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May Boasts Many Off-Campus Exhibitions, Events Featuring Alumni, Faculty, Students

monthly highlights of MICA community exhibitions, installations

Posted 05.01.10 by mica communications

Artwork from Captured, a solo show of R. Wayne Reynolds '75





Members of the MICA community have their work showcased in exhibitions off-campus in May. Here are highlights (check back frequently as this will be continuously updated):


Baltimore-area shows and events

Paul Moscatt exhibits Skin and BonesSkin and Bones
On view May 20-June 28 (reception and talk on May 22, 3-5 p.m.), Diddywopps & Keeffers fine arts and crafts, 1901 Monkton Road
MICA connection: Solo show by faculty member Paul Moscatt
Paintings of nudes by Paul Moscatt. At the reception, Moscatt and fellow MICA faculty member Michael Economos will give a talk.

Visionary Gathering: Deep in the Shpongle
Happening May 15, Sonar Baltimore, 407 E. Saratoga St., $25-$35
MICA connection: Featuring the art of Adam Scott Miller '06 (illustration)
• The second Visionart Gathering of 2010, the event brings together 2-D, 3-D and performance art with music. Music by Shpongle (DJ set), VJ Zebbler, Telesma, and many more. For more information, click here, or here for information about the last event.

Works by Sarah Jacobs
On view May 7-end of July, Marcus-Boyd Realty, 926 Light St.
MICA connection: Solo show of Sarah Jacobs '10 (Hoffberger School of Painting)
• A continuation of her M.F.A. Thesis Show at MICA, Declawed. Visit her website for more information.

Recent Works by Julie Lin
On view through May, gallery reopening celebration May 7, 6-9 p.m., Hamilton Arts Collective, 5502 Harford Road
MICA connection: Julie Lin '99 (painting)

Captured: Site-specific surface pattern and texture collections
On view May 5-May 31 (reception and artist talk on May 9, 1-4 p.m.), The Hoffberger Gallery, Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, 7401 Park Heights Ave.
MICA connection: Solo show of R. Wayne Reynolds '75 (general fine arts)
Captured features recent drawings and paintings of R. Wayne Reynolds. A concurrent exhibition will run at Rabbithole Studio Gallery in (BUMBO) Brooklyn, New York.

On view May 2-June 5 (reception on May 2, 2-5 p.m.), The Pearl Gallery, 826 W. 36th St.
MICA connection: Paul Mintz '53 and Rick Santiago '96

Amaranthine Museum reopens
Reopening celebration on May 2, 2-4 p.m., Amaranthine Museum, 2010 Clipper Park Road
MICA connection: Museum was the brainchild of former faculty member Les Harris '65
• The museum, which displays the artwork of Les Harris, celebrates its reopening with a treasure hunt and silent auction.

2010: A Space Odyssey: Ceramic Installation and Outstallation
On view April 24-May 29, Baltimore Clayworks, 5707 Smith Ave.
MICA connection: David East, chair of ceramics, and MICA alumni, Emily Barletta '03 (fiber) and Anthony Stellachio '01 (ceramics)
• "Clayworks will transform our gallery space, so we can challenge and transform people's perception of the possibilities of clay as an artistic material."

Social Change Exhibition
On view April 23-June 3, Towson ARTS Collective, 406 York Road, lower level, Towson
MICA connection: Hannah Brancato '08 '11 (fiber, M.A. in Community Art candidate) and Cassandra Kapsos-Scouten '11 (M.F.A. in Studio Art candidate)
The show--juried by Rebecca Hoffberger, director of the American Visionary Art Museum, and Marc Steiner, host of WEAA's The Marc Steiner Show--includes the work of 29 artists working toward social justice in some aspect of their art.

Maps and Memories
On view April 18-June 12, Schiavone Fine Art, 244 S. Highland Ave.
MICA connection: Solo show of  Michael Owen '04 (illustration)
• Michael Owen's most recent body of paintings, titled "Maps & Memories", dissolve and recreate maps, placing them in relation to other natural and figurative elements. Through these new landscapes, Owen explores lands inhabited in the past and questions of origin. Owen recently created one of the nation's longest murals, covering both sides of a quarter-mile underpass that serves as gateway between two of Baltimore's most colorful neighborhoods, Greektown and Highlandtown.

