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September Brings Off-Campus Events & Exhibitions Featuring MICA Community

MICA students, faculty, staff and alumni are keeping busy with events and exhibitions across the nation and world

Posted 06.01.12 by MICA COMMUNICATIONS

Jason Bryant '04 (Mount Royal), "A CRACK IN HIS FAUX FINISH," oil on canvas, 2012.

Members of the MICA community have work showcased in exhibitions throughout the United States and the world in September 2012. Here are some of the highlights (check back frequently as this will be continuously updated):


Thirteen Girls Readings
September 1, 7 p.m., Atomic Books, 3620 Falls Rd.
September 29, 4 p.m., New Mercury Reading Series at the Baltimore Book Festival, City Lit Stage, Monument Circle
October 20, 5 p.m., 510 Readings at Minas Gallery and Boutique, 815 W. 36th St.
Faculty member Mikita Brottman will read from and sign copies of her new book, Thirteen Girls. 

Baker Artist Awards 2012
On view September 5 through October 7, The Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Dr.
Reception: September 7, 6:30 - 10 p.m.
MICA CONNECTION: Associate Dean of Design & Media Alexander Heilner
The Baltimore Museum of Art celebrates the Baker Artist Awards with a multi-disciplinary exhibition showcasing the winners of the prestigious $25,000 Mary Sawyers Baker Prize, including photographer Alexander Heilner.

Caryn Martin: The Nature of Things
On view September 16 through October 21, Towson Unitarian Universalist Church, 1710 Dulaney Valley Rd., Lutherville
Artist Talk and Reception: September 16, 1:30-4 p.m.
MICA CONNECTION: Caryn Martin '06 (M.A. in Teaching)

On view September 21 through October 26, 2012 at Urbanite@Case[werks] (in partnership with D center Baltimore)
Reception: September 21, 6-8 p.m.
MICA CONNECTION: Shana Goetsch '11 '12 (M.A./M.F.A. in Community Arts)

On view September 8 through October 27, The Windup Space, 12 West North Ave.
MICA CONNECTIONS: Faculty members Nolen Strals '01 (general fine arts) and Bruce Willen '02 (graphic design), along with printmaking studio manager Kyle Van Horn '03 (painting), Kim Bentley '08 (Graphic Design), and faculty member Mary Mashburn and the Globe Collection
is a new solo exhibition by Nolen Strals and Bruce Willen of Post Typography featuring prints and objects inspired by the War of 1812. Post Typography produced the serigraphs with printers Kim Bentley and Kyle Van Horn at their artist-run printing space, Baltimore Print Studios. A set of four letterpress prints were printed by Post Typography with Mary Mashburn of the Globe Poster Collection at MICA using the same antique wood type used for decades by Globe to print their legendary concert posters.

Bike Show
On view September 13 through October 27, Maryland Art Place, 8 Market Place, Suite 100
Reception: September 13, 6-8 p.m.
MICA CONNECTIONS: Faith Layla Bocian '12 (photography), Eric Dyer '04 (Mount Royal School of Art) and Joshua Wade Smith '08 (Mount Royal)
Co-hosted by Bike Maryland, the exhibition's intention is centered on the relationship between people and their bicycles.

Joyce J. Scott: On Kilter
On view September 12 through November 10, Goya Contemporary, 3000 Chestnut Ave.
Reception: September 12, 6-8 p.m.
MICA CONNECTION: Joyce J. Scott '70 

First Impressions, Sol Print Studios
On view through November 30, Stevenson University, St. Paul Companies Pavillion, Stevenson, MD
Reception: October 11, 6-8 p.m.
Art Talk: November 13, 4 p.m.
MICA CONNECTION: Faculty member Katherin Kavanaugh


Unquiet Kingdom
On view September 14 through October 26, Honfleur Gallery, 1241 GooD Hope Rd. SE, Washington, DC
MICA CONNECTION: Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann '09 (Rinehart)

Inside Outside
On view through September 28The Gallery at Vivid Solutions, 2208 Martin Luther King Ave., SE, Washington, DC
MICA CONNECTION: Faculty member Gabriella Bulisova '02 '05 (photography, Photo & Digital imaging)

flux: water and sound
On view September 5 through October 10, visarts' Gibbs Street Gallery, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville, MD
Reception: September 15, 7-9 p.m.
MICA CONNECTION: Faculty member Katherin Kavanaugh
This installation uses the fluid and mutable properties of both water and sound to create a daily, live interaction in the Gibbs Street Gallery. Flowing water will circulate through the space producing an active visual and aural experience. On September 15, composer David Smooke, with additional musicians, will interject another level of activity into the space as they stand in pools of water to create a spontaneous performance of water sounds.

