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Exhibitions

 

2011 Exhibitions

What's to come at MAP

Small Magic: Photographic Transformations

Reception: February 3, 6-8pm
February 3-March 19, 2011

MAP's 2011 Curators' Incubator series begins with Small Magic: Photographic Transformations curated by Nate Larson. Small Magic features the photography of Adam Ekberg, Peter Happel Christian, John Mann, Libby Rowe, Christine Shank, Michael Sherwin and Marni Shindelman, contemporary artists who work with materials on a small scale to construct a staging ground for their images. Their photographs transform the ordinary to suggest new and inventive ways of understanding our perceptions of the world.

Events:

February 3, 6-8pm: Reception and Curator’s Talk

February 22, 6-8pm: Baltimore Photograms Workshop with Peter Happel Christian
During the mid 1800s, Anna Atkins made hundreds of photogram images of algae specimens found in the British Isles. She used cyanotype paper to document the small, natural elements of her surroundings using a simple, but striking, technology. In this workshop, we’ll keep Ms. Atkins in mind as we explore the potential of a rudimentary photographic process, making photograms with cyanotype paper, to document the small, but significant, elements of Baltimore. Using urban specimens (specks, scraps, and bits of stuff from the city) collected by participants, this hands-on workshop will archive the overlooked and forgettable.

February 26, 2-4pm: Paper House Workshop with Libby Rowe
Artist Libby Rowe builds small house structures from various materials to be photographed. The materials and the environment chosen for each photograph hold symbolic significance necessary to the reading of each image. Participants in this hands-on workshop will collaborate with the artist to build a city of paper houses that will be recorded in a new photographic artwork by the artist.

Out of Order 2011


April 1, 2011

On April 1, 2011, MAP hosted its most successful Out of Order fundraiser to date!

To the benefit of Maryland Art Place, 368 artists participated in Out of Order (OOO), our annual Do-It-Yourself exhibition and silent auction. The party was well attended (as always) and everyone had a blast. Nearly 37% of the art sold—thanks to the our veteran collectors and newbies, too! Proceeds from art sales will be split 50/50 between the artists and MAP and will directly to support the year-round programming that we offer to the public free of charge.

MAP was pleased to offer - for the second year - an opportunity for artists to contribute their work to a good cause. 25 of this years participating artists chose to donate their unsold art to The Art Connection in the Capital Region (ACCR). ACCR expands community access to art by the placement of donated original work in the facilities of not-for-profit organizations with social service missions, such as battered women’s shelters and children’s centers.

Many people helped make Out of Order 2011 an amazing event, including the OOO Committee, co-chairs Eric Lewis and Alexis Sinex, event Sponsors, MAP’s Board of Trustees and staff, participating artists and our enthusiastic volunteers.

New Wallworks


April 20-June 11, 2011

Maryland Art Place presents an exhibition of works by contemporary artists exploring the boundaries between painting and sculpture, organized by MAP’s new consulting curator Michael Klein. New Wallworks will include works by Ann Agee, Stuart Arends, Luca Buvoli, Greg Colson, Ken Fandell, Charles Goldman, Greg Lamarche, Matthew McCaslin, Cordy Ryman and Rebecca Smith.

These energetic artists, each with his or her style and aesthetic principles, represent the many directions of contemporary art at work today, whether it is making use of abstract forms and structures or illustrating representational scenes. And while they explore different visual ideas and express different concerns about content they do share an interest in redefining that traditional divide that exists between painting and sculpture. The artists selected for this exhibition imagine their work as functioning, in part, to expand on what we define a painting or a sculpture to be.

Young Blood 2011

Artists' Talk and Reception: Wednesday, June 29, 6-8pm
June 29-August 27, 2011

Maryland Art Place presents an exhibition of work by recent Masters of Fine Art graduates from the Maryland Institute College of Art, The University of Maryland, College Park, Towson University, and The University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

This year's Young Blood exhibition includes work by Amy Boone-McCreesh, Jesse Burrowes, Jill Fannon, Robert Guevara, Adam Junior, Linling Lu, Sarah McNeil, Wun Ting Wendy Tai, and Katie Taylor.

