Thursday, January 28, 2010

This Weekend


AFTER IMAGE @ School 33

The term afterimage describes when an image persists in one's vision, even after exposure to the original image has ceased. The focus of this exhibition is how communication, memory, and history are manipulated or reconstructed through aggressive means--remixing, erasing, repetition, translation, and so forth--and how these interventions disorient viewer expectations, and offer new interpretative and narrative possibilities.

Participating artists include Lucas and Jason Ajemian, Alessandro Bosetti, Patrick Cadenhead, Keren Cytter, Caitlin Denny, Nicolas Djandji, Joseph Ernst, Claire L. Evans, Martijn Hendriks, Gareth Long, Matt Lipps, Rashaad Newsome, Alee Peoples, Kristine Thompson, and Wu Ingrid Tsang. Curated by Jamillah James, as a part of School 33 Art Center's Annual Call for Curators.

Exhibition Dates: January 29 - March 27, 2010
Opening Reception: January 29, 2010 6-9pm
An accompanying screening and talk with the curator, Jamillah James, is scheduled for March 5, 2010.

School 33 Art Center
1427 Light Street
Baltimore, Maryland

Recent Works: Julie Benoit & Leah Cooper @ John Fonda Gallery

Recent Works: Julie Benoit and Leah Cooper
Exhibition Dates: January 28 -March 7, 2010
Opening Reception Friday 29 January 2010

John Fonda Gallery located at Theatre Project Baltimore
45 West Preston Street
Baltimore, Maryland. 21201


A Friend in Need @ American University Rotunda Gallery

The MFA students of American University are pleased to present A Friend In Need: 2nd Annual MFA Invitational. The exhibition culls work from 18 artists from 15 different academic institutions and invites a dialogue on the current plurality of "academic art"
Featured Artists:
Meaggan Busch, Bradley Chriss, Mary Helena Clark, Laura Cox, Peter Cullen, Alyssa Denis, Eleonore Gailet, Ellen Hunt, Matt Kalasky, Christine Kesler, Linling Lu, Oliver Pesret, Cecelia Phillips, Ben Piwowar, Erin Raedeke, Lisa Rosenstreich, Stacey Torma, and Virginia Wagner

American University MFA students will be holding open studios during the reception.

Exhibition Dates: January 18 - February 14, 2010
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 30, 2010 6-9pm

American University
Katzen Center Rotunda Gallery
4400 Massachusetts Ave.
Washington, DC 20016

Thursday, January 21, 2010

This Weekend


Call + Response @ Hamiltonian Gallery
Sixteen writers and sixteen visual artists from Washington, D.C., and beyond have paired to create artworks that resonate with each other for a new exhibition, Call + Response. The show includes the work of a Guggenheim fellowship recipient and seven Hamiltonian Fellows.
Exhibition Dates: January 23 until February 13, 2010
Opening Reception: Saturday January, 23 2010 7-9pm

Hamiltonian Gallery
1353 U St, NW, Suite 101

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

This Weekend


Love & Heartbreak @ METRO Gallery
Metro Gallery is pleased to present Love & Heartbreak: New Works by Katy Keefe and Samuel Payne. Intensely personal and layered with texture, Keefe’s paintings, drawings and photographs are inspired by the romantic, as an answer to Payne’s heart-wrenching, violent paintings and works-on-paper inspired by heartbreak and scorn. Despite the immediate contradictory nature of the two perspectives, the works are thematically united under the auspices of passion, devotion and enlightenment. Using totems and hero worship, Keefe glorifies while Payne simultaneously destroys. The dense works of the two artists are aesthetically complex compositions constructed meticulously of accumulating detail and narratives. The work is both genuinely personal and universally metaphorical. Keefe and Payne utilize their joint belief in the constant presence of separation and division to establish a dialogue regarding heaven and hell, the dichotomy of brokenness, and the question of power and rule in daily life. “Love & Heartbreak” is an exhibition of journeys, failures, enlightenment, and common experience.
Exhibition Dates: January 14- February 27, 2010
Opening Reception: January 14, 2010 at 7pm

Metro Gallery
1700 North Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21201

Love & Loss (I miss you, Hugh Grant) @ Hood College

The artists include Rebecca Nagle, Hermonie Only and Kylie Lockwood, sculpture; Lissa Corona, photography; Melody Often, Steven Ketchum and Zachary Storm, drawing; Gina Denton, Sarah Matson and Emily Slaughter, soft sculpture; and Heather Boaz, multimedia.
Exhibition Dates: January 8 - February 3, 2010
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 28, 2010 6 - 8pm

