Matt Neff (MFA '05) in Exhibit at CFEVA Opening Thurs, Feb 4, 5:00 - 7:00

Matt Neff (MFA '05 and Printmaking Lecturer) has work in a group exhibition titled Sweet Spot at the Center for Emerging Visual Artists (CFEVA), opening Thursday, February 4 from 5:00 - 7:00pm. Selected especially for the Philagrafika 2010 and Fiber Philadelphia 2010 festivals, Sweet Spot features six CFEVA artists whose prints, sculpture, and installations incorporate printmaking and fiber in unusual and unexpected ways.

Matt will be showing with Katie Baldwin, Julia Blaukopf, Andrea Cote, Oscar Muňoz, Marisha Simons & Ben Volta. The show was curated by Amie Potsic.

Opening Reception: Thursday, February 4th, 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Exhibition Dates: January 28 – February 18, 2010

The Center for Emerging Visual Artists
1521 Locust Street, Lower Level
Philadelphia, PA 19102

For more information visit www.philagrafika2010.org

To see more of Matt's work visit http://mattneffonline.com/


Diane Burko (MFA '69) in Exhibit at Locks Gallery, Opening Fri. Feb. 5, 5:30 - 7:30pm

Diane Burko, Grinnell Mt. Gould #1: 1938, Grinnell Mt. Gould #3: 1998, and Grinnell Mt. Gould #4: 2006, 2009

Diane Burko (MFA '69) has work in a solo show titled Politics of Snow at the Locks Gallery, opening Friday, February 5 from 5:30 - 7:30pm. This is the artist’s tenth solo exhibition at the gallery. A fully illustrated catalogue with an essay by Ian Berry will be available.

Like the painters of the Hudson River School associated with the sublime landscape, Burko’s new paintings focus on epic views. Her new subjects are glaciers and remote peaks in Alaska, Montana and the Alps. In Politics of Snow, Burko has shifted away from the quasi-naturalistic palette of the previous decade. Working from small black-and-white archival photographs, she introduces liberal interpretations via a monumentalizing scale and an imaginative color palette, including exposure of the unpainted canvas as its own color and ground.

Burko will also be exhibiting photographs in a third floor exhibition titled Imprints in the the Landscape. These images, taken between 2007 and 2009 of the ice-covered ground of Pennsylvania and the sands of the South Dakota Badlands, draw the viewers’ attention to the imprints in the ground - both concrete and ephemeral - and strike a balance between abstraction and representation. This exhibition runs concurrent with the city-wide festival celebrating print in contemporary art, Philigrafika 2010.

Opening Reception: Friday, February 5, 5:30 - 7:30pm
Exhibition Dates: February 5 - March 13, 2010

Locks Gallery
600 Washington Square South
Philadelphia, PA 19106

To see more of Diane's work, visit www.dianeburko.com

Miler Lagos, Visiting Artist Exhibition Opening TONIGHT, Weds. Jan. 27, 5:30 - 7:30pm

Visiting Artist Miler Lagos has an installation titled Silence Dogood at the Arthur Ross Gallery opening Wednesday, January 27 from 5:30 - 7:30pm.

Lagos is a multi-media artist with an interest in relating different socioeconomic environments (urban and popular) and re-appropriating the different visual and social phenomena that emerge in each context. Lagos' installation uses literally four tons of recycled newspapers to create sculpted trees. This work has been made this month during a three week residency as a Distinguished International Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania.

Opening Reception: Wednesday, January 27, 5:30 - 7:30pm
Exhibition Dates: January 27 - March 21, 2010

The Arthur Ross Gallery
University of Pennsylvania
220 South 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Housed in the Fisher Fine Arts Library

For more information about Philagrafika, visit www.philagrafika2010.org

Micah Danges (MFA Photography Technician) in Exhibit at Vox Populi, Opening Fri. Feb. 5, 6:00 - 11:00pm

Micah Danges (MFA Photography Technician) will have work in an exhibit titled Wake Up Sharp at Vox Populi, opening Friday, February 5 from 6:00 - 11:00pm.

Through photographs and sculpture, Micah examines balance and measurement in spaces and environments, natural and man-made. A blurring of material and place portrays a site where the remembered meets the imagined.

Opening Reception: Friday, February 5, 6:00 - 11:00pm
Exhibition Dates: February 5 - 28, 2010

Also, there will be a gallery talk with Luis Gispert (MFA Photography Professor), Sunday, February 28, 3:00pm.

