Silber Art Gallery Exhibits
Rediscovering Goucher’s Lost Museum
Exhibit Dates: September 23 to December 15, 2021.
Rediscovering Goucher’s Lost Museum reconstitutes the remnants of the former Museum of the Woman’s College of Baltimore, a universal collection of Natural History, Art, and Ethnography assembled in the late-19th century. The show, supported by a National Endowment for the Humanities grant, explores the history and legacy of Goucher’s historic Museum and the power of exhibition as an agent of storytelling. A collaboration among faculty, staff, and students, the exhibition considers the shifting practices and ethics of collecting, and diverse narrative strategies for telling the complicated history of objects. Goucher’s Lost Museum features storied artifacts and specimens; facsimiles; fictions; speculations; and the artistic contribution of contemporary artists whose work addresses ethical and archival gaps in museum and field research practices.
Including work by Jackie Milad, Kaitlin Murphy and Katie Wolfe & a print by Mark Dion produced with Goucher Students during his Unobskey Visiting Artist residency.
Ajay Kurian: Polyphemus
Exhibit Dates: September 18 to November 30, 2020.
Polyphemus, installed to resemble a clandestine beer hall meeting, depicts cycloptic figures that possess power and status, populating a table in an ambiguous, social grouping. Atop easy postures and snappy outfits, their heads are each made up of a watchful, rotating eye and an illuminated smile. Above, a disembodied set of mechanized eyes monitors the scene, part security camera, part dystopian nightmare. Within this space all are observed, and all are observing. There is a symbiotic relationship between the platform and participants in which those who have gotten through the gates become gatekeepers—this club polices itself.
Incidental Monuments: Designing With Discards
Exhibit Dates: February 1 to March 14, 2020.
Incidental Monuments highlights artists and art practices that consciously repurpose everyday, overproduced materials. Beginning from a student data-visualization project on the volume of non-recyclable plastic utensils discarded on campus each semester, the exhibition recognizes the formal and individual efforts of artists working within a similar set of concerns. Using the student installation as a thesis, the exhibition brings together artworks that question the way we regularly use, dispose of, and often forget about certain materials.
Exhibit Dates: October 15 to December 14, 2019.
A space of recognition, Permutations presents art collectors Lisa Gregory’s and Darryl Atwell’s exploration of the contemporary African American expression and identity. A combination of carefully selected pieces highlights the spiritual and historical interconnectedness of locally grown artists, Black owned galleries, and artists from the diaspora.
A Periodic Table
Exhibit Dates: September 3 to October 13, 2019.
Silber Gallery is pleased to present A Periodic Table, an exhibition that pairs the work of Conor Backman and Taylor Baldwin. A painter and a sculptor, respectively, Backman and Baldwin both use their work to explore questions of value, tropes, and traditional methods within their medium, and ultimately the academic role of the artist. At once representational and conceptual, neither artist’s work is exactly as it seems. The whole is both a singular form and a display of its components that in turn supply a deeper narrative.
Exhibit Dates: April 9 to June 10, 2019.
Silber will host Foliaform, a group exhibition that explores humans’ relationship with plants. The work approaches the subject from multiple perspectives, presenting this exchange as exploitative, curated, synthetic, immersive, or an attempt to tame or manicure something innately wild. Featured artists include Ariel C. Foster ’15, Erick Antonio Benitez, Marissa Fein, James Williams, Adrienne Elise Tarver, and Lisa Dillin.
The Acephalous Series
Exhibit Dates: January 29 through March 16, 2019.
Laylah Ali's The Acephalous Series presents calculated, precise depictions of inconclusive scenes and asks the viewer to interpret them. Rather than revealing the “correct answer," her work provokes individual inquiry and discovery. It is a series to be studied and experienced, not merely seen.
Exhibit Dates: Monday, November 5 through Friday, December 21, 2018.
