michelleigomez

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Nov 14 '12

Good Light @ Current Space

(Good Light poster designed and printed by Salvatore Farina

Friday, November 16th, 2012, 7-10pm
Lecture 7-8pm

Exhibition Reception with Slideshow 8-10pm
Suggest $5 donation please!

Current Space
421 N. Howard St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
www.currentspace.com
darkroom@currentspace.com

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One of my prints will be featured in this great fundraising exhibition put together by curator, Ginevra Shay! Current Space in Baltimore, MD is trying to raise $ for their new darkroom and photo programs/classes/lectures. I am so excited to see an emerging platform in Baltimore to help photographers. Now all we need is a gallery space dedicated to contemporary photography, right?! Please join and enjoy the show!

Press Release:

"Current Space is excited to announce plans to build a black and white community darkroom and will be having a one night only slide show and exhibition of Baltimore photographers titled, “Good Light” on November 16th, 2012. The exhibition intends to raise awareness for the darkroom and launch a kickstarter to raise the remaining funds needed for build out. In 2013 Current will start a photography programming initiative that will include classes, workshops, lectures and a critique group.

Alex Heilner, the Associate Dean for Design and Media at MICA and winner of this year’s Baker Artist Award will start off the evening by giving a forty-minute lecture about his photography. Prior to MICA he was the Director of Photography at JCC in Brooklyn, NY, which included overseeing a black and white darkroom.

Current Space is an artist-run gallery, studio, and a headquarters for cultural production. Current Space is committed to showcasing, developing, and broadening the reach of artists locally and internationally.”


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Oct 20 '12

"Call Collect 2012" @ Hamiltonian Gallery

Call Collect 

Closing reception: Friday, November 9th, 7-9pm

On View: October 20-November 9, 2012

1353 U Street NW Suite 101

Washington, DC 20009

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Michelle Gomez, Dear Michelle,You may need this. (Conversations with my therapist)2011-2012, Digital C-Print, 5.5” x 8”

I am proud to be a part of a group exhibition called “Call Collect” at one of my favorite galleries in DC: Hamiltonian Gallery! I donated the print you see above to help them raise funds. If you are in the area, please stop by! Check out the exhibition catalog here. A huge thank you to artist and Hamiltonian Fello, Milana Braslavsky for nominating me to be a part of this wonderful exhibition. What an honor!

Press Release:

"Hamiltonian is proud to present Call Collect, a three week long exhibition featuring original works of art by 100 emerging and established contemporary artists from the greater DC metro area. For Call Collect, Hamiltonian asked its growing network of fellows, mentor-artists, and friends to nominate their artist peers to participate in the exhibition and a special collector’s night . Call Collect is a unique opportunity for Hamiltonian to highlight artistic talent outside of its fellowship program and honor the careers of other artists from DC’s vibrant contemporary art scene.

Call Collect will run from October 20th through November 9th with a closing reception on Friday, November 9th from 7-9pm. On October 18th, Hamiltonian Artists hosted a special benefit during which 100 guests had the opportunity to preview the exhibit and choose one of the works of art in Call Collect for their private collection.

Participating artists include current members and alumni of the Hamiltonian Fellowship program, the WPA’s Artist Directory, 52 O Street Studios, Flux Studios, Red Dirt Studios, the DCCAH Art Bank, Mid City Artists, MICA and Corcoran alumni as well as established artists represented by CONNERSMITH., G Fine Art, Hemphill Fine Arts, Addison/Ripley Fine Arts and Project 4 Gallery.

Contact Gallery Director Amanda Jirón-Murphy with all press inquiries and image requests: amanda@hamiltoniangallery.com

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Jun 7 '12
I will be a participating artist in “BLOWOUT” A DC performance Art Festival. I am doing a new performance called “I am attracted to someone else.” inspired by my latest photo series, "Conversations with my therapist". Come check it out on Saturday, June 16th at the Hillyer Art Space between 1-8pm.

