2018 Exhibitions

Cardinal residency: sean boylan and stephen booth

While the gallery underwent renovation, the artists created temporary installations in response to the space not only to a space, and its continued state of flux.  Objects, sets, vignettes, and ephemera came and wenet with the ebbs and flows of the building's construction projects. The artists created a catalogue to document the residency. More info here.

Muses past: new work by David Amos

Baltimore-based photographer David Amos’ suite Muses Past, was originally developed in the 1970s but was had never been printed or exhibited. The series features musicians David Bowie, Elton John, the Manhattan Transfer, and Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull at concerts held in Baltimore and Philadelphia. Each image was accompanied by a personal account of the photograph’s creation as well as the artist’s memories of an East Coast in a now bygone era. More info here.

landmarked by Ada Pinkston

This participatory exhibition of objects, prompts, and performances explored historical landmarks and monuments, and their relationship to contemporary community. Visitors were invited to draw and write their responses to questions about monuments posed by the artist, which became part of the overall exhibition. More info here.

a gentle synthesis by Suldano Abdiruhman

For Abdiruhman, this exhibition was “a culmination of slow and humble beginnings, material explorations, and linguistic discoveries. Through the gathering and repurposing of bed sheets, dictionaries, field recordings, crayons, and common building materials, a surprising and cartographic language emerged and evolved.” More info here.

The protest banner lending library

The Protest Banner Lending Library is a socially-engaged fiber art project comprised of protest banners the artists have sewn themselves and as part of sewing circles. During the run of the exhibition, Cardinal displayed the artists’ banners and facilitated their distribution to interested groups and individuals who could use them in protests and public actions. More info here.

The Peaces Collective

Throughout the year, the PEACES Collective creates unique pop-up shops in the gallery space to promote the work of local artists and provide empowering programming for the community. More info here.

2017 Exhibitions

Natural Order

Our inaugural exhibition is a show of lists! Featuring Dylan Kinnett, Mike Shattuck, Samantha Buker, Greenspan, Wayne Collins, Andrea Boston, Melissa Webb, Jessica Solomon, Kristin Panousos, Ajay Malghan, Markele Cullins, Antonio McAfee, Wendel Patrick, Carlyn Thomas and Phaan Howng. More info here. 


The Post Contemporary Record Store is an ongoing curatorial project examining the intriguing connections between visual art and vinyl music culture. This iteration of the PCRS features recent works by Seth Scriver (Toronto); Neil Feather (Baltimore); Margaret Noble (San Diego); Rutherford Chang (NYC); the Vinyl Vagabonds (Eric and Sara Gordon) (D.C.); and Vaunita Goodman (Baltimore). Additional artist contributions from past iterations of the Post Contemporary Record Store will be on view in a special flat file, including works by Alex Batson, Johanna Biehler, and Hannah Burstein. 

Exhibition information here.

OF Excerpt fragments

San Diego/L.A.-based artist Rob Andrade will be in residence for one week in October to create site-specific work in the gallery. You can find more of Robert's work on his website. 



We will be participating in School 33's Open Studio Tour on Saturday, October 7 (10 a.m.-6 p.m.) and Sunday, October 8 (2-6 p.m.).  Guests will be able to tour the space, visit the studio of painter Ajay Malghan, and view the installation of sculptor Robert Andrade's work in-progress.  Come have a drink with us and see some great art!