Opening Reception Thursday, June 5!
Chip Irvine, In the Bubble (From the Speaking Surfaces series).2011
A Student Curated Show
June 5-July 24, 2014
Opening Reception: June 5th 5PM-8PM
Our world is made up of intricacies that we cannot possibly comprehend at first glance. Within every form exists a series of smaller, more complex forms. These forms may be tangible — such as beads or a drop of water, or something more abstract — such as a memory or experience. An overarching visual is achieved, which brings significance by the merging of these forms. The work in this exhibition explores the minutia that expands outwards as part of a larger picture. Magnified’s goal is to challenge the viewer to constantly fluctuate between close examination and holistic perception.
Magnified is an undergraduate student collaboration to curate a three-artist show. The student curators researched Baltimore artists and chose participants based on their interest and a common theme. The works of artists Chip Irvine, Michael Sylvan Robinson, and Al Zaruba were selected for their interesting use of alternate mediums, their concentration on detail, and uniting theme. Magnified invites viewers to be transported to parallel universes through sculpture, paintings in relief, and photography. Curated by Carmen Dodl, Geena Gao, and Martine Gaetan.
The Stamp Gallery is dedicated to the exhibition of contemporary art with an emphasis on the work of emerging and mid-career artists. The gallery supports contemporary art that is challenging and/or academically engaging and that addresses broad community and social issues. Through meaningful exhibitions and programming, the gallery offers the University community an outside-of-the-classroom experiential learning opportunity. The gallery space can be used as a laboratory for emerging artists and curators to experiment and work through their ideas, emphasizing the importance of the process to contemporary artistic practice. The gallery serves the public by providing exhibitions of social responsibility and artistic substance, as well as by offering an educational forum in which dialogue between artist and viewer and art and community is encouraged.
The Stamp Gallery is located on the first floor of the Adele H. Stamp Student Union-Center for Campus Life, at the University of Maryland, College Park. The gallery is free and open to the public Mondays-Thursdays 10:00AM-6:00PM; Fridays and Saturdays 11:00AM-4:00PM. For more information about the exhibition and the program log on to thestamp.umd.edu/gallery or contact the gallery at 301-314-8492 or firstname.lastname@example.org.