Sunday, November 4, 2012

GRESHAM'S GHOST & NUDASHANK: GRAN PRIX opens Friday, November 16th, 2012



  • Alisa Baremboym
  • Colin Benjamin
  • Lucas Blalock
  • John Bohl
  • Ethan Breckenridge
  • Dustin Carlson
  • Alex da Corte
  • Daniel Conrad
  • Caitlin Cunningham
  • Benjamin Degen
  • Lisa Dillin
  • Ara Dymond
  • Shaun Flynn
  • Skye Gilkerson
  • Lesser Gonzalez
  • Jesse Greenberg
  • Max Guy
  • Dina Kelberman
  • Justin Kelly
  • Christopher Lavoie
  • Hermonie Only
  • Erik Parker
  • Nick Peelor
  • Armacost/Planck
  • Will Pierce
  • D'metrius Rice
  • Steven Riddle
  • Nick Vyssotsky
  • Colin van Winkle
  • Gresham's Ghost, in collaboration with Nudashank, is pleased to announce its eighth exhibition, Gran Prix. Gran Prix is the first Gresham's Ghost exhibit outside of New York, expanding the scope and geography of its curatorial discussion. The exhibition brings together twenty-eight artists from Baltimore and New York to highlight the growing conversation occurring between the two cities. As Baltimore's rapidly growing artistic community continues to develop, its impact and connections with artists working in more established enclaves has become both inevitable and vital.
    Collectively, the artists in Gran Prix share the proclivity to seize the endless information surrounding them and process it without any pre-established hierarchies. More specifically, they frequently bypass the calcified barrier between nature and culture and navigate the dissolving membrane between real and virtual space. These artists fold these previously compartmental spaces into one another to create a landscape that might be a more accurate synthesis of contemporary reality.
    Baltimore's contemporary art scene has always been active and in flux. The city's transient nature - New York being the goal for many- has kept it under the radar, where its progress has developed in small waves. The past few years have seen a sudden surge of artist-run galleries, and a more permanent structure for artists to engage with and cultivate their practice. The financial realities of the recession have brought artists to the equalizing conversational platform of the internet, creating work that relinquishes a fetish for the past and pushes forward, addressing the problems of contemporary life. These new rhythms are being heard not just in Baltimore but in several cities across the world, and so it is with pleasure that we now begin to extend these burgeoning virtual dialogues into parallel concrete interactions.

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