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All The Instagrams I Should’ve Taken at Fields Fest

by Michael Anthony Farley on August 24, 2016
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Last weekend, hundreds of artists, musicians, and weirdos decamped from Baltimore and turned a nudist campground into a temporary utopia. It was so utopian, it didn’t even occur to me to use social media. Thankfully, many others did.

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We Went to Artscape: Weird Futures on Saratoga Street

by Paddy Johnson and Michael Anthony Farley on July 21, 2016
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Do you believe the children are the future? What about their future pasts? At Maryland Art Place we checked in on Young Blood, a survey of recent area MFA grads, including DIY Star Trek and paintings corrupted like future JPEGs. Upstairs at Terrault Contemporary, Kaita Niwa time travels with the magic of CGI and a creepy child avatar.

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We Went To Baltimore Part 2: Too Many Semi-Finalists in the Sondheim Semi-Finalist Exhibition

by Paddy Johnson and Michael Anthony Farley on July 21, 2015
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MICA
1300 W. Mount Royal Ave.
Baltimore, MD
Sondheim Semi-Finalist Exhibition
What’s on view: 54 Semi-finalists for the Sondheim Prize held inside several MICA Galleries. Lots of sculpture, lots of photographs, and a few paintings that made the short list for the Sondheim Prize, an annual open call juried exhibition for baltimore-area artists. (This includes artists living in cities like Washington.) There’s no theme, and no attempt to forge one. All the galleries were crammed with work.

Michael Anthony Farley: Really, I think everyone has the same complaint every year: there is just too much stuff! No matter what strategies are employed, the show just always feels overhung and uneven.

Paddy Johnson: Honestly, I think you’re being overly-generous to this show. It was terrible.

Find out why after the jump.

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Artscape Baltimore Gallery/Survival Guide: Events

by Michael Anthony Farley on July 15, 2015
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If you’re planning to visit Baltimore for the Artscape festival this weekend, this guide helps navigate the back-to-back art openings. If you’re not planning on coming, you should.

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MATTE: Jaimie Warren, “Can your four-year-old dance on stage with a drag queen?”

by Matthew Leifheit on November 11, 2013
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Jaimie Warren is an interdisciplinary artist with a snort-out-loud sense of humor. She started making self-portraits in 1998 as a way to entertain herself in Kansas City, Missouri, where she’s lived for the past fifteen years.

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AFC’s Guide to (e)merge: A Fair with a Local Focus

by Paddy Johnson Whitney Kimball and Gabriela Vainsencher on October 2, 2013
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Not being a part of the Federal Government, the (e)merge art fair’s schedule to open its third edition in Washington, DC tomorrow will remain unchanged. This is a positive occurrence for the Washington community, and at least according AFC’s Paddy Johnson, who visited the fair in 2011 and 2012, despite a few caveats, it’s worth a visit.

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Give Me Back My Reblog Archives: Bringing An End To The Perpetual Rediscovery of Net Art

by Paddy Johnson on February 24, 2011
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A professional trend within university I don’t like: Professors who are given the responsibility of handling New Media departments simply because they have the most advanced Photoshop or Illustrator skills. This isn’t good for anyone. For one, it’s an unnecessary burden on teachers who don’t have the background to teach such courses. Like any other course, simply reading a book on the subject isn’t going to bring one up to date. For another, many arts and technology sites don’t make accessing online resources easy.

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