The exhibition delves into the depths of the photography and its broader social, ideological, environmental implications. Harkin’s artistic process is in a way a feedback loop: he creates images that create and *demonstrate a new relationship with our perception and our things. He confronts the underlying mechanisms of control, which hide so well within the contemporary photographic apparatus. To let the demon work through the images and infrastructures we have, to possess them, to haunt them, to reverse them and to heal.Read More
the gallery is nearly dark, illuminated mostly by a screen that displays white-on-black video and two industrial lights. Motorized winches propel the caged bulbs into and out of oil drums, a journey accompanied by buzzing, throbbing noises. These clash with burbling nature sounds from the photographically reversed video, in which an iguana navigates a bamboo stalk.Read More
“through a series of almost cartoon-like black-and-white drawings that are both imagistic and graphic in nature. They are intended to escape the monotony of quotidian life and the physical world in which we reside.”Read More
Decorative art often depicts and stylizes nature. So do the two artists whose work is now at Hamiltonian Gallery, but the results are — intentionally — not so pretty.Read More
Borrowing its name from a field guide to imaginary plants by Leo Lioni, “Parallel Botany” is an exploration into the intersection of nature and consumer culture. Influenced by textiles, early botanical drawing and musical sequencingRead More
Using her native Turkey as inspiration, the focal point of Boeno’s exhibition is a sculptural installation adapted from the altar of Pergamon, a masterpiece of Hellenistic architecture excavated from Bergama in the Ottoman Empire (Izmir in current day Turkey) and currently held by the Pergamon Museum in Berlin, Germany.Read More
Camera flashes, pinpoint illumination, hanging tinsel, a glittery night, pink glow behind glass doors and mirrored reflections on a red bar are among the show’s vivid highlights. Jencso also shoots an empty bus from outside, which has an effect similar to that of “Metropolis’s” transit vignettes.Read More
Scanning the space front to back, a coded, revisionist narrative unfolds, complete with a logbook done in collaboration with artist Tommy Bobo….Read More
Because their principal components are video projections, Rachel Schmidt’s landscape installations are essentially illusory. Yet they wouldn’t exist without the actual places, including Panama and Taiwan, where the local artist has had residencies. Her latest such sojourn was in Scotland, which Schmidt has brought back with her — virtually — in the form of “Cairn Sounds,” now planted in a darkened Hamiltonian Gallery.
Since prehistory, humans have had a tendency to mark and remake the landscape. One such ancient way is a cairn, an intentional pile of stones often assembled, among other reasons, for wayfinding or to commemorate a loss.
At Hamiltonian Gallery, Rachel Schmidt’s Cairn Sounds is comprised of five interrelated sound and video installations, made in collaboration with musician om.era.kev. The exhibition pieces together a landscape that’s locationally distinct but uncanny: clouded sky; rocks rearing through grass and heather moor; sheep idling around, and the occasional patch of obfuscating glitch.Read More
ETHIOPIAN AMERICAN ARTIST HELINA METAFERIA REFIGURES THE CANON AT HAMILTONIAN GALLERY by Angela Carrol
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It’s not easy being green, chides Rives Wiley in “How to Be Photo-Synthetic,” her Hamiltonian Gallery show.Read More
The French-Candian artist created playful sculptures out of materials she fit into a single carload from her home in Quebec City.
“Heather Theresa Clark Aims for Epic with Monumental Political Installation at Hamiltonian. Clark’s work, in some ways, can be read as an embrace of a bigger way of framing global politics.” -Kriston CappsRead More
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"Their twinned Hamiltonian Gallery shows have fanciful touches but use prosaic objects and practical skills."Read More
There’s also a full wall of small, deformed pictures, printed on thin acrylic so they curl partly off the wall. This multitude, dignified yet precarious, is the most powerful chapter in McAfee’s history lesson.Read More
Paolo Morales' and Nara Park's seemingly simple works contains multitudes of meaning and information.Read More
Few people want to be entirely unknown, but in a society that turns personal identity into market data, anonymity can be a good thing. Kyle Tata plays on that tension in “Secure Patterns,” on display at Hamiltonian Gallery alongside fellow Baltimorean Rachel Guardiola’s “Transmission From Terra Incognita.”Read More
It was a Renaissance when 15th-century Italian painters began to use vanishing-point perspective. In our age of 3-D flicks and virtual-reality goggles, such techniques have been aggressively upstaged. Yet there are 3½ perspective-teasing paintings in “DIY Laser Eye Surgery,” Rives Wiley’s Hamiltonian Gallery show.Read More
Think of Hamiltonian Gallery as a suburban ranch house that has lost everything but its recreation room. That space, billed as “Existential Wreck Room,” is full of games and toys.Read More