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Maryland Art Place Presents an Exhibition and Installation by MICA's M.F.A. in Graphic Design Students

'Reinvent,' a Long-term installation, looks at visual evolution

Posted 11.18.09 by MICA Media Relations


BALTIMORE--Maryland Art Place (MAP) presents the creation of a public art project, Reinvent, at 8 Market Place, Power Plant Live! in Baltimore's Inner Harbor. Artist collaborators, Lauren Adams, Christina Beard and Christopher McCampbell, in MICA's M.F.A. in graphic design program directed by Ellen Lupton, responded to MAP's vision for broader community engagement in their site-specific design.

Reinvent will be introduced in tandem with Instant Messages, an exhibition of new work by Chris Clark, Elizabeth Herrmann, Ann Liu, Chris McCampbell, Ryan Shelley, Wesley Stuckey, Beth Taylor, Isabel Uria, Supisa Wattanasansanee and Krissi Xenakis, also of MICA's M.F.A. in graphic design program.

ReinventReinvent, a dynamic 70-foot-long wall installation, heralds one of MAP's newest initiatives: a series of urban art projects to be presented outside the nonprofit contemporary art center's galleries. Conceived for the hallway that leads to MAP's galleries, Reinvent represents innovation and change in a series of shifting motifs. The linear cut-vinyl display begins with a city stoplight and continues through evolving emblems of nature and culture to end in a wall-sized 3-D digital network. Reinvent will be on view through December 2010.

The works in Instant Messages explore signs and messages in contemporary culture. On view are posters, screen prints, graffiti, projected animations and interactive exhibits that invite visitors to create their own messages. The exhibition takes place Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009-Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010.


MAP is a not-for-profit contemporary art center located in Baltimore's Inner Harbor, at 8 Market Place, Suite 100. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. For further information, please visit mdartplace.org or call 410-962-8565. All programs and exhibitions are free and open to the public.

Image captions: Views if the Reinvent installation at MAP. Photos by Cara Ober, BMOREART