Saturday: "Baltimore Re-Collected: Architecture Past & Present"

Oct. 29

The architecture of Baltimore is unique in its decay. Large swathes of buildings across the city lay in ruin despite their historic value. Photographers Amy Davis, who has been working on a book of grand theater facades, and James Singewald, who's been recording the city's neighborhoods block by block, are part of a joint show at Full Circle Gallery in Old Goucher. Davis' decade-long project, "Flickering Treasures: Rediscovering Baltimore's Forgotten Movie Theaters" is a combination of architecture and deep research of the city's faded movie houses. From the Parkway Theatre, which will be reopening in 2018, to more obscure theaters like the art deco-era  Ambassador Theatre on Liberty Heights Avenue, Davis' photos explore both the interiors and exteriors of these old buildings and ensures they won't be forgotten. Singewald's work concentrates on Baltimore's decay from the outside. The photographer uses 4x5 Fuji Velvia slide film, which brings out the rich blues of the sky and the deep reds of the brick row homes and businesses along the city's thoroughfares. Singewald has been working his way "block by block," as his project is called, since 2011 and has created a unique panorama of spaces that Baltimore needs to preserve. His work sheds light on streets that were once crowded with people and are now empty, leaving only the husks of living and working spaces behind.  5-8 p.m., Full Circle Fine Art Services, 33 E. 21st St., (410) 528-1868,, free. (J.M. Giordano)

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