Thursday, April 4, 2013

Protest Thru Art II

 C.R.E.A.M. by Kodi Fabricant
Hannah Brancato

Protest Thru Art (updates from months ago that I neglected to do)

 videowork by Katerie Gladdys

Floor Installation by Nick Vyssotsky

In Septemeber, myself and Dazed (from Mad Rapper project) put together a show at BrickHaus Art Space, at 2602 Greenmount. The show, Protest Thru Art, was centered on the idea of art used as or in an act of political protest. More posts to come.

Here are some other options for the Mura Street, with space present for artwork from the community workshops we are setting up around the mural.

Pay It Forward updates.

Here are some designs for the new Pay It Forward mural, at the Club at Collington Square


This is operating on the idea of the mural being solely text based, around the idea of Pay It Forward and what that means to the project participants. The above mockup image is super imposed over the Club at Collington Square's Mura Street location. The Club is an after school program operating in East Baltimore. More to come.

Monday, December 31, 2012

Heavy Atmosphere,

This is was painted on November 2nd and was my contribution to the House Show, presented by Casewerks ( This show featured work by numerous Baltimore artists, concentrating on the themes of housing and architecture here in Baltimore. More can be found out here House Show Info. The piece itself is about the many lives that are lived in a single space through time. Specifically, think of that quote from The Lost Boys, in which Grampa says that "if all the corpses stood up at once, there would be one hell of a population problem." My mind goes to a similar place when I am in an old building or space, thinking about what kind of interactions would be having if the illusion of time wasn't keeping all the people in that room physically separated.

To continue and expand on this idea, I traced the shadows of passerby and volunteers on the painting, breaking the fourth wall and illustrating this idea in real time. So we had a nice Cider Social at the Mirkwood House, and invited passerby and friends to be part of the painting.

Here is the finished product. The piece is called Heavy Atmosphere.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Updates a coming

A whole bunch of new updates are coming soon. This blog is becoming like my journal in high school, in which I always lament how long it's been since I've updated it.

Some things:
  • Protest Thru Art show, and photos.
  • Mirkwood Mural for the House Show, done in association with Casewerks.
  • Assisted on Lauren Bollini mural for Station North 10 year anniversary. 
  • Began teaching for Art With A Heart, so projects are coming from some of the work I do with the students I teach.
  • With any luck, this summer an incarnation of my Memory and Power project will reactivate with the help of the folks at Art With A Heart
  • Episcopal Community Services of Maryland and myself are the recipient of a NEA fast track grant for a new mural for the Club at Collington Square in East Baltimore. 
  • Also Woe is me Haikus
So these, are some things that I will be updating with more detail soon.