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Will the Circle Be Unbroken?

Will the Circle Be Unbroken?

Art: BMI shows Baltimore was the heart of banjo production By Geoffrey Himes 4/16/2014
Conflicts of Interest

Conflicts of Interest

Art: Steelworking, square-dancing, and the f-word By Baynard Woods 4/16/2014
Art Review: InDirect Effect

Art Review: InDirect Effect

Art: Large-scale works reflect on perspective and structure By Bret McCabe 4/9/2014
Art Seen

Art Seen

Art: Conflicts of Interest By Baynard Woods 4/9/2014
Just a Shot Away

Just a Shot Away

Art: Sterling Ruby’s soft sculptures offer a flaccid take on soft power By Baynard Woods 4/2/2014
Alex Queral Face|Book

Alex Queral Face|Book

Art: Sculptures skirt the line between art and kitsch By Bret McCabe 3/26/2014
Light Touch

Light Touch

Art: Maryland Art Place show at BWI presents an appropriately international group of artists By Michael Farley 3/19/2014
The Malady of Knowledge

The Malady of Knowledge

Art: French artist mixes science and myth in film By Baynard Woods 3/12/2014
Art Seen

Art Seen

Art: Grosse Fatigue and PMV V By Baynard Woods 3/12/2014
No-Tell Hotel

No-Tell Hotel

Art: Two revamped hotels offer different models of engagement with the arts community By Baynard Woods 3/5/2014
Future Primitive

Future Primitive

Art: Rene Trevino melds the ancient and the modern in a series of paintings By Fallon Chase 3/5/2014
Art Review: The Kinsey Collection

Art Review: The Kinsey Collection

Art: Traveling exhibit highlights African-American history and art By Karen Peltier 2/26/2014
BiPolar

BiPolar

Art: School 33’s five-artist exhibit vacillates between elusive and alluring By Bret McCabe 2/12/2014
German Expressionism: A Revolutionary Spirit

German Expressionism: A Revolutionary Spirit

Art: German Expressionist show at the BMA sheds light on our own times By Baynard Woods 2/5/2014

Art Seen

Art: Buymoreart By Baynard Woods 2/5/2014
Art Market

Art Market

Art: Michael Scoggins’ alter ego challenges the workings of the art world By By Rebekah Kirkman 1/29/2014
Madeleine Keesing: Particles

Madeleine Keesing: Particles

Art: Madeleine Keesing makes a major breakthrough at 73 By Baynard Woods 1/22/2014
Art of War

Art of War

Art: Coco Fusco investigates the role of aesthetics in human aggression By Bret McCabe 1/8/2014
Art Review: Momento Mori

Art Review: Momento Mori

Art: Adam Estes creates apocalyptic vision in three styles By Baynard Woods 1/8/2014
Pushing Paint

Pushing Paint

Art: Two new shows highlight Expressionist-style oil painting By Baynard Woods 1/1/2014
Egypt’s Mysterious Book of the Faiyum

Egypt’s Mysterious Book of the Faiyum

Art: Walters show delves into ancient Egyptian book By Baynard Woods 12/25/2013
Total Submersion

Total Submersion

Art: Seth Adelsberger’s new paintings mine forgotten corners of art history and explore the sterility of the contemporary world By Rebekah Kirkman 12/18/2013
The Nature of Things

The Nature of Things

Art: John Ruppert’s photographs advance his sculptural themes By Rebecca Scott Lord 12/10/2013
The End of the World as We Know It

The End of the World as We Know It

Art: Kate MacKinnon contemplates environmental crisis in formally austere paintings and drawings By Maura Callahan 11/27/2013
Life in Caricature

Life in Caricature

Art: KAL has been drawing—and occasionally influencing—history for 35 years By Baynard Woods 11/27/2013
Color Coded

Color Coded

Art: BMA puts Morris Louis in the company of Rothko, Stella, and de Kooning By Rebekah Kirkman 11/20/2013
Droning On

Droning On

Art: UMBC show takes on technology, capitalism, and warfare By H. Dean Freeman 11/20/2013
No Safe Harbor

No Safe Harbor

Art: Laura Amussen’s first solo show in seven years is awash in tension By Bret McCabe 11/13/2013
Daddy’s Girl

Daddy’s Girl

Art: BMA shows dozens of Matisse’s drawings of his daughter By Rebekah Kirkman 10/30/2013
Art Review: Human Soul and Machine: The Coming Singularity

Art Review: Human Soul and Machine: The Coming Singularity

Art: AVAM’s stunning new show doesn’t need much backstory By Geoffrey Himes 10/9/2013
Art Review: Dick Turpin: The Spurious Highwayman

Art Review: Dick Turpin: The Spurious Highwayman

Art: David Brewster’s landscapes aren’t afraid of breaking the rules By Rebekah Kirkman 10/9/2013
Art Review: Man Cave and Observations from the In-Between

Art Review: Man Cave and Observations from the In-Between

Art: Two shows at Jordan Faye revel in the forms of dude-itude By Rebecca Scott Lord 9/25/2013
Down to Earth (with a rooftop deck)

Down to Earth (with a rooftop deck)

Art: Gallery 788 moves to Hampden By Rebecca Scott Lord 9/11/2013
Not Yet in Ruin

Not Yet in Ruin

Art: James Bouché takes the memory out of memorials By Rebecca Scott Lord 9/4/2013
Psychokinesis, Qu’est que c’est?

Psychokinesis, Qu’est que c’est?

Art: D’Metrius Rice steals, borrows, appropriates, and misappropriates to arrive at original visual language By Bret McCabe 8/21/2013
Photo Real

Photo Real

Art: Two exhibits examine longevity and decay with photos, film, and models By Michael Farley 7/31/2013
Infinite Digress

Infinite Digress

Art: Wham City artist turns online experience into art By Baynard Woods 7/24/2013
Cosmic Junk

Cosmic Junk

Art: Two shows investigate the infinite and the personal By Rebecca Scott Lord 7/17/2013
Art Courant

Art Courant

Art: City Paper’s roundup of the finalists for the $25,000 Sondheim Prize By Baynard Woods 7/10/2013
Scrawls and Whispers

Scrawls and Whispers

Art: School 33’s biennial exhibit shows cohesion and curatorial restraint By Cara Ober 7/10/2013
Patchwork Beauty

Patchwork Beauty

Art: Collage artist Mirlande Jean-Gilles uses her art to cope with tragedy By Michael A. Gonzales 7/3/2013
Smoke and the Water

Smoke and the Water

Art: Two solo shows exhibit mastery of medium By Bret McCabe 6/19/2013
Selfie

Selfie

Art: Despite its name, this new show at Guest Spot graciously has nothing to do with the pictures people always take of themselves with cellphones. By Baynard Woods 6/19/2013
Cool For Cats

Cool For Cats

Art: New EMP exhibit recalls “godawfulism”—in a good way By Bret McCabe 5/29/2013
There’s an App for that

There’s an App for that

Art: MICA professor Timothy App uses simple forms to evoke imagery both universal and personal By Marcus Civin 5/22/2013
Floating World

Floating World

Art: Hidenori Ishii captures Fukushima disaster in acrylic paintings By Baynard Woods 4/17/2013
Rogue Galleries

Rogue Galleries

Art: Baltimore art spaces continue to impress By Baynard Woods 4/17/2013
Trompe Le Monde

Trompe Le Monde

Art: Conor Backman’s philosophical puzzles fool the I By Baynard Woods 4/10/2013
Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dandy

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dandy

Art: Richard Caton Woodville lived fast, died young, and left some beautiful paintings By Baynard Woods 4/3/2013
Guide for the Perplexed

