Stamp Gallery Presents Mercedes, Hosna Shahramipoor, and Charlotte Richardson-Deppe Distinct Chatter

By Editorial Team on May 2, 2022

Mon, 18 April 2022 - Fri, 20 May 2022

From left to right: Just a Shirt (2021) by Charlotte Richardson-Deppe, bending pitches (2022) by Mercedes, A Portrait of Hosna (2021) by Hosna Shahramipoor

Stamp Gallery at the University of Maryland, College Park, is pleased to present Distinct Chatter, an exhibition featuring three artists in the second year of MFA candidacy in the Department of Art at the University of Maryland, College Park: Mercedes, Hosna Shahramipoor, and Charlotte Richardson-Deppe. In Distinct Chatter, Mercedes, Shahramipoor, and Richardson-Deppe bring attention to absence. Through interactivity, experimentation, sculpture, photography, and sound, they react to the forces of the world. The artists situate instances of silence and being silenced by attending to holes, punctures, lapses, fractures, and imperfections. While each of the artists makes work in reaction to their lived experiences, they hope to move beyond the fixed identities of woman, queer, Latinx, or Middle Eastern. Instead, they work within and outside of what it means to be an artist, with each one searching for qualities that lie at the core of common humanity.


  • Panel conversation with artists
    Thursday, May 5, 7-8 pm
  • Visible Mending Workshop with Charlotte Richardson-Deppe
    Wednesday, May 11, 6:30-8:30 pm, co-hosted by Studio A and Stamp Gallery

Located on the first floor of the Adele H. Stamp Student Union—Center for Campus Life at the University of Maryland, College Park, the Stamp Gallery is dedicated to exhibiting contemporary art, especially the work of emerging and mid-career artists. The Stamp Gallery supports contemporary art that is challenging, academically engaging, and attuned to broad community and social issues. Through meaningful exhibitions and programming, the Gallery offers outside-of-the-classroom experiential learning opportunities. It functions as a laboratory where emerging artists and curators experiment and work through their ideas. The Gallery’s programming aims to emphasize the importance of process to contemporary artistic practice and to provide a forum for dialogue.

FREE and open to the public.

Spring Hours:

  • Mondays–Thursdays: 10 am – 8 pm
  • Fridays: 10 am – 5 pm
  • Saturdays: 11 am – 5 pm
  • Sundays: Closed.

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The Stamp Gallery at the University of Maryland is located at 1220B Adele H. Stamp Student Union, University of Maryland, College Park, MD.