Adejoke Tugbiyele, Proof, Palm stems, copper, brass and steel wire, 2012.Agendas: Concepts and Thematics in Sculpture's Expanded Field - Community Engagement
On view September 10 through November 17, Brentwood Arts Exchange, 6600 Kenilworth Avenue, Riverdale, MD
MICA CONNECTION: Adejoke Tugbiyele '13 (Rhinehart School of Sculpture)
Teresia Bush will jury this exhibition by members of Washington Sculptors Group.

Image caption: Adejoke Tugbiyele, Proof, Palm stems, copper, brass and steel wire, 2012.


On view September 15 through November 11, Rawls Museum, 22376 Linden St., Courtland, VA
MICA CONNECTION:  Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann '09 (Rinehart)


Graphic Design-Now in Production
On view through September 3, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Governors Island, New York City
MICA CONNECTION: M.F.A. in Graphic Design Director Ellen Lupton
Co-organized by Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum and the Walker Art Center, Graphic Design—Now in Production explores some of most vibrant sectors and genres of graphic design today.

ArtFull Living Designer Showcase
On view through September 8 at Glassbury Court, Albany Post Rd. (Route 9), Cold Spring, NY 10516
MICA CONNECTION: Alumni council member Imogene Drummond '83 (Mount Royal)

Awakening Asylum
On view through October 13, Randall's Island
MICA CONNECTION: Sean Wrenn '08 (Mount Royal)
Sean Wrenn's Awakening Asylum is designed around formal elements and conceptual themes emerging from the General Slocum Steamship disaster (June 15, 1904) and the history of Randall's Island as a place of "Asylum" for inebriates, idiots and insane urban residents. The location of the sculpture will commemorate the ship's Hell Gate waterway passage where it is thought that the steamship fire likely began. Due to faulty unregulated flotation devices and poor crew response times (for beaching quickly on Wards Island's Sunken Meadow), over 1,000 people perished in the Northern East River on their way to a Lutheran picnic excursion on the sound in Queens.

Jason Bryant '04 (Mount Royal), A CRACK IN HIS FAUX FINISH, oil on canvas, 2012.Smoke and Mirrors
On view September 6 through October 20, porter/contemporary, 548 W. 28th Street, NYC
MICA CONNECTION: Jason Bryant '04 (Mount Royal)
Bryant will explore loneliness, vulnerability and frailty through photo-realistically rendered film stills coupled with either Bryant's signature skateboard graphics or his pixelated characters. 

Image Caption: Jason Bryant '04 (Mount Royal), A CRACK IN HIS FAUX FINISH, oil on canvas, 2012.

Magnolia Laurie, we can all adjust to inhabiting the accident, 2012, oil on panel, 18 x 18 inWhat Could Hold Us Together
On view September 5 through October 21, Frosch & Portmann, 53 Stanton Street, NYC
Reception: September 5, 6-8 p.m.
MICA CONNECTION: Magnolia Laurie '07 (Mount Royal School of Art)
In her show, Magnolia Laurie poses the question of what could hold us back from the brink of falling apart, as mounting political, social, and economic calamities perpetually threaten. The paintings and sculpture may be seen not only as a question to a hopeless answer, but also as a resilient statement of hope and assurance of what will persist, endure, and maintain. The title of the exhibition comes from a line in Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse. The artist has been recently rereading the novel along with Herman Melville's Moby-Dick and John Steinbeck's America and Americans. These narratives of precarious transition with wandering narrators inform the visual language and psychology of the environments in the artist's work.

Image Caption: Magnolia Laurie '07 (Mount Royal), we can all adjust to inhabiting the accident, oil on panel, 2012.

