Wednesday, September 30, 2009

This Weekend


Grundlehammer @ 2640 Space
The Baltimore Rock Opera Society proudly presents their debut production Gründlehämmer. Gründlehämmer is an entirely original, medieval, fantasy rock opera that combines completely ridiculous stage theatrics with great live music. It will be staged October 2 through 4th at the 2640 space in Baltimore, MD, and will feature 15 original rock songs performed live by a 7-piece metal orchestra, in addition to a full cast and crew of talented people. Our goal is to produce an entirely new and original Rock Opera that is as epic and face-melting as possible, while remaining true to the DIY ethic that inspired the BROS to band together.
Show times: Friday & Saturday, October 2 & 3, 2009 7pm
Sunday, October 4, 2009 5:30pm
2640 Space
2640 St. Paul
Baltimore, MD 21218

Los Solos Series @ The LOF/T
This weeks perfomances will feature Baltimore's own Lauren Bender and New York based Trisha Baga. It will be an evening of live video performance from two exceptional solo artists.
Friday, October 2, 2009 8-11pm $6
120 W. North Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21201
Los Solos Series

Northernmost Southern Exposure @ Metro Gallery
Metro Gallery presents Northernmost Southern Exposure: an evening of interesting actions & modern day signs & wonders. Featured artists are Spoon Popkin, Kelley Bell, Sarada Conaway, Jackie Milad, Ric Royer.
October 2 - November 1, 2009
Opening Reception: Friday, October 2, 2009 7pm
Metro Gallery
1700 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21217


Crafty Bastards in Adams Morgan
Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair is now in its 6th year. Crafty Bastards is an exhibition and sale of handmade alternative arts and crafts from independent artists presented by the Washington City Paper and powered by Hello Craft!
Saturday, October 3, 2009, from 10am to 5 pm in Adams Morgan, Washington, D.C.,
Marie Reed Learning Center at 18th & Wyoming
Vendor List

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

This Weekend


Curator's Incubator '09 @ Maryland Art Place
Three curators were selected this year to take part in Curator's Incubator '09 at Maryland Art Place. Margaret Winslow's Soft Space: Architecture in Contemporary Art, combines a set of drawings and installations that explore physical and psychological nuances in the built environment. Rachel Sitkin's In Our Nature: Artists Reflect on the Altered Landscape features artists who mine the outfall of urban development. The Art of the Set Up: Sound Objects as Artifacts was curated by Shelly Blake-Plock.

artwork by Alex Lukas

Artists include Peter Blasser. Alessandro Bosetti. Andy Hayleck. Bonnie Jones. Melissa Moore. Mike Muniak. Kim Beck. Laura Cooperman. Michelle Hagewood. Alex Lukas. Igor Pasternak. Ronald Longsdorf. Janell Olah. Stephen Ruszkowki.
September 15- October 24, 2009
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 24, 2009 6-8pm

Maryland Art Place
Power Plant Live! 8 Market Place, Suite 100
Baltimore, Maryland 21202


Relative Terrain @ The Whole Gallery
The Whole Gallery presents: Relative Terrain, new work by Andrew Geddes, Phuong Pham, and Marty Weishaar. In this exhibition, Geddes installs pedestrian commodities through structures that have been simplified into wood and vinyl; Pham presents drawings in horsehair, silk, and wax that communicate displacement and meditation; and Weishaar explores different modes of location, destruction, and play in his dollhouse installations. Geddes and Weishaar both teach art in the Baltimore City school system, and Pham works as a book conservator. All three artists reside in Baltimore.
September 26 - October 24, 2009
Opening Reception: September 26, 2009 8-10pm, with light refreshments and live music by Ten Elevenths and Sweatpants

Coming in October...
Studio Visits with Baltimore artist Kim Manfredi and DC based Andy Holtin!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

This Weekend


Options Biennial @ Conner Contemporary, 2nd Floor
Washington Project for the Arts presents the thirteenth installment of the biennial exhibition, OPTIONS, curated by Anne Collins Goodyear. The exhibition will include works by Leah Beeferman (VA), Jessica Braiterman (MD), Graham Coreil-Allen (MD), Younseal Eum (VA), Andy Holtin (DC), Sue Johnson (MD), Patrick McDonough (DC), Kim Manfredi (MD), Jenny Mullins (DC), Ding Ren (DC), Matthew Smith (DC), Polly Townsend (DC), and Matthew Wead (MD).

As a tradition, OPTIONS is a survey of the brightest and most talented emerging artists in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia regions and offers visibility for artists who do not have gallery representation.

