Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Art Event Tonight

tonight, wednesday, 8-10 pm.

liz put together a beautiful show for walker's return from the land of the west. he was gone all summer! and now we are celebrating with taxidermy, photos from the big hunt, and other curiosities.

brandy, light fare. friends. photos. art.

824 west 33rd street baltimore md 21211

open to the public

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Photos from the opening of Vision Quest and Truth @ School 33

Christine Tillman's "Hybrid Logs" in front of her "Banners"
Vision Quest, the current exhibition at School 33, is a stunning presentation of the mental and spiritual landscapes explored by the included artists. Curated by Jason Hughes, Vision Quest is a seamless, visual journey through each artist’s unique style and subject matter, each one adding to the mystical quality of the show.
Christine Tillman's ceramic antlers

"Buff Titan"Cara Ober has a smaller camera than me....but it is not the size that matters

Patric O'Malley's "Embryo-O's World" and "O's World (drawing)"
Christine Tillman's "Hybrid Logs"
Sarah Gamble's "Compound"

Robert Tillman in front of Patrick O'Malley's sketchbook drawings
Walter looking at James Johnson;s installation
Andy Cook in front of Patrick O'Malley's "O's World"
This kid (Michael) did not want to be on the blog.

Mike and John Bohl

Jordan Faye Block

Sarah Gamble's untiled works on paper
Christine Tillman's "Hybrids"

"Totem of Ancient Wisdom," "Crystalline Dream," and untitled drawing

James Johnson;s installation

Exhibiting artists Sarah Gamble and Christine Tillman

 "The Cthulu Series"

Kyle Van Horn and John Bohl in front of Sarah Gamble's paintings

detail from James Johnson's installation

Also don't miss Meghan Harrison's solo show, "Truth," on the second floor:

Vision Quest will be up through October 4th, and Truth closes on September 6th, don't miss them! For more information on the participating artists, visit the school 33 website.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Photos from the Opening of Netmares/Netdreams

Mark Brown setting up music

Netmares/Netdreams, a show of computer/internet themed artwork instigated by Mark Brown and Kari Altmann, opened last night at the Current Gallery. The pieces included in the exhibition had an appropriately surreal quality, while pinned neatly into the limitations of computer programs and lcd screens.

Kari Altmann speaking about the exhibition

Yannick Antoine's "Daydreaming"
Walter's netdreams-appropriate tee shirt

Kari Altmann's "Dreamcaptchas"

untitled pieces by Laura Brothers

Petra Cortright's "Nik's Email"

Mark Brown's "Requiem for a Bogus Journey"

Pascual Sisto's "Last Breath in Alaska"

Kevin Bewersdorf's "Iceberg Marquee" and Mark Brown's untitled piece

Andy Cook, admiring Martijn Hendricks' untitled image

Jason Urick and his unintentionally blurry friend

gallery goers in front of James Whipple's "The Waste Land"

Kari Altmann's untitled video piece

Nathan Hauenstein's video piece
The show is up through September 19th, and is opened to the public from 11-3 on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Be sure to get down to Current give yourself some netmares/netdreams before it closes.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Teeth Mountain @ Golden West

Ten Tigers' friends, Teeth Mountain play the Golden West Cafe
Saturday August 23, 10 pm

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Print Show @ El Rancho Grande

Mike Benevento and Jordan Bernier outside El Rancho Grande

El Rancho Grande is currently hosting a print show featuring the work of Katherine Fahey and Scott Dennison

Although the opening was on August 15th, you can check out the work while you enjoy a cup of coffee!
El Rancho Grand is located at 3608 Falls Road
Visit their myspace page for more information on their upcoming events

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Netmares/Netdreams @ Current Gallery

AUGUST 22 - SEPTEMBER 19, Friday - Sunday 11-3 pm

Opening reception August 22, 2008 7pm-10pm

Instigated by Kari Altmann and Mark Brown

Through a combination of online platforms, the international participants in this show have pulled together their own creations, found material, screen grabs, and more that can somehow be described as a "Netmare" or "Netdream".

What started out as a collaborative blog, eventually grew to other platforms (like Vimeo and Flickr) where it became an addiction to tag uploaded material at one end or another of the continuum between these two polar titles. In some cases things were tagged at both ends, in an ambiguous middle ground, or in a dimension beyond the reach of the spectrum itself.

As the amount of material grew, so did the definition for each term and the realization that it gave internet users relief to be able to classify the experiences they're inundated with online as "scary" or "lustworthy", both of which imply a level of intimacy and intimidation. Since post-structuralism the binary hierarchy has continued to be challenged, but in an online culture it can provide a highly accessible control among the struggle between technolust and technophobia, a duality reinforced by the media itself. Netmares/Netdreams aims to celebrate this continuum, mock it, test it, and ultimately transcend it.

While some participants have submitted their own artwork that already deals with these ideas, others are using it as a chance to exhibit detritus from their own net experiences.

The resulting array of cross-platform portals exposes uncanny valleys, peaks, plateaus, and crater holes.

Participants include:
Kari Altmann, Mark Brown, Petra Cortright, Harm Van den Dorpel, Ben Fino-Radin, Martijn Hendrik, Daniel Keller & Nik Kosmas (AIDS-3D), Guthrie Lonergan, Sara Manara, Pascual Sisto, James Whipple, Damon Zucconi, and many many more.

The instigators of this show are also planning a series of related performances, discussions, and parties.

The online counterpart is

Monday, August 11, 2008

Los Solos Series

The LOS SOLOS Series is an innovative monthly series of solo performances by groundbreaking female artists. The series presents the solo performance work of female dancers, musicians, writers, filmmakers, conceptual artists, theatrical performers, performance artists, and curators.

Each night of the series, which runs from September 2008 - March 2009 on the first Friday of the month, features the work of one local Baltimore and one national artist.

The Carriage House is a beautifully renovated carriage house located in lower Charles Village. The venue, owned and operated by local musician Dan Carney, provides a unique setting for these unique performances.

In the city known for it’s collaborative zeitgeist, the LOS SOLOS Series hopes to in addition recognize the strength of it’s solo performers.

The series is curated by visual artist Jackie Milad and musician/writer Bonnie Jones.

The first performance, on September 5th will feature local musician Melissa Moore, and Fursaxa, formerly a member of the Siltbreeze band UN.

For more information on the upcoming shows and participating artists, visit the Los Solos website.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Photos from the Quart Bag Opening @ Civilian

Brian Barr's self portrait

The Quart Bag show, the current art event on display at Civilian Art Projects, featured a variety of creative contents in plastic bags, priced affordably at 50 and 100 dollars per piece.

Niki Painter and Cara Ober's pieces
Sue Johnson's watercolor piece
Civiian Intern (and friend/twin) Rachel
Mary Early's pieces

John Bohl
Alex Ebstein's tiny drawing
Michael M. Clements' "Hand Bag" and John Bohl's untitled piece
Bonner Sale's painting
Kate G and participating artist Nikki Painter

Rachel Fick's ilustration
Annie Ewaskio's tiny painting
Jon Bobby Benjamin's " you need to save your time"
Bridget Sue Lambert's "when in doubt, lick everyting"
Sara Seidman's photos next to Dana Reifler 's piece
Emily C-D's shoehorn bug
Briony Evans' "implant left brain/right brain"

The exhibition will be up through August 16th, check it out if you get a chance!
For more information, visit the Civilian website