Monday, September 19, 2011


jordan faye contemporary 1401 Light St Baltimore, MD 21230

Lori Larusso, Hot Beverages

(e)merge art fair Sept 22 - 25 in Washington DC(e)merge

Join us for the inaugural (e)merge art fair Opening Preview Party to discover emerging artists from around the globe.

WHERE: Capitol Skyline Hotel, Washington DC

WHEN: Thursday, September 22: 7 – 9 PM / OPENING NIGHT: Preview the exhibition; 9 – 11 PM  and enjoy a concert by the pool  with LouLou and the Disappointer Sisters (featuring members of Thievery Corporation, Fugazi, French Toast and The Deadmen)
TICKETS: $25 advance purchase ($30 at the door).
To purchase tickets in advance: CLICK HERE

WHEN: Friday, September 23: 12  - 7 PM
Students and Faculty with valid ID free 12 – 3 PM

WHEN: Saturday, September 24: 12 – 7 PM; Sunday, September 25: 12 – 5 PM
ADMISSION: Daily admission is $15 ; $10 for Seniors and Students with valid ID.

CULTURAL PARTNERS:  The National Gallery of Art,Washington, DC / The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC / The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC / The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC are joining (e)merge as our cultural partners.


Lori Larusso, Past Your Bedtime, acrylic on shaped panel 43 x 48 inLORI LARUSSO

Past Your Bedtime, acrylic on shaped panel, 43 x 48 inches 

Lori Larusso was born in Massillon, Ohio. She graduated from the University of Cincinnati's College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning with a Bachelors Degree in the Fine Arts, and a minor in Women's Studies. She continued to earn a Master's Degree in the Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art's graduate interdisciplinary program, the Mount Royal School of Art. Lori has worked in the community as an advocate for reproductive rights, and as an adjunct professor of drawing, as well as maintaining a solid studio practice. She exhibits her work locally, nationally and internationally. Lori was recently awarded a Visual Artist Fellowship from the MacDowell Colony, an Artist Enrichment Grant from the Kentucky Foundation for Women, and is a Milton and Sally Avery Fellow for 2010-2011. Solo and group exhibitions are scheduled throughout 2013.

Larusso has had two Solo Exhibitions with Jordan Faye Contemporary in 2008 (Leisurely Concern) and in 2010 (Domestic Insecurities, Necessary Delights) and has been showing with Ms. Block since 2004. Lori Larusso currently lives in Lexington, Kentucky.

On View in Washington, DC at the (e)merge art fair, Jordan Faye Contemporary {Room 314}  September 22 - 25, Capitol Skyline Hotel. 

Also Lori Larusso's work is currently part of the gallery's ongoing exhibition, Planting Houses & Building Trees Jordan Faye Contemporary September 10 - October 8, 2011. The majority of her shaped paintings will be on view in DC this week so come on down to see them. As well, we'll have her new collaborative chap book with poet Carrie Green, It's Not My Birthday, That's Not My Cake available for sale at the fair!

Kate MacKinnon, 5 Chrysanthemums Ran Away 3, oil on canvasKATE MacKINNON

Five Chrysanthemums Ran Away 3, oil on canvas over panel, 34 x 34 inches

A Massachusetts native, Kate MacKinnon received her BFA in painting from the Massachusetts College of Art in 1992. MacKinnon relocated to Baltimore in 2000, to pursue her MFA at the Maryland Institute College of Art.  During her graduate studies, she began to experiment with materials and paint application.  These explorations lead to an innovative and unique process that she continues to develop today. Her work was featured in New American Paintings issue No. 63. MacKinnon's paintings have been exhibited in the mid-Atlantic region and appear in the collections of Maryland General Hospital, The Cordish Family Collection, The Bozzuto Group, Hilton Hotels Corporation, as well as numerous private collections. Her most recent solo exhibition was at the Contemporary Museum in Baltimore, MD in May 2011, and she is one of three artists that Jordan Faye Contemporary will be including in the (e)merge art fair in D.C. this September. MacKinnon has been represented by Jordan Faye Contemporary since 2006, and been curated into exhibitions organized by Ms. Block since 2004.

This piece & other paintings will be on view in Washington, DC at the (e)merge art fair, Jordan Faye Contemporary {Room 314} , Capitol Skyline Hotel. September 22 - 25, 2011 


David Page, UntitledDAVID PAGE

Simple Machines (far wall); Untitled (foreground); varies: wood, leather, paint &/or tool dip, canvas, thread, steel, wood & leather

WHEN: September 17 - October 29, Artist Talk: Wednesday, October 12, 7:00 PM

South African born, Baltimore-based artist David Page creates seamlessly crafted sculptures constructed primarily from leather, wood, canvas, and metal. Page graduated with his MFA from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2002. His sculptures juxtapose figurative forms with machine like structures and elements. His work is included in The Teaching Collection at St. Mary's College, the permanent collection at the Baltimore Museum of Art and the collection of Nelson Mandela. He has received two Individual Artist Awards in sculpture from the Maryland State Arts Council in 2007 and 2009. His work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally including The Touch Gallery at the National Gallery in Cape Town, South Africa, Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts and The Baltimore Museum of Art. He currently teaches at The Corcoran College of Art and Design. He has been showing with Jordan Faye Block since 2005, and Jordan Faye Contemporary since 2006.   

The above works and more will be shown with Jordan Faye Contemporary at the (e)merge art fair in Washington DC September 22 - 25 Capitol Skyline Hotel {room 314}. There will be two performances during the fair (of the above piece) both Opening Night Thursday Sept 22 from 6 – 8 PM & Saturday Sept 24 from 1 – 3 PM.