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September Off-Campus Events, Exhibitions Feature MICA Community

Students, Faculty, Staff and Alumni Exhibit Their Work in September


Lynn Silverman, Lookout #71, silver gelatin print, 24" x 20", 2007.

Members of the MICA community have their work showcased in exhibitions off-campus in September 2011. Here are highlights (check back frequently as this will be continuously updated):









On view August 27 - September 10, Subbasement Artist Studios, 118 North Howard St.; Artist's receiption Saturday, September 3, 7-9 p.m.
MICA connections: Jackie Cadiente '13 (interdisciplinary sculpture), Yumi Hogan'08 (painting), Minku Kim '12 (painting), Jessica Marx '12 (photography), Nick Clifford Simko '12 (art history), Marcella Volini '12 (general fine arts), Austin Voll '12 (interdisciplinary sculpture), Theo Willis '12 (painting)
• Chrysalis offers a glimpse into the minds of some of the most promising young artists today. Unencumbered by an established trajectory or a singular method of working, these artists offer some of the freshest perspectives on the direction of contemporary art.

On view July 9 - October 21, Current Space, 421 N Howard St.   
Artist's reception Saturday, July 9 7-11pm
MICA Connetctions: Jake Adams '12 , Colin Benjamin '09 (MFA Mount Royal), Jordan Bernier '05/'06 (BFA General Fine Arts/MAT Art Education), John Bohl '05 (BFA Painting), Hannah Brancato '08 (BFA Fiber/MA & MFA in Communtiy Arts), 
•Current Space will be transformed into a fully functional mini-supermarket, complete with aisles, window displays, shopping baskets, and cash registers in an attempt to explore the exchange of artists' labor for profit in a familiar, everyday setting.

Raw Raven's Journey To Black Earth To Purify Himself In Ash  
On view August 19 - September 11,  Current Space, 421 N Howard St.  
Artist's reception Friday, August 19 7-10pm  

Sketches, Studies & Scribble

On view through September  4, Jordan Faye Contemporary, 1401 Light St.
MICA connections: Lori Larusso '05 (Mt. Royal), Kate MacKinnon '03 (Mt. Royal), Melissa Matsuki Lillie '96 (general sculptural studies), Jordan Faye Block '05 (Mt. Royal), Suze Raeg '12 (painting)

Condron Opening at CND
On view September 6 - October 14, College of Notre Dame, 4701 North Charles St.
Artist reception: Saturday, September 10 4-6pm
Gallery Talk: Wednesday, October 5 12-1pm
MICA connections: Jim Condron '04 (MFA Hoffberger)

Lynn Silvermann Solo Show (pictured)
On view September 8 - November 5, Goya Contemporary, 300 Chestnut Ave.
MICA connection: Photography faculty member Lynn Silverman.

Raices and Influencias (Roots and Influences)
On view September 12 - October 13, Loyola University Maryland, 4501 N Charles St.
Artist talk/ reception: Thursday, September 15, 5-7pm
MICA connection: Tom Hyatt (Vice-President for Technology)

Hard Workin' Pilgrims: Lumbee Indians in Baltimore City Industry (pictured)
On view September 19 - December 31, Baltimore Museum of Industry, 1415 Key Highway
MICA connection: Curated by Ashley minner ''05 '07 '11 (B.F.A., M.A. in Community Arts, M.F.A. in Community Arts)
• Hard Workin' Pilgrims: Lumbee Indians in Baltimore City Industry explores the Lumbee Indians migration to Baltimore City. They came, like many others seeking employment in local industries with the hopes to improve their quality of life. Thousands of Lumbee Indians settled in southeastern Baltimore concentrating in a 64-block area from Broadway to Patterson Park, many worked in drywall, sheetrock, and other construction trades, while other Lumbee Indians worked in factories, sewing plants or were self-employed.

