Opening Reception and Gallery Talk: Thursday, January 31, 5-8PM
The Stamp Gallery at the University of Maryland College Park will be presenting their new exhibit by artists, Alyssa Dennis and Sarah Knobel, entitled Good Place, No Place.  The exhibition takes place January 31- March 6, 2013 with an Opening Reception Thursday, January 31, from 5-8pm. An artist talk will also take place at the opening reception beginning at 6pm. The exhibition and all related public programs are free and open to the public.
Contemporary culture suggests utopia as the site of interconnectedness, in which humankind is linked harmoniously with each other and nature. The work of both artists challenges us to re-examine contemporary definitions of utopiaand our strategies to integrate with the world around us. In the work of Alyssa Dennis, her transparent structures are suggestive architectural models where interior spaces become integrated with their environment. For artist, Sarah Knobel her photographs and videos offer a look into a life exposed, yet unable to connect.

Alyssa Dennis is a native of Baltimore and holds a Masters of Fine Arts Degree from Tulane University, a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Maryland Institute College of Art. Dennis has been the recipient of multiple grants and awards including a nomination for the Joan Mitchell Foundation and was a recipient of the Tulane University Summer Fellowship in 2010. Her website can be found here.

Sarah Knobel teaches photography and new media at Montana State University in Billings, MT. She received her BFA from Texas State University in 2002 and her MFA from the University of Cincinnati’s Design Architecture Art and Planning Program in 2004. From 2011 – 2012, Sarah Knobel was a fellow at Hamiltonian Artists, in Washington, DC. Her website can be found here.


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