“Leftovers”, a solo exhibition by Suzy Kopf (MFAST ’16) at The Baltimore Streetcar Museum

The Baltimore Streetcar Museum is pleased to present “Leftovers”, a solo show by Suzy Kopf, on Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 1-4pm. This event is free and open to the public as part of a day of programming at the museum.

The series of thirty-nine watercolor collages chronicle the remaining locations in Baltimore and beyond related to the once expansive streetcar system. Kopf says that her work is an effort “to engage the younger generations with this piece of history before it disappears completely.”

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“By the Rivers of Babylon”: a solo exhibition by Jacqueline Bishop (MFAST ’16) at SRO Gallery, Brooklyn

From March 30 through April 22, 2018, SRO Gallery will host “By the Rivers of Babylon”, an exhibition of paintings by Jacqueline Bishop with selections from three separate but overlapping series: “Dudus”; “Landscapes: Jamaica,” and “Babylon & Zion.”

In these three bodies of work, Bishop navigates to find meaning in the conflicted experiences of her birth-land. Bishop states: “As someone who has lived longer outside of my birthplace of Jamaica than I have lived on the island, I am acutely aware of what it means to be simultaneously an insider and an outsider.”

SRO Gallery is located at 1144 Dean St., Brooklyn, NY 11216. An opening reception will take place on Friday, March 30 from 6 – 9 pm.

For more information and the full press release, click here.

Brett Wallace’s (MFAST ’19) “AMAZING INDUSTRIES” at Spring/Break Art Show in New York

From March 6 – 12, 2018, Brett Wallace’s AMAZING INDUSTRIES takes form as an
immersive installation at the Spring/Break Art Show in New York.

Wallace’s ongoing research into new forms of labor, such as the hidden human workforce that powers machine intelligence, uncovers the alienation and inequality of late capitalism.

Click here to read Joel Kuennen’s interview with Wallace for ARTslant.

“Draw it OUT!”: a series of drawing related events organized by MFAST faculty member Renee van der Stelt taking place at MICA from February 25 to March 8, 2018.

Organized by MFAST faculty member Renee van der Stelt with MICA’s Director of
Exhibitions, Gerald Ross, Draw it OUT! presents lectures, by Claire Gilman of the
Drawing Center and Kelly Montana from the Menil Drawing Institute, 11 workshops,
and 2 panels that explore the many questions and interdisciplinary approaches
prevalent in contemporary practices. The conceptually based workshops invite
educators, students, and the public to draw in unusual ways. These take place in
the Meyerhoff Gallery on MICA’s campus. At its core, Draw it Out! seems to be
asking, “What is drawing?”; and “What is its significance today?”. Furthermore, and
perhaps most important, “What can it become?”
The exhibition emerges from a series of daily drawing workshops that take place in
MICA’s Meyerhoff Gallery from February 25 – March 8, 2018. A closing reception
will take place on March 8 from 5-7 pm.
The following MFAST students and alumni are participating as workshop leaders
and panelists: Leah Cooper (’09), Chas Foster (’12), Natalia Gonzalez (’11), Phil
Hessler (’10), Nicole Lenzi (’07), Bart O’Reilly (’12), Jassie Rios (’11), Rebecca Rivas-
Rogers (’18), and Andrea Sisson (’20).

For more information and a complete schedule of events, click here.

“Perennials”: an exhibition curated by Suzy Kopf (MFAST ’16)

Now through March 10, 2018 King Street Gallery at Montgomery College will host “Perennials”, a group exhibition curated by Suzy Kopf. Kopf will be giving a talk on February 8 at 5pm in the auditorium. This event is sponsored by the Department of Visual and Performing Arts.

In her curatorial statement Kopf writes, “A perennial is broadly defined as a plant that lives for more than two years, but many perennials live much longer than that. They are the survivors of the plant world, spreading out and taking hold wherever they can. Perennials fight to survive, season after season, year after year in a world that might not want them. What can we learn from them?”

Montgomery College’s Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus is located at 7600 Takoma Avenue in Takoma Park, Maryland.

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Pop-Up Exhibition “Windy Ridge: A Collaboration Series I” featuring new work by MFAST faculty and alumni

On Saturday, November 4, 2017 the first of an annual fall weekend pop-up event called “Windy Ridge: A Collaboration Series I” will take place at the studio of Matthew McConville and MFAST faculty member Renee van der Stelt.

This one-day event will include recent paintings, drawings, poetry and installations by Matthew McConville, Bart O’Reilly (MFAST ‘12), Jassie Rios (MFAST ‘11) and Renee van der Stelt.

Please email Anna Skarbek at askarbek@mica.edu for more details.

Artist talk and exhibition by MFAST faculty member, Renee van der Stelt, at Washington College

On Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 4pm, Renee van der Stelt will give an artist talk at the Larabee Studio Art Center at Washington College in Chestertown, MD. This event is part of the 2017-18 Visiting Artist Lecture Series sponsored by the Art + Art History Department.

New drawings and objects for an exhibition entitled “What Lies Beneath” will be shown at China Hutch Projects immediately after the artist talk at 5:30pm. This is a one-day exhibition.

Larabee Studio Art Center is located at 100 Gibson Ave. on the campus of Washington College. China Hutch Projects is located at 211 Philosophers Terrace in Chestertown, MD. For more information please contact Julie Wills: jwills2@washcoll.edu.