Baltimore, MD - C. Grimaldis Gallery opens “Within/Without”, a group exhibition of photography-based works by ten artists from Baltimore, New York, and Europe: Wouter Deruytter, Frank Dituri, Alfredo Jaar, Isaac Julien, Dimitra Lazaridou, Ben Marcin, Neil Meyerhoff, Marja Pirilä, Bernd Radtke, and John Ruppert. Within/Without explores inside and outside spaces, how they intersect and divide, and the role of the camera in transcending those borders through varied perspectives of the selected photographers from around the world. Among the works on view are Dutch photographer Wouter Deruytter’s photographs of the interior of the Egyptian Sphinx, the first ever taken, which confront visitors immediately upon entering the gallery. Deruytter is known for using the camera to permeate closed worlds and societies: American cowboys, New York drag queens, and Arab oil magnates. Nearby, Finnish photographer Marja Pirilä’s luminous images of the camera obscura phenomenon blend interior and exterior spaces. Baltimore-based artist John Ruppert’s photographs stretch from floor to ceiling and utilize the camera as a drawing tool to bend perspective of expansive spaces.
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 22, 6-8p.m.
Within/Without explores inside and outside spaces, how they intersect and divide, and the role of the camera in transcending those borders through the varied perspectives of ten photographers from around the world.
A talk with artists from Within/Without will be held at the gallery on Saturday, November 14, at 3 p.m., moderated by art historian Virginia Adams, Ph.D. A catalogue with an essay by Dr. Adams will accompany this exhibition.
"John Ruppert's large-scale, elongated prints are comically otherworldly; ... Ruppert's prints feel like a less-serious take on the limits of "truth" in photography." The Baltimore Sun