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October Filled With Off-Campus Exhibitions, Events Featuring Alumni, Faculty

MICA artists participate in many off-campus shows this month

Posted 09.01.10 by mica communications

Readsboro: paintings by Regina Tumasella



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


Baltimore-area shows and events

Paul Moscatt, Domino Sugar Factory #1, oil on canvas, 2010.Paul Moscatt's Open Studio 2010
Happening Oct. 23-Oct 24, 1-6 p.m., 1601 Guilford Ave., 3rd floor (entrance on 302 Federal St.)
MICA connection: Paul Moscatt, painting professor and chair emeritus (retired) and currently teaching continuing education
Check out Paul Moscatt's latest paintings and studio with the opportunity to talk to him about his process, all while listening to music and enjoying wine and cheese. For more information, click here.

Floating World
On view Oct. 21-Nov. 23 (reception Oct. 28, 5-7 p.m.), Loyola University Maryland's Julio Fine Arts Galler, DeChiaro College Center on Loyola's North Charles Street campus
MICA connection: Solo show of Beverly Ress '83 (Rinehart School of Sculpture)
In Floating World, an exhibit of colored pencil drawings, Beverly Ress' work explores ways of incorporating ideas from science into representational drawing. Her elements are often based on structures found in physics and mathematics.

Baltimore Print Studios Open HouseGrand Opening of Baltimore Print Studios
Happening Oct. 17, 3-7 p.m., 18 W. North Ave.
MICA connection: MICA staff member Kyle Van Horn '03 (painting) is a printmaker who this fall opened Baltimore Print Studios, the city's first and only public-access letterpress and screen printing shop.
Baltimore Print Studios offers workshops and studio access to local artists and designers. Join them for an open studio with tours, hands-on printing demos and snacks. Click here for more information.

Battle Cry
On view Oct. 6-Nov. 13 (reception on Oct. 6, 6-8 p.m.; gallery talk on Oct. 9, 3 p.m.), C. Grimaldis Gallery, 523 N. Charles St.
MICA connection: Solo show faculty member Rene Trevino '05 (Mount Royal School of Art)
• Through icons, images, and artifacts Rene Trevino explores his own identity as an under-represented minority in a post-Warhol society. The role of celebrity, the weight of history, and the waning influence of religious artifacts are all fair game for his contemplative subject matter.

Immemorial Spaces: New Work by Chloe Watson
On view Sept. 28-Oct. 22 (reception on Oct. 8, 7-9 p.m.), Rice Gallery, McDaniel College, 2 College Hill, Westminster
MICA connection: Solo show of Chloe Watson '08 '10 (post-baccalaureate, Mount Royal School of Art)
• Exhibition of recent paintings and drawings by McDaniel alumna Chloe Watson. She has been named a finalist in the Washington Post's Real Arts DC contest and was awarded a 2011 Solo Exhibition at the Arlington Art Center in Arlington, Va.

Piece Meal
On view through Dec. 1, Galerie Francoise, 3500 Parkdale Ave., Suite 20
MICA connection: Solo show of Maire O'Neill '09 (painting)

Desperate Times
On view Sept. 11-Oct. 9, Subbasement Artist Studios, 118 N. Howard St.
MICA connection: Curated by Jason Irla '10 (Mount Royal School of Art) and featuring Graham Coreil-Allen '10 (Mount Royal School of Art) and Matthew Fishel '08 '10 (post-baccalaureate, Mount Royal School of Art) among others
• Exhibiting five emerging Baltimore artists who's disparate methods of working are all conceptually linked to finding ways in which to navigate the dystopian world we inhabit.

Readsboro: paintings by Regina Tumasella
On view Sept. 9-Oct. 23, Metro Gallery, 1700 N. Charles St.
MICA connection: Solo show of Regina Tumasella '99 (painting)
• In Regina Tumasella's current work, she is mapping her perceptions of specific places through the mingling of color in layers of paint. As she continuously evolves her fingerprint on the work, she is connected to and inspired by the vast, rapidly changing world. Her work considers the mood and hue that's left on the mind after encountering place.

