On View: April 12 – May 15, 2021
Artist Talk featuring second year MFAs
Thursday, April 22, 2020, at 6:00PM
Register at stamp.umd.edu/AmidstArtistTalks
This spring the Stamp Gallery at the University of Maryland, College Park, presents Amidst, featuring three artists in the second year of MFA candidacy in the Department of Art at the University of Maryland, College Park: Martin Gonzalez, Elizabeth Katt, and Alyssa Imes.
In the artists’ own words:
Our show came from a discussion of where and when we currently are. We are in the middle of our graduate school experience. We are in the middle of a global pandemic which has changed everything in the past year. So, we decided on the word, Amidst. We are Amidst all the peaks and valleys that come with pushing ourselves in creative directions. We are Amidst the pandemic with all of its uncertainty, challenges, and changes. We are Amidst our angst. We are Amidst our perseverance. We are Amidst and that can be an uncomfortable place to be.
This exhibition will include an artist talk on April 22, 2021. There will also be an in-gallery art-based activity series for visitors to further explore topics around the “new normal”. Visit the Stamp Gallery’s website and social media for a up-to-date schedule of events at thestamp.umd.edu/gallery
ABOUT THE 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.
The Stamp Gallery’s physical space will open on Monday, April 12, with an occupancy max of 10 visitors at a time. If you would like a virtual tour of the gallery for your large group, we encourage you to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can also provide in-person tours for small groups.
Spring 2021 hours:
- Mondays–Thursdays: 10 am – 7 pm
- Fridays: 10 am – 5 pm
- Saturdays: 11 am – 5 pm
- Sundays: Closed
Additionally, the gallery will be reservation-only for the first hour of every day. You or your group can reserve a time to view the exhibition in 30 minute slots. Sign up at stamp.umd.edu/galleryreservation. Please note that reservations are not needed to visit the gallery during other hours- visitors are welcome to walk in.
The Stamp Gallery at the University of Maryland is located at 1220B Adele H. Stamp Student Union, University of Maryland, College Park, MD.