School 33 Art Center
Rauschenberg

Exhibits

“Don’t Laugh and Don’t Say ‘Oh My Gosh’”

04/03/2015 - 05/30/2015
“Don’t Laugh and Don’t Say ‘Oh My Gosh’”

School 33 Art Center is excited to open “Don’t Laugh and Don’t Say ‘Oh My Gosh,’” a sculptural installation from Alice Gadzinski.  The installation is on display in the Project Space from Friday, April 3 through Saturday, May 30, 2015.  A free opening reception takes place Friday, April 3, 2015 from 6pm to 9pm.  Light refreshments will be served.  School 33 Art Center is a facility managed by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts and is located at 1427 Light Street.  Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 11am to 4pm.


Gadzinski’s previous experience as a dancer has evolved into a fascination and borderline obsession with performance aesthetics.  She presents the human experience, both good and bad, and the idea of performing in a domestic sense from a delightfully sarcastic stance.  Paraphernalia oozing nostalgia, collected at garage sales and thrift stores is re-contextualized to present an honest kind of adolescence that is as warped as the next person’s.  Gadzinski’s elaborate, shrine-esque sculptures juxtapose beauty with artificiality, social standards with natural urges, domestic safety with vulnerability, using the shiny plastic language of kitsch and camp.  Each piece sucks the viewer in and demands them to seek out every hilarious, profane detail before moving on to the next.  They shine a tongue-in-cheek and neurotic light on our oftentimes-laughable existence.


For more information on “Don’t Laugh and Don’t Say ‘Oh My Gosh,’” call 443-263-4350.