David Brewster, Removing Safes from Rubble: Great Baltimore Fire (detail), charcoal and liquefied pastel on Mi-Tientes, 2010.Conflagration
On view April 15-May 15, C. Grimaldis Gallery, 523 N. Charles St.
MICA connection: Solo show of David Brewster '85 (painting)
• Paintings focusing on the Great Baltimore Fire of 1904.


Elizabeth Wade, Carnival (detail), acrylic on canvas, 2009.
Betes Sauvages

On view April 15-May 15, C. Grimaldis Gallery, 523 N. Charles St.
MICA connection: Solo show of Elizabeth Wade '07 (Hoffberger School of Painting)
• The artist presents paintings and prints.


Sabrina Kogan, Tent City, hand-set letterpress on chipboard, blotter and museum board, 2009.19.6% ...26.2% ... ?: An Exhibit About Poverty and Homelessness
On view April 9-May 14, Baltimore City Hall Rotunda, 100 N. Holliday St.
MICA connection: Poverty and Homelessness class project led by environmental design faculty member Kuo Pao Lian and language, literature & culture faculty member Craig Keller
• MICA students are bringing their coursework to City Hall. Art representing research and design based on growing poverty problems in the nation will be on display from Friday, April 9-Friday, May 14. In 19.6% ...26.2% ... ?: An Exhibit About Poverty and Homelessness, a collection of artwork will provide a point of reference, focus and empathy to help the audience comprehend the issues associated with suffering from economic marginalization--in all of its complexities and contradictions. For more information, click here.

Are You of the Body
On view April 9-June 5, School 33, 1427 Light St.
MICA connection:
MICA Director of Exhibitions Gerald Ross is curating the show, and sculpture technician Benjamin Lock  and Kathleen Thum '92 (general fine arts) are featured in it
• Kathleen Thum '92, Mason Eubanks and Benjamin Lock are three artists who, while having very different methods in making their "abstractions," share a similarity that most masterful artists who work in this vein have: a precept to subliminal reference and a direction towards the ideas of space and how we imagine we inhabit it.

Baker Artist Awards 2010
On view April 7-June 27, Baltimore Museum of Art, Art Museum Drive at 31st Street
MICA connection: Animation faculty member Karen Yasinsky and sculptor Richard Cleaver '78 (ceramics)
• Karen Yasinsky and Richard Cleaver are two of the three Mary Sawyers Baker Prize winners, showing at the BMA along with the other Baker Prize category winners. For more information on the prize, click here.

Music of the Mind: Jaromir Stephany Photographs and Digital Images
On view April 6-June 30, Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 1000 Hilltop Circle
MICA connection: Jaromir "Jerry" Stephany, MICA professor and chair of the photography department from 1966 to 1973
• This retrospective exhibition of photographs and digital images made by the accomplished photographer Jaromir Stephany has at its core powerful inspirations from music. Throughout his life Stephany was enamored of music, particularly composers such as Beethoven, Mozart, Haydn and Tchaikovsky, and found expression for the emotionality of their music in his clichés verre, cameraless photographs made by drawing on glass and printing the imagery onto photographic paper. This retrospective examines the development of Stephany's unique visual language throughout his career and unfortunately serves as a memorial as he died April 14.

Homewood Art Workshops Faculty Exhibition
On view April 5-May 2, F. Ross Jones Building, Mattin Center, Johns Hopkins University, N. Charles and E. 33rd streets
MICA connection: Exhibit features work of Craig Hankin '79, Phyllis Berger '93 '98, D.S. Bakker '81 '91, Barbara Gruber '97, Cara Ober '05, Larcia Premo '97 '99 and Gricel Salazar '04 '05, and Tom Chalkley

Phyllis Berger, View from Cap Frehel (detail), Giclée print on paper, 2007.Sculpture at Evergreen 2010: Simultaneous Presence
On view April 2-Sept. 26 (reception on May 2, 1-4 p.m.), Evergreen Museum and Library, 4545 N. Charles St.
MICA connection: Curated by Jennie Fleming '98 (Mount Royal School of Art)
• Curated by artist Jennie Fleming and architect Ronit Eisenbach, the exhibition features 10 new site-specific temporary outdoor sculptures.

The Sacred Arts of Asia
On view through May 15, Asian Arts and Culture Center at Towson University, Osler and Cross Capus drives, Towson
MICA connection: Show curated by John Gilmore Ford '60 (interior design)
• Ancient and modern artworks from Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Thailand and Tibet

April Fool's
On view through May 29, Meredith Gallery, 805 N. Charles St.
MICA connection: Matt Bovie '03 and Janet Mathias '89 are two of four artists in the group show
April Fool's consists of mixed media works by Matt Bovie, Martha Gatewood, Janet Mathias and Ron Parks.

