information, click here.

Paintings: Richard Baker
On view Jan. 28-March 6, The Tibor de Nagy Gallery, 724 5th Ave.
MICA connection: Richerd Baker '80 (general fine arts)

On view Jan. 28-April 11, Oklahoma City Museum of Art, 415 Couch Drive
MICA connection: Jason Peters '99 (sculpture)
• This solo show for Jason Peters is part of OKCMOA's New Frontiers series highlighting the work of individual contemporary artists and current perspectives in the field. For the exhibition, Peters created sculptural installations specifically for presentation in the museum's galleries. The physicality of Peters' work is reinforced by a large-scale presence and use of ready-made objects. For more information, click here.


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: Sangram Majumdar, Material Thoughts, oil on linen, 2009. On view April 11 at The American Academy of Arts and Letters' The Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts.