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)

Chiara No (MFA '15) at the Fourth Wall at Vox Populi - Opens this Friday Jan 9th



In Chiara No’s current work, Crowning, No embodies and undermines the variability of imagery and language. Using ideological motifs within the lexicon of Black, Death and Grind Metal, No employs heavy handed, dark, and straightforward iconography as parody. No’s Crowning does not necessarily seek to only criticize this hyper-masculine homogenous culture but to provoke women to be active participants and be represented because they are Metal as Fuck.
Crowning is the third and final installment of 3AM Maternal, curated by Lise Haller Baggeson
Chiara No is from Baltimore, MD. She studied Art and Theory at the Glasgow School of Art in 2002-2003 and received a BA in Art History from Towson University in 2005. She has also received a Post-Baccalaureate in Painting and Drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2011. Chiara No is currently a second year MFA candidate at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

12.11.2014

Woohyun Shim (MFA '12) in a group show in Korea

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.

 http://www.daeguartfactory.kr/

Sarah Tortora (MFA '13) mounts solo exhibition at Bloomsburg University

The Haas Gallery of Art at Bloomsburg University presents Yearning on the Diagonal, a solo exhibition of the sculptures of Sarah Tortora (MFA '13). The show runs from December 19th through January 28th in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania.


12.06.2014

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.

ARC Gallery
2156 N Damen Avenue, Chicago

ARC presents a group exhibition juried by Jeanne Dunning. As ARC was founded in the 70’s during the height of the Feminist Art Movement, they have decided to organise a tribute to feminist exhibitions. Rather than revisit the history of Feminist Art and its early leaders, ARC is choosing to celebrate the gallery’s feminist history by examining what else Feminist Art is. That is, rather than reducing feminism’s meaning to one familiar artist or era, ARC would like to explore what feminist art was, what it has come to be, and where it is going.

12.04.2014

Ryan Russo (MFA Alum) in Group show in NYC - Opens December 10

Metaplay, Prague – New York

Exhibition 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
Exhibition opening: Wednesday, December 10, 6:30PM-8:30PM
Open through January 20, 2015
Czech Center, 321 East 73rd Street, NY 10021

New Works by Sarah Gamble (MFA '01) in NYC - Opens Thursday, December 11


Edward Thorp Gallery
210 Eleventh Avenue, 6th Fl       New York, NY 10001       212 . 691 . 6565      Tues - Fri, 11am - 6pm

11.17.2014

HARD/SOFT - Chiara No (MFA '15) in a group show at MINT in Columbus, OH - Opens this Friday





If you happen to be in Columbus OH this Friday night...





PUSH THE BUTTON - New work by Ava Hassinger // Jennifer Berman (Both MFA '15) - Opens This Friday, Nov 21st




push the button

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
two paths seem to be open from now on






Opening Reception

Friday November 21st, 2014 6 PM - 8 PM



PHYSICAL LAB, MORGAN BUILDING
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
205 S. 34TH ST
PHILADELPHIA PA
19143

11.10.2014

HEADS WILL ROLL - New work from Kasey Short//Annie Zverina (MFA '15) - Opens this Friday, Nov 14th 6-8pm

UPenn MFA OPEN STUDIOS! This Saturday, Nov 15th 3-7pm

PLEASE JOIN US FOR PENN MFA OPEN STUDIO!

We will be opening our doors to the Philadelphia community on Saturday, November 15 from 3-7pm. Come see what we are making and get to know us. There will be food, beverage and fun.

The MFA studios are in three locations on Penn’s campus:

    The Morgan Building- 205 S. 34th Street - Morgan studios may be accessed through the double-doors facing 34th St
    
Duhring Wing- 236 S. 34th Street – Durhing studios are located on the east side of Fischer Fine Arts Library. It may be access via elevator via the entrance facing Woodland Walk. There will be signs

Franklin Annex- 3451 Walnut Street - Franklin studios may be accessed through the door facing 36th St.

Maps will be available at the Morgan Building and signs to find the way to each building will be provided.

The studios are close to the 36th St Trolley stop and SEPTA 21, 30, 42 bus routes.
Plus! HEADS WILL ROLL, new work from current MFA students, Annie Zverina and Kasey Short will be on view in the Physical Lab @ The Morgan Building.

10.21.2014

Lydia Rosenberg (MFA'15) and Gordon Stillman (MFA'14) featured in Drainmag.com



Click on the links provided and check out the work and the magazine!

