LaToya Hobbs. Carving Out Time (detail). 2020-2021. Courtesy of the artist

All Due Respect


New works by Lauren Frances Adams, Mequitta Ahuja, Cindy Cheng, and LaToya Hobbs—all past recipients of Joan Mitchell Foundation recognition with connections to Baltimore—emphasize the importance of continued support for artists at all stages in their careers. Whether through the shifting boundaries between self and other, contemplations about the cycles of life, or provocations to the public about shared histories, each artist engages deeply with vital aspects of contemporary culture. Adams presents painted furniture, artist-made wallpaper, and other works meant to complicate relationships with decorative artworks in the BMA’s galleries. Ahuja experiments with oil paint sculpturally to depict images of herself with her mother. Cheng uses projection mapping and sculptural installations to investigate the theories of right-wing conspiracists and systems of belief and belonging. Hobbs transforms 15 woodblock print panels into painting surfaces to chronicle the waking hours in a single day of a mother—her largest and most ambitious work to date.

This exhibition is curated by Leila Grothe, BMA Associate Curator of Contemporary Art.

This exhibition is supported by the Joan Mitchell Foundation.