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  • Area 405 405 East Oliver Street Baltimore MD 21202 USA (map)

RECEPTION: Saturday, September 14, 7-11PM

CLOSING/CURATOR'S TALK: Thursday, September 26, 7-9PM

This group exhibit of 19 artists explores nakedness lost and nakedness found, through the story of Creation and Paradise. It is also a story of separation: of creation from the creator, child from parent, art from artist - a necessary process which enables the “created” to live outside the garden.

The Knowing artists comprise a broad cross-section of Baltimore talent, both mature and emerging, reflecting Baltimore’s historical identity as an art incubator — a local “garden” of creativity. Their shared interest in the show’s themes result in a variety of viewpoints, media and expression of creation, parenthood, childhood, sexuality, nakedness, knowledge, separation, disobedience, deceit and expulsion.

Knowing is curated by Manian E. Chettle, and features an interactive sound installation of original music by Liz Downing and Michael Willis (Lurch and Holler) programmed by David Crandall

Participating artists: Alzaruba,  Annie FarrarBecky Bauer, D.S.Bakker, David Fair, Dre BrittonIsabel Gonzalez, Jenna Boyles, Kini Collins,  Laina d'Agostino, Laure Drogoul, Laurie Stepp, Mary SkeenNicole FallOletha DevaneRuth PettusSam Christian Holmes.

The RECEPTION on Saturday, September 14 at 7PM will feature LIVE MUSIC (Lurch and Holler) as well as PERFORMANCES by artists Isa Gonzalez and Jenna Boyles.

The CLOSING on Thursday, September 26 at 7PM will feature a CURATOR'S TALK, as well as an encore performance by Jenna Boyles. 

Knowing is on view beginning Sunday, August 25, noon-3PM, and on every Saturday and Sunday thereafter until September 22 (excluding Labor Day weekend), and also by appointment.