Gianna Delluomo (MFA '08) and Edward Carey (MFA '09) will have work in a three-person show called "I don't think I can love you longer than just tonight" opening Friday, April 2 from 6:00 - 10:00pm. The third participating artist is Nathaniel Clark.
Opening Reception: Friday, April 2, 2010, 6:00 - 10:00pm at
319 North 11th Street, Second Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
To see Gianna's work, visit http://giannadelluomo.com/
Jun Kaneko will present a lecture titled Between Light and Shadow tonight, Tuesday March 30 at 5:30pm. Jun Kaneko is an internationally recognized artist known for his large ceramic sculptures. He has completed numerous public art commissions in the United States and Japan and is the recipient of national, state, and organization fellowships. His work is included in more than seventy museum collections.
In 2008 The Opera Company of Philadelphia commissioned him to design their production of Beethoven’s Fidelio. In the photo above, Kaneko prepares for Heads, an installation on the Park Avenue Malls, New York. The University of Pennsylvania’s Residency Program is made possible by the Emily and Jerry Spiegel Fund to Support Contemporary Culture and Visual Arts. The Spiegel Fund creates and supports a series of coordinated interdisciplinary courses, programs and events.
Event Time and Date: 5:30pm, Tuesday March 30, 2010
Admission is free. Seating is limited.
Free tickets will be available at the door at 4PM.
University of Pennsylvania
School of Design
Meyerson Hall, B1
210 S. 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
To see more of Jun's work, visit http://www.junkaneko.com/
Kurt Freyer, Little Death, 2010
Kurt Freyer's (MFA '09) piece Little Death is the visual accompaniment to Bomb Magazine's Phoned-In poetry reading with K. Silem Mohammad. Phoned-In is a series of recorded conversations and poetry readings by authors, curated by Luke Degnan.
Look and listen here: http://bombsite.powweb.com/?p=8897
The University of Pennsylvania School of Design and Dean Marilyn Jordan Taylor are proud to host New Prints, Part II, a juried exhibition with new works from over thirty-eight emerging to established artists, and one collective. Organized by International Print Center New York for New Prints 2010/Winter, this show presents a wide array of exciting contemporary work that challenges our understanding of fine art printmaking.
The Selections Committee for New Prints 2010/Winter included Alexander Campos, Executive Director, The Center for Book Arts; Michele Oka Doner, Artist; Kathleen Flynn, Executive Director, Dieu Donné; Shelley Langdale, Associate Curator of Prints and Drawings, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Curatorial Team, Philagrafika 2010; Dwight E. Lee, Collector; and Leslie Miller, Founder, The Grenfell Press.
The complete artists' list for New Prints: Part II is as follows: Erika Adams, Roberta Allen, Felipe De Jesus Baeza, Karin Bos, Marisa Boullosa, Victoria Burge, Sophie Calle, Jonas Criscoe (in collaboration with writer Patrick Whitfill), Sage Dawson, E.V. Day, Hope Dector, Lesley Dill, Barbara Duval, Brad Ewing, Alejandro Garcia Restrepo, Klara Glosova, Tai Hwa Goh, William Howard, Richard Hricko, Anita S. Hunt, Nils Karsten, William Kentridge, Andrew Kozlowski, Yunmee Kyong, Karen Lederer, Whitfield Lovell, Franco Marinai, Michael Neff, Mark Parsons, Alyssa Pheobus, Ross Racine, Jenny Robinson, Zoë Sheehan Saldaña, David Sandlin, Ana Vivoda, April Vollmer, Tammy Wofsey, and Erin Woodbrey. Artists participating in the S.P. Weather Station collective are: Leah Beeferman, Natalie Campbell, Carrie Dashow, Neil Freeman, Richard Garrison, Michael Geminder, Katarina Jerinic, Daniel Larson, Bridget Lewis, Lize Mogel, Heidi Neilson, Chris Petrone, Sarah Nicole Phillips, Jing Yu, and Liz Zanis
TONIGHT Reception: Thursday, March 25, 5:00 - 7:00pm
Exhibition Dates: March 8 - April 4, 2010
University of Pennsylvania
School of Design
Meyerson Hall Gallery
210 South 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday, 10:00 - 5:00pm
To learn more about IPCNY, visit http://www.ipcny.org/
Jessica Clauser, Beijing Cotton Candy, 2009
Jessica Clauser's (MFA '09) photograph Beijing Cotton Candy is the visual accompaniment to Bomb Magazine's Phoned-In poetry reading with Dorothy Lasker. Phoned-In is a series of recorded conversations and poetry readings by authors, curated by Luke Degnan.
Look and listen here: http://bombsite.powweb.com/?p=8282
To see more of Jessica's work visit http://jessicamarieclauser.blogspot.com/
Daniel Gerwin, Moment of Doubt, 2008
Daniel Gerwin (MFA '08)'s painting Moment of Doubt is the visual accompaniment to Bomb Magazine's Phoned-In poetry reading with Ben Lerner. Phoned-In is a series of recorded conversations and poetry readings by authors, curated by Luke Degnan.
