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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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Current Exhibitions

Victory for a Dime: The Fighting Comic Books of the Second World War

On view: July 12-September 29, 2017
Where: School of Design Gallery
 
Opening Reception: Wednesday, July 12, 6 PM
Presentation by guest curator Mark Furtig: Wednesday, July 12, 7 PM
 
The comic book industry reached dizzying heights during the Second World War, when comics became an integral part in America's propaganda war and forever cemented a place in American popular culture. This unprecedented exhibition, featuring more than 30 poster-size covers, offers a look at the moment when a bunch of talented dreamers, most of them Jewish kids in New York, created iconic characters who battled it out with the Axis while the fate of the world hung in the balance. Event presented in partnership with SHAG: Society for History and Graphics. 

Shadowlands

Robbi Bishop-Taylor

On view: August 28-November 9
Where: Manning Academic Center Gallery

Shadowlands is a stunning new series of maps by geographer and data scientist Robbi Bishop-Taylor. The maps show the topography of the continental United States, Canada, Australia, South America, and Europe as mapped by sunset shadows—the shadows cast by hills and mountains just before sunset on a summer solstice. It’s an eerie and surprisingly beautiful way of looking at the world.

To make the maps, Bishop-Taylor drew on a high-resolution digital elevation model produced by NASA’s Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, which contains data on the height of every 30x30-meter pixel of land across the entire planet. He then added simulated sunlight, using a sun angle just 1.5 degrees above the horizon to cast long shadows, and mapped everything out using ArcGIS.

Berlin: From Space to Place

Reception: Thursday, October 5, 6–8 p.m.
On view: August 28, 2017-May 18, 2018
Where: St. Paul Companies Pavilion

Berlin: From Space to Place asks its audience to consider the intentional, inviting, isolating, and comforting aspects of built environments—specifically the city of Berlin, Germany.

Twenty-one students spent eight days documenting, researching, and capturing physical and expressive relationships they observed during a study abroad trip to Berlin in spring 2017. The photos featured in this exhibition explore Berlin’s built environment. The exhibition is thematically organized around relationships that exist between humans and built environments; between humans and natural environments; and between natural and built environments. Student-written exhibition captions accompany the photographs.

Ghost of the Host

Caleb Kortokrax

Reception: Thursday, November 2, 5–7 p.m.
On view: August 28–December 8
Where: Art Gallery, Greenspring Campus

Ghost of the Host, a new exhibition of paintings by Adjunct Professor of Art Caleb Kortokrax, shows the value of slowing down and more fully experiencing the moment—materially, visually, mentally, physically, and spiritually—through the process of looking and painting. This new body of work began as a departure, which sought to make sense of, or find common ground within, divergent systems of painting. Not particularly favoring the content of the representational tradition or the disembodied material process of abstraction, Kortokrax uses the image and the physical surface of the paintings to navigate a middle way, full of more possibilities and cross-pollination.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Stevenson University
Inside Out Project

On view: September 15-December 1
Where: Dawson Center (Outside)

Inspired by internationally recognized street artist JR’s large format street “pastings,” Inside Out gives everyone the opportunity to share their portrait and make a statement regarding an issue important to their community. It is a global platform for people to share their untold stories and transform messages of personal identity into works of public art.

The project aims to engage Stevenson University students in a collaborative public art project that explores diversity and inclusion locally within our community and globally as citizens of a diverse and ever-changing world. The public art project will be on display on the outside wall of the Greenspring campus Art Gallery throughout the fall semester.

3:33

Thalia Scagliola

Reception: Tuesday, November 7, 4:30-7 p.m.
On view: October 16-December 8
Where: School of Design Gallery

Extended media artist Thalia Scagliola examines compulsive behaviors and media consumption habits, in addition to examining cybernetic art, performance art, chance operations, and systems art in 3:33. Influenced by these movements her work focuses on obsessive tendencies, and the altered perceptions developed through repetition.

Sustainability in Fashion, Empathy for the Environment

Reception: Thursday, November 30, 6-8 p.m.
On View: November 30-December 15
Where: Manning Academic Center Gallery

University’s Fashion Design program presents Sustainability in Fashion, Empathy for the Environment, an exhibition of original garments created by junior fashion design majors. Students will showcase experimental garments derived from recycled, repurposed and found objects
accompanied by an innovative eveningwear design. ’s fashion design and merchandising majors create exhibition boards that tell the story of each designers’ influences.

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