Guide for the Perplexed

Art: The Walters’ Ben Ezra ark door begs for context By Evan Serpick 3/27/2013
Comic Relief

Comic Relief

Art: Sophiajacob show examines nature of humor in art By Jasmine Sarp 3/27/2013
Persian Visions

Persian Visions

Art: Contemporary Photography from Iran By Bret McCabe 3/20/2013
Only Connect

Only Connect

Art: Four artists explore our interactions and connections with strangers By Michael Farley 3/13/2013
Coffee, whiskey, and Art in Station North

Coffee, whiskey, and Art in Station North

Art: Walking into Bohemian Coffee House on North Charles Street, one may recognize a few faces from around Station North By Baynard Woods 3/13/2013
Make It New

Make It New

Art: BMA shows how Max Weber brought modernism to America By Baynard Woods 3/6/2013
Somebody’s Watching Me

Somebody’s Watching Me

Art: Hasan Elahi turns surveillance into art By Michael Farley 2/20/2013
Liaisons Dangereuses

Liaisons Dangereuses

Art: Open Space show examines freedom, pleasure, and morality By Michael Farley 2/13/2013
Lost in Place

Lost in Place

Art: Interactive show at Creative Alliance investigates our relationship to maps, space, and each other. By Bret McCabe 2/6/2013
The Old, Weird Baltimore

The Old, Weird Baltimore

Art: Raoul Middleman’s bold new work recalls a long-gone era By Baynard Woods 2/6/2013
In the Long Run

In the Long Run

Art: Artist explores adventure, endurance in walk from Baltimore to Washington By Chloe Helton-Gallagher 1/30/2013
The World is Flat

The World is Flat

Art: Local artist changes perspective By Michael Farley 1/16/2013
Rental Wonderland

Rental Wonderland

Art: The City Art Building’s gallery steps up its game By Baynard Woods 1/9/2013
Beyond Ruin Porn

Beyond Ruin Porn

Art: James Singewald attempts to document history through Baltimore’s abandoned buildings By Brandon Weigel 1/2/2013
Natural Art

Natural Art

Art: Lisa Dillin talks about making “products” that mimic our longing for nature By Baynard Woods 1/2/2013
Toward a New Form Order

Toward a New Form Order

Art: Featuring the works of Baltimore’s Lisa Dillin and New York’s Matthew Northridge By Baynard Woods 1/2/2013
Abundant offerings

Abundant offerings

Art: Two shows highlight gallery’s elegant new space By Baynard Woods 12/26/2012
Window Shopping

Window Shopping

Art: Current Gallery show centers around private obsessions By Baynard Woods 12/19/2012
Meditations in Green

Meditations in Green

Art: Jack W. Schneider’s show explores the color scheme of 1980s America By By Baynard Woods 12/12/2012
Digital Dada

Digital Dada

Art: Collaborative show shines light on the blurred lines of modern life By By Baynard Woods 12/5/2012
Surface Tension

Surface Tension

Art: Two shows place experience above image By Bret McCabe 11/28/2012
Reinventing the BMA

Reinventing the BMA

Art: Old meets new in ambitious Contemporary Wing By Chloe Helton-Gallagher 11/21/2012
ReInstitutionalized

ReInstitutionalized

Art: Guest Spot’s new show takes inclusive view of culture By Chloe Helton-Gallagher 11/7/2012
Strangers in a Strange Land

Strangers in a Strange Land

Art: Walters explores the role of Africans in the world of Shakespeare and Leonardo da Vinci By Evan Serpick 10/24/2012
Our Bodies, our Selves

Our Bodies, our Selves

Art: Joyce Scott’s solo show contorts identities By Marcus Civin 10/17/2012
Agony and Ecstasy

Agony and Ecstasy

Art: New AVAM show draws on stories dark and light By Geoffrey Himes 10/10/2012
Back to the Future

Back to the Future

Art: Open Space show mines 1970s sci-fi speculation By Bret McCabe 9/26/2012
Post War

Post War

Art: Post Typography explores patriotism, war, and baseball in OSAYCANYOUSEE By Chloe Helton-Gallagher 9/5/2012
Art Opening

Art Opening

Art: Doreen Bolger talks about the reopening of the BMA’s Contemporary Wing and its place in the city’s art ecosystem By Baynard Woods 8/29/2012
Contemporary Conceptions

Contemporary Conceptions

Art: Kristen Hileman, the BMA’s curator of contemporary art, brings new work to the collection By Baynard Woods 8/29/2012
Portrait of the Artist as wanderer

Portrait of the Artist as wanderer

Art: Alix Ayme’s art explores a world in upheaval By Marcus Civin 8/29/2012
Fall Art Highlights

Fall Art Highlights

Art: Current Space, Zim Zum, Nudashank, David Kaufmann, and more 8/29/2012
Casting Call

Casting Call

Art: Baltimore artist attacks social issues with life casting By Matt Kelley 8/8/2012
Mountain Man

Mountain Man

Art: Gallery Four goes wild By Baynard Woods 8/8/2012
Old Guard

Old Guard

Art: C. Grimaldis highlights some of Maryland’s biggest names in art By Jasmine Sarp 7/31/2012
King of the Road

King of the Road

Art: Jim Lucio brings the wonders of the open road to this year’s Artscape By Jenn Ladd 7/18/2012
National Parking Garage

National Parking Garage

Art: Artists transform Station North garage into a national park for Artscape By Charles Cohen 7/18/2012
Artscape Gallery Guide

Artscape Gallery Guide

Art: Artscape has so many satellite galleries you could spend the whole weekend running from one to the next. View the works of artists from all over the world at Area 405, with their exhibit Go West. They’re featuring artists from France, Finland, Germany, Sc By Lauren Murray 7/18/2012
Charm City Art Space 10th Anniversary

Charm City Art Space 10th Anniversary

Art: Looking back on the first decade of the Charm City Art Space By Michael Byrne 7/4/2012
Black Life In  Black And White

Black Life In Black And White

Art: The Afro’s anniversary prompts re-examination of the African-American 20th century experience By Evan Serpick 7/4/2012
Art of the party

Art of the party

Art: Terry Thompson’s paintings draw on his days as a Baltimore club DJ By Bret Mccabe 6/27/2012
Creature Comforts

Creature Comforts

Art: What happens when the Walters asks the public to curate a show? By Max Robinson 6/20/2012
<em>Polipop and Paintings</em>

Polipop and Paintings

Art: A raucous pop-art exhibition paints the town red By Chloe Helton-Gallagher 6/6/2012
<em>Threshold</em>

Threshold

Art: A quiet, meditative exhibition forgoes the acute angles in favor of rectangular forms and a comfortable symmetry By Alex Ebstein 5/30/2012
<em>Water Sonettos</em>

Water Sonettos

Art: Collaborative exhibit emphasizes the importance of water By Baynard Woods 5/9/2012
Creative Comeback

Creative Comeback

Art: D’metrius Rice’s first solo show includes work made in the aftermath of a brutal beating By Bret McCabe 5/9/2012
Geoffrey  Baker

Geoffrey Baker

Art: A local photographer talks about documenting the survivors of the toughest marathon in the world By Lee Gardner 5/2/2012
<em>Pulled: Evidence of a Print Community</em>

Pulled: Evidence of a Print Community

Art: An exhibition of local printmakers demonstrates the dazzling possibilities of the medium By Andrea Appleton 5/2/2012
Trenton Doyle Hancock

Trenton Doyle Hancock

Art: Using Globe Poster’s classic letterpress tools, Trenton Doyle Hancock gives the Baltimore Contemporary Print Fair a fresh new look By Andrea Appleton 4/25/2012
Carl J. Murphy Fine Arts Center

