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2019 Exhibitions

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Emma Childs // Hotel Indigo

Emma Childs

On View: November 5, 2018 - January 19, 2019

Opening Reception: November 28th, 2018 | 6pm - 8pm

Hotel Indigo | 24 West Franklin Street | Free & Open to the Public

Maryland Art Place (MAP) is pleased to present its last exhibition of the year at Hotel Indigo by introducing new works by Baltimore based emerging artist, Emma Childs! As an abstract painter, Emma is known for re-interpreting the boundaries of the traditional canvas. Six of Child’s paintings will be hung in Hotel Indigo’s library and Poets Modern Cocktails and Eats.

“In my current body of work, I use my personal experiences with unique relationships to evaluate and explore human connections, interactions and emotion, as well as how we exist within spaces through painting,” states Childs. She creates geometric wooden structures as the basis for her paintings, choosing simple, amorphous shapes and bold colors in her work. Her goal is to create paintings that spark an emotional response by the viewer.

“Transforming experiences and emotions into a language of simplified form, color, edge, and paint applications has allowed me to simplify what is actually complicated interconnected metaphors about relationships and the world we build around us,” states Childs.

Emma Childs was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, where she lives and works today. She recently graduated from MICA with a bachelor’s degree in general fine arts. Throughout her time at MICA, she was featured in multiple on-campus exhibitions. Childs has been featured in several group exhibitions in the Washington DC/Baltimore area as well as New Orleans, Louisiana. 

Beyond Beautiful: One Thousand Love Letters

Beyond Beautiful: One Thousand Love Letters

Presented by Maryland Art Place and Area 405 in partnership with Bruun Studios

On View: January 17 - March 10, 2019

A project of artist and curator Peter Bruun, Beyond Beautiful: One Thousand Love Letters marvels at love in all its poignant mystery, surprise, and messiness. Anchored by hundreds of drawings by Bruun inspired by actual love letters, the two-site exhibition is organized around eight themes and features events for each, offering heart-opening performances, inspirational stories, communal sharing, and artistic uplift.  The exhibition includes art by Atsuko Chirikjian, Loring Cornish, Pat Dennis, Phylicia Ghee, Ken Royster, Ernest Shaw, Piper Shepard, and Exsul Van Helden. 

MAP's expansive space lends itself to the display of hundreds of drawings organized around four of Beyond Beautiful: One Thousand Love Letter's eight themes: "Forever Family," "Cupid's Arrow," "Wild Horses," and "Love Thy Self."

Exhibition Programs:

All events feature light fare provided courtesy of The Classic Catering People. Programs for the remaining four themes will take place at Area 405. For more information, visit

Peter Bruun creates abstract figurative art in service of humanistic and civic-minded cultural experiences. Visit Bruun Studios for more information.

Thank you to Baltimore magazine, our exclusive media partner.

Beyond Beautiful: One Thousand Love Letters is made possible by support from Heather and Peter Austin, the Nancy Patz Reading Fund, and Lindy Lord Family Fund, and multiple other individual donors. Thank you to Val Albee, Harriet Dopkin and Steve Montgomery, Peggy Kolodney, and Adrianna and Ryan Moore for hosting house parties in support of the exhibition. Thank you to our event sponsors: Steve Salny, Powell Recovery Center, and The Youth Resiliency Institute, and The Classic Catering People for a steep discount on light fare.  Special thanks to the hundreds who invited artist Peter Bruun to make drawings inspired by their love letters.

Out of Order 2019


Maryland Art Place (MAP) eagerly anticipates the return of its 22nd Annual Spring Benefit Exhibition & Silent Auction, Out of Order (OOO) on Friday, April 5, 2019, at 7’oclock in the evening. The iconic fundraiser will take place at 218 West Saratoga Street located in the Bromo Arts District on Baltimore’s west side. One of the most celebrated annual events among the Baltimore arts community, Out of Order (OOO) is a one-night-only opportunity for collectors to acquire contemporary art at unbelievably low silent auction prices.

