Jacob Rivkin (MFA '13) is participating in the juried exhibition "Working it Out" at the Patinting Center in NY

Working Station #22, Ink on Government Bond Paper
Jacob Rivkin (MFA '13) is participating in the juried exhibition "Working it Out", at the Painting Center in Chelsea.  This exhibition features artists of all disciplines who begin their creative process with preparatory drawings. 

On View: June 18 – July 27, 2013
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 20, 6:00 – 8:00pm

The Painting Center
547 W 27th Street, