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Undergrad Carlyn Thomas Curates Show at Gallery 788
Senior Thesis Curatorial Project Exhibition in Baltimore
Thursday, May 2nd, 2013 // Opening Reception 7 - 11 PM
Gallery788 | 218 West Saratoga St. | Baltimore, MD 21201

Carlyn Thomas, a Visual Arts major in the Art History & Museum Studies concentration, is curating an art exhibition as part of her senior thesis project. Carlyn has chosen to go the extra mile by installing her exhibition at a gallery in downtown Baltimore. She is the first Art History & Museum Studies student to do so. Out of Mind, the title of Carlyn's curatorial project, features artwork by eight contemporary artists who explore various states of mental distress from depression and self-harm to phobias and bi-polar disorder. Out of Mind, will be on view at Gallery 788, located in downtown Baltimore, MD, from May 2nd - 11th.

According to Carlyn, the artists featured in Out of Mind share a deep-seated desire to bring public awareness to the subject of human neuroses. Examining ways of coping with these ever-present difficulties these artists aim to strike chords of recognition in viewers about what it is to be human. The artists are rebelling against the fact that for too long these neuroses have been repressed and feared because of the archaic stigmas assigned to them. The works in the show make the point that these neuroses and personal instabilities are everyday realities that are within us all.

At the opening reception Carlyn will give a curatorial talk about her thesis and research and will conduct a walkthrough of the show. The talk and walkthrough will begin at 7 PM.

Artists Featured in Out of Mind, - Corinne May Botz, Lauren Castellana, Ellie Dent, Chelsea Harman, Megan Lloyd, Michelle Pugliese, J. Marshall Smith, Audrey Van De Castle.

Gallery788 Hours:
Thursday & Friday 3 - 7 PM
Saturday 12 - 6 PM