Kim Brickley (MFA '09) in Solo Show at Amos Eno Gallery, June 24-July 11

Skull, Kim Brickley

The tension between the natural and unnatural is a consistent thread in much of what Kim Brickley makes, especially the space where the two overlap, as well as how this overlap and tension influence our self-perception. The orange-powdered cheese and blue Kool-Aid dust that is advertised as food fascinates and disgusts Kim, as does the preserved open cadavers photographed for medical books.
The spaces in this work could be seen as systemic portraits, with the aim of examining the incomprehensibility of existence through scanned medical imaging, biochemical reaction, and psychological space. Despite all of our current technological imagery, a distinct disconnect still exists between the image of an interior of a body and our personal understanding of it.
The title Syn-chronic refers to the synchronicity of bodily function, and how it eventually falters into sickness and degeneration, and the constant struggle between thriving and contaminated tissue. Chronic also refers to the compulsive daily habits of our culture that contribute to this slowly faltering synchronicity, such as the daily pollutants from urban post-industrial society and culture. By exploring the converse of this disconnect through abstraction and materiality of media, Kim wants this disconnect to be seen it in a less clinical and more alive way.

Opening Reception: Thursday July 2, 2009 from 5:30 to 8:30 PM
Exhibition Dates: June 24- July 11, 2009

Amos Eno Gallery
111 Front Street, #202
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Alex Wixon, Director


Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, 12 PM - 6 PM

See more of Kim's work at www.kimbrickley.com


Marc Blumthal (MFA '10) and Peter Schenck (MFA '09) accepted to Vox Populi's annual juried exhibition, VOX V

(Marc Blumthal, Self-Portrait of Me As A Home, above)

(Peter Schenck, Threshold Guardian, below)

See Vox's website for information on exhibition dates: http://www.voxpopuligallery.org

319 North 11th Street
3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

See more of Marc and Peter's work at their websites:




Cecelia Post, Kurt Freyer, Nicolas McMahon, and Elizabeth Hoy (all MFA '09) highlighted in a review of our MFA show by Libby and Roberta of THEARTBLOG

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Roberta Fallon and Libby Rosof reviewed the Penn MFA exhibition at Crane Arts on their famed ARTBLOG website this week. They had a great take on the whole exhibition and highlighted four of their favorite graduating artists from the Penn MFA program.

To see the full artblog post on individual students from the end of the year shows go to: http://theartblog.org/2009/06/student-post-part-2/

For a synthesis of artblog's thoughts on end of the year shows at Philly colleges (including Penn) see: http://theartblog.org/2009/06/student-explosion-of-navel-gazing-survivalism-and-home-sweet-home/


Leigh Van Duzer (MFA '10) Awarded Coslett Traveling Fellowship

Leigh Van Duzer has been awarded the Susan Cromwell Coslett Traveling Fellowship award for 2009. The award goes to one student in the School of Design each year to travel to a garden or landscape site for a proposed project. Leigh plans to visit and photograph the Landschaftspark in Duisburg and the gardens of Dusseldorf, Germany. By photographing the intersections of landscapes with buildings, where man-made and natural elements blend or intertwine, Leigh will be building on her earlier projects that involved photographing abandoned or partially preserved/developed sites. Her goal is to explore organization and form in such sites, and to capture images of how interruptions or imperfections caused by natural elements or the passage of time may lead to visually beautiful images.

See Leigh's work at www.leighvanduzer.com