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Collages by Luana Kaufmann in Student Center Gallery

Opening Reception to Take Place March 3

February 15, 2013
Contact: University Relations
Phone: 410.837.5739

Works by collagist Luana Kaufmann will be on exhibit in the University of Baltimore's Student Center Gallery beginning Monday, Feb. 25 and continuing until May 20. Kaufmann, a Baltimore-based artist who runs a gallery in historic Fells Point in the city, uses found images and a meticulous printing process to create these intricate, ethereal works. The gallery, located on the fifth floor of the Student Center, 21 W. Mt. Royal Ave., is free and open to the public. Details on the show and its opening reception are below.

Kaufmann grew up in the Washington, D.C. area and graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in 1979. After a stint in Manhattan, she settled in Baltimore in 1983. Her fascination with the possibilities of fusing found imagery began in 1992 and has continued to thrive ever since. She compiles these images, then reworks them until they are ready for a printing process that produces giclées. The incorporation of the print medium creates the ultimate cohesion of once-disparate parts, and renders them to be fine, archival works.

Kaufmann, who spent several years in the worlds of dance and live theater, credits that experience with informing her work in collage.

An opening reception for Kaufmann's exhibition will take place on Sunday, March 3, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Hilda and Michael Bogomolny Room, adjacent to the gallery.

The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, call 410.837.6022 or send an email to scd@ubalt.edu.

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