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RESCHEDULED ARTIST TALK: Stephanie Barber Artist Talk and Screening 3/22 at 4:30pm

Gallery Show date:
Sunday, March 22
Gallery Show Cost:
FREE & Open to the Public
RESCHEDULED ARTIST TALK: Stephanie Barber Artist Talk and Screening 3/22 at 4:30pm

Rescheduled due to weather. Juror for “Suspension”.

Stephanie Barber is an American writer and artist. She has created a poetic, conceptual and philosophical body of work in a variety of media. Many of her videos are concerned with the content, musicality and experiential qualities of language. They ferry viewers through philosophical inquiry with the unexpected oars of play, emotionalism, story, and humor. Barber’s films and videos have has been screened nationally and internationally in solo and group shows at MOMA, NY, The Tate Modern, London; The Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; The Paris Cinematheque; The Walker Art Center, MN; MOCA Los Angeles, The Wexner Center for Art, OH, among other galleries, museums and festivals. Her videos are distributed by Video Data Bank and her films can be found at Canyon Cinema and Fandor.com. Her essays, stories and poems have been published in books, magazines and online journals. DAREDEVILS is her first feature. http://daredevilsmovie.com

 

Rescheduled Artist Talk and Screening March 22nd @ 4:30pm 

Shannon Collis: Recent Works

Gallery Show date:
Friday, March 13  to  Saturday, April 11, 2015
Gallery Show Cost:
FREE & Open to the Public
Shannon Collis: Recent Works

Shannon Collis,"Recent Work", Video and sound installation

Shannon Collis creates an installation and interactive environment that explores ways in which digital technologies affect human perception of audio and visual stimuli. Special Gibbs Street Gallery Hours for this exhibition: March 13 - April 11 Wednesday - Sunday 7 - 9 p.m.

Joel D'Orazio: 1992 Forward

Gallery Show date:
Wednesday, March 11  to  Sunday, April 12, 2015
Gallery Show Cost:
FREE & Open to the Public
Location:
Kaplan Gallery
Joel D'Orazio:  1992 Forward

Joel D'Orazio, "Colorwash (938)", Polyurethane on panel, 43 x 48 inches

A survey of Joel D'Orazio's sculptures and paintings from 1992 to the present. This exhibition showcases D'Orazio's proclivity for inventive manipulations of materials. Shiny, nubby, spiky textures, eye-popping color and dynamic forms burst with energy and imagination. Artist Talk: Kaplan Gallery, Sunday, March 29, 2:00 p.m.

Nicole Lenzi: Shadow Echoes

Gallery Show date:
Friday, February 27  to  Sunday, March 22, 2015
Gallery Show Cost:
FREE & Open to the Public
Nicole Lenzi: Shadow Echoes

Nicole Lenzi, "Conglomerate (Corner) No. 15", 2014, Cement slab shelves, moulding, chalk, paper, pencil, acrylic tape, 24 x 40 x 80 inches

Nicole Lenzi records and shapes the passage of time and space with a site specific "expanded" drawing installation.

Laini Nemett: East of Sheridan

Gallery Show date:
Wednesday, January 28  to  Sunday, March 1, 2015
Gallery Show Cost:
FREE & Open to the Public
Laini Nemett: East of Sheridan

Laini Nemett, “Queensboro Seine”, Oil on canvas, 82 x 61 inches

Laini Nemett’s recent paintings and constructions piece together fragments of place to investigate ways of both conceiving and experiencing “home”.

Stairs, hallways, balconies, construction sites—details from interior and exterior spaces I pass through are the raw materials of my studio practice.

Extended time in various architectural cultures has shaped how I understand the idea of home. In São Tomé, Africa, collage-like architecture and organic urban growth allows each building to tell its own current narrative; in Baltimore, Maryland, buildings are bordered up and left as skeletons of a family’s history. In the boroughs of New York, old façades are painted away or torn down as new anonymous condo projects begin almost every day. I piece together fragments of place to investigate ways of both conceiving and experiencing “home”.

Artist Bio: Laini Nemett lives and works in Long Island City, New York. She received a B.A. from Brown University and M.F.A. from the Hoffberger School of Painting at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Nemett’s work has appeared in solo and group exhibitions in the U.S. and China. In 2012, she was awarded a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant and received the "Young Artist Award” from the Bethesda Painting Awards. Recent residencies and fellowships include UCross Artist Residency and Jentel Artist Residency in Wyoming and The Alfred & Trafford Klots International Program in France. Nemett is an adjunct faculty member at the Maryland Institute College of Art.

Nancy Daly: About 286,000,000 Results

Gallery Show date:
Friday, January 23  to  Sunday, February 22, 2015
Gallery Show Cost:
FREE & Open to the Public
Nancy Daly: About 286,000,000 Results

Nancy Daly, Detail of "How to Pick Your Fall Coat" from the series "About 286,000,000 results”, Inkjet Print, 8.5 inches x 60 inches

Nancy Daly's current body of work examines how the development of the online social world is affecting identity and social behavior. By creating interactive machines reminiscent of outdated technology, she addresses the contradictions present in various social media that are at once ephemeral and entirely permanent. Interactivity and the vocabulary of minimalist sculpture are key elements of her installations that challenge the viewer to look beyond the user-friendliness of online technology and consider what their participation in social media means.

STATEMENT FOR “ABOUT 286,000,000 RESULTS”

On the internet, frequency has become more important than value when establishing relevance. Companies not only need to create products, but they have to generate written content about them with unceasing fervor in order to remain on the first page of search engine results. Often, these companies outsource content management and blog posting to keep up with the relentless demands for content, while not expending their time and energy doing so. These hired content writers, often not experts in the fields they are writing for and often writing for upwards of 10 clients a day in a wide range of fields, must first do research. Short on time because of high daily word count demands, these content writers turn to the internet as the most obvious source of information. They find themselves citing other companies and organizations who are presumably also employing content writers to do the same sort of research. The result is the same information, appropriated and rearranged in different ways and put back into the internet in an endless loop. This series addresses this process of research, regurgitation, and buildup that has become so prevalent online and that only serves to dilute and obscure the content being cited.

www.nancy-daly.com

S U S P E N S I O N

Gallery Show date:
Thursday, January 22  to  Sunday, March 1, 2015
Gallery Show Cost:
FREE & Open to the Public
Location:
Kaplan Gallery
S  U  S  P  E  N  S  I  O  N

 

Suspension is a dispersion of particles; a postponement or interruption of ordinary thinking and seeing; a transitory state of uncertainty and excitement; a bridge between belief and disbelief; or none of the above.

“Suspension” is an experimental film/video exhibition project. A jury of critically-acclaimed experimental film/video artists selected three artists to present their work in a series of one-person exhibitions from January 22 to March 1. Each artist’s work will be featured for 11 days.

Solo Exhibitions and Receptions:

 

Andrew Neumann:               January 22 – February 1

                                                               Reception:  Friday, January 30, 7 - 9 p.m. 

Holden Brown:                        February 4 – February 15

                                                               Reception:  Sunday, February 8, 3 – 4:30 p.m.

Betty Boehm:                              February 18 – March 1

                                                               Reception:  Sunday, February 22, 3 – 4:30 p.m.

 

Special screenings and talks by Juror/Guest Artists (suggested donation $5.00):

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                                                                        Sunday, February 8, 4:30 p.m. – Fred Worden

                                                                        Sunday, February 22, 4:30 p.m. – Brandon Morse

                                                                        Sunday, March 1, 4:30 p.m. – Stephanie Barber **CANCELLED due to Weather** Rescheduled Event TBD 

 

(Exhibitions and receptions are free and open to the public)

 

About the Artists:

