BmoreArt's Picks: January 3-9 - BmoreArt

Initial Friday: Artist Converse with Micah E. Wood and Christopher J. Chester
Friday, January 6 • 5pm
@ Imaginative Alliance

Join artists Micah E. Wooden and Christopher J. Chester in dialogue with curator Pleasure Davis as they converse about their operate, friendship, and coming of age in the Baltimore audio scene. Christopher hopes his posters will develop exhilaration close to a show and carry in new and familiar audiences. Micah strives to photograph musicians how they want to be viewed and on their terms. With each other, their function prioritizes musicians in the foreground.

Artist Bios

Christopher Chester (born February 7, 1990) is a Black graphic designer native to and primarily based in Baltimore Town. A MICA alumnus (2016), Christopher studied graphic design and proceeds to be fascinated in its influence and use in just music, primarily in regional underground spaces where by one’s identity is more experimental. Regular printmaking and poster style and design have influenced Christopher’s do the job over time, taking components of texture, simplicity, collage, and impression manipulation to create his visual compositions. The silkscreen process of halftone, which uses solitary-shade dots and spacing to make imagery, is a dependable component in his operate. He at the moment teaches within just the graphic style and design section at MICA and functions at The Atlantic as a Senior Product or service Designer.

Micah E. Wood’s portrait pictures flows with the vibrancy of the Baltimore tunes scene. Exploding with shade, the work builds a feeling of belonging and intimacy to the matter that can only be obtained by a extensive comprehension of the specialness and feeling of put in Baltimore. His portrait do the job from 2012-2016 culminated in his ebook Attributes, in which Micah turns his gaze adoringly on his preferred artists. More than the previous eight yrs, Micah has ongoing to document men and women of the microcosmic Baltimore songs scene, like rising artists this kind of as Snail Mail, to underground publish punk bands, to electropop legend Dan Deacon. Micah disarms topics, and curates intimate moments with the artists he photographs, and you can see that in his function. His tactic to working with light as a a few-dimensional or sculptural variety on the human is a playful function that hyperlinks both his portrait and landscape get the job done.



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