7.12.2015

Jacob Rivkin ('13) Animation at the Experimental Films Screening at Animation Block Party

Jacob Rivkin ('13) animation flats and wagons included in the Experimental Films Screening at Animation Block Party

Animation Block Party is the premier animation festival of the East Coast. The 12th annual festival is July 30 — August 2, 2015.

Experimental Films, Graphic Design, and Music Videos
DATE: Sunday, August 2, 2015, 9PM
LOCATION: Peter Jay Sharp Building, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Rose Cinemas
SCREENING RUN TIME: 70min

5.13.2015

Mark Pease is showing in "New American Paintings: Midwest Edition” May 16 to August 23 at the Elmhurst Art Museum

For the first time in its 20 year history, the critically acclaimed publication, New American Paintings, which presents a juried exhibition-in-print with each issue, will jump from the page to the Museum walls. New American Paintings: The 2014 Midwest Edition features 40 artists selected by Elmhurst Art Museum Chief Curator, Staci Boris.

Donors’ Preview and Opening Reception
Friday, May 15, 2015 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Opening Weekend Public Program: Conversation with NAP Artists
Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:45pm

More information:

5.12.2015

UPenn/Tyler Class of 2015 in group show - Opening Reception is May 14th 6-9pm


Is a group show of the 2015 MFA students from Tyler School of Art and the University of Pennsylvania @ Crane Arts. 1400 N. American St. Philadelphia, PA 

Opening Reception: May 14th 6-9 PM 

Exhibiting Artists: María G. Albornoz, Natessa Amin, Antony Anderson, Grimaldi Baez, Jennifer Berman, Martin Blake, Elizaveta Buzytsky, Kate Clements, Moira Connelly, Dominic D’Andrea, Lindsay Deifik, Alex Echevarria, Jorge Galvan, Charles Hall, Jacob C. Hammes, Ava Hassinger, Daniel Haun, Sascha Hughes-Caley, James Howzell, Ashley Kuhn, Katie Locke, Julia Mead, Chiara No, Jen Nugent, Megan Nolde, Joan Oh, Rebecca Ott, Haigen Pearson, Jing Qian, Nate Ricciuto, Derek Rigby, Lydia Rosenberg, Kasey Short, Julia Six, Michelle Wang, Comfort Wasikhongo, Wilmer Wilson, Seneca Weintraut, Dean Yasko, Annie Zverina 

NO MEAT IN TEAM is an exhibition featuring 40 artists graduating from the MFA programs at Tyler School of Art and the University of Pennsylvania in 2015. Organized and curated by a team of MFA candidates from both schools, this exhibition congregates two of Philadelphia’s most prominent academic programs in an effort to visualize the concerns common to both institutions. The title, No Meat in Team, plays with the collaborative nature of the project and the shared objective of both programs to come together in a productive way. This exhibition, initiated, organized and curated by students, signals a critical step made by both communities to begin actively addressing each other not simply as mutual residents of a city but as contemporaries working in the same field. 

Curated by: Natessa Amin, Filipe De Sousa, Andrew Negrey Joan Oh Gonzalo Reyes Rodriguez, and Michael Taylor 

Organized by: Martin Blake, Alex Echevarria, Jacob C Hammes, Joan Oh, Chiara No, and Annie Zverina

4.17.2015

Help the UPenn Graduating class of 2015 have a Philadelphia group show with Tyler School of Art


At the end of each academic year, MFA programs around the Nation have thesis shows presenting the achievements of their respective programs. Philadelphia boasts a strong history of Fine Arts education that has, for better or for worse, long been relatively insular between institutions. We, at PennDesign are excited to be given the opportunity to mount the first ever joint curated exhibition of graduating MFA candidates from UPenn and Tyler School of Art, organized and curated by a team of MFA candidates and Art history PhD candidates from both schools. 

Our intention is to contribute to the Philadelphia community through collaboration among programs. We hope, through our success of our first show, to be able pass the torch to our successors and have it become a tradition for years to come.

