John Moore (Former MFA Program Chair) Exhibit "Shades of Grey" Opens Fri, Mar. 5, 5:30pm

John Moore (Former MFA Program Chair) has a solo show of new drawings at Locks Gallery titled Shades of Grey, opening Friday, March 5 from 5:30 - 7:30pm.

This exhibit, John Moore’s first exclusive drawing show, is composed of eighteen charcoal works, all completed in 2009. An ambitious endeavor into a medium that the artist had only previously handled while in college, these large-scale drawings each have a unique subject and are not studies or preparatory drawings for paintings.

Seeking a break from painting, his sole pursuit over the last decade and the focus of a mid-career retrospective in 2009, the artist was drawn to a total immersion in a new medium. Charcoal’s flexibility and variety of hues enhances the depth of field and the articulation of architectural forms - longstanding hallmarks of Moore’s work. The density of the heavily worked charcoal achieves a surface richness akin to painting. Each work also reveals Moore’s own analytic approach to the urban landscape and architecture - lifelong interests.

Moore served as chair of the Fine Arts Department at The University of Pennsylvania from 1999 through 2008, capping off a distinguished teaching career that included positions at Tyler School of Art and Boston University. The artist has shown extensively in New York and Philadelphia, in museum and gallery exhibitions, and his work is in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago; Metropolitan Museum of Art; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Philadelphia Museum of Art; SFMOMA and Yale University Art Gallery.

Opening Reception: Friday, March 5, 5:30 - 7:30pm
Exhibition Dates: March 5 - April 10

Locks Gallery
600 Washington Square South
Philadelphia, PA 19106

To see more of John's work, visit www.locksgallery.com/artists.php?aid=18


Daniel Heyman (MFA ‘91) in multimedia presentation "Warning: Graphic Content", Tues. Mar. 9, 7pm

About Ali, Daniel Heyman

Daniel Heyman (MFA ‘91) is featured in the multimedia presentation “Warning: Graphic Content”, presented by First Person Arts and Bryn Mawr Film Institute on Tuesday, March 9 at 7:00pm. This event is presented as part of Philagrafika and One Book, One Philadelphia. This multimedia presentation explores the genre of the graphic memoir across multiple forms. Three leading artists– Daniel Heyman, Jamar Nicholas and Josh Neufeld – will present their work and discuss how they create it. A screening of the film Persepolis, based on the graphic memoir by Marjane Satrapi, will follow the discussion.

Prisoner abuse connected to the Iraq War has influenced the recent work of Philadelphia artist Daniel Heyman, who incorporates the words prisoners speak to him as he draws them. Philadelphia-based comics artist Jamar Nicholas is working on a new, graphic version of Geoffrey Canada’s powerful memoir Fist Stick Knife Gun. Josh Neufeld’s work gives the graphic treatment to his personal life and historical events, including the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Marjane Satrapi’s two graphic memoirs were combined to make the film version of Persepolis. The film chronicles Satrapi’s childhood in the shadow of the Iranian Revolution, following her into young adulthood as she navigates the starkly different worlds of Western Europe and an increasingly conservative Iran.

For the past four years, Daniel Heyman has concentrated his art on the war in Iraq, specifically the abuse and torture of Iraqis at Abu Ghraib and other prisons. Heyman has traveled to Jordan and Turkey where he talked face to face with over 25 former detainees, painting their portraits and capturing their prison experiences. Portfolios of Heyman’s work are held by the Library of Congress, New York Public Library, Yale University Art Gallery, Baltimore Museum of Art, Free Library of Philadelphia and many others. He teaches at Swarthmore College and the Rhode Island School of Design.

Event Date and Time: Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at 7pm
Bryn Mawr Film Institute, 824 West Lancaster Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA
Tickets are $15 ($10 for First Person Arts and BMFI members)
Advanced tickets available online only at www.firstpersonarts.org/programs2/salons/

About First Person Arts:
Founded in 2000, First Person Arts transforms the drama of real life into memoir and documentary art to foster appreciation for our unique and shared experience. First Person Arts believes that everyone has a story to tell and that sharing our stories connects us with each other and the world. First Person Arts supports the development of memoir and documentary work by artists from all walks of life and provides opportunities for their stories to be heard in programs throughout the year.

