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.
The UMBC Chamber Players and the New Music Ensemble perform a concert Sunday, April 28 beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Fine Arts Recital Hall. The groups will play under the direction of Department of Music faculty, Airi Yoshioka and Tom Goldstein.
Admission to this event is free.
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 traveling exhibition For All the World to See: Visual Culture the Struggle for Civil Rights curated by Maurice Berger, CADVC, and organized by the CADVC opens Saturday, April 13 in the Addison Gallery of American Art of Andover, Massachusetts, and continues through July 31.
An opening reception for the exhibit, as well as two other spring exhibitions in the Addison Gallery, will take place Friday, April 26, 6 pm to 8 pm in the Addison. Additional programming inspired by the exhibition includes a panel discussion titled “Voices of a Generation: The View from Andover Hill,” featuring Phililips Academy faculty and alumni who will discuss their personal experiences as part of the American civil rights movement.
Artist, educator and activist Dr. Robert Hieronimus (also known as Dr. Bob) will present the work he has created since his first artcar and murals at JHU — painted in the late 60′s and early 70′s — along with an actual art car, Wednesday, April 10 in ITE Lecutre Hall 8. Dr. Bob’s talk will begin at 12 noon with an introduction by Rebecca Hoffberger, Founding Director of the American Visionary Museum.
Dr. Bob has been a pioneer in the “New Paradigm” movement since his Artcar was documented at Woodstock in 1969 and distributed world-wide. His occult and symbolic artcars, murals and paintings is inspired by his friend Ziggy Marley and include the 2,700 square foot prophetic “Apocalypse” at the Johns Hopkins University. Rebecca Hoffberger remembers Hieronimus as “a brilliant young muralist impassioned by the vision of the Founding Fathers. He will discuss several projects including a series of paintings entitled “Red States, Inc.” that have been animated by Amy Ford into a billboard style collage.
Dr. Bob’s 25 year retrospective was recently exhibited at the Windup Space in Baltimore City.
The Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery’s final Spring 2013 exhibition, A New Context: Photographs from the Baltimore Sun Revisited, opens Sunday, April 7 and continues through Friday, May 31.
Newspaper photography creates narrative and demands the cooperation of the photographer, the editor and the subject. This practice was born out of traditions that stretched back to early news photographs which were re-interpreted by an engraver before the image could be published. A retoucher employed ink and paint to bring out salient details and to provide cropping instructions to the newspaper designers. The edited news photograph was not intended to exist today—it was only to be known through reproductions, a practice that conceals its conceptual significance. A New Context: Photographs from the Baltimore Sun reveals that edited photograph.
Find out more about A New Context, including gallery hours and The Baltimore Sun archives here.
This exhibition is sponsored by The Baltimore Sun.