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VisArts seeks a full-time Exhibition Coordinator to provide artistic and administrative support to the Gallery Director/Curator and a part-time Gallery Volunteer Coordinator to recruit, orient, supervise and schedule gallery volunteers for the four VisArts galleries.

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Past Gallery Shows

Hye Young Kim: Can You Change My Bedroom?

Gallery Show date:
Saturday, July 4  to  Sunday, July 26, 2015
Gallery Show Cost:
FREE & Open to the Public
Location:
Concourse Gallery
Hye Young Kim: Can You Change My Bedroom?

Hye Young Kim and Tohm Judson, "Can You Change My Bedroom?", Interactive

Hye Young Kim (Bresler Residency artist/performance/installation) and Tohm Judson (Collaborative artist/web and video game designer) have teamed up to create an experimental project that blurs the boundaries between virtual and real space and between the public's active, creative participation and the artist's physical labor. The public is invited to play the interactive game and visit the Fleur and Charles Bresler Resident Studio to see the performance and installation. Go to www.CanYouChangeMyBedroom.info for information about how to engage in this project.

The Bresler Residency Studio is located on the second floor Concourse at VisArts. The artist will be working daily. Please visit.

Rob Hackett

Gallery Show date:
Friday, June 12  to  Sunday, July 12, 2015
Gallery Show Cost:
FREE & Open to the Public
Rob Hackett

Rob Hackett, "Systems:2", 2015, Plywood, steel, cable, cable clamps, Dimensions variable

 

 

 

With simple everyday construction materials and a minimalist sensitivity to craft and forms, Rob Hackett’s large-scale sculptural installation navigates the gallery space with subtle, tense, contradictory elegance. The logic of his “systems” seems apparent until the beginning, middle, and end shift places. The work appears to be both light and heavy; sometimes more like a drawing in air than a sculpture.  Hackett utilizes many of the elements that are paramount to architecture; hard angles, flat surfaces, and parallel lines. These elements, paired with a sensitive understanding of the site, address the relationship and tension between the physical and the implied, finding a balance between the two.

Rob Hackett utilizes many of the elements that are paramount to architecture; hard angles, flat surfaces, and parallel lines. His recent work deals with the relationship and tension between the physical and the implied and finding a balance between the two.

These Mirrors are Not Boxes

Gallery Show date:
Saturday, June 6  to  Sunday, July 12, 2015
Gallery Show Cost:
FREE & Open to the Public
Location:
Kaplan Gallery
These Mirrors are Not Boxes

Anna U. Davis, "The Modern Plague, Collage, 30 x 30 inches

These Mirrors are Not Boxes examines the complexities of contemporary identity through the work of six local female artists: Amy Hughes Braden, Milana Braslavsky, Anna U Davis, Nora Howell, Annette Isham, and Lisa Noble. Mirrors of ourselves are often not available on checkbox forms of designated identity categories. Individually the artists contend with issues of categorization, pliability, empathy, and domesticity. Together through a sociocultural lens they contend with issues of marginalization in its myriad mainstream forms. Moments of present day are juxtaposed with fragments of memory and lucid dreams. Disparate aesthetics reveal hidden similarities in themes of calamity and misperception. In juxtaposition the works harness the power of experimental dialogue of which only art can provide.These Mirrors are Not Boxes explores the surprising, alternative, even subversive means and ways identity is formed, presented, confronted, and challenged when marginalized personas are brought out of the fringes. Curated by 2015 VisArts Emerging Curator Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell.

Special Event: Artists As Docents, Sunday,2:00p.m.
The artists of These Mirrors are Not Boxes lead a tour through the exhibition and talk about their work and the issue of identity.

Greg Braun: Sharpened

Gallery Show date:
Wednesday, June 3  to  Sunday, July 5, 2015
Gallery Show Cost:
FREE & Open to the Public
Greg Braun: Sharpened

Greg Braun, "Sharpened", 2015

Greg Braun “sharpens” his obsession with custom motorcycles from the Northern California Bay Area circa 1970 and the bling of a retail showroom into a solo exhibition that includes drawing, video and sculpture. Braun debuts colorful new works in a broad range of materials and scale that reach from floor to ceiling, stretch across the walls and embrace the gallery as a shop window.

Jeana Eve Klein and Sara Parent Ramos

Gallery Show date:
Friday, May 1  to  Sunday, May 31, 2015
Gallery Show Cost:
FREE & Open to the Public
Jeana Eve Klein and Sara Parent Ramos

Sara Parent Ramos, Accumulation # 10, 2013, Porcelain, 30 x 10 x 10 inches

Two-person exhibition featuring the tiny obsessive embroidery of Jeana Eve Klein and layered porcelain sculptures of Sara Parent Ramos. Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Sunday, May 3, 2 – 4 p.m.

Visions: VisArts Resident Artist Exhibition

Gallery Show date:
Friday, May 1  to  Sunday, May 31, 2015
Gallery Show Cost:
FREE & Open to the Public
Location:
Concourse Gallery
Visions: VisArts Resident Artist Exhibition

Group Exhibition of the current works from the Studio Artists at VisArts. 

Featuring Works from:

  • Bertrand S. Mao
  • Jane Hartman
  • Kathie Perry Lynch
  • Kate Westfall
  • Nanette Bevan
  • Sun Ju Choi
  • Thanasi Papapostolou
  • Xiaosheng Bi
VisArts Studio Artist Group Exhibition

"Amoeba", Jane Hartman, Stained Glass Panel

VisArts Studio Artist Group Exhibition

"Oceania"

Jowita Wyszomirska and David Brown: Iterations

Gallery Show date:
Friday, April 24  to  Sunday, May 24, 2015
Gallery Show Cost:
FREE & Open to the Public
Location:
Kaplan Gallery
Jowita Wyszomirska and David Brown: Iterations

David Brown, Untitled, Silver on Indigo, 2015, Enamel on panel, 70 panels

Two-person exhibition featuring the drawings and paintings of Jowita Wyszomirska and David Brown.

