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Join MFA at MAYA FREELON ASANTE’s Open Studio Days in Baltimore

6 Feb

Interested in viewing MAYA FREELON ASANTE’s working studio? 

Brilliant Children, tissue ink monoprint

Brilliant Children, tissue ink monoprint

Please join MFA in hosting her open studio on the following dates:

Saturday, March 2nd
Saturday, April 6th
Saturday, May 4th
Saturday, June 1st
All open studios run from 1pm-5pm.
Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower, Baltimore

Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower, Baltimore

Studio Location:
Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower
Studio 302
21 S Eutaw St
Baltimore, MD 21201
Bound, tissue paper spirals, dimensions variable

Bound, tissue paper spirals, dimensions variable

Brain Wave (2009) Tissue Paper & Ink, 29"x20"

Brain Wave (2009) Tissue Paper & Ink, 29″x20″

Seedling, tissue paper installation, dimensions variable

Seedling, tissue paper installation, dimensions variable

Revealing the African Presence in Renaissance Europe exhibition at the Walters Museum Opens Soon!

8 Oct

A photo preview of this week’s grand opening of the unprecedented show “Revealing the African Presence in Renaissance Europe” at the Walter’s Art Museum in Baltimore.

Exhibition Run Dates: Oct 14, 2012 – Jan 21, 2013

Location: The Walters Art Museum, 600 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD, 21201

About: Featuring the period from late 1400s to the early 1600s and artists from Gerard David to Peter Paul Rubens, the portraits at the core of this show provide a window on an unsuspected facet of a society deeply impacted by the expanding worldview of the Age of Exploration. This show of approximately 76 works is organized by the Walters and will travel to the Princeton University Art Museum February 16–June 9, 2013.

 

Contemporary Response: Victor Ekpuk's "Ethiop", 48"x48", acrylic on panel

Contemporary Response: Victor Ekpuk’s “Ethiop”, 48″x48″, acrylic on panel

While in Baltimore make sure to catch MORTON FINE ART & GALERIE MYRTIS’  exhibition:

Revealing the African Presence in Renaissance Europe: The Contemporary Response

Featuring response artwork by Jules Arthur (NYC, b. USA), Maya Freelon Asante (Baltimore, b. USA),  Nathaniel Donnett (Houston, b. USA), Jamea Edwards (Detroit, b. USA), Victor Ekpuk (Washington, DC b. Nigeria), Jeffrey Kent (Baltimore, b. USA), Mario Andres Robinson (NJ, b. USA) and Amy Sherald (Baltimore, b.USA).

Opening Reception: Sunday, 14 October, 2012 from 2pm-6pm

Exhibition Run Dates:  Oct 14, 2012 – Jan 19, 2013:

Location:  Galerie Myrtis, 2224 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218 *a short walk from the Walter’s exhibition

 

 

 

Question: How many squares in this 60″x36″ painting?

29 Oct
by Ethan Diehl

oil on canvas 60"x36"

Answer: 77,760 gray scale squares!

Here are a few words from artist Ethan Diehl on his process for “Constellation”:
Is my painting method tedious?

“Hell yes. It works for me, though, and I love the meditative state I fall into painting one square at a time.”

How many squares are there in a painting?

“Each square foot has 5,184 squares. So a 2’x3′ painting has 31,104 squares, and a 4’x5′ has 103,680 squares.”

Who invented the grid method?

“I was inspired by Chuck Close to paint the way I do. However the grid method is a paint-based version of the mosaic, which has been around for nearly 2,500 years.”

Why do I paint using thousands of squares?

“When I started painting, I was frustrated by my inability to create realistic images. Painting with squares allows me to paint realistically because my works are based off photographs I take.”