Carl J. Murphy Fine Arts Center

Art: Most Baltimoreans remain unfamiliar with Morgan State’s ambitious arts venue, now a decade old By Lionel Foster 4/25/2012
<em>The Aesthetic of Intimacy</em>

The Aesthetic of Intimacy

Art: Goucher College exhibition explores the hidden realm of the interpersonal By Alex Ebstein 4/25/2012
The Memory Vault

The Memory Vault

Art: A peek inside a museum that time—and nearly everybody else—forgot By Andrea Appleton 4/18/2012
<em>Walk The Line</em>

Walk The Line

Art: A new exhibition attempts to explore the idea of boundaries By Andrea Appleton 4/11/2012
<em>Command Z: Artists Working With Phenomena and Technology</em>

Command Z: Artists Working With Phenomena and Technology

Art: A UMBC exhibition uses modern technology to make magic By Andrea Appleton 4/4/2012
<em>Division of Labor</em>

Division of Labor

Art: Exhibition celebrates the allure of the arduously handmade By Chloe Helton-Gallagher 3/28/2012
<em>Dandy Lion</em>

Dandy Lion

Art: An army of black dandies storms the Reginald F. Lewis Museum By Lionel Foster 3/14/2012
<em>The Sum of The Parts</em>

The Sum of The Parts

Art: Impressive show by a rookie curator focuses on repetition By Andrea Appleton 3/14/2012
<em>Twosomes</em>

Twosomes

Art: Mark Chester’s witty photo pairings have a curious resonance By Michelle Gienow 3/7/2012
Lesser Gonzalez Alvarez: <em>Make/Shift</em>

Lesser Gonzalez Alvarez: Make/Shift

Art: Local artist uses images of consumerism to deliver a scathing critique By Bret McCabe 2/29/2012
<em>Staging Over Manipulation</em>

Staging Over Manipulation

Art: Gallery show examines the relationship between art, marketing, and even art marketing By Lee Gardner 2/22/2012
<em>Exploring Art of the Ancient Americas</em>

Exploring Art of the Ancient Americas

Art: A richly varied collection of pre-Columbian art comes to the Walters By Andrea Appleton 2/15/2012
<em>Imaging and Digital Arts MFA Thesis Exhibition</em>

Imaging and Digital Arts MFA Thesis Exhibition

Art: A UMBC MFA exhibition dazzles with its scope, quality, and sense of fun By Andrea Appleton 2/8/2012
<em>Construct</em>

Construct

Art: A new exhibition unpacks the term “construct” and manages to delight By Andrea Appleton 2/1/2012
<em>Under Cover</em>

Under Cover

Art: Latest MICA Exhibition Development Seminar exhibit explores the shrinking margins of personal space By Andrea Appleton 2/1/2012
Lou Joseph: <em>Search Engine</em>

Lou Joseph: Search Engine

Art: Solo show includes every piece the artist still owns By Andrea Appleton 1/18/2012
<em>Hand Held: Personal Arts from Africa</em>

Hand Held: Personal Arts from Africa

Art: An African art exhibition celebrates the beauty in everyday objects By Andrea Appleton 1/11/2012
Baltimore Designer Stevie Boi

Baltimore Designer Stevie Boi

Art: Boi wonder sees the world through jewel-covered glasses By Baynard Woods 1/4/2012
<em>Moving Right Along</em>

Moving Right Along

Art: The Contemporary Museum engages the transitory with an exhibit at Penn Station By Baynard Woods 12/28/2011
Mary Sebera, Senior Painting Conservator at the BMA

Mary Sebera, Senior Painting Conservator at the BMA

Art: Meticulously rejuvenating paintings, inch by inch By Andrea Appleton 12/28/2011
Chul Hyun Ahn explores the <em>Infinite Void</em>

Chul Hyun Ahn explores the Infinite Void

Art: The humble materials in Ahn’s work help preserve an approachable quality By Lee Gardner 12/21/2011
<em>The Common Object</em>

