UNFOLD | Opening Reception
Friday, February 10 • 6-8pm | Ongoing through April 1
@ UMD Stamp Gallery
Bringing collectively the varied tactics of four DMV-location artists, UNFOLD engages with the significance and possibilities of garments over and above their sensible and decorative functions. The operates of Hoesy Corona, Elliot Doughtie, HH Hiaasen, and Mojdeh Rezaeipour immediate interest towards clothing’s power to expose, conceal, assimilate, distinguish, ease and comfort, alienate, defend, and rework. When “unfolded,” clothing can be comprehended to mediate connections amongst community and non-public, human and non-human, self and other—in result complicating these binaries. Through sculpture, textiles, drawing, blended media, and far more, UNFOLD positions clothes as a dynamic website of turning out to be, capable of organizing identities and environment them in motion.
Hoesy Corona is a Queer Latinx artist operating in set up, general performance, and sculpture. His Local weather Ponchos check out the elaborate interactions between people and the setting by concentrating on the modifying weather and its influence on habitation and migration designs. Corona has exhibited widely in galleries, museums, and public spaces in the United States and internationally, which includes Eric Dean Gallery at Wabash College (Crawfordsville, IN), The Walters Art Museum (Baltimore, MD), and The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Backyard garden (Washington, DC). He is currently a resident artist at the Artistic Alliance in Baltimore, MD and a Winston Tabb Special Collections Investigate Centre Community Humanities Fellow at the Johns Hopkins University’s Sheridan Libraries.
Elliot Doughtie is a Baltimore-primarily based artist initially from Dallas, TX. His drawings, sculptures, and installations interact in a wish to sort shut associations among objects and the human body in proximity to intimate or vulnerable predicaments. Doughtie received his BA from Tulane University and MFA from the Maryland Institute School of Art. His do the job has been exhibited throughout North America like L’OEil de Poisson (Quebec City, Quebec), Basketshop Galley (Cincinnati, OH), LangerOverDickie (Chicago, IL), Fjord Gallery (Philadelphia, PA), and the Nasher Sculpture Center (Dallas, TX). He has been awarded a Maryland Condition Arts Council Person Artist Award and is a Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant recipient.
HH Hiaasen is a non-binary, Richmond-based mostly artist whose apply spans textiles, functionality, writing, sculpture, and installation. Their work is activated by the exposure of the queer system in general public house and its underlying needs, labors, and grief, ventilated by a resilient, queer sense of humor. Hiaasen has executed and exhibited at venues which include Freie Universität Berlin (Germany), Yale School of Art (New Haven, CT), The Poetry Challenge (New York, NY), and the Leslie Lohman Museum of Art (New York, NY). Their very first art guide, posted by Press Press in 2019, was collected by the Whitney Museum of Contemporary Art Archives. Hiaasen obtained a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Artwork and an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth College.
Mojdeh Rezaeipour is an Iranian-born interdisciplinary artist based mostly in Washington, DC who operates principally in blended media, set up, and movie. Her recent analysis and imaginative projects are excavations of material memory at the intersection of her have story and a collective diasporic story. She is a graduate of College of California Berkeley, in which she analyzed architecture, and of Alt*Div, an option divinity college centering therapeutic justice and art as spiritual follow. Rezaeipour has exhibited nationally and internationally in a vast variety of venues from Diy task spaces in Berlin to museums these types of as The Phillips Collection (Washington, DC). She is at the moment a Studio Fellow with the Henry Luce III Center for Artwork and Faith at Wesley Theological Seminary.This exhibition is supported in section by the Maryland State Arts Council (msac.org).