Artwork Labels: BCBS
PROJECT: Beyond the Compass, Beyond the Square
This art exhibition was created in collaboration with Baltimore’s Mount Vernon Square, the Maryland Institute College of Art and The Walters Art Museum as a part of Baltimore’s largerFestival of Maps. New artworks were installed in this public space.
CLIENT: Maryland Institute College of Art
MY ROLE: As a curator, I contributed and edited copy used on the website, in the printed brochure and the labels that accompanied each artwork.
Rachel Faller, The Knitted Bridge
Hemp, steel, paint, mulch, tarp, wood, community labor
The Knitted Bridge is a collaborative project between the artist and community members of City Springs and Violetville Elementary Schools, the Spinster Yarn and Fiber Shop, and the MICA Knitting Club. The designs and colors are based on maps and drawings created at these workshops.
Daniel Allende, Historian, Mapping History
Mapping History is a series of 9 plaques with an accompanying audio tour that investigates the history of Mount Vernon Place.
Rebecca Nagle, Boundary Block Party: Bench Project
Wood planks, paper, polyurethane, bench
The Boundary Block Party will bring together the neighborhoods of Bolton Hill, Upton, Sandtown, and Madison Park on Saturday, April 19, 1-4, at Eutaw and McMechen Streets. The bench and cards were made by community members at their association meetings. Additional benches were made at the event and will be permanently installed in these neighborhoods.
Rebecca Nagle, Lafayette’s New Outfit, Peabody’s New Outfit, Taney’s New Outfit, Wallis’ New Outfit
The statues of General Lafayette, John Eager Howard, George Peabody, Severn Teackle Wallis, and Roger B. Taney are dressed with cloaks decorated by several Baltimore community groups in workshops and were designed in response to the question, “What do you want to monumentalize?” New Outfits will rotate between the statues every two weeks throughout the exhibit.
MacKenzie Peck, The Park
Looping black and white video, two monitors
The Park shows a person walking through Mount Vernon Place.
Lee B. Freeman, Framing Mt. Vernon Place
Chain-link fence, gold paint, plaques, cement
From March 16-28 access to the public squares of Mt. Vernon Place is denied to the general population. On March 29 the fence will be deinstalled for the exhibition’s community celebration.
Emma Fowler, Right, Left, Or Straight
Slip-cast ceramic, wood, plexiglass.
Right, Left, Or Straight is an open-ended, self-guided journey using a ceramic map to navigate any space.
Take a ceramic map from the container.
Using your hand, feel the textures and pick one as a path.
Follow the path, and choose your direction: right, left, or straight.
Michael Reis and Dana Solano, Resonance
Resonance uses interactive technology and tonal sounds to visually map the participant’s emotions. To participate call 443 320 1270.
Jonathan Taube, Monument to Collective Effort
Collected waste, collective concentration, celebration, brooms, plants, steel, wood, plexiglas, cement.
The Baltimore Sweep Action Parade took place on March 29, 2008 . Baltimore communities from North, South, East and West of Mt. Vernon Place swept the sidewalks in four simultaneous parade routes, each consisting of a team of sweepers followed by a marching band, resulting in the Monument to Collective Effort.