The Common Object

Art: An exhibition celebrates the possibilities inherent in a dish towel By Andrea Appleton 12/21/2011
<em>Strange Magic</em>

Strange Magic

Art: Group show is both entertaining and bewitching By Andrea Appleton 12/14/2011
<em>Fields of Vision</em>

Fields of Vision

Art: A collective hopes to invigorate Baltimore’s photography scene By Andrea Appleton 12/7/2011
Arts Advocate Nancy Haragan Passes

Arts Advocate Nancy Haragan Passes

Art: The arts community bids farewell to Nancy Haragan By Bret McCabe 12/7/2011
<em>Image Transfer: Pictures in a Remix Culture </em>

Image Transfer: Pictures in a Remix Culture

Art: Exhibition explores possibilities and perils of the images that flood our lives By Andrea Appleton 11/30/2011
<em>Lost and Found: The Secrets of Archimedes</em>

Lost and Found: The Secrets of Archimedes

Art: Discovery of the ancient document has captivated audiences; the text itself, not so much By Baynard Woods 11/23/2011
<em>Riches and Ruin</em>

Riches and Ruin

Art: Benjamin Kelley conveys the dark side of mechanized production By Alex Ebstein 11/23/2011
IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas

IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas

Art: A new exhibit on links between African-Americans and Native Americans sidesteps controversy By Andrea Appleton 11/16/2011
<em>Boundary Proof</em>

Boundary Proof

Art: New Guest Spot show explores the phenomenon of borders By Chloe Helton-Gallagher 11/9/2011
<em>Print by Print: Series From Dürer to Lichtenstein</em>

Print by Print: Series From Dürer to Lichtenstein

Art: Baltimore Museum of Art show pays homage to prints made in series By Andrea Appleton 11/9/2011
Artist Kelley Bell uses animations and projections to light up Baltimore’s architecture

Artist Kelley Bell uses animations and projections to light up Baltimore’s architecture

Art: Bromo Seltzer Tower clock room transformed into an installation through Dec. 12 By Baynard Woods 11/2/2011
Chosen Food: Cuisine, Culture and American Jewish Identity

Chosen Food: Cuisine, Culture and American Jewish Identity

Art: A new Jewish Museum exhibit ruminates about food By Andrea Appleton 10/26/2011
EMP Collective launches a new space meant to incubate art in all its forms

EMP Collective launches a new space meant to incubate art in all its forms

Art: New art space on a secluded block near 1st Mariner Arena is not as cryptic a project as it might seem. By Andrea Appleton 10/19/2011
<em>All Things Round: Galaxies, Eyeballs and Karma</em>

All Things Round: Galaxies, Eyeballs and Karma

Art: AVAM’s focus on a common shape allows for a multitude of fascinating pieces By Geoffrey Himes 10/12/2011
Return Passage

Return Passage

Art: Former Creative Alliance resident artist Joseph Norman is back, with a massive mural of the slave trade By Baynard Woods 9/28/2011
A Man, a Plan, a Planer

A Man, a Plan, a Planer

Art: Artist Dustin Carlson fabricates icons of the American Dream By Andrea Appleton 9/14/2011
Creative Differences

Creative Differences

Art: Visual-art winners stand out in Baker Artist Awards exhibition By Alex Ebstein 9/14/2011
<em>Disorderly Construct</em>

Disorderly Construct

Art: Two artists speak to one another through their drawings By Andrea Appleton 8/31/2011
Current\'s C A R T exhibit offers another take on the art market

Current's C A R T exhibit offers another take on the art market

Art: Advertising ambiguous products and remarkable deals, it makes it hard to tell exactly what lies on the other side of the gallery’s windows. By Alex Ebstein 8/17/2011
All Over the Map

All Over the Map

Art: Maryland Art Place's MFA exhibit showcases solid work alongside lesser efforts By Alex Ebstein 7/27/2011
Shenanigans

