School 33 Art Center


Artist Talk: Zoe Charlton

04/28/2018 - 04/28/2018

Artist Talk: Zoe Charlton
Saturday, April 28, 2018

Join us on Saturday, April 28 at 2pm for an Artist Talk with Zoe Charlton! Zoe Charlton's work is currently on view as part of her solo exhibition, The Domestic, in our Main Gallery.

Black domesticity takes on layered meanings in "The Domestic", Zoë Charlton’s first solo exhibition in Baltimore. Charlton presents a series of works on paper inspired by reoccurring imagery in her drawings: suburban houses, African masks, and southern landscapes. Domesticity-a deep familiarity with and attachment to where one lives—holds different social value depending on the body’s relationship with a place and how one belongs in it. From the privacy of a household to the publicness of national history, the domestic is interior, gendered, comforting, invisible, controlled, and integral to keeping the status quo. 

Zoë Charlton creates drawings that explore the ironies of contemporary social and cultural stereotypes. She received her MFA degree from the University of Texas at Austin Her work has been included in national and international exhibitions including the Harvey B. Gantt Center, Charlotte, NC, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR; Studio Museum of Harlem NYC, NY; Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, TX; the Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland and Haas & Fischer Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland. She is a recipient of a Pollock-Krasner grant and Rubys grant. Charlton resides in Baltimore, MD, and is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Art at American University in Washington, DC.