Vox Populi
319 N 11th Street
Third Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

To see more of Micah's work, visit http://micahdanges.org/


PennDesign Alumni / Philagrafika Exhibit Opening Thurs, Feb 4

The PennDesign Alumni Association has curated an exhibit of MArch, MFA and other PennDesign alumni at Bahdeebahdu Gallery. The participating artists all work in print-making methods and the show will be held in collaboration with Philagrafika. The entries were juried by PennDesign faculty and alumni. The exhibit opens February 4 with an opening reception on February 11.

Artists whose work will be exhibited include:
J. Thomas Bolles (C'75)
Heather J. M. Brammeier (MFA'02)
Mark N. Brosseau (MFA'01)
Marie D. Bukowski (MFA'00)
Diane Burko (MFA'69)
Annette Cords (MFA'93)
Peter J. Exley (MArch'90)
Anthony Exter (C'75)
Matthew D. Feuer (MFA'83)
Rui Guo (MArch'08)
Lydia S. Hunn (MFA'71)
Christianne Kapps (MFA'01)
Nadine Kashlan (MArch'09)
James B. Ketover (MArch'09)
Jean Sausele Knodt (MFA'84)
Brian S. Kreydatus (MFA'94)
Yvonne M. Murphy-Love (MFA'94)
Emily Brett Lukens (FA'80 MFA'81)
Shu-Wei Herman Mao (MCP'06 MArch’06)
James Montgomery (MArch'02)
Keith Geoffrey Moskow (MArch'86)
Julia Murphy (MArch'03)
Demetra Tassiou Panidis (MFA'95)
Mark Pease (MFA'03)
Francesca D. P. Pfister (MFA'07)
Cecelia M. Post (MFA'09)
Martin E. Rich (MArch'64)
Alexandra A. Schmidt-Ullrich (MArch'00)
David S. Slovic (MArch'66)
Jason Eric Travers (MFA'98)

Involving more than 300 artists at more than 80 venues throughout the city, Philagrafika 2010 will be one of the largest art events in the United States and the world’s most important print-related exposition. Prominent museums and cultural institutions across Philadelphia are participating in Philagrafika 2010, offering regional, national and international audiences the opportunity to see contemporary art that references printmaking in dynamic, unexpected ways and to experience the rich cultural life of the city in the process. The administrative staff of Philagrafika, the Artistic Director and the curatorial team have worked closely with local institutions in planning and implementing a wide range of exhibitions, public programs and events, resulting in a citywide collective effort, which appropriately reflects the collaborative nature of printmaking itself.

Opening Reception: Thursday, February 11, 2010, 6:00 - 9:00pm
Exhibition Dates: February 4 - February 26, 2010

Bahdeebahdu Gallery
1522 North American Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
215 - 627 - 5002

For more information, visit www.mainlinetoday.com/Main-Line-Today/Calendar

Jacolby Satterwhite (MFA '10) in Exhibit at RAG, Opening Fri, Jan 29, 6:00-8:00pm

Jacolby Satterwhite (MFA '10) will have work in an exhibit titled The Mothership Has Landed at Rush Arts Gallery, opening Friday, January 29 from 6:00 - 8:00pm.

The Mothership Has Landed
is a group exhibition featuring sculpture, video, photography and painting by Brandon Coley Cox, Lainie Dalby, Ayanna V. Jackson, Glendalys Medina, Marcus Morales and Jacolby Satterwhite. Guest Curator: Derrick Adams.

The title of the show borrows from the infamous George Clinton + Funkadelic and their decades-long experimental movement combining music, fashion, illustration and performance. Their phrase, "The Mothership Has Landed" can roughly translate to "The shit is about to hit the fan!" and illustrates the collective nature of the group's overall expressive and raw quality.

A similar expressive and raw quality can be seen in this group of artists. Their works are cultural hybrids borrowing from the familiar and inspired by their investigation of media transformed through personal experience, resulting in a cosmic array of images, objects and performance. "Here's a chance to dance our way out of our constrictions…with the groove our only guide, we shall all be moved."

Opening Reception: Friday, January 29, 6:00 - 8:00pm
Exhibition Dates: January 29 - March 20, 2010

Live Performance Dates: Saturdays 4-5pm
Lainie Dalby: February 13th
Jacolby Satterwhite: February 27th
Glendalys Medina: March 6th

Rush Arts Gallery
526 W 26th Street Suite 311
New York, NY 10001
212 - 691 - 9552


Jacolby Satterwhite (MFA '10) Will Perform and Exhibit Work at P.S.1 Sat, Jan 16, 4:00-6:00pm

Jacolby Satterwhite (MFA `10) will have an 8 channel video installation and perform at P.S.1. this Saturday, January 16 from 4:00 - 6:00pm as a part of their Saturday Session. The afternoon of performance and music is titled WERRRQ.

