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April 10, 2003|By SUN STAFF

Twists on masculinty

Sometimes perverse, at times disturbing, works by sculptor Brian McCutcheon and painter Matthew McConville convey a twist on masculine beauty. The two artists display their works at Goucher College's Rosenberg Gallery, through April 25.

McCutcheon uses found objects from the man's world, be it a grill, car exhaust or steel girder, and makes them beautiful and symbolic. He blends the "manly" pursuit of maintenance with the "womanly" pursuit of decoration. McCutcheon is on the faculty of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and the Tyler School of Art at Temple University in Elkins Park, Pa.

McConville, too, presents paintings of masculine characters that are contradictory -- both funny and aggressive, sometimes threatening, sometimes not. His naked men prance about ambiguously. Based on photographer Eadweard Muybridge's human locomotion studies, McConville's men often display the violent and competitive nature of men's relationships. McConville is a faculty member at the Maryland Institute College of Art.

The show runs through April 25 at Goucher College's Rosenberg Gallery, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. Call 410-337-6333 or 410-337-6073.

`Process'

Running through April 25 is the exhibit Process, which features works by faculty members of the computer graphics visual communication department at the Catonsville campus of the Community College of Baltimore County.

Watercolors by Janet Tracy Anderson, digital works by Dedree Drees, photography by Hal Rummel and works by other faculty members will be on display.

The show runs through April 25 at the Catonsville campus of the Community College of Baltimore County, 800 S. Rolling Road. Hours are noon-8 p.m. weekdays. Call 410-455-4429.

Four artists

What's your idea of private space? Four artists offer their own multimedia interpretations at the exhibit A Room With a View, on view now through May 10 at Paper-Rock-Scissors.

Bill Miller uses discarded linoleum and vinyl flooring, while Deborah Souders presents mixed media and oil paintings. Joan Bevelaqua displays watercolors, and Michael Eldridge shows oil paintings.

The exhibit runs through May 10 at Paper-Rock-Scissors, 1111 W. 36th St. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Call 410-235-4420.

-- Lori Sears

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