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Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) an d Zeuxis still life painters association present The Common Object \, an exhibition of more than 60 paintings incorporating the everyday objec t of a dishtowel\, Thursday\, Dec. 1\, 2011–Sunday\, March 11\, 201 2 in the Fox Building’s Meyerhoff Gallery\, 1303 W. Mount Royal Ave. The paintings in the exhibition\, in the words of Ameri can author John Updike\, “give the mundane its beautiful due.” A reception will take place Friday\, Dec. 2\, 5–7 p.m.

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This tr aveling exhibition features paintings by 37 Zeuxis artists and guests\, inc luding former MICA students Richard Baker and Anth ony Martino ’76 (general fine arts)\, as well as faculty member Mark Karnes and prior faculty members Stanley Friedm an and Sharon Yates. Additionally\, a group of MI CA students will display paintings around the theme.

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The title The Common Object suggests both the subject matter is an ordinary dish towel and that the same towel is common to each painting. “As a tool and as a visual element\, the dishtowel is versatile and absorbent\, a bland ingr edient that can be molded to many uses\,” Imogen Sara Smith writes in the 3 6-page\, full-color exhibition catalog. “Wet or dry\, smooth or wrinkled\, clean or stained\, it symbolizes the blank canvas\, the eternal challenge t o make something out of nothing.”

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The dishtowel might be treated as an inanimate object—for its drapery folds\, its pattern or use as a backdr op—or might be examined for its versatility and usefulness. The painters ap proached the object in different ways\, some leaving it quietly in the back ground\, others featuring it as the main subject\; some depicting it in rea listic detail\, others turning it into an abstract form.

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