Matt Freedman (MFA Senior Critic) in Exhibit at Long Island University Opening Thursday, Oct 8

Matt Freedman, MFA Senior Critic and artist, will exhibit work in a two person show titled A Moon Will Come Which All Shall Cry at the Humanities Gallery of Long Island University, on the Brooklyn Campus.

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 8, 6:00 - 8:00pm
Exhibition Dates: October 5 - November 6, 2009

Long Island University
Brooklyn Campus
1 University Plaza
Humanities Gallery
First Floor, Humanities Building

For more about Matt, visit www.design.upenn.edu/people

Michael Brenson (MFA Senior Critic) a Panelist at the Phillips Collection Fourth Annual Symposium Sat., Oct 10

Michael Brenson is a Senior Critic in the Penn MFA program as well as an art historian and a writer. He will serve on the panel at the The Phillips Collection Center for the Study of Modern Art Fourth Annual Symposium on Saturday, October 10, 2009.

The symposium investigates the potential of art to raise awareness of social and cultural affairs, politics, economies, ecologies, and the human condition. Other topics to be addressed include different modes of civic engagement with art, from private and corporate collecting to government and federal involvement; the nature and purpose of collaborations among artists, patrons, art institutions and funding agencies; and collective responsibility towards art.

The Phillips Collection
1600 21st St., NW
Washington DC 20009
202-387-2151 x286

The Center for the Study of Modern Art
Fourth Annual Symposium
Saturday, October 10, 2009 10:00am – 1:00pm
$15; Free for members


Jamal Cyrus (MFA '08) in Exhibit at Pageant Gallery, Opening Friday, Oct 9

Jamal Cyrus (MFA '08) will have work in an exhibit titled Aforteore at Pageant Gallery opening Friday October 9 at 7:00pm.

"This group show features an eclectic selection of works which form, in a mode often seen here at Pageant, their own somewhat unpredictable connections when placed alongside one another. The term 'anagrammatic' keeps coming to mind when I consider those relationships in 'AFORTEORE', which is itself an invented, anagrammatic sort of derivation of the latin phrase 'a fortiori' - used to express a conclusion for which there is stronger evidence than for a previously accepted one."

Opening Reception: Friday, October 9 7:00pm
Exhibition Dates: October 9 - November 22, 2009

Pageant Gallery
607 Bainbridge Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

To see more of Jamal's work, visit http://ctrlgallery.com/cms/artists/jamal-cyrus

Hunter Stabler (MFA '06) in Exhibition at Mariboe Gallery Opening Friday Oct 2

Hunter Stabler (MFA '06) will have work featured in an exhibit titled Paper Cuts at the Mariboe Gallery at Peddie School, along with artists Susan Knight, Lane Twitchell and Kako Ueda.

Opening Reception & Gallery Talk: October 2, 6:30 – 8:00pm
Exhibition Dates: October 2 – October 21, 2009

Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 3:00pm
Saturday, 8:00am – 12:00pm

The Mariboe Gallery at Peddie School
Swig Arts Center
201 South Main Street
Hightstown, NJ 08520

To see more of Hunter's work, visit www.hunterstabler.com


Tadashi Moriyama (MFA '06) in Exhibit at Bonelli ArteContemporanea, Italy, Opening October 3, 6:30-pm

Tadashi Moriyama will exhibit in a show titled Amnesiac at Bonelli ArteContemporanea in Mantova, Italy. The exhibition catalog essay is written by Eric Shiner, Milton Fine Curator of Art at the Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh.

The stories behind Tadashi's series are based on themes of creation and subsequent destruction of cities, memories, space and time. Technological devices and digital media function as manipulators and instigators of fear, death and hopeful renewal. Amnesiac is about a hero “who lives in a city where buildings imitate each other to extreme sameness and continue to grow with expanding tentacles that eats the sun and defecates the moons. The hero struggles with the loss of his original home.”

The artist uses inspirations and influences from Indian miniature painting, Buddhist and Hindu paintings, 15-16th century Italian painting and Alchemist paintings as well experiences in Tokyo and New York to build these non-sustainable systems of structures and memory.

