Featuring: Mat Karas, Seth Payne, Tom Schmidt, and Kala Stein
This exhibition is the result of an intensive ceramic studio residency - funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and hosted by the Maryland Institute College of Art - where four artists explore historic architectural terracotta and digital fabrication. MICA- historically a Mechanics Institute- is situated in Bolton Hill, a neighborhood in Baltimore that offers hundreds of inspiring examples of American architectural terracotta from the 19th century. MICA is ideally situated on the edge of this neighborhood, allowing artist residents to have firsthand encounters with historical examples. Exploring the intersection of historical architectural terracotta and digital fabrication, these artists seek to innovate in design and motif through new technologies such as 3D scanning, computer aided design (CAD), and computer numerically controlled milling (CNC).