Mothership Connection
On view September 23 - October 29, Subbasement Artist Studios, 118 N. Howard St.
Opening Reception: September 24, 7-9pm
MICA connections: Artists Lauren Boilini '08 and Bobby English '11, coordinated by Jennifer Tam '12
• Subbasement Artist Studios is proud to present Mothership Connection, a two-person exhibition featuring the artwork of Lauren Boilini and Bobby English. These artists explore themes of creation and destruction - two intricately linked processes that conjure and return all living things to and from the great unknown. Mothership Connection is a satellite exhibition of the Baker Artist Awards and the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance. It will feature a never-before-seen collaborative, site-specific piece between Boilini and English. Two performance pieces by English will be underway throughout the opening reception on Saturday, September 24, 2011.

Material Girls: Contemporary Black Women Artists
On view through October 16, Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 E. Pratt St.
MICA connection: Chakaia Booker (acting director of Rinhart School of Sculpture),Maren Hassinger (director of Rinehart, on sabbatical), and Joyce J. Scott '70
• Material Girls celebrates accomplished women artists whose sculptures, installations and mixed-media assemblages incorporate both traditional and unexpected art-making materials. Using hair, beads, tissue paper, rubber tires, plastic and other materials, the artists craft provocative forms and intricate surfaces that play on unique cultural meanings, personal memories and social agendas.

Feats of Monumentaility
On view through January 20, 2012, Baltimore Washington International Thursgood Marshall Airport (BWI), International Terminal, Concourse E. Artist's reception: Thursday, September 1, 4:30- 6 pm
MICA connections: Evan Boggess '11 (Hoffberger), Jeffrey Kent '10 (Hoffberger), Linling Lu '11 (Hoffberger), Steven Pearson '97 (Hoffberger), Jennifer Tam '12 (painting)
• Feats of Monumentality, on the upper level of the BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport International Terminal, features large-scale abstract paintings by Baltimore-based artists who are emerging onto the forefront of contemporary painting. These artworks embody the colorful, playful, fearless aesthetic that is characteristic of Subbasement Artist Studios, and are innovative in their use of material, form, and technique. Although the practice of painting is thousands of years old, these four artists demonstrate that there are still frontiers of painting that have yet to be explored.

Lift Him Up
On view through November 30, Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 E. Pratt Street
MICA connection: Leah J. Taylor '92 (general fine arts)
• In this installation, 27 framed collages featuring high-spirited choir and congregation scenes are arranged to give viewers the feeling of being inside a large gothic cathedral. The exhibition will also include pen and ink study drawings for the large wall installation.


Inferences and: Paintings by Michael Weiss
On view September 27 - October 14, McDaniel College, 2 College Hill
Opening reception: September 27, 7-9pm
MICA connection: Michael Weiss '96 ( Mt. Royal/ Associate Dean of Fine Arts)


American Landscapes
On view through September 10, Maryland Federation of Art's Circle Gallery, 18 State Circle
MICA connection: Jeanean Martin '80 (painting)

Songs of the Wind
On view through September 11, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase Street
MICA connection: Yumi Hogan '08 (painting)


On view through September 8, Green Spring Station, 10479 Falls Road
MICA connection: Helen Glazer '76 (Mt. Royal)


Lasting Legacy: Photography and the Civil War
On view September 16, 8:30am-4pm, Evangelical Luthern Church, 35 East Church St.
MICA Connections: Photography faculty member Shannon Thomas Perich is a speaker at this symposium.
• Sometimes things aren't always what they seem. This session will illustrate how our perception of an event or place is altered or affected by the rendering of images in any medium. The manner in which images, specifically photographs, are presented conveys the artist's vision or interpretation in order to convey the message as seen by the artist or to influence and direct viewers beliefs and understanding of the subject matter. How the acceptance and perception of manipulated images and creative editing has changed over time as "news" has become more immediately accessible to the public will be discussed. The talk will utilize Civil War photos by Matthew Brady and Timothy O'Sullivan for discussion and later 19th century images to show a common, but generally unnoticed, thread.


New. (Now.)
On view August 13 - September 10, opening reception August 13, 7-9 p.m.Hamiltonian Gallery, 1353 U. Street NW
MICA connections: Nora Howell '11 (MFA in Community Arts), Jenny Mullins '09 (Hoffberger School of Painting), Joshua Wade Smith ' 08 (Mt. Royal)
• As Hamiltonian Gallery concludes its third year of outstanding artist-centric programming, Hamiltonian Artists has named five new, distinguished Hamiltonian Fellows for 2011 to join their five existing Fellows. The new members, including Nora Howell, Sarah Knobel, Matthew Mann, Jenny Mullins and Joshua Wade Smith, will have their work on display at this exhibition.