Andrew Neumann is an artist who works in a variety of media, including sculpture, film and video installation, and electronic/interactive music. In 2004 he received a Guggenheim Fellowship. He has recently had one-person shows at bitforms Gallery in Seoul, Korea, the DeCordova Museum in Lincoln, MA, bitforms Gallery, NYC, and a solo show for the Boston Cyberarts Festival. His original artistic output consisted of single channel videos and films. He then moved on to integrate a variety of electronic and digital technologies into his 3D and sculptural work. In addition to this, he has been building electronic musical interfaces, and is very active in electro-acoustic improvisation. His music is available on Sublingual Records. His single channel videos have been shown on PBS, The Worldwide Video Festival, Artist Space, and elsewhere. He has had solo music/video performances at Experimental Intermedia, Roulette, Issue Project Room in New York. During 2001 he was an Artist in Residence at the iEAR Studio at Rensalear Polytech Institute and at the Visual Studies Workshop. He has also had residencies at The Experimental Television Center, MacDowell Colony, YADDO, Ucross Foundation, Steim , Atlantic Center for the Arts, Art/OMI , and iPARK. www.adneumann.com

Holden Brown was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and is currently based in New York. He is a recipient of the Gold Award for the National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts (NFAA) and, in 2009, was named a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts. Brown received his BFA at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), with a major in Film and Video. He was a 2014 summer resident at the Wassaic Artist Residency and will be traveling to Sweden, in spring 2015, to complete his latest project, funded through The MICA Chair’s Award travel grant. Most notably, Brown has exhibited in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC and The Baryshnikov Arts Center in New York, NY. www.holdenmbrown.com

Betty Boehm was born in 1979 in Reutlingen, Germany. From 2000 to 2008 she studied Fine Arts in Stuttgart, Germany and, within the scope of the Baden-Württemberg Stipendium, in San Francisco, USA. During the course of her studies, she gained experience in various artistic disciplines, reaching from drawing, painting and sculpting to video art, acting and experimental sound art. Over the last years, these different creative disciplines merged into video/film, photography and sound works, which are often embedded in an installative context. She creates all sounds and music for her audio-visual work. After her graduation at the Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart, she received the Landesgraduierten-Stipendium and moved to Berlin where she has worked with Reynold Reynolds in the camera department. Her works have been shown internationally in numerous shows and screenings. She lives and works in Berlin. www.bettyboehm.de

Jurors for “Suspension”:

Fred Worden has been making experimental film since the mid 1970’s. His films have been shown in the 2002 Whitney Biennial, The Museum of Modern Art , The Centre Pompidou, The Pacific Film Archive, The New York Film Festival, The London Film Festival, The Rotterdam International Film Festival, The Toronto Film Festival, The Hong Kong International Film Festival and numerous other experimental film venues. His writings have appeared in Cinematograph and Criss-Cross Art Communications. Worden’s films develop out of his interest in intermittent projection as the source of cinema’s primordial powers. How a stream of still pictures passing through a projector at a speed meant to overwhelm the eyes might be harnessed to purposes other than representation or naturalism.

Brandon Morse is a Washington, DC based artist who works with generative systems as a means to examine the ways in which physical phenomena such as entropy and emergence can function in ways that are both poetic and metaphorical. Through the use of code, and the creation of custom computer software, he creates simulations of seemingly complex systems to create video and video installations that seek to draw parallels between the ways in which these systems work and the ways in which we, both individually and collectively, navigate the world around us. He has exhibited his work in museums and galleries across North America, Asia, and Europe. http://www.coplanar.org

Stephanie Barber is an American writer and artist. She has created a poetic, conceptual and philosophical body of work in a variety of media. Many of her videos are concerned with the content, musicality and experiential qualities of language. They ferry viewers through philosophical inquiry with the unexpected oars of play, emotionalism, story, and humor. Barber’s films and videos have has been screened nationally and internationally in solo and group shows at MOMA, NY, The Tate Modern, London; The Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; The Paris Cinematheque; The Walker Art Center, MN; MOCA Los Angeles, The Wexner Center for Art, OH, among other galleries, museums and festivals. Her videos are distributed by Video Data Bank and her films can be found at Canyon Cinema and Fandor.com. Her essays, stories and poems have been published in books, magazines and online journals. DAREDEVILS is her first feature. http://daredevilsmovie.com

