Thursday, February 9, 2017

OUT OF THIS WORLD DISPLAY @ BROMO SELTZER TOWER

WHEN: Saturdays | February 25 - July 1, 2017; Opening Reception | Friday, February 24, 2017, 5:30-7:30pm
WHERE: Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower, 21 S. Eutaw Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 

Each lithograph, screen print, or intaglio print in Out Of This World depicts a powerful woman - often a comedienne or an actress -moving amongst an inhospitable landscape. Chris Mona’s prints are equal parts thoughtful research and feral disregard. He investigates the elasticity of time, as figures marked by their era - Colonial Virginia to Powerhouse 1980’s - are transported to settings in other trajectories of time and space - deep-time Earth to sulfuric Venus. In one print, swinging 60s model Peggy Moffitt dances in a billowing couture dress on a comet nucleus recently visited by a European space probe; in another, actress Miranda Hart lounges in a Devonian Era landscape populated by earth’s first land plants.

Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower is open every Saturday from 11am to 4pm.  Guests have an opportunity to view artwork throughout the building, including 15 floors of working artist studios and special exhibits.  Visitors can also learn more about the historical building and participate in a tour of the clock room ($5).

Photo Credit: Chris Mona – Lily Tomlin on Mars, color lithograph on paper, 2012