MARYLAND ART PLACE ANNOUNCES COMPLETION OF HARBOR COURT COMMISSION WITH ARTIST JOWITA WYSZOMIRSKA
January 24, 2017, Maryland Art Place (MAP) is pleased to announce the completion of a publicly commissioned artwork created by Jowita Wyszomirska at The Towers at Harbor Court Condominium (Harbor Court). After a rigorous six-month selection process and an array of studio-visits with local artists, Harbor Court chose Wyszomirska to create a signature work of art for their lobby. The outcome was a large-scale, three-paneled piece titled, “Minute 3”. The work was created using acrylic, conté crayon and markers on panel. Each panel is a staggering 91” x 47 ¼”, and is part of an ongoing series inspired by the weather. “I record and transform weather data to reflect the effects of climate change with regard to freak winter storms, extreme weather changes, and highly fluctuating temperatures,” states Wyszomirska. “After using digital manipulation, I laser cut an output of patterns derived from the satellite imagery of NASA of the Chesapeake region. From there, my process becomes more intuitive as I use the resulting templates for layering, drawing and painting.”
The Towers at Harbor Court Condominium is a luxury “community and facility that fully embraces city living and is uniquely sited and structured to thrive as a part of Baltimore’s downtown Inner Harbor neighborhoods.” Maryland Art Place was brought on board, by former MAP Trustee, Craig M. Gayhardt to facilitate the process in finding the perfect candidate for this public commission. Barbara Valerie, the President of The Towers at Harbor Court Condominium Association, states, “it is striking, elegant and unique... the perfect addition to our condominium lobby. I would encourage the developers of residential and commercial properties in Maryland, and especially Baltimore City, to use the works of the many talented artists who live and work in Maryland to add the perfect finishing touches to their new or renovated buildings.” A sentiment shared by Maryland Art Place’s leadership.
Jowita Wyszomirska is a Polish-American artist with an inter-disciplinary approach to drawing. Her work ranges from site-specific installations to video experimentations. Wyszomirska’s work has been shown in exhibitions including the Baltimore Museum of Art, MD, the VisArts, Rockville, MD, Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, MO; The Temporary, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD, among others. Other honors and awards include the Board of Governor's Award (b-grant) she received from the William G. Baker Jr. Memorial Fund in 2014, and numerous residencies including the Soaring Gardens Residency, Meshoppen, PA, Jentel Foundation, WY; Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, NE, and International School of Painting, Drawing and Sculpture in Umbria, Italy. Wyszomirska received her BFA from the Illinois State University and her MFA from the University of Maryland, College Park. To view the completed piece, please visit Harbor Court located in Baltimore’s downtown inner harbor.
Maryland Art Place (MAP) inspires, supports, and encourages artistic expression through innovative programming, exhibitions, and educational opportunities while recognizing the powerful impact art can have on our community. MAP creates a dynamic environment for artists of our time to engage the public by nurturing and promoting new ideas. MAP has served as a critical resource for contemporary art in the Mid-Atlantic since 1981. MAP is supported by the Maryland State Arts Council and the Baltimore County Commission on the Arts & Sciences. www.mdartplace.org.
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