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Andrew Thorp | Hotel Indigo

On View:  May 3 - August 1, 2024

Reception: Thursday, May 16 | 6  to 9 pm

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

Maryland Art Place in partnership with Hotel Indigo Baltimore is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Maryland-based artist, Andrew Thorp. The exhibition is on view at Hotel Indigo, located at 24 West Franklin St. from  May 3 - August 1, 2024. A public reception will take place Thursday, May 16 from 6 to 9 pm during the BROMO Art Walk.

About the artist: Andrew Thorp was born and raised in Tulsa, OK migrating to MD to pursue a BFA from MICA and later an MFA from Towson University..  Currently Thorp  works and resides in the neighborhood of Waverly in Baltimore, MD.

Thorp’s paintings are pictures from liminal everyday spaces painted usually with oil on canvas or panel. He states: “These images - a stray hubcap, a chain link fence, and grass growing on a median - are typical and even banal, but in them I find immense depth, presence and beauty. I enjoy the immediacy and quickness of paint, often letting the paint be itself rather than worrying too much about representation. I am interested in not only what objects are in my paintings but what they can become. I focus on presence in my work and what it means to present in a world susceptible to collapse due to climate catastrophe and economic disaster.

Please join us on Thursday, May 16 from to 9 pm at Hotel Indigo  for the opening reception celebrating the solo exhibition of Andrew Thorp. Hotel Indigo is free and open to the public.

Zeke's Coffee: Generation Crit III

On View: May 3 - August 1, 2024

Opening Reception: Saturday, June 8 | 12 to 2 pm

Zekes’ Coffee Shop and Maryland Art Place (MAP) are pleased to present Generation: Crit II, an exhibition featuring artworks from a local Maryland Art Crit Group from Center Arts and Studios located at the Mill Center. 

Generation, is a series of exhibitions developed by MAP to promote the work of artist groups or collectives who come together to support, critique and inspire one another.  Join us for the opening reception held at Zeke’s Coffee located at 4719 Harford Road on Saturday, June 8 from 12 to 2 pm

The Center Arts and Studios Critique Group offers an alternative space for artists to partake in an objective level of engagement with their own processes and ideas. 

CAS Critique Group provides access to supportive and attentive discussion regarding artworks at any level of development for artists at any level of accomplishment.

Exhibiting Artists include: 

Mark Cameron, David Diaz, Elizabeth English,  Calliandra Hermanson, Ashley Kidner,  Karen Klinedinst, Jennifer McBrien, Helen Sgouros, Leslie Shellow and Virginia Warwick.

ABOUT ZEKE’s: In 205 Thomas Rhodes sold his first pound of coffee at the Baltimore Farmers Market. One year later he opened a retail space on Harford Road in Lauraville, and further expanded his operations to a fully functioning café just down the street at 4719 Harford Road in 2017.

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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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