Daniel Gerwin (MFA '08) in Exhibition at Gallery 817, University of the Arts, Opening September 1st

Daniel Gerwin (MFA '08) will have a solo exhibition titled "Memory Machine" at the University of the Arts, Gallery 817. Gerwin's creative process includes a degree of precision, balanced by an embrace of paint's liquidity and inherent resistance to control. He is interested in representation without illusion, which he pursues through an exploration of the relationship between mimesis and abstraction. The work presented in "Memory Machine" results from a year-long meditation on the death of a beloved relative. Over the past year, Gerwin has approached his studio practice as a personal variation on the Jewish tradition of saying Kaddish, a daily memorial prayer that one recites for eleven months after the death of a parent. In making this work, Gerwin has arrived at his own understanding of the Afterlife.

To see more of Gerwin's work, visit http://www.danielgerwin.com/

Exhibition Dates: Wednesday, September 1st - Wednesday, September 22nd

Gallery 817, University of the Arts
The Anderson Building
333 S. Broad Street, 8th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday, 10:00am - 4:00pm


Jacolby Satterwhite (MFA '10) in Performance at Jolie Laide Gallery, September 4th, 7:30pm

Jacolby Satterwhite (MFA '10) will have an upcoming performance at Jolie Laide Gallery, Philadelphia. Many of Satterwhite’s projects derive from “matriarchal, schematic drawings” his mother created during her struggle with mental illness. Satterwhite transforms these drawings of da Vinci-esque flying machines and cakes resembling skyscrapers, along with recordings of his mother singing, into works including computer-generated fantasy worlds and full body costumes outfitted with speakers for breasts and video-monitors in the crotch. In these outlandish bodysuits, Satterwhite performs high-tempo dance routines in art spaces, nightclubs, and on the street. In Model It (2010), he performed his extraterrestrial voguing in front of Fifth Avenue retail stores (and perplexed bystanders), while haunting melodies of desire emanated from his body. “It’s kind of like performing my mother in alien drag,” he explained with a chuckle. “I’m wearing the narrative on my chest and crotch, and there’s this love song coming out of me… and now I’m walking into CVS.”

The power of Satterwhite’s practice lies in the fearlessness with which he recombines disparate material. He fully exploits the definition of “contemporary art” as one that is able to absorb multiple discourses and pop culture elements. “I’m going to make work the way I want to make it. I’m not going to be apologetic,” he told me. “We’re in the fourth dimension of postmodernism, and we have all of these languages at our disposal.” As his practice evolves to include more public performances, and even an interactive video game, he may be the one showing us the way.

Performance Date: Saturday, September 4th, 7:30pm - 11:00pm

To see more of Jacolby's work, visit http://jacolby.com/home.html

Jolie Laide Gallery
224 N. Juniper St
Philadelphia, PA, 19107


Chris Lawrence (MFA '10) in solo exhibition at Extra Extra Gallery, Philadelphia, Opening September 10th, 7pm

Extra Extra Gallery is proud to present a solo exhibition by Philadelphia artist, Chris Lawrence. The multi-media installation will consist of works in sculpture and beyond. Extra Extra Gallery is an artist-run space dedicated to the exposure of under-represented artists challenging the limits of the visual and performing arts. Our monthly events, co-curated by Derek Frech, Joseph Lacina, Bob Myaing and Daniel Wallace, focus on new interpretations of sculpture, installation and performance, in whatever forms they may take.

