BmoreArt’s Picks: January 3-9 – BmoreArt

BmoreArt’s Picks: January 3-9 – BmoreArt

First Friday: Artist Discuss with Micah E. Wood and Christopher J. Chester
Friday, January 6 • 5pm
@ Creative Alliance

Join artists Micah E. Wooden and Christopher J. Chester in conversation with curator Pleasure Davis as they talk about their do the job, friendship, and coming of age in the Baltimore songs scene. Christopher hopes his posters will make pleasure around a show and bring in new and acquainted audiences. Micah strives to photograph musicians how they want to be found and on their conditions. Alongside one another, their do the job prioritizes musicians in the foreground.

Artist Bios

Christopher Chester (born February 7, 1990) is a Black graphic designer indigenous to and centered in Baltimore Metropolis. A MICA alumnus (2016), Christopher studied graphic design and proceeds to be interested in its influence and use in new music, specially in neighborhood underground spaces where by one’s identity is additional experimental. Standard printmaking and poster layout have motivated Christopher’s work around time, taking components of texture, simplicity, collage, and image manipulation to develop his visible compositions. The silkscreen method of halftone, which uses one-shade dots and spacing to generate imagery, is a reliable component in his do the job. He at the moment teaches in just the graphic design and style department at MICA and will work at The Atlantic as a Senior Products Designer.

Micah E. Wood’s portrait photography flows with the vibrancy of the Baltimore audio scene. Exploding with colour, the work builds a perception of belonging and intimacy to the matter that can only be obtained by a extensive comprehending of the specialness and perception of location in Baltimore. His portrait operate from 2012-2016 culminated in his e book Options, in which Micah turns his gaze adoringly on his favorite artists. About the previous 8 decades, Micah has ongoing to doc men and women of the microcosmic Baltimore tunes scene, like emerging artists these kinds of as Snail Mail, to underground write-up punk bands, to electropop legend Dan Deacon. Micah disarms topics, and curates intimate moments with the artists he pictures, and you can see that in his function. His tactic to employing light-weight as a 3-dimensional or sculptural form on the human is a playful function that hyperlinks equally his portrait and landscape operate.