John Moore Retires; Joshua Mosley Steps In

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John Moore

"One of the greatest achievements during Moore’s tenure was the establishment of the Locks Foundation Distinguished Artists Program, which brought to campus the renowned artists and critics Alex Katz, Robert Storr, Robert Hughes, Chuck Close and Eric Fischl from 2003 to 2006, thanks to a generous gift from the Locks Foundation, headed by PennDesign Overseer and Locks Gallery owner Sueyun Locksand her husband Gene Locks. While transforming PennDesign’s MFA department, Moore has had four one-person shows in New York, and one each in Texas, Philadelphia and Maine. Along with Moore, PennDesign’s MFA students and alumni are exhibiting regularly and receiving international acclaim, a wonderful legacy for a chair who has had a deep and lasting impact on the fine arts at Penn."
--PennDesign Annual

As the school searches for a permanent Chair for the program, Joshua Mosley has agreed to serve as acting Chair for this next Fall (and possibly Spring) semester. Joshua has been an Associate Professor of Fine Arts at the University of Pennsylvania's undergraduate and graduate program since 2000. He teaches animation, video and digital design, and is an inspiring and energetic professor and fellow artist. Josh has been exhibited and screened at the 2007 Venice Biennale and at the Museum of Modern Art, NY. He has received a Pew Fellowship and will be showing at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia and at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, TX later this year.

Joshua Mosley


Jamie Diamond (MFA '08) featured in Philadelphia Inquirer Review

A recent Philadelphia Inquirer review of ID a show organized at Projects Gallery by the founders of Philadelphia's beloved Artblog: Roberta Fallon and Libby Rosof, mentions our recently graduated Jamie Diamond whom:

"...offers the strangest - and most fascinating - contribution with her staged 'family' photographs of 'families' whose members she selected herself (solicited in ads and through friends), and then posed together in various hotels." (Edith Newhall, The Inquirer, June 19th, 2008)

ID runs through June 26th, 2008 at Projects Gallery

click on image to read article.

Jamie has also recently launched her website: www.jamiegdiamond.com


How'd This Happen???

Penn MFA "Happy Endings" opens in Chelsea this Thursday.
Join us for the Opening Reception: June 12th. 6-9pm

Happy Endings
Micheal Steinberg Fine Art
526 West 26th Street
Suite 215
New York, NY

Show runs:
June 10th - 21st
Tues-Sat 11-6pm


Brent Wahl (MFA '06 ) in a group show at the Dumbo Arts Center: opening June 14th

Brent Wahl, The Phantom Limb (video stills), 2006-08

Brent Wahl, former MFA graduate and photography lecturer at UPenn's Undergraduate Fine Arts Dept., will be in a group show entitled Holy Holes: Absolute Stalls at the Dumbo Arts Center in Brooklyn. The show has been curated by Denise Carvalho. Brent is a member of the artist collective, Vox Populi in Philadelphia.

HOLY HOLES: ABSOLUTE STALLS is a multimedia exhibition exploring different viewpoints on the relationship between religion, power and economics. This show looks at religion from a humorous, poetic and critical perspective, subverting traditional expectations and inviting the viewer to interact, transform, or reflect on the relationship between religious rituals and consumerist everyday practices.

Dates of exhibition: June 14 - August 3, 2008
Opening Reception: June 14, 2008, 6 - 9 PM
Hours: Wednesday - Sunday, 12 - 6pm or by appointment

Dumbo Arts Center
30 Washington Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
T. 718.694.0831

For more info: www.dumboartscenter.org

See more of Brent's work at: www.brentwahl.com


Jane Irish talk at PAFA this Friday

You are invited to a talk and reading at the with Jane Irish, W.D. Ehrhart,hosted by Academy Curator of Modern Art, Robert Cozzolino

At the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

June 6, 2008 at 6 p.m.
Morris Gallery, Historic Landmark Building (Broad and Cherry, Philadelphia)

In conjunction with exhibition:

Spot Check : Academy Contemporary (runs through June 8)

Since 2004 the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts has set aside a portion of its acquisition funds to purchase work by emerging artists. This Morris Gallery focus installation spotlights over a dozen objects that have entered the Academy’s collection through the Contemporary Art Development Fund. Spot Check: Academy Contemporary will showcase art that engages in a wide range of current practices.

Upcoming, in conjunction with this exhibition, there will be an artist talk on Friday, June 6 that will occur on Academy First Fridays, and will start at 6 p.m. in front of the artist's work in the Morris Gallery. Academy Curator of Modern Art, Robert Cozzolino, artist Jane Irish, and poet W.D. Ehrhart (who will also read) will discuss the work together offering a dialogue about issues or questions that the piece provokes. Attendees will be able to ask questions and engage in a conversation, about Vietnam Veterans Against the War, poetry, painting, resistance, and history.

Friday, June 6: Jane Irish
Dewey Canyon III, 2003
Varnished egg tempera and gouache on linen; 116 x 65 inches
Contemporary Art Development Fund, 2004.25

This painting was begun in January 2003, completed in August 2003. Composed of paintings within a painting, like a play within a play, Dewey Canyon III includes smaller paintings, an inventory of heroic protest of the Vietnam Veterans Against the War. These six paintings are set within a large image (allegorical) of wealth and opulence depicting a Robert Adams Rococo type interior composed by the artist from several images of high style d├ęcor.


Gianna Delluomo (MFA '08) in Group Exhibition at The Dorsky Gallery, LIC

"The World is a Handkerchief"
Opening Reception: Sunday, June 8th 3-5pm
June 8 - July 13, 2008
Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs
11-03 45th Ave
Long Island City, NY

Hunter Stabler (MFA '06) has solo show at Philadelphia's Pageant Soloveev gallery

Stabler, who graduated from PennDesign's MFA program in 2006, will have a solo show at Philadelphia's Pageant Soloveev Gallery. The show opens on June 12th at 7pm and will be up until the 3rd of August. Hunter also recently launched a new website.

See Hunter's work: www.hunterstabler.com
Visit Pageant: www.pageantsoloveev.com