Visual Art

Visual Art

A conceptually crisp and sharp critique of American xenophobia and racism

The stock icon has yielded to something darker and more ominous.

Constantly pursuing the feeling of learning something new, Bathgate finds himself experimenting on the edge of the technologies he employs

It’s important to Bathgate that his works be makeable, at least by someone with his extremely specific skill set, which he admits only a few people in the world possess. 

For every experience lost during this year of quiet, do we gain something else?

I tend to pair images together to complicate things, to show that my life is not one thing or another, that there is always a subtext or a tangent or a side story and nothing is simple.

Hager's signature all-over designs can be found on skate decks, chairs, T-shirts, hats, purses, paper

Many of his most popular works are the clothing that he draws on, unique works of art that travel with the wearer to bars, concerts, and gatherings.

Hellzones, moments, and several stages of limbo

I don’t fully register when the anxieties of one reality morph into ten other kinds in this new reality, but April is where it is, in my head.

Timothy App: States of Mind at Goya Contemporary

In discussing his work, App likes to allude to his lifelong attempt to find what he calls authentic ways of making a painting.

How a full-time artist and a Baltimore City councilperson have built their art collection

“Everything in this house represents the person, so every piece of art is an intimate connection to that artist,” Fostel says. “Having their work on our walls constantly keeps them in mind.”

Studying Bourgeois next to Maghazehe, the theme of rupture emerges again and again

Both women are primarily known for their work in sculpture, and that tactile sensibility easily translates to these textured two-dimensional pieces.

Building an archive of everyday Black life and culture

A conversation with conceptual artist and photographer Larry Cook and gallery owner/director Myrtis Bedolla

The 2020 Sondheim winner talks about balancing family and studio time, portraiture as power, and symbol systems

Hobbs is the rare sort of person who sets intentions and actually accomplishes them, who revels in being busy and can forgive herself when she falls short of her own extremely high standards.

Milad’s cryptic and deeply personal archive of gathered fragments invites viewers to exist in a state of suspended misunderstanding

Through a rich accumulation of visual, textual, and symbolic content, Milad invites us to struggle with the act of making meaning as well as our desire to know, understand, translate, and thus take ownership of her pieces.

This exhibit of African ritual objects explores gender fluidity through the creative force of the mother

This exhibition proves that gender is not a universally held construct.

On the photographer's Kubrickian control of color and shape

"I feel like I spend a lot of time observing non-traditional artistic objects, and I consider them art."

Edgar Reyes: Fragments at VisArts

As his family’s own historian, Reyes seems invested in keeping and sharing their stories with great care in a multifaceted way.

Baltimore painter Jerrell Gibbs on the myth of failure, the art scene's evolution, the seduction of paint and more

Gibbs' obsession with the topic of painting sits so close to the surface, he is absolutely gleeful to get into it.

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