Saturday, April 24, 2010

Natural Remedies @ John Fonda Gallery

Natural Remedies
Caitlin Cunningham & Alex Ebstein

Natural Remedies is a two person exhibition of new works by Caitlin Cunningham and Alex Ebstein. Both artists reflect on their consciousness of health, medicine, and alternative remedies through meticulous, psychedelic imagery.

April 22 - May 30, 2010
Opening Reception: April 29th from 5:30-8:00pm

John Fonda Gallery
45 West Preston Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
located at Theatre Project

Hours: M-F, Noon-4pm and by appointment

Photos from Horror Vacui @ Nudashank and the Transmodern Festival 2010

Dan Gluibizzi in front of his painting, "Ancient Night"

Dan Deacon, looking professional

Rachel and the cutest kids ever

Seth and Max and folk

Alex by Ben Phelan's sculpture

Mary Helena

Liz, Shaun and Carly



Rob and Joe

Liz Z.

Kaitlin on the right and friends

Ryan, Christian Herr and Marco
Victoria and friends



Sara and Emily

Max and the ladies

Suzy Poling

Michael Benevento & Andrew Liang's Whack A Mole

Lauren Bender

Suzy Poling

Whack a Mole

Scott Pennington

Suzy Poling

Robby Rackleff

Whack a Mole

Fantastic Planet Installation

Thursday, April 22, 2010

COLLECTED DISORDERS @ Black Cherry Puppet Theatre

with A Funny Clown and the music of Tommy Tucker
8 pm and again at 10 pm! THAT'S RIGHT, 2 SHOWS!!!
$5-10 sliding scale
Black Cherry Puppet Theater, 1115 Hollins St., Baltimore MD 21223

Black Cherry is proud to host the premiere of Collective Disorders, a new variety show about the diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders. TheTchotchke Wives (Owen Brightman and Maggie Burke) will bring "puppets, kitsch, and cabaret" to our stage with the express purpose of addressing "the disorders of Americana and the what-have-yous we've all got on our mental mantels."

In addition, we welcome A Funny Clown (Josh Kelberman of Wham City), who is really very funny, and the country music of Tommy Tucker to round out the evening. A variety show really full of variety! Come out to one of our two shows THIS SATURDAY!!! We've got one at 8 pm and another at 10 pm! As usual, beer and wine will be for sale! Admission is on a $5-10 sliding scale, and seating is limited, so get here early!

And don't forget to go to Zella's Pizzeria, right down the street from us, or Baltimore Pho, right across the street from us, before or after the show!

Black Cherry Puppet Theater
1115 Hollins Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21223

Monday, April 19, 2010

FABRITORY: A Fabrication Laboratory on North Avenue

The Fabritory
North Ave Market - 20 West North Avenue
Tuesday, April 20, 3-8pm
Reception at 5pm

A Fabrication Laboratory on North Avenue

This is a collaborative exhibition between Baltimore Green Works and the students of MICA and Morgan State. Featuring the work from Climate Change and Sustainability, Art, Artists and the City and works from Morgan State Department of Architecture. These projects all result from investigations of the conditions and potentials of North Avenue.

This semester two MICA classes have focused on the issues of North Avenue and the Station North Arts District. In collaboration with Baltimore Green Works we will be having an exhibition as part of Baltimore Green Week. This exhibition will take place in the North Avenue Market, the former home to one of Baltimore many covered markets.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Fantastic Planet the Play @ the 5th dimension

Fantastic Planet the Play
Friday, April 16, 2010
8:00pm - 11:00pm
5th dimension H&H Transmodern Festival

The Annex Theatre along with the 5th dimension presents a full immersion theatrical production with a live band based on the 1973 film "Fantastic Planet".

Live band and live actors and live animated projection.

Artists include: Dan Breen, Kaitlin Murphy, Kate Porter, Freda Mohr, Steve Santillian, Jeremy Hyman, Janet Braunstein, Elisa Urtiaga, Walker Teret, Tiffany Defoe, Jake Hostetter, Josh Van Horne, Tara Fournier, Elizabeth Hollon, John Kan, Mike Farley, Katherine Ralston, Tim Paggi, Shana Palmer, Virginia Warwick, Antoinette Suiter, Jeanne-Marie Burdette, Sue MacCorkle, Sarah Matson, Sarah Magida, Kevin Blackistone, Maggie Burke, Rick Gerriets, Evan Moritz, Sara Seidman, and many more

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

BEKÍ BASCH: Vision Quest Lundi: Baltimore opens @ open space

BEKÍ BASCH: Vision Quest Lundi: Baltimore
Opening Reception: Friday, April 16th from 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Film screening throughout the night.
open space--behind the gators

Open Space is pleased to announce an exhibition of sculpture, drawing, and film by the Baltimore-based artist Bekí Basch. The exhibition will premiere the video Vision Quest Lundi: Baltimore along with a series of drawings and sculpture made in response to this work.

Vision Quest Lundi: Baltimore is the first to be completed in a projected series of films that follows two protagonists on a quest to find the Atlantic Puffin in its natural habitat. The narrative begins in Baltimore, where Puffins are held captive in the National Aquarium and eventually makes its way to Iceland where they densely populate the Westman Islands. This northern migration of the protagonists is a love story that runs parallel to the birds - as their general well being and living situation serves as a meter for the health of the couple, or their health as individuals.

In this chapter, the lovers first meet - blind and under artificial circumstances - in the Mimi Di Pietro Ice Rink in Patterson Park in downtown Baltimore. The community members watch on as a ceremony takes place and the lovers attempt to join in a convoluted fashion, which mixes traditional marriage rituals with a funeral processional, a hanging and a concert by Baltimore-based musician Brendan Sullivan. They anticipate something magical and spiritual but rather than waiting, they decide to make ‘something happen’ themselves. The camo-clad audience becomes a mob of tricksters as they pull the lovers apart, zip them up in body bags and send them off to sea.

The centerpiece of this exhibition Burial Mound on the Mimi Di Pietro Ice Rink is a sculptural representation of this performance, encased in a coffin-like vitrine and buried in a mound of salt, which is made to resemble the rink. Salt is used in mass quantity here to help move on from this initial chapter and metaphorically ‘melt’ the ice rink that was the stage for this first step; from which the characters have now made a departure.

Multi layered vellum drawings with a common template of a form, serve as a guide to show various possible situations that resemble in a formal and/or ideological way, how far-ranging elements (for example: hydrogen atoms, unhealthy eating, puffin migration, and the human body) can share similar traits and help to explain a condition when transposed upon a diagram. These examples can therefore aid in understanding the workings of a condition as a whole organism (like the monomyth idea) that cycles around incessantly in every degree of scale, from a whole life down to an expanded moment.

Open Space
2720 Sisson St
Baltimore, MD 21211
Gallery Hours: Friday 4:00pm – 8:00pm, Saturday & Sunday 12:00pm – 4:00pm