P.S.1 invites Edwin Ramoran from Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art (Newark, NJ), to host and organize WERRRQ, an afternoon program of performance and music which is part of the ongoing Saturday Sessions series and Free Space program. WERRRQ introduces emerging artists from the art, club, and ballroom scenes who work in music and sound, performance, sculpture, and video.

Featured artists:
$10 Outfit
Neko Legacy International
Jeffrey Ralston
Kenya (Robinson)
Jacolby Satterwhite

Saturday Sessions is a new program of emerging performance art designed to introduce new performance artists to New York audiences. P.S.1 has had a long tradition of showcasing performance-based art, from the Butoh dance of Min Tanaka to the films of Jack Smith. This is a new formalized series presenting a younger generation of artists.

Free Space is a new collaborative initiative with artists and nonprofit arts institutions in which P.S.1 provides use of its gallery space for exhibitions, events, rehearsals, and other live presentations. Past participants include Marina Abramovic, Kalup Linzy and Printed Matter. Creative Time will be hosting Free Space on January 23 and 24.

Event Date and Time: Saturday, January 16, 2010, 4:00 - 6:00 PM

Marc Blumthal (MFA '10) Illustrated Album Artwork - Record Release Party Fri, Jan 15, 8:30pm

Marc Blumthal (MFA '10) did the artwork for the band The Elevator Parade's most recent album. The band is having a record release party Friday, January 15 at 8:30pm at the M Room. They're playing with Imaginary Friends, Music For Headphones and The Choice Tasters DJs.

Event Date and Time: Friday, January 15, 8:30pm

The M Room
15 West Girard Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19125


To see more of Marc's work, visit http://marcedmundblumthal.blogspot.com/

Marc Blumthal (MFA '10) and Mark Pease (MFA '03) in Philagrafika Exhibit Opening Weds, Jan 27, 5:00 - 7:00pm

Marc Blumthal (MFA '10) and Mark Pease (MFA '03) have work at Drexel University in an exhibit titled IPCNY New Prints 2009/ Autumn. This exhibit is part of Philagrafika.

Philagrafika 2010 is an international festival that celebrates the role of print as a vital force in contemporary art, running from January 29 through April 11, 2010 throughout the city of Philadelphia. Set to be one of the largest arts events in the United States, Philagrafika 2010 will showcase the work of more than 300 artists and will unite 88 Philadelphia area art institutions in the inaugural presentation of what will become a recurring event, anticipated to repeat every three years. Curated by Artistic Director José Roca, Philagrafika 2010 will offer regional, national, and international audiences the opportunity to see contemporary art that references printmaking in dynamic, unexpected ways and to experience Philadelphia’s rich cultural life in the process.

The festival was initiated by the Philagrafika organization, formerly known as the Philadelphia Print Collaborative. Philagrafika builds upon the region's rich printmaking history and abundant artistic resources to enhance Philadelphia’s presence as an international center for innovative printmaking. Philagrafika 2010 is the result of more than five years of planning, culminating in a citywide collective effort, which appropriately reflects the collaborative nature of printmaking itself. The festival is divided into three components: a core curated exhibition titled The Graphic Unconscious, Out of Print, and Independent Projects.

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, January 27, 5:00 - 7:00pm
Exhibition Dates: January 11 - February 13, 2010

Leonard Pearlstein Gallery
Drexel University
Nesbitt Hall
33rd & Market Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19104

For more information, visit:

To see more of Marc Blumthal's work, visit http://marcedmundblumthal.blogspot.com/

To see more of Mark Pease's work, visit www.markpease.com

Lecture: Charles Atlas, Thurs, Jan 21 5:30pm, Meyerson B3

Charles Atlas, video artist and filmmaker, will present a lecture on Thursday, January 21 at 5:30pm in Meyerson Hall, B3.

Charles Atlas was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1958. Atlas is a filmmaker and video artist who has created numerous works for stage, screen, museum and television. Atlas is a pioneer in the development of media-dance, a genre in which original performance work is created directly for the camera. Atlas worked as filmmaker-in-residence with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company for ten years. Many of the Atlas’s works have been collaborations with choreographers, dancers, and performers, including Yvonne Rainer, Michael Clark, Douglas Dunn, Marina Abramovic, Diamanda Galas, John Kelly and Leigh Bowery. His work has been shown at international institutions including the Whitney Museum of American Art; the Museum of Modern Art; Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Geoerges Pompidou, Paris; the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; and the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. Charles Atlas lives and works in New York City and Paris.

