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MICA Community Fills June With Off-Campus Events & Exhibitions

Students, faculty, staff and alumni are stars of local, national and international exhibitions and events

Posted 06.01.12 by MICA COMMUNICATIONS

Artwork by faculty member Mina Cheon '99 (Hoffberger School of Painting).

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


Polipop & Paintings
On display through June 30, Maryland Art Place, 8 Market Place #100, Baltimore
Black Light Thursday: June 7, 5-7 p.m.
MICA CONNECTION: Foundation and humanistic studies faculty member Mina Cheon
The exhibition includes 15 digital paintings (8x5 feet each) from Cheon's mid-career solo exhibition Polipop (Political Pop Art) at the Sungkok Art Museum in Seoul, Korea. On Black Light Thursday, join the staff and Cheon in celebrating her 15 Billion Years of the Travelling Atom painting currently on view in the gallery. When originally created, this painting was shown under black lights and had sound elements and bubbles to enhance the experience. MAP is excited to bring this painting to life under black lights for one day only.

More Than Minaj: Black Bodies & The Necked Truth
On view June 15-June 21, Femme Noire Home Gallery, 1115 Cedarcroft Rd.
MICA CONNECTION: Michelle Gomez '12

Melting Pot
On view through July 7 at Sophia Jacob Gallery, 510 W. Franklin Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
MICA CONNECTION: Christopher LaVoie '08 (Rinehart Sculpture)

On view through July 28 at Jordan Faye Contemporary, 1401 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21230
MICA CONNECTION: Melissa Matsuki Lillie '96

80th Annual Cumberland Valley Artist's Exhibition
On view through July 29, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, MD
MICA CONNECTION: Dorothea Barrick '65 '67 (Hoffberger)

Go West [exhibitionists]
On view through July 30, Area 405, 405 Oliver Street, Baltimore, MD
MICA CONNECTION: Breon Gilleran '81, Co-curator

On view through August 18 at School 33 Art Center, 1427 Light Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21230
MICA CONNECTION: Carrie Fucile '04 (Post Bacc)

What I may have seen on Routes 70 & 340
On view through August 26 at Minas Gallery, 815 West 36th Street, Baltimore, MD 21211
MICA CONNECTION: Teddy Johnson '04


Blowout: DC Performance Art Festival
June 16, 1-8 p.m., Hillyer Art Space, 9 Hillyer Ct. NW
MICA CONNECTION: Michelle Gomez '12
Gomez' piece will begin between 6-7 p.m.


Inside Edward Hopper's Truro Studio: Paintings by Philip Koch
On view through June 1Edward Hopper House Art Center, Nyack, NY
MICA CONNECTION: Faculty member Philip Koch
As a young artist, Philip Koch was inspired by seeing the art of Edward Hopper to change from painting abstractions to working in a realist direction. Since 1983 Koch has had 13 residencies in Hopper's Cape Cod painting studio in S. Truro, Massachusetts. On display is a selection of paintings of the interior of the Cape Cod Hopper studio Koch painted on location.

Trenton Makes: Art from the Trenton Artists Workshop Association
On view June 23-August 5 Ellarslie, The Trenton City Museum in Cadwalader Park, Trenton, NJ
Also on view from July 31-August 18 at The Prince Street Gallery in Chelsea, NYC
MICA CONNECTION: Marge Miccio '78 (Painting)

More Than a Passing Glance
On view through August 22, New York Public Library, The Art Collection, 3rd Floor, 40th Street at 5th Avenue, NYC
MICA CONNECTION: Jan Staller '75 (photography)
From the New York Public Library: "Mid-Manhattan Library presents More than a Passing Glance an exhibition of large scale color photographs by well-known photographer Jan Staller. At once recognizable and yet abstract the striking images made during 2010 - 2011 depict construction sites, scrap metal yards, parking lots, boat yards and other places ordinarily visited for their intended function and assumed not to offer much visual delight, except when they appear in Staller's photographs."

