RECEPTION: FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 5:00-7:00PM Maryland Institute College of Art is pleased to present the Solo Faculty Exhibition, The Pretenders by Drawing Faculty, Cindy Cheng ’08 ’11 (Fine Arts Post-Baccalaureate, Mount Royal School of Art M.F.A.). The work in this exhibition is a collection of sketches resulting from Cheng's experiments with constructing such objects and spaces of insidious “leisure”. These spaces and objects aspire to attract and repulse. They are tools of joy and conspiracy. They cajole just as they whisper fringe theories that have muddied the world of facts and have become an agent in our present and, ultimately, our history. The Pretenders presents an array of sets from which objects of leisure are empowered to disseminate their programmed narratives. The hope is to create experiences that fluctuate between enchantment and an awakening unease.