Wednesday, July 5, 2017

New Exhibits on Display at School 33 Art Center With Opening Reception Friday, July 7


The School 33 Art Center
2017 Studio Resident Biennial Exhibition

Curated by Jackie Milad, featuring work by: Amber Eve Anderson, Lynn Cazabon, Tiffany Jones, Rachel Guardiola, Sylvie Van Helden, Taha Heydari, Lauren R. Lyde, Amy Jean Boebel and Cheeny Celebrado-Royer

WHEN: Open Friday, June 30 through Saturday, August 19, 2017; Opening reception: Friday, July 7, 6-9pm
WHERE:
The School 33 Art Center 2017 Studio Resident Biennial Exhibition (Main Gallery), 1427 Light St., Baltimore

This exhibition highlights the work of studio artists currently in residence at School 33 Art Center. Since 1979, the Studio Artist Program has provided exceptional work space to more than 150 artists working diverse areas of the fine arts. School 33's Studio Mentor Program facilitates in-studio critiques as well as professional development for resident artists. As part of this program, prominent practicing artists and arts professionals are invited to provide support and constructive feedback, helping artists to fulfill their creative goals. Every two years, the chosen mentor also serves as curator for the Studio Resident Biennial. The current studio mentor and biennial curator, Jackie Milad, is an artist, arts administrator, and curator who has worked with several academic and museum institutions in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Image credit: Rachel Guardiola- VEGA Project Bio-MYNE
(Installation shot from live stream performance video)

Tomorrow Passed Today
A solo exhibition by Ursula Populoh
WHEN: Open Friday, June 30 through Saturday, August 19, 2017; Opening reception: Friday, July 7, 6-9pm
WHERE:
The School 33 Art Center 2017 Studio Resident Biennial Exhibition (Members Gallery), 1427 Light St., Baltimore

Ursula Populoh is interested in storytelling in its most fundamental sense. She likes to use the metaphor of a letter as a stitch—stitches form pieces of a picture, and letters form words. By adding more stitches, a picture develops, and by adding more words, a story develops. One builds on the other until the picture and the words depict the story she wants to tell. These stories come out of a long life of gathering and carrying her impressions, lessons, and memories. Over the 75 years of Ursula’s life, they have been mixing and mingling, developing and clarifying. She is glad to finally have the chance to see them bear fruit—taking shape within her art.

Image credit: Ursula Populoh- Worn and Torn to Adorn

Something to be looked at, Something to be used.
A solo exhibition by Giulia Piera Livi
WHEN: Open Friday, June 30 through Saturday, August 19, 2017; Opening reception: Friday, July 7, 6-9pm
WHERE:
The School 33 Art Center 2017 Studio Resident Biennial Exhibition (Project Space), 1427 Light St., Baltimore

Giulia Piera Livi interposes objects of the everyday to distort our sense of space, explore our ability to inhabit rooms, and merge the dreamlike with the rigid. Her geometric objects and paintings utilize materiality to investigate light, form, and the weirdly functional. Her work focuses on the acute and the polite, the domestic and the utilitarian. This question of domesticity comes from a curiosity of the curated home space, and how the imperfections of home life can conflict with the polish of interior design. By creating immersive environments for her paintings and objects, Giulia presents the viewer with the oddities of precision and practicality. Through this spectacle of abstraction and accessibility, she aims to determine the artist’s role in a society with modern aspirations.

Image Credit: Giulia Piera Livi- Semi Circle