What makes an ideal city? RFP opens 1/31
OPENING: Saturday, January 31st, 7pm
**featuring special guest GAMBLE COSMOS**
GALLERY HOURS: M-F, 11-5PM
CLOSING PARTY: Saturday, February 28
A massive drawing installation stretching throughout the entirety of EMP Collective’s 5000 sq. ft downtown space,”RFP” asks ‘What makes a community strong?’ and “What should the future hold for Baltimore?”, and will take as its inspiration the physical cityscape of Baltimore – past, present, and future.
Much like the city itself, “RFP” will evolve daily over the duration of the exhibition at the hands of both artist Amanda Burnham, and visitors to the installation, either through planned interactive elements or through informal, improvisational collaboration and conversation with the artist in residence.
In addition, visitors are welcome to follow and participate in the evolution of the piece during open hours M-F, 11-5pm.
RFP depends on collaboration, and a multitude of voices. Interested in participating, or collaborating to create a workshop or event for your school or community organization? Contact the artist: email@example.com
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Amanda Burnham makes drawings and installations based on her explorations and encounters with the city. Her work has been exhibited widely; selected venues include the Volta Art Fair (Basel, Switzerland), the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, the Toledo Museum of Art, Artisphere, the Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, the Cranbrook Institute of Art, Benrimon Contemporary (NYC), Bridge Gallery (NYC), Christina Ray Gallery (NYC), Dorsch Gallery (Miami), GV/AS Gallery (Brooklyn, NY), and numerous venues in Baltimore and DC. She was the recipient of both a Rubys project grant and a Creative Baltimore grant in 2014, was featured in the Mera Rubell curated exhibition of Baltimore artists for WPA at Marianne Boesky Gallery (NYC) in 2014, has been the recipient of Individual Artist Awards from the Maryland State Arts Council in 2010 and 2013, and was a Sondheim Prize semifinalist in 2012, 2013, and 2014. During 2015-2016, she will be an artist in residence at both the Embassy of Foreign Artists in Geneva, Switzerland, and the Swatch Art Peace Hotel in Shanghai, China. A graduate of Harvard University (BA) and Yale University (MFA), she is currently an Associate Professor at Towson University. Check out Amanda’s work in the December issue of Baltimore Magazine.
RFP has been generously supported by a Rubys artist project grant from the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance, the Mayor, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts