More Auction 2009 Pictures; Thank You All!

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A BIG thank you to everyone who came and made this such a wonderful event...

An even BIGGER thank you to all the artists who donated work...

And a HUGE thank you to Pernot Hudson for managing this event with such patience and forethought, from start to finish... we couldn't have done it without you!

Auction 2009 Photos

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Dread Scott Lecture Tonight; Morgan Building, White Room, 5:30PM

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Tuesday, November 25
5:30 pm
Morgan Building, White Room
205 South 34th Street

Dread Scott makes revolutionary art to propel history forward. He first received national attention in 1989 when his art became the center of controversy over its use of the American flag. The 2006 Whitney Biennial included his art in the Down by Law section and his work was also included in recent exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum, the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum and the DeBeyerd Center for Contemporary Art in the Netherlands.

PS...The poster says the lecture is in Meyerson Hall, but it has been moved to the White Room located in the MFA Morgan Building.


Penn MFA Benefit Auction Today, Friday, Nov. 21

(A Preview of the Auction as the installation takes place.)

We have a wonderful selection of works from many artists.

Come preview the work starting at 530PM.

The auction starts at 7PM.

Come for treats, drinks, artists, and art. 


Performance Seminar Performance Night; this Wed., Nov. 19, 6PM

Wed., November 19th

Doors open at 6pm

Meyerson Hall Lower Gallery


Artist Lecture: Mark Lewis this Wed., Nov. 19, 5PM. 210 S. 34th St., B-1

We are proud to present…

A Lecture by artist MARK LEWIS

Wednesday, November 19th, 5PM

B-1, Meyerson Hall
210 S. 34th Street - Philadelphia, PA

Mark Lewis is an internationally recognized Canadian Film Artist who is to be Canada's representative at the Venice Biennale 2009. He attended Harrow College of Art in London, England and the Polytechnic of Central London where he now lives and works. He is included in the collections of the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Muse d'art contemporain de Montral and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Please join us for what should be an exceptional presentation.


Tadashi Moriyama (MFA '06) to be featured at the Pulse Miami and Aqua Art Miami Art Fairs; Dec. 3-7, 2008

Tadashi Moriyama will be featured in two different
art fairs in Miami, a solo booth at Pulse Miami
and group booth at Aqua Art Miami this Dec.

The dates of the fairs are Dec. 3-7, 2008. See the websites and addresses of the fairs below.

represented by Bonelli Arte COntemporanea
Booth #I-204
2136 NW 1st Ave.
Wynwood District
Miami, FL 33127

web link: http://www.pulse-art.com/miami/exhibitors.php?exhibit=329

represented by Johansson Projects
Booth #115
1530 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139

web link: http://www.aquaartmiami.com/fairs/aqua-hotel/6/#


Susana Jacobson (MFA Senior Critic) in exhibition reviewed in the Grand Fork Herald (Thurs., Nov. 6, 2008)

Susana Jacobson is in an exhibition entitled "Animals: Them and Us,” which is on view at the North Dakota Museum of Art in Grand Forks, ND. In a review of the exhibition Paulette Tobin writes:
"There’s something just the slightest bit disturbing about looking into the face of an ape, something unsettling, maybe even a bit creepy. Their faces are so human, and yet not human, so open and yet so mysterious...Susana Jacobson’s colorful and compelling paintings of the faces of monkeys/people are part of “Animals: Them and Us,” one of two new exhibits in the North Dakota Museum of Art in Grand Forks. In her small portraits, people are portrayed as monkeys. Look at them closely and see if you can keep from thinking about Charles Darwin and evolution. Are we more like monkeys, or are monkeys more like us?"

See the article: http://www.grandforksherald.com/articles/index.cfm?id=92131§ion=Entertainment
For info on the exhibition see: http://www.ndmoa.com/Current%20Exhibition/currentexhibition.html

Exhibition curated by Darsie Alexander (MFA Senior Critic) reviewed in The New Yorker (Nov. 3, 2008)

Currently on show at the Baltimore Museum of Art is a retrospective of Franz West which was curated by Darsie Alexander. The exhibition is entitled “Franz West, To Build a House You Start with the Roof: Work 1972-2008.” Peter Schjeldahl, art critic for The New Yorker, reviewed the exhibition in glowing terms:

"West is that rarest of birds: an urbane hippie. Reportedly, his studio in Vienna is part factory, part be-in. First among equals, he channels collaborative energies. (The Baltimore show’s koanlike title isn’t his; the curator Darsie Alexander thought of it, and West approved.) His art enlists, rather than addresses, its viewers."

See the article: http://www.newyorker.com/arts/critics/artworld/2008/11/03/081103craw_artworld_schjeldahl?currentPage=1
For info about the exhibition see: http://www.artbma.org/exhibitions/

Terry Adkins (MFA Graduate Faculty) named USA James Baldwin Fellow

Terry Adkins
New York
USA James Baldwin Fellow, Visual Arts

Terry Adkins is an installation artist, musician, activist, and cultural practitioner who for 20 years has pursued an ongoing quest to reinsert historically transformative figures to their rightful place in the landscape of regional and world history. Although his “recitals” combine sculpturally based installations with music, video, literature, and ritual actions that intend to uphold and preserve the legacies of his chosen subjects, Adkins’ work is always abstract and lyrical. An inspiration to younger artists for his uncompromising stance, he is also a dedicated teacher as Professor of Fine Arts at the University of Pennsylvania.

See Terry's bio on the USA site: http://www.unitedstatesartists.org/Public2/USAFellows/2008Fellows/Alphabetically/TerryAdkins/index.cfm


Alexi Worth (MFA Senior Critic) solo show at DC Moore Gallery, NYC; Opening Thurs., Nov. 13

Please join us for the opening of ALEXI WORTH: "EYE TO EYE"
Exhibition opening: Thursday, November 13th, 6-8 PM.

DC Moore Gallery
724 Fifth Avenue (between 56th and 57th)
New York City, NY

More information see: www.dcmooregallery.com or call 212.247.2111

ALSO: On view further downtown: "Perverted by Theater"
(a group show featuring work by Alexi Worth and 22 other artists)
On view through Dec. 6th, 2008

291 Church Street

For more information see: www.apexart.org or call 212.431.5270

Phillip Adams (MFA '06) in exhibition at Arcadia University; Opening Thurs., Nov. 13

Exhibition Opening: Thursday, November 13, 6:30pm

A Closer Look Series 7
Thursday, November 13 at 6:30 p.m.
Stiteler Auditorium, Murphy Hall
Panel discussion featuring the participating artists and exhibition curator. Opening Reception following immediately in the Art Gallery.

Arcadia is pleased to offer FREE ROUND-TRIP BUS TRANSPORTATION from Center City to Arcadia Unversity Art Gallery on the evening of November 13, 2008. The chartered bus will depart from the front of Moore College at 5:30 p.m. and arrive at Arcadia University Art Gallery by approximately 6:15 p.m. Following the panel discussion and opening reception, the bus will depart Arcadia at 8:15 p.m. to return riders to the front of Moore College by approximately 8:45 p.m.

To reserve a seat on this bus, please e-mail gallery assistant Jamar Nicholas (nicholaj@arcadia.edu) or phone him at 215-572-2133. Reserve now as seats are limited.

Arcadia University
450 South Easton Road
Glenside, PA, 19038

For more information about the show: http://gargoyle.arcadia.edu/gallery/08-09/closerlook7.htm
See more of Phillip's work: www.phillipadams.net


Leigh Van Duzer (MFA '10) in group show in Portland, Oregon; Opening Fri., Nov. 7


Opening: Friday, November 7, 6-9pm
Exhibition Dates: Nov. 7-29, 2008

23 Sandy Gallery
Portland, OR

23 Sandy Gallery is pleased to present Shelter: A National Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Photography. Shelter explores architecture, habitat and sanctuary. It is one of our most basic human needs—at once both physical and psychological. We derive great pride from the shelter we build. We seek shelter from the elements, from the storm, from harm. Photographers were challenged to explore how shelter can be interpreted visually given its myriad manifestations.

For more information see: http://www.23sandy.com/Shelter/-Intro.html
See more of Leigh's work: www.leighvanduzer.com


UPenn MFA Benefit Auction Friday, Nov. 21

2009 UPenn MFA Benefit Auction!!!

Friday Nov. 21, 2008
Preview 5:30-7pm
Event 7-9pm

Meyerson Hall, Univ. of Pennsylvania
210 South 34th Street

Free Admission, Refreshments, and Entertainment....
Come bid on work by 40+ artists: Painting, Ceramics, Drawing, Printmaking, Sculpture, Photography, and Video!

For more information contact the Graduate Fine Arts Dept. at 215-898-8374
or email fine-art@design.upenn.edu

All proceeds support PennDesign's 2009 MFA Thesis Exhibition.

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