Tetsugo Hyakutake (MFA '09) has exhibit in Challenge 3 at Fleisher Art Memorial, Opening Sat. May 1

Tetsugo Hyakutake (MFA '09) has an exhibition as part of the Wind Challenge at Fleisher Art Memorial opening Saturday, May 1 from 5:30 - 7:30pm.

Born and raised in Japan, Tetsugo Hyakutake remembers hating the ubiquitous factories that created so much pollution. Now an adult, he cannot help but to be mesmerized by their mythological structures and colored lighting. By recording reality through photography, with minor aesthetic adjustments, Hyakutake confronts his complicated relationship with modern industrial Japan. He intends his work to serve as a tribute to those who made it possible for Japan to thrive as a nation, as well as to create open dialogue on all the contradictory “truths” it created through its' industrialization.

Fleisher Art Memorial presents the final exhibition in the thirty-second season of the three-part Wind Challenge Exhibitions at Fleisher - the Delaware Valley's premier juried artist exhibition program. This season's nine Challenge artists were selected from a field of nearly 300 applicants to exhibit in one of three three-person exhibitions. Challenge 3 features the work of artists Tetsugo Hyakutake, Scott Kip, and Brenna K. Murphy.

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 1, 5:30 - 7:30pm
Exhibition Dates: May 1 - June 25, 2010

Gallery hours are 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Monday through Friday), 6:30 to 9:30 PM (Monday through Thursday), and 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (Saturday).

Fleisher Art Memorial
719 Catharine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147-2811

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


Visiting Artist Sze Tsung Leong Lectures Mon. Apr. 19, 5pm

Sze Tsung Leong, New Fengdu, Chongqing Municipality, 2003

Photographer Sze Tsung Leong will present a lecture on Monday, April 19 at 5:00pm. Leong is American and British, born in Mexico and living in New York. His work is included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Brooklyn Museum of Art and the Yale University Art Gallery, among others. His work has been exhibited internationally, including An Atlas of Events at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon, the 2006 Havana Biennial, New Photography at the High Museum of Art, the 2004 Taipei Biennial, and Painting as Paradox at Artists Space. He is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. In 2006 his book History Images was published by Steidl. He is represented by Yossi Milo in New York.

This lecture is generously sponsored by the Silverstein Lectures in Contemporary Photography.

Event Date and Time: Monday, April 19, 5:00pm

University of Pennsylvania
Meyerson Hall, B1
210 S. 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

To see more of Leong's work visit www.szetsungleong.com

Fine Arts Lecture Series : Dana Schutz, Thurs. Apr. 15, 5:30pm

Dana Schutz, How We Cured the Plague, 2007

Painter Dana Schutz will present an artist talk on Thursday, April 15 at 5:30pm at Penn as part of the MFA Fine Arts Lecture series. Schutz is a New York-based artist who graduated with her MFA from Columbia in 2002 and has tremendous artistic success since that time. Her work has already been included in major museum collections and she is represented by Zach Feuer LFL.

In Bomb magazine, critic Mei Chin wrote that "dissection and dismemberment abound in Dana Schutz's work, all offset by sunny colors and a pert sense of humor. Among other things, she has created a race of people who eat themselves; a guy called Frank who is the last man on Earth; a gravity-phobic person who has tied herself to the ground; and a variety of characters that are spliced, for different reasons, on operating tables. Schutz loves to give her characters life and then cut them up. Yet hers is a blithe cruelty, the curiosity of a child playing at being a creator. Even when she hates, she does it with whimsy."

Event Date and Time: Thursday, April 15, 5:30pm

University of Pennsylvania
Meyerson Hall, B3
210 S. 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215 - 898 - 8374


To see more of Dana's work, visit www.zachfeuer.com/danaschutz.html


Matt Neff (MFA '05/Lecturer) & Virgil Marti (MFA Lecturer) in Panel Discussion for Philagrafika at the PMA, Fri. Apr. 9, 6:30pm

Virgil Marti, Austrian Swag, 2009

Matt Neff (MFA '05, Printmaking Lecturer, Manager of Common Press) and Virgil Marti (MFA Printmaking Lecturer) will participate in a panel discussion at the Philadelphia Museum of Art on Friday, April 9 from 6:30 - 8:00 as a part of Philagraphika 2010: Perspectives on Print in Contemporary Art.

Shelley Langdale, Associate Curator of Prints and Drawings and member of the Philagrafika 2010 curatorial team, will lead a discussion with artists and other Philagrafika 2010 participants about the role of print in their work and the impact of the Philagrafika festival in re-framing the position of print in contemporary art.

Other Panelists include:

Cindi Ettinger, Master Printer, founder of C.R. Ettinger Studio, Philadelphia

Caitlin Perkin, artist, member of the artists’ collective Space 1026 and Program Manager for Philagrafika 2010

Anabelle Rodriguez, Curator of the inaugural International Curatorial Exchange (ICE) @ Crane Arts LLC; Guest Curator at Painted Bride Art Center; and muralist for the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program

Event Time and Date: 6:30 - 8:00pm, Friday April 9, 2010
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Main Building, Seminar Room
26th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130

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

To see more of Virgil's work, visit http://www.elizabethdeegallery.com/artists/view/virgil-marti

Joshua Mosley (MFA Acting Chair & Professor of Animation/Video) in Solo Exhibition at Donald Young Gallery, Opening Fri. Apr. 9, 5pm

Joshua Mosley, International (Animation Still), 2010

Joshua Mosley (MFA Acting Chair & Professor of Animation/Video) will have a solo exhibition of his new work International, opening at the Donald Young Gallery in Chicago on Friday, April 9 from 5:00 - 7:00pm.

International is a video and sculpture installation that aligns two historical figures in conversation for the first time, Austrian economist Friedrich Hayek (1899–1992) and American builder and philanthropist George R. Brown of Brown & Root (1898–1983).

Sampling oral history recordings captured between 1968 and 1978 of Brown and Hayek (they never met), the animation folds together a conversation that identifies their perspectives on how the ideal economic and social order for a nation should evolve. From a contemporary perspective, the conversation also reveals how it is possible for the mind to simultaneously hold incompatible ideas and how individuals like Hayek and Brown use logic to reconcile public theories and actions with more personal motivations.

The animation presents cycles of photographs staged in locations pivotal in the lives of Hayek and Brown. These include images of the Hôtel du Parc in Mont Pelerin, Switzerland (the location of the initial Mont Pelerin Society meeting in 1947 where economists, philosophers, and historians met to discuss the fate of classical liberalism and in their view, the crisis of socialism) and a triangular plot at the confluence of the Green Bayou and Houston Ship Channel in Texas purchased by the Browns in 1941 to complete a series of federal contracts to build ships for WWII. Intercut with these landscapes are animated images of old logging roads along the coast of Oregon composited with an animated 3D scan of the truck.

Interwoven with Hayek’s and Brown’s voice is a musical score composed by Mosley of single notes played on a 1938 Haines Brothers piano, matched to the piano owned by Brown's family during this transitional period of growth in their business.

Opening Reception: Friday, April 9, 5:00 - 7:00pm

Donald Young Gallery
224 S. Michigan Avenue
Suite 266
Chicago, IL 60604

To see more of Joshua's work, visit http://joshuamosley.com/