September 17 - October 31, 2009
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 17, 2009 6-8pm
Conner Contemporary
1358 Florida Avenue NE, second floor
Washington, DC 20002


Smoke Rings @ Gallery Imperato
Gallery Imperato is pleased to announce Smoke Rings, a solo exhibition of new work by Rob Tarbell from his series, Smokes. Comprised of smoke-marked works on paper that depict performing animals, the work intends to balance accident with control and give permanence to the ephemeral. The parallel between the artist's subjects and unconventional process makes for a thought-provoking exhibition. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to animal rescue organizations.
September 18, 2009 - October 31, 2009
Opening Reception: September 18, 7-10pm
Gallery Imperato
921 E. Fort Ave. Suite 120
Baltimore, MD 21230


Isabel Manalo: Once, Upon @Addison/Ripley
Isabel Manalo’s exhibition, Once, Upon, is a collection of new paintings where innocence and danger reside in a verdant and timeless place. It is a space where her two daughters exist and even seem to belong to -- as in a garden or sanctuary. At the same moment, it is a place where they can be vulnerable in the lushness of their surroundings.

September 19 - October 17, 2009
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 19, 2009 5-7pm
Addison/Ripley Fine Art
1670 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20007

Thursday, September 10, 2009

John Singer Sargent @ The Corcoran

Sargent and the Sea at The Corcoran Gallery of Art

September 12, 2009 – January 3, 2010

In Sargent and the Sea, the Corcoran Gallery of Art brings together for the first time more than 80 paintings, watercolors, and drawings depicting seascapes and coastal scenes from the early career of John Singer Sargent (1856-1925), the pre-eminent American expatriate painter of the late 19th century. The Corcoran’s masterwork En route pour la pêche (Setting out to Fish) (1878), will serve as the centerpiece of the exhibition, and will be joined by other works produced during, and inspired by, the artist’s summer journeys from his home in Paris to Brittany, Normandy, and Capri, as well as two transatlantic voyages.

The Corcoran Gallery of Art
500 Seventeenth St. NW
Washington, DC 20006

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

This Weekend


Robert Guevara: Three voices @ The Creative Alliance

At first glance, Robert Guevara’s sculptural installations resemble abandoned sites of construction. Then you notice the 2x4’s are planed by hand, the fasteners individually stamped, and the materials possess an internal logic, even vitality. Playing off of The Patterson’s girders, conduits, and gallery walls, Guevara suggests architecture’s nature as a living system.
In the Amelie Rothschild Gallery September 10-26, 2009
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 10, 2009 5:30-7:30pm
Creative Alliance at The Patterson
3134 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore Maryland 21224

High Zero @ Theater Project
High Zero is the premier festival of Improvised, Experimental music on the East Coast, being fully devoted to new collaborations between the most inspired improvisors from around the world.
Lasting two weeks in total, the festival brings together 28 core musicians each year, but also involves a much larger subculture of musicians in Baltimore and on the East Coast. Unlike many related festivals, High Zero is not narrow in terms of sensibility or subculture, but rather widely inclusive of all the different types of experimental music-making in the moment. The fact that half of the festival's core participants are from Baltimore speaks to the depth of Baltimore's experimental music subculture, which in recent years has grown to be one of the richest cities in the country for experimental art.
Concerts every night September 10-13, 2009 at Theater Project
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Love Letters & Debriscapes @ Civilian Arts Project
Civilian Art Projects is pleased to present two solo exhibitions: Love Letters by Cara Ober and Debriscapes by Nikki Painter.
Love Letters is Baltimore-based artist Cara Ober’s first solo exhibition with Civilian Art Projects.

Ober layers drawing, painting, and printmaking into mixed media works that examine and reinterpret sentimental imagery. Intricate and funny, Love Letters explores the relationship of the artist to image, word, and personal meaning found in the exploration of secret fantasy and expressive interlude.

With Debriscapes, her first solo exhibition in Washington DC, Richmond VA-based Nikki Painter exhibits new drawings and a site-specific installation that explore -- in bright neon colors, pencil lines, and various materials -- the relationship and continuum between the built and natural worlds.

September 11- October 17, 2009
Opening Reception: Friday, September 11, 2009 7-9pm
Civilian Arts Project
406 7th Street NW, Second Floor
Washington DC 20004
(202) 347-0022

Visions From the End of the World @ Flashpoint

Bradley Chriss’ small, apocalyptic watercolors are situated at the unlikely interstice between the sentimental and the nightmarish. The intimate scale and seductive colors cajole and beguile the viewer into confronting the sinister reality that humanity is ultimately powerless within its own environment. Visions from the End of the World will open with a performance by Chriss’ performance art group, The Post-NeoAbsurdist Anti-Collective.
September 3- October 3, 2009
Opening Reception: Friday, September 11, 2009 6-8 pm
916 G St. NW
Washington, DC 20001