Opening Reception: Friday September 10th, 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Extra Extra Gallery
2222 Sepviva Street
Philadelphia, PA
Gallery Hours: Saturday - Sunday, 12:00pm - 4:00pm

To see September's extended gallery hours or to make appointments, visit http://www.eexxttrraa.com

To see more of Chris's work, visit http://www.chrislawrenceprojects.com


Jamie Diamond (Faculty, MFA '08) in exhibition at Ramis Barquet Gallery, NY, Opening September 10th, 6pm

Ramis Barquet Gallery, NY is pleased to present Portrait Histories, a solo exhibition of photography, video and live performances by Jamie Diamond (Faculty, MFA '08). Curated by Karline Moeller, the exhibition is an exploration of the oldest popular use of photography, the family portrait. Diamond's work reveals the fictions of this familiar photographic moment and in so doing explores the varying codes and rituals that regulate our photographic behavior. Diamond uses the household genre of photography as a platform for further investigation into the discipline's characteristic nuances and methods. By isolating and in some cases extending each of the image's component signifiers, the artist reveals the flaws beneath the surface of the portrait, and undermines our faith in the veracity of what we are accustomed to seeing. This is Diamond's second solo exhibition in New York, the first taking place in 2008 at Moeller Snow Gallery.

Opening Reception: Friday, September 10th, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Exhibition Dates: September 10th - October 2nd, 2010

To see more of Jamie's work, visit http://www.jamiegdiamond.com/.
For more information or images contact Ana Vallejo at avallejo@ramisbarquet.com.

Ramis Barquet Gallery
532 West 24th Street
New York, NY 10011

Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Performance Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 2:30pm - 5:30pm, Saturday 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Leigh Van Duzer (MFA '10) has image published on Bomb Magazine's Blog

Leigh Van Duzer's (MFA '10) image Lift has been published on Bomb Magazine's Blog as an accompanying image to the current issue of Phoned-In.

Phoned-In is a brilliant project curated by Luke Degnan. He calls poets on the phone, the poets read their work into the phone, and Luke records it. He publishes the readings on Bomblog, with a short interview.

The current issue presents the poet MairĂ©ad Byrne. MairĂ©ad emigrated from Ireland to the United States in 1994, for poetry. Her books include The Best of (What’s Left of) Heaven (Publishing Genius 2010), Talk Poetry (Miami University Press 2007), SOS Poetry (/ubu Editions 2007), and Nelson & The Huruburu Bird (Wild Honey Press 2003). She lives in Providence and teaches at Rhode Island School of Design.

To see more, visit http://bombsite.powweb.com/?p=13029 and http://phonedinpoetry.wordpress.com/artists/

To see more of Leigh's work, visit http://www.leighvanduzer.com

Leigh Van Duzer (MFA '10) wins First Prize for Professional Architecture and Interior Photography

Leigh Van Duzer (MFA '10) recently won First Prize in the Professional Architecture and Interiors category of the Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers, sponsored by the World Photographic Gala Awards.

Awarded images were juried by the photographers Mary Ellen Mark, Vanessa Winship and Kim Weston; Magnum Photos’ members Alessandra Sanguinetti and Olivia Arthur; Zoom’s Editor in Chief Rosanna Checchi, and the Curator of the San Diego Museum of Photography Carol McCusker.

The winners will be featured in ZOOM Magazine, as well as published in the book, The Julia Cameron Award 2010. The exhibition of the overall winners and categories’ winners will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in August 2011.

For more information, visit http://www.thegalaawards.net/announcements

To see more of Leigh's work, visit http://www.leighvanduzer.com

Eileen Neff in Retrospective at the Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, Opening September 10th, 5:30pm

Former professor of Graduate Photography at Penn Design, Eileen Neff will be featured in a Retrospective at the Locks Gallery, Philadelphia. Retrospection is an extended meditation on the relationship between an image and its subject, and a pictorial conversation engaging ideas of perception and presentation. The large, digitally constructed photographic print, The Key of Dreams is centrally positioned in the exhibition and represents a grouping of several of the individual works installed throughout the gallery. Its fixed composition works in apposition to the others, setting in motion a range of varying, provisional installation choices, and introducing notions of doubling, visual quoting, and cross-referencing.

Within this layered framework, Neff revisits her ongoing investigations in both the landscape and interior settings (including their conflated hybrids), and a proposed new stage for display considerations within the gallery context. Retrospection is an expanded re-enactment of a 2008 installation at Bruce Silverstein/20 in New York City.

