Thursday: BBW: Theresa Chromati Artist Talk With Elise Peterson

Sept. 29

For a few years now, I've seen the show flyers designed by Theresa Chromati around the city and online. You see bubbled, sometimes playful, often empowered, always witty images of black women seemingly out of time with ancient and contemporary design and objects intertwined and curves, on the body, in architecture, interacting. Last year, one of her pieces made an appearance in the Bromo Arts District and it was nice to encounter her work, IRL as it were. But Chromati's show at Platform, BBW (Beautiful Black Women) is altogether something else. It encompasses the whole gallery with ivy shapes climbing all over the walls and a floor installation that reflect the colorful tiles that often show up in Chromati's work. The works on paper employ paint, glitter, and fabric, adding a handmade element that you don't experience viewing her smoothed flyer illustrations on a screen. See Chromati discuss her work with Elise Peterson and hear the sounds of Pangelica. 6 p.m., Platform Gallery, 116 W. Mulberry St., (443) 433-6294, platformbaltimore.com, free. (Brandon Soderberg)

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