MICA professor Kimberly Hall (MFA Illustration Practice) served as the 2017 HEMI/MICA Artist in Residence. Prof. Hall worked with HEMI faculty member Prof. Lori Graham-Brady and her students to create textiles and wallpaper depicting both the intricacies of their work and her time at JHU. Her work was showcased during a final exhibition, “The Curse of Dimensionality,” held at the Milton S. Eisenhower Library on the Johns Hopkins University campus.
THE HEMI/MICA EXTREME ARTS PROGRAM, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE SHERIDAN LIBRARIES, PRESENTS:
THE CURSE OF DIMENSIONALITY
BY KIMBERLY HALL, NOTTENE
Many artists rely on the occurrence of chance and mistake to help propel their work into new areas, and while that open-minded approach is sometimes elusive, it is often exciting. For this residency, Kimberly Hall tried to approach the work of Dr. Lori Graham-Brady and her students, who work with randomness in the behavior of non-homogenous materials, in this way. Kim became deeply impressed with the language the scientists were using. She found that the way the scientists spoke about their work and process felt deeply connected to the human condition and our struggles to find our way in the world. Kim, co-owner of Nottene design studio, has created a scratch-off wallpaper and transparent fabrics that aim to illustrate the practice of research and highlight the connection between discovery and meaning.
Prof. Lori Graham-Brady and a few of her students reflect on their experience working with Kim Hall during her HEMI/MICA Extreme Arts residency period.