In & Out of Town
On view September 20 through November 4, Locust Grove: The Samuel Morse Historic Site, 2683 South Rd., Poughkeepsie
Reception: September 27, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
MICA CONNECTION: Bruce Bundock '74 (general fine arts)


On view through October 21, Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield
MICA CONNECTION: Liz Whitney Quisgard '49 '66 (general fine arts, Rinehart)
Kaleidoscope, an exhibition of works by New York City-based artist Liz Whitney Quisgard, will be on view in the Ellen Crane Memorial Room at Bershire Museum. Reminiscent of Byzantine mosaics, the paintings and fiber wall hangings utilize an exuberant palette displayed in a mesmerizing array of geometric patterns.


Julie Jankowski '03 (Mount Royal), Myan Mindbender, oil on canvas.Lois Dodd: My students
On view through September 16, The Firehouse Center for the Falcon Foundation, Damariscotta
MICA CONNECTION: Julie Jankowski '03 (Mount Royal)
Curated by painters Lois Dodd and David Dewey, Lois Dodd: My Students is a tribute exhibition honoring the teaching and mentorship of Dodd. Julie Jankowski's work, Myan Mindbender, will be part of the exhibition, which features artists from across the country.

Image caption: Julie Jankowski, Myan Mindbender, oil on canvas.


Unlived Histories
On view through October 28 at the Flanders Gallery, 302 S. West St., Raleigh 
MICA CONNECTION: Faculty member Lauren Adams 

Home Work: Domestic Narrative in Contemporary Art
On view through November 3 at the Green Hill Center for Art, 200 N Davie St., Greensboro
MICA CONNECTION: Faculty member Lauren Adams 


Made in L.A.
On view through September 2, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles
MICA CONNECTION: Kenyatta A. C. Hinkle  '09 (painting)
The first Los Angeles biennial, Made in L.A. 2012, will feature works by 60 artists from the L.A. region, with an emphasis on emerging and under-recognized artists, and will debut new installations, videos, films, sculptures, performances and paintings produced for the biennial.


Six Pack: Working Abs
On view September 4 through October 5, Illges Gallery, Corn Center for the Visual Arts, Columbus State University, Corner of Front Ave. and Dillingham St., Columbus
MICA CONNECTION: Faculty member Frances Barth
Six Pack: Working Abs combine six artists who utilize nature, technology, and psychology in works that combine digital and conventional media and play with spatial reconfigurations. The artists in the exhibition exercise the themes of abstraction to revive the nonobjective aesthetic as a way to explore our contemporary world. Linda Norden, an independent curator and writer sees the renewed interest in abstraction as one of the concurrent impulses.


On view through November 4 at the Museo D'Arte Contemporanea Roma, Piazza Orazio Giustiniani, 4 00153 Rome
MICA CONNECTION: Chul Hyun Ahn '02 (Mount Royal)
Chul Hyun Ahn will exhibit as part of a select list of the world's finest artists working in light, including Dan Flavin, Lucio Fontana, Francois Morellet, Bruce Nauman and Ivan Navarro, in the upcoming Neon exhibition at the Museo D'Art Contemporanea Roma (MACRO) in Rome, Italy.

Spontaneous Interventions: Design Actions for the Common Good
On view through November 25, 13th International Venice Architecture Biennale
MICA CONNECTION: Graham Coreil-Allen '10 (Mount Royal)
Situated within disparate zones of overlap, contradiction, ambiguity and interstice, the ongoing New Public Sites project consists of playful walking tours, radical maps and poetic typology that investigate the ways in which invisible sites and overlooked features exist within our everyday environment. The New Public Sites walking tours will be included in Spontaneous Interventions: Design Actions for the Common Good, the official U.S. presentation at the 13th International Venice Architecture Biennale. Organized by commissioner and curator Cathy Lang Ho of the Institute for Urban Design, with Ned Cramer and David van der Leer, the exhibition features an array of direct action strategies for improving the urban public realm, represented through a system of interactive hanging banners and pedestrian installations.

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


Top Image Caption: Jason Bryant '04 (Mount Royal), A CRACK IN HIS FAUX FINISH, oil on canvas, 2012.