The Temporary Nature of Ideas
On view Sept. 3-Oct. 30 (Closing reception Oct. 29, 6-9 p.m.), School 33, 1427 Light Street
MICA connection: Solo exhibit of Melissa Webb '96 (fiber)
• Webb—part fiber artist, part installation artist, part costume designer, and part event planner—will create an experience that has its origin in theatre but is actually a hybrid of art practices. Drawing from previous projects, Webb and her troupe of performers will create an interactive experience, allowing viewers to participate and add to the installation. Throughout the show's two-month run, Webb will take over the main gallery at School 33 Art Center and use it as a studio space,  creating an environment that is constantly changing and evolving.

Kim Manfredi, Colliding GalaxiesKIM MANFREDI: Cells & Stars
On view Sept. 2-Oct. 2, C. Grimaldis Galler, 523 N. Charles St.
MICA connection: Solo show by Kim Manfredi '88 '09 (painting, Hoffberger School of Painting)
• From a review in Urbanite magazine: "In Manfredi's newest solo exhibit at the C. Grimaldis Gallery--Cells and Stars--the viewer is reminded that we live in a precarious state of clarity, balanced in between the microscopic and macroscopic worlds. Firmly anchored between swirling universes of cells and stars, human beings have the opportunity to appreciate the simultaneous complexity and simplicity of life."


    Ruth Bolduan, Landscape With HorsemanRuth Bolduan: 18th Century Portraiture Redefined
On view Aug. 14-Nov. 6 (artist talk Oct. 16), Mount Clare Museum House, Carroll Park, 1500 Washington Blvd.
MICA connection: Nicole Bassilone
'11, Kyle Freeman '11 and Kristie Winther '11 curated the exhibit
• The exhibition of 18th-century-inspired works by Richmond-based artist Ruth Bolduan was arranged by MICA students to involve Bolduan's paintings in a dialogue with the objects in the Museum's collection. The paintings engage visually and thematically with the 250 year old Carroll family home. Bolduan's paintings incorporate lush color, exuberance, and whimsy in combination with 18th century clothing, motifs and patterning. Click here to read an Urbanite article about the students' project.

Allen Moore, 4x8baltimore vs. the world
On view July 10-Oct. 1 (closing reception on Oct. 1, 7-10 p.m.), Current Space, 421 N. Howard St.
MICA connection: Allen Moore (video faculty), Jenny Mullins '09 (Hoffberger School of Painting), Lotfy Nathan '09 (painting), Robbie Rackleff '09 (Mount Royal School of Art), Alex Roper '99 (graphic design), Erin Womack '09 (illustration) and Dustin Wong '05 (sculpture) are among the artists representing Baltimore
baltimore vs. the world is a collection of videos from participants located in Baltimore and around the world. The exhibition features a wide range of works including documentary, animation, home video, experimental, music videos, shorts and more. This is the first exhibition in Current Space's new location.

Regional shows

Forecast Is Fear
On view Oct. 8-Nov. 3 (reception on Oct. 14, 5-7 p.m.), Hodson Gallery, Tatem Arts Center at Hood College, 401 Rosemont Ave.
MICA connection: Ryan Browning '08 (Mount Royal School of Art) is one of two artists in the show, along with Stephanie Halpern

Smithsonian Craft2Wear Show
Happening Oct. 23-24, National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW
MICA connection: Shana Kroiz, one of the exhibitors, is MICA faculty
• This show and sale of jewelry and wearable art features 36 exhibitors previously juried into Smithsonian Craft Shows.

American Craft Week Conference
Happening Oct. 8-9, Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium, Smithsonian American Art Museum
MICA connection: Jewelry Center faculty members Shana Kroiz and Joyce J. Scott '70 (art education) participating at the conference
• Shana Kroiz and Joyce J. Scott will be participating in a conference presented by Craft in America, Craft Retailers and Artists for Tomorrow, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum in conjunction with American Craft Week, a national celebration of the crafts. The conference is free and open to the public. MICA students are encouraged to attend.