Because of the parallel pursuits of artmaking that both PennDesign and Tyler share in common, we have been asking ourselves the these questions: How do educational environments shape students into the artists they will become? How are artists able to translate the work they do into a life and career outside of the school where they receive so much support? Most importantly, we agree that visibility is vital for art forms of all kinds.

The exhibition is to be installed at the ICEBOX gallery in the beautiful and historic Crane Arts building. We, the graduating MFA students of 2015 are attempting to independently raise the money for our group show. This is where you, our friends and family, come in! We have pulled what money we have to fund the show but we still need $2500. This amount covers the rent for one month, building and paint supplies to construct walls in the gallery and for transportation costs. 


This is not a PennDesign funded event. It is funded by us, the graduating class of 2015 so any amount will be help, even if it is just $5. We need to raise the money by April 30th. You can donate money to our GoFundMe account. Just click on the link!

We thank you for taking the time to read our plea for help!

Artist Talk with Mohammadreza Mirzaei (MFA '14) at Sazmanab Center for Contemporary Art

On the occasion of his recent exhibition at O Gallery, Mohammadreza Mirzaei will speak about his work with a focus on his recent published photobook and his two latest exhibitions at O Gallery and No.6 Gallery in Tehran. The two exhibitions with ironic titles "New Photographs" and "Newer Photographs" featured photographs that were shot in Iran and abroad, and mostly in public places.
During the artist talk, we will have a closer look at Mirzaei’s recent book "Here Comes the Sun" published by University of Pennsylvania Common Press. The book was designed by Italian graphic designer Filippo Nostri and contains twenty one photographs, a writing by Mirzaei and an essay written by curator Carlos Basualdo.

Mohammadreza Mirzaei (b.1986) is an Iranian photographer and writer based in Tehran. He is the founder and the editor of Dide Magazine, an online magazine dedicated to contemporary Iranian photography. Mirzaei was one of the jurors of International Photobook Award in 2011. He holds an MFA from University of Pennsylvania and he now teaches Photography and History of Art at the Professional Photography Institute in Tehran.

Monday, April 20th, 6 pm
The talk is held in Farsi.
Admission is free.

Sazmanab Center for Contemporary Art
No. 2, Roshan Manesh Alley, Khaghani St., Bour Bour St., South Mofatteh St., Haftetir Sq., Tehran, Iran

T : +98 (0) 21 888 66 345

4.13.2015

Maya Brym (MFA Alum) in group show in NYC - OPENS April 16 6-8pm


frosch&portmann is pleased to present “so different, so appealing”, a group exhibition  with Maya Brym, Paul Loughney, Vicki Sher and Sheri Warshauer.
so different, so appealing”—a title in loose reference to the 1956 pop art collage Just what is it that makes today's homes so different, so appealing? by British artist Richard Hamilton—brings together four artists whose works are distinctive but share a fascination with the domestic space. Working in different media such as collage, drawing and painting, the artists create a shifting landscape of domesticity. In exploring tensions between interiors and modern architecture, the exhibition offers different views into the private space by juxtaposing familiarity with the unknown.
 
With her paintings, Maya Brym creates still lifes of exterior and interior modern architecture. Her houses, set in front of dark mountain formations, are cut open and reveal shifting perceptions allowing a glimpse into alternate spaces. The artist grew up in a 1970s modern house which influenced her imagery; intrigued by the optimism of modern architecture and lifestyle, the artist is interested in transforming and re-contextualizing in a way that acknowledges flux and a space for the unknown.
 
Using negative space and shadows, Paul Loughney’s collages reconfigure the interior  and render different perspectives on presence. These new narratives lead to a sense of ambiguity and mystery in the nebulous realm between the familiar and unrecognizable forms. While Richard Hamilton’s collage focuses on the materials and symbols of comfort that define the era in which they were consumed, Loughney’s work displays the interior as a timeless entity. Devoid of bodies and objects, they encapsulate the many previous lives which inhabited them.
 
