Congratulations Whitney Sherman!!!! (ILP Faculty)
LAND/TRUST (MFA Curatorial Practice)
On view: Friday, January 19, 2018 - February 22, 2018
Location: Meyerhoff Gallery
The Maryland Institute College of Art and its MFA in Curatorial Practice program present LAND/TRUST, an exhibition exploring contemporary relationships to the land and the ways in which artists are navigating and negotiating their positions as caretakers, advocates, investigators, and researchers of the earth during this time of ecological crisis and changing landscape. In forging intimate relationships with the land, the participating artists illuminate systematically neglected spaces, question imposed political and social boundaries, and facilitate conversations on issues of ownership and usage of the ground we travel every day.
Curated by Jingyao (Joan) Cen, Jared Christensen, Rhonda Dallas, Maria Emilia Duno, Joshua Gamma, Tracey Jen, Minzi Li, Allie Linn, Joseph Orzal, and Jiayi Zhong.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Margaret Boozer (b. 1966 Anniston, AL) explores the intersection of art and science through ongoing research into native clays and soils. Recent exhibitions include Harbor Studies at Michael Warren Contemporary in Denver and Dirt Drawings at the Katzen Arts Center at American University. Boozer lives and works in Prince George’s County, Maryland.
Demian DinéYazhi’ (b. 1983 Gallup, NM) is a Diné artist working to address decolonization, queerness, and feminism through poetry, posters, publications, and new media. Recent projects include Locusts: A Post-Queer Nation Zine and Death Dance at the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art. DinéYazhi ́ lives and works in Portland, Oregon.
Maren Hassinger (b. 1947 Los Angeles, CA) explores changes in nature in relationship to people through installation, video, and sculpture. Recent exhibitions include Magnetic Fields at the National Museum of Women in the Arts and We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85, which has traveled to multiple institutions. Hassinger lives and works in New York.
Mary Mattingly (b. 1978 Rockville, CT) creates living systems from existing industrial and military infrastructure to investigate humans’ relationships with each other, with wild and urban space, and with corporate and political entities. Recent projects include Swale, a public, floating food forest on a barge in New York City, and WetLand in Sag Harbor, NY. Mattingly lives and works in New York.
Nadia Myre (b. 1974 Montreal, QC) employs collaborative processes as a strategy for engaging in conversations about identity, resilience, and the politics of belonging. Recent exhibitions include Code Switching at the Musée des Beaux-arts de Montréal and Decolonial Gesture or Doing it Wrong? Refaire le Chemin at the McCord Museum. Myre lives and works in Montreal where she is represented by Art Mûr.
Glenn Ross (b. 1949 Baltimore, MD) is an activist, urban environmentalist, and community organizer from East Baltimore who has been conducting Toxic Tours for over a decade in order to teach residents about the environmental hazards of Baltimore’s landscape. Recent exhibitions include Headquarters: Investigating the Creation of the Ghetto and the Prison Industrial Complex and Crowd of the Person, two multi-sited projects presented by The Contemporary from 2005 to 2006 in Baltimore. Ross lives and works in Baltimore.
Women Making A Mark
On view: January 16, 2018 - February 9, 2018
Location: University of Indianapolis
Featuring Whitney Sherman
VISITING ARTIST LECTURE SERIES
Alberto Cairo | 01.25.18
Alberto Cairo’s Visual Trumpery Tour could not come at a more relevant time where “fake news,” lies and videotape are opening the cracks of our nation wide open, exposing the underbelly of our media, politics, corporations, and legal system. The English word “trumpery” means worthless nonsense, something that is showy and deceitful at the same time. Trumpery can occur in text, verbally, or visually. Cairo’s non-partisan talk focuses on the visual, examining misleading charts, graphs, and data maps designed by individuals and organizations from across the political spectrum.
Alberto Cairo is the Knight Chair in Visual Journalism at the University of Miami. He teaches data visualization and infographics in the Journalism and Interactive Media Masters programs. He is also the director of the Visualization Program at UM’s Center for Computational Science.
Alberto has written two books about visualization, The Functional Art: An Introduction to Information Graphics and Visualization (2012) and The Truthful Art: Data, Charts, and Maps for Communication (2016).
Paul Mirel | Visiting Engineer
MICA Faculty, Staff, Graduate, Undergraduate, Open Studies Students
You can attend any of these hands-on workshops. You can attend as many as you like or just one. There are no prerequisites. The workshops are not sequential. There is no charge for the workshops.
Where are the workshops?
In the dFab Classroom, S120, in the MICA Station Building, 1400 Cathedral St.
When are the workshops?
Sundays, 3pm to 5pm. See dates below in the workshop list.
What should I bring with me?
A laptop computer is helpful to have with you.
January 28 -- Mimic nature with an electronic control system.
Why is it so hard to swat a fly? How does the fly know that you are trying to swat it? Flies react to changing light levels. When it starts to get darker fast, as it might when a hand or a bird approaches, the fly's nervous system identifies that as dangerous, and moves the fly away from the danger. We will build and program a circuit to react to changing light levels as a fly does. Come learn about how to conceive of and build and program an electronic control system.
February 4 -- Control Systems Follow-up.
Have an idea for a control system? Want to try the Fly Mimic control system again?
Come to consult with Paul on matters pertaining to electronic control systems. Come practice with the Fly Mimic system.
February 11 -- Building Electronics: Best Practices
Do you want to use electronics in your artwork? Do you want to make them easy to debug, for when they inevitably stop working? Do you want those electronics to work during Crit? During exhibition?
Learn how to plan, organize, assemble, and package electronics systems to make them both reliable and easy to service. We will build a system, discuss components, wiring, connectors, and power, and how to make your systems modular for ease of testing.
February 18 -- Using Transistors to Drive Powerful Electronic Components
Do you want your art to move? Do you want to control bright lights? Water pumps? Fans?
Learn how to build transistor circuits to control motors and lights.
Transistors are the fundamental unit of modern electronics. Learn how to use them.
February 25 -- Transistors Follow-up
What powerful electronic thing do you want to control? How did that transistor circuit go together?
Come to consult with Paul about transistors and how to use them. Come practice with the components.
Jarrett Fuller (MFA '16)
Help Wanted!! (FLIV Wood Shop)
Research Assistant Needed!!
Provides technical and administrative support to National Endowment of the Arts grant funded project: "Animation and Astronomy Collaboration, Optimizing the Art and Science Outcomes." This is a student position. Please review job posting here...