Saturday, January 14, 2012


imageMonday Artist at Noon: Logan Hicks
WHEN: Monday, Jan. 23, Noon
Brown Center: Falvey Hall, 1301 W. Mount Royal Ave., Baltimore

Former MICA student Logan Hicks is a stencil artist based out of New York whose work explores the dynamics of the urban environment. Originally a screenprinter, hand-sprayed stenciling quickly morphed into his medium of choice. His work has gained notoriety due to his ability to capture the sometimes mundane cycle of city life in a refined—yet haunting—way. This lecture is sponsored by the Drawing, General Fine Arts, Painting and Printmaking Senior Thesis programs, the Curatorial Studies Concentration and the M.F.A. in Graphic Design. His residency is supported by the M.F.A. in Curatorial Practice. (Above left: Logan Hicks, Baltimore Alley.)

imageStephen Ellis: Motionless Only in Appearance: A Topology of Forms
WHEN: Tuesday, Jan. 24; Tuesday, Feb. 14; Tuesday, March 20; and Tuesday, April 17, 10:30 AM
Brown Center: Room 320, 1301 W. Mount Royal Ave., Baltimore

Stephen Ellis (right), the Spring 2012 Critic in Residence at Hoffberger School of Painting, will present a series of lectures. Ellis has been associated with a group of American artists who broke through the wall of self-referential formalism theorized by Clement Greenberg and returned abstraction to an engagement with the world. He has written extensively for magazines such Art in America, where he was an associate editor from 1989 through 1992. Since the early 1980s, he has taught graduate and undergraduate courses at the Cooper Union, the School of Visual Arts, Parsons the New School for Design, the New York Academy of Art, New York University, Bard College and Harvard University. His painting and graphic work is represented in public and private collections in the United States and Europe, and he has been the recipient of awards from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Joan Mitchell Foundation, among others.

imageGalHause Revue will stage its third annual burlesque show.
The GalHause Revue’s Big Show
WHEN: Friday, Jan. 27 & Saturday, Jan. 28, 8 PM
WHERE: The Gateway: BBOX, 1601 W. Mount Royal Ave., Baltimore
The GalHause Revue, founded by Marla Parker ’10, Elyza Brillantes ’10 and Sarah Ivancic ’11, celebrates costume, performance and glamour. The annual burlesque event showcases performances ranging from classic and subdued to outrageous and shocking.

imageMonday Artist at Noon: The Global Africa Project
WHEN: Monday, Jan. 30, Noon
Brown Center: Falvey Hall, 1301 W. Mount Royal Ave., Baltimore

Leslie King-Hammond (right), founding director of MICA’s Center for Race and Culture and graduate dean emerita, and Lowery Sims, curator at New York’s Museum of Arts and Design (MAD), will speak about their co-curated exhibition, The Global Africa Project. The project features more than 100 emerging artists from around the world whose work is influenced by the African continent.

It premiered to rave reviews at MAD last November. MICA artists participating in the project include Willie Birch ’73, Linda Day Clark ’94, Christopher Cozier ’86, Joyce J. Scott ’70, Rinehart School of Sculpture faculty member Chakaia Booker, director Maren Hassinger and student Wahala Temi. King-Hammond and Sims will also focus on Dandy Lion: Articulating a Re(de)fined Black Masculine Identity, an exhibition featuring 20 emerging photographers and filmmakers that is on display at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture. Dandy Lion was a component of The Global Africa Project.