Piece Work is a group exhibition featuring five artists who assemble significant paintings, sculptures and installations from a cumulation of smaller parts. Cordy Ryman (NY) presents meticulously stacked wall sculptures made up of smaller, painted, wood blocks, often cannibalized from past site-specific installations. Dominic Terlizzi’s (Baltimore) elaborate paintings reveal a multitude of cast objects and sculptural practices at work in the surface of his images. Rachel Hayes (MO) is well-known for her gossamer fabric pieces that function as painting, sculpture and transformative installation.
+1 FACULTY EXHIBITION
Exhibit Dates: Thursday, September 27 through Sunday, October 28, 2018.
+1 is an exhibition of recent work by Goucher College’s art faculty, presented alongside an invited artist of their choice. Many faculty members have artist spouses, and/or work collaboratively on large-scale pieces with neighbors, studiomates or peers.
When Living is a Protest
Exhibit Dates: Tuesday, April 17 through Sunday, May 25, 2018.
When Living is a Protest will feature news images by photographer, humanist, and activist Radcliffe (Ruddy) Roye ’98. In this ongoing body of work, Roye approaches protest with sophistication and emotional intelligence. A contributor for National Geographic, TIME, and The New York Times, his work has also appeared in The New Yorker, Vogue, Ebony, Fast Company, BET, and ESPN. He was named TIME Instagram photographer of 2016.
Jim Condron: DIminishing Returns
Exhibit Dates: Tuesday, January 30 through Sunday, March 16, 2018.
Diminishing Returns features over 20 paintings and 10 sculptural works by the contemporary artist Jim Condron. Through the paintings in this exhibition, Condron presents a haptic convergence of scale, size, color, texture, and dimensionality. The sculptural works in the show reference farming practices and consider the framework by which the economic concept of the law of diminishing returns was founded and explained.
Rachel Rotenberg: Sanity
Exhibit Dates: Tuesday, October, 24 to Sunday, December 10, 2017
Rachel Rotenberg’s large-scale wood sculptures transform gallery spaces into amorphous worlds populated by sensually curving surfaces, intriguingly formed negative spaces, and forceful volumes. Implying movement, these suggestive forms make visible the symbiotic relationship between the intellect and the physical—each one echoing the other.
Steven Dobbin: I Repeat Myself
Exhibit Dates: Tuesday, September, 6 to Sunday, October 8, 2017
I Repeat Myself celebrates the repetition of daily life, Steven Dobbin’s teaching, and his art. As a special education teacher for over 30 years, Steven Dobbin has established repetition and symbols as a way of survival for his students. This philosophy, that repetition is the “mother of all learning,” has informed Dobbin’s aesthetic. Use of the same subject in various mediums—the grids of wood transfers, the glass jars and tins containing symbols, and finally the blinking neon sign—all become a reflection of our memory, and his need for order and predictability.
Goucher Collects: Schools of Thought
Exhibit Dates: Thursday, April, 6 to Friday, May 19, 2017
Goucher Collects: Schools of Thought is organized by Goucher Art and Artifact Collection Curator Sonja Klein Sugerman. The exhibit features diverse works from alumnae/i, parents, and friends of the college who were kind enough to open up their collections and share treasured possessions with Goucher.
Dre Britton: Structural Integrity
Exhibit Dates: Tuesday, January 24, to Sunday, March 26, 2017
Dre Britton: Structural Integrity is comprised of found furniture and fractured objects culled from the city streets of Baltimore. The level of decay evident in each object dictates the extent to which Britton formally intervenes in developing his sculptures, paintings, and hybridized three-dimensional works of art.
Intricate Observations X2
Exhibit Dates: Tuesday, August 30th, to Sunday, October 9, 2016
Intricate Observations X 2 is an exhibition of works by Annet Couwenberg and Jann Rosen-Queralt. It highlights their experiences working at the intersection of art and science, reflecting an abiding curiosity of and attention to the physical and natural world.
