"Out Of This World" Opening Reception
The Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower presents a new exhibit: “Out Of This World: A Pop Culture and Natural History Print Remix” by Chris Mona in the First Floor and Mezzanine Galleries. The exhibit is on view Saturdays from February 25 through July 1, 2017 from 11am to 4pm. A free opening reception will take place Friday, February 24, 2017 from 5:30 to 7:30pm where guests have the opportunity to view the exhibition, meet the artist and enjoy light refreshments. The Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower is managed by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts and is located at 21 S. Eutaw Street.
Each lithograph, screen print, or intaglio print in Out Of This World depicts a powerful woman--often a comedienne or an actress--moving amongst an inhospitable landscape. Chris Mona’s prints are equal parts thoughtful research and feral disregard. He investigates the elasticity of time, as figures marked by their era--Colonial Virginia to Powerhouse 1980’s--are transported to settings in other trajectories of time and space--deep-time Earth to sulfuric Venus. In one print, swinging 60s model Peggy Moffitt dances in a billowing couture dress on a comet nucleus recently visited by a European space probe; in another, actress Miranda Hart lounges in a Devonian Era landscape populated by earth’s first land plants.