This years theme for OOO is  Numerology!  Put on your cocktail attire and join the celebration in support of local & regional artists. 22 is a master number and expands on creative possibilities! To highlight these creative possibilities, Clairvoyant Lady will be doing everything from palm to tarot and psychic readings. 

Aran Keating, Aka DJ Ridiculous, will be DJ'ing the main event, while Chaunter & Spooled UP  will be performing at the after party in the Cabaret from 10pm to Midnight!

Pixilated Photo Booth is coming and  Drag Queens, Bambi Galore and Whimsy Thrift will be back as well, handing out fortune cookies! And don't forget to visit Out of Order's open bar sponsored by Union Craft Brewing.

Tickets are $40 presale and $45 at the door and include light tastings and an open bar  All tickets include free entry to KIDOOO, MAP's accompanying youth-driven OOO exhibition in the 2nd floor Members Gallery.  Parents/guardians of KIDOOO may attend at a discounted price of $25 presale and $30 at the door. Arrow Parking will be providing free parking for OOO guests at the Arrow Lot across the street from Maryland Art Place on Saratoga Street.  Purchase your tickets today on MissionTix!

Questions? Come to the Artist Information Workshop on Saturday, March 23rd from 1 - 3pm. 

About Out of Order:

By covering the walls from floor to ceiling, Out of Order provides a salon-style display space for hundreds of artists to hang their work wherever they please. OOO plays host to a variety of artists and professionals practicing in the visual arts and is a great opportunity for students and emerging artists to get their feet wet in Baltimore’s creative sector.  

MAP is happy to continue KIDOOO, a youth version of Out of Order.  KIDOOO was created as an opportunity for young artists to exhibit their work in a major arts venue, extending MAP's services to students in elementary, middle and high school level art classes.  

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).  To learn more, visit:

Interested in contributing to OOO? Consider an OOO sponsorship starting at $250. Connect with Amy Cavanaugh Royce: 410.962.8565 or 

Ina Helrich // Hotel Indigo

On View: January 24, 2019 - April 15, 2019
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 28th, 2019 | 6pm - 8pm

Hotel Indigo | 24 West Franklin Street | Free & Open to the public

Maryland Art Place (MAP) is excited to present its first exhibition of the year at Hotel Indigo, featuring the works of recently deceased, Baltimore based artist, Ina Claire Helrich. Join us, in partnership with Alex Cooper Auctioneers, in celebrating Ina Helrich's life.

Ina Helrich was known as a prolific Baltimore painter and printmaker who exhibited her work in over 60 juried shows and 14 solo exhibits throughout her lifetime. She graduated from the Moore College of Art in Philadelphia and later studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art, where a scholarship fund was established in her name. Kornblatt Gallery, the Baltimore Museum of Art Sales and Rental Gallery, and C. Grimaldis Gallery represented Helrich locally.

Helrich was active in the art community as a past president of the Maryland Chapter of Artists Equity Association and founded the Maryland Artists Equity Foundation in 1984. Additionally, she was involved in the Baltimore Arts Festival Planning Committee, the Art Committee of the Jewish Community Center, and Artscape. Helrich dedicated her life to supporting the work of Maryland artists.

Alex Cooper Auctioneers will be auctioning Helrich's complete body of work as part of their Alex Cooper Art Select Auction program. The auction will be held online beginning April 17 through April 26. Catch a sneak peek of the collection up for auction at Hotel Indigo at the opening reception!

To visit Alex Cooper Auctioneers site, click here

Baker Art Awards 10 Year Retrospective

Maryland Art Place to host a 10 year retrospective of Baker Artist Awardees

Baker Artist Awards: 10 Years of Excellence

On View: May 10 | June 15, 2019

Opening Reception:  Friday, May 10 | 6pm9pm

In partnership with the William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund and the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance, Maryland Art Place celebrates 10 years of the Baker Artist Awards with a new exhibition featuring over 30 recipients of the Mary Sawyers Baker and Mary Sawyers Imboden Prizes


Since 2008, the Baker Artist Awards have recognized over 100 artists in the Baltimore region and awarded over $900,000 in prize money to artists working in all disciplines who exemplify excellence in three areas: Mastery of Craft, Depth of Artistic Exploration and a Unique Vision.