This is Eileen Neff’s fourth solo exhibition at Locks Gallery. In 2007, Neff was featured in a solo exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia which traveled to the Royal Hibernian Academy in Dublin, Ireland. In 2009 she was featured in a solo exhibition at the Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greenboro, NC. Neff’s work has been the subject of numerous exhibitions at institutions including P.S.1 and Artist Space in New York. Her work is included in public and private collections such as the Pew Charitable Trusts, The Dietrich Foundation and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. In addition, the exhibition will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalog with an essay by Richard Torchia, artist and Director of the Arcadia University Art Gallery, Glenside, PA.

Opening Reception: Friday, September 10th, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Exhibition Dates: September 1st - September 30th, 2010

Locks Gallery
600 Washington Square South
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00am - 6:00pm

For more information about this event and Eileen's work, visit http://www.locksgallery.com/exhibits_works.php?eid=109


Emilie Selden (MFA '09) is in Group Exhibition at the NY Studio Gallery, Closing Reception, August 27th, 7pm

Emilie Selden (MFA '09) is one of six artists participating in the New York Studio Gallery's Summer Residency Program. She is in the process of creating an installation piece called "In the Garden" in the gallery's storefront window. The work is on view through the end of August.

For more information about this piece, images in progress, and to view more of Emilie's work, visit www.emilieselden.com/

Closing Reception: Friday, August 27th, 7:00 - 10:00pm

New York Studio Gallery Summer Residency
154 Stanton Street
New York, NY 10002

Gallery Hours: Thursday - Sunday 12:00 - 6:00pm
Extended Hours: Wednesday, August 18th, 6:00 -9:00pm


Cay Yoon (MFA '10) in Group Exhibition at Westside Gallery, NY, Opening August 7th, 5pm

Cay Yoon (MFA '10) will be featured in a group exhibition titled, Abstract Intentions. The exhibition is curated by David Gibson and Keren Moscovitch and will feature work by the SVA Summer Residency Program alumni. “Abstraction is a verb, an activity, an action,” says Moscovitch in elaborating on the exhibition’s title. “These artists all use their materials in new and unexpected ways and create tools out of substance. The camera no longer captures what exists in the world, but takes advantage of optic and chemical processes to fool the eye into seeing pattern where none previously existed. Paint jumps off the canvas and contorts itself into sculpture. Object becomes line. Form opens up into meaning that is understood on a deep visceral level.”

Co-curator Gibson explains: “This is an exhibition about the idiosyncrasies of studio practice, about going into an empty room and gestating a work of art−something that did not exist before, something inspired, possibly elegant and unintended, before the moment that a space for creativity was available. The studio acts like a blank page in a typewriter, creating a void into which ideas can flow. The fact that it is both spatial and tactile creates a psychological directness which encourages innovation. This occurred to me in considering how so many people could enter the same space and see completely different things. Everywhere else in the city we are at the mercy of our senses, overwhelmed by noise, people moving about, sounds, smells. But the artist has a special way of looking at the world, an indirect and ambiguous way, devoid of sensibleness, looking into dark corners. The studio makes this possible.”

Opening Reception: Saturday, August 7, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Exhibition Dates: Saturday, August 7th - Saturday, 21th, 2010

Westside Gallery, School of Visual Arts
141 West 21st Street
New York, NY


Zoe Chronis (MFA '11) has installation at the A-Space, Opening August 8th, 3pm

Zoe Chronis' (MFA '11) installation, Dissent is not patriotic/ Give up nationalism will be opening at the A-Space in West Philadelphia on Sunday, August 1st. The exhibition includes medals and decorations from the Civil War to the War in Afghanistan (the longest official war is U.S. history). The awards chronicle events such as naval sabotage during the Vietnam War, death by friendly fire, and embalming.

The project can also be seen here: http://www.blackmedals.blogspot.com

Opening Reception: Sunday, August 8, 3:00-5:00pm
Exhibition Dates: Sunday, August 1st - Saturday, August 17

The A-Space
4722 Baltimore Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19143