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May Off-Campus Events & Exhibitions

MICA Students, Alumni and Faculty Featured in Events & Exhibitions

Posted 04.01.13 by MICA COMMUNICATIONS

"Self-portrait Done Blind While Touching Face" from "Recovery in Action, Using Art to Accelerate Change."

Throughout May, members of the MICA community have work showcased in exhibitions throughout the country and world. Here are some of the highlights (check back frequently as this will be continuously updated):



Show #13: Desaturated Rainbow
On view through May 18, nationwide
MICA CONNECTION: Amir Fallah '02, Michah Ganske '03, Colette Robbins '03
Desaturated Rainbow will premiere at Field Projects in NYC before traveling to Kopeikin Gallery in Los Angeles. The exhibition centers on the context, stereotypes and originality of how artists use color from coast to coast.



Gaia: Site-specific installation at the Baltimore Museum of Art
On view through May 5, The Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Dr., Baltimore
MICA CONNECTION: Gaia '11 (interdisciplinary sculpture)
For this site-specific installation inside the Baltimore Museum of Art's newly revamped Contemporary Wing, Baltimore-based street artist Gaia '11 (interdisciplinary sculpture) created portraits of individuals living in the Museum's neighboring Remington community. The installation is inspired by the painting Vahine no te vi (Woman of the Mango) by Paul Gauguin, which is in the Museum's collection.

Image caption: Gaia '11, 12 Portraits of Remington Residents, 2012. Image courtesy the artist and the Baltimore Museum of Art. (Photo by Mitro Hood)


Second Annual Day to Play
Wyman Park, Sisson St. and Wyman Park Dr. entrance
May 11, 2–5 p.m.
MICA CONNECTION:  Christy Zuccarini '07 (M.A. Community Arts)
Expect fun, food, games and prizes at the Greater Homewood Community Corporation's second annual Day to Play. Admission gets you entry into field games such as three-legged races, water balloon tosses, ultimate frisbee matches, and more. Hot dogs, hamburgers and veggie burgers will be served for lunch followed by homespun cotton candy for dessert. 

Timothy App: The Aesthetics of Precision, Forty-Five Years of Works on Paper
Goya Contemporary, 3000 Chestnut Ave., Mill Center, Studio 214, Baltimore
On view through May 29
Opening Reception: April 12, 6-8 p.m. 
MICA CONNECTION: Faculty member Timothy App 

Recovery in Action, Using Art to Accelerate Change

Enoch Pratt Free Library, Central Location, 400 Cathedral St., Baltimore
On view through August 31
Opening Reception: April 27, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
MICA CONNECTION: Isabella Gonzalez '14 (interdisciplinary sculpture)
This exhibition features interdisciplinary works of art realized by residents of Tuerk House, a not-for-profit substance abuse treatment program in West Baltimore. 
The artwork and exhibition were created under the direction of Isabella Gonzalez, a France-Merrick Fellow in MICA's Community Arts Partnership (CAP). CAP enlists the talents and energies of MICA students to provide the Baltimore community with enriching art-based educational experiences.

Image caption: Self-portrait Done Blind While Touching Face from Recovery in Action, Using Art to Accelerate Change.



ARC: Fletcher Mackey
On view through May 12, Gibbs Street Gallery at VisArts at Rockville, 155 Gibbs Street, Rockville 
Opening Reception: April 19, 7-9 p.m.
Artist Talk: April 28, 2 p.m.
MICA CONNECTION: Foundation, painting and M.A./M.F.A. in Community Arts departments faculty member Fletcher Mackey 
ARC is a response to the ever-changing cultural landscape brought forth by local and global migration and mobility with a special focus on the city of Rockville. Inspired by the cultural intersections within institutions, work places and more specifically gathering spots such as eateries, the installation is a fusion of images and forms in mixed media. ARC can be read as a symbolic story arc of how communities continue to grow and expand into a cultural bowl of "gumbo" full of mixed spices and unique recipes. Mackey offers a view of community and culture as a dynamic experience flavored by curiosity about who we are, where we come from and our influence on the taste of our future societies.

Image caption: Fletcher Mackey, Cuban Corner - Rockville, MD, digital print, 2013.

 Timothy App, Portalis, acrylic on canvas, 72 x 72 inches, 2011. (Courtesy the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center)Timothy App: The Aesthetics of Precision, Forty-five Years of Painting
On view through May 26, American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, 4400 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, D.C.
Opening Reception: April 6, 6-9 p.m.
MICA CONNECTION: Faculty member Timothy App

Image caption: Timothy App, Portalis, acrylic on canvas, 72 x 72 inches, 2011. (Courtesy the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center)

How is the World? Recent Acquisitions in Contemporary Photography
On view through May 26, Corcoran Gallery of Art,  500 Seventeenth Street NW
MICA CONNECTION:  Kate O'Donovan Cook '10

Options 2013
On view through June 9, Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington 
Opening Reception: April 13, 6-9 p.m.
Curators Talk: May 18, 4 p.m.
MICA CONNECTIONS: Curated by Director of Exhibitions Gerald Ross. Artists include Christina Billotte, Julia Brown, faculty member Carolyn Case '97 (Mount Royal), faculty member Magnolia Laurie '07 (Mount Royal), faculty member Aaron McIntosh and faculty member Colette Veasey-Cullors '96 (photography).

