School 33 Art Center
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Exhibits

Tiffany Jones, Olivia Obineme, Crystal Star Whitman, Frédéric Nauczyciel, Neil C. Jones and Zhenia Bulawka: Block Stitch

11/14/2014 - 01/03/2015
Tiffany Jones, Olivia Obineme, Crystal Star Whitman, Frédéric Nauczyciel, Neil C. Jones and Zhenia Bulawka: Block Stitch

School 33 Art Center is pleased to present “Block Stitch,” an exhibition featuring film, photography and projection.  The installation includes work from Tiffany Jones, Olivia Obineme, Crystal Star Whitman, Frédéric Nauczyciel, Neil C. Jones and Zhenia Bulawka.  “Block Stitch” is on display in the Main Gallery from Friday, November 14 through Saturday, January 3, 2015.  An opening reception takes place Friday, November 14, 2014 from 6pm to 9pm. 


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ABOUT THE ARTIST(S)

Tiffany Jones presents a new portrait series celebrating hair pride among women of color.  Jones explores the Lexington Market area, where purveyors of beauty supplies and salon treatments have been neighborhood fixtures for generations.

Olivia Obineme, editor of Baltimore’s own “StrangerswithStyle” blog, documents glimpses of individual personalities visible on the streets of Mount Vernon.

Crystal Star Whitman premiers a series of photographs inspired by drag culture: a clash of intimate gestures and the grit of the Baltimore punk scene.

A film by French artist Frédéric Nauczyciel blurs the lines between subject and artist, as the audience shares in the personal transformation of ‘Gabriel’, a Park Heights resident, into ‘LoBell’.

A time mapping series by Neil C. Jones elapses over a twenty-four-hour period of Shabbat, the Jewish Sabbath, as captured from his own front yard in Mount Washington. In the singular moments captured, the perception of disparity and similitude that is represented amongst neighborhood denizens is nearly impossible to differentiate.

Zhenia Bulawka’s series epitomizes classic Baltimore moments played out in high fashion- anachronistically appropriating her domestic landscape in the Patterson Park neighborhood, and satirizing what living ‘in the land of pleasant living’ entails



ABOUT THE CURATOR

Curated by Ashley Molese, “Block Stitch” looks at the intersection of geography and self-representation in different Baltimore neighborhoods, and presents a series of intimate portraits, autobiographical observations, and vignettes of the myriad ways individuals contribute to the vernacular fabric of Baltimore.  The group exhibition is made up of work from six photographers and filmmakers.