Adam Void’s “Visions of Ghosts” & “LTD2″ * @ The 4th Annual Publications & Multiples Fair * D Center Baltimore, MD * March 9th, 10thOpen Space is pleased to announce the Fourth Annual Publications and Multiples Fair on March 9 and 10, 2013. at D Center, 16 West North Avenue, Baltimore, MD, 21218
March 9 & 10, 12 PM – 6PM Saturday & Sunday
This annual event is a celebration and survey of artist publications, prints, and objects produced in multiple. This year's fair promises a wide variety of publications and objects by over 50 independent publishers, galleries and artists from Baltimore and abroad. The fair is free and open to the public.
Adam Void's new photography book, Visions of Ghosts, and the 2011 publication with DROID 907, Live the Dream / Learn to Die 2 will be available at the Dylan Thadani table. Go check it out !!!
Over the last few weeks, Rhiannon Platt and Vandalog have posted a three-part feature on Illegal Graffiti and Street Art in the City of Baltimore. The posts covered the topics of Streets, Rollers, Pieces & Freights. Click on the links to check out the full stories and pictures.
Here's a quick preview of the series.
A few months ago, I was lucky enough to be able to visit Baltimore during their Open Walls Baltimore mural program. In addition to being fortunate enough to meet some of the most amazing artists from around the world, I was also able to explore the many hidden graffiti spots that the area had to offer. With a local writer as my guide, I was able to document over two dozen spots and see a wide range of work. Due to the prolific nature of Baltimore’s graffiti scene, the posts have been divided into three parts: pieces and freights, rollers, and street pieces.
Part one of the Illegal Baltimore series can be found here.
Due to the layout of Baltimore, the city makes the perfect playground for rollers. Built of bridges and tunnels, most of the graffiti spots contain elaborate pieces at eye level with equally as astounding rollers above them. The combination of these tunnels and the large amount of abandoned factories in the area makes for perfect spot to do elaborate, typographical rollers.
Even more astounding to me than the work itself was the number of familiar names I came across in, essentially, middle-of-nowhere Baltimore. People like Reverend, Nugz, Overunder, and Cash4, who had become my household names in New York had found themselves equally as prolific in this city. Through partnering up with local artists such as MTN NGC and Avoid, these New York artists seamlessly blended into the Baltimore scene, creating some interesting visual combinations in these spaces.
Walking around in the abandoned areas of Baltimore gave me a peace of mind that the NYPD would never allow in New York. However, engaging life-long citizens of Baltimore about the graffiti surrounding them in the streets came with its own merits. The blending of New York and Baltimore-based artists that I saw in the the city’s innards was mirrored in its streets. With the, then recent, invasion of international artists for Open Walls Baltimore, the city had become a hub for any east coast street artist to visit. As long as you had friends in the area or on the roster, chances are you ended up there.
Come see Adam Void's MFA Thesis Show, An American Dream.
This immersive installation will feature new paintings, sculptures and writing. An American Dream forces the viewer to interact with often overlooked subcultural groups in a sophisticated and intelligent manner. Topics addressed include homelessness, evangelical religion, freight hopping, protest culture, surveillance and urbanization.
Friday March 23 - April 1
MICA Decker Gallery
1301 West Mount Royal Ave.
Adam Void will have a new mini-zine "Lucky Number Dream Book 2011" available at the art-object sale @ gallery turned supermarket, Current Space's new show, CART. This show is happening during the fun festival known as Artscape.
Location: 421 N. Howard, Baltimore, MD 21201
Reception: July 9, 7-10pm
Curators: Michael Benevento, Monique Crabb and Andrew Liang
The average American makes two trips to buy groceries each week, making supermarkets, mini-marts, and corner stores essential and incredibly influential parts of our everyday lives. All items are bought and sold at these stores using money. Money is earned through labor, and labor comes in countless different packages, much like our food. Through our labor we are inspired and we are exploited. We progress and we are repressed. We survive.
Art is created through labor, but unlike some of the more negative forms labor takes, art stimulates our minds, challenges our imaginations, and expands our vision for the world. Art is at the center of humanity’s continuous evolution, but it remains extraordinarily undervalued by mainstream American society, which is almost solely focused on the seemingly endless cycle of labor and consumption. This limited view of life is slowly eliminating our ability to imagine, dream and think freely.
Through C A R T, Current Space is positing that art is not optional, but essential. It affects all of us internally, whether we are aware of it or not, and it should therefore be considered as fundamental to our daily lives as the products we purchase at grocery stores every week. Therefore, Current Space will be transformed into a fully functional mini-supermarket, complete with aisles, window displays, shopping baskets, and cash registers in an attempt to explore the exchange of artists’ labor for profit in a familiar, everyday setting.
SAME RIVER TWICE: A Night of Art, Music, and Literature.
GSPOT Audio Visual Playground
Saturday, April 23rd, 2011
2980 Falls Road, Baltimore.
6pm-8pm, Art Reception and Limited Edition Book Release: FREE.
8pm-11pm, Literary Reading and Music: 5 dollar suggested donation.
A book of the event’s featured artwork and original writings will be available for a donation. Locally sourced eats will also be available, prepared by local artist, activist, and chef Dane Nester, so it’s recommended you come hungry.