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BLOWOUT! DC Performance Art FestivalHillyer Art Space, 9 Hillyer Ct NW, Washington, DC 20001Saturday, June 16, 1-8pmWashington, DC- It’s getting hot out, and with summer comes festivals.  In celebration of the first year of the performance art series Soapbox, Hillyer Art Space is excited to present BLOWOUT! On June 16, 2012, 1-8pm, please join us for a day-long festival of performance art, bringing back past Soapbox artists as well as new performers, featuring more than fifteen performances throughout the day.  The participating artists were asked to consider summer itself as a departure point in the pieces they perform at the festival.  Performances will include Kristina Bilonick and DC Cheer!, Eleanor Barba, Carolyn Becker, Patricia Brace, Bradley Chriss, Chanan Delivuk, Michelle Gomez, Ginny Huo, Emma Jaster, Carolina Mayorga, René Medrano, Kunj Patel, Paul Shortt, Vincent Valerio, Jonathan Wille, Samantha Wilson, Kool Raunch Collective, and Swedish/Danish performance artist Annika B. Lewis.  Full schedule to be announced.  
Soapbox is a monthly performance art series at Hillyer Art Space which seeks to increase exposure to this underrepresented form in DC.  In its first year of programming, we’ve seen ten fantastic Soapbox events, and a tremendous outpouring of support from a successful Kickstarter campaign to fund Soapbox.  Through the funds we raised, we have been able to continue Soapbox as a donation-only event, as aspect of the series which is critically important to our mission to provide accessibility to performance art in DC.  Admission to BLOWOUT! will likewise be donation only, $10 suggested.  
The final line-up and complete schedule will be available online on the facebook event page, and on http://www.artsandartists.org/hillyer/events-soapbox.html. For more information about participating artists, please visit dcperformanceart.tumblr.com, and follow @eamesarmstrong on twitter for updates.
Hillyer Art Space is located at 9 Hillyer Ct NW, Washington, DC 20008, behind the Phillips Collection, near the Dupont Circle Metro Station
RSVP ON FACEBOOK!

I will be a participating artist in “BLOWOUT” A DC performance Art Festival. I am doing a new performance called “I am attracted to someone else.” inspired by my latest photo series, "Conversations with my therapist". Come check it out on Saturday, June 16th at the Hillyer Art Space between 1-8pm.

dcperformanceart:


BLOWOUT! DC Performance Art Festival
Hillyer Art Space, 9 Hillyer Ct NW, Washington, DC 20001
Saturday, June 16, 1-8pm

Washington, DC- It’s getting hot out, and with summer comes festivals.  In celebration of the first year of the performance art series Soapbox, Hillyer Art Space is excited to present BLOWOUT! On June 16, 2012, 1-8pm, please join us for a day-long festival of performance art, bringing back past Soapbox artists as well as new performers, featuring more than fifteen performances throughout the day.  The participating artists were asked to consider summer itself as a departure point in the pieces they perform at the festival.  Performances will include Kristina Bilonick and DC Cheer!, Eleanor Barba, Carolyn Becker, Patricia Brace, Bradley Chriss, Chanan Delivuk, Michelle Gomez, Ginny Huo, Emma Jaster, Carolina Mayorga, René Medrano, Kunj Patel, Paul Shortt, Vincent Valerio, Jonathan Wille, Samantha Wilson, Kool Raunch Collective, and Swedish/Danish performance artist Annika B. Lewis.  Full schedule to be announced.  

Soapbox is a monthly performance art series at Hillyer Art Space which seeks to increase exposure to this underrepresented form in DC.  In its first year of programming, we’ve seen ten fantastic Soapbox events, and a tremendous outpouring of support from a successful Kickstarter campaign to fund Soapbox.  Through the funds we raised, we have been able to continue Soapbox as a donation-only event, as aspect of the series which is critically important to our mission to provide accessibility to performance art in DC.  Admission to BLOWOUT! will likewise be donation only, $10 suggested.  

The final line-up and complete schedule will be available online on the facebook event page, and on http://www.artsandartists.org/hillyer/events-soapbox.html. For more information about participating artists, please visit dcperformanceart.tumblr.com, and follow @eamesarmstrong on twitter for updates.



Hillyer Art Space is located at 9 Hillyer Ct NW, Washington, DC 20008, behind the Phillips Collection, near the Dupont Circle Metro Station

RSVP ON FACEBOOK!

