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1220B Adele H. Stamp Student Union
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742


301-314-8492
stampgallery@umd.edu

Current Exhibition

I'm Fine

June 5–July 28, 2017

Opening Reception: Wednesday, June 7, 6–8 pm

 

Fueled by an interest in the notion of art as a means of catharsis, I’m Fine presents artworks that investigate narratives of personality, process, and release. Whether art-making amplifies emotions or mitigates them, all creative endeavors echo one step in the process of self-exploration. The works in the exhibition examine and respond to the following questions: How does the practice of making art participate in (or disrupt) the process of personal development? Can art adequately translate the variable ways conceptions of “self” operate? How does creativity alleviate or intensify emotion? In what ways does art comment on—and participate in—mental health and self-care? To what extent is art a mouthpiece for the mind in flux or an independent and evolving entity?

The exhibition includes painting, sculpture, photography, and video, and features work by Emma Brand (Skidmore College ’17), Rachael Carruthers (UMCP ’17), Brandon Chambers (UMCP ’17), Dana Hollister (UMCP ’17), Tam-anh Nguyen (UMCP ’17), Nicole Osborne (MFA, GWU ‘18), and Susannah Ward (Catholic University ’17).

Curated by Stamp Gallery docents Tasiana Paolisso (B.S. Architecture 2018) Sarah Schurman (B.A. English 2017)

PRESS RELEASE for I'm Fine

GALLERY BROCHURE for I'm Fine


 

Special Events

Stamp Gallery Summer Hours

During the summer, the Stamp Gallery will be open Mondays through Fridays, 11am-6pm. The Gallery is closed on Saturdays and Sundays.

About

Located on the first floor of the Adele H. Stamp Student Union—Center for Campus Life at the University of Maryland, College Park, The Stamp Gallery is dedicated to exhibiting contemporary art, especially the work of emerging and mid-career artists. The Gallery supports contemporary art that is challenging, academically engaging, and attuned to broad community and social issues. Through meaningful exhibitions and programming, the Gallery offers outside-of-the-classroom experiential learning opportunities. It functions as a laboratory where emerging artists and curators experiment and work through their ideas. The Gallery’s programming aims to emphasize the importance of process to contemporary artistic practice and to provide a forum for dialogue.

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