Beki Basch: An Unfaithable Shake
This site-specific installation draws opposite parallels between the expansive, pristine landscape of Iceland and Baltimore City. This seemingly incongruous comparison is a central and ongoing theme in Basch’s work. In her nearly monochromatic window display, a totem of ice blue appliances, gathered from their place of function, imply a collective hum; a combined current that emits as a chorus - a religious-like chant. These omnipresent pulses and whispers stretch from our synthetic environments, to the places we think of as natural.
Bekí Basch (b. 1987 New Jersey) creates work which addresses the deep value of interconnectivity. Through the appropriation of cultural material of the past and present, she connects the esoteric with ordinary, the sacred with profane— to illuminate constellations which underlie, motivate, and determine value within personal and universal narratives. Her work as been shown in the Baltimore/DC area and nationally including Locust Projects (Miami, FL) and internationally including site specific and gallery exhibitions in Iceland.
Slow Drip: Adam Amram, Morgan Blair, Amy Boone-McCreesh, Michael Dotson, Rachel Hayden, Terry Hoff and Cody Tumblin
Light, bright and flavorful, the artworks in Slow Drip capture the nuance of individual vision, without muddling the contents. Notes of acrylic, latex, collage, foam and pencil come through in this particular blend.
Saturated hues and atmospheric pastels arrive at alien formalism and psychedelic figuration. The creeping accumulation of paint builds over time, arriving at a fixed, alert stillness - perfect for refreshing, summer consumption.
Endless Vessel: Alex Kovacs / Boi Ceramics
In his first solo exhibition, Alex Kovacs presents a new, black and white series of sculptural ceramic vases under his moniker Boi Ceramics. The works combine stacked, angular, hand-built forms adorned with white grids, occasional icon/glyphs, and hanging chains. Both archaic and futuristic, his aesthetic draws from modernist design, Japanese architecture, and post-internet fashion.
Kovacs Received a BA in studio art with a focus in printmaking in 2014 from Goucher College in Baltimore, MD.