William Pym to Curate 2008 MFA Thesis Exhibition

William Pym director of the Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia has agreed to curate the class of 2008's MFA Thesis Exhibition.

William Pym is a writer, curator and art dealer in Philadelphia. As Director of the Fleisher/Ollman Gallery in Philadelphia, where he programs 9-12 exhibitions a year, Pym co-curated the landmark show "Fabulous Histories: Indigenous Anomalies in American Art," a project collapsing the boundaries between so-called outsider and insider art at the Carpenter Center for Visual Arts, Harvard University. As a writer he has been on the staff of Artforum magazine's artforum.com for 3 years, where he writes regular reviews and has developed the progressive format of their social diary, 'Scene and Herd'. He was the lead art writer for the Philadelphia Independent for several years, and has since published several essays on contemporary art and youth culture, the most recent of which, "What one small film tells us about how we live now" was showcased in an exhibition at the Philadelphia ICA in spring 2007.


Evi Numen Selected as Finalist in American Photo's Images of the Year Competition

Congratulations to Evi Numen (MFA class of '09) whom has been selected as a finalist in American Photo's 2nd Annual Images of the Year Competition.

Alum Update: Ivette Vallejo MFA '07

Ivette Vallejo, recent MFA graduate has been selected for two juried exhibitions in the Philadelphia area

January 27 – March 9, 2008
Opening Reception : January 26, 5-7pm
Guest Juror: Stephen Talasnik
9201 Germantown Avenue - Philadelphia, PA 19118

Two pieces were selected by Sueyun Locks of Locks Gallery for the
Betsy Meyer Memorial Exhibition:
Choice Abstractions At the Main Line Art Center
Feb. 15–March 18
Opening Reception: First Friday, March 7, 6–9 pm.
Juror SueYen Locks

For new work and updates go to www.ivettevallejo.com


'07 Alum Alexis Granwell Update

Alexis Granwell is not only to be featured in the Spring 2008
issue of New American Painting but also has several exhibitions coming up around the Philadelphia area:

Philadelphia Sculptors
West Chester University
Jan 23- February 22nd 2008
McKinney Gallery 100/101
Mitchell Hall
Church and Sharpless Streets
West Chester, PA 19383
Opening: Wed Jan 23rd (5-8 PM)
more info at www.philadelphiasculptors.org

Betsy Meyer Memorial Exhibition
Main Line Art Center
Feb 15th - Mar 18th 2008
Opening: Fri Feb 15th (5 PM)
Curated by Sueyun Locks (Locks Gallery)

Interrogating Beauty
Delaware Center for Contemporary Art
Feb 21st - May 25th 2008
Curated by Elenor Heartney (Art in America)

Delaware Center for Contemporary Art
Granwell will be giving a lecture about her work
Mar 5th 2008 (12-1 PM)


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