Hasan Elahi: Datamine
May 19 - June 25, 2016
To mark the representation of Hasan Elahi, C. Grimaldis Gallery is pleased to present our first solo exhibition of his work, "Hasan Elahi: Datamine", on view from May 19th through June 25th, 2016. A catalog with an essay written by art historian Robert S. Mattison will be published to accompany the exhibition.
This year, Elahi was awarded the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship for his work investigating contemporary issues of surveillance, citizenship, privacy, and technology. His interdisciplinary photo-based works are based on his premise that "the best way to protect privacy is to give it away". After the harrowing experience of being detained at an airport in 2002 due to an erroneous tip, Elahi was questioned and investigated by the FBI for months. Instead of resisting, he decided to go beyond his FBI agent's expectations by amassing and publicly releasing tens of thousands of images and data that track his daily movements and activities.
Guggenheim Fellowships are awarded annually to selected mid-career artists, historians, and scientists who have shown exceptional ability and promise. Prior recognition for Elahi's work include Creative Capital Foundation (2006) and Art Matters Foundation (2011) grants, and exhibitions at notable institutions such as the Venice Biennale, the Centre Georges Pompidou, and the Hermitage. He has also spoken to audiences at the Tate Modern, TED Global, the World Economic Forum, and countless others. He is currently Associate Professor of Art at University of Maryland.
Please join us on Saturday, June 11 for an artist talk and brief Q&A with Hasan Elahi. This event is free and open to the public. Click here to RSVP, or call (410) 539 1080.View Exhibition
Carol Miller Frost
November 19, 2014 - January 10, 2015Exploring the luminosity, ambiguity, and relativity of space, Carol Frost’s “Shifting Light” is a body of abstract paintings that explore the physical presence of light. Painting in a reductive manner by limiting her palette to monochromatic color schemes, Frost plays with ideas of optical illusion and spatial ambiguity with layers of hard-edged and dissolving planes of color. At first glance, there is a disarming simplicity to the work, however further investigation reveals a complex pictorial space that can be disorienting, as well as provocative in its negotiation between simultaneous expressionism and reductivism, emotion and intellect. Frost has exhibited extensively throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and at a national level at institutions such as the McClean Project for the Arts (McClean, VA), the Delaware Art Museum (Wilmington, DE), and the Kennedy Museum of Art (Athens, OH). Her work belongs in numerous public and corporate collections including the Baltimore Museum of Art (Baltimore, MD), the Musée Cheateau de Rochefort (Rochefort-en-Terre, France), and the Univeristy of Richmond Museum (Richmond, VA). View Exhibition