MICA Photo alum showing in Baltimore

New exhibition by Callee Jo McCosby at Flip Gallery…

MICA Photo is pleased to announce that Callee Jo McCosby (Class of 2109) is showing new work, “Sublime Woman”, at the Flip Gallery in Baltimore. An opening reception is being held this coming Saturday, Sept. 14 from 7-10 pm. We encourage everyone to stop in and see the exhibition. The show is running through September 30th. Congratulations, Callee!

Opening Reception Tonight: Lindsay Bottos showing at Current Space

Sweet Sweat…

Current Space is proud to present Sweet Sweat, a solo exhibition by Lindsay Bottos. Please join us for the opening reception on Friday night, 7-10pm.

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Opening Reception: July 6th, 7-10pm
Exhibition Duration: July 6th – 28th
Gallery Hours: Friday + Saturday, noon – 4pm

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Sweet Sweat focuses on faded relationships; comparing images of past loved ones to my first home in the deep Florida south. Bittersweet nostalgia is the theme of this tender, yet melancholy series.

Sweet sweat
Deep muggy south
You romanticize it,
But do you know
What it means?

Alligator nightmares
They teach us patterns to run
In order to escape

An inherited punishment

An old lady grabs my shoulders
And tells me “I’m so happy you’ve made it out”
But ain’t it all sunshine all the time?

We tailgate the sunrise
Slurpie-stained blue mouths
Thick humidity in our chests

I lick sweet sweat from your fingers
Wish you would
Cover me in more of you
Spit contentment into my mouth

Have you ever felt
The heat kiss your neck?
The wind lick your ear?
Do you like to peel your
Sweaty thighs from
Vinyl seats?

Let’s drink from the eternal fountain
(Admission $12.99)
So we can stay young forever
And never change

I say I’ll drive across the country to meet you there
You say “that’s dumb, stop it”
But really I just wanted you
To tell me
You wanted me there

Lindsay Bottos is a photographer and writer who’s work focuses on issues surrounding intimacy and personal narratives. Her work has been featured in various galleries in the US and abroad, on network television, and most notoriously online.

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National Gallery of Art offers new series of photo evenrts

National Gallery of Art launches Spring lectures & demos on photography…

The following programs are made possible by the James D. and Kathryn K. Steele Fund for Photography. These presentations are held in conjunction with East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography, the first exhibition to focus exclusively on landscape photographs made in the eastern half of the United States during the 19th century. On view from March 12 through July 16, 2017, East of the Mississippi showcases some 175 works—from daguerreotypes and stereographs to albumen prints and cyanotypes—by numerous photographers whose efforts have often gone unheralded. Celebrating natural wonders such as Niagara Falls and the White Mountains, as well as capturing a cultural landscape fundamentally altered by industrialization, the Civil War, and tourism, these photographs not only helped shape America’s national identity but also played a role in the emergence of environmentalism.

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April 23 at 12:00 p.m.

James Welling, artist

East Building Auditorium

James Welling discusses his series Railroad Photographs, made from 1987 to 2000 in the context of his 19th-century predecessors. Fascinated with railroads since childhood, Welling has photographed train and railroad landscapes, radiating out from his home in New York City up through Connecticut, Massachusetts, upstate New York, to Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois, and eventually Wyoming and California.

www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/calendar/lectures/lectures-signings/railroad-photographs.html

Picturing Landscape through Nineteenth-Century Photographic Processes

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France Scully Osterman, artist, educator, lecturer at Scully & Osterman Studio, and guest scholar at George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film

East Building Auditorium

France Scully Osterman provides an overview of historical photographic processes used to create works in the exhibition East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography. Osterman also demonstrates how to make cyanotypes and salted paper prints, two popular 19th-century photographic processes. Beginning with coating papers by hand, she prints the light-sensitive papers with collodion negatives, and she then elaborates on the similarities between the salted paper and albumen printing processes and how they were toned. Osterman will also show examples of photographic techniques, including retouching negatives and waxing prints.

www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/calendar/lectures/lectures-signings/picturing-landscape.html

The Geography of Culture: Photographic Narratives in the Landscape of the American East

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Mitch Epstein, artist

East Building Auditorium

Mitch Epstein shares how the distress of the New England industrial town of his childhood and the vibrancy of the city of New York, where he’s lived for 45 years, have informed his photographic sensibility. Epstein traces his work, drawn from the eastern United States for nearly five decades, and considers it in the context of his 19th-century predecessors.

www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/calendar/lectures/lectures-signings/geography-of-culture-geographic-landscapes-american-east.html

Events are free and open to the public. Seating is available on a first-come, first-seated basis. Registration is not required.

Photo Credit: James Welling, courtesy of the artist (detail); Photo (detail) by Mark Osterman; Mitch Epstein, Amos Coal Power Plant, Raymond City, West Virginia 2004 (detail)

JENNIFER GRIMYSER (2006) to exhibit at “GUEST SPOT”

MICA Photo Alum, Jennifer Grimyser (class of 2006) to show at “Guest Spot”…

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March 11, 2017 –  April 15, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 11, 2017  7-10pm
Closing Reception: Saturday, April 15, 2015  2-4pm
1715 N. Calvert St • Baltimore, MD 21202

Guest Spot @ THE REINSTITUTE is excited to announce Jennifer Grimyser’s solo exhibition, “”Air Quotes.   The exhibition will open on Saturday, March 11, 2017 and will be on view through Saturday April 15, 2017. The Opening Reception will take place on Saturday March 11, 2017 from 7pm-10pm.
Photography is known for its contentious history surrounding issues of body politics and legitimacy. Our understanding of history is greatly influenced by the  reliance on pictorial memory. Today, society has difficulty discerning a multitude of independent objectives. Manipulation and speed are fundamental to our visceral and political landscapes, contributing to our inability to decipher raw data in real time.

The cultural phenomenon of hyper-connectivity has institutionalized the id.

The physical gesturing  of  air “quotes” signals  the critique of falsehood, similar to the way in which the snap of the fingers punctuates the urgency of time.  Jennifer Grimyser’s exhibition “”Air Quotes  examines the cultural conditioning through which digital photography desensitizes society’s preconceived ideas around the manipulated image. The exhibition is at the juncture of  digitization and the aesthetics of a studio-based practice. Jennifer Grimyser’s photography utilizes both iconography and language for a comparative synthesis of play, physicality, and medium. The process is unique where the photographs are reconstructed in physical space rather than through digital manipulated means.

About the Artist:

Jennifer Grimyser was born in Milwaukee, WI and received a BFA from MICA and an MFA from Hunter College. She has presented solo exhibitions at Bronx River Arts Center and Solo(s) Project House. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in numerous group exhibitions including galleries such as Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Lesley Heller Workspace, Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Islip Art Museum, BRIC Rotunda Gallery, Bronx Art Space, and galleries at both Rutgers University and the Art Institute of Chicago. She has been awarded studio residencies including Vermont Studio Center, Women’s Studio Workshop, and NARS Foundation. Jennifer has published two limited-edition artist books through Women’s Studio Workshop and Kayrock Screenprinting. Her work is featured in several collections including Walker Arts Center, Yale University, Rhode Island School of Design, Maryland Institute College of Art, Virginia Commonwealth University, Rochester Institute of Technology, Indiana University, Minneapolis College of Art and Design.