Opening Reception: October 3, 6:30pm
Exhibition Dates: October 3 – November 6, 2009

Bonelli ArteContemporanea
via Corrado 34 - 46100 Mantova, Italy
tel. 011- 39(Country Code) 0039 0376 244769

A review of Tadashi's series Amnesiac can be found at http://beautifuldecay.com
To see more of Tadashi's work, visit http://tadashimoriyama.com


Alexis Granwell (MFA '07) in Exhibit at Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Opening Friday, Oct. 2

Alexis Granwell, Will The Circle Be Unbroken

Tiger Strikes Asteroid is pleased to announce the opening of its October exhibition Broken, To Bring Forth, featuring new work by Alexis Granwell.

Alexis Granwell’s exhibition Broken, To Bring Forth, invites us into a psychological space. In past projects, the artist has used printmaking, drawing, and sculpture to map metaphysical landscapes, translating moments of ecstasy or despair into abstract compositions that explore the complex structures of an interior geography. Her newest work takes this investigation a step further, creating a transformative environment in which viewers have a participatory relationship to the space. By combining cast paper from trash, discarded crates and weathered branches, Granwell creates compelling formal arrangements that emphasize their physical presence. As the exhibition title suggests, the objects are vessels for examining our relationships to brokenness and renewal, to the cyclical nature of undoing and becoming.

Alexis Granwell holds an MFA from the University of Pennsylvania, and has been exhibiting her work both nationally and internationally for the last several years. Her most recent shows were at Pentimenti Gallery and Delaware Center for Contemporary Art. Other venues include A.I.R. Gallery in New York, Jenny Jaskey Gallery in Philadelphia, Gallery at Green Street in Boston, University of Richmond Museum, Woodmere Art Museum in Philadelphia and Europos Parkas Museum in Vilnius, Lithuania. The Drawing Center’s Viewing Program and AHN/VHS Gallery represent her work. Granwell lives and works in Philadelphia.

Opening Reception: Friday, October 2, 6:00 – 10:00pm
Exhibition Dates: October 2 - 31, 2009

Gallery Hours: Friday and Saturday, 2pm – 6pm and by appointment

Tiger Strikes Asteroid
319A North 11th Street, 4th Floor
Philadelphia PA 19107
Friday and Saturday, 2pm-6pm and by appointment

To see more of Alexis' work, visit www.alexisgranwell.com


Phillip Adams (MFA '06) works with mural project MU Art in Montreal

Phillip Adams (MFA '06) has just completed two murals in collaboration with David Guinn in Montreal through an organization called MU.

For more information, visit www.mu-art.ca

See more of Phillip's work at www.phillipadams.net


Brent Wahl (MFA '06 and Fine Arts Lecturer) in Exhibit at Vox Populi, Sept. 4 - 27

Brent Wahl (MFA '06 and Fine Arts Lecturer) has his third solo show at Vox Populi Gallery this September. The show is titled Arrivals and Departures.

The rise and fall of culture nestled within the resilient and morphing context of nature is the musing of this multimedia installation. Playing off of his frequent use of architecture, illusion, and ephemeral materials, Brent incorporates motion, surveillance, and sound in this exhibition. Based loosely on a distant variation of both the model of the zoetrope, created in China around 180 AD, and the magic lantern of 1558, the artist has made a simple looped environment with a loosely connected, but dark narrative. Like the prisoners described in Plato's Cave, observers are privy to projections of imagery on a wall. Instead of reality being shifted as it is cast as shadow, a partially fabricated view of history and nature is cast as reality. In the brief, one-minute journey to the soundtrack of tropical birds and a distant battle, we visit an anonymous mountain terrain, a desolate but seemingly magical forest, various military bunkers, and Le Corbusier’s Unite d’Habitation in Marseille.

Opening Reception: Friday, September 4, 6 - 11pm
Exhibition Dates: September 4 - 27, 2009

Gallery Talk with ICA Curator Jenelle Porter, September 27 at 3pm

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

Vox Populi Gallery
319 N 11th St # 3
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Scott White (MFA Alum and Lecturer) in Exhibit at Gross McCleaf Gallery, Opening Friday, Sept 25, 5 - 7pm

Scott White, MFA Alum and Lecturer in the School of Design, will have work in an exhibit titled Fixed Objects at Gross McCleaf Gallery, opening Friday, September 25.

