MFA 1st Year Exhibition: Class of 2009

MFA First Year Exhibition
November 2nd - November 15th
Opening Reception:
Friday, November, 2, 2007, 5pm
Meyerson Upper and Lower Galleries
University of Pennsylvania
Kimberly Brickley Edward Carey
Tay Cha
Jessica Clauser
Jennifer Copeland Jaimeson Daley Kurt Freyer Tia-Simone Gardner Elizabeth Hoy Tetsugo Hyakutake Jules Joseph Kate Kaman Antonio McAfee Jessa McFarlane Nicolas McMahon Aaron Mette Evi Numen Lia Post Jaime Roth Rebecca Sargent Peter Schenck
Emilie Selden Nicole White Ricardo Zapata

Professor TERRY ADKINS at The ICA - November 7th

Performance by
wed nov 7 @ 8pm
Institute of Contemporary Art
University of Pennsylvania
Terry Adkins’ Lone Wolf Recital Corps usually performs at the sites of his sculpturally based memorials to relevant historical figures. Recited text, sounding sculpture, video, music and ritual actions are orchestrated to recover and reenact the deeds of the honored, which have included Jimi Hendrix, Sojourner Truth, John Coltrane, John Brown, W.E.B. Du Bois and Bessie Smith. Adkins is also an Associate Professor of Fine Arts at Penn’s School of Design. A Spiegel Fund Event.


LIVE NUDE ART AUCTION: 33 Days and counting...

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Richard Serra and Werner Herzog: Too Big for the Auditorium

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"you open [the event] to the public, you should have enough space," she remarked. "The venue is too small,…and Irvine Hall is right next door. You have a world-class filmmaker. Why wouldn't you have more seats?"
well..why wouldn't you have more seats the next night too, when students, faculty and the philadelphia community were also turned away from seeing Richard Serra?"

LIVE NUDE ART Auction at Penn: 35 days until the event


Take advantage of a unique opportunity to purchase high quality artwork at affordable prices. The University of Pennsylvania Graduate Fine Arts department class of 2008 is hosting a silent auction fundraiser to support their graduation thesis show. Attendees will be able to bid on artworks by internationally recognized artists, as well as University of Pennsylvania faculty, students, and alumni. The auction will be held on Friday, November 30th, 2007, 5-8pm, free admission, entertainment and refreshments.

Philadelphia, October 24, 2007-The PennDesign Graduate Fine Arts class of 2008 announced plans today to hold an art auction to raise funds for their spring thesis show. The auction, which will take place on Friday, November 30th, is entitled LiveNude Art. “The title has less to do with the subject matter of the art or the dress code of those in attendance, and more to do with the pleasurable and playful atmosphere of the auction,” explained Class of 2008 member Travis Heck. “These days, it is rare to find an auction that allows guests not only the opportunity to bid on works by critically noted artists, but also to drink, eat, and boogie down all in one fun and free evening,” continued Heck.

Artworks created by the faculty, students and alumni of the Fine Arts Program will be available in a silent auction. The highlight of the night will be a brief live auction featuring works by nationally and internationally respected artists including John Moore, Eileen Neff, Joshua Mosely, Zoe Strauss, Terry Adkins, Sarah McEaneeny, Robert Pruitt, Demetrius Oliver and others.

Live Nude Art will take place in the Meyerson Lower and Upper Galleries in MeyersonHall, located at 210 S. 34th Street in Philadelphia. Guests will be treated to the musical stylings of DJ PHSH and free refreshments for clothed guests will be served throughout the evening.

For additional information, contact MFA Class of 2008 representatives:
Gianna Delluomo: 215-900-9714, delluomo@design.upenn.edu
Simon Slater: 917-763-7034, simonslater@gmail.com

Up-to-date information about the event can be accessed on-line here at the blog or at: http://www.design.upenn.edu/new/finar/newsevents.php.

For building locations on Penn's campus, please consult the online maps at
or telephone the offices of the Department of Graduate Fine Arts at 215-898-8374.


Eileen Neff and Jeremy Sigler

ICA Philadelphia

Whenever Wednesday: Conversation:

Eileen Neff + Jeremy Sigler

wed oct 17 @ 7pm

Artist and writer Eileen Neff and poet Jeremy Sigler, Associate New York Editor of Parkett, will discuss the nature and process of Neff's work on view this fall in ICA's second floor gallery.