Participating Artists: Susan Alcorn, Theo Anthony, Chris Bathgate, Abraham Burickson, Audrey Chen, Richard Cleaver, Brent Crothers, Elizabeth Dickinson, Sara Dittrich, Eric Dyer, Lafayette Gilchrist, Jen Grow, Carl Grubbs,  Alexander Heilner, Gary Kachadourian, David Knopp, Jonathan Latiano, Naoko Maeshiba, Dora Malech, Todd Marcus, David Marion, Peter Minkler, Lynne Parks, Wendel Patrick, John RuppertJoyce J. ScottHadieh ShafieDariusz SkoraczewskiLisi Stoessel , and Karen Yasinsky.

Each year, Baker Artist Awardees are selected by a private jury from up to 1000 artists who create a portfolio on the Baker Artist Portfolios website, which was created to support artists and promote Greater Baltimore as a strong creative community. The online portfolios are open to artists working in all disciplines who live and work in Baltimore City and its five surrounding counties. The portfolios expose area artists' work to regional, national and international audiences. The site has been viewed by hundreds of thousands of art lovers, critics, gallery owners, academics, and leaders in creative business in nearly every country around the globe.


To learn more, or view all of the Baker portfolios, please visit  


Timothy J. Horjus // Hotel Indigo

Timothy J. Horjus

On View: May 21, 2019 - July 19, 2019

Opening Reception: June 6, 2019 | 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Hotel Indigo's Four Year Anniversary Celebration: June 6, 2019 | 4pm - 7pm

Hotel Indigo | 24 West Franklin Street | Free & Open to the Public

Join Maryland Art Place (MAP) and Hotel Indigo as we celebrate the opening reception of Timothy J. Horjus  and Hotel Indigo’s Four Year Anniversary.

Hotel Indigo’s Four Year Anniversary will be held from 4-7 pm on Thursday, June 6 with Timothy J. Horjus's reception to follow from 5:30 - 8:30 pm. Enjoy live music & refreshments provided by Poets Modern Cocktails & Eats.

About the Artist:

Timothy J. Horjus earned his B.A. in Art Education in 2000 from Trinity Christian College. After teaching art in South Bend Indiana, Horjus sought out an area with a strong arts community as it had become imperative to his art practice and his sanity.

Horjus moved to Baltimore, MD in 2004 to earn a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate from the Maryland Institute College of Art. In the following years Horjus built a Baltimore studio, taught art at an alternative high school, and received his M.F.A. from the University of Maryland College Park in 2010.

Additionally, Horjus owns C&H Restoration and Renovation, a historic restoration company focused on the marriage of contemporary uses and needs with the character and craftsmanship of historic baltimore row-homes.

Horjus as shown nationally, from Chicago to the Art Hamptons Art Fair, and locally in the Baltimore/D.C. area. Horjus continues to live and make art in Baltimore

We hope you will join us on Thursday, June 6 in celebrating Timothy J. Horjus and Hotel Indigo. 

Validated parking is available at 15 West Franklin St. Garage.






Andrew Gray // Hotel Indigo

On View | July 20, 2019 - September 7, 2019

Opening Reception: Wednesday, July 24 | 6 -8pm

Hotel Indigo | 24 West Franklin Street | Free & Open to the Public

Join Maryland Art Place (MAP) and Hotel Indigo as we celebrate the opening reception of paintings by artist, Andrew Gray.

Enjoy live music and refreshments provided by Poets Mondern cocktails and Eats.

About the Artist:

Andrew Gray is a painter and designer continuing his practices in Baltimore, Maryland. After receiving his BFA in Fine Arts and working two years in the professional field of design, he now merges both experiences to create a unique visual language for his personal work. His personal work lightly touches on concepts inspired by his very diverse upbringing as an African-American child.

To learn more about the artist visit:

We hope to see you Wednesday, July 24  from 6-8pm for the opening reception.

Validated parking is available at 15 West Franklin St. Garage.

