BmoreArt’s Picks: April 5-11

BmoreArt’s Picks presents the best weekly art openings, events, and performances happening in Baltimore and surrounding areas.

For a more comprehensive perspective, check the BmoreArt Calendar page, which includes ongoing exhibits and performances, and is updated on a daily basis.

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Izlia Fernandez: Golden People
Ongoing through May 22 (by appointment)
@ Small Bombs Gallery

“One third, more or less, of all the sorrow that the person I think I am must endure is unavoidable. It is the sorrow inherent in the human condition, the price we must pay for being sentient and self-conscious organisms, aspirants to liberation, but subject to the laws of nature and under orders to keep on marching, through irreversible time, through a world wholly indifferent to our well-being, toward decrepitude and the certainty of death. The remaining two thirds of all sorrow is homemade and, so far as the universe is concerned, unnecessary.”
― Aldous Huxley, Island

Golden People is a solo show by Baltimore-based artist Izlia Fernandez. She earned her BFA at Florida International University in Miami, FL and her MFA at Brooklyn College, CUNY. The works featured are all portraits done in the tradition of oil painting. Upon close inspection, the figures are caught in a world that lingers with questions and uncertainty.

Familiar Flora | MK Bailey – Suzy Kopf – Rachel Rush
Ongoing through April 27
@ Rosenberg Gallery, Goucher College

Familiar Flora features three Baltimore-area artists who created work during the pandemic and resulting quarantine depicting scenes of nature. These images were rendered with the constraints of proximity and memory in a time when travel to new landscapes was difficult and unpredictable.

Each of the three artists documented this period of limitation via a generative, creative output. Paintings of conservatory plants and neighborhood tree lines, as well as prints of remembered tropical foliage, offer windows into each artist’s practice and meditation on routine and escape.

Special Feature: Jane Jin Kaisen, Community of Parting
Ongoing through April 10 | Events April 7-10
@ SNF Parkway

CRAAV welcomes Jane Jin Kaisen as artist-in-residence at the Center for Advanced Media Studies (CAMS).

In collaboration with CAMS, CRAAV has organized:

Special Feature: Jane Jin Kaisen

Viewing of selected artworks including: Apertures/Specters/Rifts (2016), Strange Meetings (2017), and The Woman, The Orphan, and The Tiger (2010)

Jane Jin Kaisen (born 1980 in Jeju Island, lives in Copenhagen) is a visual artist, filmmaker, and Professor at the School of Media Arts, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts.

Spanning the mediums of video installation, narrative experimental film, photographic installation, performance, and text, Kaisen’s artistic practice is informed by extensive interdisciplinary research and engagement with diverse communities.

She is known for her visually striking, multilayered, performative, poetic, and multi-voiced feminist works through which past and present are brought into relation. Her works negotiate and mediate the means of representation, resistance, and reconciliation, thus forming alternative genealogies and sites of collective emergence.

Engaging topics such as memory, migration, borders, and translation, she activates the field where lived experience and embodied knowledge intersect with larger transnational political histories, among others the Korean War and division, the Jeju April Third Massacre, gender marginalization, and transnational adoption.

Kaisen has exhibited and screened her works in a range of contexts internationally. She represented Korea at the 58th Venice Biennale with the film installation Community of Parting which traces a different approach to borders and aesthetic mediation through the Korean shamanic myth of the Abandoned Princess Bari and has participated in the biennials of Liverpool, Gwangju, Anren, Jeju, among others. She was awarded “Exhibition of the Year 2020” by AICA – International Association of Art Critics, Denmark for the exhibition Community of Parting at Kunsthal Charlottenborg and awarded the Montana ENTERPRIZE at Kunsthallen Brandts in Denmark in 2011. Recent solo exhibitions include Parallax Conjunctures at Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (2021), Community of Parting at Art Sonje Center (2021) and Kunsthal Charlottenborg (2020), and Of Specters or Returns, Gallery damdam (2020).


March 4 – April 10 (Thursdays-Sundays)

APERTURES | SPECTERS | RIFTS, 2016 and STRANGE MEETINGS, 2017, installed artworks in the SNF Parkway building. Open during Parkway operating hours.

April 7 at 7PM

COMMUNITY OF PARTING 2019 will be screened as a single-channel film (Theatre 1). The screening will be followed by an artist Q&A and discussion.

April 8, 9, 10

Experience the installed artworks and the screening of two films as part of the Asia North Arts Festival 2022. Featuring single-channel film screenings of The Woman, The Orphan, and The Tiger, 2010 (Theater 3) and Community of Parting, 2019 (Theater 2).

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