REbirth/Decay @ The Hexagon
The Hexagon presents: REbirth/DEcay, an exhibition of local artists who interpret concepts of rebirth and decay, curated by Anna Louise Jiongco. Featured artists include: Sarah El-Jellad, Jared T. Fischer, Brian Casey, Scotbot, and Anna Louise Jiongco.
September 12- October 2, 2009
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 12, 2009 6pm
The Hexagon
1825 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21206

FAX @ The Contemporary Museum
FAX invites a multi-generational group of artists, as well as architects, designers, scientists and filmmakers, to conceive of the fax machine as a tool for thinking and drawing. FAX will include drawings by over 100 artists that have each been submitted via fax machine. Over the course of the exhibition, as new works arrive via the museum's working fax machine, the exhibition will evolve as new works are added to the walls of the museum.
September 12- December 20, 2009
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 12, 2009 6-8pm
The Contemporary Museum
100 W. Centre Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Barry Nemett: Paintings, Poems & Passages @ The Creative Alliance

Barry Nemett’s paintings reflect a busy mind, constantly feeling around for ideas, images, words and other voices, then piecing them back together like grand puzzles, bursting with information. The longtime professor and Chair of MICA’s Painting Department, Nemett is also a published writer and poet, and collaborated for years with Richard Kalter, MICA’s dearly missed philosopher/ poet/ theologian in residence. The spirit of that collaboration hovers over this exhibition, which celebrates the release of Nemett’s full-length retrospective catalog, and draws together work exploring the dynamic interplay between painting and poetry.
In the Main Gallery September 12- October 24, 2009
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 12, 2009 5-7 pm

Jo Smail: Conjurations @ Goya Contemporary
September 1- October 14, 2009
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 12, 2009 5-8pm

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

Thursday, September 3, 2009

This Weekend (Load of Fun is where it's at!)


The 50 Greatest Ladies & Gentleman @ The LOF/t
The Missoula Oblongata presents their fourth full-scale touring production, The 50 Greatest Ladies and Gentlemen. As always, the company has created their own homemade lighting system—run from the stage by the performers, as well as an interactive set made of junk, and an original score played live by the composers-turned-actors.
The 50 Greatest Ladies and Gentlemen takes place just after the Treaty of Versailles. A veteran who is genetically predisposed to cowardice searches for his brother from whom he’s received a mysterious letter. When the veteran comes upon the town from whence the letter came, he finds that his brother (and the rest of the town) have been caught in a dance mania—a hysterical mass tarantism. With no one else around, the veteran befriends a spider—likely the one who is responsible for the tarantism, and together, they go up against the town doctor who believes that breakfast (and everything ordinary, for that matter) is beneath love.

Thursday, September 3, 2009
8pm sharp in the theater, $5


In The Jungle & more @ The LOF/t
Los Solos will be presenting the Baltimore premiere of Stephanie Barber’s new performance piece in the jungle which premiered in May 2009 at The Stone in NYC.
57 minutes, digital video, live performance, lecture and music

Part musical, part poetic lecture, part video transpiration soaked performance, in the jungle, playfully and sorrowfully tells the tale of an unreliable narrator in a self imposed exile. Given a grant to study the equivalent of animal cries and whines in jungle flora our heroine has lived for 1, 612 days deep in an unnamed jungle.

Friday, September 4, 2009
Doors open at 8pm, Show starts at 8:30, $6


Lab Door/ Ozone Shelf @ Open Space
Featuring work by Eamon Espey, Andrew Liang, and Matthew Thurber

Opening: September 5th, 7 - 10 pm
with performances by Ambergris and ghost life

Open Space
2720 Sisson St.
Baltimore, MD 21211

Sublime Structure @ Grimaldis Gallery
A multi-media thematic exhibition featuring artists possessing distinct approaches to the body as their subject. With references to science, sexuality, gender, spirituality, performance and technology, each artist brings a unique and heightened sense of physical being into their work.
Featured artists are Effie Halivopoulou, Kim Manfredi, Christopher Myers, Rachel Schmidt and Lu Zhang.
Catalog and an essay written by Virginia K. Adams, Ph.D. will accompany the exhibition.

September 2 - October 3, 2009

CONECTA @ The Stamp Gallery

CONECTA, is an exhibition and artist collaborative project featuring emerging U.S and Mexican Artists. The exhibition, curated and organized by Jackie Milad

August 21 – October 3, 2008.

The Stamp Gallery


Inequalities @ Load of Fun

Since 2001, High Zero Festival has included a gallery show of installations, primarily to do with sound and other elements related to the broad experimental music and thought culture of which High Zero is a part. This year, High Zero Foundation presents INEQUALITIES, a gallery show at the Load of Fun curated with works of four very interesting local artists. The following artists will present work in the show: Walter Carpenter, Owen Gardner, Jesse Haas, Ayako Katoaka, Jimmy Joe Roche
Opening Party- Tuesday, September 8, 2009 7:30pm, $6

High Zero