Sizzlin’ Summer Calendar
Area galleries, exhibits and shows.
Published: May 18, 2011
American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highway, (410) 244-1900, avam.org, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays. Simpsons creator Matt Groening and comic artist Gary Panter co-curated What Makes Us Smile?, a big-idea show about happiness in its many ephemeral forms.
Antreasian Gallery, 1111 W. 36th St., (410) 235-4420, antreasiangallery.com. The quasi-annual group show Women Artists Forum runs May 18-June 5, while former MICA professor Jim Hennessey’s solo show runs June 10-30 and Patrick Kluga’s Ocean City paintings runs July 6-22.
Area 405, 405 E. Oliver St., (410) 528-1968, area405.com. Flamenco dancers Edwin Aparicio and Anna Menendez are accompanied by guitarist Richard Marlow and percussionist Behzad Habibzai June 18. And Ruth Bowler curates Unit of Measure, Area 405’s satellite Artscape exhibition, which opens July 9 with a 7-10 p.m. reception.
Baltimore Clayworks, 5707 Smith Ave., (410) 578-1919, baltimoreclayworks.org, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. The student show Clay from the Classroom runs June 4-18, Aisha Harrison’s Fellowship Exhibition runs June 25-Aug. 6, and Leigh Taylor Mickelson’s solo show runs Aug. 13-Sept. 24.
Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive, (443) 573-1700, artbma.org, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Sondheim Artscape Prize: 2011 Finalists features the work of Stephanie Barber, Matthew Porterfield, Rachel Rotenberg, Louie Palu, and Mark Parascandola prior to the winner being announced July 9; the exhibition runs June 25-Aug. 7. The young artists in the Baltimore City and Baltimore County Public Schools Student Art Exhibitions showcase their works June 1-5. Works by Audrey Chen, Gary Kachadourian, and Shodekah—the three winners of the Baker Artist Awards 2011—run Sept. 7-Oct. 2.
C. Grimaldis Gallery, 523 N. Charles St., (410) 539-1080, cgrimaldisgallery.com, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Photographer Sofia Silva’s Meditations on the Landscape of Desire and wily object maker Lu Zhang’s Practice through June 11. Sculptor John Ruppert’s The Nature of Things runs June 16-Sept. 3; an accompanying satellite show of the artist’s works takes place at Ruppert’s studio (2558 Druid Hill Ave.) 1-4 p.m. July 15-17.
The Contemporary Museum, 100 W. Centre St., (410) 783-5720, contemporary.org, noon-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays. Baltimore Liste—the series for which Contemporary Executive Director Sue Spaid collaborated with local galleries (Area 405, Open Space, Current Gallery, Gallery Four, Nudashank, Sub-basement Artist Studios, and Jordan Faye Contemporary Art) for a rotating selection of 12 solo exhibitions—runs in three week-long installments over May: John Bohl, Shaun Flynn, Stewart Watson, and Jordan Bernier run May 11-15; David Page, Nicholas Gottlund, Caitlin Cunningham, and Josh Wade Smith run May 18-22; and Michelle Model, Gary Kachadourian, Kate Mackinnon, and DUOX run May 25-29. Each installment features an opening night reception from 6:30-9:30 p.m. The group show LOL: A Decade of Antic Art opens June 10 with a reception from 6-9 p.m. and runs through Sept. 4.
Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St., NW, Washington, (202) 639-1700, corcoran.org, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursdays. Works from the gallery’s recent photography acquisitions runs through Aug. 28. Chris Martin’s large-scale abstracts fill out Painting Big from June 18-Oct. 23. The Washington Color and Light group show spotlights the Washington Color School of the 1950s through ’70s. Finland-based Scottish video-installation artist Charles Sandison’s Rage, love, hope, and despair uses computer code to interpret-qua-approximate human emotions from June 25–Aug. 14.
Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., (410) 276-1651, creativealliance.org, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays. Gale Jamieson and Francisco Loza’s Songs on the Wind runs through May 28. Painter Regina Tumasella’s Mindscapes runs June 2-18, while photographer Thomas C. Scilipoti’s 60 Years of Baltimore Photographs runs June 23-July 9 in the Amalie Rothschild Gallery. The East Baltimore community arts center’s annual The Big Show runs June 25-July 23 with a blow-out party June 25 7-10 p.m. The Michelle Gomez-curated Artscape exhibition Exposed runs July 14-30, and photographer Valerie Long’s solo exhibition runs Aug. 4-27.
Current Gallery, 421 N. Howard St., currentspace.com, noon-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Otherwise Lost—featuring photographers Monique Crabb, Beth Hoeckel, and Jen Mizgata—runs May 20-29. Full Color (featuring Russell Hite and Elena Johnston) opens June 3, and the gallery’s long gestating “mini mart” show Cart opens July 9.
Evergreen Museum and Library, 4545 N. Charles St., (410) 516-0341, museums.jhu.edu, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, noon-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The student-curated The Art of Diplomacy: The Garretts in Rome runs through May 29, as does Evergreen artist-in-residence Scott Sedar’s Triumph and Slavery. Photographer Lydia Alcock’s Phantom Callers runs through June 26. And every Sunday through June 26, the Evergreen’s Historic Homewood ArtWalk leaves from the Homewood Museum at 1 p.m. and the Baltimore Museum of Art at 2 p.m.
Gallery 788, 788 Washington Blvd., (202) 210-8361, gallery788.com, 5-9 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays, noon-8 p.m. Saturdays, noon-6 p.m. Sundays. The Pigment Second Annual Tattoo Art Show runs through May 29.
Goya Contemporary, Mill Center, 3000 Chestnut Ave., studio 214, (410) 366-2001, goyacontemporary.com, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, by appointment noon-5 p.m. Saturdays. Sculptors David Hess and Paul Daniel’s Motion Study and painter Christine Neill’s GENUS: species open May 25 with a reception from 6-8 p.m. and runs through July 15. And an exhibition featuring South African artist Paul Emmanuel and local photographer Lynn Silverman runs Sept. 8-Oct 29.
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, 7th Street and Independence Avenue SW, Washington, (202) 633-2700, hirshhorn.si.edu, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily. Italian video-installation artist Grazia Toderi’s Directions run through Sept. 5; selections of French artist Laurent Grasso’s video work occupies a Black Box new-media space through July 24. And Israeli video artist Nira Pereg’s “67 Bows” occupies the Black Box new-media space from August through November.
Jewish Museum of Maryland, 15 Lloyd St., (410) 732-6400, jewishmuseummd.org, noon-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays and Sundays. Local visionary artist Loring Cornish’s In Each Other’s Shoes runs through July 17.
Jordan Faye Contemporary, 1401 Light St., (443) 955-1547, jordanfaye.com, noon-7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, noon-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sunday-Tuesday by appointment. Manifested Destiny, featuring Matthew Freel’s new paintings and drawings and David Purcell’s sculptures, runs through June 11, while the gallery’s smaller project rooms are occupied with pieces by Bridget Sullivan, David Page, and Kate MacKinnon. Works by impish photographer Janna Rice and sculptor Donald Edwards occupy the main gallery June 17-23, with a 7-10 p.m. opening night reception; works by Michelle Labonte and Elisa J. Wells hang in the project rooms during this time. The gallery’s Salon Series No. 10 runs July 27-31 with a 7-10 p.m. reception July 29. The group exhibition Recent Works on Paper runs Aug. 5-20 with a 7-10 p.m. opening reception.
Maryland Art Place, 8 Market Place, suite 100, (410) 962-8565, MDartplace.org, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. The group show New Wallworks runs through June 11. Young Blood, a group show of recent area MFA grads, runs June 29-Aug. 27.