Opening Reception: Friday, September 25, 5:00 - 7:00pm
Exhibition Dates: September 18 - October 10, 2009

Gross McCleaf Gallery
127 S Sixteenth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102


Tetsugo Hyakutake (MFA '09) Awarded 1st Place in Architecture at IPA Awards

Tetsugo Hyakutake (MFA '09) was awarded 1st place in Architecture in the International Photography Awards Competition for his project Post-Industrialization.

The 2009 International Photography Awards received nearly 18,000 submissions from 104 countries across the globe. The IPA is a sister foundation of the Lucie Foundation, where the top three winners are announced at the annual Lucie Awards gala ceremony. The Foundation's mission is to honor master photographers, to discover new and emerging talent and to promote the appreciation of photography. Since 2003, IPA has had the privilege and opportunity to acknowledge and recognize contemporary photographer's accomplishments in this specialized and highly visible competition.

For more information about the Photo Awards, visit www.photoawards.com

To see more of Tetsugo's work, visit www.tetsugohyakutake.com

Joe Ovelman (MFA '10) in Exhibit in Sao Paolo, August 6 - September 13

Joe Ovelman (MFA '10) has work in an exhibit titled LiquidLine LineaLiquida LinhaLiquida at the Galeria Marta Traba in Sao Paolo, Brasil.

Galeria Marta Traba
Av. Auro Soares de Moura Andrade, 664
Barra Funda, CEP 01156-001 Sao Paolo

For more information, visit www.linhaliquida.blogspot.com
To see more of Joe's work, visit www.joeovelman.com


Alexis Granwell (MFA '07) in On Place Exhibit at AHN/VHS Opening TONIGHT, Friday Sept 4, 6 - 10pm

Alexis Granwell, Repairing Dreamwork II

AHN|VHS presents a group exhibition of works on paper from flat file artists Alexis Granwell, Karsten Grumstrup and Heidi Neilson.

On Place features works that depict the experience of place via non-literal visual memory. Mapping by memory appears in these works as a navigational tool. Notions of the sublime are present as well, as they all confront the fine line dividing the magnificent and the mundane; the crux of the horizon.

Granwell's etchings reference topographical and location maps of the earth and the stars. These sparse and organic abstractions interweave the ephemeral and concrete, never quite identifiable as earth or air, hypothetical or defined. Alexis Granwell has exhibited at The Arlington Center for the Arts, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Pentimenti, and the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, among others. She received an MFA from The University of Pennsylvania in 2007. Granwell lives and works in Philadelphia.

Grumstrup's series of horizons evoke notions of the sublime with the curious dichotomy of the infinite sky above hard ground. Drawn with ink on book board, the rhythmic mountain-scape flowing across each image hints at the intangible unknown yet their minute size maintains their familiarity.

Neilson's etchings of rooftops as seen from the windows of the N train in Queens, NY, capture these houses from an angle never seen by their inhabitants and viewed only by the artist while in transit, offering both the mystery of what lies below while revealing the unseen aspect of these mundane structures.

Exhibition Dates: September 4 - September 27, 2009
Opening Reception: Friday September 4th, 6 - 10pm

319A North 11th St. 4th Fl
Philadelphia, PA 19107

See more of Alexis' work at www.alexisgranwell.com

Consequential: Penn Faculty Exhibit Opens Weds. Sept 9, 5 - 7pm

The Charles Addams Gallery of the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design is pleased to launch the 2009-2010 academic year with an exhibition of works by the current faculty of the School of Design. The exhibition, Consequential, will be on view from September 9th through October 16th, 2009.

The exhibition contains works from over thirty of PennDesign’s prestigious faculty. In addition to the selected pieces, Consequential includes supporting source material integral to the individualized processes of each artist. The exhibition’s focus is to part the veil separating the conceptual origin and the tangible finality of the works. Just as the works themselves, the supplemental material describes the array of processes and methodologies existing in contemporary practice. Depictions of working studios, direct source material, documentations of various stages of completion and progressions, as well as preparatory work will all be on display. The exhibition offers the opportunity to view pieces of the artists’ varied practices rarely on display.

Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 9, 5:00 - 7:00pm
Exhibition Dates: September 9 – October 16, 2009

Gallery Hours Monday - Friday, 10:00am - 5:00pm

University of Pennsylvania
School of Design
Department of Fine Arts
The Charles Addams Fine Arts Gallery
200 S. 36th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Matt Neff (MFA Alum and Lecturer) in Art in the Age Exhibit Opening TONIGHT, Friday Sept. 4, 6 - 8pm

Matt Neff, MFA alum and Printmaking Lecturer, will be featured in the Art in the Age Fall 09 Group Show. He will be joined by artists Rich Colman, Chris Kline, Andrea Myers and Caleb Neelon.

The Fall 2009 Group Show brings together artists influenced by the process of printmaking to create works that value the concept of reproduction in various forms. Artwork themes range from narrative play and material deconstruction of the two-dimensional form, to the nature of fine art silk screen as a means to access otherwise complex, one-of-a-kind drawings.

The artists in this exhibition contributed original artwork towards the majority of the Fall/Winter collection of custom dyed and printed artist tees which will be available online and at the flagship store during the month of September.

Opening Reception: Friday, September 4th, 6 – 8pm
Exhibition Dates: September 4 – 27, 2009

Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction
116 N 3rd St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

For more about Matt, visit www.design.upenn.edu/people/neff_matt

Matt Freedman (MFA Senior Critic and Lecturer) in Exhibition at Big & Small/Casual Gallery, Opening Friday, Sept. 11, 5 - 8pm

"Twin Twin III, Artists’ Edition is the latest installment of Matt Freedman’s Twin Twin project, previous versions of which were shown at VertexList in 2005 and Pierogi in 2006. Freedman’s installations examine the continuing effect of the 9-11 attacks on our cultural and individual imagination by bringing together literally hundreds of found and altered objects that display ghostly resemblances to the fallen towers. The collection includes everything from modeled objects, to furniture, toys, the grating on an air conditioner and the scar on a boy’s knee.

For this edition of the project Freedman asked a number of his artist friends to look through their own work and contribute anything that reminded them of the event, either by mimicking the towers themselves or in more subtle ways. Fifty-three artists have lent work to the installation, and their work, paintings, sculpture, and video, will be displayed alongside objects from Freedman’s collection."

Opening Reception: Friday, September 11, 5:00 - 8:00pm
Exhibition Dates: September 12 & 13 only from 12:00 - 6:00pm

Big & Small/Casual Gallery
10-20 45th Road
Long Island City, NY 11101

For more about Matt, visit www.design.upenn.edu/people/freedman_matt

MFA Class of 2010 Exhibit "...or is it?" Opening Friday Sept. 18, 5 - 7:30pm

The MFA class of 2010 will have an exhibit titled "...or is it?" on campus in the Meyerson Gallery opening Friday, September 18 from 5:00 - 7:30pm. This show comprised of recent works by the students as a survey of where we are now, entering our second year.

Opening Reception: Friday, September 18, 5:00 - 7:30pm
Exhibition Dates: September 18 - October 2, 2009

University of Pennsylvania
School of Design
Meyerson Hall, Lower Gallery
205 S. 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104


Jaime Roth and Nicole White (Both MFA '09) in Exhibit at Projects Gallery, Opening Fri, September 4

Jaime Roth and Nicole White, both MFA '09, will have work in the exhibit Fresh! 2009 at Projects Gallery in Philadelphia, opening Friday, September 4 from 6:00 - 9:00 pm.

"In the continuation of a tradition, Projects Gallery announces Fresh! 2009, the annual autumnal show of emerging artists and work that is new to the city. Selected by Director Helen Meyrick, these artists diversely employ sculpture, site-specific installation, video, photography, painting and drawing. Rather than a ‘greatest hits’ regurgitation of the student shows, Fresh! attempts to bring together disparate artists united not by imposed thematic or material concerns but as a chorus of individual voices."

Opening Reception: Friday September 4, 6:00 - 9:00pm
Exhibition Dates: September 4 - October 31, 2009

Projects Gallery
629 N 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123

To see more of Jaime's work, visit http://jaimeroth.com/