University of Maryland
A Student Curated Show
June 5-July 24, 2014
Opening Reception: THURSDAY, June 5th 5PM-8PM
Our world is made up of intricacies that we cannot possibly comprehend at first glance. Within every form exists a series of smaller, more complex forms. These forms may be tangible -- such as beads or a drop of water, or something more abstract -- such as a memory or experience. An overarching visual is achieved, which brings significance by the merging of these forms. The work in this exhibition explores the minutia that expands outwards as part of a larger picture. Magnified’s goal is to challenge the viewer to constantly fluctuate between close examination and holistic perception.
Magnified is an undergraduate student collaboration to curate a three-artist show. The student curators researched Baltimore artists and chose participants based on their interest and a common theme. The works of artists Chip Irvine, Michael Sylvan Robinson, and Al Zaruba were selected for their interesting use of alternate mediums, their concentration on detail, and uniting theme. Magnified invites viewers to be transported to parallel universes through sculpture, paintings in relief, and photography. Curated by Carmen Dodl, Geena Gao, and Martine Gaetan.
Above image: Al Zaruba, from the Star Tents Series