Look and listen here: http://bombsite.powweb.com/?p=8669
To see more of Daniel's work visit http://www.danielgerwin.com/
Chris Lawrence (MFA '10) in exhibition titled Response: Nobody is an Island at Seventh Gallery in Melbourne, Australia. For this exhibition, 13 artists were given a piece of music composed by Dead Dog (Liam and Rohan from My Disco) and a spherical object. They were asked to listen to the music and respond using the object.
On March 31 the musicians will be performing in the space in response to the artwork.
Artists include: Rebecca Agnew, Lauren Brown, Adam John Cullen, Jessica Dean, Christopher LG Hill, Sean Hogan, Kim Jaeger, Renee Jaeger, Amy-Jo Jory, Chris Lawrence, Emma Morgan, Dunja Rmandic & Simon Taylor
Musicians include: Matthew Brown, Houlette, The Artifishal Limb, Pissypaw and Damien Sutton.
Opening Reception : March 31
Exhibition Dates : March 16 - April 3, 2010
155 Gertrude Street
Fitzroy, Victoria, 3065
To learn more, read this: http://www.threethousand.com.au/look/respond-exhibition-and-closing-gig/
To see more of Chris' work, visit http://chrislawrenceprojects.com/
Andrew Graham, Bonanza, 2006
Andrew Graham (MFA '06) is in a show titled Spectrum: Contemporary Color Abstraction, at the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts in Wilmington, Delaware.
"The term "decorative" is still suspect in many art circles, but, as Spectrum demonstrates, color abstraction is clearly here to stay. In fact, this is the second exhibition on the topic installed by the DCCA in recent years. This exhibition brings together both painting and sculpture. Not only is color abstraction alive, but it plays a vital role in today's art practice. Younger artists have found innovative ways of incorporating color and abstraction into their artistic vocabulary, while more established artists have found a renewed interest in color exploration in their recent work. The range of approaches to color abstraction in this exhibition represents the vast array of approaches to the theme, from from softsculpture to cast forms, from paintings on Plexiglas to painted and shaped plywood. Stylistic presentations span a continuum from organic to geometric abstraction, and from abstraction based on natural forms to the purely non-objective. Some of the artists in Spectrum present highly elegant images or constructions while others utilize everyday materials, attaching a sense of the absurd or the whimsical. Yet, in all cases, color and abstract form are at the heart of the work. Clearly, neither painting nor formal abstraction has died. In fact, it is not even on life-support, but rather contributes a healthy, robust voice to the art of the twenty-first century."
- J. Susan Isaacs, PhD
Curator of Special Projects
Exhibition Dates: March 26 - August 1, 2010
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
Carole Bieber and Marc Ham Gallery
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
To see more of Andrew's work, visit http://andrewgraham.110mb.com/
Sam Durant, Dead Labor Day, 2010
Sam Durant (MFA Senior Critic) has a solo exhibition titled Dead Labor Day at Paula Cooper Gallery from March 13 to April 17, 2010.
The title of the exhibition refers to Karl Marx’s description of surplus value as the “dead labor” of capitalist production.
“Capital is dead labor, that, vampire-like, only lives by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks. The time during which the laborer works, is the time during which the capitalist consumes the labor-power he has purchased from him.” (Michel In Beaud)
The show will include a large sculpture based on the scaffold used to hang the famous Chicago anarchists known as the Haymarket Martyrs (shown in the image above). Monument-like in scale, the sculpture is not an exact reproduction of the gallows but rather an outline of the structure that doubles as a worker’s break room. Viewers can access the platform using an industrial steel staircase, and once on top get a drink from a water dispenser.
The “Haymarket Martyrs” (August Spies, Albert Parsons, Adolph Fischer, George Engel, and Louis Lingg who committed suicide in prison before he could be hung) were labor activists and anarchists. They were arrested following an ambiguous bombing and subsequent shoot-out involving police officers on May 4, 1886 known as the Haymarket Riot, which had begun peacefully as a labor rally in support of the 8-hour workday. Though there was no credible evidence linking the rally organizers to the bombing, they were sentenced to death and executed publicly on November 11, 1887. The case sparked outrage and gained the labor movement worldwide attention. The 8-hour day was finally enacted into law over 20 years later. The five Anarchists became martyrs to both the founding of International May Day (May 1st), a day of celebrating labor, and the 8-hour workday.
This exhibition partly grows out of Durant’s recent work on capital punishment comprised of small-scaled architectural models of historically significant gallows and drawings with statistical imagery. However, it also addresses issues of labor history and its relevance to today’s economic conditions. According to the artist, historical accounts of the economic conditions in which the Haymarket affair took place reveal striking similarities to today’s relationship between labor and capital, especially with respect to the weakening of labor laws and worker unions’ loss of leveraging power.
