FIELDS OF VISION by IN (PARENTHESES)

Friday, December 2, 2011- January 27, 2012

Urbanite@Case[werks] Gallery
1501 Saint Paul Street Suite 116
Baltimore, MD 21202, 1501 Saint Paul Street suite 116

Fields of Vision celebrates the emergence of IN (PARENTHESES), an artist-organized collective dedicated to expanding the exposure and discourse of contemporary photography and imaging media in Baltimore.

For Fields of Vision, the collective’s inaugural exhibition, members of IN (PARENTHESES) associated themselves with distinct yet malleable genres in photography, then selected artists to participate based on individual interpretations of the boundaries of categorization; these genres included performance in photography, landscape, alternative processes, photojournalism, fashion, and portraiture. The collective members also challenged themselves to include their own works representative of their tasked genre.

Founders:
J.M. Giordano
Jill Fannon
Sean Schiedt
Dean Alexander
Josh Sisk
Marian Glebes

Participating artists:

Milana Braslavsky
Mark Alice Durant
Aiden Simon
Laurie Snyder
John Wood
Regina DeLuise
Julie Denesha
Monica Lopassay
Rita Minissi
Matt Roth
Edward J. Winter
James Luckett

This exhibition included a panel talk organized by Marian April Glebes with the collective on the evening of 27 JANUARY 2011. Panelists included Connie Imboden, Dean Alexander, and Mark Alice Durant. Panel moderated by Kristen Hileman.

IN (PARENTHESES) MANIFESTO:

IN (PARENTHESES) are artists working with and for artists.

IN (PARENTHESES) perceives a void in the current local cultural landscape that must be filled by encouraging the discourse and exhibiting of contemporary photographic and imaging media producers.

A community will be engaged, via IN (PARENTHESES), in meaningful dialogue surrounding the themes and issues of contemporary work, creating a photographic forum exploring what the image has the potential to be, as an object, as an idea, and as a tool for communication.

IN (PARENTHESES) maintains that created images and their contexts require exposure and discussion with the public and peers: locally, nationally, and internationally.

Because photography today reflects a significant cultural zeitgeist, IN (PARENTHESES) values diverse programming and exhibition opportunities for community participants and artists, in an effort to expand on inherent contemporary motifs across multiple photographic traditions.

IN (PARENTHESES) values the eyes and minds of the public audience.

IN (PARENTHESES) will establish a continuing venue dedicated to contemporary photography and imaging media.

We are:
J.M. Giordano
Jill Fannon
Sean Scheidt
Josh Sisk
Marian Glebes
Dean Alexander

-------------------Urbanite @ Case[werks] is a collaboration between Urbanite Baltimore and Case[werks] in the Station North Arts & Entertainment District. The collaboration is generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation.