Wednesday, May 11, 2011


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The BALTIMORE LISTE at the Contemporary Museum has begun! 

Baltimore Liste David Page Week 2 Kate MacKinnon Week 3

To produce Baltimore Liste, the Contemporary Museum has joined forces with seven local galleries: Area 405, Current Gallery, Gallery Four, Jordan Faye Contemporary, Nudashank, Open Space and Subbasement Artist Studios, each gallery nominated three artists. After visiting 21 studios, Sue Spaid, Executive Director of the Contemporary Museum selected 12 artists to have solo exhibitions at the museum during the month of May. Two of Jordan Faye’s artists, David Page and Kate MacKinnon, will exhibit in the second and third week of exhibitions. 

These shows are short! Each only one week!


Experience four totally different exhibitions each week!

May 11 – 15: Opening Reception : Friday the 13th, 6:30 - 9:30 PM
John Bohl (Current)  //  Stewart Watson (Area 405) showing at Jordan Faye this October!! //  Shaun Flynn (Gallery Four)  //  Jordan Bernier (Nudashank)

May 18-22: Opening Reception : Friday May 20th, 6:30 - 9:30 PM
David Page (Jordan Faye Contemporary)  //  Nicholas Gottlund (Open Space)  // Caitlin Cunningham (Nudashank)  //  Josh Wade Smith (Gallery Four) 

May 25-29: Opening Reception : Friday May 27th, 6:30 - 9:30 PM
Michelle Model (Sub Basement)  // Gary Kachadourian (Current)  //  Kate MacKinnon (Jordan Faye Contemporary )  //  DUOX (Open Space)

WHERE: Contemporary Museum, 100 W. Center Street, Baltimore

Current Exhibition at Jordan Faye Contemporary :: Manifested Destiny thru June 11

Matthew Freel

Manifested Destiny

Matthew Freel studied at Washington University in St. Louis, MO and while there spent a semester abroad in Florence, Italy, which turned out to be a transformative experience that brought to life the Renaissance belief in the figure as a vehicle for universal expression. When Freel returned to St. Louis, he continued to study painting and art history, turning his attention to new influences: such as Francis Bacon, Philip Guston, and Hindu art. Upon graduation Freel moved to New York City to attain his M.F.A. at the School of Visual Arts. Today he lives in Baltimore with his wife and superhero dog, Thor. He teaches painting and drawing at several nearby colleges, and makes art in his studio at School 33 Art Center, where he is a resident artist. Freel's work still addresses the heroic figure, though now he focuses on moments of strength and weakness (sometimes simultaneously). The subjects he addresses are often historic and explore personal and shared history. 

David Purcell is a Baltimore based artist whose work investigates the landscape and man's relationship to it.  He received his B.A. in studio art from Goucher College and has attended art residencies at the Vermont Studio Center and Zion National Park in Utah.  Coming from a family of architects and artists he uses an intuitive understanding of architectural processes to create artwork that blurs the boundaries of the two disciplines.  After working for a time as an architectural model maker he took to the methods he learned and applied them to a more purely artistic pursuit, creating work inspired by naturally occurring phenomena and imaginary and fantastical landscapes.

If you missed this exhibition's Opening Reception, they''ll be having a Happy Art Hour on Wednesday June 1, from 5 – 8 PM. Save the date !!!

WHERE: jordan faye contemporary, 1401 Light Street [Federal Hill], Baltimore
3 blocks south of Cross Street Market on Light Street
1 block north of School 33 Arts Center
NEW: the Charm City Circulator Purple line comes all the way down to Federal Hill from Penn Station and last stop on Ostend & Marshall. It's ONLY 1 block North of the gallery! And it's Free!
gallery hours during exhibitions:
wed - thur 12 – 7 PM / fri & sat 12 – 5 PM / mon & tues by appt