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2022 Exhibitions

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tet[R]ad: Cultivating Collaborative Creative Community

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: February 21 - February 25

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.

Co-founder of tet[R]ad, Samuel H. Peck  will be in-residence in the Maryland Art Place gallery February 22 - February 25 2022. He is looking forward to engaging gallery visitors in the various community focused collaborative art activities related to the exhibition. Participants will be invited to make a personal contribution to one of the visual journal, add color to one of Desmond Beach’s large scale portraits and make a dialogical drawing with the artist to be added to the evolving community conversation of drawings.

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

 

 

 

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

SK8R GRLS: Life in Motion

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

Vritual Exhibition 

Reception: March 8, 2022 | 5 to 7 pm

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

 

J.M. Giordano's "We Used to Live at Night"

We Used to Live at Night

On View:  May 12 - June 25

Reception: Thursday, May 12 | 6 pm to 9 pm

Maryland Art Place (MAP) is pleased to present J.M. Giordano's "We Used to Live at Night" on view May 12 - June 25. Not since Weegee's Naked City or Brassai's Secret Paris of the 30's has a photobook captured the tapestry of an entire city.

J.M. Giordano's "We Used to Live at Night" (2021, Culture Crush Editions) covers over 25 years of Baltimore After Dark. Underground sex scenes, drag scenes, club scenes, crime scenes, and more are all featured in MAP's upcoming show based on the book.Giordano's first solo show at MAP will feature black and white film and digital photos from all across our city starting in 1994 until COVID ended the old way of living at night for good. 

We Used to Live at Night" has been featured in The Guardian, Washington Post, Huck Magazine, Dazed and Confused Magazine and more.

Join us for the reception on Thursday, May 12 between the hours of 6 pm and 9 pm located at Maryland Art Place, 218 West Saratoga St. COVID compliant. 

 

Out Of Order 2022

4/22/2022

OOO EVENT & SILENT AUCTION: Friday, April 22 | 6 pm - 10 pm

AFTER PARTY: Friday April 22 | 10 pm to 1 am 

TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT! 

VIRTUAL AUCTION LIVE @ 6pm 

PRE-Registering for the event is strongly encouraged CLICK HERE to register in advance! 

BUYER'S GUIDE

Maryland Art Place (MAP) eagerly anticipates the return of its Annual Spring Benefit Exhibition & Silent Auction, Out of Order (OOO) on Friday, April 22, 2022, at 6’oclock in the evening. This year Out of Order turns 25!! The auction will be both a virtual and physical exhibition and will be held in the MAP building located at 218 West Saratoga Street, just within the Bromo Arts District. Out of Order (OOO) is a highly celebrated exhibition-event, and a ‘one-night-only’ opportunity for patrons and collectors to acquire contemporary art at unbelievably low silent auction prices. All bidding will be virtual so make sure to register in advance and bring your device! Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Please bring a mask! For more information check out the BUYER'S GUIDE.

* We will have staff members on-site who will help with the bidding process if needed. Ipads will also be available and a charging station will be set up for your convenience.  

This year’s theme for OOO is  Alice in WOOOnderland!  Jump down the rabbit hole and join the celebration in support of local & regional artists. Tickets are $40 presale and $45 at the door. Tickets include light tastings and an open bar. All tickets also include free entry to KIDOOO, MAP's accompanying youth-driven OOO exhibition to be held on the 2nd floor of the MAP building the very same evening, and the basement after-party.  Parents/guardians of KIDOOO may attend at a discounted price of $25 presale and $30 at the door. Arrow Parking will be providing free parking for OOO guests at the Arrow Lot across the street from Maryland Art Place on Saratoga Street.  Participating artists receive free admission to OOO

Blue Dog BBQ will be catering the event with cornbread by Ale Mary’s!. Beverages include donations from Union Craft Brewing, wine donated by Spirit's of Mt. Vernon & Blue Agave Restaurant + Tequileria, and a signature Alice in Wonderland themed cocktail provided by Dooby’s! Drag Queens Jesus Vice 007 & Ervena Chloe will be passing out temporary tattoos and lollipops. While, DJMikieLove hypes the madness and passes the vibe check. Then fall down the rabbit hole and find us in the basement where DJ Kotic Couture and The Barnyard Sharks will be performing. They slap! Document your evening and snap a photo with Pixilated photobooth with a backdrop courtesy of baltimore-based artist, Laura Amussen

MAP is happy to continue KIDOOO, a youth version of Out of Order.  KIDOOO was created as an opportunity for young artists to exhibit their work in a major arts venue, extending MAP's services to students in elementary, middle and high school level art classes. Sweets for KIDOOO were donated by Bonjour Bakery!

About Out of Order:

By covering the walls from floor to ceiling, Out of Order provides a salon-style display space for hundreds of artists to hang their work wherever they please. OOO plays host to a variety of artists and professionals practicing in the visual arts and is a great opportunity for students and emerging artists to get their feet wet in Baltimore’s creative sector.  