In My Likeness
Exhibit Dates: Tuesday, June 21, to Sunday, August 14, 2016
In My Likeness brings together six contemporary artists each of whom feature themselves as the subject in their works. Through sculpture, painting, performance, photography, and video, the artists explore different aspects of self-hood that are far removed from the typical self-portrait.
Goucher Collects: Living with Art
Exhibit Dates: Thursday, April 14, to Saturday, May 21, 2016
Goucher Collects: Living with Art brings together various pieces from alumnae/i, parents, and friends of the college who were kind enough to open up their collections and share treasured possessions with Goucher.
Naomi Safran-Hon: House Without Home
Exhibit Dates: 1/26-4/3, 2016
Artist's Reception: Wednesday, February 3, 7-9 p.m., with an artists’ talk at 6 p.m. in the Silber Art Gallery
House Without Home brings together 13 pieces that depict fragments of a house that don’t create a home. The paintings combine fabric, cement, pigment, acrylic, and photographs to tell the stories of these structures and their former inhabitants.
With Silence Comes Peace
Exhibit Dates: 10/27-12/6, 2015
Artist's Reception: Friday, November 20, 6-9 p.m., with an artists’ talk at 7:30 p.m. in the Silber Art Gallery
Meditation Dates: Meditation sessions will be held on:
Sunday, November 1 with Mira Tessman
Tuesday, November 3 with Steve Haddad
Thursday, November 12 with Lorien Nemec
Tuesday, December 1 with Kim Manfredi
Supernatural: In the Face of Danger
Exhibit Dates: 9/8-10/11, 2015
Artist's Reception: Friday, September 18, 6-9 p.m., with an artists’ talk at 7:30 p.m. in the Silber Art Gallery
In this exhibit eight artists explore various aspects of heroes and their place in culture.
Unfriendly Skies: Birds, Buildings, and Collisions
Exhibit Dates: 3/31-5/3, 2015
Artist's Reception: Friday, April 10, from 6-9 p.m., with an artists' talk at 7:30 p.m. in the Silber Art Gallery
In this exhibit, 17 artists investigate bird deaths in Baltimore. The artists explore elements such as light pollution and building collisions that kill as many as 1.3 billion birds each year in North America.
Exhibit Dates: 2/3 -4/5, 2015
Artist's Reception: Thursday, February 5, 6-9 p.m. with an Artist's Talk at 7:30 p.m. in the Silber Art Gallery
Stephen Hendee, best known for producing elaborate science-fiction-inspired, architecturally ambitious environments, has used flowing colors and illuminated crystalline entities in this exhibit.
Exhibit Dates: 10/28, 2014 - 12/7, 2014 (Goucher will be closed November 25-30)
Artist's Reception: Thursday, November 20, 6-9 p.m. with an Artist Talk at 7:30 p.m.
in the Silber Art Gallery
Seven artists-Sam Fein, Sean FitzPatrick, Erin Fostel, Morgan Frailey, Lynn Palewicz, Cathleen Sachse, and Sharon Shapiro-explore various aspects of childhood.
Exhibit Dates: Tuesday, September 2, to Sunday, October 12, 2014
Artist's Reception: Friday, September 19, 6 -9 p.m., with an artists' talk at 7:30 p.m. in the Silber Art Gallery
Five artists -- Carrie Beall, Lania D'Agostino, Kris Grey, Jason Horowitz, and Jaimes Mayhew -- explore various aspects of gender. Through video, painting, drawing, sculpture, and photography, these artists give the viewer a glimpse, from their perspective, of what it means to be "other" within the current social climate.
Exhibit Dates: Tuesday, April 1, to Sunday, May 4, 2014
Artist's Reception: Friday, April 4, from 6 to 9 p.m., with an artists' talk at 7:30 in the Silber Art Gallery.