For more information, visit www.firstpersonarts.org
To see more of Daniel's work, visit www.danielheyman.com


Daniel Heyman (MFA ‘91) in Exhibit at Swarthmore College Opening Thurs. Mar 4, 4:30-7pm

Daniel Heyman (MFA '91) will have a solo exhibit titled Bearing Witness at the List Gallery at Swarthmore College. The exhibit is open from March 4 to April 9 and is held in conjunction with a symposium on Saturday, March 20.

For the past four years, Daniel Heyman, has traveled to Jordan and Turkey to meet with former Iraqi detainees, paint their portraits, and record their testimony. His exhibition will feature a selection of his portraits of survivors of torture at Abu Grahib prison as well as portraits of African American men from the Philadelphia area who have endured extreme poverty and repeated incarceration. Heyman’s moving portraits neither sensationalize the horrific stories told by their subjects nor emphasize his own emotional reaction. Instead, as Swarthmore Professor of Sociology Robin Wagner-Pacifici points out in her forthcoming exhibition catalog essay, Heyman’s portraits, with their selective inclusion of excerpts of sworn testimony, emphasize the subjects’ professional and familial roles—fundamental aspects of our social and personal identity. In doing so, the portraits restore dignity and individuality to those who have been deprived of their most basic human rights.

Heyman graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in Visual Studies and received an M.F.A in painting from the University of Pennsylvania. Numerous institutions have acquired portfolios of his work including the Library of Congress, New York Public Library, Yale University Art Gallery, Baltimore Museum of Art, and Princeton University Art Museum. Heyman is a 2009 Pew Fellowship recipient. In addition, he has received many fellowships including awards from the MacDowell colony, the AMJ foundation, the Philadelphia Print Collaborative, and the Independence Foundation. A distinguished visiting artist and critic at noted institutions, including Cranbrook Academy and the University of Iowa, Heyman teaches printmaking regularly at Swarthmore College and Rhode Island School of Design.

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 4, 5:30-7:00pm
Artist Lecture: Thursday, March 4, 4:30pm
Exhibition Dates: March 4 - April 9, 2010

Symposium: Saturday, March 20, 2010
Artists in Wartime: Bearing Witness/Shaping a Response

Symposium Schedule:
9:30 a.m.

Welcome reception Lang Performing Arts Center Lobby (coffee and pastries)
10:00 a.m.—Noon
Symposium—Lang Performing Arts Center Cinema
Janine Mileaf, moderator, Assistant Professor of Art History, Swarthmore College
Eric Avery, Artist, Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Damian Cote, Artist
Juan Manuel Echavarria, Artist
Daniel Heyman, Artist, Visiting Associate Professor of Studio Art, Swarthmore College and at Rhode Island School of Design
Andrew Lichtenstein, documentary photographer
Melissa Ho, Artist and Art Historian

Noon-1:00 p.m.—Light lunch fare provided
Reception in McCabe Library main lobby for Printmakers go to War: Works by Daniel Heyman in collaboration with Nick Flynn, Damian Cote, Eric Avery, and Michael Reed

1:00 p.m.—Poetry Reading by Nick Flynn
McCabe Library Lobby
Nick Flynn, has published his works in The New Yorker, The Nation, Fence, The New York Times Book Review, The Paris Review, and NPR's This American Life. Author of A Note Slipped Under the Door with Shirley McPhillips. his awards include "Discovery"/The Nation Award, the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award, the Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Scholarship, , and fellowships from The Guggenheim Foundation and The Library of Congress.

List Gallery
McCabe Library
Swarthmore College
500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081

To see more of Daniel's work, visit www.danielheyman.com


Brian Zegeer (MFA '05) Will Screen Video Project Fri, Feb 19,

Brian Zegeer (MFA '05) will be projecting footage from the "Pull My Daisy" video/installation project filmed in October, 2008. He will be mixing the footage in real-time as part of a performance by Baby Copperhead at Pete's Candy Store.

