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October Off-Campus Events & Exhibitions

MICA Students, Alumni and Faculty Featured in Events & Exhibitions

Posted 09.30.13 by MICA COMMUNICATIONS

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Artwork (detail) by Audre Marans

Throughout October, 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):

 

BALTIMORE AREA

 The The The The Hush
On view Thursday, October 3 through Saturday, October 26, Hodson Gallery, 
Hood College, 
401 Rosemont Ave
., Frederick, MD 21701
MICA CONNECTION: Laura Judkis '11 (painting) and faculty member Adam Farcus
Devastating incidents in society expose the impermanence of the constants people cling to for reassurance and stability, and engender a fear that is as ubiquitous as it is amorphous. The exhibition creates a personal and affective complexity, which gives definition, and thereby comfort to these ambient fears. Curated by Adam Farcus, The The The The Hush features sculptures, collages and installation by Bill Conger, Terence Hannum and Laura Judkis.

Image caption: Laura Judkis - Bound Ring (detail) (wood, paint, cotton rope, furniture tacks) 2013.

New Public Sites - Baltimore East Bike Tour
Saturday, October 5, 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m., The Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore
Tickets: Advance: $20 public, $15 members/Day-of: $25 public, $20 members
MICA CONNECTION: Graham Coreil-Allen '10 (Mount Royal)
Take a guided bicycle tour from Highlandtown to the Travel America Center and back, that will explore how the urban design of "invisible" public spaces affect our everyday experiences of eastern Baltimore. The tour will investigate the architectural dynamics and social conditions that make places such as the Eastern Avenue Underpass and the O'Donnell Street Interchange as mundane and confounding as they are fascinating and beautiful. A version of this tour was featured on the podcast 99% Invisible. All participants will receive a limited edition, signed 11″ x 17″ tour map.  

Image caption: Artist Graham Coreil-Allen leads a "New Public Sites" Tour

Zero Hero Yolo Solo
On view through October 8, Station North Chicken Box, 1 West North Ave, Baltimore
MICA CONNECTION: Dominic Terlizzi '08 (LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting)
Reception: October 5, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Artist Talk: September 19, 7:00 p.m.
ICA Baltimore presents Dominic Terlizzi's new series of paintings in his debut ICA exhibition. ZHYS features a common object alphabet that transforms minutia to grandeur. Cosmic mosaic architecture and hybrid image-weaving build object fields that question authorship, authenticity, labor, origin, architecture, ornamentation, and algorithmic systems. Color spectrums and tactile surface cohabitate retinal grounds simultaneously sobering and psychedelic. 
Image caption: Third Things, acrylic on canvas, 2012, 24" x 20"

Regional Juried Exhibition
On view through October 26, Maryland Art Place, 8 Market Place, Suite 100, Baltimore
MICA CONNECTION: Alumni George Belcher '13 (Mount Royal), Laura Judkis '11 (painting), Lynn Palewicz '99, '00 (general fine arts, Art Education), and Nick Clifford Simko '12 (art history theory & criticism) and current Hoffberger students Janet Olney and Jacob Rhoads
This exhibition will explore the contemporary, culture climate of Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania and was juried by Kristen Hileman, Curator of Contemporary Art and Department Head at the Baltimore Museum of Art.

Morris Louis Unveiled
On view through February 9, 2014, Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Dr., Baltimore
MICA CONNECTION: Morris Louis '32 (general fine arts)
The Baltimore Museum of Art's newly reopened Contemporary Wing is the setting for an exhibition of more than 25 works that illuminate seldom seen aspects of Baltimore-born painter Morris Louis's artistic practice. Morris Louis Unveiled was inspired by a gift of two bold, gestural paintings and a number of surprising drawings that came to the BMA last year from the estate of the artist's widow. These works reveal the artist's little-known exploration of Abstract Expressionism. In conjunction with the exhibition, the BMA will present important examples of works by Louis's influences, peers, and followers, including Helen Frankenthaler's majestic Madridscape (1959).
Image caption: Morris Louis, Untitled 5-76, 1956, The Baltimore Museum of Art: Gift of Marcella Brenner Revocable Trust, BMA 2011.184

Space Garden
On view through January 2014, Port Discovery Children's Museum, 35 Market Place, Baltimore
MICA CONNECTION: Jenna Boyles '12 (painting)
The Space Garden installation at Port Discovery is an accessible and interactive artwork created by Jenna Boyles. Visitors are encouraged to touch a colorful mural that features unexpected textural elements, including LED circuits that light up. Selected from a competitive call for entries, Space Garden is the first installation to be made possible through Port Discovery's Artway project.
Image caption: Space Fruit installation by Jenna Boyles '12 (painting)

WASHINGTON, D.C.

