MFA Thesis show written about on ARTBLOG

Damon Reaves, Entertaining, video, TV

In a Wed. May 28, 2008 post, Libby Rosof wrote about her visit to the MFA exhibition at The Icebox, Crane Arts Building. Rosof wrote extensively about Damon Reaves' work and included several of his images. She also included images and/or descriptions of the work of Ivanco Talevski, Jamie Diamond, Shanjana Mahmud, and Simon Slater. Rosof mentioned that she and Roberta Fallon chose to include Jamie Diamond in an exhibition entitled ID that is opening on the 6th of June, 2008 at Projects Gallery.

The MFA Thesis exhibition will be up until June 6, 2008.

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Daniel Gerwin (MFA '08) and Edward Carey (MFA '09) chosen for Vox Populi exhibition

Two PennDesign MFA students, Daniel Gerwin and Edward Carey, have been chosen to take part in Philadelphia's Vox Populi Gallery exhibition, SOLID GOLD.

The exhibition dates are June 6-27, 2008.
Opening reception: June 6, 2008, 6pm-11pm.



Kurt Freyer (MFA '09) part of Philadelphia Sculptors exhibition OPENING THIS WEEKEND (May 30th and 31st, 2008)

5 Into 1 + 1 exhibition

FLUXspace Exhibition Dates: May 31th - June 15th, 2008
Open Hours: Saturdays 12pm-5pm and by appointment
For Appointments Call: 610.764 7488
Opening Reception: Friday, May 30th - 6:30pm - 9pm, 2008

Moore College of Art and Design - Wilson Gallery
Exhibition Dates: May 31st - June 15th, 2008
Open Hours: 10am-6pm Sunday - Monday
Opening Lecture/Reception: Saturday, May 31st - 1:30pm-5:30pm, 2008

Philadelphia Sculptors is proud to present "5 into 1 + 1", in cooperation with Moore College of Art and Design. This is the ninth year for the annual student exhibition that showcases sculpture by outstanding senior and graduate students from Philadelphia area colleges. In a change from past shows, this exhibition will be divided into two parts. Moore College of Art and Design will host the primary exhibition, with the opening reception on Saturday, May 31, 2008 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. A second related exhibition of student work will take place at FLUXspace in Kensington, with an opening reception scheduled for Friday, May 30, 2008 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Both shows will run from May 31 – June 15, 2008.

The exhibition is curated by recent graduates of Tyler School of Art, Joe DiGiuseppe and Chris Golas. The colleges and students represented are: Arcadia University: Katie Popelak, Dan Galloway and Julie McConnell. Moore College: Samantha Hill; PAFA: Ted Sare, Gregory Scott, Robert Scobey, and Tina Zavitsanos; Tyler School of Art: Brian Goodhart; The University of the Arts: Adam Bush, Max Hartley, and Nicholas Poyner; and the University of Pennsylvania: Kurt Freyer.

for more information: http://www.thefluxspace.org/current.html


MFA Awards 2008

Graduating Student Awards (MFA'08):

Locks Fondation Post-Graduate Fellowship: Damon Reaves
Lawrence Shprintz MFA Award: Daniel Gerwin
Christopher Leland Lyon Memorial Fund: Travis Heck
Charles Addams Memorial Prize: Simon Slater
Toby Devin Lewis Foundation Prize: Jamie Diamond

Continuing Student Awards (MFA'09):

Lawrence Shprintz MFA Award: Tay Cha
Stuart Egnal Scholarship Award: Laura Shema
Dedalus Foundation Nominees: Peter Schenck and Antonio McAfee


Happy Graduation

almost the class of 2008 outside of the morgan building


Update: MFA Thesis Exhibition Opening Reception Rescheduled

The UPenn MFA Thesis Exhibition Opening Reception has been rescheduled for Saturday, May 17th 6-9pm at the Crane Arts Building. Check the Crane website for more information.

University of Pennsylvania MFA Thesis Exhibition
Dates: May 16 – June 6, 2008
Reception: Saturday May 17th, 6-9pm
Location: The Ice Box, Crane Arts Building
Hours: Thurs-Sun 12-6 pm


ICEBOX Project Space, the expansive, museum-quality visual arts gallery at the gateway of the North American Street corridor, will host the thesis exhibition of recent Master of Fine Arts recipients from The University of Pennsylvania. The exhibit runs from May 16- June 4, 2008. Penn Design is pleased to have William Pym as exhibition curator. Pym is an active contributor to the arts in Philadelphia as a curator, writer, and art dealer. He has recently collaborated with John Pym on “What one small film tells us about how we live now”, an essay and glossary about a minor TV film from 1978, and the Indian films of Merchant Ivory Productions, and will be a contributing essayist for the catalogue accompanying English artist Mark Leckey’s midcareer survey at the Kolnischer Kunstverein this fall.
The Artists: Monica Bodnar, Warren Corlett, Rita Crocker, Jamal Cyrus, Gianna Delluomo, Jamie Diamond, Daniel Gerwin, Travis Heck, Deb Hoy, Leejin Kim, Shanjana Mahmud, Damon Reaves, Megan Rogers, Simon Slater, Ivanco Talevski, Molly Winston, Anastasia Wong, Sarah Zimmer Expansive and challenging, the artwork presented in this exhibition deals with a diverse range of subject matter, realized in various media. Issues pertaining to ecology and destruction, otherness and foreign culture, hysteria and delirium, as well as anxiety, both corporeal and cultural bring a unique body of work together from an outstanding group of young artists.

Many of the eighteen emerging artists in this exhibition have already received special recognition from prestigious organizations for their endeavors. Several members of this year’s class have attended the Vermont Studio Center residency as well as the Skowhegan residency program. Many have exhibited throughout North America, Europe, and Asia including Canada, Italy, United Kingdom, Macedonia, Iceland, and Japan. Highlights of their collective accolades include a Thouron Award, the Louis Comfort Tiffany Award, and representation at the 2006 Whitney Biennial.