Maryland Institute College of Art, 1300 W. Mount Royal Ave., (410) 225-2280, mica.edu, galleries open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays. The Community Art Collaborative Exhibition runs June 6–17 in the Fox 3 Gallery with a noon-3 p.m. community festival June 11. Second and third year MFA in Studio Art Exhibition students show their works in the Fox 3 Gallery June 30–July 10 with a 6-8 p.m. reception July 1. The MFA in Studio Art thesis exhibition runs June 28–July 9 in the Decker, Meyerhoff, and Pinkard galleries with a 6-8 p.m. reception July 8. An exhibition featuring the 2011 Janet and Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize semi-finalists runs July 14–31 in the Decker and Meyerhoff galleries with a 6 p.m. reception July 14. The MA in Community Arts Exhibition runs July 15–30 in the Fox 3 Gallery with a reception July 29.
Minás Gallery, 815 W. 36th St., (410) 732-4258, minasgalleryandboutique.com, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays-Sundays. Photographer James DuSel’s Phainomena runs through May 29.
National Gallery of Art, on the National Mall, Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, (202) 737-4215, nga.gov, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays. Italian Master Drawings from the Wolfgang Ratjen Collection: 1525–1835 runs through Nov. 27; The Gothic Spirit of John Taylor Arms runs through Nov. 27; and Gabriel Metsu, 1629–1667 runs through July 24. Photographer Lewis Baltz’s Prototypes/Ronde de Nuit runs through July 31; selected works from video art pioneer Nam June Paik occupy the “In the Tower” series through Oct. 2. Gauguin: Maker of Myth runs through June 5. And Publishing Modernism: The Bauhaus in Print opens July 26 and runs through Jan. 29, 2012.
Nudashank, 405 W. Franklin St., 3rd floor, nudashank.blogspot.com, by appointment. Co-owned by City Paper contributor Alex Ebstein. Radiant Fields—featuring Benjamin Edmiston, Edward Max Fendley, and Steven Riddle—opens May 29. Street Level—an Artscape satellite show featuring Jacob Cohen, Leanne Eison, Jamie Felton, Andrew Laumann, and Elaine Cameron-Weir—opens July 7. And a group show featuring Caitlin Cunningham, Emily Nachison, and others, opens Aug. 13.
Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, 830 E. Pratt St., (443) 263-1800, africanamericanculture.org, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursdays June-August, noon-5 p.m. Sundays. Russ Moss’ Lift Every Voice: Photographs of African American Musicians runs through July 3, while Material Girls: Contemporary Black Women Artists runs through Oct. 16.
School 33 Art Center, 1427 Light St., (410) 396-4641, school33.org, noon-6 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Lowery Stokes Sims curated I Know You’re Looking, But What Do You See? group show—featuring Lillian Bayley Hoover, Jordan Kasey, Phillip Lindsey, Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum, Gina Randazzo, Wayne Teopp—which runs through June 17.
Steven Scott Gallery, 808 S. Ann St., (410) 902-9300, stevenscottgallery.com, noon-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. New Horizons—featuring landscapes by Robert Andriulli, Anne Marie Fleming, Carla Golembe, Sheep Jones, Tom Miller, Kathryn O’Grady Katja Oxman, and Frank Trefny—runs through June 25. The gallery’s 23rd annual summer group exhibition opens June 28 and runs through Sept. 30.
Sub-Basement Artist Studios, 118 N. Howard St., box A, (410) 659-6950, sbastudios.com, by appointment. Wunderkammer—a group show inspired by Renaissance cabinets of curiosities and featuring Aaron Chung, Dawn Gavin, Matthew Janson, James Rieck, Lynne Parks, Magnolia Laurie, Marisa Rand, Christopher Siron, and Amy Glengary Yang—runs July 9-Aug. 13 with a 7-9 p.m. opening night reception.
Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles St., (410) 547-9000, thewalters.org, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays. Realistic Perfection: The Making of Oriental Ceramic Art runs through June 4. Setting Sail: Drawings of the Sea from the Walters’ Collection opens June 18 and runs through Sept. 11, while The Art of the Writing Instrument from Paris to Persia opens July 2 and runs through Sept. 25.