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May 7 '12

Conversations with my therapist | Michelle Gomez | 2012 Commencement Exhibition

Please join me in celebrating my 2012 Commencement Exhibition at the following receptions:

ArtWalk Reception: Thursday, May 10 5-9pm 
Campus wide Reception: Sunday, May 13 1:30-5pm
ON VIEW May 10-14, 2012

PINKARD GALLERY
Maryland Institute College of Art Bunting Center
1401 West Mount Royal Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21217

HOURS:
Friday 11am-8pm, Saturday-Monday 11am-5pm

I am so excited to share my latest photographic series called, Conversations with my therapist. These digital photographs document my experiences about loss, transformation and changes within my psychological states. For those of you who are not in the Baltimore area, check out the sneak peek for my new work on my website. More work coming soon!  RSVP on Facebook.

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Mar 27 '12

Review/Interview for “Everyone In The Family Feels It” by Abdu Ali Eaton

Check out the latest review for my solo exhibition, written by Baltimore fashion enthusiast, art lover and blogger, Abdu Ali Eaton! Check out his website at www.eatonthis.com! Thanks for the rave review, Abdu.

A big thank you to everyone who has supported me during this exhibition, your enthusiasm, support and love means the world to me. Until the next show…COMMENCEMENT Exhibition at the Maryland Institute College of Art featuring new photographs. Watch out for that mid-May. It’ll be exciting…

(Install shot)

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Mar 26 '12

If you have not checked out my exhibition, “Everyone In The Family Feels It”, please stop by the Gateway Gallery at The Maryland Institute College of Art before this Friday, March 30! I hope you all enjoyed it. Feel free to send me your questions or comments by e-mailing michelle@michelleigomez.com.

Thanks for your support!

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Mar 6 '12

My first solo exhibition opens Friday, March 9th

Dear friends, family and colleagues,

I am so excited to share my new digital photographs with you in my first solo exhibition. I hope to see you at the opening this Friday, March 9, 2012, 5-7 pm in the Gateway Gallery at the Maryland Institute College of Art. For those of you who are not in the area, please visit my website to see the series, Everyone In The Family Feels It. RSVP on Facebook here.

Statement Excerpt
Anthropologist Walter Goldschmidt states, “That with war, as with all matters cultural, the society shapes natural human capacities and potentialities to its accepted purposes, reinforcing some and suppressing others…by systematically rewarding and punishing, by indoctrinating youth, creating role models to be emulated, and honoring those who perform well.” Everyone in the Family Feels It is a series of photographs that explore the missing father figure within the military lifestyle of my sister‘s family. The father’s absence affects the whole family.



Everyone in the Family Feels It 

Reception: Friday, March 9, 5-7pm

On View: March 5-30, 2012

Gateway Gallery One

1601 W Mount Royal Ave

Baltimore, MD 21217

Image Caption: Michelle Gomez, Untitled, Digital C Print, 20” x 24”, 2011

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Nov 9 '11

The First Supper had an amazing turnout last Friday night in DC! The Hillyer Art Space doubled their record amount of visitors that night. It was such a pleasure being a part of the DC art scene for the first time. Artists David Mordini and Min Enghauser were also showing at the HIllyer that Friday.

The Washington Post Going Out Guide mentioned our show! Check it out here.

Remember, if you missed the opening-we have two additional performances.

Saturday, November 12 6-9pm 

Thursday, November 17 6-9pm

Saturday, November 19 12-4pm (No performance but a chance to meet the artists)

Hillyer Art Space is located at 9 Hillyer Court NW Washington DC 20008

Video clips coming soon! Wanna see more photos? Check out my Facebook album.

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Oct 24 '11
A collaboration between Michelle Gomez and Jonathan Wille, The First Supper is both an installation and three performances that deals with cultural and identity issues by looking at the idea of a non-traditional family.  During the performances, viewers witness the artists enacting dysfunction at a family dinner, exploring the notion of roles and performance particular to each family member. The father figure, transformed into a character through generalized stereotypes acts as the main character of the narrative.  As three hour performances, viewers are invited to come and go as they please, offering an alternative to a more common audience-performer dynamic. Like a theater set, between performances the vibrant and chaotic dining room installation echoes of the absence of the performers, emphasizing the physical presence of the viewer and their own performative roles as they enter the space. Support for The First Supper is provided in part by the Flo McGarrell Collaborative Projects Fund at the Maryland Institute College of Art.
Also on view at the Hillyer Art Space are two solo exhibitions by David Mordini and Min Enghauser. 
Hope to see you there next Friday night!

A collaboration between Michelle Gomez and Jonathan Wille, The First Supper is both an installation and three performances that deals with cultural and identity issues by looking at the idea of a non-traditional family.  During the performances, viewers witness the artists enacting dysfunction at a family dinner, exploring the notion of roles and performance particular to each family member. The father figure, transformed into a character through generalized stereotypes acts as the main character of the narrative.  As three hour performances, viewers are invited to come and go as they please, offering an alternative to a more common audience-performer dynamic. Like a theater set, between performances the vibrant and chaotic dining room installation echoes of the absence of the performers, emphasizing the physical presence of the viewer and their own performative roles as they enter the space. Support for The First Supper is provided in part by the Flo McGarrell Collaborative Projects Fund at the Maryland Institute College of Art.

Also on view at the Hillyer Art Space are two solo exhibitions by David Mordini and Min Enghauser. 

Hope to see you there next Friday night!

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Oct 20 '11

Upcoming Solo show March 2012 

Everyone in the Family Feels It

Digital Photograph, 2011

A solo exhibition by Michelle Gomez

March 5-March 30, 2012

Gateway Gallery, MICA

I’m so excited to announce my first solo exhibition! For this show, I will be exhibiting my photographs and screen prints. Everyone in the Family Feels It, is an interdisciplinary solo show that explores the psychology of family dynamics, gender roles, family tragedy and particularly the missing father figure. I’ve realized that this new work is the core to everything I’ve always been interested in… I’ll keep you all posted!

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Aug 27 '11

Check out the latest review for “Young Blood: So Fresh” at Flagler Arts Space from the Miami New Times!

Thanks to Carlos Suarez de Jesus-Miami’s awesome art writer for reviewing Young Blood’s fourth annual show, curated by Danae Tarragona. For more info about Young Blood please visit our website at www.youngbloodnwsa.wordpress.com. Show is up until Sept, 3, email flaglerartsspace@gmail.com to make an appointment!

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Aug 13 '11

Flagler Arts Space said it well!

http://flaglerartsspace.com/2011/08/11/youngblood-so-fresh/ Read their blog post for more info!

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Jul 22 '11

Review for “Exposed” by Doreen Bolger on ArtFull Life

A HUGE thanks to the wonderful Doreen Bolger; Director of the Baltimore Museum of Art for being so supportive and writing this amazing review. Click the image to read it!

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Jul 18 '11

Eatonthis.com review of “Exposed”

Baltimore art, music and fashion enthusiast Abdu wrote this wonderful review for the exhibition I recently curated, “Exposed”. Check it out at the Creative Alliance on the second floor-on view July 14-30. 

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Apr 30 '11
I can’t believe this exhibition is coming up next week. Elle Perez and I have worked so long on it! Hope to see you there! 
For Immediate Release: April 22, 2011
Double Consciousness
Ten International and American Artists Exploring Issues of Cultural Identity
Thursday, May 5th, 2011 through Saturday, June 18th, 2011 Opening Reception: Thursday, May 5th, 2011 from 6pm to 8pm
(Laurel, MD) C Street Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of it’s fourth exhibition, Double Consciousness, opening on Thursday, May 5th, 2011. The exhibition explores issues of cultural identity, featuring works by emerging artists Roman Arevalo, Melis Bürsin, Morel Doucet, Adam Golfer, Pao Houa Her, Paolo Morales, Mario Mutis, Ruth Pettus, Nora America Pinell-Hernandez, and Manjari Sharma. The exhibition was co-curated by Michelle Gomez and Elle Perez.
The artists presented in Double Consciousness use a wide variety of mediums including photography, painting, sculpture and video in order to investigate their personal experiences of transnational identity, cultural assimilation, and ideas of “home.” Each of the artists is influenced by their own personal history; these range from recently immigrating to the United States to being a second generation American. Through direct or suggested use of the human figure in relation to various environments, narratives of vulnerability and strength emerge. While the work often speaks of isolation or alienation, there are underlying themes of connection. The resulting artworks are explorations of the self, inspired by past family history and present experiences.
The exhibition will be on view to the public from May 5 through June 18, 2011. The opening reception will be from 6 pm-8 pm. Public programming for the exhibit will include community workshops for children as well as a panel discussion with the artists and curators. Information about these events will be available on the C Street Gallery Website.

