Category Visual Arts

Gun Show

Visual Arts
Gun Show
September 4 – October 14
Opening Reception with the Artist: Thursday, September 7, 5 to 7 p.m.
Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture

David Hess started assembling life-size sculptures of assault rifles from what he calls “rescued” objects — ranging from an old black sneaker and vintage turquoise sewing machine, to a raggedy crutch and pink Barbie bike frame — decades ago, increasing his pace of production following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in 2012. While he has shown some of the works since 2015, Gun Show at UMBC is the first presentation of all 112 sculptures. Hess aims for this project to foster dialogue about one of the most volatile issues of our time – guns, who should or should not own them, whether or not to legislate them, ramifications of their use or misuse, and how issues of race, class, gender identity, and age impact every aspect of these questions. (Click heading for full description.)

Visiting Artist Barbara Hammer

Visual Arts
Visiting Artist Barbara Hammer
Thursday, September 14
Time and location TBA

The Department of Visual Arts presents a visiting artist lecture by Barbara Hammer, a visual artist working primarily in film and video. Considered a pioneer of queer cinema, she has made over 80 moving image works in a career that spans 40 years. (Click heading for full description.)

Show Me Your Papers: The Political Cartoons of Lalo Alcaraz

Humanities Forum
Show Me Your Papers: The Political Cartoons of Lalo Alcaraz
Tuesday, September 26, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Proscenium Theatre

The political cartoonist and film and television writer, Lalo Alcaraz, will explore his history as an editorial cartoonist and creator of the first politically oriented and Latino themed syndicated daily comic strip, La Cucaracha. (Click heading for full description.)

Visiting Artist Brandon Morse

Visual Arts
Visiting Artist Brandon Morse
October 4
Time and location TBA

The Department of Visual Arts presents a lecture with visiting artist Brandon Morse, a Washington, D.C. based artist who works with generative systems as a means to examine the ways in which physical phenomena such as entropy and emergence can function in ways that are both poetic and metaphorical. (Click heading for full description.)

Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition

Visual Arts
Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition
Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture
November 2 – December 16

The Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture presents the Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition, featuring artworks by Eric Dyer, Corrie Parks, Peggy Re, and Sarah G. Sharp. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, November 2, from 5 to 7 pm, and the gallery will open for regular hours on Friday, November 3. (Click heading for full description.)

CIRCA: Launch Event for New Publications by Faculty Researchers

Interdisciplinary
CIRCA: Launch Event for New Publications by Faculty Researchers — Lisa Cella, Viviana Coleman (Cordova), and Airi Yoshioka
Tuesday, November 7, 4–5:30 p.m.
216 Performing Arts and Humanities Building

The Center for Research, Innovation and Creativity in the Arts (CIRCA) presents Lisa Cella, Viviana Coleman (Cordova), and Airi Yoshioka. The event recognizes recent CD releases by professors Cella and Yoshioka, and the debut of a book by professor Coleman. (Click heading for full description.)

Seeing Science

Interdisciplinary
SEEING SCIENCE: Photography, Science and Visual Culture
Ongoing on seeingscience.umbc.edu

Through its multiple components, SEEING SCIENCE looks at the forms scientific images take, what they reveal, how they transform the disciplines they serve, and lives they influence. (Click heading for full description.)