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INCIDENTAL MATTERS An Exhibition of Emerging Artists from the Intermedia + Digital Arts (IMDA) MFA Program at UMBC

INCIDENTAL MATTERS An Exhibition of Emerging Artists from the Intermedia + Digital Arts (IMDA) MFA Program at UMBC   |   March 24-   |   April 10

INCIDENTAL MATTERS
An Exhibition of Emerging Artists from the Intermedia + Digital Arts (IMDA) MFA Program at UMBC
March 24 – April 10 
Opening Reception Thursday March 26, 5-7pm

Featuring 2015 MFA thesis candidates: Tim (Silouan) Bubb, Chanan Delivuk, Kata Frederick, Jason Hughes, Meghan Marx and Victor Torres

March 24 – April 10
Opening Reception Thursday March 26, 5-7pm
Hours: Tues-Sat, 12 noon to 5pm, or by appointment
Current Gallery, Jordan Faye Contemporary and Maryland Art Place (MAP)
218 West Saratoga Street and 421 N Howard Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

For more information and contact: Lisa Moren, Graduate Program Director and Professor of Visual Art, lmoren@umbc.edu
Intermedia + Digital Art (IMDA), Master of Fine Art (MFA) Program
University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC)
imda.umbc.edu

In collaboration with three exhibition venues and in partnership with the Bromo Arts and Entertainment District, this exhibition of six MFA thesis projects is hosted by UMBC’s Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture (CADVC), Department of Visual Arts, and College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. UMBC’s INTERMEDIA + DIGITAL ARTS (IMDA) M.F.A. Program is where interdisciplinary artists seek to expand or reinvent their professional practice. The IMDA program is committed to artists that pose unique conceptual and social challenges while offering them an environment that provides courses in emerging methods, contemporary art and theory, a studio, teaching opportunities, engaged faculty, premier visiting artists and research centers that are typical of a research university. Each year these emerging artists present their culminating work in the form of installations, new media, performance, interactive sculpture and other conceptual art objects. The MFA exhibition is created with a professionally designed journal published by imda journal. The 2015 M.F.A thesis exhibition venues for “Incidental Matters” will be located a short alley walk from each other in two buildings in Baltimore’s downtown Bromo Arts & Entertainment District.

For more information on the six emerging artists featured:

Animation artist Tim (Silouan) Bubb draws on historical, mythical, and theoretical materials to explore an animated iconography of spiritual symbiosis between humankind and technology in his work SILHOUETTE SYNAXARION. This work, on view at MAP, consists of holographic projections manifested in a free-standing, modular shadow theater.

Chanan Delivuk’s navigating family in an unfamiliar place is an installation of photographs and audio/video documentation of the artist’s journey to a remote mountain village in Croatia that shares her last name. Also included are objects from the village, including food, coffee, and homemade slivovitz. During the opening reception for the exhibition, the artist will hold a performance in the rear outdoor space of Current Gallery that will allow visitors, including the artist’s Croatian family who live in the mid-Atlantic region, to interact and converse over food and drink from Delivuki and to reflect on origins in places of the past while gathering in a contemporary location.

Kata Frederick uses dirt, charcoal, and other organic materials to create physical and contemplative durational performances. In addition to his Current Gallery exhibition of works that employ ethereal film projection and drawings, he will perform daily in the space.

Jason Hughes is an interdisciplinary artist who has focused on the history of economic power and its influence over cultural representation in the United States. His recent emphasis has crossed boundaries of textiles, collages, and sculptures cast from shredded currency; a series of large-scale prints that are ornate abstract composites of money; and sculptural objects from appropriated street barricades used for crowd control. Works from these projects will be exhibited at Jordan Faye Contemporary.

Meghan Marx explores hoarding, bioaccumulation, and the moments when pesticides and other chemicals are absorbed, inhaled, or ingested by a living organism at a rate greater than that at which these toxic substances are lost. Her work, on display at MAP, is a kinetic and interactive sculpture informed by data that the artist gathered in Baltimore and used as a basis from which to construct a breathing monument simulating “airscape.”

Using art installations, sculptures, and durational performances, Victor Torres studies the historical trajectory of sounds and their meanings as pivotal not only to understanding and tracking how human perceptions and mythologies have changed over millennia, but also how societal norms can be rewritten and who has that agency. Torres will exhibit and perform multimedia interactive masks, as well as his own verbo-written language, during his exhibition at MAP.

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OOO 2015

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

APRIL 24, 2015 at 7PM

Maryland Art Place's Annual Spring Benefit, Silent Auction and Party! Join us at this year's Out of Order event on Friday, April 24, 2015 at 7PM to view and bid on works from a wide range of regional artists - from emerging and student artists to established professionals. We look forward to seeing you!

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 and a special body art performance lead by Abby Fitzgibbon.

$45 Presale Tickets ($50 at the door) will grant you entrance to the 7 - 10PM silent auction + access to the After Party at Current!

Interested 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 Tuesday, April 21, 2015 from 7am - midnight. No need to sign up in advance, just remember the following:

•Your ONE original piece of artwork ready to hang (no larger than 40 x 40 inches).

•Participation Fee: $10 for EVERYONE! Members and non-members.

For More Details about OOO, take a look at the Frequently Asked Questions.

For the sixth year, 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 public 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 facilities, and low-income senior housing agencies, amongst several others. To learn more: www.artconnection.org

OOO EVENT COMMITTEE: Chris Attenborough,Priya Bhayana, Bishme Cromartie, Jordan Doster, Brittanie Gioioso,Patrick Hunt, Chelsea Klusewitz, Gregory Lamberson, Joe Letourneau, Robbin Lee, Stacey Murray, Rachel Rabinowicz, Amy Eva Raehse, and Denise Williams.

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