The show, curated by Maiza Hixon, features work from Emily Campbell as well as many other amazing Baltimore-based artists.
From Joy to Terror
Curated by Maiza Hixson
Featuring work from: Benjamin Andrew, Hannah Brancato, Emily Campbell, Jon Duff, Nathan Gorgen, Jordan Kasey, Vincent Valerio & Make Studio
Opening Reception: Friday, March 22, 2013, 6-9pm
A sobering fantasy of feminist politics, shifting mental and geographic landscapes, hybrid sculpture, and participatory fashion, From Joy to Terror contextualizes the gallery as a dynamic, de-familiarized and quixotic space for art, activism, and social exchange. Artists in the exhibition envision utopia, entertain the role of play, re-invent histories, and erect strange monuments. Many of the paintings and sculptures on display visualize existential anxiety while interactive new media works manifest living as aesthetic form. Artists in the exhibition also destabilize fixed understandings of reality, infusing fact with fiction. Making disparate cultural references to everything from domestic storage to war, the artists’ broad range of subjects reflects the role of interdisciplinary thought in contemporary artistic practice. This discursive exhibition unreservedly challenges the viewer’s grasp of the world. A still-life drama or think tank for an idiosyncratic vision, From Joy to Terror contextualizes School 33 Art Center as a site for wide-ranging and long-term scenario planning initiated by a compelling array of artists. The exhibition remains an unpredictable source of pleasure and unease for what is and could be.
Image: Emily Campbell, Crumble, pen on clayboard, 12 x 16 inches.
School 33 is located at:
1427 Light Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21230
P: 443.263.4350 F: 410.837.6947
Gallery Hours: Wed-Sat 12-6pm