Hey! I Curated an Exhibition! ‘In the Palm of Your Hand’

'In the Palm of Your Hand' - Lisk Feng

Many, many months ago, I was approached by Carly of EMP Col­lec­tive to curate a show in their multi-purpose art space. Located in down­town Bal­ti­more, EMP is used for gallery shows, live per­for­mances, writ­ing work­shops, film screen­ings, and more. The space is also HUGE. It’s in one of the old build­ings down­town and has beau­ti­ful archi­tec­ture and a raw, indus­trial look to it. Here’s part of the space to give you an idea:

EMP Gallery space

As you can see, the square footage is daunt­ing. I’d attended other exhi­bi­tions there, and most cura­tors chose to try and fill most of the space with work. I decided I’d do the oppo­site. Instead of find­ing big work to hang, how about tiny pieces that I’d arrange?

That’s how In the Palm of Your Hand was born. EMP and I worked to build a small room (about 6FT by 8FT) inside of their gar­gan­tuan space. Then, I made it like a room in someone’s home; I included a din­ing table and chairs, a shelf, a lamp, and a few other knick­knacks besides the work.

Seven artists and illus­tra­tors were kind enough to lend me their work for the exhi­bi­tion: Leah GorenGre­gory EuclideAmy Santo­fer­raroPUTPUTLisk FengKarin Hagen, and Hiné Mizushima. And, I must say, that pic­tures don’t do them jus­tice. The work is intri­cate, beau­ti­fully crafted, and at times, pre­cious too.

The open­ing for the show was Jan­u­ary 10, but In the Palm of Your Hand will be up for a few more weeks. I’ll be at EMP for gallery hours from 12 — 4 on Feb­ru­ary 15! The fol­low­ing are some of the images from the show, but I took a lot more. Check out the whole set on my Flickr.

'In the Palm of Your Hand'

'In the Palm of Your Hand'

'In the Palm of Your Hand'

'In the Palm of Your Hand'

'In the Palm of Your Hand'

'In the Palm of Your Hand' - Amy Santoferraro (front) and Karin Hagen

'In the Palm of Your Hand' - PUTPUT (left) and Karin Hagen

'In the Palm of Your Hand' - Amy Santoferraro

'In the Palm of Your Hand'

'In the Palm of Your Hand' - Hiné Mizushima

'In the Palm of Your Hand' - Hine Mizushima & Leah Goren

'In the Palm of Your Hand' - Leah Goren

'In the Palm of Your Hand' - Leah Goren (far left), PUTPUT (middle), and Karin Hagen

'In the Palm of Your Hand'

'In the Palm of Your Hand' - PUTPUT

'In the Palm of Your Hand' - Gregory Euclide

'In the Palm of Your Hand' Gregory Euclide

'In the Palm of Your Hand' - Gregory Euclide

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