Filed under: Art World, DC | Tags: Alex Lucas, Baltimore, Benjamin Edmiston, DC, Maria Walker, Matthew Craven, Matthew Smith, Nick Van Woert, NUDASHANK, Stacy Fisher, Tracy Thomason
TOP: Tracy Thomason (left) and Stacy Fisher (right), BOTTOM: Maria Walker. Installation views, The Shape Of Things To Come at NUDASHANK, Baltimore.
NUDASHANK’s progressive bent can make most local commercial galleries seem downright uncouth. Arguably the crown jewel of Baltimore’s thriving DIY artist-run spaces, NUDASHANK routinely showcases emerging artists that are on a firm upward trajectory, like Nick Van Woert, Matthew Craven, Alex Lukas, and Benjamin Edmiston (included in the current MFA Annual edition of New American Paintings).
Currently on view in NUDASHANK’s expansive downtown space are the works of Brooklyn-based artists Stacy Fisher, Tracy Thomason, and Maria Walker, all of whom work at the intersection of sculpture and painting to varying degrees. Co-curated by gallery founders and co-directors Alex Ebstein and Seth Adelsberger (editions #45, #57, #75), The Shape Of Things To Come, a title with fateful connotations borrowed from a novel by H.G. Wells, is as airy as it is grounded in familiar materials and forms. —Matthew Smith, DC contributor