Nine artists -- Zoё Charlton, Nick Clifford Simko, Lisa Dillin, Tim Doud, Joseph Faura, Annette Isham, Camden Place, Danny Waskiewicz, and Zac Willis -- explore various aspects of masculinity. The diverse works in this exhibit focus on male identity-from lessons learned in youth to stereotypical male traits and the desire to buck against them.
Exhibit Dates: Tuesday, February 4, to Sunday, March 9, 2014
Artist's Reception: Thursday, February 6, from 6 to 9 p.m., with an artists' talk at 7:30 in the Silber Art Gallery.
In the new art exhibit Femme, nine female artists-Alana Beall, Allana Clarke, Donna Feldman Lasky, Claire Girodie, Marilyn Gomez, Lauren Kalman, Judith Peck, Maggie Schneider, and Sandylee Triolo-explore various aspects of womanhood. The diverse works in this exhibition portray much more than the beautiful female form; they delve into the psyche, the personal, and the political.
Exhibit Dates: Tuesday, October 22, to Sunday, December 8, 2013
Artist's Reception: Friday, November 8, from 6 to 9 p.m.
Over the past two years, Cox has orchestrated and captured intimate moments between lesbian lovers through photography. She then translates the photos into large-scale paintings and monotypes to produce a personal and fresh perspective. The solo exhibition acknowledges and emphasizes the female gaze.
Exhibit Dates: Tuesday, September 3, to Sunday, October 6, 2013
Artists' Reception: Friday, September 20, from 6 to 9 p.m.
In this exhibit, eight different artists use drawing, collage, paint, mixed media, video, sculpture, and interactive installation to embody fragments of elements that seem familiar, yet as a whole are not easily identifiable.
Exhibit Dates: Tuesday, April 9, to Sunday, May 19, 2013
Artists' Reception: Friday, May 10, from 6 to 9 p.m.
10 different artists use paint, photo, video, sculpture, and installation that explores the multifaceted aspects of water.
Exhibit Dates: February 5 to March 24, 2013
Artists' Reception: Friday, March 1, 6-9 p.m.
In the exhibit, seven Baltimore-area artists present works inspired by nature.
Perspectives: A Look through Cultural Lenses
Exhibit Dates: October 30 to December 9, 2012
Artist Reception: Friday, November 9, from 6 to 9 p.m., with an artist's talk at 7 p.m.
Joyce Yu-Jean Lee presents divergent views of her American and Chinese heritage through video works.
Exhibit Dates: September 4 through October 7, 2012
Artist Reception: Friday, September 21, from 6 to 9 p.m., with an artists' talk at 7 p.m.
In Geo-Structure, the works by artists Jessica van Brakle, Ryan Browning, Mimi Frank, Magnolia Laurie, Bill Schmidt, Richard Vosseller, and Jowita Wyszomirska use repetition and architectural building blocks to comment on their surroundings and daily experiences.
The Aesthetic of Intimacy
Exhibit Dates: March 27 through May 6, 2012
Artist Reception: Friday, April 6, from 6 to 9 p.m., with an artists' talk at 7 p.m.
In The Aesthetic of Intimacy, Geoffrey Aldridge, Ben Gest, Sarah Harrington, Jen P. Harris, Jason Horowitz, Ginny Huo, A.B. Minor, and Nicholas and Sheila Pye explore the beauty of relationships in all their multifaceted splendor.
Exhibit Dates:January 31 through March 4, 2012
Artist Reception: Friday, March 2, from 6 to 9 p.m., with an artist talk at 7 p.m.
In Paper Shapers, Jaime Bennati, Joe Cypressi, Elizabeth Dove, Scott Hazard, Jason Hughes, Leslie Shellow, and Renee van der Stelt, highlight the many ways paper can be manipulated. Whether by folding, cutting, rolling, piercing, layering, weaving, or molding, these seven artists use paper as their primary artistic medium, but show us much more than sheets, pieces, or scraps.
Exhibit Dates: October 25th through December 4th, 2011 (Closed November 22-27 for Thanksgiving)
Artist Reception: Friday November 11, 2011 6-8p.m.
