Friday, Nov. 14-Friday, Dec. 19, Reception Thursday, Dec. 4, 5-7pm
Posted 11.06.08 by MICA Media Relations
Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) faculty member Jann Rosen-Queralt, known for environmental sculpture, public art collaborations, and site-specific installations, transforms the College's Pinkard Gallery to explore Poetics of Eutopia Friday, Nov. 14-Friday, Dec. 19.
Panoramic digital landscapes, poetry, light, and sound compositions were created for the investigation. A reception takes place Thursday, Dec. 4, 5-7 p.m. in Pinkard Gallery of Bunting Center, 1401 Mount Royal Ave.
"Since ancient times, places have been specially designated by communities as venues for discussion and negotiation for important matters relating to life within a community," she wrote in the exhibition's gallery guide. "What defines the ideal for such a place? Eutopia, poetics, and Romanticism are concepts that come to mind; more broadly, themes such as intellectual and cultural climate, artistic expression, desire, intimacy, and romance. A characteristic of eutopia-a perfect but real place-is one that legitimizes and supports individual imagination while recognizing the awe experienced in confronting the sublime in and the wonder of nature."
Rosen-Queralt, who teaches in MICA's Master of Arts in Community Arts program, interdisciplinary sculpture department, and foundation department, aims to create interactive spaces that encourage play and contemplation.
The artist's Web site is http://jannrosen-queralt.com. For more information about the exhibition, call 410-225-2300.
MICA's galleries are free and open to the public. Hours are Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, noon-5 p.m
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