Second Tri-Annual Maryland State Artist Registry Juried Exhibition

Second Tri-Annual Maryland State Artist Registry Juried Exhibition

On View: Thursday, September 19th – Sunday, November 10th

Donor Dinner: Saturday, November 9th 

Join Maryland Art Place (MAP), in partnership with the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) this September, in celebrating a statewide, juried exhibition highlighting the wide range of artists and artwork featured on the Maryland State Artist Registry. The exhibition will take place at Maryland Art Place located at 218 West Saratoga St. from Thursday, September 19th – Sunday, November 10th. A reception will be held on Thursday, September 19th from 6 to 9pm.

Performances will be held during the opening reception on Thursday, September 19 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm and Saturday, November 9th from 9pm to 11pm

 Saturday, November 9th featured artists and  performers include: Domininique Zeltzman 

Shonnita Johnson, Stephanie Barber, Ceylon Mitchell, Nicoletta de La Brown, Noah McWilliams, and David Page 
JUMPIN JUPITER will close the evening with some rockabilly in the cabaret! 

Tickets Available HERE 

Visual Jurors: 

Dr. Susan J. Isaacs & Jeremy Stern
Performance Jurors: 
Ada Pinkston, Hoesy Corona, & Laure Drogoul

Participating Artists: 

Gregory Hein, Richard Weiblinger, Shanthi Chandrasekar, Saeideh Gilani, Judi Gunter, Acquaetta Williams, Kristina King, Cat Gunn, Alan Callander, Carmen Martini, Sylvie Van Helden, Gregg Morris, Amy Boone-McCreesh, Alizah Lathrop, Barb Siegel, Janet Olney, Magnolia Laurie, Elli Maria Hernandez, Megan Maher, Leslie Shellow, Amanda Burnham, Nick Primo, Hollis McCracken, Hsin-Hsi Chen, Maria-Theresa Fernandes, Saloni Shah, Shana Kohnstamm, Virginia Sperry, Stanley Wenocur, Betsy Packard, Patricia Autenrieth, Giulia Piera Livi, Christine Strong, Dominie Nash, Brad Blair, Sara Caporaletti, Janet Huddie, Danielle Fauth, Yam Chew Oh, Trace Miller, Helen Glazer, David Leonard, Paul Ford, Gregory McLemore, Daniel Humphries-Russ, Nilou Kazemzadeh, Don James, Osvaldo Mesa, Juan Rodas, Erin Fostel, Evans Thorne, Bruce McKaig, Taha Heydari, Nicole Stokes, Megan Burak, Roger James, Ram Brisueno, McKinley Wallace III, Rick Ruggles, Aubrey Garwood, Scott Ponemone, Margaret Huddy, Victoria Rouse, Ariston Jacks, Karen Warshal, LaToya Hobbs, Lauren Castellana, Florencio Lennox Campello, Aaron Oldenburg, Annette Wilson Jones, Mike McConnell, Linda Agar-Hendrix, Nicoletta de la Brown, Maren Henson, Amber Eve Anderson, Carrie Fucile, Noah McWilliams, Jackie Hoysted, W.C Richardson, Carolyn Case, Corey Grunert, Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi, Oletha Devane, Kate Kretz, George Lorio, Anna Fine Foer, Robert Cantor, Mia Halton, Jason Patterson, David Page, Matthew McLaughlinJowita Wyszomirska, Diane Lorio, Marcia Wolfson Ray, Tom BoramMargaret RorisonA. MoonSara DittrichJason SloanDominique ZeltzmanShonnita JohnsonStephanie BarberCeylon MitchellValerie Smalkin.


About the Jurors: 


Dr. Susan J. Isaacs: Susan J. Isaacs is Professor of Art History in the Department of Art + Design at Towson University where she teaches advanced courses in modern and contemporary art history and theory/museum studies and is curator for the Departmental Galleries. She holds BA, MA, and PhD degrees in Art History (University of Delaware) as well as a four-year Certificate of Fine Arts from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Since 1980, she has curated, organized, or juried hundreds of exhibitions at museums, university galleries, and art organizations and published numerous articles, book chapters, and catalog essays.  She is a monthly contributor to Artblog. 