Lydia Rosenberg


Imprecision after A.G. (detail), 2013, Paper pulp, 
plaster, graphite, steel. 20 x 4 x 47 inches.

Gordon Stillman

untitled, 2013, Digital photograph.

10.20.2014

HARD TO PLEASE - Chiara No (MFA '15) in group show at Little Berlin - OPENS November 7 6-10pm



Hard to Please
November 7- November 29, 2014
at
Little Berlin
2430 Coral Street, Philadelphia, PA

Opening Reception: November 7th - 6-10pm

Curator: Maddie Hewitt

Performance by BAIT with choreography by Kate Speidel - 8-9pm

Selected artist include: BAIT Stephanie Buresese, WIll Owen, Ga Hee Park, Chiara No,Dani Frid Rossi, Caity Shaffer and Alexander Stewart

 

Chiara No, Crowning (Queenie)Marker on acid dyed canvas, 
cement, cinderblock and galvanize steel post, 2014, 80” x 90”

Hard To Please features artwork exploring relationship power struggles and their contribution to the culture of violence as a result of conflicting mutual desires. The exhibit addresses our human tendency to desire what other people desire, imitate others in order to achieve those desires, and react towards other people taking the things we desire.

The exhibit includes photography, video, painting, collage, performance, a short story and three-course meal by artists living and working in Philadelphia, New York, Chicago and Austin. Each work centers around a relationship dynamic where two or more people--competing athletes, coworkers, romantic partners, a mother and her child, and so on--rival for sole possession of something. Rather than establishing who wins or loses a conflict, the exhibit chooses relationships where the power dynamic is ambiguous.

Based on philosopher Rene Girard’s theory of Mimetic Desire, Girard suggests that all of our desires are borrowed from other people. The word “mimetic” can be directly translated into “using imitative means of representation”. Girard considers mimetic desire--learning to desire what other people desire--to be the origin of a type of conflict that focuses on the destruction of a rival. His theory explains our competitive and envious behavior, which can escalate into physical violence.

Hard To Please is presented in Little Berlin's main gallery from November 7, 2014 - November 29, 2014 with an opening reception on First Friday, November 7 from 6-10PMThere is also an event in conjunction with the exhibit where New York-based artist, Will Owen concludes his time-based plant piece by cooking a three-course meal and serving it in Little Berlin's main gallery. Free and open to the public, the event takes place November 22, 2014 at 8PM.

Gallery Open Hours: 
Saturday 12-5pm and during special events including our MONDAZE events every Monday evening at 7pm. Also open by appointment via contacting berlin.little@gmail.com









PLOT - New work by James Howzell and Lydia Rosenberg (Both MFA '15)

Opening Reception 
October 31st 6-8pm
at the
Physical Lab, Morgan Building
205 S. 34th St
Philadelphia, PA


10.07.2014

Mohammadreza Mirzaei (MFA '14) has a solo show at Tehran's No.6 Gallery

New Photographs / Mohammadreza Mirzaei 
No. 6 Gallery
Ground Floor, No.2, 20th St., Mirza Shirazi St.
Opening: Friday 10th October 2014, 4-8 pm
The show continues until 20th October 2014.


10.01.2014

Natessa Amin (MFA'15) curates show at FJORD in Philadelphia with current and past UPenn MFA students! - OPENS this Friday, Oct 3 7-10pm

Blind Handshake
Curated by Natessa Amin

FJORD is pleased to present Blind Handshake, featuring the work of Jennifer Berman, Anthony Bowers, Liam Thomas Holding, Amalia Wilson, Tara White.
Sometimes you are so serious and entrenched in what you are talking about that you don’t even realize that what you are saying is actually funny––or crazy. And you are so invested in what you do, because it is your life, and it is really hard to get perspective on something that is so close to you. But your work gives you some kind of perspective, and provides punctums that reveal something amazing or unexpected. Something you can’t convey with words, a blind spot in speech. 

Humor can enter the work so many ways and engage or pass the viewer. A missed connection or a moment of recognition, enjoyable either way. Humor is articulate speechlessness. It can open a closed way of thinking. It can be light or subversive, it can be the only thread of communication between two opposing positions.

Blind Handshake is a meeting [departure] ….between artists that explore the humorous possibilities of marks, gestures, actions, and narratives….. where you are unsure what will happen. Sometimes the interactions will be humorous right away, other times they will be serious or sad, but hopefully you can look back on them with a sense of humor.