Just like breezing through lifestyle magazines, Sheri Warshauer's work takes a voyeuristic look at architecture and interior design of the tastefully affluent. Her paintings and collages poke fun at the efforts behind displaying wealth through art and furniture in modern homes. Warshauer uses layers of paint, colored pencil and cut paper images to bring her scenes to life. She puts the Modernist’s American Dream on display for all to see what can be attainable if one has the eye, money and taste to acquire it.
 
Vicki Sher is interested in the quiet moments of everyday life. Furniture, houseplants and bowls of fruit populate her images alongside whimsical lines and color, suggesting just enough of an interior to set the stage for contemplative wandering. Sher wants you to fill in the empty space, but also wants you to understand the value of limited information. Hereditary subjects are commonplace, crummy couches and generic plants, but each character gets to take center stage, every line is elevated to a solo note by the removal of surrounding noise.
 
April 16 - May 24, 2015
Hours: Wednesday - Sunday from noon - 6



 

4.02.2015

Jaime Treadwell (Former MFA) featured in HI-Fructose Magazine! OUT NOW


Hi-Fructose print Magazine featured an eight page spread of my work accompanied with an article in their recent issue coming out April 1st (tomorrow).  

Hi-Fructose, The New Contemporary Art Magazine Vol. 35
International publication found in all major bookstores.



Jaime Treadwell
Assistant Professor of Art
Delaware County Community College
610-325-2802
RM. 3280
Website: www.jaimetreadwell.com

Chiara No (MFA '15) - The Tenets of Crowning - OPENS 4/5 in Portland, Maine


Please join us Sunday, April 5th as we welcome Philadelphia-based Chiara No to the Institute for American Art in Portland, Maine. Chiara will be showing new work that continues the development of Crowning, a project combining ideas of and around effacement with Metal music subculture. The monumental works’ debut will be accompanied by light fare from noon to four.

www.chiara-no.com

Stephanie Elden (MFA '16) has her first solo show in Philadelphia - OPENS this Friday 4/3

Please join us for the Opening Reception of artist Stephanie Elden's solo exhibition, Neoplasm Ectopia, this Friday, April 3rd during Philadelphia's First Friday hours of 5pm-8pm at Bluestone Fine Art Gallery.


Links:
http://bluestone-gallery.com/exhibitions 
http://www.stephanieelden.com/
Or here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1559456174328586/

3.30.2015

Nsenga Knight (Former MFA) and X Collaborator: Taji Ra'oof Nahl X Speaks multimedia performance lecture -APRIL 2, 7:30PM

thursDAY, 2 april, 7:30PM
AT MUSSER AUDITORIUM, PFAHLER HALL, URSINUS COLLEGE                                                            E MAIN ST, COLLEGEVILLE, PA 19426

As part of the exhibition Under Color of Law, Berman Museum at Ursinus College presents X Speaks a collaborative multimedia performance lecture led by Nsenga Knight. Along with X Collaborator Taji Ra'oof NahlArtist Nsenga Knight will deliver excerpts from Malcolm X’s final speeches, letters, and interviews, interspersed with visuals and video clips that link the Civil Rights struggles of the 1960s with current protest movements targeting unfair—and sometimes deadly—policing practices in minority communities. A former student of Terry Adkins (also included in Under Color of Law), Knight's X pays homage to his Blanche Bruce, a role played by Taji Ra'oof Nahl and many other collaborators throughout Adkins' career. The “X” in X Speaks represents Malcolm X and his legacy, but it is also a variable—an open space in which different people can make their voices heard.  Audience participation will be encouraged via Q&A, traditional call-and-response feedback and live streaming social media.  