On view 
July 30 - September 30, Flashpoint, 916 G St NW
MICA connection: Nicole Herbert '10 (M.F.A in Studio Art) 
• Nicole Herbert's Trace is an intervention into the forgotten spaces of Flashpoint. Herbert's site-specific works will take place throughout the entire Flashpoint incubator space, reminding the viewer of overlooked areas and subtle architectural features. Herbert will use drawing, three-dimensional sculptural forms and found objects to activate the hallways, stairwells and offices at Flashpoint.

The Fancy of Babes
On view September 10 - October 22, Conner Contemporary Art, 1358 Florida Ave. NE
MICA connection: Katie Miller '07 (MFA Hoffberger)

(e)merge Art Fair
On view September 23 - 25
Opening preview Thursday, September 22 7-9pm.,Capitol Skyline Hotel, 10 "I" Street, SW,Washington D.C (Call 202-488-7500 and ask for reservations or email reservations@capitolskyline.com Use code:AFAIR),
Mandarin Oriental, 1330 Maryland Avenue SW (for reservations, call 202-787-6140 or visit https://resweb.passkey.com/go/37b84c7e Use code: (e)merge Art Fair)
Additional information: info@emergeartfair.com OR press@emergeartfair.com
•(e)merge advances a new fair model featuring over 75 exhibitors in two platforms: The Gallery Platform is comprised of national and international galleries and non-profit exhibition spaces that support and exhibit emerging art; The Artist Platform features a vetted selection of works by artists that are not yet represented. Each section will feature new works in performance, installation, painting, sculpture video and other new media.


Planning Process: Drawings and Finished Works
On view through September 25, Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd.
MICA connections: Andrew Wodzianski '02 (Hoffberger), Magnolia Laurie '07 (Mt. Royal) and Jessie Lehson '02, ‘08 (General Fine Arts, Rinehart)
• Juror Helen Allen, co-director of (e)merge art fair, opening this September, selected 12 artists from across the mid-Atlantic region who were willing to reveal the ways they think and problem-solve in the studio.


Perception/Deception: Illusion in Contemporary Art
On view through September 25, Delaware Museum of Art, 2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, DE
MICA connection: Chul-Hyun Ahn '02 (Mount Royal)
•This four person exhibition explores a recent trend that questions the sense of signt and our perceptions of the world around us. Through the use of shadow play, lights, mirrors, and complex mathematical equations, artists create paintings and sculptures that underscore the tension between appearance and reality. These visually-engaging works of art move past earlier traditions of realism such as trompe l'oeil painting, Photorealism, and hyper-realistic sculpture and challenge the idiom, "seeing is believing."


A Portrait Apart
On view through September 10, Porter Contemporary, 548 West 28th St.
MICA connection: Jason Bryant '04 (Mount Royal)
•A Portrait Apart combines the works of artists which span six countries and seven U.S. states, giving a diverse overview of what portraiture means today through paintings, photographs, watercolors and mixed media. Each artist, although around the globe from one another, is only a portrait apart. While portraiture in general is deeply rooted in tradition and often considered a conservative art form, artists today are not confining themselves to these limitations. Portraiture is taking on an idea or concept of something, perhaps not even a person, and manifesting that idea in a more abstract fashion.

Rolling Stone and the Art of the Record Review
On view September 1 - October 22 The Society of Illustrators 128 East 63rd Street (between Park and Lexington Avenues)
Opening reception September 9, 
MICA connection: Warren Linn (Foundation & Illustration faculty)
•The exhibition features works commissioned for Rolling Stone Magazine's Record Review column.Each month from the 1970's onward, Rolling Stone called upon an artist to create a piece of artwork to accompany its lead record review.These artists, spanning four decades help highlight the history of the music industry.

