Our Exhibitions

We're delighted to share our exhibition spaces – Hancock Solar Gallery & Thrive Atelier.

 
 

CURRENT EXHIBITION

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Hancock Solar Gallery @ Nelson Kohl 

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

 

PAST EXHIBITIONS

Hancock Solar Gallery @ Nelson Kohl 

HOT HOUSE HYBRIDS | JENEE MATEER 

ARTIST TALK  |  SATURDAY NOVEMBER 10, 2018  2–4PM

Hancock Solar Gallery 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.

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Hancock Solar Gallery @ Nelson Kohl 

LAWRENCE CROMWELL  'It’s A Party Life'  

ARTIST TALK & LIBATIONS  |  FRIDAY SEPT 28, 2018  5 – 7 PM

Hancock Solar Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition, It's A Party Life new works by Lawrence Cromwell.  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.

  • Lawrence Cromwell

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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 @ Nelson Kohl 

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 Hancock Solar Gallery.  The Talk will begin at Hancock Solar 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.

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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. 

 

 

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DIVINE INTENTION BY JORDAN FAYE BLOCK, ACRYLIC (FLOOR PAINT) ON PAPER, 109 X 107 X 12 INCHES

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. 

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