ICA members and PennCard holders only. Space is limited. Reservations required. Please rsvp via email to rsvp@icaphila.org
or fax your reservation to 215.898.5050.

Studio M23: Jules Joseph
class of 2009

"we don't die, we multiply." - Joseph

Vasco Araújo Lecture

Tuesday, October 16
5:00 pm
White Room Morgan Building

A Video artist and sculptor, Vasco Araújo earned his advanced degree in Fine Art at Maumaus, School of Fine Arts and Photography, Lisbon, and his degree in Sculpture at F.B.A.U.L., Lisbon. He has had numerous solo exhibitions in Spain, Australia and Portugal and has also participated in exhibitions in Turkey, Belgium, Brazil, Hungary, Germany and the United States. He is currently an Artist in Residence at the University of the Arts, and has also been in residence at Recollets, France and the Core program in Houston, TX.


Print 14 - Graduate Computer Seminar Exhibition
with Professor Joshua Mosley

left: Travis Heck right: Megan Rogers

left: Rebecca Sargent right: Travis Heck

Rebecca Sargent detail

Warren Corlett

left: Lee-Jin Kim

left: Kurt Freyer right: Shanjana Mahmud

left: Kate Kaman right: Gianna Delluomo

Kim Brickley detail

left: Kim Brickley right: Daniel Gerwin
Shanjana Mahmud

left: Julia Ewing middle: Ahmed Elmardi right: Warren Corlett

Studio M15: Travis Heck
class of 2008

"I'm big in Japan" - Heck


Barry Nemett Lecture: Wednesday October 11th

Thursday, October 11
Barry Nemett
reading/lecture 5:00 p.m.
Meyerson Hall B1
Barry Nemett's first novel is a wise and ourageously imaginative story about love and forgiveness: love and misunderstanding between generations of the Schaech family; inspired first love between Stephen and his student teacher; and love of great art. Old Master and contemporary paintings serve Stephen as resonant arenas for the drama of his relationships, which lend the narrative characters that come vividly to life. By way of the story, Nemett (a painter) helps us dive into great art with abandon. He also deeply understands the nuances of childhood and adolescence and creates relationships with an emotional intimacy that rings resoundingly true.




ONE NIGHT STAND: Penn MFA class of 2008 Exhibition

ONE NIGHT STAND—a First Friday exhibition presented by Nouveau Condominiums, CREI Real Estate and Jenny Jaskey Gallery, featuring selected works by the PennDesign Graduate Fine Arts class of 2008. Curated by Jenny Jaskey of Jenny Jaskey Gallery (formerly Tower Gallery).

A soiree not to miss—join us for an evening to peruse new artworks from an exciting group of young artists in a sleek modern setting framed against the glittering Philadelphia skyline.
First Friday, October 5, 2007, 5–8 pm, free admission and refreshments.
122 New Street—two blocks north of Race Street, off Second Street.

For additional information, contact:
Deb Hoy: 267-269-1959, hoydj@design.upenn.edu
Jenny Jaskey Gallery: info@jennyjaskey.com

PennDesign Department of Graduate Fine Arts: 215-898-8374
Nouveau Condominiums: 122 New St, Philadelphia, PA, 19106
CREI Real Estate: 800-960-CREI, info@creirealestate.com


Kim Jones Lecture

Monday, October 1
Kim Jones, Visual Artist
lecture 5:00 p.m.
Meyerson Hall B-3

Jones’ work incorporates performance, sculpture, drawing, and painting. He became known early on for his performance persona, “Mudman,” and could be seen walking the streets of Los Angeles and Venice, CA, during the 1970s, and then during the ‘80s in New York City and New York’s subway system, covered in mud, and wearing a crudely constructed lattice-work structure of sticks, tape, and twine on his back, his face covered with a nylon stocking. Throughout this time he was consistently developing drawings and paintings on paper. Mudman and other figures that resemble the performance persona inhabit his elegant and simultaneously grotesque drawings and paintings. The elegant line of the ink drawings from the 1980s belies their intensity and subject matter. Curated by Robert Storr, Jones’ retrospective will open at The Henry in Seattle (WA) on November 20, 2007. Jones also notably participated in the 52nd International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia.