Katzenstein exhibit focuses on feminine feelings, forms

GALLERIES

April 05, 1991

The phone number for the Dundalk Community College ar gallery was incorrect in Maryland Live last Friday. The correct number is 285-9884.

The Sun regrets the errors.

KATZENSTEIN GALLERY

729 E. Pratt St. "Bronze and Stone: Sculpture by Nannette Clapman Blinchikoff and Jill A. Lion"

The feminine, in form and experience, is the theme that holds together this exhibit (through April). Ms. Blinchikoff ("Bronze") is fascinated with the concaves and convexes of the female form -- specifically, the female torso. For Ms. Lion ("Stone," or rather, soapstone and alabaster) the focus is less on form than on using sculpture to examine women's complex feelings about the feminine form. Breast cancer and current medical procedures are two topics she examines in her work. A reception for the artists will be held today from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the gallery. Call 727-0748.

FOR THE RECORD - CORRECTION

Well-known for its emphasis on "great books of the Western world," the college is broadening its horizons in this exhibit (through May 5) with the works of a master printmaker from the Land of the Rising Sun. Kuniyoshi (1797-1861) doesn't sound like a "great books" kind of guy, however. Take his subject matter. Though his work does include the traditional depictions of delicate women and stylized scenes from Kabuki theater, they also include such horrifying scenes as a deformed woman being murdered by her husband with a sickle while a passerby looks on. Nineteenth century Japanese tattoo parlors drew their inspiration from some of his subjects. Call 263-2371, Ext. 450.

CITY HALL

COURTYARD GALLERIES100 N. Holliday St. "Learning To See Again"

Amateur artists rethinking ways of seeing, and being taught new approaches for processing the visual world, are themes in this city-sponsored exhibit (through May 2). The greenhorns whose works are displayed here, though, have all been practicing their own particular way of seeing for a long time: They're senior citizens from the Waxter Center's Creative Skills Program. According to teacher reports, they are patient, tolerant pupils, sometimes overcoming severe physical handicaps to create their art. The exhibit consists of about 60 pieces -- drawings, paintings, ceramics, and fiber works. Call 396-4721.

DUNDALK COMMUNITY COLLEGE

7200 Sollers Point Road. "Views of Dundalk."

This exhibit (through May 5) features paintings and photographs by two non-natives who now call the neighborhood home. For painter Jack Hampson, a transplanted Englishman, it is the land and landmarks, such as the McCrory's at 61 Shipping Place, or the nearby L-Furnace at the Bethlehem Steel plant -- that provide inspiration for his paintings. For photographer Bill Roth, raised on Lake Erie, it is a fascination with water that informs his black and white photographs. Call 522-5884.

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