Artists Speak: Tawny Chatmon and Stephen Towns
Thursday, September 29 • 6-7pm
@ the Walters Art Museum
Sign up for us for a sequence of talks showcasing the artists in Activating the Renaissance, an exhibition that seeks to illustrate the connections concerning the Italian Renaissance and Baroque periods and present-day art, each and every offering insights into the other. In this first of three interviews, artists Tawny Chatmon and Stephen Cities are in dialogue with Molly Warnock, historian and critic of the visible arts, and Joaneath Spicer, The James A. Murnaghan Curator of Renaissance and Baroque Artwork at the Walters. The speakers will explore themes in the present and how every artist attracts from the earlier to remark on the existing. This system was formulated in conjunction with Activating the Renaissance, presently on view at the Walters Artwork Museum through February 26.
About the Visitor Speakers:
Tawny Chatmon is a Tokyo-born pictures-primarily based artist residing in Maryland. Her pictures are generally digitally intensified by exaggerating the hairstyles of her subjects (who are frequently her children and other spouse and children members), lending them the eyes of anyone more mature and wiser, elongating their variety, and drawing inspiration from the Byzantine period of time to signify relevance. Thereafter, she ordinarily brings together overlapping electronic collage and illustration. Just after refining and printing, she usually experiments with several art methods by hand-embellishing with acrylic paint, 24-karat gold leaf, and materials this kind of as paper, semi-cherished stones, glass, and other blended media.
Stephen Cities is a Baltimore-centered painter and fiber artist whose perform explores how American history influences contemporary American culture. At first from South Carolina, Cities gained a Bachelor of Good Art in portray from the University of South Carolina. His get the job done has been exhibited at The Smithsonian’s Nationwide Museum of African American History and Tradition, Baltimore Museum of Art, Artwork+ Follow, The David C. Driskell Centre, Jack Shainman’s The Faculty Gallery, and The Walters Artwork Museum. His work is in many public and personal collections and has been showcased in publications these as The New York Periods, American Craft Council Journal, Forbes, Artforum, Cultured Magazine, and The Baltimore Solar.
Molly Warnock is an artwork writer and editor based mostly in Baltimore. The author of Simon Hantaï and the Reserves of Portray (Pennsylvania Point out University Push, 2020) and Penser la Peinture: Simon Hantaï (Gallimard, 2012), she has also posted extensively on factors of present day and contemporary art in journals which include Artforum, Art in The us, Les Cahiers du Musée Nationwide d’Art Moderne, Tate Papers, Journal of Contemporary Portray, and nonsite.org, as well as in numerous US and European exhibition catalogues. In addition, Warnock recently edited the a few inaugural volumes in the selection Transatlantique (ER Publishing), devoted to writings by and about present-day artists a fourth is underway. She holds a PhD in Intellectual Historical past and Background of Art from Johns Hopkins College, and is the receiver of fellowships from the Mellon Foundation, the Terra Foundation for American Artwork, the Centre for Superior Review in the Visual Arts, the American Council for Learned Societies, the Clark Art Institute, and the NOMIS Basis, between other establishments.