The Pace of My Consideration, The work of Don Cook

Chaney Gallery, 2nd floor

Maryland Hall is excited to be partnering with Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) on a Spring 2016 exhibition titled, The Pace of My Consideration, showcasing the work and creative process of the late Donald Cook.  Cook was an artist, writer, poet, teacher and a scholar who was a resident artist at the Creative Alliance in Baltimore in 2003 and served on the faculty in the Arts Education MFA at MICA until his passing in 2010.  He was also an instructor at Maryland Hall for many years.

The exhibit is curated by Jen Melvin, Curatorial Practice MFA Candidate at MICA.  The Curatorial Practice program is the first MFA of its kind in the country that prepares students to push boundaries of the curator’s role by creating exhibitions in both traditional and nontraditional venues and connecting the often-present gap between the artist, art and the community. 

The Pace of My Consideration focuses on the curator’s exploration and excavation of the contents of a storage unit in Annapolis that housed Cook’s artwork and ephemera. The Pace of My Consideration will feature Cook’s artwork alongside his numerous journals and personal possessions exhibited in a manner that allows the visitor to become part of the investigation.