August 19th, 2012
Works by: Grayson Cox, Ryan Hoover, Kim Faler, Chloe Watson
Curated by: Lou Joseph
Exhibition Dates: August 31, 2012 – October 6, 2012
Opening Reception: Friday August 31, 2012 7-10pm
Artist Talk: Saturday October 6, 2012 2-4pm
Hours: Saturdays 1-5pm & Wednesdays 5-7pm or by appt
New Location: 1715 North Calvert Street, Baltimore
Comfort Zone features four artists that re-purpose elements of contemporary domestic life in subtle and distinct ways. By manipulating our usual associations with familiar scenes and objects, they allow us to subtly shift our position. The interior and private are not safe from intrusion; boundaries between personal and public are not fixed. Beyond all, a sense of comfort is presented as the number one goal, hung out as a proverbial carrot by which all manner of major and minor atrocities can take place. The work in this exhibition explores elements of this ceded ground, along with a variety of ways these boundaries have been crossed. Although all four artists push elements of scale and object hood, all share a willingness to veer from playfulness to formality and employ superior craft in their exploration of these tensions, each one communicating his or her own singular and idiosyncratic worldview.
Zeitgeist III: Too Much Information?
April 30th, 2012
I am happy to be participating in this exhibition at the DCAC, opening on May 4th and continuing to June 10th.
"What is the collective consciousness when newsfeeds from our neighbor’s bedroom compete for attention on the same level as nuclear warheads? Evidence continues to indicate that our brains are being altered by the current information surge and the means by which it is delivered. Curators Sondra Arkin and Ellyn Weiss are interested in the responses of 15 artists to the effects of the increasing streams of information coming to us from an ever-growing array of devices and directions.
Zeitgeist III: Too Much Information? is the third in a series of periodic exhibitions that brings together groups of artists for exploration by the curators Sondra N. Arkin and Ellyn Weiss.
Presented are the works of artists JS Adams, Tom Block, Scott G. Brooks, Richard Dana, Anna U. Davis, Thomas Drymon, Adam Dwight, Claudia Aziza Gibson-Hunter, Pat Goslee, Michelle Lisa Herman, Ryan Hoover, Michael Iocovone, Elizabeth Morisette, Michael Platt & Carol Beane, and Ruth Trevarrow.
All events are free and open to the public. “Zeitgeist III: Too Much Information?” runs from May 4 – June 10, 2012. The opening reception is May 4 from 7 – 9.
DC Arts Center is located in the heart of Adams Morgan at 2438 18th St. NW. Gallery hours are Monday through Sunday from 2 – 7 PM. For more information call 202-462-7833 or visit our website at www.dcartscenter.org."
March 13th, 2012
It is a great honor to be selected as a semi-finalist for the 2012 Sondheim Prize. There are many amazing artist from the region who are on this list.
Congratulations to all the other semi-finalists!
February 28th, 2012
This short article, entitled "Testing the Boundaries
," is the result of an interview conducted by the Urbanite's Cara Ober. It discusses the general motivations behind recent projects and life as an artist in Baltimore.
Artist Talk - Sculpting with Satellites
February 25th, 2012
There is a video online of the artist talks given at Hamiltonian Gallery on January 12th.
Artist Talk: Ryan Hoover from Hamiltonian Artists.
Video of Selin's talk can be watched here