School 33 Art Center presents the 2019 Studio Resident Biennial, Crisis of Connection and Tongue Puddles on view Thursday, May 9 through Saturday, August 24, 2019. Visitors are invited to an opening reception on Thursday, May 9 from 6pm-9pm. The reception is free and open to the public.
School 33 Art Center presents three new exhibitions on view Friday, December 7, 2018 through Saturday, February 2, 2019. The public is invited to a free opening reception on Friday, December 14 from 6pm-9pm.
Your silence will not protect you. (Main Gallery)
Curated by Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell, “Your silence will not protect you.” presents five black womyn artists from across the country: Akea Brionne Brown, Alex Callender, Vickie Pierre, LaNia Sproles and Gracie Xavier in a group show about black womyn’s experiences in America—past, present and future. The title references Audre Lorde’s seminal essay on activism, “The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action.”“Your silence will not protect you.” addresses many silences, both historic and contemporary. This multimedia exhibition explores subtle variances and correlations across a broad spectrum of experience for black womyn today. Considering contemporary tropes concerning black womyn’s bodies, the commercialization of blackness and the continued haunting of the American past, the five artists presented content with the status quo both in broad social terms, but also within hierarchical art world structures. Here, past is more than present—it is consciousness.
Image caption: Alex Callender, “Beyond the Borders of New Space and Lost Time”
Nature As A Metaphor For Economic, Emotional And Existential Horror (Members Gallery)
“Nature As A Metaphor For Economic, Emotional And Existential Horror” by Stephanie Barber utilizes words as sculptural elements to contemplate the morphological state of language and nature. This third iteration of the project includes still photographs, hand lettered texts, vending machine sentences, viewfinder essays and a single channel video. Barber has created a diverse body of work in a variety of media. The poignancy of life, considered through small imagined biographies, playful and rigorous poetic essays, song-poems, screenplays or haiku-esque distillations of everyday moments is her most traveled terrain. Barber’s films have received solo exhibitions at MoMA, New York City; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Yerba Buena Center, San Francisco; National Film Academy, Prague; Lowenbraukunst, Zurich; Anthology Film Archives, New York City, among others. Her books These Here Separated… and Night Moves were published by Publishing Genius Press, and her collection of short stories All The People was published by Ink Press Productions.
Image caption: Images of works from “Nature As A Metaphor For Economic, Emotional And Existential Horror” by Stephanie Barber
“Labor of Suggestion” by Emily Culver is devoted to inhibiting and obscuring direct access. Evocative of shelving, food presentation and preparation, the works presented recall scenarios in which objects of desire are within view yet out of reach. Unlike a consumer ogling sweetmeats, the voyeur’s gaze in this space becomes obstructed by a thin film—a skin barrier that reduces both the silhouette and the detail of the contents inside to a fuzzy blur. Through the diffusion this visual information, the relationship between bodies in the space becomes one of pure speculative experience. Existing primarily as sculpture, objects, and jewelry, Culver’s work explores notions of intimacy, (non)functionality, gender, and identity through corporeal qualities.
Image caption: Emily Culver, “Labor of Suggestion” (detail)
Saturday, October 13, 10am – 6pm
Sunday, October 14, 10am – 6pm
The Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts is proud to announce School 33 Art Center’s 30th Annual Open Studio Tour! An annual city-wide event, Open Studio Tour has brought together professional artists and the general public, giving collectors and art lovers the opportunity to visit the studios of visual artists. Traveling from throughout Maryland and the surrounding region to visit the studios of artists in Baltimore, visitors get a chance to meet the artist, see their work and a behind-the-scenes glimpse into their working processes. On October 13th and 14th, take the opportunity to share your work with the public and with other artists during this event.
If you have a studio at either Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower or School 33 Art Center, please do not use this application. Email Flannery Winchester at firstname.lastname@example.org for information on how to register.
Annual Call for Artists: School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, Maryland
2018 Fall / Winter Group Exhibitions
Application Deadline: Monday, June 25, 2018, no later than 11:59pm.
Application Fee: $35.00 (Includes a one year membership to School 33 Art Center)
School 33 has a studio residency opening up on October 1st, 2018! Our residents become part of a robust community of professional artists, are able to take advantage of critiques and mentorships with professors, curators, and critics – open studios during our bi-monthly events – our annual Open Studio Tour – and our Studio Resident Biennial Exhibition. Residencies are from 3-5 years in length. visit http://www.school33.org/index.cfm?page=studios§ion=apply for more info and to apply!! Deadline- July 15, 2018.
School 33 Art Center is now accepting proposals for several 2018-2019 exhibitions in our 165 square foot Project Space.
This application is free of charge and open to all. Proposals are due no later than Monday, April 2, 2018, at 11:59pm. Click here for a link to the application form on Submittable.
With the Project Space, School 33 Art Center is committed to providing opportunities for artists working in multiple forms of visual media to present intimate bodies of work, or to realize experimental installations for which they may not otherwise have the support. We are open to video projections, sculptural installations, and / or any other ideas for which this would be an ideal space. The interior of the Project Space can be fully altered by the artist (if so desired), including painting walls, ceilings, and floors, lighting, or building structures within. Stipends or reimbursements for non-transferable expenses such as building materials, paint, hauling / shipping, etc. may be offered by School 33 on a case by case basis. Applicants must be available to fully execute installation and deinstallation. Chosen artists will have an option to present programming relating to their work, such as an artist talk or workshop.
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