Works by UMBC artists Eric Dyer and Timothy Nohe will be featured on the BGE Art Walk, open nightly from 7 pm to 11 pm, with extended hours until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. Click here for a map of the BGE Art Walk.
The recent expansion of the Panama Canal promises an increased connection between China and the East Coast’s most suited port city for megacargo ships–Baltimore. Shabamanetica takes the form of two 7’-diameter circular sculptures that present complex, multi-plane, motion-collages of three very different places that will become more connected through international commerce: Shanghai, Panama and Baltimore. The sculptures are brought to animated life when spun by the public. Eight radiating handles aid spinning and evoke the shape of a ship’s wheel, while strobes provide synchronous light.
Artist and filmmaker Eric Dyer brings animation into the physical world with his sequential sculptures and installations. His work has been widely exhibited at events and venues such as the Smithsonian National Gallery of Art, Ars Electronica, the London International Animation Festival, the screens of Times Square, and the Cairo and Venice Biennales. He has been honored as a Fulbright Fellow, Sundance New Frontier Artist, Creative Capital Artist, Guggenheim Fellow, and in 2015 was awarded the Mary Sawyers Baker Prize. Dyer’s fervent exploration of expression through motion has placed his work in books such as Re-imagining Animation: the Changing Face of the Moving Image, Animation: A World History, and A New History of Animation. He is an associate professor of visual arts and animation at UMBC and is represented by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York.
Electron Drawing-Visual Music encourages audiences of all ages to become active creators of live technological art and beautiful, mathematically derived music and drawings. This interactive artwork is rooted in expressive drawing, fascinating mathematical discoveries of the 19th century, and the “switched-on” synthesizer music of the 1960s. Audiences directly shape the video-projected electronic drawings and music through a joystick and button arcade controllers.
Timothy Nohe is an artist, composer and educator engaging traditional and electronic media in civic life and public places. His work has been focused upon sustainability and place, and musical and video works for dance and live performance. Nohe has exhibited and performed his work in a range of national and international venues: ISEA: Paris and the Baltic Sea; Ars Electronica, Linz; the Danish Institute of Electro-Acoustic Music, Århus; Museu da Imagem e do Som, São Paulo; the Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow; the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; the Oxfringe Festival, Oxford; Fed Square, Melbourne; the Baltimore Museum of Art; the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; The National Aquarium, Baltimore; Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia; and the Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York. He was an Australian–American Fulbright Commission Senior Scholar, and is a professor of visual arts at UMBC.