Not sure how I missed this or how long it’s been up online, but here’s a link to the full article https://www.photopedagogy.com/scienceandphotography.html
“Natural Selections” show is now open until February 26th
Honored to be invited to show work with Caitlin Gill. The reception at NOMA Gallery in Frederick Maryland went so well last night! It was wonderful to see so many friendly faces and meet so many new people.
Artists’ talk February 16th at 7pm.
Finishing touches on the upcoming show
More info: https://nomagalleryfrederick.com/current-exhibition/
Also going on in Frederick this weekend!
Handmade mezzotint books by Lanesville Press of Flora Mnemonica project
I am beyond excited that Gary Kachadourian of Lanesville Press in Lanesville New York asked if he could engrave and print some of my photographs from the flora mnemonica project using the mezzotint printing process. Four of the specimens were chosen and printed in these handmade books. So far, there has been two editions, with slightly different covers. All four images were selected because they’re native plants and have significant personal memories associated with them.
To hear me talk about those memories and maybe nab your own copy (I only have 20), come see the exhibition at NOMA Gallery in Frederick Maryland opening February 3rd. More info here.
He also surprised me with a copy of his Mummy Bags book in this last shipment:
See more of Gary’s work at http://www.garykachadourian.com/
Natural Selections – exhibition with Caitlin Gill at NOMA Gallery
Super excited to announce “Natural Selections”, an upcoming show with Caitlin Gill in February at the NOMA Gallery in Frederick, Maryland.
On view February 3 – 26
Reception February 4 from 5 – 8pm
Artists talks February 16 from 7 – 9 pm
“Natural Selections” an exhibition by artists Melissa Penley Cormier and Caitlin Gill investigates the natural world as metaphor. Cormier and Gill have entirely different relationships with the natural world, however both use nature as a way to explore their complicated relationships with societal constructs to include time, relationships and gender.
Melissa Penley Cormier’s work uses photography and installations to document and explore
how we mark time. Often using the model of scientific collection and sampling, Cormier’s projects center around looking closely and carefully.
Caitlin Gill uses printmaking, sculpting, drawing, painting, collage, and fiber to create artwork that explores ideas of identity, femininity, and domesticity. Gill’s work examines the patriarchy the male gaze and gender through animal and insect portraits.
images from “Held, 2020” on view now at the Hamilton Gallery
Bearing Witness – the artists’ tenacious view
Bearing Witness – the artist’s tenacious view – a virtual exhibition
Starting February 15th at 5pm you can view the exhibition at http://www.bearing-witness.org
Bearing Witness explores how the events of 2020 have impacted the creative process and psyche of working artists. 59 artists from the Baltimore/Washington metropolitan area are included in the exhibition. The group exhibition showcases a wide range of artist’s viewpoints working in various media including: drawing, printmaking, painting, photography, sculpture, and mixed media.
The exhibition is co-sponsored by HAC|HG and a grant from Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts.
Bearing Witness is curated by Jessica Devilbiss a HAC|HG exhibiting artist member who currently works as an Emerging Professionals Program Guide at the Glenstone Museum in Potomac, MD.
The virtual exhibit runs through April 15, 2021.
Artists featured in the exhibition:
Kathleen Adrian, Kiane Artis, Jude Asher, Beverly Baptiste, Ruby Bassford, Loring Boglioli, Dominique Butler, Schroeder Cherry, Melissa Cormier, Diane Dennis, Julie Dietrich, Jim Doran, Heather Dorst, Grace Doyle, Donald Edwards, Abby Fitzgibbon, Amanda Hays, Elli Maria Hernandez, Jodi Hoover, Jessie Houff, Samantha Iaconi, Noelle Imparato, Chloe Irla, Yasmine C. Iskander, Flora Iste, Janet Jeffers, Annette Jones-Wilson, Amy Klainer , Nic Koski, Walter Levy, Katana Lippart, George Lorio, Jon Malis, Dereck Mangus, Alberta Marchesani, James McDonald, Greg McLemore, Chloe Ndour, Nef Partlow-Myrick, Katey Phelps, Linda Popp, Lynn Poshepny, Tim Prendergast, Theresa Reuter, LJ Richey, Lucas Rougeux, Lynn Rybicki, Lauren Silex, Val Smith, Therese Spadaro, Peter Stern, Bridget Z. Sullivan, Carol Tankard, Maxine Taylor, David, Thompson, Chloe Wack, Samantha, Welsch, Delvonta Wilson, Monica Youn, and Richard Gordon Zyne
Spotlight! Guest Instructor Series: Melissa Penley Cormier
Photography as Evidence and Excuse
Friday, April 23, 2021 · Noon – 1 PM
This artist talk will center around photography as evidence and scientific data — and how the act and process of photography is an excuse to look at, study deeply, and devote time to subjects. Using examples from Special Collections as well as images of her recent works, Melissa Penley Cormier will discuss how art and science inform and inspire each other in her own work as well as others’.
more info and to register: https://my3.my.umbc.edu/groups/library/events/91635
…on the radio
“field recordings” included in radio show curated by Mollye Bendell at Wave Farm residency
Saturday Afternoon Show: Mollye Bendell (audio)
Wave Farm artist-in-residence Mollye Bendell, joins host Tom Roe, live in the WGXC Acra Studio to discuss her residency work and general artistic practice, as well as present a program of work by Baltimore artists (where Bendell is based.) The program will include Stephen Bradley’s “The Perfect Storm;” Jason Charney’s “Ausbund;” Melissa Cormier’s field recordings including peepers, cicadas, crickets, rain gutters, and wind chimes; selected poems by Suzie Doogan; Eli Ossip’s “Rockall;” and selected compositions by Timothy Nohe.
This show is similar to the weekday “WGXC Afternoon Show,” but focused on transmission art. Saturday afternoons on WGXC feature Wave Farm Artists-in-Residence, and special guests, who are interviewed on-air, present past and future projects, as well as perform live. For more information on the Wave Farm Residency Program, visit transmissionarts.org/residencies.
Work from Fret & Focus included in Maryland Art Place “Young Blood” exhibition