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Art Exhibitions

Stevenson University’s Exhibitions Program is dedicated to advancing knowledge and fostering understanding in the visual arts through a wide and varied series of exhibitions and educational programs. Stevenson's three museum-quality gallery spaces, including the Art Gallery and St. Paul Companies Pavilion on the Greenspring Campus, and the School of Design Gallery on the Owings Mills North Campus, provide significant venues for artists and art patrons in the region and offers opportunities for students, artists, and the community to see established and emerging talents, learn through gallery talks and lectures, and celebrate the arts at music-filled receptions. Admission to the galleries is free and open to all.

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OVERLOOKED by Inna Alesina

On View: August 2, 2018 - January 4, 2019
Where: Greenspring Art Gallery, Greenspring Campus

Humans now recognize more brands than plants. In order to combat this trend, OVERLOOKED employs biomimicry in reverse. Instead of following the human adaptation of nature’s problem-solving abilities, the surreal nature of OVERLOOKED adopts human methods of promotion to make us care for its well-being. Branding can transform something, making it visible, valuable, and desirable. In this exhibition, Inna Alesina reclaims promotional techniques to make our environments better, healthier, and less artificial.

It's Kind of Pretty... by Nicole Dyer

On View: July 23 - November 25, 2018
Where: St. Paul Companies Pavilion, Greenspring Campus

Nicole Dyer’s artwork examines the human need for the presence of others and the contradictions of our daily lives. Her paintings and sculptures capture everyday objects and activities, imbuing them with nostalgia’s sense of significance but keeping them grounded in their mundane nature. Fleeting experiences can be over in an instant but preserved forever on social media. Emotions can be transferred from a crush to the memory of their cluttered living space. Food can bring us together or create an obsessive pursuit for physical perfection. By foregrounding the evidence of our lived experience, Dyer illustrates the interrelation of our socialization and our social media.

But First They Must Catch You by Ryan Lytle

On View: July 16 - December 17, 2018
Where: School of Design Gallery, Owings Mills North Campus


But First They Must Catch You is a series of needle-felted, wool drawings on industrial felt. Lytle explores line weight, quality, and overlapping. The scale of the felt sheets allows the figures to be larger than life. The title of the series comes from Richard Adam’s novel Watership Down. In the beginning of the book, the narrator describes how rabbits have innumerable predators but will be equipped with the reflexes and abilities to combat them. Lytle’s wool drawings highlight the rabbit’s agility, reminding us that even the most vulnerable people will survive through tenacity, community, and instinct.

The Pain and Power of Intersecting Identities

On View: January 20 - December 9, 2018
Where: Manning Academic Center Creative Lounge, Owings Mills North Campus

Kimberlé Crenshaw in her 2015 Washington Post opinion piece described intersectionality as "…Vulnerabilities that reflect the intersections of racism, sexism, class oppression, transphobia, able-ism, and more."

This exhibition showcases the results of students’ explorations and examinations of their identities, and how the intersections of these identities impact their lives. Many of the photos represent identities that are seldom reflected in the media. Through the lens of reflective photography, and critical writing practice, students reveal and process both the power and the pain that lie at their identity intersections.

Visual Communication Design Senior Capstone

On View: May 4–August 1, 2018
Where: Manning Academic Center Gallery, Owings Mills North Campus  

The annual exhibition of work from the Senior Capstone class showcases the talents of graduating visual communication design majors who conceive, design, produce, and install individual projects for the show as a culmination of their Stevenson academic experience. A joint reception will be held celebrating the achievements of the graduating Visual Communication Design and Film and Moving Image students.

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