Desperate Times at Subbasement Artists Studios

Desperate Times exhibition

Desperate Times exhibition

I will be participating in the upcoming Desperate Times, the upcoming show at Subbasement Artist Studios, opening Saturday September 11th and running through October 9th. Five emerging Baltimore artists will exhibit work reflecting a broad range of dystopian anxieties in response to the present state of society and culture.

Opening reception Saturday September 11th, from 7 – 9 p.m.
Subbasement Artist Studios are located 118 N Howard St., Baltimore MD

Darrell Appelzoller’s photographs are built into topographically inspired 3-dimensional islands, exploring issues of individual isolation amidst a wealth of technological communicational devices while we live together in increasingly closer proximity to one another. BHIBTB makes video installations inspired by science fiction films and literature. His videos show a future world in which Utopia seems to have finally come to be a reality, yet this future is extreme in its sterility, sublimely cultish, and Orwellian in its nature. Graham Coreil-Allen’s ongoing project, New Public Sites, exposes the absurd, overlooked, and banal, aspects of the metropolis’ we inhabit through guided tours, videos, and installations, “playfully exploring a thrilling urban sublime through drifting symbols of invisible sites”. Matthew Fishel’s work takes a significantly darker tone. Cinematic in their nature, Fishel’s videos and animations are inspired by, and are in response to, classic science fiction films and Hollywood’s current fascination with apocalyptic scenarios. Sarah McNeil has created a world in which all is not lost. Her sculptures, animations and installations follow the exploits of the Bricoleur Dream Brigade, who with their wit, cleverness, and fantastical devices, combat the negative energies and pervasive cynicism of the current moment, healing individuals and leaving the world a better place than they found it. Desperate Times is curated by Jason Irla who has brought together this group of five artist who’s disparate methods of working are all conceptually linked to finding ways in which to navigate the dystopian world we inhabit. Please join Subbasement Artist Studios, the five artists, and the curator, at an opening reception Saturday September 11th, from 7 – 9 p.m.

Subbasement Artist Studios are open Sunday through Friday by appointment only. For more information please call 410-659-6950, email info@subbasementartiststudios.com or visit us at www.subbasementartiststudios.com

Sign Language opens Thursday night!

sign language exhibition

I have piece in the Sign Language show opening Thursday night at the Whole Gallery. My project consists of flags from a previous project, Distribution Pit Liberation, that I installed in Bushwick in June of 2008. This latest project is a reiteration of two of the original flags from the distribution pit site, now entitled, Distribution Pit Liberation Non-Site.

sign language exhibition

Sign Language
June 17th-July 19th
Opening reception Thursday, June 17th, 7-9pm
The Whole Gallery
H and H Building, 3rd Floor
405 W. Franklin St.
Baltimore, MD 21201

Specter Polis at the Creative Alliance

Specter Polis Howard St Asphalting

Howard St Asphalting

Opening this Friday at the Creative Alliance, Specter Polis is a collection of short videos focusing on arresting moments of the spectacular sublime as they quietly arise within invisible corners of the city. Videos such as, Natty Boh Utz Girl Billboard Wafting Destruction, Baltimore Heavy Metal Scrap Yard, and Walking on Plastic Reeds capture urban movement, veracity, force, and uncanny calm.

On view May 7- Jun 18
Screening and Artist Talk Thu May 27,
7pm in CAmm Media Lab
Creative Alliance
3134 Eastern Ave
Baltimore, MD 21224
More info here.

HOMEWORKS / Mirkwood Estates at CCBC Dundalk Gallery

Homeworks Mirkwood Estates Tinges Commons install

Homeworks Mirkwood Estates Tinges Commons install

Please join us at the CCBC Dundalk Gallery for the opening reception of Homeworks, a group show featuring a full-scale, interactive installation by Mirkwood Estates alongside works by well-known local artists Megan Lavelle and Hugh Pocock. In the words of curator Jessica Walton:

Homeworks” explores the use of domestic space as a site-specific medium for artistic practice. Artists in the show install, create, perform, and grow works in and around their living space. In this way the work is part performance, part collaboration, part installation, and part daily domestic experience.

The opening reception will take place on Friday, February 19th, from 6-8pm at the CCBC Dundalk Gallery. In the spirit of Mirkwood, the opening will feature three live performances by musicians Andy Hayleck, Bethany Dinsick and Owen Gardner.
CCBC Dundalk Gallery
K Building
Homeworks will run through March 19, 2010.

USM-Sine in Easter Rabbit at the Hexagon

My latest new public tape installation USM-Sine is up for Joseph Young’s book release party/performance/art show at the Hexagon. Joe asked me to interpret the following story from his new book, Easter Rabbit:

Sine
A white line, across the cement, under the park, through the door, faint and hardly there, to its red center.

I responded with two white lines leading from Charles Street, down the sidewalk, and into the gallery where they continue to intersect before concluding at a red spot.
The show will be up until January 3rd, check it out!

Click here to see more documentation of the installation.

THE HEXAGON
1825 North Charles Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Press Release below…

Easter Rabbit by Joseph Young

The Hexagon and Publishing Genius Press present: Easter Rabbit Book Release Party and More Than Words gallery exhibition.
December 12th, 2009 to January 3, 2010.
Opening Reception and Release Party: December 12 starting at 7pm

Baltimore author Joseph Young is celebrating the release of his book of microfictions, Easter Rabbit, by bringing together a diverse team of musicians, performers, and visual artists to add their vision to the book’s stories.

Easter Rabbit, published by local small press Publishing Genius, comprises 86 extremely short stories, with some stories as short as 17 words. At the release party, a team of actors will dramatize several of the stories, while a group of painters and other artists will show work inspired by the book. Local band Sweatpants will be on hand to play music composed especially for the event.

Artists included in the exhibition are Lauren Boilini, Graham Coreil-Allen, Kathy Fahey, Luca DiPierro, Paul Jeanes, Magnolia Laurie, and Easter Rabbit cover artist Christine Sajecki. Actors are Linda Franklin and Caleb Stine, directed by Nancy Murray. Sweatpants is Adam Robinson, Jamie Gaughran-Perez, and David NeSmith.

Learning How To Make New Friends opening reception, mack b – oct 6, 6-11pm

Hi everybody,

You are invited to “Learning How To Make New Friends”, the inaugural show at mack b gallery’s new project space.  The reception will run from 6-11pm, with live music starting at 9.  I will be showing a new installation, entitled ” Sarasota Densification Fantasy Map”.  Stop by and let me know how it goes!

Your friend,

Graham

Learning How To Make New Friends
6-11pm
mack b gallery
500 Tallevast Rd, suite B
Sarasota, FL 34243
941.363.9025