Event Time and Date: 10:30pm, February 22, 2010

Baby Copperhead Residency

Pete's Candystore
709 Lorimer St.
Brooklyn, NY 11211

To see more of Brian's work, visit www.brianzegeer.com

Jacolby Satterwhite (MFA '10) will perform at Rush Arts Gallery, Sat. Feb. 27, 4:00pm

Jacolby Satterwhite (MFA '10) will perform at the Country Ball 2010 at Rush Arts Gallery on Saturday, February 27 from 4:00 - 6:00pm. There will be music by DJ Jools Palmer.

"February 27, 2010 is going to be a fierce cookout in the gallery. Expect to dance your ass off, watch some killer, brand new, subversive, never before seen video art and throw down on some delicious food. Your participation is vital in this pot-luck / cookout. So bring a dish or beverage of any kind. Learn how to do the Electric Slide! And bring your truest, authentic self, because Jacolby Satterwhite is going to serve!"

Jacolby's performance is in conjunction with his show at RAG titled The Mothership has Landed, ongoing from January 29 - March 20, 2010.

Saturday, February 27, 2010
Time: 4:00PM til' 6:00 PM ---and possibly much later!

Rush Arts Gallery
526 West 26th Street, Suite 311
New York, NY 10001-5521
212 - 691 - 9552


Tetsugo Hyakutake (MFA '09) Exhibits Work in the Art Prize Arte Laguna

Tetsugo Hyakutake (MFA '09) will participate in the Fourth International Art Prize “Arte Laguna”, organized by the Italian Cultural Association MoCA (Modern Contemporary Art), in cooperation with Arte Laguna. The Art Prize is dedicated to the promotion and valorization of the contemporary art.

The Prize is organized under the patronage of the Foreign Office, Region of Veneto, Province of Treviso, Province of Venice, Municipality of Venice, Municipality of Mogliano Veneto, Venetian Ca’ Foscari University, Ascom of Treviso, NIKON, Venetian Academy of Fine Arts, European Institute of Design (IED).

The Prize is subdivided in three sections: painting, photographic art, sculpture. Participants can chose the theme of their artworks.

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 6, 2010, 6:30pm

Tese of San Cristoforo
Venice Arsinale
Via Roma, 29/A
Mogliano Veneto


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

Cecelia Post (MFA '09) Featured Work on BOMB Magazine Blog

Cecelia Post, You Made Me, Sewing, 2009

Cecelia Post (MFA '09) has work illustrating a podcast and interview with her twin, poet Frances Justine Post, on BOMB Magazine's blog. Luke Degnan has started this new project called Phoned-In which features readings of poetry by poets. Frances Justine Post is the inaugural poet and she reads four poems.


To see more of Cecelia's work, visit www.ceceliapostart.com

Peter Schenck (MFA '09) Has Work Featured in BOMB Magazine Blog, Airing Tomorrow Morning, Thurs, Feb 18, 11:30am

Peter Schenck, Cops and Underwear, 2009

Peter Schenck (MFA '09) will have work accompanying a BOMB Magazine Phoned In podcast featuring poet Jack Christian, airing tomorrow, Thursday, February 18 at 11:30.

Tune in here: http://bombsite.powweb.com/?p=7787

To see more of Peter's work, visit http://peterschenck.com/

Visiting Artist Lecture : A.L. Steiner, TONIGHT, Weds Feb 17, 4:30pm

A.L. Steiner is a Brooklyn-based artist who uses constructions of photography, video, installation, collaboration, performance and curatorial work as seductive tropes channeled through the sensibility of a cynical queer eco-feminist androgyne. Steiner is a collective member of Chicks on Speed, co-curator of Ridykeulous and collaborates with numerous visual and performing artists. She is represented by Taxter & Spengemann.