Portraiture Now: Drawing on the Edge
On view through August 18, National Portrait Gallery,  Eighth and F Streets NW
MICA CONNECTION: Mequitta Ahuja, Stewart McMillan Artist-in-Residence
Four of the five paintings Mequitta Ahuja has in the show were made during her residency at MICA during the 2011-12 school year.

Image Caption: Merwin (Merf) Shaw, Charcoal on Mylar, 2009. Courtesy of National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institute


Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa 
On view through January 5, 2014, Smithsonian African Museum, Washington, D.C.
MICA CONNECTION: faculty member Ledelle Moe
"Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa" will open at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art on Earth Day, April 22, and continue through to Jan. 5, 2014.  "Earth Matters" is the first major exhibition exploring the ways in which African artists and communities mediate their relationship with the land upon which they live, work and frame their days.



Pulse New York Contemporary Art Fair 2013
On view May 9 through May 12, The Metropolitan Pavillion, 125 West 18th St., NYC 

Drink to Me
On view through May 28, Porter Contemporary, 548 W. 28th St.
MICA CONNECTION: Jason Bryant '04 (Mount Royal) 
This group exhibition highlights contemporary artists' views of Pablo Picasso, and is timed to coincide with the 40th anniversary of his death. 

Image caption: Detail from Good Artists Borrow, Great Artists Steal (2013) by Jason Bryant, oil on canvas, 30" x 24".

Ashe to Amen: African Americans and Biblical Imagery
On view through May 26, Museum of Biblical Art, 1865 Broadway at 61st Street, NYC
MICA CONNECTION: Director of the Center for Race and Culture Leslie King-Hammond, Oletha DeVane '73 (general fine arts), Adejoke Tugbiyele '13 (Rinehart)
The exhibition examines the complex place of the Bible in the life and art of African Americans, with particular emphasis on how biblical traditions were used by artists of African descent to help cope with the life that was imposed on them in the Americas. Although the majority of the works included in the exhibition date from the 19th and 20th centuries, they often reflect the experiences of the Middle Passage and slavery, which left their indelible mark on the artistic consciousness of the African American community.

On view May 15 through July 6, Klompching Gallery, 111 Front St., Suite 206, NYC
Opening Reception: May 16, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.
MICA CONNECTION: Faculty member Lynn Silverman 



Sông Hu'o'ng: Withdrawing Room
On view through May 10, Locks Gallery, 600 Washington Square South, Philadelphia
Opening reception: April 5, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
MICA CONNECTION: Jane Irish '77 (painting)



On view through May 12, Athens Institute for Contemporary Art, 160 Tracy Street, Unit 4, Athens, Georgia
MICA CONNECTION: Faculty member Lauren Adams
ATHICA presents Worked, an exhibition highlighting the labor that goes into art making along with work that that addresses more conventional ideas about...well, work.


Connected There but Not Always Here
On view through May 19, The Light Factory,  345 North College St., Charlotte
MICA CONNECTION: Faculty member Nate Larson
This exhibition visually examines the social networking outlets that appear to be most fashionable: Facebook, blogging, Twitter and interactive video. 

Ira Upin, Hot Dog, oil on panel, 72 x 72 inches, 2012.The Strong Man Series
On view through May 25, Artspace, 201 E. Davie St., Raleigh
Opening Reception: April 5
MICA CONNECTION: Ira Upin '73 (Hoffberger)
Started in 2009, The Strong Man Series is an ongoing body of work about aging, looking back as well as forward, and contemplating life's meaning. Ira Upin uses himself as the main character in this play of his own design. Using pathos, humor, and wonder he tries to imbue the images with enough metaphorical import in conjunction with his craft so that the viewer can find personal relevance in the narrative and excitement in the visual power of the work. 

Image caption: Ira Upin, Hot Dog, oil on panel, 72 x 72 inches, 2012.



Immersive Space
On view through May 11, Alexandria Museum of Art, 933 Second Street, Alexandria
MICA CONNECTION: Shawn Hall '91 (Mount Royal)

50th Annual Juried Competition
On view through June 8Masur Museum of Art, 1400 South Grand St., Monroe
MICA CONNECTION: Mia Weiner '13 (fiber)
The Masur Museum of Art's Annual Juried Competition showcases contemporary artists throughout the United States working in any medium.



Chamber Music
On view through May 5, Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Avenue, Seattle
MICA CONNECTION: Rafael Soldi '09 (photography)
For this exhibition thirty-six Seattle artists have created new works in response to musical compositions based on James Joyce's volume of poetry of the same name.




Crocker-Kingsley 2012 Exhibition
On view through May 5, Crocker Art Museum, 216 O St,  Sacramento
MICA CONNECTION: Patrick Donovan '09
This tightly focused exhibition features six prize-winning works from the 2012 Crocker-Kingsley Art Competition.

Off the Wall
On view through June 1, Mirus Gallery, 540 Howard St., San Francisco




Qual & Wahl
On view through May 5, Kuntsverein Wolfsburg, Schlossstr. 8, D-38448 Wolfsburg Germany
MICA CONNECTION: Jennifer Grimyser '06

Top image caption: Self-portrait Done Blind While Touching Face from Recovery in Action, Using Art to Accelerate Change.