Scenes from Madrid
On view through October 6, Gala Hispanic Theatre Kreeger Artwalk Gallery, 3333 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20010
MICA CONNECTION: Ariel J. Klein '12 (painting)
In collaboration with Gala Hispanic Theatre painter Ariel J. Klein presents Scenes from Madrid, (Madrid Cotidiano) an exhibition that reflects the working class neighborhood where Klein lived in the Spanish capital. Klein paints dreamlike figures with elongated torsos in deep shades of green and purple, and ballerinas, soldiers and other regal images that recall the Spanish Baroque period. Other canvases reference portraits in the Prado, folklore traditions, and biblical scenes.
Image caption: Ariel Klein, Quijote, oil on canvas, 38 x 46 inches, 2011

Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa
On view through January 5, 2014, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, 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.

DELAWARE

Hassinger & Clark: Boxes, Combs, and Constellations
On view through December 8, Mechanical Hall Gallery, University of Delaware, 30 North College Ave., Newark, DE 19716
MICA CONNECTION: Rinehart School of Sculpture Program Director Maren Hassinger
Alchemy is an ancient art concerned with the transformation of physical substances, most notably the transmutation of baser materials into silver or gold. Boxes, Combs and Constellations highlights the visual alchemy of artists Maren Hassinger and Sonya Clark, whose creative agencies turn the ordinary into the extraordinary. Hassinger's primary material is the box, the ordinary commercial box, used as form and metaphor, structure and containment. Created from hundreds of elemental parts, suspended or faceted, Hassinger's Hanging Boxes and Changing Boxes (2012-2013) are playful and provocative, purposeful and precarious.

Image caption: Maren Hassinger, Hanging and Changing Boxes (installation detail), 2013

NEW YORK

Affordable Art Fair
Thursday, October 3 through Sunday, October 6, 11:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m., The Tunnel, 269 11th Ave., New York, NY
MICA CONNECTION: Recent Graduate Exhibition artists
The fall edition of the New York City Affordable Art Fair is a fun four-day event hosting over 50 galleries and a huge array of contemporary art. You'll find an inspiring and friendly atmosphere in which you can find thousands of original paintings, prints, sculptures and photographs all under one roof, ranging from $100-$10,000, with more than half priced under $5,000. The work of young, emerging artists hangs alongside some of the biggest household names, while our Recent Graduates Exhibition provides a chance to snap up work by a future art world star.

We'll Be Happier Tomorrow
On view through October 12, Porter Contemporary, 548 West 28th St., New York, NY 10001 
Opening Reception: September 12, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Artist Talk: September 14, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
MICA CONNECTION: Lori Larusso '05 (Mount Royal)
The idea of happiness being tied to external consequences is the hallmark of Lori Larusso's We'll Be Happier Tomorrow launching her first solo exhibition at Porter Contemporary. Through shaped acrylic panels Larusso embarks on the American Dream revealing symbolically and metaphorically the twist to having such an unrealistic outlook.

Image caption: Lori Larusso, Zebra Striped Zebra, acrylic on shaped panel, 36" x 30, 2013

NORTH CAROLINA

Paradise Garden Project
On view October 5, The Carrack Modern Art, 111 West Parrish St., Durham, NC 27701
Opening Reception: September 27, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
MICA CONNECTION: faculty member Lauren Adams
A multi-media installation created by artists with local roots and worldly aspirations inspired by living botanical elements and art that speaks to the bounty and beauty of the Earth.

OHIO

Cracked
On view through October 20, 1305 Gallery, 1305 Main St., Cincinnati, OH 45202
MICA CONNECTION: Lori Larusso '05 (Mount Royal)
These works reference the myriad of parts that make up any social construct, and the multitude of contributing factors to any situation. Larusso is interested in exploring the unavoidable contradictions which exist in personal (and collective) systems of belief, by pointing to the complexity of individual situations. These paintings reflect not only on personal experience, but also examine looming traditional and slowly-changing cultural expectations, along with the promise of something better.

