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.

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