Baltimore City Paper

Windup Space Hosts Reception for Michael Owens' New Exhibition

The first time you saw it, you probably did a double take. Maybe you were driving down West 36th Street in Hampden or passing through Highlandtown via Eastern Ave—either way, that big mural caught your eye, four hands spelling out "Love." Baltimore artist

came up with the idea a few years ago, hoping to connect people and communities across Baltimore City. Now, he switches gears, joining six other artists in bringing


It Takes Two, Baby

to the Windup Space. The exhibition, which employs collaboration through various mediums including photography, graffiti, hip-hop, and architecture, has been up at the Windup Space since March 1. Portraits by


meet layering by Owen; Owen turns Morgan State architectural student Samir Taylor's thesis into a 4-foot-by-8-foot painting. These and many more joint projects between Owen and Mario Sam,


, and MC

produce surprisingly inventive results. The Windup Space hosts a free

for the exhibition Friday March 23 from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., with a performance by Keness at 10 p.m. The exhibition runs through April 30.