Chris Evans' "Empyrean"
U.S.-based Australian artist
mammoth psychedelic fever dream "Empyrean" opens at the
--the space curated by erstwhile
contributor Jason Hughes--tonight from 6-10 p.m., and it is not to be missed. The five-channel digital projection is a collage of internet imagery stitched into a looped ribbon of post-millennial tensions,
as viewed by Bosch, and projected on a wall to be as large as a grandiose altarpiece. Also included are a few wall-based LCD monitor pieces spotlighting Evans' appropriation of digital imagery.
Open Studio Tour 2008, kicking off 5-8 p.m. Oct. 17 and running noon-5 p.m. Oct. 18 and 19. The Open Studio Tour extends throughout the city, so visit School 33's web site to download a full list of participating studios and artists, including
, Project Plase Artists (1814 Maryland Ave.), the Cork factory (1601 Guilford Ave.),
Martha Dougherty, the H&H Building (405 W. Franklin St.), the Current Gallery, the Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower, UMBC Raleigh Building (1100 Wicomico St.), Lania D'Agostino, Jonathan Maxwell, Mary Bickford, Maria Cavacos, Jennifer Hubbard, the Broom Factory (3500 Boston St.), the Creative Alliance, ,a href="http://www.magnoliadesignsllc.com">Magnolia Designs, Jeff Martin, Mark Supik, Allison Fomich and Brett Lojzim, Sofia Silva, the Hampden/Woodberry/Clipper Mill studios (3500 Parkdale Ave., 2010 Clipper Mill Road, 2121 Druid Hill Park Drive, 3600 Clipper Mill Road, 2980 Falls Road), and many more--more than 50 participating artists in total.
Bailout, work by 50 local artists all priced $500 and under, opens Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Metro Gallery. Bedazzled: 5,000 Years of Jewelry opens at the Walters Art Museum Oct. 19. And Eugene Leake: Works on Paper opens at the C. Grimaldis Gallery Oct. 22, with a 5:30-7:30 p.m. opening reception.