Jeremy Stern: Jeremy Stern is a multi-disciplinary artist and curator living and working in Maryland. He earned his Interdisciplinary MFA from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2011, and his Bachelor of Science in Studio Art in 2001 from New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. As an artist, Stern exhibits his mapping-based artwork nationally. From 2013 – 2018, he served as the Exhibitions and Programs Manager for the Creative Alliance at The Patterson in Baltimore, where he was also a Resident Artist from 2011 - 2013. Stern has been an administrator and curator for commercial and non-profit art venues across the country, including the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha; Sandy Carson Gallery and the Carson Masuoka Gallery in Denver; The Nevada Museum of Art and the University of Nevada in Reno; and C. Grimaldis Gallery in Baltimore. He has won several awards, scholarships, and distinctions, including selection by the Maryland Art Place in 2013 for the 10th anniversary of its Curator Incubator Program.

Ada Pinkston: Ada Pinkston is a multimedia artist, educator, and performance art curator. Born in New York, her artistic research interest spans the across social science, American Studies, and socially engaged community art practices. Over the years, her work has been featured at a variety of spaces including The Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building, The Baltimore Museum of Art, The Walters Art Museum, The Peale Museum, Transmodern Performance Festival, P.S.1, The New Museum, Light City Baltimore and the streets of Berlin, Baltimore, Orlando, and New York. She is a Baker Artist award semifinalist (2016), a recipient of an Andy Warhol Foundation Grit Fund Grant in Visual Arts, administered by The Contemporary (2017), and a Robert W. Deutsch Foundation Ruby's Project Grant in Visual Arts (2017). A graduate of Wesleyan University (B.A.) and Maryland Institute College of Art (M.F.A.) she has given guest lectures at The French Embassy, NYU, UCLA and The National Gallery of Art to name a few. Her most recent collaborative project includes founding the LabBodies Performance Art Laboratory in Baltimore, Maryland.

Hoesy Corona: Hoesy Corona is an uncategorized artist working across various media while considering what it means to be a queer Latinx immigrant in a place where there are few. His performances and installations oftentimes silently confront and delight viewers with some of the most pressing issues of our time. Reoccurring themes of queerness, race/class/gender, nature, isolation, and celebration are present throughout his work. He lived in Mexico, Utah, and Wisconsin, before moving to Baltimore, MD in 2005 to establish a professional practice in the arts. He is a recent Halcyon Arts Lab Fellow in Washington, DC and a current fellow at the Tulsa Artist Fellowship in Oklahoma. He splits his time between Baltimore and Tula. Hoesy has shown compelling works and inventive sculptures fitted to the human body internationally in Greece, France, and in the USA. Exhibiting and performing at various institutional, private, public and underground venues including among others The Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Athens School of Fine Arts, The Baltimore Museum of Art, The Walters Art Museum, and Current Space. In addition to maintaining a prolific studio practice, he is the founding co-director of Labbodies, a nomadic arts organization in Baltimore since 2014. Recent honors include a Merriweather District Artist in Residence; an Andy Warhol Foundation Grit Fund Grant; a Robert W. Deutsch Foundation?s Ruby?s Project Grant; and a Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award.

Laure Drogoul: Laure Drogoul is an interdisciplinary artist, olfactory spelunker, and cobbler of situations who lives in Baltimore, Maryland. Laure works with a wide range of media including projects in which she creates sculpture, performance, and events that invite the viewer to be an active participant. She has received Maryland State Artist Awards and a Franklin Furnace Award for performance art and has been a recipient of a US/Japan Creative Artist Fellowship. In 2006 Ms. Drogoul was honored with The Janet and Walter Sondheim Prize. Laure Drogoul founded The 14Karat Cabaret, a performance project located at Maryland Art Place and is a co-organizer and curator of the Transmodern Performance Festival, which is a festival of provocative works by cultural experimenters from Baltimore and beyond.

About the Maryland State Arts Council 
An agency of the Maryland Department of Commerce, Division of Tourism, Film and the Arts, the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) is dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. Maryland State Arts Council grantees generate $1 billion in economic activity and support more than 12,155 jobs and $49 million in state and local tax revenue. Source: Economic Impact of the Arts in Maryland: FY2014. For information, call (410) 767-6555 or TTY (410) 333-4519.


