Gallery Openings and Events

AIR at Stamp Gallery Presesnts VOLUME by Maya Freelon Asante

Photo courtesy of Stamp Gallery.

Photo courtesy of Stamp Gallery.

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Opening Reception: Thursday, February 6 from 5pm to 8pm 
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Exhibit on view February 6 to March 7, 2014.
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VOLUME is an interactive exhibition created by artist in residence, Maya Freelon Asante. During her collaboration with The Stamp Gallery, Asante will transform the gallery space into a colorful explosion of kinetic tissue paper art. The site-specific installation invites visitors to join in on the creation of the artwork. Everyone who enters the gallery is welcome to add to the tissue quilt, which will grow over the course of 5-weeks. The community working together will resonate inside and outside of the gallery space, as the tissue paper swells into the atrium inviting more to come and partake in the process of living art.
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A closing reception and performance will be held on Thursday, March 6 from 5pm to 8pm.
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AIR at Stamp Gallery is a new annual initiative, where the gallery invites local artists to create interactive installations for the duration of six weeks. Maya Freelon Asante is our first participating resident artist.
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Maya Freelon Asante is an award‐winning artist who creates unique water-stained colored tissue paper sculptures that resemble quilts, geological forms, and visualizations of human experience. Asante was praised by the International Review of African American Art as a “vibrant, beating assemblage of color.” She was selected by Modern Luxury Magazine as Best of the City 2013 and by the Huffington Post’s “Black Artists: 30 Contemporary Art Makers Under 40 You Should Know.” Maya has exhibited her work nationally and internationally including Paris, Ghana, and US Embassies in Madadagascar, Italy, Jamaica, and Swaziland.  For a glimpse of Asante’s work, check out this video documenting a past project with the Corcoran:  http://vimeo.com/45939223.
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Gallery Hours:
  • Mondays-Thursdays: 10am-8pm
  •  Fridays: 10am-6pm
  • Saturdays: 11am-5pm
The Stamp Gallery is located on the first floor of the Adele H. Stamp Student Union-Center for Campus Life, at the University of Maryland, College Park. The gallery is free and open to the public. For more information about the exhibition and the program log on to http://www.thestamp.umd.edu/gallery or contact the gallery at 301-314-8492 or [email protected].
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The Stamp Gallery is dedicated to the exhibition of contemporary art with an emphasis on the work of emerging and mid-career artists. The gallery supports contemporary art that is challenging and/or academically engaging and that addresses broad community and social issues. The gallery space can be used as a laboratory for emerging artists and curators to experiment and work through their ideas, emphasizing the importance of the process to contemporary artistic practice. The gallery serves the public by providing exhibitions of social responsibility and artistic substance, as well as by offering an educational forum in which dialogue between artist and viewer and art and community is encouraged.
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