All Things Round: Galaxies, Eyeballs & Karma
Oct. 7, 2011 – Sep. 2, 2012
Zanvyl A. Krieger Main Building
2011. Acrylic on canvas. Collection of the Artist.
2005. Mixed Media. Collection of the Artist.
1974-2008. Toothpicks and video. Collection of the Artist.
1998. Oil on canvas. Courtesy of Grey Carter-Objects of Art.
1990’s. Styrofoam cups. Private Collection.
About the Exhibition
"ALL THINGS ROUND: Galaxies, Eyeballs & Karma" was a call to awareness of the circular and voluptuous nature of life, infused throughout all existence. Be it the micro-atomic spin of electrons encircling a nucleus, to the macro orbit of planets rounding our central sun, ALL THINGS ROUND took visitors on a tour from our own round beginnings as ova - those microscopic eggs from which we, frogs, elephants, rabbits, giraffes, etc, etc, emerge - to the circles within circles of our eyeballs that stand viewing the art. AVAM’s central, circular, grand stairway was punctuated by extraordinary crop circle photos. Galleries were filled with mandalas made by Tibetan monks, Carl Jung, and Adolph Wolfli. Works in bottle caps, curves, spirals, orbs, cells, and bubbles, depicting the full-bodied beauty that playfully manifests as circular dance throughout art, science, and the great far beyond were on view. Pi Day - March 14th (3.14) was celebrated by a visitor pie making contest.
our generous sponsors
M&T Bank • Whiting-Turner
GOLD: Corfu Foundation • LasikPlus • Max's Taphouse • Elisabeth Roche • Urban Chic • Frank and Jan Warren
Brown Advisory • Thomas McCabe • Jim and Patty Rouse Charitable Foundation • Just Folk with Marcy Carsey and Susan Baerwald • Kiwanis Club of Baltimore City • Venable, LLP
Joan Develin Coley and Lee Rice • Arnold and Alison Richman • Peter Snell • Two Boots Pizza
Many Thanks to our Exhibition Supporters: Maryellyn Lynott • Mary Ellen Vehlow