MAP is proud to be partnering with the Art Connection in the Capital Region (ACCR) again this year—a nonprofit that works to enrich lives by increasing access to original visual art in nonprofits throughout Baltimore/DC. Donated artwork is permanently exhibited within the public areas of partnering organizations and becomes part of a public collection. The artwork contributes to the creation of vibrant spaces, encourages dialogue, and fosters wellbeing amongst clients and staff on a daily basis. Check out some of the 100+ nonprofits ACCR has partnered with: artconnection-cr.org

Interested in contributing to OOO? Consider an OOO sponsorship starting at $250. Connect with Amy Cavanaugh Royce: 443.889.0869 or amy@mdartplace.org 

 

Rosa Leff: Sold Separately // Hotel Indigo

Rosa Leff: "Sold Separately"

On View:  March 18, 2022 - May 20, 2022

Reception: May 5, 2022 | 5 to 7 pm

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

Maryland Art Place in partnership with Hotel Indigo Baltimore is pleased to present "Sold Separately, a paper -cut series by baltimore-based artist, Rosa Leff.  The exhibition is on view at Hotel Indigo Baltimore, located at 24 West Franklin St. from March 18th - May 20th. A public reception will take place May 5th from 5 to 7 pm. 

Bio

Between painting alongside her grandmother and watching her father build reproduction antique furniture, Rosa Leff grew up seeing no distinction between fine art and craft.  What mattered was that things were made by hand and done well.  It is with that in mind that she creates her hand cut paper pieces.  Each of Leff’s papercuts is cut by hand from a single sheet of paper using a knife.  Her cityscapes are based on photos she’s taken in her neighborhood and all over the world.  While Leff is best known for her ability to capture thin tangles of powerlines and intricate brickwork, she also enjoys experimenting with novel media such as paper plates and paper towels.  Leff delights in bringing a modern, urban perspective to a traditional folk medium.  

Leff has served on the board of The Guild of American Papercutters (GAP). In addition to being a GAP member she is a member of The Paper Artist Collective.  Leff has exhibited her work throughout the United States and in China.  She resides in Baltimore with her husband and chihuahuas, Chalupa and Refrito.

Sold Separately

"As I look at this collection of work I can’t help but think about the remarkable amount of energy we all spend hustling.  Whether you love what you do or it’s just a job we all have something motivating us to keep going.  I find it highly unlikely that any 7-year-old has every proudly proclaimed that one day they would have their very own store specializing in discount communion dresses, but I did once explain to a kindergartener that he actually could turn his passion for cheese into a career.*  

It might be hard to think of going to work each day at a laundromat, a discount shoe store, or a used car dealership as living the dream.  But the fact is every business, even bodegas and $7 buffets, did start with a dream.   For city kids like me, it doesn’t get any better than a good tag on a store front grate, a tavern with a dated sign, or a perfectly placed grease-soaked food stall at midnight.  I cut every last detail I can of these shops because I want you to slow down and appreciate all that went into them— Everything they represent.  Afterall, the dream is free but the hustle is sold separately."

* Anthony, if you ever decide to open your own cheese shop I’d love to make a papercut of it for you.  I think about you every single time I eat a grilled cheese.  

We hope to see you Thursday, May 5  from 5 - 7pm for the opening reception.

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

 

Howie Doolittle: Everythang’s Gonna Be All Right” @ Hotel Indigo

Howie Doolittle: Everythang’s Gonna Be All Right” 

On View:  May 20, 2022 - September 9, 2022

Reception:June 9, 2022 | 5 to 7 pm

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

Maryland Art Place in partnership with Hotel Indigo Baltimore and Alex Cooper Auctioneers is pleased to present "Everythang’s Gonna Be All Right” featuring artwork by Howard Charles Doolittle. Howie Doolittle, born Baltimore, MD, 1940, died Verdun, France, in 1966 during the Vietnam War.The exhibition is on view at Hotel Indigo Baltimore, located at 24 West Franklin St. from May 20th - September 9. A public reception will take place June 9th from 5 to 7 pm

Alex Cooper Auctioneers is pleased to collaborate with the Maryland Art Place to present the work of Baltimore-born artist, Howie Doolittle.  Doolittle, a graduate of North Texas State University, was on the brink of a successful career as a visual artist.  Prior to being drafted, his work was shown in multiple exhibitions and received an honorary citation from the Texas Fine Arts Association for commendable work. Doolittle, was an early activist of the Civil Rights Movement, profoundly moved by the inequalities he saw around him.  His work, though decades old, reflects an ongoing struggle and resonates just as strongly today.  If the viewer was unaware of the date of the piece, it is likely they would be viewed as contemporary.
 

Howie used his work as a voice for change. He was active in local and on-campus civil rights organizations and his art serves as a historical commentary of the world he was seeing.  A number of the pieces are poignant statements on social injustice.  “Everythang’s Gonna Be All Right” and “Million $ Patriot” invite the viewer to examine the social landscape more deeply.  The imagery is thought provoking and compelling. 

One wonders what Doolittle could have achieved had his life not tragically been cut short due to an acute asthma attack while stationed in Europe. His remaining works were entrusted to his sister who lives on the Eastern Shore and felt driven to give his work one final exhibition.  The works will be on view at the Hotel Indigo until the end of summer and then be available at auction on August 27th at bid.alexcooper.com.

We hope to see you Thursday, June 9  from 5 - 7pm for the opening reception.

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

For more information, please contact Kathleen Hamill at kathleen@alexcooper.com or Caitlin Gill at caitlin@mdartplace.org.

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