On view September 17 - October 8, 19 Clinton St, Plattsburgh NY
Opening reception September 17th 6pm
MICA connection: Bobby English '11 , Megan Mckee '11 (BFA General Fine Arts) , Jessica Schimpf '10 (BFA Interdisciplinary Sculpture)
•Impermanent forms showcased in this nationally juried exhibition
embody an indefinite state of transformation. Sculptures, paintings,
drawings and photographs from artists found throughout the east coast
depict a variety of transient themes found in the natural world.


 At the Edge: Art of the Fantastic
On view through September 9, The Allentown Art Museum, 31 N. Fifth Street
MICA connection: Jeremy Caniglia '95 (Hoffberger School of Painting)
• The show is curated by Patrick and Jeannie Wilshire, directors of the Association of Fantastic Art. Caniglia's work will be featured with over 175 paintings covering the period from 1860 to the present.


On view through October 9, Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College, 1000 Hold Ave
MICA connection: E. Brady Robinson '93 (Photography)
• In Transfer, Robinson combines mobile image capture with the concept of the psychogeographic drift. Psychogeography is "the study of precise laws and specific effects of geographic environments, consciously organized or not, on the emotions and behavior of individuals" coined by French Theorist Guy Debord. The installation is a mapping of geography encountered at home and abroad. The artist's exploration of the formal qualities of the snapshot is met with rigorous editing and purposeful sequencing culled from over 1,000's of images. The exhibition is a deliberate re-contextualization of sequential shots and describes a territory where the social/cultural landscape, personal experience and pure aesthetics meet. This presentation of thirty photographic images is dynamic and site-specific, designed by the artist herself.


Interconnected: The Sculptures of Yvonne Domenge
On view through October 2012, Millennium Park, N. Michigan Ave. & E. Randolph Street, Chicago, IL
MICA connection: Curated by Lucas Cowan '03 (Fiber)
• Chicago's Millennium Park will come alive this season with four large-scale sculptures by the acclaimed Mexican artist Yvonne Domenge gracing the Park's Boeing Galleries from April 6, 2011 through October 2012. Framing the dramatic art and architecture of the Park, Interconnected: The Sculptures of Yvonne Domenge will enhance one of Chicago's most popular public spaces-Millennium Park. Admission to the Park and the exhibition is free.

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


Chapbook Release Party
September 22 9-7pm,
Mullberry& Lime, 216 North Limestone St. Reading at 7:30pm


Fractal Art
On view through October 10, Portland International Airport, Concourse B
MICA connection: Sara McCormick '05
•This artist uniquely creates digital art through the use of mathematical formulas to imitate prototypes that can be seen in nature such as leaves and snowflakes.
For more information visit, portofportland.com

HOUSE AT 100: Arts Festival and GalaSAN FRANCISCO, CA

House at 100: Arts Festival and Gala
On view September 24 - November 26Meridian Center for the Arts
MICA connection: Alexis Iammarino
•A dance performance by Choreographer in Residence Alexis Iammarino entitled "Choreography as Community Engagement" will be developed directly with current Meridian Interns and Tread the Tendernob, a performed walking tour with performance artist Amy Lewis through the neighborhood north and south of Meridian Gallery.


Cheongju International Craft Biennale
September 21 - October 30, Old KT&G Tobacco Processing Plant
MICA Connection: Faculty member Annet Couwenberg
• Annet Couwenberg has been invited to show nine pieces at the first art factory Biennale in Korea.

GICBiennale 2011
September 24 - November 22, Yeoju World Ceramic Livingware Gallery
MICA Connection: Ceramics Chair, David S. East
• Ceramics Chair and faculty member, David S. East has been invited to exhibit his work in the prestigious international exhibition, GICBiennale 2011, that is part of the World Ceramic Biennale Korea. Chosen by an international committee, this exhibition features work from ceramics artists from all over the world. This recognition is a testament to the importance of David's work, his position in the field, and speaks to the national and international recognition of the Ceramics Department faculty and program.

Image Captions: (top to bottom) Lynn Silverman, Lookout #71, silver gelatin print, 24" x 20", 2007; "Hal Hunt," former Foreman, Baltimore City Forestry Division; Flyer from House at 100: Arts Festival and Gala.