Monday, March 30, 2009

Ramsay Antonio-Barnes, "Undercurrent" CLOSING RECEPTION APRIL 10, 5-7 PM

Please join us for a reception in honor of Ramsay Antonio-Barnes' minstallation "Undercurrent," now on view at the Creative Alliance. Ramsay will discuss his piece at the reception with Joseph Young of Baltimore Interview.

Standing at the heart of Antonio-Barnes’ timely minstallation is the Nike-Hercules nuclear missile, designed at the height of the Cold War to intercept incoming Soviet missiles, and based on a grim calculation that widespread nuclear fallout was preferable to a direct hit.
"The piece is about the undercurrents of violence and the possibility of violence in our normal day to day lives. Whether a threat from across the globe or petty crime in the alley behind my house, a mental attitude of self-defense and naivety that nothing will ever happen are always battling."
Ramsay Antonio-Barnes currently lives in Baltimore, Maryland after receiving his MFA from the Hoffberger School of Painting, Maryland Institute College of Art and continues his studio practice. His work has been exhibited internationally and nationally throughout the United States.

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