Current Exhibition

Abhidnya Ghuge & Heather Harvey

Abhidnya Ghuge & Heather Harvey   |     |   01/19/2017

MAP presents the works of Abhidnya Ghuge and Heather Harvey in a double solo exhibition exploring space intervention and material use.

Opening Reception:  January 19th, 2017 at 6pm

Exhibition Dates:  January 19th - March 11, 2017

MAP's first exhibition of the year is made possible through the generosity of Hotel Indigo.

Abhidnya Ghuge (Texas)

Our Lives Are Green

Abhidnya "Abhi" Ghuge is a multidisciplinary installation artist who hand carves large-scale woodblocks, printing on thousands of paper plates. She creates site-responsive installations, encouraging viewer interaction to enhance experience. The paper plates, no longer disposable, are now transformed and imprinted with life.

"There is a feeling of inner comfort and peace in the repetitive process of printing, sealing, painting, folding and installing - a feeling every person should have in our struggle to belong and grow amidst an effervescing global culture." -Abhidnya “Abhi” Ghuge

Heather Harvey (Maryland)

ENCAMPMENT

Encampment is an elegaic celebration and defensive stance for all that is marginal, invisible, undervalued and under threat.  Working off of the fragile, provisional, absurdist, and dangerous climate of our current national movement, it recalls itinerancy and life on the periphery in all its forms.  This makeshift, transient constructions are both welcoming refuge and aggressively defended bulwarks that straddle the line between elegance and the grotesque using primarily collected trash from daily walk.

Heather Harvey creates site-specific installations and objects that straddle traditional boundaries between painting, drawing and sculpture. Harvey exploits materials’ inherent qualities to yield philosophical and mechanical insights into how the physical world operates and what it means to inhabit a body.

Upcoming Exhibitions

What's to come at MAP

Out of Order 2017

Maryland Art Place's Annual Spring Benefit, Silent Auction and Party!

Join us at this year's Out of Order exhibition on Friday, April 7, 2017 to view and bid on works from a wide range of regional artists - from emerging and student artists to established professionals. 

OOO TICKETS: Mingle with the participating artists, sponsors, patrons and general art enthusiasts during the exciting silent auction and party. Guests will enjoy an open wine & beer bar, a specialty cocktail and light tastings throughout the evening.  *COMING SOON

Intersted in contributing more? Consider an OOO sponsorship starting at $250. Connect with Amy Cavanaugh Royce: 410.962.8565 or amy@mdartplace.org

ARTISTS: Any artist is welcome to hang one original work of art on the first come, first served installation day, taking place on Thursday, March 30, 2017 from 9am - midnight. No need to sign up in advance, just remember the following:

  • Your ONE original piece of artwork ready to hang (40"x40" Maximum size)
  • Participation Fee: $10 

 MAP is pleased to offer an opportunity for artists to contribute their work to a local charity. Participating artists may donate their unsold art to The Art Connection in the Capital Region (ACCR,) a nonprofit that works to enrich the lives of under served members of our community by placing original art within the publc areas of nonprofit community service agencies throughout the Greater Metropolitan Washington, DC area. An example of the types of organizations with which ACCR partners serve their clients directly and include: homeless shelters, children's centers, mental health facilitiees, and low-income senior housing agencies, amongst several others. To learn more: www.artconnection.org

OOO EVENT COMMITTEE: Jeremy Batoff, Scott Burkholder, Elizabeth Burger, Kelly Cross, Chris Janian, Tace Joelle-Loeb, Carlyn Thomas

Our Mission

Maryland Art Place (MAP) inspires, supports, and encourages artistic expression through innovative programming, exhibitions, and educational opportunities while recognizing the powerful impact art can have on our community. MAP creates a dynamic environment for artists of our time to engage the public by nurturing and promoting new ideas. MAP has served as a critical resource for contemporary art in the Mid-Atlantic since 1981.

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Phone: 410.962.8565
E-mail: map@mdartplace.org