About Maryland Art Place: 
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.



Saloni Shah // Hotel Indigo

Saloni Shah 

On View:
Saturday, September 7, 2019 - Saturday, November 16, 2019

Hotel Indigo | 24 West Franklin Street | Free & Open to the Public

About the Artist:

Born in Mumbai, Shah grew up surrounded by beautiful textiles, traditional folk art, and vibrant street art. This zeal for detailed and bold art persisted as she shifted to the UK and later to the US. Shah's artwork serves as a reflection of her experience and aims to introduce narratives from one place to another. Shah's international perspective honed her appreciation and elevated the importance of sharing culture from a perspective that is removed from stereotypes. Shah's work focuses on depicting culture in a respectful manner that expresses contemporary perspectives which contrasts from the farfetched labels.


Validated parking is available at 15 West Franklin St. Garage.


Under $500 2019


UNDER $500

Opening Reception: Saturday, December 14, 2019 | 6:00 PM

2nd Chance: Wedesnday, December 18, 2019 | 12 to 4pm 

On View: Saturday, December 14 

Maryland Art Place invites you to join us at our seventh annual UNDER $500 affordable art sale this December! On Saturday, December 14 at 6 o'clock join us for a first-come, first-served opportunity to purchase affordable and original works of art. The event will feature the work of Baltimore and surrounding area artists at a price point of $500 or less. Purchase work at any point throughout the evening and take home that night! 


Deck the halls by giving the gift of art this holiday season! Guests can expect to mingle with other artists, collectors, patrons, and general art enthusiasts at the event. Dressing warm shouldn’t be a challenge this year as our theme is flannel! So come dressed in your lumberjack best. Don’t worry about trimming your beard as we will have a wonderful trimmed tree on display! 


DJ Brennan Diggs will be keeping the atmosphere cheerful with some holly jolly tunes. Light confections will be served and beer and wine donated by Union Craft Brewing and Spirits of Mt. Vernon will be available at the open bar.  Grab a drink and a treat and then head down to the basement where we will be screening holiday films


We’re excited to announce this year’s participating artists: Jackie Andrews, Redeat Assefa, Courtney Banh, Amy Boone-McCreesh, Florencio Lennox Campello, Beth Caruso, Se Jong Cho, Bonnie Crawford, Emily Cucalon, Peter Cullen, Matthew Davis, Katie Delaney, Sara Dittrich, Jim Doran, Elliot Doughtie, Mahsa R. Fard, Andrew Flanders, Cat Gunn, Ashley Hoffman,  Phaan Howng, Jackie Hoystead, Eric Jenkins, Megan Koeppel, Magnolia Laurie, Rosa Leff, Dereck Stafford Mangus, Amanda Milliner, Greg Minah, Ursula Minervini, Tara Mulder, Cara Ober, Katie Pumphrey, Mary Claire Price, Stephen Reichert, Alexis Sanford, Gretchen Schermerhorn, Becca Schwartz, Michael Stevenson, Mary Swann, Emily Uchytil, Richard Weiblinger, and Sheila Wells



$25 Pre-Sale

$30 At The Door


To purchase tickets click HERE 


Thanks to our Sponsors


Kathy O'Dell & John Mernit

Liz & Ned Courtemanche


Ted and Faith Millspaugh

Amina and James Weiskerger 

Greenspring Associates



and Spirits of Mt. Vernon!


Cat Gunn // Hotel Indigo

Cat Gunn

On View: November 19, 2019 - January 10, 2020

Opening Reception: Wednesday, December 18th, 2019 | 6pm - 8pm

Hotel Indigo | 24 West Franklin Street | Free & Open to the Public

Maryland Art Place (MAP) in partnership with Hotel Indigo, are pleased to present its last exhibition of the year, Super Bloom,  at Hotel Indigo by introducing new works by Baltimore based emerging artist, Cat Gunn! As an abstract painter, Cat is known for re-interpreting the boundaries of the traditional canvas. Gunn's paintings will be hung in Hotel Indigo’s library and Poets Modern Cocktails and Eats. The reception will be held on Wednesday, December 18th from 6 to 8pm.


