College of Notre Dame hosts Artscape off-site exhibit

“In Place,” an exhibit of photographic work that interprets, alters and responds to place, will be shown in Gormley Gallery at College of Notre Dame of Maryland July 11-July 31. The exhibit is part of Artscape’s visual arts programming; opening reception will take place July 11 from 4-6 p.m.

“In Place” will feature the work of Jennifer Dorsey, Jennie Fleming, Leslie Furlong, Sofia Silva and Edward Winter. The exhibit is curated by Geoff Delanoy, director of Gormley Gallery.

Dorsey’s color photographs explore the interior architecture of ordinary, contemporary spaces. Her most recent project focuses on the high school as a place where contemporary life intersects with multiple histories and traditions.

The photographic collages and installations of Fleming depict fleeting moments caught for examination, which are then sliced, shuffled, repeated and reordered. Her work scrutinizes unseen or neglected facets of a location — its mood, level of intimacy, the intricacy of pattern and texture, and the effect of light and time on a place. She has exhibited at School 33 Art Center and Arlington Arts Center.

Using photography to document ephemeral site-specific sculptures, Furlong’s “Survey Series” re-contextualizes some of the tools that we use to alter our landscape. The result is imagery that can be seen as incongruous and playful. She has exhibited nationally at the Corcoran Museum of Art, Bradbury Gallery, and locally at C. Grimaldis Gallery, Maryland Art Place, Contemporary Museum and the Sondheim Artscape Prize: 2009 Finalists Exhibition at the Baltimore Museum of Art.

The panoramic photographs of Silva survey the places of the suburban American landscape on the premise that much can be learned about our culture by examining the environments that we have created and tolerate. Her work has been exhibited in both Argentina and the United States in solo and group exhibitions, including C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland Art Place and Anthropic Deserts at VVVgallery, Buenos Aires.

The photographs in Winter’s series, “The Living Box,” depict domestic spaces with an uncanny placement of everyday objects. Moments of light and manifestations of the outdoors complicate the viewers’ relationship to his subject matter. Winter has exhibited at Goucher College and Maryland Institute College of Art, Curator’s Office in D.C. and is a recipient of a Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award.

The “In Place” exhibit has been partially funded by the Maryland State Arts Council, Mayor Sheila Dixon and the Baltimore Office of Promotion and The Arts.

Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Free admission. For more information, call (410) 532-5582.  

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