Image caption: Lori Larusso, Your Heart on Love (Any Questions), acrylic on shaped panel 16" x 22", 2013

MASSACHUSETTS

Three Columns in a Notebook: paintings by Jim Condron 
On view through October 25, Harvard University: Three Columns Gallery, Mather House, 10 Cowperthwaite Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Closing Reception and Artist Talk: October 25, 2013
MICA CONNECTION: Jim Condron '04 (LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting)
Jim Condron's thickly painted abstractions in vibrant colors are set off by supports covered in fine silk, leather and repurposed animal fur. These materials complement the tactile quality of the work. The obvious shared feature of several new paintings by Condron is their relatively small size compared to other publicly displayed works by the Baltimore artist. Each of these works is about the size of a book cover. Working at this scale encourages playfulness and experimentation, and partly for this reason the paintings have the character of milestones on a journey.

Image caption: God, I'm sick of breaking stuff, oil on linen, 40x38 inches, 2013

FLORIDA

Call of the Wild
On view through October 4, The Player's Theatre, 838 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236
MICA CONNECTION: Audre Marans '69 (Art Education)
Audre Marans will have approximately 20 paintings on display at the Players Theatre in Sarasota during the month of September featuring the show Call of the Wild. Her work is a mix media style and the paintings will be in one of the 3 galleries. In addition, the theatre's featured performance for this exhibition will be Steel Magnolias.
Image caption: artwork (detail) by Audre Marans

CALIFORNIA

Home: Shelter and Habitat in Contemporary Art
On view through November 17, Bedford Gallery, 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek, CA, 94596
Opening reception: September 27, 6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
MICA CONNECTION: Lori Larusso '05 (Mount Royal)
Home investigates the role that home, habitat, and environment play in our modern lives. From traditional notions of the hearth, to mobile, alternative, and eco-conscious abodes, this exhibition will address the way our interpretation of habitat has shifted over the past century. This show features a national group of artists working in diverse mediums including painting, sculpture, video and photography. 

Image caption: Lori Larusso, Game, 2010, acrylic on shaped panel, 38" x 31"

James Torlakson, William Farley
On view through October 24, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Artist Gallery at Fort Mason, 2 Marina Blvd., Building A, San Francisco, CA 94123
Opening Reception: September 7, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
MICA CONNECTION: William Farley '69 (general fine arts)
For the upcoming exhibition, William Farley's photographs of his Fog at Night series, explores natural and man-made environments. These have a dimension of expectation to them, similar to the atmosphere surrounding a movie set, where some dramatic human behavior has just taken place or is about to begin. He photographs urban and rural landscapes absent of their inhabitants, where the elementals seem visible and available to be recorded. In addition, James Torlakson will show several five oil paintings, including Halloween, a recent large work depicting his children trick-or-treating.

Image caption: William Farley, Silent Light (detail), photograph from Fog at Night series, 2013

TREE
On view through January 12, 2014, Long Beach Museum of Art, 2300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach
MICA CONNECTION: Jim Condron '04 (LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting)
TREE includes selections from around the world that illustrate the increasing significance of trees in today's world. This exhibit includes paintings, works on paper, and wood from the Museum's permanent collection that shows artists' depictions of trees to convey moods, set a scene for a narrative, or symbolize ideas such as strength, stability, and shelter.

WASHINGTON

Accretion
On view through October 3, Seattle Art Museum Gallery, 1120 Third Ave., Seattle, WA 98701
MICA CONNECTION: Erik Geschke '01 (Rinehart School of Sculpture)
Accretion ponders issues surrounding classicism, function and solidity. Depicting a display plinth that has been stripped of its function, this piece considers the fallibility of certainty.

INTERNATIONAL

White Light/White Heat and Personal Structure: Time, Space, ExistenceChul Hyun  Ahn, Mirror Drawing #17, 2013, Unique, plywood, LED lights,    hardware, mirrors, 60 x 42 x 3.625 inches
On view through November 24, 55th International Venice Art Biennale
MICA CONNECTION: Joyce J. Scott '70 and Chul Hyun Ahn '02 (Mount Royal)
Scott's White Light/White Heat exhibition will be exhibited at the Palazzo Cavalli - Franchetti / Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti (Venetian Institute of Sciences, Letters and Arts), while Chul Hyun Ahn's exhibition Personal Structure: Time, Space, Existence will be exhibited at the Palazzo Bembo.

Image caption: Chul Hyun Ahn, Mirror Drawing #17, 2013, Unique, plywood, LED lights, hardware, mirrors, 60 x 42 x 3.625 inches.

 

Top image caption: Artwork (detail) by Audre Marans