Artist Statement
"My work pushes notions of androgyny and queer, combining both masculine and feminine qualities to establish something that is gender-neutral, gender fluid, transgender, or gender queer. My practice serves as rigorous experimentation that employs a scientific approach; I often juggle multiple paintings and add layers
simultaneously to each current work, marginally altering a property to study the outcome. I also employ craft materials, primarily glitter, in order to recall femme, makeup, club, or drag cultures. Assorted recipes bring about diverse results, allowing my work to be a survey of potentially queer objects.
Being a painter who is strongly concerned with materiality, I allow the physicality of my work to arise from the alchemy of the paint. I often use various mediums and processes to create paint from scratch, break it down, change opacity and viscosity, adjust  chromatic properties, or alter surface qualities as I feel needed. Various types of paint mixtures are layered over time, only to be smeared, scraped, and sanded, charging the
work with a visceral energy that refers back to the physicality of process and the body. The process of covering and erasing these layers I have built up creates a back-and- forth of additive and subtractive, an accumulation and a diminishing. My current paintings revolve around the notion of creating space, particularly through abstraction from a queer perspective with a playful awkwardness. These self-contained worlds are made up of repeating stripes, gradated forms, twisted squiggles, and organic shapes. Skewed geometry with hard edges flirt with expressive grounds and fields of color, creating an ambiguous space that is dizzying, strange, and dynamic. The quirky geometry and irregularity of patterns allow for vulnerable and imperfect moments, and are equally about sameness as they are about difference. The work, both as physical objects and as windows into an illusionistic world, suggests a transfer between states— erratic and ever-evolving." 
Cat Gunn is an artist living and working in Baltimore who identifies as non-binary transgender and queer. They create abstract paintings with layers of oil paints and mediums built up over time, using a variety of techniques to manipulate the alchemy of the paint. Gunn has recently exhibited work at Terrault Contemporary in Baltimore, MD, Maryland Art Place in Baltimore, MD, Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA, 40 West Arts Gallery in Lakewood, CO, and Ashton Gallery in San Diego, CA among others.Gunn received a BFA in Painting from Towson University.

Hanover Street Gallery: Reframing Pathways

Unveiling: Thursday, July 4th | 1pm - Midnight

On View: July 2019 - January 2019

Maryland Art Place (MAP) is pleased to partner with the South Baltimore Gateway Partnership (SBG), the Youth Resiliency Institute (YRI), Fusion Partnerships and Weller Development to curate the newly established “Hanover Street Gallery: Reframing Pathways”, an outdoor gallery space on the Hanover Street Bridge façade. MAP has carefully curated 24 works of art created by a diverse group of living artists with artworks primarily centered around abstraction, expressionism, and pattern & design.

The Hanover Street Gallery will present replicated and enlarged original works of art printed on vinyl. Works will be printed up to 12 feet high. Tombstone information will be available for each artwork so that visitors will have access to referential information such as medium of original artwork and artists name. The Cherry Hill Side of the Bridge will use replicated painting detail from artist, Dirk Joseph for the 10 archway columns under the bridge. Hanover Gallery artists include: Ernest Shaw, Will Shanklin, Se Jong Co, Sarah Tilton, Ben Marcin (C. Grimaldis Gallery), Emily Uchytil, Katty Huertas, Elli HernandezAlfonso Fernandez (C. Grimaldis Gallery), Magnolia Laurie, Rene Trevino, Karl Connolly, Jenee Mateer, Minas Konsolas, Timothy J. Horjus, Amy Helminiak, Terence Hannum, Jowita Wyszomirska, Dirk Joseph, and Trace Miller (Goya Contemporary).

Please join us on Thursday, July 4th in celebrating the unveiling of "Hanover Street Gallery: Reframing Pathways" held in conjunction with the 3rd Annual Cherry Hill Arts & Music Waterfront Festival. This free festival, in its third year, is expanding its vibrant, family friendly environment. Enjoy a day of local, regional and national music performances for all ages. Visit for more details. A fireworks show will take place at 9:30pm. '


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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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