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.
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.
Fri 4 - 9 pm
Closed on Saturdays
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NEW WORK by Heather Ramsdale (MFA '10) at the Gallery at Delaware County Community College - OPENS Wednesday 2/11
Large Auditorium | Room 2225 I Academic Building
Art Gallery | Room 2305 I Academic Building
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.
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.
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
21 color plates
20 x 30 cm
Printed in Italy
Amy Archambault - Visual Artist
PULSE: New Works by Faculty Artists
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.
To RSVP (optional), visit https://www.facebook.
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
SPECIAL EVENT: NSENGA KNIGHT, X SPEAKS MULTIMEDIA PERFORMANCE LECTURE WITH Q&A,
CURATED BY GINNY KOLLACK
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.
& , 12–4
Metro : Silver & Orange Lines : Virginia Square
3550 Wilson Blvd.
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.
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/
540 Howard Street, Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
Jennifer Darland, Director
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
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)
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
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)
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)
This exhibition is covering Romanticism, shown in contemporary young artists.
This show suggests that todays' movement that is shown in contemporary art is deeply rooted in Romanticism, which was originated in 18th century in Europe.
23 artists are participating in the show.
You can find more info here.
Sascha Hughes-Caley, MFA (expected) 2015 included in F-Word: Feminism Now at ARC Gallery in Chicago. Opening reception Friday, December 5th from 6-9PM.
Metaplay, Prague – New YorkExhibition curated by Petra Valentová (US) and Vlasta Čiháková (CZ).
Czech artists: Jana Bernartová, Patricie Fexová, Josef Mladějovský a Evžen Šimera
American artists: Liz Ainslie, Nils Folke Anderson, Mark Masyga, Ryan Russo
PUSH THE BUTTON - New work by Ava Hassinger // Jennifer Berman (Both MFA '15) - Opens This Friday, Nov 21st
countless miles of non-verbal lingo
a shiny new companion
moving across the rug by the seat of our pants
stirring something in a small bowl
using a large utensil
one golden opportunity
to plumb the breath
physical distance need not be an obstacle