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Around the corner at Area 405, we find On Loan: FORMALITY, a huge regional show of student work juried by occasional CP contributor and longtime Bmoreart critic Cara Ober. The scope of work is stunning—ranging from Holden Brown’s extremely realistic projected image of a window (“Window”) to Erika Diehl’s roughly beautiful oil-paint abstractions (“Seven Chinese Gardens” and “Southern Sink”) to Samantha Rausch’s breathtaking mixed-media installation (“Lux Aeterna”)—and makes it clear that there is no dominant style or overwhelming fad among young artists in the Baltimore area. The show not only gives us hope for the future of art in the area, but it makes a strong case for the present, since almost none of the work comes across as juvenilia. In fact, not all of the artists are young. Raphael Warsaw, who has five finely controlled striped paintings, is in his 70s. Ober will give a juror’s talk on April 20 at 1 P.M.

Link to Baltimore City Paper Article.

Baltimore City Paper: Rogue Galleries by Baynard Woods
Baltimore City Paper: Rogue Galleries by Baynard Woods
2013