MICA Photo Alumni Tiffany Jones, 2012 and Zhenia Bulawka, 2013 are involved in a new show, “BLOCK STITCH” at School 33 Art Center.
“BLOCK STITCH” ON DISPAYL AT SCHOOL 33 ART CENTER
School 33 Art Center is pleased to present “Block Stitch,” an exhibition featuring film, photography and projection. The installation includes work from Tiffany Jones, Olivia Obineme, Crystal Star Whitman, Frédéric Nauczyciel, Neil C. Jones and Zhenia Bulawka. “Block Stitch” is on display in the Main Gallery from Friday, November 14 through Saturday, January 3, 2015. An opening reception takes place Friday, November 14, 2014 from 6pm to 9pm. School 33 Art Center is a facility managed by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts and is located at 1427 Light Street. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Friday from 9am to 5pm and Saturday from 11am to 4pm.
Curated by Ashley Molese, “Block Stitch” looks at the intersection of geography and self-representation in different Baltimore neighborhoods, and presents a series of intimate portraits, autobiographical observations, and vignettes of the myriad ways individuals contribute to the vernacular fabric of Baltimore. The group exhibition is made up of work from six photographers & filmmakers:
Tiffany Jones presents a new portrait series celebrating hair pride among women of color. Jones explores the Lexington Market area, where purveyors of beauty supplies and salon treatments have been neighborhood fixtures for generations.
Olivia Obineme, editor of Baltimore’s own “Strangers with Style” blog, documents glimpses of individual personalities visible on the streets of Mount Vernon.
Crystal Star Whitman premiers a series of photographs inspired by drag culture: a clash of intimate gestures and the grit of the Baltimore punk scene.
A film by French artist Frédéric Nauczyciel blurs the lines between subject and artist, as the audience shares in the personal transformation of ‘Gabriel’, a Park Heights resident, into ‘LoBell’.
A time mapping series by Neil C. Jones elapses over a twenty-four-hour period of Shabbat, the Jewish Sabbath, as captured from his own front yard in Mount Washington. In the singular moments captured, the perception of disparity and similitude that is represented amongst neighborhood denizens is nearly impossible to differentiate.
Zhenia Bulawka’s series epitomizes classic Baltimore moments played out in high fashion- anachronistically appropriating her domestic landscape in the Patterson Park neighborhood, and satirizing what living ‘in the land of pleasant living’ entails.
School 33 Art Center is dedicated to providing opportunities for visual and performing artists through solo and group exhibitions, art classes, hands-on workshops, a Studio Artist Program and special events. A program of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, School 33 Art Center is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council and through private contributions. School 33 Art Center is the proud recipient of a grant from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, which supports fearless and innovative collaborations in the spirit of Robert Rauschenberg.
For more information on “Block Stitch” call 443-263-4350 or visit www.school33.org.