MARYLAND ART PLACE: Maryland Art Places Highlights Emerging Artist, Emma Childs, At Hotel Indigo
Maryland Art Place issued the following announcement on Nov. 26.
Maryland Art Place (MAP) is pleased to present its last exhibition of the year at Hotel Indigo by introducing new works by Baltimore based emerging artist, Emma Childs. As an abstract painter, Emma is known for re-interpreting the boundaries of the traditional canvas. Six of Child’s paintings will be hung in Hotel Indigo’s library and Poets Modern Cocktails and Eats. The exhibition will be on view November 5, 2018 – January 5, 2019 and is free and open to the public. There will be an opening reception on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 from 6 – 8pm. Hotel Indigo is located at 24 West Franklin Street in the Mount Vernon neighborhood of Baltimore City.
“In my current body of work, I use my personal experiences with unique relationships to evaluate and explore human connections, interactions and emotion, as well as how we exist within spaces through painting,” states Childs. She creates geometric wooden structures as the basis for her paintings, choosing simple, amorphous shapes and bold colors in her work. Her goal is to create paintings that spark an emotional response by the viewer.
“Transforming experiences and emotions into a language of simplified form, color, edge, and paint applications has allowed me to simplify what is actually complicated interconnected metaphors about relationships and the world we build around us,” states Childs.
Emma Childs was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, where she lives and works today. She recently graduated from MICA with a bachelor’s degree in general fine arts. Throughout her time at MICA, she was featured in multiple on-campus exhibitions. Childs has been featured in several group exhibitions in the Washington DC/Baltimore area as well as New Orleans, Louisiana.
Hotel Indigo, Baltimore Downtown is a boutique hotel located in Baltimore, MD. MAP has been working closely with the hotel since it opened, selecting and installing the hotel’s permanent artwork collection including works by Jared Ragland, Gary Kachadourian and Christos Palios. Hotel Indigo and MAP share the same vision of supporting working artists in the region, and both look forward to their continued partnership and the rotation of quarterly exhibitions. For more information, visit www.baltimoreindigohotel.com.
Maryland Art Place (MAP) inspires, supports, and encourages artistic expression through innovative programming, exhibitions, and educational opportunities while recognizing the powerful impact art can have on our community. MAP creates a dynamic environment for artists of our time to engage the public by nurturing and promoting new ideas. MAP has served as a critical resource for contemporary art in the Mid-Atlantic since 1981.
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Source: Maryland Art Place