James Rieck: Wolf, 2010. Oil on canvas, 507 × 360WASHINGTON, D.C.
Mead Hall
On view Sept. 18-Oct. 30, Hamiltonian Gallery, 1353 U St. NW, Suite 101
MICA Connection: James Rieck '87 '03 (painting, Mount Royal School of Art)
James Rieck subtly explores classic myths and iconography in five paintings inspired from the medieval poem Beowulf as well as lectures by J.R.R. Tolkein.

Myths and Transformations
On view Sept. 20-Oct. 15, atrium of Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center, Montgomery College, 930 King St.
MICA Connection: Leslie Shellow '99 (general fine arts)
• In Myths and Transformations, artists will explore themes of change and transformation through a variety of mediums, including print, installation, and wax.

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.

Food - New Photographs by DBCollective
On view through Nov. 1 (reception Oct. 1, 7-10 p.m.), Garfield Artworks, 4931 Penn Ave.
MICA connection: Adam Golfer '08, Joe Leavenworth '07, TJ Proechel '08 and Daniel Shea '07 make up Dreamboats Collective (aka DBCollective)

Ecce Cor Meum
On view Sept. 23-Oct. 22 (reception on Oct. 22, 7-9 p.m.), Harlan Gallery, Seton Hill University, One Seton Hill Drive
MICA connection: Solo show of Constance Pierce '75 (Hoffberger School of Painting)
Ecce Cor Meum, or Behold My Heart, when translated from Latin, is a solo exhibition of works by Constance Pierce on loan from the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at St. Bonaventure University. Pierce's work provides a biblical narrative in a non-traditional mode.

On view  Oct. 20-Dec. 3, Allegra LaViola Gallery, 179 East Broadway
MICA connection: Ryan Browning '08 (Mount Royal School of Art)
• Oct. 20: Participating artists (the Doomslangers) will play a game of Dungeons and Dragons in the gallery, visitors are welcome to watch.
• Oct. 22: Opening reception, 6-9 p.m. A final battle, err, performance and opening ceremony will take place. Receive free 'heal' and 'mana' potions. Come in costume (as a D&D character or monster) and get a chance to make a physical attack on a terrible animatronic monster.
• Nov. 6: A panel discussion on Art and Games, 6 p.m.

Gaia, Sunset PortraitNEW YORK
On view Oct. 16-Nov. 5 (reception on Oct. 16, 7-10 p.m.), Brooklynite Gallery, 334 Malcolm X Blvd., Brooklyn
MICA connection: Interdisciplinary sculpture student Gaia '11
• Gaia will exhibit new pieces alongside artist duo Sten and Lex in this graphic collection of portraiture. Gaia recently won Best Street Art in the City Paper's Best of Baltimore issue and was featured on the cover of the October issue of Urbanite.

Jeff Koons: Made in Heaven Paintings
On view Oct. 6-Jan. 21, Luxembourg & Dayan, 64 E. 77th St.
MICA connection: Jeff Koons '76 (general fine arts)
• In conjunction with the 20th anniversary of the original Venice presentation of this landmark series, Made in Heaven, Luxembourg & Dayan will show nine major canvases and one glass sculpture from the artist's most renowned body of work.For more information, click here.

CUBA: My Revolution
On view Oct. 2-Dec. 12 (reception Oct. 2, 5-7 p.m.), Kentler International Drawing Space, 353 Van Brunt St., Red Hook/Brooklyn
MICA connection: Jose Villarrubia '83, chair of Illustration Department
CUBA: My Revolution celebrates the making of the graphic novel of the same name, showcasing drawings from several stages of the creative process. Jose Villarrubia served as the colorist for the project.

On view Oct. 1-8 (reception on Oct. 1, 7-10 p.m.), Metropolitan Green, 439 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn
MICA connection: Kate Cusack '01 (general fine arts), one of seven artists showing
Salon showcases the art-jewelry of seven artists in an inventible, temporary gallery in Williamsburg. The group exhibition, curated by Brooklyn-based art-jeweler Mia Hebib, is held at Metropolitan Green, a LEED certified building with a unique space dubbed an "inventible space."