Thursday, January 21, 5:30pm

University of Pennsylvania
Meyerson Hall, Room B3
210 S. 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104


To learn more about Charles, visit www.pbs.org/art21/artists/atlas


Jane Irish (MFA Program Coordinator) Awarded 2009 Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant

Jane Irish, the MFA Program Coordinator, has been awarded a 2009 Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant.

The Painters & Sculptors Grant Program was established in 1993 to assist individual artists. The grants are given to acknowledge painters and sculptors creating work of exceptional quality.

The Foundation selected nominators nationwide dedicated to supporting artists who are under-recognized for their artistic achievements and whose careers would benefit from the grant. The candidates' images were viewed for consideration through an anonymous process by a jury panel, which convened in November at the office of the Joan Mitchell Foundation. Nominators and jurors include prominent visual artists, curators, and art educators.

Additional programs undertaken by the Foundation include free art classes for New York City youth, grants to MFA graduates to aid in their transition from academic to professional studio work, and support to painters and sculptors in the Gulf Coast area.

The Joan Mitchell Foundation was established in April 1993 as a not-for-profit corporation following the death of Joan Mitchell in October 1992. The Foundation strives to fulfill the ambitions of Joan Mitchell to assist the needs of contemporary artists and to demonstrate that painting and sculpture are significant cultural necessities.

Congratulations, Jane!!

For more information on the Joan Mitchell Foundation and its recipients, please visit www.joanmitchellfoundation.org

To see more of Jane's work, visit www.locksgallery.com/artists


Francesca Pfister (MFA '06) in Solo Exhibit at Burrison Gallery Opening January 11

Francesca Pfister will have a solo exhibition titled Snow Traces at the Burrison Gallery opening January 11.

Francesca practices a form of visual archeology. Working in photography, video and installation, she explores the physical world around her, looking for surfaces, objects and spaces that express human presence. Her main source of inspiration is the city, with its urban textures, permanent marks and ephemeral traces. In Snow Traces, she investigates a pedestrian’s experience of Philadelphia streets ­in the aftermath of a snowstorm.

After earning an Art History degree in Switzerland and a certificate in Museum Studies from NYU’s Graduate School of Arts and Science in New York, Pfister worked as a curatorial researcher and educator for museums in New York. She then studied photography at The University of The Arts in Philadelphia and the Centre Iris in Paris, before obtaining an MFA from Penn, where she currently teaches photography in the Fine Arts Department.

Opening Reception: Thursday, January 14, 5:00 - 7:00pm
Exhibition Dates: January 11 - February 19, 2010

Burrison Gallery
University Club at Penn
3611 Walnut Street 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104

To learn more about Francesca, visit www.design.upenn.edu/people/pfister_francesca

Hunter Stabler (MFA '06) in Solo Show at Pentimenti Gallery, Opening Saturday, January 23

Hunter Stabler (MFA '06) will have a solo show titled Center of the Cyclone at Pentimenti Gallery opening Saturday, January 23.

This show coincides with the first Philagrafika 2010 International Print Festival. Philagrafika will become a recurring event in Philadelphia, celebrating the role of print in contemporary artistic practice.

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 23, 3:00 - 5:00pm
Gallery Talk: Saturday, January 23, 4:00pm
Exhibition Dates: January 23 - February 27, 2010

Pentimenti Gallery
145 North Second St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106


See more of Hunter's work at www.hunterstabler.com

To learn more about Philagrafika, visit www.philagrafika.org

Hunter Stabler (MFA '06) in Exhibition at Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Opening Friday, January 8

Hunter Stabler (MFA '06) has work in a group show titled Unveil at Tiger Strikes Asteroid, opening Friday, January 8th from 6:00 - 10:00pm.

The show also features the work of Corey Antis, Ben Pranger, Donna Ruff and Adam Parker Smith.

Opening reception:
Friday, January 8th, 6:00 – 10:00pm
Exhibition Dates: January 8 - 29, 2010

Tiger Strikes Asteroid
319A North 11th Street, 4th Floor
Philadelphia PA 19107
TigerStrikesAsteroid (at) gmail (dot) com

Gallery hours: Friday and Saturday 2pm-6pm and by appointment only

See more of Hunter's work at www.hunterstabler.com