Event Date and Time : Wednesday, February 17, 4:30pm

University of Pennsylvania School of Design
Meyerson Hall, Room B3
210 s. 34th street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
t: 215-898-8374

To see more of A.L.'s work, visit www.taxterandspengemann.com


Tadashi Moriyama (MFA '06) in *On/Off the Grid* Exhibit, Opening Sat. Feb. 13, 6:00pm

Tadashi Moriyama (MFA '06) will have work in an exhibit titled *On/Off the Grid* at Irvine Contemporary in Washington DC, opening Saturday, February 13 from 6:00 - 8:00pm.

*On/Off the Grid*, is an
exhibition of works by artists who work with - and against - the concepts of
grids, networks, architecture and abstract systems. Tadashi will be showing with Hasan
Elahi, Adam Fowler, Teo González, Courtney Jordan, Amy Lin, Linn Meyers,
Molly Springfield and Yuriko Yamaguchi.

Playing on all senses of the metaphor "grid," the exhibition features works
that engage with formal systems or embody a critique of moving with, or
against, grids, networks, and a priori abstract structures. Being "on the
grid" today can mean being connected, part of the network, plugged into the
system, knowable and known to others; "off the grid" means the opposite,
disconnected, isolated, inaccessible, unknowable. Networks and grids have
been the main modeling systems for many domains of life--idealized
abstractions, information technology, texts, digital media, social
organization, political power, complexity theory. *On/Off the Grid* presents
a sampling of ways that artists visualize the significance of grids,
networks, and complexity across many artistic mediums.

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 13, 6:00 - 8:00pm
Exhibition Dates: February 13 - March 20, 2010

Irvine Contemporary
1412 14th St., NW
Washington, DC 20005
202 - 332 - 8767

To see more of Tadashi's work, visit http://tadashimoriyama.com

Rachel Frank (MFA '05) Directs Performance at Two Locations on Two Days: Sat. Mar. 6 & Weds. Mar. 31

Rachel Frank (MFA '05) has written and will direct Sleep of Reason: A Sculptural Performance, which will run on Saturday, March 6 at The Bushwick Starr Space in Brooklyn, NY and on Wednesday, March 31 at Vaudeville Park in Brooklyn, NY.

Sleep of Reason uses the allegorical narratives in Francisco Goya’s Los Caprichos and The Disasters of War series to examine the theatrical/performance implications of prisoner torture and abuse depicted in the Abu Ghraib photographs. The performance is set up in a tableau vivant manner: staged still scenes are briefly illuminated with a flash of light cutting through longer periods of darkness. The performance is not an exact reproduction of the images in the photos, but rather, like Goya’s prints, uses fantastical costume and allusion as an allegorical critique. Referencing his works, the costumed performance suggests the recurrent darkness beneath the rational and enlightened society of today.

Born and raised in Kentucky, Rachel Frank is a sculptor based in Brooklyn. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including grants from The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation, and residencies at The Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation and The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. This will be her first theatrical performance.

Saturday, March 6, 2010
Doors open at 7:30. Performance starts at 8:00 p.m. sharp.
The Bushwick Starr Space
207 Starr Street #4, Brooklyn, NY

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Doors open at 7:30. Performance starts at 8:00 p.m. sharp.
Vaudeville Park
26 Bushwick Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

To see more of Rachel's work, visit www.rachelfrank.com


Tasha Doremus (Penn Photography Staff) in Solo Exhibit at NEXUS, Opening Thurs, Feb. 11, 6 - 9pm

Tasha Doremus (Penn Photography Staff) has an exhibit of work titled Scars, Caresses and Souvenirs at NEXUS/foundation for today's art, opening Thursday, February 11 from 6:00 - 9:00pm. There will also be a closing reception Friday, March 5 from 6:00 - 9:00pm.

"The experience of human life is a dappled and variegated thing, compromised of so much more than is actually present. Our world is imaginary - an amalgamation of memories, histories, and the constantly overlapping narratives we endlessly build, alter, and raze. From the scars we carry to the memory of a loved one’s caress, from the strange and elusive phenomenology of abandoned spaces to the physical fragments we leave behind, our realities are mapped out onto our bodies, our landscapes, and all the constructions conjured in between."