Painting in Parts

September 15, 2011: Curators' Talk 6pm, Reception 7pm
September 15-October 29, 2011

One of MAP’s most ambitious exhibitions to date, Painting in Parts draws connections between three generations of painters—some who are in their eighties and some of whom are young and emerging—all of whom are working in the Minimalist style. Including works by such influential artists as Jo Baer and Robert Mangold, this exhibition brings to Baltimore rarely-seen, valuable paintings from private collections alongside new pieces by young, contemporary Minimalists. In making connections between these works, Painting in Parts investigates the expansion of the minimalist style and the ongoing exploration of its principles in the contemporary arena.

Artists: Anne Appleby, Jo Baer, Jake Berthot, Daniel Buren, Alan Charlton, Thomas Downing, Don Dudley, Luke Frost, Yunhee Min, Tadaaki Kuwayama, and Robert Mangold.

 

IMPACT

Main Event: 6:30pm, After Party: 9:30pm
November 11, 2011

On behalf of the Board of Trustees and staff of Maryland Art Place, we wish to thank the attendees, supporters and artists of MAP’s Fall Benefit Exhibition and Silent Auction, IMPACT, held on Friday, November 11, 2011 (11.11.11). We celebrated MAP’s 30th anniversary, honored twelve dynamic women who’ve made generous contributions to the Baltimore art community, featured five Grace Hartigan paintings for the first time in the MAP galleries and highlighted the work of locally and nationally-based artists in the silent auction.

The evening began with a special presentation for the twelve women we honored. Barbie Hart and Karen Bokram welcomed and thanked everyone in attendance and introduced Mayor Stephanie Rawlings – Blake and Sue Hess as the presenters. Both Rawlings-Blake and Hess spoke about each honoree and presented them with a gift created by artist and MAP Board Trustee, Michel Modell.

Gala guests had a chance to mingle with the IMPACT sponsors, honorees, artists and board members while bidding on the silent auction work and enjoying the fine food provided by Chef’s Expressions and the sounds of the entertaining Swingin’ Swamis band. At 9:30p the atmosphere shifted into the IMPACT After Party. Additional guests were invited to the party and danced to the soundwaves of DJ Charisse Nichols, while enjoying a 3D video projection by Kristen Anchor.

For the first time, MAP created a silent auction website, www.mapauction.org, where all of the work and artists were featured before, during and after the IMPACT event. Any unsold work will be available on this site and in the gallery until Friday, December 16.

We’re pleased to report that this year’s gala grossed over $115,000 and 11 works in the silent auction sold the evening of 11.11.11. MAP values the participating artists and pleased to offer them 40% of their sales. Proceeds from the event will directly support MAP’s programming and educational initiatives throughout the upcoming year.

We greatly appreciate everyone who helped to make this year’s event a true success: the IMPACT committee, sponsors, in-kind donations, artists, interns and volunteers, without whom this event would not have been possible.

Honorees: Marin Alsop. Rheda Becker. Doreen Bolger. Suzi Cordish. Lynn Deering. Ethel Ennis. Nancy Grasmick. Patricia Joseph. Leslie King-Hammond. Mary Ann Mears. Joyce J. Scott. Leslie Shepard

Artists: Amy Boone-McCreesh, Mina Cheon, Hasan Elahi, Bean Finneran, Dawn Gavin, Ryan Hoover, Deborah Kass, Kate MacKinnon, Kim Manfredi, Katherine Mann, Michel Modell, Cara Ober, David Peikon, Rachel Rotenberg, Joyce J. Scott, Hadieh Shafie, Jo Smail, René Treviño, Elizabeth Wade, Yuriko Yamaguchi

Committee: Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Honorary Chair; Gina Adams, Christine Bangs, Jordan Faye Block, Karen Bokram, Suzi Cordish, Maggie Cordish, Sasenka Dalury, Laure Drogoul, Peggy Fox, Dawn Gavin, Marian Glebes, Fredye Gross, Barbie Hart, Patricia Joseph, Leslie King-Hammond, Mary Ann Mears, Laurie Miller, Oriet Milmoe, Allison Parker - Abromitis, Amy Eva Raehse, Karen Schaftel, Terri Taber, Jessica D’Argenio Waller

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