Friday, January 29, 2010
Opening Reception: Friday, February 12th, 7pm-10pm
Ted Gahl is a painter based in Providence, RI, on the verge of finishing his MFA at RISD. His work was recently featured in Postcards from the Edge at Zieher Smith, NYC, Not Abstract1 at Parker's Box, Brooklyn, and New American Paintings: MFA Edition 2009.
Tatiana Berg is an artist based in NYC and recently received her BFA from RISD. She recently was an artist in residence at the Vermont Studio Center.
Curated by Jamillah James
Opening Reception January 29th 6-9pm
The term afterimage describes when an image persists in one’s vision, even after exposure to the original image has ceased.
The artists in this exhibition employ aggressive appropriative strategies—hacking, remixing, erasing, translation, and so forth—to disorient viewer expectations and to offer new interpretative and narrative possibilities.
Matters of ownership and authorial privilege are now greatly problematized by the volume and fluid interchange of information on the Internet. Artists are reflecting this cultural shift with a more deliberate presence—literal or technical—in their work, and, especially, interjected into that of another. Unusual juxtapositions invest mundane or familiar objects with new vitality and forge new histories. Simple cut-and-paste (by hand or digitally) becomes a revelatory and critical act. Referencing and borrowing are now commonplace, and are no longer exclusive to new media work.
Ultimately, these practices exploit the rift between history and the formation of memory—how do we reconcile an image or object's original intent, meaning, and context with new exposures? If an image has a past and a present, who determines its future and how? The artists selected for AFTER IMAGE take this moment as an invitation to intervene, and to further diffuse the concept of artist as sole maker of meaning.
A little late notice for the opening. This show features a few artists that have influenced me: Arakawa and Gins and local artist Laure Drogoul. http://www.arlingtonartscenter.org/transhuman-conditions
Open Space Gallery
2720 Sisson St Baltimore
Next to the Auto Body shop, behind the alligator mural
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.
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
curated by Molly O’Connell, Maire O’Neill, & Sarah Milinski
Thursday, January 28, 2010
The Art Gallery at the University of Maryland presents the exhibition The Bad. The Bad. The Bad.
This exhibition of new works detours from Smith’s previous exhibitions, which focused on interpersonal relationships, romance, and sexuality, directing us now to reflect on, as Smith says, “our relationship with ourselves, with death, with our fears and paranoia, and our imaginations and how we deal with the unknown”. Smith combats the potential heaviness of these subjects with an incredible sense of humor and warmth injected into each piece, both to soften the blow of some difficult topics, but also to create this sense of cognitive dissonance that can keep the viewer on edge, never knowing if they should laugh or cringe. This dissonance may be most exaggerated in Smith’s back gallery installation, “Thriller”, where he invites the viewer to wade out into a waist high photographic ocean, only to be confronted humorously with our fear of death. The Bad. The Bad. The Bad. will feature photographic, video, installation, sculptural, and mural works from Smith.
Ends Thursday, April 1
Torpedo Factory - Alexandria, VA
Feb 25 Paul Jeanes
March 4 Alexa Brooks
March 11 Rene Trevino
April 8 Tanya Ziniewicz
April 15 Dane Nester
We have three options for critique structure:
1) Everyone gets a crit with one artist; 3 crits per class; longer individual studio crits.
2) Everyone signs up for a crit with two artists; 5-6 crits per class; shorter individual studio crits.
3) Everyone brings a piece for discussion with each visiting artist; everyone gets feedback from all five of the visiting artists.
Think about this and do some research on the artists in the coming week (if need be) - we will take a vote next week to decide what the structure will be.
-Gallery talk at 6:30pm with Mark Eisendrath & Rachel Rotenburg, "How Did You Do That?"
-Meet upstairs afterwards in Amalie Rothschild Gallery
Bring HW to discuss: Meet this week with the person you chose, and write about their work as you see fit. (Might be helpful to imagine that you are writing a press release for an upcoming show). This could be accompanied by image(s) if you wish. Liz and Jae Yeon - since you were both absent this week, you should write about eachother's work.