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CoHosts: Letha Wilson & ICA Baltimore Jan. 29

One of the most frustrating things for photographers is when someone looks at their work and says, "I like it. You must have a nice camera." While there certainly are technical benefits to having quality equipment, it's really the artist's own skill, eye for composition, process, and invention that make a photo truly remarkable. In the second-to-last installment of its speaker series, The Contemporary brings yet another artist who trumps standard formats and formulas. Letha Wilson uses photography but crosses paths with sculpture and installation in her site-specific and multisensory work. By cutting windows into a landscape photo and into the gallery wall behind it to let light shine through, or pouring cement onto a color print of a large natural rock formation, Wilson makes the photo more real and experiential, while also shaking the foundations of these media. 6 p.m., Baltimore School for the Arts, 712 Cathedral St., (410) 756-0397, contemporary.org, free. (Rebekah Kirkman)

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