The Slow Draw: Graduate Drawing Seminar Exhibition

Join us for the opening reception:Friday, September 7, 5-7pm.
Show runs: Thursday, August, 30th-
Wednesday, September 12th Upper Gallery, Meyerson Hall

Warren Corlett, Making Health, 96"x115", charcoal on paper, 2007

Excerpts from Professor and Chair John Moore's Graduate Drawing Seminar:

Anastasia Wong
Daniel Gerwin
Jeffery Fichera
Damon Reaves
Megan Rogers
Molly Winston
Gianna Delluomo
Shanjana Mahmud
Warren Corlett
Sarah Chetson

Brent Wahl (Penn MFA ’06) at the new Vox Populi Gallery in Philadelphia

The Most Fearful and Merciful Thing in the World, aluminum foil, 2007


Philadelphia Weekly says: Vox Populi’s new members show romps in a playground where the scary, the existential and the humorous are separated by a heartbeat…

The exhibition runs from August 3 through August 29, 2007.
There will be a gallery talk on Thursday, August 23 at 7pm with Alex Baker, Curator of Contemporary Art, The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

Brent Wahl's photography, installation, and time-based media work focuses on conjuring the undercurrent of our reality; he is interested in connecting various cultural phenomenon, abstraction, magic, time, illusion, and the spectacle. Brent will have a solo show in March of 2008 at Vox.



Professor Eileen Neff at the Institute of Contemporary Art

Opening Reception:
Thursday, September 6, 6-8pm

The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) is pleased to present "Eileen Neff: Between Us." This exhibition of over thirty photographs by the Philadelphia artist Eileen Neff will be on view in the second floor gallery from September 7-December 16, 2007. Focusing on the past ten years, the exhibition traces a fascinating and critical shift from the camera to the computer. Five early works establish the foundations of Neff's photo-based practice in sculpture and painting. A video debuts a new foray into the moving image.

Donald Kuspit on Eileen Neff
"Neff structures her photographs like abstract paintings, blocking them into geometric sections that go against the grain of the blur. Each part becomes a kind of figure that can stand out against the others; focusing on one changes the figure-ground relationship. In some works the blur becomes the atmospheric background for the landscape, in others the reverse occurs.... If the blur represents unconscious feeling and the landscape self-conscious reflection, then Neff is struggling to overcome the split between reason and feeling, which T.S. Eliot called the curse of modernity."

MFA Forum is on break for the summer.
Please contact Jamie Diamond or Gianna Delluomo for 2007-08 AY info.
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