Draw it OUT!

There is an amazing drawing program coming up end of February - March! The "Draw it OUT" drawing program and exhibition encourages students and faculty to build upon developing skills, explore drawing in changing, incisive ways toward individual and collective study, research, and long-term growth. In recent years, there has been growing interest in drawing as a broad practice with many applications and understandings concerning all it might include. This extends towards various disciplines & visual forms of engagement: the broader interest is partially due to developing technologies and increased inter-disciplinary approaches regarding artistic practice.

Artist led workshops and lectures are open to the public! Must RSVP in advance - limited space in each workshop.

Visit the site for more information! https://inside.mica.edu/drawitout/about-5

 

Curated by Renee van der Stelt and Gerald Ross.

William Downes "NEXUS, SEXUS, PLEXUS series of systems" Dashboard Co-op, Atlanta,GA - Downes will lead one of the workshops for Draw it OUT

William Downes "NEXUS, SEXUS, PLEXUS series of systems" Dashboard Co-op, Atlanta,GA - Downes will lead one of the workshops for Draw it OUT

Layers //// Its Not Complicated (But It Is) @ Current Space

Check out an upcoming show of local artists at the Current Space!

Current Space is proud to present Layers, an exhibition featuring latest works by Elena Johnston and Monique Crabb. AND Its Not Complicated (But It Is), a solo exhibition by Sara Havekotte.

Opening Reception : November 11, 7 - 10pm
Exhibition Duration : November 11 - December 3
Gallery Hours : Sat & Sun, 12 - 4pm

LAYERS is an interwoven collection of paintings and quilts by Baltimore-based artists Elena Johnston and Monique Crabb. In the past several years, Johnston and Crabb have shifted their personal art practices to incorporate new mediums and materials while relying heavily on experimentation as a driving force. The result is a new collection of work that celebrates color and shape in all of their forms.

It’s Not Complicated (But It Is) showcases a world where the trials of growing up in the Internet age are merged with art history. Sara’s work encompasses two larger topics, modern day social culture and the history of women’s representation in art. The subjects in Sara’s paintings take cue’s from her daily routines, her body, and her daily interactions. In her works, Sara asks the questions “how do we create a community in today’s world while maintaining personal freedom, and can we achieve both painlessly. “ In works such as Don’t, Go, Don’t Go, I Don’t Know, we see the back and forth between deciding what to do with an unpredictable lover and realizing you carry the same unpredictability in yourself. 

http://www.currentspace.com/

https://www.facebook.com/events/301990840278632/

 

Sara Havekotte, (Untitled), acrylic on canvas, 2017

Sara Havekotte, (Untitled), acrylic on canvas, 2017

Mark Bradford in Baltimore on November 11!

The Necessity of Tomorrow(s): Mark Bradford—Making a Path

November 11 @ 11:30AM -3:30Am

How do you make a path to power where none exists? How do you assess a community's needs and create access for a community to self-determine?

The first event of the BMA's new series, The Necessity of Tomorrow(s), brings together one of the most accomplished artists of his generation, Mark Bradford, and BMA Dorothy Wagner Wallis Director Christopher Bedford for a conversation exploring how the artist grapples with these and other key questions in his artistic practice and community-based work.

Doors open with performances curated by SunSets with spoken word artist Kondwani Fidel, jazz musician Clarence Ward III & Dat Feel Good band, and DJ Pierre Bennu. Enjoy light refreshments, community conversation, and a collaborative activity to map the future with Baltimore-based artist Graham Coreil-Allen.

Mark Bradford, "Spoiled Foot" [detail], mixed media on canvas, lumber, loan sheeting, drywall, dimensions variable, 2016| Photo: Joshua White, courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth

Mark Bradford, "Spoiled Foot" [detail], mixed media on canvas, lumber, loan sheeting, drywall, dimensions variable, 2016| Photo: Joshua White, courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth

Njideka Akunyili Crosby to speak at MICA 10/25

October 25 · 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Free

Join us at the Falvey Hall auditorium at the Maryland Institute College of Art to hear Njideka Akunyili Crosby, winner of the 2017 MacArthur Genius Fellowship, talk about her new suite of works on view at the BMA with BMA Senior Curator Kristen Hileman. Her layered, mixed media paintings explore the artist’s experience of moving from Nigeria to the United States and navigating cultures. Learn more about the meanings embedded in her complex constructions composed of paint, fabric, and photographic transfers.

This program is presented in partnership with Maryland Institute College of Art Painting Department.

 

https://artbma.org/events/2017-25-10.CrosbyTalk

http://njidekaakunyili.com/

Portals (Left Panel), 2016, Acrylic, transfers, colored pencils, collage and commemorative fabric on paper, 7 ft. × 8 ft.

Portals (Left Panel), 2016, Acrylic, transfers, colored pencils, collage and commemorative fabric on paper, 7 ft. × 8 ft.