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.

Regional shows

Leah Frankel, Magnolia Laurie and Lina Vargas de la Hoz
On view May 8-June 9 (reception on May 8, 7-9 p.m.), Hamiltonian Gallery, 1353 U St. NW
MICA connection: Magnolia Laurie '07 (Mount Royal School of Art)
• A three-person exhibition of paintings and installations by Hamiltonian Fellows Magnolia Laurie, Lina Vargas De La Hoz and Leah Frankel. By presenting physically binary relationships such as inside/outside and construction/destruction, each artist investigates exchanges of energies, and the ebb and flow of natural and social forces.

One Hour Photo
On view May 8-June 6, 11-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday, American University Museum at Katzen Arts Center, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW
MICA connection: Andrew Bovasso '09, Lynley Bernstein '10, Zev Schmidtz '10, Alexander Heilner (MICA faculty), Alex Wein '11, Rafael Soldi '09 and Peter Zachary Voelker '09 are among the more than 100 artists participating
One Hour Photo distills the photograph to the ultimate limited edition: 60 minutes. Photographic works will be projected for one hour each, after which they will never be seen again, by anyone, in any form. Each work will exist only in the limited moments of perception, in the individual and collective experience, then memory, of the observers. For a schedule of 60-minute viewings, click here.

Old Lines from the Luminous State

On view April 2-May 8, 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. For more information, click here.


Out-of-town shows

Eve Andrée Laramée, Magic Lantern: The Memory of the Stones, copper, brass, stainless steel, glass lens, videoLuminous Darwin: The Lost Notebooks of Charles Darwin part of the Dialogues with Darwin exhibition
On view April 17-Oct. 17, American Philosophical Society Museum, 104 S. Fifth St.
MICA connection: Eve Andrée Laramée, faculty member in interdisciplinary sculpture
Lumnious Darwin, by Eve Andrée Laramée, is an artistic intervention within the historical exhibition, Dialogues with Darwin. Reponding to the visual culture of the mid-19th century, the artist made sculptures that play on historical scientific instruments as well as 19th-century pre-cinematic devices. Laramée presents video-sculpture interpretations of evolution in relation to the animal, vegetable and mineral realms. This unique model for an artist's project allows the viewer to absorb the historical material and simultaneously reflect on the contemporary material, thus bridging thought processes on evolution of a 21st-century artist with a 19th-century scientist creating an imaginary "conversation" spanning 200 years.

Post-Revolutionary Selections from the Powel House Moving Image Archive, 1888-2089
On view April 9-May 9, Powel House Museum, 244 S. Third St.
MICA connection: Nadia Hironaka, video and film arts faculty member
• A new video installation by Nadia Hironaka and Matthew Suib is presented by The Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks. It is the newest site-specific commission in its program of contemporary art in historic sites, Landmarks Exhibitions: Contemporary Projects. Hironaka and Suib's project is a museum-wide video installation resulting from a long-term residency.

Scala Naturae
On view May 28-July 3 (reception on May 28, 6-8 p.m.), Leo Koenig Inc., 545 West 23rd St.
MICA connection: Solo show of Kelli Williams '93 (painting)
• This solo exhibition examines the centuries-old belief in the Scala Naturae or Great Chain of Being. "In its various permutations it is one of the most pernicious of social hierarchies and systems of religious belief, which ordered all living things in a divine, regimented social order," according to Williams.

Mina Cheon, Shamanism + CyberspaceReading and author talk, Shamanism + Cyberspace
Happening May 19, 6:30 p.m., HP Garcia Gallery, 580 Eighth Ave.
MICA connection: Faculty member Mina Cheon PhD, MFA '99
• Mina Cheon will be reading from her newly published book Shamanism + Cyberspace (Atropos Press). Her book combines postcolonial, deconstructionist and performance theory, offering exciting interpretations of new media and shamanism itself, specifically in South Korea. There will be a book signing directly after the reading. For more information on her book, click here.

Behind My Door
On view May 13-July 7 (reception on May 13, 6-8 p.m.), Gana Art Gallery, 568 West 25th St.
MICA connection: Sungmi Lee '05 (Rinehart School of Sculpture)
• Comprised of a selection of mixed media works and installations, this will be the artist's first solo exhibition in New York. In her pursuit of peace and reconciliation to overcome inner turmoil and cultural displacement, Sungmi Lee has re-imagined and re-shaped unconventional yet everyday materials to transcend their original purpose. Drawn mostly to translucent light materials such as glass, resin, clear beads, tape and smoke, Lee explores the delicate and fleeting nature of her world.

