I just found out that Per Kirkeby did the graphics for Breaking the Waves, one of my favorite (and most screwed up LVT-style) films! I guess I better go see this Nordic dude’s paintings and such before they disappear this Sunday.

Last day to see Per Kirkeby, Paintings and Sculpture at The Phillips Collection is this Sunday, January 6th.

Look what I found! I hardly ever get to Baltimore, but when I do, I always put a stop at Nudashank Gallery at the top of my list. These photos are from the David Ostrowski and Jack Henry show earlier this year.

Besides showcasing some of the most original local and non-local talent around, Alex Ebstein and Seth Adelsberger who run Nudashank, are super rad. The photos above were taken during an extended visit with them during which we talked about a number of things, not just the show, but their own work. It felt like such a luxury, to spend an afternoon with just the two of them, talking about ideas and execution, etc.

I’m bummed I missed the Black Foliage show, but hope to visit again soon!

NUDASHANK, 405 W. Franklin Street, 3rd Floor, Baltimore, MD. Open by appointment.

Bastille Day Picks: More Art Than You Can Shake a Baguette At!

Liberty - Take to the air with Winging It at Heiner Contemporary, an artist-led talk by Margaret Hancock exploring birds in art. July 14th,  4-5pm, 1675 Wisconsin Ave., NW.

Equality - Explore the “micro violence” of nature and transition through the work of Olivia Rodriguez at Immortal Decay, the latest show from Curator’s Office. This installation features 3-D works that replicate and transcend their original occurrences in nature. And it’s already generating some art world buzz. July 14th, 6:30-8pm at 1515 14th St., NW, 2nd Floor.

Fraternity - Oh the hope of youth…following the Corcoran’s NEXT, Hamiltonian’s Fellows Converge and Conner Contemporary’s Academy 2012, comes Natural Fallacy, a group show curated by Aether Art Projects and the 229 Collective featuring the work of local student/recently graduated talent including Dan Gray, Eames Armstrong, and Gabriel Mellan. The kids are gettin’ it done. Opening reception July 14th 6-9pm, 87 Florida Avenue, NW.