ICA Baltimore is pleased to announce Humanoid Boogy, a retrospective spanning forty years of work by the artist William S. Dutterer. The exhibition was on view at 1407 Fleet Street (the former Broom Corn Building) from April 10-May 22, 2014. Humanoid Boogy is curated by Caitlin Tucker-Melvin for the ICA Baltimore in partnership with the Estate of William S. Dutterer—the exhibition was Tucker-Melvin’s graduate thesis for the Curatorial Practice MFA at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA).
Humanoid Boogy highlighted Dutterer’s work through a thematic display that spans from his early days as a MICA student to his last works. The exhibition includes painting, drawing, relief sculpture, prints, and book art. Over his lifetime, Dutterer created a vast body of work depicting eccentric worlds populated by ghostly trains, wrapped heads, and fantastical underwater creatures. William S. Dutterer, a Maryland native, was a graduate of the inaugural class of MICA’s prestigious Hoffberger School of Painting and taught for twenty years at the Corcoran College of Art. Dutterer passed in 2007; his estate is run by his wife Jamie Johnson-Dutterer. Programming for the exhibition will include a panel discussion with Walter Lehmann, Robert Stackhouse, and Jamie Johnson-Dutterer on the issue of artist’s estates.
Caitlin Tucker-Melvin is an artist and curator based in North Adams, MA where she is the Visual Arts Exhibition Manager at MASS MoCA. She holds an MFA (2014) in Curatorial Practice from the Maryland Institute College of Art and a BFA (2007) in Curatorial Studies from Moore College of Art & Design. Tucker-Melvin has made exhibitions at the Arlington Arts Center, the Maryland Institute of Contemporary Art, and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Baltimore. In her practice, she focuses on accessibility, audience engagement, and making the artist’s process clear for viewers.