Jason Bryant_I Live for that Look 2009_oil on canvas_60x40

Trilogy: Three Series of Paintings by Jason Bryant
On view Sept. 16-Nov. 12, Raandesk Gallery of Art, 16 W. 23rd St.
MICA connection: Solo show of Jason Bryant '04 (Mount Royal Scool of Art)

Trilogy is a continuation and further exploration of Bryant's fascination with film, skateboarding culture and the presentation of the self. The body of work showcases his signature photorealistic style through aggressive compositional cropping and the uniform editing out of a subject's eyes with highly technical refinement. 

Night Walk
On view Sept. 15-Oct. 24, Lesley Heller Workspace, 54 Orchard St.
MICA connection: Solo show of Judith Page, faculty member in general fine arts
Night Walk features wall-mounted, floor-based and free-hanging sculptures and difitally-debased and painted photographs.

Ain't I A Woman
On view July 15-Dec. 19, MoCADA (The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts), 80 Hanson Place, Brooklyn
MICA connection: Andrea Chung '08 (Mount Royal School of Art)
• This group exhibition offers contemporary artistic depictions of women of African descent, focusing specifically on their interiority. Andrea Chung will be featuring a video piece based on her Fulbright research in Mauritius. For more information and related programming dates, click here.

Usable Pasts
On view July 15-Oct. 24, Studio Museum, 144 W. 125th St.
MICA connection: Lauren Kelley '97 (general fine arts) and Valerie Piraino '04 (general fine arts) are two of the three artists in the show
• In this year's Artist-in-Residence exhibition, Mequitta Ahuja, Lauren Kelley and Valerie Piraino display diverse projects in a range of media, all visually addressing the construction of history and memory.

Chicago Artist Month - Gapers Block
On view through Nov. 1 (reception on Oct. 1, 6-10 p.m.), Chicago Arts District, 2003 S. Halsted St.
MICA Connection: Daniel Shea '07 (photography)
• This group show, organized by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, the Chicago Arts District and Gapers Block, features several Chicago-area artists, including two large-scale photographic prints from Daniel Shea.

Hell Hell Hell / Heaven Heaven Heaven: Sister Gertrude MorganNEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
Hell Hell Hell / Heaven Heaven Heaven: Encountering Sister Gertrude Morgan & Revelation
On view Oct. 2-Nov. 20 (reception on Oct. 2, 6-9 p.m.), Arthur Roger@434, 434 Julia St.
MICA connection: Solo show of Lesley Sill '80 (Mount Royal School of Art)
• Lesley Dill's exhibition is inspired by the life of the late Sister Gertrude Morgan, who, in addition to being noted for her folk art, was a preacher, artist, musician and poet who worked in New Orleans in the 1960s '70s, and '80s. Dill's large drawings and fiber works reflect aspects of Morgan's life as well as excerpts from the Book of Revelation. The entire space is designed as a progressive story vibrating between heaven and hell.

Looking Back: 1978-2003
On view Oct. 2-Oct. 30 (reception on Oct. 2, 6-9 p.m.), Julia Street, 432 Julia St.
MICA connection: Solo show of Willie Birch '73 (M.F.A. in Art Education)
• This exhibition of Willie Birch's work brings together a series of paintings and sculpture dating from 1978 to 2003 that focus on both the celebratory nature of the people of New Orleans as well as stories of their everyday life.

Pop-up Now! A Juried Exhibition of Movable Books
On view Sept. 22 to Oct. 30, 23 Sandy Gallery, 623 NE 23rd Ave. 
MICA Connection:
Show featuring the work of illustrator Philip Bel '09
• Bel's work will also be featured in a new book, Adventures in Letterpress. His graphic illustrations can be seen here.

Graphic Details: Confessional Comic by Jewish Women
On view Oct. 1-Jan. 30 (artist talk on Oct. 21), Cartoon Art Museum, 655 Mission St.
MICA connection: Former student Vanessa Davis, one of 18 artists in this exhibition
• The exhibit features the work of 18 female cartoonists who create candid visual memoirs of even the goriest details of their lives.

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

Photo caption: Regina Tumasella '99, Lisbon, acrylic on board, 2010.