Current Exhibitions

tet[R]ad: Cultivating Collaborative Creative Community

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Tet[rad]: Cultivating Collaborative Creative Community

On View: January 18, 2022 - March 12, 2022

Closing Reception: Thursday, February 24, 2022 | 6pm to 9pm 

Artist in Residence: January 24 - January 28 

Cultivating Collaborative Creative Community

Participating Artists, Curators & Collaborators: David R. Modler, Samuel H. Peck and Desmond Beach

Maryland Art Place (MAP) is pleased to present: "ted[R]ad: Cultivating Collaborative Creative Community" a community-oriented installation-based exhibition that invites local partners and the public to participate in the realization and completion of the project.This site responsive exhibition is part of the ongoing international art making exchange project known as tet[R]ad". The primary tenet of this initiative has been to promote collaborative artmaking, community engagement and activating audience participation. Originally developed by David R. Modler and Samuel H. Peck over a decade ago, this latest rendition will also include the work of Desmond Beach. Within this installation we aspire to cultivate a creative forum with members of Baltimore’s communities through a variety of art actions and social practices. We wish to foster restorative justice dialogues and build bridges between stakeholders with visual journal exchanges, collaborative drawings and assemblages that encourage collaboration in idea exchange and cultural production. The ultimate goal is to engage with the local community to give voice and agency to participants that develop meaningful connections.

Join MAP in realizing this exhibition by visiting our gallery from January 18 - March 12 and contributing to this project. On-site art-making initiatives include: journals, art-making stations, and larger-than-life figurative drawings (courtesy of Baltimore artist Desmond Beach) which utilize public engagement to aid in their completion. Our gallery hours are Tuesday - Saturday between the hours of 12 pm and 4 pm. Drop by and make your mark! A closing reception will be held Thursday, February 24 from 6 pm to 9 pm.

Interested in partnering with tet[R]ad? Contact: Caitlin@mdartplace.org to schedule a field trip or set up a site visit with your school or organization. 

Workshops with Partners: 

28 October & 4 November 2021@ Midtown Academy with Nicole Petrelina

9 December 2021 @ Southwest Baltimore Charter with Siobhan Vincens, Janelle Sanders and Jessica Walther

10 December 2021 @ Roland Park Middle School with Laura Lynn Emberson

Upcoming work: 13 January 2022 @ Roland Park Elementary School with Kitt Repass

 

 

 

Upcoming Exhibitions

What's to come at MAP

Kelly Walker // Hotel Indigo

10/14/2021

Kelly Walker

On View: October 13, 2021 - January 25, 2022

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 14th, 2021 | 6pm - 8pm

Hotel Indigo | 24 West Franklin Street | Free & Open to the Public

Maryland Art Place (MAP) in partnership with Hotel Indigo, are pleased to present new works by Baltimore-based artist, Kelly Walker. Walker's paintings will be hung in Hotel Indigo’s library and Poets Modern Cocktails and Eats. The reception will be held on Thursday, October 14  from 6 to 8pm. The exhibition will be on view at Hotel Indigo Thursday, October 14 through January 25, 2022

About the artist: 

Kelly Walker is an American born, self taught artist who continues to study at the ‘School of Life’. She found her way to Baltimore, Maryland by the age of 18 where she has lived ever since. Walker absorbs the beauty, chaos and reality of Baltimore City channeling it into her work.

In 2013, Walker purchased a rundown auto shop in the heart of the city. The building is located between the historic cultural arts district of Mt Vernon and the newly designated Bromo Arts district currently undergoing a neighborhood revitalization. In an immense labor of love, Walker transformed the downtrodden building into a live/work space that has been featured in Baltimore Magazine as a work of art in of itself. An art collection covers the inside walls, boasting of other local artists. The studio and apartment serve not only as a place of business and a home but sometimes Walker opens her home for gatherings which benefit community organizations such as Creative Alliances ‘Art to Dine for’.

The dichotomy of Kelly Walker’s world translates onto her canvases as she paints in fits of inspiration which has led to an expansive collection of unique series, committing spontaneous reflections of her mood and emotions to canvas. Walker’s abstract paintings demonstrate the techniques, textures, and patterns she employs as a professional decorative painter. She pushes mediums past their intended purposes, encouraging them to collide and react, not rejecting happy accidents and forcing incompatible materials to meet. Utilizing a wide range of atypical materials, her works are intricately layered, calling reference to landscape, graffiti and color fields. Walker’s artwork has been featured extensively at venues both in and outside of the Baltimore area, including the Rosenberg Gallery, Silo Point, Gallery 1951 in Los Angeles & Las Laguna Art Gallery in California and the Delaware Museum of Art."