About C Street Gallery
Since it first opened in September, 2010, the new C Street gallery has given the community of Laurel a place for art, music, conversations and workshops. The gallery was founded by Abbie Chessler, who is also a founding partner and director for Quatrefoil; an exhibition design company.

Michelle Gomez
Michelle Gomez was born in Miami, FL. She studied Curatorial Studies and Gender Studies at the Maryland Institute College of Art. She currently resides in Baltimore, MD as an independent curator and has exhibited her artwork in Miami and Baltimore. Her recent projects include curating an upcoming exhibition for the Creative Alliance in Baltimore and the annual Young Blood exhibition in Miami, Fl.

Elle Perez
Is a photographer originally from the Bronx, NY. She holds a degree in Photography from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Her work has been shown in NY and Baltimore. Her most recent project was an exhibition titled, Select Gender in the Farmani Gallery in NY.

Double Consciousness is proudly sponsored in part by the Maryland Institute College of Art’s Office of Diversity.
To visit the gallery after the opening and for further information, please contact Abbie Chessler at abbie@cstreetgallery.com.
C Street Gallery | 19 C Street Laurel, MD, 20707 | www.cstreetgallery.com

I can’t believe this exhibition is coming up next week. Elle Perez and I have worked so long on it! Hope to see you there! 

For Immediate Release: April 22, 2011

Double Consciousness

Ten International and American Artists Exploring Issues of Cultural Identity

Thursday, May 5th, 2011 through Saturday, June 18th, 2011 Opening Reception: Thursday, May 5th, 2011 from 6pm to 8pm

(Laurel, MD) C Street Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of it’s fourth exhibition, Double Consciousness, opening on Thursday, May 5th, 2011. The exhibition explores issues of cultural identity, featuring works by emerging artists Roman Arevalo, Melis Bürsin, Morel Doucet, Adam Golfer, Pao Houa Her, Paolo Morales, Mario Mutis, Ruth Pettus, Nora America Pinell-Hernandez, and Manjari Sharma. The exhibition was co-curated by Michelle Gomez and Elle Perez.

The artists presented in Double Consciousness use a wide variety of mediums including photography, painting, sculpture and video in order to investigate their personal experiences of transnational identity, cultural assimilation, and ideas of “home.” Each of the artists is influenced by their own personal history; these range from recently immigrating to the United States to being a second generation American. Through direct or suggested use of the human figure in relation to various environments, narratives of vulnerability and strength emerge. While the work often speaks of isolation or alienation, there are underlying themes of connection. The resulting artworks are explorations of the self, inspired by past family history and present experiences.

The exhibition will be on view to the public from May 5 through June 18, 2011. The opening reception will be from 6 pm-8 pm. Public programming for the exhibit will include community workshops for children as well as a panel discussion with the artists and curators. Information about these events will be available on the C Street Gallery Website.

About C Street Gallery

Since it first opened in September, 2010, the new C Street gallery has given the community of Laurel a place for art, music, conversations and workshops. The gallery was founded by Abbie Chessler, who is also a founding partner and director for Quatrefoil; an exhibition design company.

Michelle Gomez

Michelle Gomez was born in Miami, FL. She studied Curatorial Studies and Gender Studies at the Maryland Institute College of Art. She currently resides in Baltimore, MD as an independent curator and has exhibited her artwork in Miami and Baltimore. Her recent projects include curating an upcoming exhibition for the Creative Alliance in Baltimore and the annual Young Blood exhibition in Miami, Fl.

Elle Perez

Is a photographer originally from the Bronx, NY. She holds a degree in Photography from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Her work has been shown in NY and Baltimore. Her most recent project was an exhibition titled, Select Gender in the Farmani Gallery in NY.

Double Consciousness is proudly sponsored in part by the Maryland Institute College of Art’s Office of Diversity.

To visit the gallery after the opening and for further information, please contact Abbie Chessler at abbie@cstreetgallery.com.

C Street Gallery | 19 C Street Laurel, MD, 20707 | www.cstreetgallery.com

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