Nsenga Knight earned a Masters of Fine Arts degree at the UPenn and a Bachelor of Arts in Film Production at Howard University. She has exhibited work at Project Rowhouses in Houston, Texas, the New Museum for Contemporary Art, PS1 MoMA, the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art, Smack Mellon, and the Amistad Gallery at the University of Pennsylvania among others. Forthcoming exhibitions of Knight's work will be held at Gallery 100 in Durham North Carolina and the  Contemporary Art Museum in Houston. Knight has held artist residencies at Elsewhere Museum in Greensboro, North Carolina, the Galveston Artist Residency in Galveston, Texas, Brandywine Workshop in Philadelphia, Film/Video Arts Center in New York, and was a BCAT/ Rotunda Gallery Multimedia Artist in Resident in Brooklyn, NY. She was most recently a recipient of the Southern Constellations Fellowship in 2014, and was also awarded with the Leeway Foundation Art and Change Grant, Finishing Funds from the Philadelphia Independent Film and Video Association, and Brooklyn Arts Council grants.  

Philadelphia native, Taji  Ra'oof Nahl is an interdisciplinary self taught artist that works as "a vessel" thru medians of; photography, performance art, sculpture , painting, poetry & fashion. As creative director for Ra'oof Atelier,Taji spearheads & collaborates with artisans of vast disciplines to develop art with the purpose of evoking compassion, freedom, justice, modesty, activism.   
​ 
Under Color of Law 
Terry Adkins, Nsenga Knight, Hank Willis Thomas, Nari Ward, Carrie Mae Weems  
ON VIEW THROUGH 15 MAY
UNDER COLOR OF LAW brings together works by five acclaimed African American artists to catalyze important conversations about race, privilege, speech, and historical memory. 
Please visit the Berman Museum’s new website at www.ursinus.edu/berman for the most up-to-date schedule of public programs accompanying Under Color ofLaw. 
 
ABOVE:
image: Nsenga Knight and X Collaborators Cristal Chanelle Truscott and Amir Tariq McMillan, Texas A&M Prairieview University, X Speaks: The Oppressed Masses of the World Cry Out for Justice Against the Common Oppressor, 2015

The Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College
601 East Main Street 
Collegeville, PA 19426 
610 409 3500
www.ursinus.edu/berman

Open hours:
TuesdayFriday, 10–4 
Saturday & Sunday, 12–4 
Closed Monday

3.14.2015

Ernel M Martinez, Co-founder of Amber Art & Design, performing at the PMA

Philadelphia Museum of Art

 

 

March 2015

 

 

 

Wednesday, March 25

 

Poets, performers, and scholars guide visitors through an evening inspired by Represent: 200 years of African American Art:

 

 

Push/Pull: Precession of Healing with Amber Arts Collective:  A traveling, multi-media piece inspired by the MOVE bombing of 1985. As visitors process throughout the galleries, they will encounter multiple site-specific performances that explore this historic event's impact on the cultural makeup of Philadelphia. 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Begins in Gallery 239

Tracie Morris: Tracie Morris is a self-identified sound poet that ingeniously mixes narrative and music to create a singular style of performance. She and her trio host an evening of original works. 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Gallery 161

Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: Help improve how African American artists are represented online. Learn how to create and edit information about these artists on Wikipedia. New and experienced editors are welcome; laptops and power cords are encouraged.  Click here to register.  5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., seminar room

Admission every Wednesday night is Pay What You Wish.

 

 

 


Mohammadreza Mirzaei (MFA '14) opens solo show "Newer Photographs" at O Gallery in Tehran

                                     

In Mohammadreza Mirzaei’s photographs, there is always a confrontation between “abstraction” and “pragmatism,” and of course between “entity” and “null” which he considers the essential traits of photography. In his upcoming exhibition, Newer Photographs, which opens three weeks after the publication of his new book in the US, by eliminating words, Mirzaei, once again invites the audience to view photographs that might very well be un-paraphrase-able.

Ordinary and routine matters are overlooked due to their continuous presence and overfamiliarity, and are at times promptly and at other times very hastily and without us noticing, replaced by alternatives. They are like a silent background to our life and existence. However in Mirzaei’s photographs, these very things look original and artificial as though they are a reflection of other things.

