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.
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.