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.

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“Oversight”: a solo exhibition by Kate Hooray Osmond (MFAST ’19) in Charleston, NC

An exhibition of new paintings by Kate Hooray Osmond titled “Oversight” will be on view from November 3-29, 2017 at Miller Gallery with an opening reception from 6-8pm on November 3. Miller Gallery is located at 149 ½ East Bay Street in Charleston, South Carolina.

“From a 1,000ft. view, the surface of the Earth is expansive and delicate. Rivers become highways. Towns are islands. Forests mirror buildings in an image that appears in an instance and vanishes the next: golds, silvers, burning rivers, a racing sky, and glistening houses and factories. The stillness created by the distance of flying high in a helicopter over my world betrays the energy and the powerful potential of the systems below. I capture a moment in the air and translate it onto my canvas: bold colors, lines of glowing energy, and careful moments of pause. I paint places as I understand them rather than how I see them, in order to process how our world outside reflects our world within. I cannot see all that we do with my feet on the ground. A new perspective helps.”

– Kate Hooray Osmond

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.

Brett Wallace (MFAST ’19) on panel “The Artist as Culture Producer” at Georgetown University

Editor Sharon Louden will conduct a panel with artist-contributors Zoe Charlton & Chris Doud, Brett Wallace (MFAST ’19), Jayme McLellan, and B.G. Muhn centered around issues and models that come from Louden’s latest book The Artist as Culture Producer: Living and Sustaining a Creative Life, a collection of essays by 45 visual artists.

All of these contributors have impactful, artistic activities as change agents in their communities. Their first-hand stories show the general public how contemporary artists of the 21st century add to creative economies through their out-of-the-box thinking while also generously contributing to the well-being of others.

This event will take place on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 3:00pm at Georgetown University, Copley Hall, 3700 O St NW, Washington DC 20057.

For more info, click here.

Kate Hooray Osmond (MFAST ’19) named Griffith-Reyburn Lowcountry Artist of the Year 2017

Kate Hooray Osmond has been named Griffith-Reyburn Lowcountry Artist of the Year by the Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina.

In conjunction with this award, an exhibition of 20 new paintings by Osmond will be on view at the Redux Contemporary Art Center in Charleston. The show, titled “Get Low”, runs through November 10. For more information, click here.

Osmond’s paintings – depictions of industry and coastlines from aerial view – offer a different perspective “from how we usually view our life.” She continues, “we go through life each day and drive on streets that are familiar; when we get to view a bigger picture of that daily experience, things shift inside of us.”

Damon Arhos (MFAST ’17) selected for Academy 2017 by Connersmith Gallery, Washington D.C.

Academy 2017 is the 17th annual invitational survey of outstanding work by MFA/ BFA students in the Washington/ Baltimore area. This year’s exhibition will be held online while construction takes place on the new Connersmith gallery space at 1013 O St., NW, Washington, DC, in the heart of the Shaw Historic District.

Representing Institutions: American University; The Catholic University of America; Corcoran School of the Arts and Design; George Washington University, Columbian College of Arts & Sciences; Maryland Institute College of Art; University of Maryland, College Park.

To view works, click here.

For more information on the artist, go to damonarhos.com.

“Work it out”: Solo exhibition of new paintings by Caitlin Albritton (MFAST ’18) now on view

In her recent paintings, Caitlin Albritton examines the gym as a stage-like, artificial space where competition, gender issues, body politics, and the propaganda of progress are intensified.

As gym culture continues to grow, the grounds are quickly shifting with regard to gym fashion, body trends, and the commercialization of strength, self-confidence, and happiness. Taking inspiration from trips to her local gym, Albritton is interested in exploring the politics of looking through both male and female gazes

 CUNSTHAUS is housed at Tempus Projects, 4634 N Florida Avenue, Tampa FL 33603.

This exhibition will run until Friday, October 6, 2017.

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