BPB Projects, Ceramics, Sculpture

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

See more here. 

2 Comments

  • Reply ezingre January 27, 2014 at 10:42 am

    Ahh this is so cool! Congratulations Sara!!

    • Reply Sara Barnes January 27, 2014 at 10:52 am

      Thanks Erin!

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