In Power Struggles: Leveraging Control, Dustin Carlson, Woojin Chang, Emily Denlinger, Lillian Bayley Hoover, Phyllis Plattner, Robby Rackleff, Tony Shore, and Calla Thompson explore notions of authority, oppression, and control and study the imbalances of power-whether societal, sexual, political, or economic-found in social hierarchies.
Exhibit Dates: August 30th through October 16th, 2011
Artist Reception: Thursday, September 22, 2011, 6-8 p.m.
Obscurities features the work of 17 artists nominated for the 2011 Baker Artist Awards in Baltimore, MD.
Exhibit Dates: June 28th through August 7th, 2011
Artist Reception: Saturday, July 9th, 3-5 p.m.
Wildland, a satellite exhibition in conjunction with Artscape, features the work of nine local artists: Ryan Browning, Travis Childers, Frank Day, Elizabeth Hoeckel, Savanna Leigh, Susan Main, Joshua Smith, Peter Stern, and Polly Townsend.
Once Upon a Time...
Exhibit Dates: April 5th through May 8th, 2011
Artist Reception: Thursday, April 7th, 6-8 p.m.
In Once Upon a Time..., Rochelle Abramowitz, Libby Barbee, Erin Fostel, Brent Green, Katelyn Greth, Nora Sturges, Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum, and James Allen Swainbank unite characters, plots, and imagery to create a brief escape from the everyday world.
Exhibit Dates: February 1st through March 6th, 2011
Artist Reception: Thursday, February 10th, 6-8 p.m.
In Insectology, Heather Boaz, Rebecca Clark, Jennifer Coster, Craig Dennis, Susan Eder, Marian April Glebes, Talia Greene, Mike Libby, Renée Rendine, and Lola Robinsky study the insect world and translate their observations into visual expressions of human behavior, experience, and existence.
The Ordinary Expands
Exhibit Dates: November 9th through December 12th, 2010.
Artist Reception: Thursday, November 18th, 6-8 p.m.
In The Ordinary Expands, artists M. Gert Barkovic, Jessica Braiterman, Brent Crothers, Steven Dobbin, Michelle Hagewood, Huguette Roe, and TRAsh Collective, explore the familiar and everyday through the metamorphosis of mundane materials.
Exhibit Dates: September 21st through October 24th, 2010
In Temporal Topographies, Becky Alprin, Amanda Burnham, Samantha Gainsburg, Alexander Groshong, Hannah Naomi Kim, Evan La Londe, Cathy Last-Mann, Elena Volkova, and Adam Weir explore the space where time intersects with created and natural environments.
Exhibit Dates: April 12th through May 16th, 2010.
Spectra is an exhibition of work by Goucher College's art faculty. Participating faculty include: Stuart Abarbanel, Laura Burns, Rick Delaney, Laurie Fader, Breon Gilleran, Allyn Massey, Matthew McConville, Cornel Rubino, Pamela Thompson, and Ed Worteck.
Exhibit Dates:February 16th through March 28th, 2010.
Adornamental features the work of seven artists who are breaking new ground in the decorative and ornamental arts. At times considered primarily feminine and removed from fine art, the decorative arts began to achieve an elevated status in 1975, with the creation of the Pattern and Decoration Movement.
Exhibit Dates: November 3rd through December 13th, 2009.
The human body can be interpreted in multiple and diverse ways. In the exhibition Ambiguous Bodies, the artists employ the idea of ambiguity, dismantling notions of the classical and ideal form, while simultaneously broadening the scope of the human form to include differences of beauty, race, sexuality, and gender.
Visual Education: Selections from the Collections of Goucher College and Sidney and Jean Flah Silber '54
Exhibit Dates: September 12th through October 18, 2009.
To celebrate the opening of The Silber Gallery in the Goucher College Athenaeum, this inaugural exhibition showcases selected works from the college's art collection as well as highlights from the Silber collection.