Beginning next month, the Maryland Art Place will host the exhibition Oasis Places, featuring the work of five artists, including collaborative work by Nicole King, American Studies, and Stephen Bradley, Visual Arts.
Bradley states that the collaborative, inter-media art piece consists of multiple parts including Place Immersion which, ”reframes an industrialized community in Baltimore City called Greater Baybrook by homaging the lost neighborhood and it’s remnants of material culture, including photographic travel archives and field recordings of voices, stories and sounds of the existing place.” The writings of Nicole King are meant to “punctuate the transitional spirit of the [Baybrook] community so similar to other industrialized places in the world.” The result is a hybrid and comprehensive website, MappingBaybrook.org, that makes its debut on the evening of the opening.
Oasis Places opens Thursday, May 9 from 6-9 pm, with a panel discussion from 6-7 pm. The exhibition continues through Saturday, June 22
This work is the culmination of a project which began with the help of a 2010 summer fellowship granted by the Imaging Resource Center. Since then, King and Bradley have continued to work in Baltimore’s Brooklyn-Curtis Bay neighborhoods.
Carlyn Thomas installing exhibition
Carlyn Thomas ’13, visual arts, is curating an art exhibition as part of her senior thesis project, and will install the show, Out of Mind, in Gallery 788. She is the first art history & museum studies student to independently curate an exhibition. Out of Mind, features artwork by eight contemporary artists who explore various states of mental distress including depression, self-harm, phobias and bi-polar disorder. Out of Mind will be on display at Gallery 788, located in downtown Baltimore, from May 2-11.
Thomas states that, “the artists featured in Out of Mind share a deep-seated desire to bring public awareness to the subject of human neuroses. Examining ways of coping with these ever-present difficulties these artists aim to strike chords of recognition in viewers about what it is to be human. The artists are rebelling against the fact that for too long these neuroses have been repressed and feared because of the archaic stigmas assigned to them. The works in the show make the point that these neuroses and personal instabilities are everyday realities that are within us all.”
An opening reception at 788, in which Thomas will give a curatorial talk about her thesis, will take place Thursday, May 2 from 7 pm until 11 pm. Gallery 788 is open Thursday and Friday, 3 pm to 7 pm, and on Saturday, Noon to 6 pm.
Untitled (Iceberg 2), photography and digital montage, 2009, Calla Thompson
A group exhibition at Goucher College’s Silber Gallery, Hydroflow, is displaying the work of ten artists including UMBC visual arts faculty, Eric Dyer, Lisa Moren and Calla Thompson.
Hydroflow, centered upon works “that explore the multifaceted aspects of water,” opened April 9 and continues through May 19. A free artists’ reception will take place in the Silber, Friday, May 10 from 6 to 9 pm.
Learn more about Dyer, Moren and Thompsons’ works in the exhibition, at Goucher College’s community news publication In The Loop.
This month, the WAMU segment Art Beat with Lauren Landau, a daily update of arts and culture events in the D.C. area, highlighted the exhibition currently running in the Library Gallery, A New Context: Photographs from the Baltimore Sun Revisited.
Listen at WAMU’s website.
A New Context is on display through Friday, May 31.
The exhibition currently in the Library Gallery, A New Context: Photographs from the Baltimore Sun Revisited, was featured in a City Paper article today. The favorable review of show, curated from UMBC’s Baltimore Sun Archives, was written by Joe MacLeod.
In the piece, MacLeod explores the exhibition’s ability to highlight a transformation in the responsibility of photography in the news, and comments on how biases of the time, revealed in the edited photographs, influenced reporting. He says of the blatantly prejudiced cropping and its effect on the picture as a whole, ”[c]ontext is all, and history changes context and what we decide an image means.”
Read “Fit to Print” at City Paper‘s website.
A New Context continues through Friday, May 31.
The Symposium on Print Media, Photography and Art takes place this Tuesday, April 23 at 6:00 p.m. in the Albin O. Kuhn Library and Gallery.
In connection with the exhibition, A New Context: Photographs from the Baltimore Sun Revisited, this panel discussion focuses on the intersection of print media, journalistic photography and art, and features UMBC faculty and former Baltimore Sun staff.
Tom Beck, moderator, Chief Curator of the Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery and an Affiliate Associate Professor of Photography for the Department of Visual Arts; Christopher Corbett, Professor of English for the Department of English; retired Baltimore Sun Photographer, Jed Kirschbaum; and William F. Zorzi, retired Baltimore Sun Reporter and actor in HBO’s The Wire.
The UMBC Camerata’s performance last Sunday with the Handel Choir of Baltimore was mentioned yesterday in a Baltimore Sun article by Tim Smith, praising the career of Handel Choir director, Linda O’Neal.
The concert performed, Johannes Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem, was considered by the Baltimore Sun arts critic, Tim Smith, one that “sounded smoothly balanced and articulated with admirable quality.”
The Collegium Musicum, under the direction of Joseph C. Morin, will perform Sunday, April 21 at 8 p.m. in the Fine Arts Recital Hall. Join the UMBC Collegium Musicum in a transformative music performance featuring vocal and instrumental pieces from the European Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods.
Admission to this event is free.
The Senior Dance Concert is here again, featuring choreography by Dance seniors, Leah Blackstone, Amanda Brandenburg, Erin Gum, Michelle Kuah, Brittni Mann, Maria Stickley and Dreux Thibeault; directed by Elizabeth Walton.
Performances will be held Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20 in Studio 317 of the Fine Arts Building at 8:00 p.m. each evening. Ticketing is $12 general admission and $7 students and seniors. Learn more at umbc.edu/arts.
The Department of Music is delighted to present classical guitarist, Rupert Boyd, for a performance Thursday, April 18 at 8:00 p.m. in the Fine Arts Recital Hall.
“A player that deserves to be heard.” — Classical Guitar Magazine
Australian born guitarist Rupert Boyd is acclaimed as one of the most talented guitarists of his generation. He has performed throughout the United States, Canada, Spain, Italy, France, England and Australia, and has been described by The Washington Post as “truly evocative”. Rupert Boyd has performed at New York’s Carnegie Hall, the 92nd Street Y, Merkin Concert Hall, Bargemusic, the New York City Classical Guitar Society and the Cathedral of St. John the Divine (the world’s largest Gothic cathedral). He has given performances with New York Festival of Song and Moving Theater Dance Company, in addition to solo recitals for the Boston Guitar Society, the Marlow Guitar Series in Washington D.C. and the Newport Music Festival in Rhode Island.
This event is free with a UMBC ID. Find out more, at umbc.edu/arts.