We're delighted to share our exhibitions throughout Baltimore with you – both at Thrive Atelier & beyond.
JOHN BODKIN | COLOR FISSION
@ Eubie Blake Cultural Center
curated by Jordan Faye Block
OPENING RECEPTION | SATURDAY JUNE 21, 6–9PM
JUNE 21 – JULY 28, 2019
Jordan Faye Block is delighted to present Maryland-based painter, JOHN BODKIN’S COLOR FISSION at the Eubie Blake Cultural Center. His exhibition of large-scale abstract painting opens Friday June 21 with a Reception from 6–9pm at the Eubie Blake Cultural Center 847 Howard Street. The Eubie Blake gallery is open Wed. - Fri. 1–6pm & Sat. 11–5pm.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE ARTIST & EXHIBITION, HERE.
May 3–5, 2019
OPENING RECEPTION | MAY 4, 7–10PM
Join us for the Opening Reception of D/Saturation, a photography exhibition, this Saturday May 4, 7–10pm.
Curator Jordan Faye Block of Thrive Atelier, continuing a tradition of showcasing the work of young and emerging artists, is pleased to present a group pop-up exhibition of photographs by students from Towson University. Works in this exhibition coalesce around interrogations of time, dreams, self, place, and memory as they relate to human relationships in this digital age.
SCOTT PONEMONE | 2 by 2: Portraits of America
curated by Jordan Faye Block
OPENING RECEPTION | MARCH 9, 7–10PM
TWO ARTIST’S TEA SALONS | Wednesday March 20, 6–8:30pm, and Sunday April 7, 2–5pm
Jordan Faye Block is delighted to present Baltimore-based painter, Scott Ponemone, 2 by 2: Portraits of America. His exhibition of large-scale watercolor portraits opens this Saturday March 9 with a Reception from 7–10pm at the gallery located at 20 E. Lanvale St. There are two other occasions to meet Scott, hear him speak about his work, and view the exhibition during non-gallery hours. If you cannot make the opening please join us at one of our Artist's Tea Salons: Wednesday March 20, from 6–8:30pm and Sunday April 7, from 2–5pm. 2 by 2: Portraits of America will be on view from March 7 through April 7, 2019.
HANCOCK SOLAR GALLERY @ Nelson Kohl • Baltimore
THE 40 DAY PRACTICE PROJECT
an invitational experimental Salon & Exhibition created by Jordan Faye Block
Wyatt Mitchell, Lindsay Fleming, Kate MacKinnon, Siri Padmani Kaur, Willa Frazer, Jenee Mateer, Lawrence Cromwell, Karen Lemmert, Blythe Thea Williams, and Heather Kirtland
FOUR-TEA SALONS | Friday January 25, 7–10PM, Monday February 4, 2019 6–8:30PM, Thursday February 14, 2019 6–9PM, Sunday February 24, 2019 2–5PM
CLOSING RECEPTION | Saturday March 2, 7–10PM
Jordan Faye Block is thrilled to present The 40 Day Practice Project, an invitational experimental salon & exhibition.
Invited artists were asked the questions — What's your everyday practice look like? What do you create daily? How do artists keep up with their daily practice? Investigation... drawing, painting, making studies.
The Four-Tea Salons are an opportunity to come meet the artists and talk about the work, have a cup of tea, a home-made cookie or two, a glass of wine and watch the work unfold. Each of these Tea Salons is held every ten days at the gallery.
Ten artists are committed to making a piece a day for 40 days, letting us catch a glimpse inside of their practice. Check into the gallery to watch it unfold. Every 10 days there will be a Tea Salon, more works will be brought and added to our walls... the anticipation has me on pins and needles.
Thanks to Kate MacKinnon, Wyatt Mitchell, Lawrence Cromwell, Lindsay Fleming, Blythe Thea Williams, Heather Kirtland, Jenee Mateer, Karen Lemmert, Siri Padmani Kaur, and Willa Frazer for taking part in all of this!
HSG @ Nelson Kohl • Baltimore
Jordan Faye Block’s 12th Annual
SMALL WONDERS & SPECTACULARS
HOLIDAY SOIREE | SATURDAY December 22, 2018 5–9PM
Hancock Solar Gallery presents Jordan Faye Block's 12th Annual Holiday group exhibition. Small Wonders & Spectaculars runs December 8 / 2018 – January 12 / 2019. Mark your calendars for our Holiday Soiree on Saturday December 22, 5 - 9pm.
About Small Wonders & Spectaculars
The concept for this exhibition began 12 years ago when Jordan Faye Block was trying to figure out how to help younger people step into an art gallery and feel comfortable starting their collection. Beginning an art collection can be intimidating and sometimes financially daunting. Jordan wanted to make this process more comfortable and fun. This exhibition is geared toward people who are starting their collections or who want to add to them, without purchasing a huge piece. We started including the “Spectaculars” portion of the exhibition 7 years ago8 in order to showcase a range of work. It’s easier to purchase a smaller piece, but very interesting to see small pieces juxtaposed with larger ones. This gives the audience an idea of the scope of our artists’ talents. Small Wonders & Spectaculars is a group show dedicated to bringing the precious and petite, as wells as the grand, within reach of new and seasoned art collectors.