Jose Villarrubia (right) exhibits alongside Robert RauschenbergREVEALED: THE TRADITION OF MALE HOMOEROTIC ART
On view May 11-29, Leslie Lohman Gay Art Foundation, 26 Wooster St.
MICA connection: Illustration department chair José Villarrubia
• José Villarrubia's work is included alongside Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, Robert Mapplethorpe and Keith Harring to name a few. The show, which explores the history of homoerotic art, is curated by Robert Diamond.

Brooklyn College MFA Art Thesis Exhibition
On view May 7-June 6 (reception on May 7, 6-9 p.m.), Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, 135 Broadway, Brooklyn
MICA connection: Erin Zelley '07 '08 (painting, M.A.T. in Art Education)
• For more information, click here.

Lost at Sea
On view May 6-June 11 (recption on May 6,  7-9 p.m.), Gallery Hanahou, 611 Broadway, Suite 730
MICA connection: Jennifer Strunge '04 (fiber) is one of the show's artists
Lost at Sea features the work of 32 exciting fiber artists who share underwater visions of items lost, creatures forgotten and life that struggles to stay with us. The show will feature a broad array of amusing and uncanny works in embroidery, plush and other materials. Strunge has five large pieces in an underwater-themed show.

Ming Fay, Square Fruits, wire, foam and paint, 2010.Ming Fay on Orchard Street
On view April 28-June 6, Lesley Heller Workspace, 54 Orchard St.
MICA connection: Solo show of Rinehart School of Sculpture Artist-in-Residence Ming Fay
Chinese-American sculptor Ming Fay brings a naturalist's eye for detail to his inquiry into the meaning of organic forms. This exhibtion will include the latest incarnation of his Jungle, an installation of trees, vines, fruits and other hanging oddities.

Mead Hall
On view April 23-May 21, Lyons Wier Gallery, 175 Seventh Ave.
MICA connection: Solo show of James Rieck '87 '03 (painting, Mount Royal School of Art), recently named MICA's Alumni Council chairman
• Inspired by the epic poem Beowulf, James Rieck's show engages not only with medieval themes of violence and sex, but also with the age-old division between literature and the visual arts.

Select Gender
On view April 1-May 22, Farmani Gallery, 111 Front St., Suite 212, Brooklyn (DUMBO)
MICA connection: curated by Rafael Soldi '09, Elle Perez '11 and Paolo Morales, and highlighting the work of J. Aiden Simon '09 and Nicholas Djandji '08 as well other many other emerging artists
Select Gender, highlighting the work of 14 rising photographers communicating their contemporary viewpoint, will present a diverse selection of innovative artworks that focus on the theme of gender perceptions and the role of sexual assignments in America and abroad.

Jeff Koons Beach House, oil on canvas, 2003.Size DOES Matter, Curated by Shaquille O'Neal
On view Feb. 19-May 27, The FLAG Art Foundation, 545 W. 25th St., 9th floor
MICA connection: Jeff Koons '76 (general fine arts) and James Rieck '87 '03 (painting, Mount Royal School of Art) each have a piece in the group show
• The highly lauded group show, curated by basketball legend Shaquille O'Neal, includes works from international artists exploring the myriad ways that scale affects the perception of contemporary art.

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.

On view April 16-May 4, Chicago Tourism Center Gallery, 72 E. Randolph St.
MICA connection: Luke Williams '09 (graphic design)
Printervention is an exhibition and public art project featuring more than 70 artists and designers from across the country. For more information, click here.

LACDA 2010 Top 40 International Juried Exhibit
On view May 13-June 5 (reception on May 13, 7-9 p.m.), Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, 107 W. Fifth St.
MICA connection: Danielle Scruggs '08 (M.A. in Digital Arts)
• LACDA's annual Top 40 exhibition is juried from submissions based on all styles of artwork and photography where digital processes of any kind were integral to the creation of the images are acceptable.

If you would like to be included on this or subsequent-month listings, please e-mail the exhibition information to news@mica.edu. For a listing of exhibitions and events in April, click here.

Photo caption: Artwork from Captured, a solo show of R. Wayne Reynolds '75, on view May 5-May 31 at The Hoffberger Gallery.