I am happy to blog about J.J. McCracken’s Thirst Installation being installed at the 39th St Gallery at Gateway Arts Center. It opens on Saturday, January 7th with an opening reception from 5:30pm-8:30pm. Now, as good fortune has it, as Artist in Residence I’ve had the opportunity to see some of the making of this installation, and that was only the framework! I really look forward to seeing what this magnificent artist does with the space. It’ll be a full emersion into another world! For more info on J.J. McCracken, see her website.
Also, last but not least, the University of Maryland Department of Art Honors Program is exhibiting Polymorphism: Mutations in ART in the 39th Street Gallery Corridor Exhibition Space. For an alum like myself, seeing familiar faces and the amazing art coming from my alma mater is inspiring. It’s wonderful to see fellow students growing outside of themselves and coming into their own.
More information below!
an installation by J.J. McCracken
Curated by Claire Huschle
January 7-February 18, 2012
Saturday, January 7
39th Street Gallery
3901 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood, MD 20722
Entrance on 39th Street, Second Floor
“Thirst is a response to McCracken’s two-person performance Thirst, and the Martyr. Both works draw attention to access to resources, asking viewers to consider scarcity and abundance, both locally and globally. Where the performance allowed for a passive reception, however, Thirst places performative responsibility on the audience. Viewers are required to keep their attention fixed upon their senses, movement, and personal space. In this light, the installation invokes experiences both familiar and foreign.”
-Claire Huschle, Curator
Also Showing in the 39th Street Corridor Space:
POLYMORPHISM: Mutations in ART
Students from The University of Maryland’s Department of Art Honors Program:
Chuk Agubokwu, Sheila Bell, Teddy Denman-Brice, Malia Dyson, Kevin Gomes, Ian McDermott and Jessica Murray.