At the first encounter with his photographs, we are rarely confronted by narratives or an effort to create meaning, but a short while later, similarities and repetitions of certain elements, make us wonder about the possibility of the existence of conceptual and validity relations. Although some of his abstract images are eye catching, it is obvious that the photographer is not just after capturing the best form of the subject, and perhaps the forms are mostly designed to give rise to question rather than to discover and manifest beauty. Sometimes he is too close to the subject, or has exposed it to so much light that we can hardly say what that thing really is. And here, the title of the exhibition, the only descriptive words besides the works, may appear more important. But, he dawdles, as his photos do, and chooses the title, Newer Photographs for this exhibition, which especially after his previous exhibition New Photographs, seems like an oblique and absurd title.

These photographs, regardless of their subject and from whatever aspect “newer;” placed in this exhibition, alongside one another, form an object so that in its encountering, the audience is faced with numerous questions and contradictions. Perhaps an experiment similar to existence in today’s world filled with contradictions.


Mohammadreza Mirzaei
Newer Photographs 
March 6 - 16. 2015
Opening Preview: March 6th, 4-9 pm

O Gallery
46 Khosrow Alley,  Villa St., 
1698814315 Tehran
Iran

Hours: Mon - Thu 12 - 8 pm 
Fri 4 - 9 pm
Closed on Saturdays

T (+9821) 88 92 20 28


2.26.2015

Installation by Claire Bidwell (MFA '14) in Bushwick - Opens 3/4


Wilmer Wilson IV (MFA '15) performing in NYC - March 1st

Wilmer is doing a performance as part of the Performing Franklin Furnace series at Martha Wilson's retrospective in NYC, this Sunday March 1
GALLERY: Participant Space, at 253 East Houston Street, at 7pm. There will be a few others performing too, as hosted by Clifford Owens. Come by!

2.10.2015

NEW WORK by Heather Ramsdale (MFA '10) at the Gallery at Delaware County Community College - OPENS Wednesday 2/11


On View: February 11 - March 13, 2015, The Gallery at Delaware County Community College
Artist's Talk Wednesday, February 11, 2 - 3 p.m.
Large Auditorium | Room 2225 I Academic Building

Opening Reception Wednesday, February 11, 3 - 7 p.m.
Art Gallery | Room 2305 I Academic Building 
In Beyond Origin, the importance of form and material is emphasized as artist Heather Ramsdale carefully constructs objects that represent structural slices of renovation/design materials.
The constructed forms are often used as metaphors for questioning or encapsulating time, or are used to make comments regarding the speed of time. Recognizable objects are re-presented in combination with architectural and interior design elements, and seem to bookend decades or eras. This is in an effort to generate a unique psychological response that feels familiar and new.
The goal of the artist is to prompt the viewer's psychic space and bring into question several ideas centered around time, how we relate to it by the way we live, and how to locate ourselves within it.
For more information on Heather Ramsdale's work visit heatherramsdale.com

2.08.2015

Here Comes the Sun - A new photobook by Mohammadreza Mirzaei (MFA '14)


Here Comes the Sun - A new photobook by Mohammadreza Mirzaei (MFA '14)


The Graduate Department of Fine Arts at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design and the University of Pennsylvania Common Press are pleased to present Here Comes the Sun, a photobook by Mohammadreza Mirzaei. The book is designed by Filippo Nostri and contains 21 color plates, writing by Mirzaei, and an essay by Carlos Basualdo (full essay).

In Here Comes the Sun, photography is not only a medium which can gives a form to Mirzaei’s representation, but also the subject of his work. Basualdo writes, "If Mirzaei began by fearing that nothing of the world would be revealed now he seems intended to make us turn away from what’s appeared in front of us. Lack of language, before, to talk about the world surrounding us, lack of feeling afterwards, to talk about ourselves. We clearly see that the question that this book attempts to pose concerns the very possibility of seeing, only inasmuch as our vision defines our very selves. What can we really see, and what do we become while seeing it? What it is left for us to see? Deraciné, in a foreign city and a foreign language, Mirzaei firmly grasps the chance to think with images about images themselves."

