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Regarding Territory

October 4, 2013 - October 27, 2013

Regarding Territory investigates the diverging and connecting affects of technique, form, and imagery with works that engage ideas of objecthood through materiality and process. Though each artist is interested in the material manifestation of art, they retain their idiosyncrasies and showcase a distinct visual identity.

In addition to having a dedicated studio practice, the exhibiting artists also share a committed history in founding or working within one of the many artist-run spaces that contribute to making Baltimore unique.


SETH ADELSBERGER (b. 1979) lives and works in Baltimore, MD. He graduated with a degree in Fine Art from Towson University in 2002. Recent exhibitions include "Bordering on Painting at Civilian Art Projects and "Mechanical Turk" curated by Fjord at RISD. His work has been featured in New American Paintings issues #45, #57, #75, as well as in group and solo shows throughout the U.S. In 2008, he received the top award for painting from the Maryland State Arts Council. Upcoming exhibitions include Springsteen Gallery, Baltimore and the Baltimore Museum of Art as part of their Front Room program.

JOHN BOHL (b. 1983, New York) graduated with a BFA in painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art and currently lives and works in Baltimore. Recent exhibitions include "W / editions" (W / projects @ Dependent, NYC), "Gran Prix" (Nudashank / Gresham's Ghost, Baltimore), and "Metaspace" (Springsteen Gallery, Baltimore).

JAMES BOUCHE (b. 1990) is a Baltimore-based artist from San Diego, CA. He recently graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art with a BFA in Printmaking. Recent exhibitions include "Selfie" (Guestspot, Baltimore), "Vox IX" (Vox Populi, Philadelphia), "Ephemeral Arena" (Gallery Four, Baltimore), and "Not Yet in Ruin", a solo exhibition at Springsteen Gallery (Baltimore).

ALEX EBSTEIN (b. 1985, New Haven, CT) is an artist, curator and writer based in Baltimore, MD. She graduated with a BA in Studio Art from Goucher College in 2007, and is currently an MFA candidate at Towson University. In 2009, she founded Nudashank gallery with partner Seth Adelsbeger, an artist-run gallery that she co-directed for nearly five years. Her work has been included in New American Paintings #105, and in exhibitions at SophiaJacob, Guest Spot, LVL 3, and Carroll Square Gallery.

DINA KELBERMAN (b. 1979) is an artist living and working in Baltimore, MD. She works in a wide variety of media including comics, painting, web media, animation, playwriting, photography, and screencaps. She is a founding member of Wham City collective and a weekly comics contributor to the Baltimore City Paper. Kelberman was  recently invited to create an original web-based piece, "Smoke and Fire," for the New Museum in New York.

KIM LLERENA (b. 1984) is a photographic artist and educator currently based in Washington, D.C. Llerena received her MFA in Photographic & Electronic Media from the Maryland institute College of Art and a BA in Journalism from New York University. She was a 2012 finalist for the Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship and a 2013 semifinalist for the Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize. She serves as adjunct faculty in Visual Literacy at American University and in Electronic Media and Culture at MICA. Llerena has exhibited in Maryland, California, and.New York. 

NICK PEELOR (b. 1989, Denver, CO) is a Baltimore-based artist. He graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2011 with a BFA in Interdisciplinary Sculpture. Nick co-runs Open Space gallery in Baltimore and works as a pre-school teacher. He has participated in various group shows in Baltimore, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, and presented his first solo show as the 2012 Artist-in-residence at LoBot Gallery in Oakland, California.

RYAN SYRELL (b. 1984, Oswego, NY) is a visual artist and musician, working primarily as a painter. He received his BFA from SUNY Purchase. He recently exhibited at Booklyn Artist Alliance and camel Arts Space in Brooklyn, NY and had a solo exhibition at Current Space in Baltimore, MD and an upcoming solo exhibition at Guest Spot. Ryan lives and works in Baltimore, MD.

KYLE TATA (b. 1990, Baltimore, MD) is Baltimore-area artist and a recent BFA graduate from the Maryland Institute of Art. Tata has also written for art blogs such as Humble Arts Foundation in New York. His work has been featured at galleries such as the Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland Art Place, The Light Gallery (MD), the George Segal Gallery at Mont Clair University, The D-Center (MD), Petrella's Imports (NY), and the International Print Center of New York.


GINEVRA SHAY (b. 1987, Washington, D.C.) is an artist, curator, and photo archivist who studied Studio Art and Art History at the University if Vermont. Ginevra's work has been exhibited and published nationally and internationally. She participated in recent exhibitions at The Finnish Museum of Photography (Finland), Notre Dame University (Maryland), John Hansard Gallery (United Kingdom), Maryland Art Place (Baltimore), and Guest Spot (Baltimore). Her publications are in the libraries of The International Center for Photography, Indie Photobooo Library, Houston Center for Photography, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.