Durant’s work explores the political dimensions of contemporary culture by weaving relationships between defining historical and cultural events of the recent and less recent past. He has focused on such pivotal periods as the civil-rights era, the 1968 student riots, and the last century’s struggle between Native Americans and European settlers. He started exhibiting in the 1990s and has had one-person exhibitions at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Kunstverein Düsseldorf; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and the Massachusetts College of Art, Boston. His work has been included in numerous group exhibitions such as the 2004 Whitney Museum of American Art Biennial, New York; the 2002 Venice Biennale, Italy; and Out of Place: Contemporary Art and the Architectural Uncanny at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. He lives and works in Los Angeles.
Exhibition Dates: March 13 - April 17, 2010
Paula Cooper Gallery
534 W. 21st St
New York, NY 10011
To see more of Sam's work, visit www.samdurant.com
Demetrious Oliver, Albedo (detail), 2010
Demetrious Oliver (MFA '04) has a solo show titled Albedo at Inman Gallery in Houston, Texas, opening Friday March 12 from 6:00 to 8:00pm. This is Oliver’s third solo exhibition with Inman Gallery, concurrent with Fotofest’s 2010
In Albedo, comprising a series of photographs, an installation, and a sculpture, Demetrius Oliver explores the effects and potential meanings of reflected light. In astronomy, albedo describes the ability of a celestial body, including Earth, to reflect (or, conversely, absorb) solar radiation — snow, for example, has a higher albedo than dirt. Derived from the Latin “albus,” meaning white, albedo is also an alchemical phase, the stage in which impurities are removed. Oliver transforms common objects to evoke poetic associations between physical materials and abstract ideas. Albedo, 2010, presents a single, carry-on piece of luggage unzipped to reveal surreal contents: incandescent light bulbs and chunks of lustrous anthracite coal.
Light bulbs appear again as structure and surface in the photographic series Ember, 2007. In each image, Oliver’s hand clenches a fistful of lightbulbs, creating a globular mass onto which the artist has projected photographs of workspaces.
The installation, Mare, 2009, projects light directly onto the gallery walls and, incidentally, the bodies of gallery viewers. A digital projector presents a slideshow of a rotating, circular image of a crashing wave. The projector is placed on a spinning turntable, and the image orbits the room. Connecting personal means and empyrean phenomena, the installation recreates the sense of wonderment felt when looking at the night sky, and the desire to understand one’s place in the universe. Moreover, Mare, Latin for “seas”, recalls both ancient conceptions of the moon’s dark spots as oceans and Earth’s tides, created by the moon’s gravitational pull. The three parts of the exhibition together suggest narratives of energy stored and transferred, as well as metaphors of darkness and illumination, looking and discovery.
Opening Reception: Friday, March 12, 6:00 - 8:00pm
Exhibition Dates: March 12 - May 1, 2010
3901 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002
713 - 526 - 7800
Joshua Mosley (MFA Acting Chair, Professor) in Solo Exhibit at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Opening Mar 12
Joshua Mosley (MFA Program Acting Chair and Associate Professor of Animation and Digital Media) has a solo exhibition titled American International at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Joshua will give an artist talk on March 11 at 6:00pm and the exhibit is open from March 12 - August 29, 2010.
This exhibition brings together two video and sculpture installations by Joshua Mosley: A Vue (2004) and the museum premiere of his newest work International (2010). Each work is composed of a video that uses computer and stop-motion animation, and bronze sculptures of figures that populate the works. Combining the most current technology with the hand-wrought physicality of studio-made objects, A Vue and International employ video and sculpture in a critically engaged manner that poses nuanced questions about American ideology and contemporary life.
Artist Talk: March 11, 2010, 6:00 pm
Exhibition: March 12 - August 29, 2010
Indianapolis Museum of Art
4000 Michigan Road
Indianapolis, Indiana 46208-3326
To see more of Joshua's work, visit http://joshuamosley.com/
Tadashi Moriyama (MFA '06) has work represented by Bonelli Arte Contemporanea at the SCOPE art fair in New York. The fair is open from March 3 - 7, 2010. SCOPE launches its 2010 season with its flagship fair, SCOPE New York Art Show. SCOPE proudly returns to Manhattan's most famous cultural icon, Lincoln Center, with a glass facade pavilion situated in Lincoln Center's Damrosch Park, at the corner of 62nd Street and 10th Avenue. Introducing artists, curators, and cutting-edge galleries to new audiences internationally has made SCOPE the most comprehensive destination for the emerging art world available anywhere. With art fairs in Miami, Basel, New York, London, and the Hamptons, SCOPE is proud to be an influential presence in the expanding global art market.
Event Dates: March 3 - March 7, 2010
Wednesday | March 3 | 3pm-9pm (for all VIPs and press)
Wednesday | March 3 | 6pm-9pm (Press View)
General Admission Fair Hours
Thursday | March 4 | noon - 8pm
Friday | March 5 | noon - 8pm
Saturday | March 6 | noon - 8pm
Sunday | March 7 | noon - 7pm
Lincoln Center Damrosch Park
62nd Street and Amsterdam (10th Avenue)
New York, NY 10023
For more information, visit the Scope website: http://184.108.40.206/SCOPE/index.php/new_york/
To see more of Tadashi's work, visit http://tadashimoriyama.com