Artists featured :: Kyohei Abe, Christine Bailey, John Bodkin, Paige Carter, Lawrence Cromwell, Liz Donadio, Brittney Elizabeth, Adair Finucane, Adam Jester, Siri Padmani Kaur, Lori Larusso, Karen Lemmert, Kate MacKinnon, Jenee Mateer, Scott Ponemone, Julia Ribeiro, Janna Rice, and Blythe Thea Willams
Our Holiday Gallery hours are Wed. – Fri. 12 - 7pm, Sat. 1 – 5pm & by appointment. M | 443.955.1547
Hancock Solar gallery • Baltimore
HOT HOUSE HYBRIDS | JENEE MATEER
ARTIST TALK | SATURDAY NOVEMBER 10, 2018 2–4PM
Jordan Faye Block is pleased to present, JENEE MATEER | HOT HOUSE HYBRIDS. Join us for an Opening Reception on Thursday, October 18, 7–10pm at the gallery located on the ground floor of the Nelson Kohl Building at 20 E. Lanvale St between Charles & St. Paul. HOT HOUSE HYBRIDS runs through November 30, 2018. Our fall gallery hours are Wednesday thru Friday 2–7pm, Saturday 1–4pm and by appointment.
JENEE MATEER has two exhibitions opening this October: HOT HOUSE HYBRIDS and BREAK BOUNDARY: Places Real and Imagined. The latter will open at Thrive Atelier on October 27 and be on view through November 30, 2018. Break Boundary: Places Real and Imagined is also the title of Jenee Mateer’s first published book of photography, poems & essays. Thrive Atelier is hosting a Launch Party & Book Signing for both the exhibition and the book on October 27, from 7–10pm. Viewing hours at Thrive Atelier are Wednesday & Friday 10am – 2pm and Sunday 1–4pm.
Hancock Solar gallery • Baltimore
LAWRENCE CROMWELL 'It’s A Party Life'
ARTIST TALK & LIBATIONS | FRIDAY SEPT 28, 2018 5 – 7 PM
Jordan Faye Block is pleased to present an exhibition, It's A Party Life new works by Lawrence Cromwell at Hancock Solar Gallery. Join us for an Opening Reception on Saturday September 8, 6–9pm at the gallery located on the ground floor of the Nelson Kohl Building at 20 E. Lanvale St between Charles & St. Paul. Lawrence Cromwell, It's A Party Life runs through Saturday October 13, 2018. There is an Artist Talk on Friday September 28, from 5 to 7pm. The exhibition, It’s a Party Life, is curated by Jordan Faye Block. Our fall gallery hours are Wednesday thru Friday 2–7pm, Saturday 1–4pm and by appointment.
I think of my work as whimsically meditative, sardonic, and self-effacingly perverse. Influenced by a quirky take on science fictionalized evolutionary biology and cellular mutation. These paintings are a departure from drawing which had been my principal way of working. Drawing is the principle form through which I explore ideas whether they are schematic investigations or larger more comprehensive images.
To abstract is to remove the name, to become nameless. To go from knowing into unknowing. It is when an absence of information becomes transformative: when one aspect is lost another aspect is gained. My paintings develop an abstract syntax, a way of communicating that is non-linguistic, sometimes even resistant, to spoken language. When one cannot see something they are left to sense it. The paintings are deeply felt, thoughtful yet impulsive, dynamic yet stable. Subtle associative forms, colors, and gestures allude to disparate aspects of my own personal experience of the world yet often communicate beyond my own understanding of it. – Julia Ribeiro
Hancock Solar gallery • Baltimore
Julia Ribeiro 'I'm sick of meaning, I just want to hold you'
OPENING RECEPTION | THURSDAY JUNE 28, 2018 6 – 9 PM
Hancock Solar Gallery & Thrive Atelier are pleased to present an exhibition, i’m sick of meaning I just want to hold you: new works by Julia Ribeiro. This new body of work of Ms. Ribeiro’s is extensive, and the exhibition is taking place at both the Hancock Solar Gallery at Nelson Kohl and Thrive Atelier in the Cork Factory. There will be an Opening Reception on Thursday June 28, 6–9pm, as well as an Artist Talk on Friday June 29, 2018 from 2–4pm. Both of these events are at the the gallery. The Talk will begin at HSG and then travel to the second venue, Thrive Atelier. This exhibition runs through Saturday July 29, 2018. JULIA RIBEIRO, ‘i’m sick of meaning I just want to hold you’ is curated by Jordan Faye Block.
Thrive Atelier @ the Cork Factory (our space, 5th floor south studio)
Julia Ribeiro, 'I'm sick of meaning, I just want to hold you' (part 2)
ARTIST TALK | FRIDAY JUNE 29, 2018 2 – 4 PM
NOTE: Julia's talk will begin at the Hancock Solar Gallery, weather permitting we'll walk over to see the second half of it here, at Thrive Atelier.
Grey Matter Art Space @ the Cork Factory
Alex Kondner & Jordan Faye Block
Infinite Surrender | Divine Intention
ARTIST TALK & FINISSAGE | SUNDAY JULY 29, 2018 3–7 PM
GREY MATTER ART SPACE is thrilled to present INFINITE SURRENDER | DIVINE INTENTION, a two person exhibition featuring the work of Alex Kondner & Jordan Faye Block. Alex Kondner is Baltimore-based multi-media artist, who's work combines elements of painting and sculpture. His latest series of work, involves mirrored shields and objects that invite the viewer and their individual ego to discover the greater truth and reward which lies beyond the act of surrender. Jordan Faye Block is a Baltimore-based artist & curator, her large-scale works are filled with undulating lines that form a complex web of patterns and dimensions. They are often lyrical in nature, inspired from her practices of daily meditation, kundalini yoga and chanting mantras. She views the act of creation as a form of meditation, letting the mind tune in and flow.
Grey Matter Art Space was founded by David Herman, an artist and resident of the Cork Factory. It is a multi-disciplinary space. Over the years David has curated a number of exhibitions opening his doors not only to artists & the arts community but also to non-for-profits for fundraising events, to musicians for concerts and to wellness practitioners for a variety of classes and workshops. Grey Matter Art Space began in 2000.