Due to COVID and the ever changing social distancing landscape, we ask that all guests RSVP for the reception. Please contact Caitlin@mdartplace.org to reserve your spot 

We hope to see you Thursday, October 14  from 6 - 8pm for the opening reception.

Validated parking is available at 15 West Franklin St. Garage.

E. Brady Robinson: SK8R GRLS: Life in Motion // Hotel Indigo

SK8R GRLS: Life in Motion

On View: January 25, 2022 - March 18, 2022

No Pix After Dark LIVE Interview: Thursday, January 27, 2022 | 5:30pm

Reception: March 8, 2022 | 5 to 7pm

Hotel Indigo | 24 West Franklin Street | Free & Open to the Public

Maryland Art Place in partnership with Hotel Indigo Baltimore is pleased to present SK8R GRLS, a photo series by E. Brady Robinson celebrating the freedom and joy of roller skating. The exhibition is on view at Hotel Indigo Baltimore, located at 24 West Franklin St. from Jan 25th - March 18th. A public reception will take place March 8th from 5 to 7 pm in celebration of International Women’s Day. 

Join Maryland Art Place (MAP) & No Pix After Dark for an exclusive LIVE interview with photographer, E. Brady. Robinson covering her  body of work, SK8R GRLS. No Pix After Dark is a podcast hosted by Aaron Dante and will be held Jan. 27th 5:30pm EST in the library at the Hotel Indigo, Baltimore located at 24 West Franklin Street. No Pix After Dark  “Recognizes the potential impact of fascinating life stories of friends, family and those around the host in the city of Baltimore. Aaron developed a platform to tell the tales that need to be told. Through a weekly podcast, Aaron uplifts, inspires and motivates his listeners.” Please RSVP to this event. All attendees must be masked and vaxxed. Proof of vaccination required. Limit to 15 attendees. 

In spring of 2021, Robinson took up skating as a way to stay active and reconnect with friends outdoors during COVID-19. During these skate dates, she photographed  friends and eventually, a wider network of Baltimore-based female-identifying skaters. This work combines her love of athleticism, fitness and fashion photography.  These images, made at a moment where it felt like the world was reopening after over a year of closure and isolation during the pandemic, evoke a feeling of release and freedom.

Robinson completed her BFA in photography at MICA and MFA in photography at the Cranbrook Academy of Art.   Her background is in documentary photography and portraiture. The nine archival metal prints on display at the Hotel Indigo depict strong women amidst a backdrop of Baltimore monuments and sites. Locations such as Lake Montebello, Patterson Park, the Druid Hill Tennis Courts and the Ravens parking lot, signal the public landscape of Baltimore for those that know it well, in contrast to photographs made in the artist’s Maryland Art Place studio which utilize strobe and gel lighting to simulate the vibes of the 80’s roller skating rinks  reminiscent of Robinson’s childhood.

The skaters photographed include artists, musicians and female entrepreneurs; women in the creative scene in Baltimore, including Amy Cavanaugh, Caitlin Gill, Jade Davis, Tina Thompson, Brittany Wight, Les Gray, Hayley Furman, Jessica Lauryn, Sophie Kluckhuhn and Wildège François.

BIO

E. Brady Robinson is a photographer based in Baltimore, and current resident artist at Maryland Art Place. She divides her time between personal art projects and commissioned work. Her documentary Art Desks was published by Daylight Books with an essay by Andy Grundberg and distributed by ARTBOOK D.A.P

Her photographs have been featured in The Washington Post, Channel One Russia TV, The Bund Shanghai, Hyperallergic, BmoreArt, Featureshoot, Slate among others. Robinson leads photography workshops throughout the United States. Select exhibitions include Lishui Photography Festival China, Orlando Museum of Art, Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Katzen Art Center at American University, AIPAD NYC and Art Miami. Select collections include American University, Orlando Museum of Art and Spanish Cultural Center, Santo Domingo, DR.

Robinson is University Instructor of Photography at Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland, and faculty at ICP in New York. She received her BFA in photography from The Maryland Institute, College of Art, and MFA in photography from Cranbrook Art Academy in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. She is represented by Addison/Ripley Fine Art. IG: @ebradyrobinson

 
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