Opening Reception: Thursday, February 11, 6:00 - 9:00pm
Closing Reception: Friday, March 5, 6:00 - 9:00pm
Exhibition Dates: February 11 - March 5, 2010

NEXUS/foundation for today’s art
The Crane Building
1400 North American Street (Suite 102)
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Sunday, 12:00 - 6:00pm


Peter Schenck (MFA '09) in Exhibition at Little Berlin, Opening Fri. Feb. 5, 6:00pm

Peter Schenck (MFA '09) has work in the exhibition titled Works on Paper Rejects at Little Berlin Gallery, opening tomorrow, Friday, February 5 from 6:00 - 11:00pm.

For the month of February Little Berlin will be exhibiting artworks rejected from Arcadia University’s 2009 Works on Paper. The November call for entries in 2009 received a record 1,256 pieces of artwork. Arcadia’s Works on Paper is a unique opportunity for artists to have a selected curator/juror review your art in flesh and blood, but what is that worth when there’s such high demand of art to be seen?

“Works on Paper Rejects” is a way Little Berlin hopes to give a voice to all of the Philadelphia art community by simply providing a gallery to exhibit the artwork.

Opening Reception: Friday, February 5, 6:00 - 11:00pm
Exhibition Dates: February 5 - 27, 2010

Little Berlin
119 West Montgomery
Philadelphia, PA 19122

To see more of Peter's work, visit http://peterschenck.com/


Matt Freedman (MFA Sculpture Professor) in More Than Super Event, Sun. Feb. 7, 6:00pm

Matt Freedman (MFA Sculpture Professor) will produce More Than Super, a simultaneous, play-by-play restaging of the Super Bowl on Super Bowl Sunday in collaboration with artist Jude Tallichet. The artists, along with a small army of collaborators, will substitute themselves for all the roles in the spectacle - players, referees, TV producers, half time performers, advertisers, team owners, and fans in the stadium.

On Sunday, February 7, the great American event that is the Super Bowl will be contested twice. Super Bowl XLIV will be played in Miami, Florida in front of a packed stadium and an international television audience of millions.
Simultaneously an "improved" version of the game will be played in Ridgewood, Queens before a live audience of a few dozen enthusiasts and streamed online to perhaps hundreds more.

The duplicate game will be staged in the artists' studio, a defunct synagogue in Queens. Freedman and Tallichet have created a miniature football stadium in the old sanctuary - stained glass windows bracket the end zones and dusty chandeliers illuminate the field. The entire production will stream live as the actual game is played. Freedman and Tallichet will play a game identical to the Super Bowl, but better.

The artists will use the slivers of time between the broadcast plays in the "real" football game to restage the action that had just taken place. Just two people in Queens will do the work of the 90 professional athletes playing the game in Miami. Freedman will play all the positions, offensive and defensive, for the NFC champion New Orleans Saints and Tallichet will portray the entire AFC champion Indianapolis Colts team.

Great care will be taken to recreate the ambience of the television broadcast as accurately as possible, down to the half time entertainment, but "More Than Super" will be a collaboration rather than a competition, more an awkward dance than a sublimated war. The game in the synagogue will engage America's greatest spectacle and cut it down to size.
The partial list of collaborators in alphabetical order: Kim Brandt, David Bratton, Karen Casamassima, Jeanne Golan, Kevin Greenland, Stuart Haber, Mary Ann Hansen, Walsh Hansen, Paul Hoffman, Peter Kreider, Sabrina Lessard, Lovett/Codagnone, Joe McKay, Sara Meltzer, Bill Morrison, Ella Orleans, Elizabeth Santeix, Julia Schwadron, Louis Schwadron, Andrew Strode, Dan Tague, Gabriel Velasquez, Letha Wilson.

Event Date and Time: February 7, 6:00pm. Kick off around 6:25pm
Watch it here: www.livestream.com/mattandjudebowl

To see more of Tallichet's work, visit http://judetallichet.com/

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