Shenanigans

Art: However you want to categorize it, zeitgeist-y art highlights Contemporary show By Alex Ebstein 7/20/2011
Unnatural Nature

Unnatural Nature

Art: John Ruppert uses man-made objects to pay homage to nature By Alex Ebstein 7/13/2011
Loring Cornish: In Each Other\'s Shoes

Loring Cornish: In Each Other's Shoes

Art: Visionary artist explores the struggles of African-Americans and Jews By Geoffrey Himes 7/6/2011
Dynamic Duo

Dynamic Duo

Art: DUOX breaks out of the art-show same-old same-old By Alex Ebstein 6/15/2011
<em>Baltimore: Open City</em>

Baltimore: Open City

Art: Latest Exhibition Development Seminar examines Baltimore’s user experience By Bret McCabe 5/11/2011
Power Moves Forever Quest

Power Moves Forever Quest

Art: Dancers recreate video-game worlds in this surreal production By Bret McCabe 5/4/2011
<em>Where Do We Migrate</em>

Where Do We Migrate

Art: Group exhibition asks you to consider the plight of refugees, exiles, and migrants By Andrea Appleton 4/20/2011
Quick Sketches

Quick Sketches

Quick Sketches: The works of Ruth Pettus and roycrosse complement each other in Area 405’s Conventions By Bret McCabe 4/20/2011
Points of View

Points of View

Art: Sixty-six artists, 243 photos, and the innumerable stories suggested by the Baltimore Museum of Art’s Seeing Now: Photography Since 1960 By Bret McCabe 4/6/2011
Philip-Lorca diCorcia: “Tokyo”

Philip-Lorca diCorcia: “Tokyo”

Art: The first time I saw this, the first time I saw his work in particular, I was just, “Damn you for thinking this first.” Because this is what I do in clubs. By Frank Hamilton 4/6/2011
Garry Winogrand: “Women Are Beautiful” series

Garry Winogrand: “Women Are Beautiful” series

Art: It’s kind of like the creepy factor. You’ve got to be the guy creeping along taking pictures of women—that’s why I don’t do it. By Ben Cricchi 4/6/2011
Danny Lyon: “Conversations With the Dead” series

Danny Lyon: “Conversations With the Dead” series

Art: When you see Danny Lyon’s penitentiary series or you see the series he did on bikers, these are things that take a long time to do—speaking from experience. By Jefferson Jackson Steele 4/6/2011
Edward Burtynsky: “Silver Lake Operations #14, Lake Lefroy, Western Australia”

Edward Burtynsky: “Silver Lake Operations #14, Lake Lefroy, Western Australia”

Art: This struck me because when I walked into the gallery, and I’m sure this was intentional, it looks like an abstract painting and I thought, “That’s weird—what’s this doing here?” By Josh Sisk 4/6/2011
Carrie Mae Weems: “From Here I Saw What Happened and I Cried” and “House/Field/Yard/Kitchen”

Carrie Mae Weems: “From Here I Saw What Happened and I Cried” and “House/Field/Yard/Kitchen”

Art: What struck me at first was how proud and regal-looking the African woman is, and then her cousins, sisters, what have you—the distant family that come here, they look in limbo. By RaRah 4/6/2011
Lee Friedlander: “New Mexico”

Lee Friedlander: “New Mexico”

Art: When I used to teach photography, this one I used to use for my students just to show a bunch of things. By Michael Northrup 4/6/2011
Emmet Gowin: “Toutle River Valley in Area of Mount Saint Helens”

Emmet Gowin: “Toutle River Valley in Area of Mount Saint Helens”

Art: I think he first started photographing his family—shots of his wife and her family, soft around the edges, vignetted, black and white. By Christopher Myers 4/6/2011
Marco Breuer: “Shot (C-917)”

Marco Breuer: “Shot (C-917)”