Hood College
Hodson Gallery: Tatem Arts Center
401 Rosemont Ave
Frederick, MD 21701


Madeline Keesing and Carrie Seid @ Goya Contemporary

Carrie Seid, New Light

Madeleine Keesing, Plums

Exhibition Dates: January 15- March 30, 2010
Opening Reception Friday, January 15, 2010, 6:00-8:00 pm

Goya Contemporary

Mill Center, Studio 214
3000 Chestnut Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21211


Püss Füst @ Open Space

Open Space is pleased to present the second annual Püss Füst, a festive marathon of all-girl phenomena. In addition to artwork on floors and walls, ladies will be taking over all of the Remington based gallery, presenting dance routines, musical performance, interactive kiosks, and doo wop.
Artists will include: Rahne Alexander, Alisa Alig, Kristen Anchor, Mia Ardito, Diane Barcelowsky, Michelle Belfield, Annika Blomberg, Hannah Brancato, Muffy Brandt, Ingrid Burrington, Mylinh Chau, Theresa Columbus, Caitlin Cunningham, Pilar Diaz, Liz Donadio, Timmy Dougherty, Lara Emerling, Eleanor Farley, Samantha Garner, Mollie Goldstrom, Liz Hayes, Maya Hayuk, Kendra Hebel, Christine Herz, Elizabeth Hollon, Jungil Hong, Ann Kelly, Stefani Levin, Amy Lockhart, Xander Marro, Keelin Mayer, Sarah Milinski, Monica Mirabile, Jamie Mohr, Maire O'Neill, Beth Pakradooni, Shana Palmer, Claire Plumb, Erica Prince, Natalie Purkey, Katherine Anne Ralston, Lindsay Rowinski, Molly Siegel, Hayley Silverman, Kat Sotelo, Hillery Sproatt, Brina Thurston, Sarah Tooley, Eden Veaudry, Caitlin Williams, & Liz Zacharia + more!
Exhibition Dates: January 16- February 6, 2010
Opening Reception (and only time to catch all of the performances): January 16th, 2010.

Open Space
2720 Sisson St.
Baltimore, MD 21211
gallery hours: Friday 4-8, Saturdays and Sundays 12-4.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

This Weekend


Lordz of the Flyze @ Nudashank

Nudashank is psyched to present its first two-man exhibition.
Julian C. Duron and Matthew Craven, both emerging NY artists, are taking over the space with a full-on painting installation. The opening will also feature the debut screening of new video work by Julian Duron.
Exhibition Dates: Jan. 8- Feb. 5, 2010
Opening Reception: Friday, Jan. 8, 2010 6-10pm

H&H Arts Building
405 W. Franklin St.
3rd Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201


Inside Mouth @ Flashpoint DC

Flashpoint Gallery is pleased to present Inside Mouth, Jackie Milad’s first solo show in Washington, DC. The exhibition features Milad’s spare, but lyrical line drawings, photographs and an interactive installation.
Exhibition Dates: January 9 – February 13, 2010. More information at
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 9, 6-8pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, February 13, 1-2pm

Flashpoint DC
916 G Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

In The Studio with Cara Ober

Cara Ober is an artist and person extraordinaire in Baltimore. She is represented by Gallery Imperato in Baltimore, Civilian Art Project in Washington, DC and Randall Scott Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. She writes the bmoreart blog as well as contributing to the Baltimore City Paper, ARTNews, and Art Papers. She let me have a sneak-peek into her studio before her paintings were shipped off to New York for her upcoming solo show, Glittering Generalities, on view at Randall Scott Gallery January 7- February 13, 2010.

(all "quotes" are from C.O., paraphrased by Rachel Sitkin)

Cara and Uncle Louie

"I collect ephemera, bits of nonsense"

"I want people to think, 'why are all these things together?' I feel like my life is that way- it never makes sense"

"I am trying to achieve an authentic experience"

"...and I like pretty things. People like pretty. So what?"

"I am pointing out the 'truths' that people used to believe, the odd bits of information that were once valued"

"I like to think of the paintings as poetry, where there can be any combination of things, of words and they find a meaning together"

"I know it's good when I feel guilty, like I've gotten away with something. I know you're not supposed to do these things in painting"

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