Joan Oh is a Chicago native with a BFA in Photography at the Corcoran College of Art + Design in Washington, D.C. Subsequent to that, she attended the University of Pennsylvania and received her MFA in Interdisciplinary Studies. She currently lives and works in Philadelphia, PA.
Focusing on the spatial elements between video and installation, Oh’s practice analyzes tradition and unspoken codes of behavior; turning to the context of the ordinary to resurface artifacts of human experiences.
Joan Oh’s Tutorial presents an installation of trial and errors. HowTo.com undertakes the process of butchering a chicken and roasting it to eat, only using instructions found online. PBR Gong attempts to achieve positive karma through the strike of a Pabst Blue Ribbon, as it provides an interesting study on the autonomy of contemporary alternative coolness. Her videos appropriate the genre of guidance, commenting on an emergent culture while occupying the space in order to stage an intervention within it.
DRIP DROP DRAG - Chiara No (MFA '15) in Two Person Show with Nick Mayer at Current Gallery, Baltimore, MD - Opens 8/15 6pm
LOCATION: Peter Jay Sharp Building, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Rose Cinemas
SCREENING RUN TIME: 70min
Mark Pease is showing in "New American Paintings: Midwest Edition” May 16 to August 23 at the Elmhurst Art Museum
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
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!
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.
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
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Assistant Professor of Art
Delaware County Community College
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.
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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 19426As 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 Nahl, Artist 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 WeemsON VIEW THROUGHUNDER 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
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
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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
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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.
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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
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540 Howard Street, Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
Jennifer Darland, Director