Mohammadreza Mirzaei is an Iranian artist who is now living and working in Tehran. The images included in this book are all made while he was pursuing his MFA at University of Pennsylvania, from 2012 to 2014.

Carlos Basualdo is the Keith L. and Katherine Sachs Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and is also a senior critic in the Interdisciplinary Master of Fine Arts Program at the University of Pennsylvania.

The two-year Master of Fine Arts program at Penn is focused on the professional development of studio artists. Through studio work, seminar courses, international residency opportunities and interactions with vital working artists, the program provides an open intellectual framework to foster critical awareness and independent methods of artistic research. Students extend their conceptual strategies while inventing and then refining their own hybridized forms of art making methods. The program encourages exploration, extending studies into other disciplines within the School of Design and the university-at-large with a rich selection of outside electives and optional certificate and dual-degree programs.


Here Comes the Sun
University of Pennsylvania Common Press
52 pages
21 color plates
20 x 30 cm
ISBN: 978-0-692-29127-6
Printed in Italy

1.23.2015

Amy Archambault (MFA'11) in a group show at College of the Holy Cross - OPENS Jan 28


Amy Archambault - Visual Artist

PULSE: New Works by Faculty Artists


I am excited to announce my participation in the 2015 College of the Holy Cross Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition, PULSE: New Works by Faculty Artists, on view January 21st - April 10th, 2015. Please join my very special colleagues and I for the opening reception of PULSE on Wednesday, January 28th from 5:00 - 7:00 PM at the Cantor Art Gallery (details below).

Exhibition Dates: January 21st - April 10th, 2015
Opening Reception: Wednesday, January 28th, 5:00 - 7:00 PM

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery
(College of the Holy Cross - O'Kane First Floor)
1 College Street
Worcester, MA 01610

For more information visit, http://offices.holycross.edu/cantorartgallery.
To RSVP (optional), visit https://www.facebook.com/events/875425202508570/.

Terry Adkins work in group show along with Nsenga Knight (MFA'10) at The Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College - OPENS Jan 27


Terry Adkins, Nsenga Knight,
Hank Willis Thomas, Nari Ward,
Carrie Mae Weems


ANUARY 27 – MAY 15, 2015
RECEPTION: TUESDAY, JANUARY 27, 6:30PM
SPECIAL EVENT: NSENGA KNIGHT, X SPEAKS MULTIMEDIA PERFORMANCE LECTURE WITH Q&A,THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2015 | 6PM

CURATED BY GINNY KOLLACK
UNDER COLOR OF LAW brings together works by five acclaimed African American artists to catalyze important conversations about race, privilege, speech, and historical memory. The exhibition’s title refers to the legal term for the appearance of authority that covers the actions of police or other government figures, whether those actions are lawful or not. Though it responds to a national climate of rising tensions regarding the relationships between law enforcement and minority communities, Under Color of Law proposes a wider angle of view — one shaped not only by the quick conclusions of viral media, but by layers of historical context. The works in the exhibition evoke the activism of W.E.B Du Bois, the final speeches of Malcolm X, the legacy of Jim Crow, the marches from Selma to Montgomery, or the disturbing bureaucracy of stop-and-frisk,” with all pointing to the same essential dilemma—how should individuals respond to their perception of injustice?
Please visit the Berman Museum’s new website at www.ursinus.edu/berman for the most up-to-date schedule of public programs accompanying Under Color of Law. 



ABOVE:
image: Nari Ward, Suspect on Ground, 2012. 
Wood, magnets, nylon, and printed fleece blankets, 
Courtesy of the artist and Lehman Maupin, New York and Hong Kong. 
Photo: Gregory La Rico. 

The Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College
601 East Main Street 
Collegeville, PA 19426 
610 409 3500
www.ursinus.edu/berman

Open hours:
TuesdayFriday, 10–4 
Saturday & Sunday, 12–4 
Closed Monday


1.19.2015

Jacob Rivkin (MFA '13) in group show at Arlington Arts Center, opens January 24th.

Wrapped & Wrought, curated by Ellen Chenoweth, is an exhibition that investigates containers as borderlands. Works in this exhibition will question ideas about belonging, comfort and identity. Participating artists: Nicole Salimbene, Roberto Lugo, Annie Wilson, Jacob Rivkin, Olivier Jiron.

January 24 - April 4 
Opening reception Saturday, January 24, 6 - 9 pm.

Gallery talks with selected curators are scheduled for Saturday, January 31st, and Saturday, March 28, 1 - 4 pm.

Arlington Arts Center 
703.248.6800
Metro : Silver & Orange Lines : Virginia Square 
3550 Wilson Blvd. 
Arlington, VA 22201

Hours: Wednesday - Sunday, 12 - 5 pm or by appointment
Visit https://www.arlingtonartscenter.org/ for more information.

1.16.2015

Mohammadreza Mirzaei (MFA '14) in a group show in LA


PØST is pleased to present White Noise, a group exhibit co-curated by Gelare Khoshgozaran & HK Zamani. The participating artists are Morehshin Allahyari (Oakland), Shagha Ariannia (LA), Abigail Collins (LA), Gelare Khoshgozaran (LA), Elizabeth Medina (LA), Mohammadreza Mirzaei (Tehran), Zeinab Shahidi (Tehran). 

The exhibit gets its title from John DeLillo’s postmodern novel White Noise. The works in the exhibit are consistent of photos and videos.

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 17, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.
Exhibition Dates: January 17 - 19, 2015

PØST 
1904 East 7th Place 
Los Angeles, CA 90021 USA 

1.10.2015

Cristina Tufiño (MFA '13) with a film by Alex Nguyen (MFA ' 13) and Cristina Tufiño - Opens this Sunday @ Beverly's NYC


Jaime Brett Treadwell (MFA '02) “Trick Magic” at Mirus Gallery - Opens Jan 17th


Mirus Gallery is pleased to present TRICK MAGIC, new paintings from Jaime Brett Treadwell. Using oil on panel, the Philadelphia-based artist has created a series of work that continues his vision of transient utopias, taking viewers on a journey to lands of magic and wonder. The opening reception will be held on Saturday, January 17, from 6 to 10 PM, and will be on view through February 14, 2015.

In TRICK MAGIC, Treadwell employs visual deceptions within the work to encourage recognizable commonalities between painting and magic. Similar to the staples of a magic show, and much like a showman at center stage, the artist attempts to incorporate drama, theater, ambiguity, and humor into each work, using perceptions of reality and elements of mystery to engage his audience.

ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Born and raised outside of Philadelphia, Jaime Brett Treadwell studied sculpture and painting at the State University of New York at Cortland, and received his MFA in painting from the University of Pennsylvania.  His work has been exhibited throughout the United States and abroad including New York, Miami, LA, San Francisco, Dallas, Boston, South Korea, Vancouver, Philadelphia, and Chicago.  Publications, artist features, and interviews include Juxtapoz Magazine, High Fructose Magazine, Jpeople Magazine, New American Paintings, Carne Magazine, New Contemporary (Ginko press), Thundermag, It’s Nice That, Who’s Jack, Blue Canvas and Direct Art Magazine.  Jaime Brett Treadwell lives and works in Philadelphia where he is a full time professor of art at Delaware County Community College. 

ABOUT MIRUS GALLERY:
Mirus Gallery is a dynamic exhibition space established by curator and art dealer, Paul Hemming. The gallery features a program of contemporary artwork by emerging and mid-career artists in both solo and thematically organized group shows. Mirus Gallery highlights work that emphasizes skill and process and aims to engage viewers on a sentient, emotional and evocative level. In 2013 the artist-in-residence program was initiated, further pursuing the gallery’s values of community and collaboration by providing a live-in and on-site studio space for artists to create and exhibit work in a supportive environment, conducive to creativity.