Art: I’m sure every darkroom photographer has thought about taking a shotgun to everything. But to actually do it is just genius. By Sam Holden 4/6/2011
<em>Agitated Histories</em>

Agitated Histories

Art: Group show aims to examine the visual language of historical moments By Bret McCabe 3/30/2011
Hasan Elahi

Hasan Elahi

Art: Once-detained artist watches himself better than the government watchers By Michael Byrne 3/30/2011
The Marquee Ball

The Marquee Ball

Art: Either the 1980s are genuinely back—again—or people who had to endure that decade the first time around are now in positions where they get to brand things. By Bret McCabe 3/30/2011
A Matter of Perception

A Matter of Perception

Art: Working through memory’s visual language in a pair of MICA exhibitions By Bret McCabe 3/9/2011
Little Unknowns

Little Unknowns

Art: Debra Rubino and Jenee Mateer search for the unnameable in the barely there By Bret McCabe 3/2/2011
Hail Satan

Hail Satan

Art: Group show harnesses the unlimited imagination unlocked by what we think about when we think about rock stardom By Bret McCabe 2/2/2011
Extraordinary Lives

Extraordinary Lives

Art: An ambitious exhibition aims to put African-American women back into history By Andrea Appleton 1/12/2011
Dovrat Amsily-Barak: <em>Déjà Vu</em> at the C. Grimaldis Gallery

Dovrat Amsily-Barak: Déjà Vu at the C. Grimaldis Gallery

Art: Israeli photographer's work flirts with painting’s interpretive realism By Martin L. Johnson 12/22/2010
The Year in Art

The Year in Art

Top Ten: Unlike last year’s Laure Drogoul: Follies, Predicaments and Other Conundrums at the Maryland Institute College of Art or 2008’s Franz West, To Build a House You Start With the Roof: Work 1972-2008 at the Baltimore Museum of Art, there wasn’t one exhibitio 12/8/2010
Breaking the Surface

Breaking the Surface

Art: Michael Economos' paintings subtly reveal his life and times By Bret McCabe 12/8/2010
Functional Absurdity

Functional Absurdity

Art: Justin Price invites you into a world of comic playfulness By Bret McCabe 11/24/2010
Hugh Pocock

Hugh Pocock

Art: The MICA professor on food systems, ecology, and the "Baltimore Food Ecology Documentary" project By Bret McCabe 11/17/2010
In Process

In Process

Art: Guyton\Walker’s new show finds them between one artistic and another By Bret McCabe 11/10/2010
History Lessons

History Lessons

Art: Considering what makes a life in the company of René Treviño's men By Bret McCabe 11/3/2010
Speaking Parts

Speaking Parts

Art: Goya showcases three artists who come up with fascinating wholes By Bret McCabe 10/27/2010
God Don\'t Make No Junk

God Don't Make No Junk

Art: AVAM's latest big show explores the creative wizardry of turning trash into treasures By Geoffrey Himes 10/13/2010
Size Matters

Size Matters

Art: Photographer Ben Gest digitally distorts human proportions to turn portraiture into psychological mirrors By alex ebstein 10/6/2010
Place Evaders

Place Evaders

Art: Group show surveys the video medium's mercurial nature By Martin L. Johnson 9/29/2010
Common Cause

Common Cause

Art: New Reggie exhibit explores intellectual and artistic connections between blacks and Jews By Bret McCabe 9/15/2010
Chewing the Scenery

Chewing the Scenery

Art: Group show examines what we look at when we look at landscapes By Martin L. Johnson 8/25/2010
Accentuate the Positive

Accentuate the Positive

The Arts: What Weekly seeks to eliminate the negative and support local arts By Hannah Bruchman 8/18/2010

Otakon 2010 Impressions

Photofeature: If you are anything like me, you know a little bit about Otakon. Maybe you drive by it each year and are baffled by all the costumes—some odd and outlandish, others very familiar... By Josh Sisk 8/3/2010

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