The exhibition consists of a series of installations and sculptures that speak to memory, identity and loss. Using figurative realism and abstraction, I am capturing snapshots of moments with psychological charge and dreamlike narratives. This work is a result of the process of trying to find joy and succumbing to sorrow in the present moment, processing memory and spirituality in the context of bereavement, and the engagement with the physicality of clay as a mode of processing.
Working with porcelain and multiple surface techniques, Piccoli’s elegant vessels channel realms of mystery and myth as he draws from ancient forms to create his ritualistic wares. Inspired by the past with contemporary perspective, he envisions adventures with rich rewards at their end. His work is an amalgamation of fragments of architectural facades and spires, hidden glens and rocky crags, potion jars and seductive ewers. The title references the boons bestowed when goals are met on a metaphorical or literal journey.
NOT REALLY NOW NOT ANYMORE
Clarissa Pezone, 2021-2022 Lormina Salter Fellow's potent installations of ceramic figures and found objects seek to distill memory, identity and loss, where clay serves an important function in translating that bereavement. These intimate vignettes offer glimpses into an emotional and spiritual snapshot of stagnation and healing.
Junk in the Trunk is a multi-media multi-medium show featuring artists who work with any and all materials. From video, clay, to glitter and everything in-between! Craft often lives on the edges of the fine arts and multi-medium/media artists will even be on the outskirts of the outskirts. This show is a celebration of artists who live in that borderland. The queer, the othered, the funk, and the sub-cultured. These artists love material but will not care to “blasphemously” glue rhinestones to that dance.
Somewhere Between Chaos and Silence reveals the visceral experience of human emotions caught in the flux of conflict, confusion and duality. Constant struggles of the self are physically manifested in an outward surreal and abstracted melding of the body and a soul overcome. We coexist with the haunting growths of our turmoil worn as skin, that which is meant for protection also records our pain.
Make Studio is pleased to present the 5th installment of Cordially Invited, our invitational exhibition and set of complementary programming featuring artworks created in innovative U.S. and international studios that serve artists with disabilities. Cordially Invited celebrates the exciting and thought-provoking art produced in progressive art studios as a way to better understand and appreciate our neuro-diverse world.
Organized by Carnegie Museum of Art, this exhibition debuts a recent body of work by New York-based artist Elle Pérez.
Including 13 photographs created between 2019 and 2021, Devotions explores relationship building, creating space to reflect on how we navigate ourselves in relation to others and the world. Pérez’s carefully sequenced images dwell in moments of grief and care, pain and pleasure, desire and self-exploration. Amidst recurring motifs of water, touch, and BDSM are also striking choices in proximity, scale, color, and light.
A biennial juried exhibit, Art Maryland 2022 is a premier showcase for regional artists. This year’s guest juror is Maryland-based artist and 2019 Sondheim competition finalist Schroeder Cherry, who will offer remarks and present juror awards at the reception on October 14 from 6-8pm.
Salman Toor: No Ordinary Love will feature more than 45 paintings and works on paper made between 2019 and 2022, that weave together motifs found in historical paintings with recognizable 21st-century moments to create new worlds based in Toor’s imagination. Among the works are several made especially for the exhibition and inspired by paintings in the BMA’s renowned 17th- to 19th-century European collection, such as Sir Anthony van Dyck’s Rinaldo and Armida (1629).
Revealuxion is an immersive mixed-media installation, filling the entirety of Gallery II, by Baltimore artist Kieun Kim.
Join the Arts Council for a free reception on October 14 from 6-8pm.
Exhibit dates: October 7 - November 19, 2022. Gallery hours: Mon-Fri 10-8, Sat 10-4, Sun 12-4.
Image: Detail from Revealuxion by Kieun Kim (image courtesy of the artist)
UMBC's Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture presents Oletha DeVane: Spectrum of Light and Spirit, on display from September 22 through December 17.
Featuring nearly 100 artworks, the exhibition is the first retrospective of celebrated Maryland artist Oletha DeVane, and traces the artist’s extensive career, from her early paintings and works on paper to video artworks and interactive sculpture, including works on view for the first time.
Evergreen’s new major exhibition, A History of Houseplants, explores the forces that sparked the Victorian obsession with houseplants, reveals how the trend manifested at Evergreen and in Baltimore, and examines how today’s houseplant enthusiasts both recall and differ from the Victorians of 150 years ago.
On view October 1, 2022-June 4, 2023. Gallery open Tuesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-4p.m. Closed Mondays, Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day.
Admission is FREE and no advance registration is necessary.
October's First Friday Art Walk features NINE pop-ups, FIVE art exhibits (3 are new!), tastings, live music, kids clothing swap, and shopping at your favorite stores! Plus a live demo from Highlandtown's Pole Foundations at Night Owl Gallery!
The Art Walk is FREE to attend, with drink and food specials at restaurants and bars like Snake Hill, Sally O’s, Filippo's Restaurant and Avenue Sushi (and more!). The Art Walk is self-guided —check out the Art Walk Map for venue locations and details to plan your night!
In 2017 the Johns Hopkins Sheridan Libraries began building the world’s most comprehensive collection of rare books, manuscripts, and ephemera detailing the experiences of early modern women from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment.
Blacklist: The Hollywood Red Scare is an exhibit telling the story of the Cold War in Hollywood. It brings the history of the Cold War to life through personal narratives of blacklisted people, members of the House Un-American Activities Committee, and film executives, telling the stories of people on both sides of the Communist/anti-Communist divide. The exhibit features film stills, photographs, movie posters, documents, and more, and explores the intersection of politics, popular culture, economics, and the First Amendment.
Spend your Thursday evening with musician, instrument-maker, and composer Melissa Foss as she leads a hands-on workshop on musical instruments made across Central and South America for thousands of years. Foss will lead a tour of instruments in the museum’s Indigenous Arts of the Ancient Americas collection and engage us in the sophisticated ways these cultures have used sound, music, iconography, and sculpture to express their world visions. Learn to build your own clay flute using ancient pottery-making techniques and contemplate the relevance of ancestral wisdom in our world today.
Celebrate and learn about Diwali, the Festival of Light celebrated by Hindus around the world. Join artist, Adrianna Morgan, in the illumination of her site-specific installation honoring the Indo-Caribbean “bamboo bending” tradition of creating decorative forms to display sacred South Asian oil lamps (diyas). Listen to an artist talk to learn about this practice and the art installation from Adrianna and her production team, and explore Diwali customs with artist, Shanthi Chandrasekar. Part of the Asian Arts & Culture Center's Creative Confluence season. Suggested donation: $10.