Visit www.mirusgallery.com for more information.

Event Details
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 17, 6-10 PM, Artist in Attendance
Exhibition Dates: January 17 - February 14, 2015
Event RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/409286645904960/

Location
540 Howard Street, Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105

Contact
Jennifer Darland, Director
jennifer@mirusgallery.com

1.05.2015

SURF CLUB - A group show at Vox Populi that includes past and current UPenn MFA students!

EXHIBITION DATES: January 9 – February 1, 2015
OPENING: Friday,January 9, 6.00 to 10.00 pm
GALLERY TALK: Sunday, January 25, 3.00 pm, moderated by Bree Pickering
SURF CLUB LECTURE: Friday, January 23, 7.00 pm, by Marisa Olson
With eight new artist-members joining us in fall of 2014, the new Vox Populi membership of 26 split into four groups, one for each of our four core gallery rooms. The curatorial approach of this exhibition is loosely inspired by an internet Surf or Surfing Club, where a group links to content on the web and respond to one another’s submissions while drawing loose or tight connections between disparate content they’re consuming in the public sphere of the web. Curated collectively and entirely through digital image sharing, one member of each group started the exhibition with a work of an external artist that was passed on to fellow members and then responded to in-the-round by the subsequent members. With dynamic artists from around the country, leading practitioners in Philadelphia, and a University of Pennsylvania astrophysicist in the mix, the exhibition celebrates artistic networks on the web and within our physical communities.
The results of this sharing model had unique effects on how each exhibition was shaped. With its loose and open framework, members could choose to respond to the previous works through a variety of approaches: its media, aesthetic composition, conceptual content, or a more personal response it evoked. With four distinct sub-exhibitions, Surf Club presents each room in a clockwise chronological order of the shared conversation accompanied by a unique gallery guide that will shed light on each of the works and the selection process. One group loosely examined self portraiture which evolved into a play with media, another explored social/biographical/cultural explorations by the artists, the third selected works that explored perception from the performative to the scientific, and the final began in abstraction and obstructed images. Yet the freedom of association inherent in this process allowed each gallery to present its own exceptions to the rule and non sequiturs representative of the open field of content the members could draw from. Surf Club toys with post-internet practice, and how the networks of digital sharing we rely on influence our real-life references, networks, and associations within the physical gallery space.
The following list is of the selected artists shown as they are grouped in the exhibition accompanied by the Vox member who shared and selected their work in parenthesis:
Surf Club 01
Sarah Anderson (Alexander Rosenberg), Gwendolyn Rooker (Ben Will), Grace Miceli (Beth Heinly), Xavier Schipani (Catherine Pancake), Gonzalo Reyes Rodriquez (Chad States), Barnett Cohen (Christopher Manzione)
Surf Club 02
Mylinh Chau (Erica Prince), Liz Rodda (Erin Murray), Jane Irish (Gabriel Boyce), Stefan Abrams (Jay Muhlin), Michele Pearson Clarke (Jesse Harrod), Sean Gerstley and Katie Stout
(Joe Bartram)
Surf Club 03
Katherine Hubbard (Julia Staples), Alex Nguyen (Kelsey Halliday Johnson), Mike Flemming (Kristen Neville Taylor), Benjamin Schmitt (Kirk McCarthy), Nickolay Lamm (Maria Dumlao), Jeff Williams (Mark Stockton), Stephen McLaughlin (Matt Kalasky)
Surf Club 04
Carmichael Jones (Meg Foley), Emily Davidson (Sharon Koelblinger), David Freund (Stephanie Bursese), Barb Smith (Suzanne Seesman), Lucia Thomé (Timothy Belknap), Kameelah Janan Rasheed (Tiona McClodden), Jonathan Santoro (Will Haughery)