Graphic Design-Now in Production
On view through September 3, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Governors Island, New York City
MICA CONNECTION: M.F.A. in Graphic Design Director Ellen Lupton
Co-organized by Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum and the Walker Art Center, Graphic Design—Now in Production explores some of most vibrant sectors and genres of graphic design today.

ArtFull Living Designer Showcase
On view through September 8 at Glassbury Court, Albany Post Rd. (Route 9), Cold Spring, NY 10516
MICA CONNECTION: Alumni council member Imogene Drummond '83 (Mt. Royal)

Awakening Asylum
On view through October 13, Randall's Island
MICA CONNECTION: Sean Wrenn '08 (Mount Royal School of Art)
Sean Wrenn's Awakening Asylum is designed around formal elements and conceptual themes emerging from the General Slocum Steamship disaster (June 15, 1904) and the history of Randall's Island as a place of "Asylum" for inebriates, idiots and insane urban residents. The location of the sculpture will commemorate the ship's Hell Gate waterway passage where it is thought that the steamship fire likely began. Due to faulty unregulated flotation devices and poor crew response times (for beaching quickly on Wards Island's Sunken Meadow), over 1,000 people perished in the Northern East River on their way to a Lutheran picnic excursion on the sound in Queens.


Hairy Blob

On view through July 29, Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave, Chicago
MICA CONNECTION: Becky Alprin '08 (Mount Royal School of Art)
The Hairy Blob dissects traditional concepts of time and resources through artworks in video, sculpture, drawing, installation, dance and sound. The exhibition shows how artists depict time by analyzing various built and natural environments. Rather than discussing time as memory or nostalgia, the works present time as a means to address notions of power and politics, and their impact on the use of resources.

Morbid Curiosity: The Richard Harris Collection
On view through July at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., Chicago, IL 60602
MICA CONNECTION: Curated by Lucas Anthony Cowan '03


Images 2012
On view through July 15 at Robeson Gallery, located in the HUB-Robeson Center on Penn State's University Park campus
MICA CONNECTION: Katya Chilingiri '07 (MA Digital Arts)


Alumni: New Ground
On view through June 30, The Rymer Gallery, 233 Fifth Ave. North, Nashville, TN
MICA CONNECTION: Carly Witnmer '12 (Hoffberger), Laini Nemett '12 (Hoffberger), Zoe Friedman '12 (Mount Royal), Nancy Daly '11 (Photographic & Electronic Media).


On view through October 21, Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield
MICA CONNECTION: Liz Whitney Quisgard '49 '66 (general fine arts, Rinehart School of Sculpture)
Kaleidoscope, an exhibition of works by New York City-based artist Liz Whitney Quisgard, will be on view in the Ellen Crane Memorial Room at Bershire Museum. Reminiscent of Byzantine mosaics, the paintings and fiber wall hangings utilize an exuberant palette displayed in a mesmerizing array of geometric patterns.


Made in L.A.
On view through September 2, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles
MICA CONNECTION: Kenyatta A. C. Hinkle  '09 (painting)
The first Los Angeles biennial, Made in L.A. 2012, will feature works by 60 artists from the L.A. region, with an emphasis on emerging and under-recognized artists, and will debut new installations, videos, films, sculptures, performances and paintings produced for the biennial.


On view June 20-November 4 at the Museo D'Arte Contemporanea Roma, Piazza Orazio Giustiniani, 4 00153 Rome
MICA CONNECTION: Chul Hyun Ahn '02 (Mount Royal School of Art)
Chul Hyun Ahn will exhibit as part of a select list of the world's finest artists working in light, including Dan Flavin, Lucio Fontana, Francois Morellet, Bruce Nauman and Ivan Navarro, in the upcoming Neon exhibition at the Museo D'Art Contemporanea Roma (MACRO) in Rome, Italy.

If you would like to be included on this or subsequent-month listings, please e-mail the exhibition information to news@mica.edu.


Caption: Artwork by faculty member Mina Cheon '99 (Hoffberger School of Painting).