 

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Steven Pearson: Manipular

Gallery Show date:
Wednesday, December 10  to  Sunday, January 18, 2015
Gallery Show Cost:
FREE & Open to the Public
Steven Pearson: Manipular

Steven Pearson, To the Brink, 2014, Acrylic, graphite, marker, spray paint on paper collaged on panel, 54.5 x 76.75 inches

The paths, patterns and maps of connectivity, data and paint coalesce in Steven Pearson’s arresting large-scale paintings.

About the Artist: Steven Pearson is a Painter and an Associate Professor in the Art & Art History Department at McDaniel College in Westminster, MD where he has been teaching various art courses since 2004. He is also the Director of the college’s Rice Gallery.

Steven was born in Johnstown, NY, and upon graduation from High School he served honorably in the United States Navy. He received his Bachelor of Science in Studio Art from the College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY, and his Master of Fine Arts in Painting from the Hoffberger School of Painting at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD.

Steven has exhibited both nationally and regionally and has been an Artist in Residence at the Vermont Studio Center in 2010, 2006, 2003, as well as the Ragdale Foundation in 2005. He has received several grants, including an Individual Artist Grant from the Maryland State Arts Council (2010), Artists Grants from the Vermont Studio Center (2010, 2006, 2003), and Faculty Development Grants from McDaniel College (2012, 2009, 2008, 2005).

Steven’s work can be found in several public and private collections including: Schenectady Museum, University of Mary Washington, Siena College, College of Saint Rose, Fulton-Montgomery Community College, PNC Bank Regional Headquarters, Baltimore, MD, Prologue Inc., FTI Consulting, Hilton Baltimore Convention Center Hotel, The League For People With Disabilities, Baltimore, MD.

Steven currently lives in Westminster, MD, and works in his studios on Campus at McDaniel College, and at the Oliver Street Studios in Baltimore.

Artist Talk: During the opening reception Friday, December 12 from 7–9pm

Happy Not Sappy

Gallery Show date:
Wednesday, December 10  to  Sunday, January 18, 2015
Gallery Show Cost:
FREE & Open to the Public
Location:
Kaplan Gallery
Happy Not Sappy

Fabienne Lasserre, Pitchable #12, 2013, Linen, acrylic polymer, wire, acrylic paint on panel, 14.5 (h) x 14.75 (w) x 11.5 (d) inches

What role does happiness play in contemporary art? Is it hard to make artwork that is happy without getting sappy? The eight artists in this exhibition bring a mix of exuberance, independence, irreverence, and play to artwork and the practice of making art. Even when borrowing from nostalgic sources and popular mythologies, their work seems “happy”. They channel a Matisse-like attitude toward happiness; one of acceptance rather than escape from a life permeated by joy, sadness, loss and victory. Gravitating toward idiosyncratic materials and unpredictable studio practices, they open a conversation about the relationship of happiness and sappiness to contemporary art and culture.

Artists include: Stewart Watson, Kelley Bell, Margo Malter, Nick Peelor, Amy Boone-McCreesh, David Krueger, Bonnie Crawford-Kotula, Fabienne Lasserre.

Artist Talk: During Reception Friday, December 12 from 7–9pm, 

Artist Discussion: Sunday, January 11 from 2-4pm

 

 

William Peirce: Re-Arrangeable

Gallery Show date:
Wednesday, December 10  to  Sunday, January 18, 2015
Gallery Show Cost:
FREE & Open to the Public
William Peirce: Re-Arrangeable

William Peirce, Bowl, Symmetrical mixed woods 67, 8¼ (H) x  9½ (W) inches

Solo exhibition featuring the re-arrangeable wood sculptures and vessels of William Peirce.

About the Artist: William Peirce williampeirce.biz

Artist Talk: During Reception Friday, December 12 from 7–9pm

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