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'Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye' Closes

Monday, Oct. 13 - Sunday, Nov. 16; Reception Thursday, Nov. 13, 5-7 p.m.

Posted 10.06.08 by MICA Media Relations


Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) painting faculty member Derrick Adams, curatorial director of Rush Arts Gallery & Resource Center in New York City, brings together MICA alumni and current students working in a variety of media for Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye. The monthlong show, which opens Monday, Oct. 13, is on view through Sunday, Nov. 16 in the galleries of The Gateway, MICA's brand new student life and residence center.

A reception takes place Thursday, Nov. 13, 5-7 p.m. At 7 p.m., Peabody Institute musicians, in collaboration with two MICA students and an artist from the exhibition, will perform in the adjacent BBOX.

"Critical discussions on race, religion, sexuality, and ownership mutate from the previously established standard formulas of 'representing' to the endless options for masquerade explored by today's contemporary artists of color," Adams says in his curator's statement. "Living with the many contradictions in the way we embrace and represent culture, these artists are free to interpret the past, giving us an ever changing and expanding perspective on our culture and ourselves."

Participating artists include Arvay Adams '95, Giselle Bailey '08, Miles Bumbray, '09, Amber Carroll '09, Andrea Chung '08, William Downs '01, '03, Rashawn Griffin '02, Claes Gabriel '99, Kenyatta Hinkle '09, Michelle Jean '07, Jules Joseph '07, Lauren Kelley '97, Malcolm Lomax '09, Crystal Marshall '08, Wayde McIntosh '08, Alexis Peskine '04, '05, Andy Robert '08, Marc Andre Robinson '02, Kellie Romany '08, Jamilah Abdul-Sabur '09, Jacolby Satterwhite '08, Shinique Amie Smith '92, '03, Stanley Squirewell '07, Tamara Suber '08, Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum '07, Didier William '07, and Tedra Wilson '06.

The Gateway galleries are located on the first floor of The Gateway,1601 Mount Royal Avenue.

MICA's galleries, which are free and open to the public, are open Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, noon-5 p.m.

For more information, call 410-225-2300.

Founded in 1826, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) is the oldest continuously degree-granting college of art and design in the nation. The College enrolls nearly 3,500 undergraduate, graduate and continuing studies students from 49 states and 52 countries in fine arts, design, electronic media, art education, liberal arts, and professional studies degree and non-credit programs. With art and design programs ranked in the top ten by U.S. News and World Report, MICA is pioneering interdisciplinary approaches to innovation, research, and community and social engagement. Alumni and programming reach around the globe, even as MICA remains a cultural cornerstone in the Baltimore/Washington region, hosting hundreds of exhibitions and events annually by students, faculty and other established artists.