Conceived and curated by the Rotating History Project (Teddy Johnson and Heather Rounds), along with local writer and artist, Joseph Young, SAME RIVER TWICE is a one-night, multidisciplinary arts event exploring personal, historical, environmental, and cultural reactions and interactions with the Jones Falls watershed, the mills that sit along its banks and the people and culture that emerged as a consequence of the area’s industry and development. As part of the Baltimore Green Work's 8th annual Baltimore Green Week—a week long series of events promoting sustainability and the environment—SAME RIVER TWICE includes original, theme-specific work by 19 artists and writers, as well as traditional and old-timey musical performances by The Shapenote Sisters (with special guests Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth LaPrelle) and the Manly Deeds.
VISUAL ART BY:
Lauren Boilini, Elizabeth Crisman, Eb Froehlich, Katie Heater,
Teddy Johnson, Magnolia Laurie, Dane Nester, Christine Sajecki,
Cheyenne Seeley, Dave Snead, Andy Stella, Laura Stella
Renee Tantillo, Paul Taylor, Dominic Terlizzi, Chad Tyler,
Adam Void, Amanda Wren Wagstaff, Joseph Young
WRITING AND LITERARY READING BY:
Linda Franklin, Heather Rounds, Adam Trice, Jennifer Wallace,
John Dermot Woods, Kate Wyer, Joseph Young
ABOUT THE ROTATING HISTORY PROJECT
Through various artistic mediums, the Rotating History Project aims to draw attention to the threads running through our history, culture and environment, without compromising the integrity of our subject matter. For us, history does not begin and end on a page. It moves all around us; alive wherever we may turn our head next. It's a tool for informing our present and future. Although our mediums are the arts, we see our target audience as the larger community, far beyond the scope of art patrons and practitioners. The Rotating History Project was founded by Baltimore based artists Heather Rounds and Teddy Johnson, who work in collaboration with a variety of individuals, specific to the themes of each event. Their first project was The Child Ballads Show in September 2010.
ABOUT THE MUSICIANS
The Shapenote Sisters (with special guests Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth LaPrelle) are a trio of lovely ladies who enjoy drinking tea together, eating treats from far away places (and Trader Joe's) and singing. We mostly sing shapenote songs (hence our current band name) but we also enjoy some early country, old-time and other sister-style harmonies, so don't be surprised when we sing something else! Dark and haunting is our trademark, but we can make you smile, too.
The Manly Deeds plays a style of old-timey American roots music shaped as much by the landscapes of their Baltimore, Maryland, home as by the musical traditions they aspire to. Their songs reflect lives lived in the shadow of the Appalachian Mountains and pulled by Chesapeake Bay tides; nestled at the top of the south and the bottom of the north. The five members, formerly known as The Middle East, use simple string and found instruments to create timeless songs that sound as comfortable plucked from a mountain porch as a city street corner. The band makes no claim to have lived all the lives they sing about, from road-weary travelers, bitter and battered sailors, to workers and lovers. In stead, they search out the common themes in our ordinary and extraordinary moments and the uncertain providence they all lead to.
Gallery open by appointment.
For alternate viewing times contact email@example.com
For event parking directions: http://rotatinghistory.blogspot.com/
MAP's annual silent auction returns! This year’s party will provide a fantastic opportunity to view the work of hundreds of emerging artists, including Adam Void. Proceeds from artwork sales will be split 50/50 between MAP and the artist and will directly support MAP’s exhibitions and programs throughout the year. Food, wine and beer sponsored by TATU.
Show Opens: April 1, 2011 @ 8pm
Maryland Art Place is located at:
Power Plant Live! 8 Market Place, Suite 100, Baltimore, Maryland 21202
Current Gallery will be presenting a group exhibition made up entirely of self portraits people have made of themselves as rock stars. The exhibition will open Friday, January 28, 2011 with an accompanying Xeroxed black and white zine.
SELF PORTRAIT AS ROCK STAR
EXHIBITION DATES: JANUARY 28 - FEBRUARY
CURATED BY GARY KACHADOURIAN
OPENING RECEPTION JANUARY 28, 7-10PM
Valley Peasant: Mount Royal School of Art Fall Exhibition 2010 Baltimore, Maryland – November 19, 2010 –
The opening reception for Valley Peasant is Friday November 19, 2010 from 5–7 pm in the Fox 3 Gallery, located on the third floor of the Fox Building on the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) campus at 1300 West Mount Royal Avenue, Baltimore MD 21217. The exhibition is on display until November 30, 2010.
Valley Peasant features recent work from students at the Mount Royal School of Art, a multidisciplinary graduate program at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). The students at Mount Royal work in a variety of media and disciplines, challenging definitions of contemporary art practice.
Featuring new work by: Elizabeth Ashe, Libby Barbee, Colin Benjamin, Sean Bennett, Ariel Braverman, Emily Campbell, Misha Capecchi, Woojin Chang, Cindy Cheng, Brian Conaty, Madeleine Cutrona, Jon Duff, Zoe Friedman, Laura Hudson, Katie Kehoe, Jonathan Latiano, Grimm Lee, Sarah McNeil, Aaron Miller, Chelsea Ragan, Margaret Rogers, Cheyenne Seeley, Zach Storm and Adam Void.