BmoreArt's Picks: September 27 - October 3

BmoreArt’s Picks: September 27 – October 3

Artists Discuss: Tawny Chatmon and Stephen Towns
Thursday, September 29 • 6-7pm
@ the Walters Artwork Museum

Join us for a sequence of talks that includes the artists in Activating the Renaissance, an exhibition that seeks to illustrate the connections concerning the Italian Renaissance and Baroque intervals and contemporary art, each individual featuring insights into the other. In this initially of a few interviews,  artists Tawny Chatmon and Stephen Towns are in discussion with Molly Warnock, historian and critic of the visual arts, and Joaneath Spicer, The James A. Murnaghan Curator of Renaissance and Baroque Artwork at the Walters. The speakers will discuss themes in the clearly show and how every artist attracts from the previous to remark on the existing. This program was created in conjunction with Activating the Renaissance, now on view at the Walters Art Museum as a result of February 26.

About the Guest Speakers:

Tawny Chatmon is a Tokyo-born photography-primarily based artist residing in Maryland. Her images are frequently digitally intensified by exaggerating the hairstyles of her topics (who are frequently her little ones and other relatives associates), lending them the eyes of someone older and wiser, elongating their variety, and drawing inspiration from the Byzantine interval to signify importance. Thereafter, she ordinarily combines overlapping electronic collage and illustration. Right after refining and printing, she often experiments with many art techniques by hand-embellishing with acrylic paint, 24-karat gold leaf, and components this sort of as paper, semi-treasured stones, glass, and other blended media.

Stephen Cities is a Baltimore-primarily based painter and fiber artist whose get the job done explores how American background influences modern day American society. Originally from South Carolina, Towns obtained a Bachelor of High-quality Artwork in painting from the College of South Carolina. His function has been exhibited at The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, Baltimore Museum of Artwork, Art+ Exercise, The David C. Driskell Middle, Jack Shainman’s The School Gallery, and The Walters Artwork Museum. His get the job done is in several public and personal collections and has been showcased in publications these types of as The New York Moments, American Craft Council Journal, Forbes, Artforum, Cultured Journal, and The Baltimore Sun.

Molly Warnock is an artwork author and editor dependent in Baltimore. The author of Simon Hantaï and the Reserves of Painting (Pennsylvania Condition University Press, 2020) and Penser la Peinture: Simon Hantaï (Gallimard, 2012), she has also posted extensively on features of contemporary and modern day artwork in journals which include Artforum, Artwork in The us, Les Cahiers du Musée Nationwide d’Art Moderne, Tate Papers, Journal of Present-day Painting, and, as effectively as in numerous US and European exhibition catalogues. In addition, Warnock not long ago edited the a few inaugural volumes in the collection Transatlantique (ER Publishing), devoted to writings by and about modern artists a fourth is underway. She retains a PhD in Intellectual History and Background of Art from Johns Hopkins College, and is the recipient of fellowships from the Mellon Foundation, the Terra Basis for American Artwork, the Heart for State-of-the-art Examine in the Visible Arts, the American Council for Figured out Societies, the Clark Artwork Institute, and the NOMIS Basis, among other institutions.