Opening Reception: Friday, April 24, 7 – 9 pm
Artist Talk: Sunday, May 3, 2 pm

About the Artists: Jowita Wyszomirska was born in Poland and immigrated with her family to Chicago in the early 90s. Jowita received her BFA in painting in 2003 from Illinois State University. She has exhibited in solo exhibitions at The Temporary, MICA and Member’s Gallery, School 33, Baltimore MD. She has been the recipient of residencies at the Jentel Foundation, Wyoming, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, NE and International School of Painting, Drawing and Sculpture in Umbria, Italy. Since March of 2011, she is a participating artist at the School 33’s artist in residence program in Baltimore. Upcoming exhibitions include “Geo-Structure” at Silber Art Gallery, Goucher College, Towson, MD and “Buoyant”, a solo exhibition at SS&KK, Chicago, IL. Currently, Wyszomirska lives and works in Baltimore, Maryland.www.jowitawyszomirska.com David Brown www.davidbrown.com

Stephanie Garmey: Edge of the Forest

Gallery Show date:
Wednesday, April 22  to  Sunday, May 24, 2015
Gallery Show Cost:
FREE & Open to the Public
Stephanie Garmey:  Edge of the Forest

Stephanie Garmey, Wetlands Installation, 2013, Mixed media, Dimensions variable

Working with cut paper, drawing, encaustics, wood and glass, Stephanie Garmey creates a vignette that explores the solitude of travel and the memory of specific natural environments. Of her current work, she says, “I am interested in the slowing of time through the meditative recollection of the regenerative and corroding events of nature.”

Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Friday, April 24, 7 – 9 pm

Artist Talk: Sunday, May 24, 2:00 pm

About the Artist: Stephanie Garmey grew up in Rockville, Maryland and has continued her career in the Mid-Atlantic region. She received her MFA in 1995 from the Hoffberger School of Painting, Maryland Institute College of Art where shestudied with Grace Hartigan. She also has a MA in Painting, 1985, from Purdue University. Garmey has taught at The Maryland Institute College of Art since 1999 in the General Fine Arts and Drawing Departments. A one-person exhibit entitled “Forest Floor” was mounted at Stevenson University, Maryland in 2010. “Wetlands” was installed in the Bunting Gallery of the Maryland Institute in October 2013. Garmey has been included in recent group exhibits at Goucher College and at the Ethan Cohen Gallery in Chelsea, New York.

Jeffery Cooper

Gallery Show date:
Friday, March 27  to  Sunday, April 26, 2015
Gallery Show Cost:
FREE & Open to the Public
Location:
Concourse Gallery
Jeffery Cooper

Jeffery Cooper, "Partisan", 2014, Walnut wood and paint 48 (h) x 12 (w) x 10 (d)

Solo exhibition of recent wood sculptures by Jeffery Cooper.

About the Artists: Jeffery Cooper worked as a mathematician for 40 years before doing sculpture, but he does not attempt to use mathematically generated curves and shapes in his sculpture. Nevertheless the mathematical experience informs his work in an indirect fashion. He works in wood because it is always alive, always changing, through shrinking and expanding, darkening from light, and aging by weather when outdoors. Rather than carving in a single piece of wood, he usually forms a construction from many pieces, combining grains and figures in the wood. His sculptures are made to attract the eye and invite the viewer to look at details. The sculptures have associations beyond those of the physical object, but do not need extensive explanation. His work has been shown in local galleries and juried shows.

cooperandhirshart.com

Receptions: Friday, April 3 and April 24, 7 - 9 p.m.

Artist Talk:  Friday, April 3, 8 p.m.

Krista Caballero: All Appears Orange

Gallery Show date:
Friday, March 27  to  Sunday, April 26, 2015
Gallery Show Cost:
FREE & Open to the Public
Krista Caballero: All Appears Orange

Krista Caballero, "All Appears Orange", 2011, Multi-media installation

Moving freely between traditional, new media and social practice, Krista Caballero surveys, collects and maps the intersections of human and natural geography.

Receptions: Friday, April 3 and 24, 7 - 9 p.m.

Artist Talk: Friday, Friday, April 3, 7:30 p.m.

About the Artist: Krista Caballero is an interdisciplinary artist whose work unpacks cultural myths relating to the “American” West, technology, gendered land use, and ideas of the sublime. She received her MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts University and in 2009 attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Her work has been presented across the United States as well as internationally in exhibitions and festivals such as the 2014 International Symposium on Electronic Art in Dubai, “Paradoxes in Video” at Mohsen Gallery in Tehran, and the 2013 Balance-Unbalance International Festival in Queensland, Australia. In 2010 Caballero created Mapping Meaning, a transdisciplinary project that brings together a select group of artists, scientists and scholars to address issues of ecological complexity and long-term sustainability. Inspired by a photograph from 1918 depicting an all-female survey crew, the project is rooted in a five-day experimental workshop that takes place biennially on the Colorado Plateau (www.mappingmeaning.org). Caballero is currently the Associate Director of the Design | Cultures + Creativity program at the University of Maryland in College Park. This honors program brings together students from all majors to explore emerging technologies and their impact upon the world.

www.dcc.umd.edu

 

www.kristacaballero.com

www.mappingmeaning.org

 

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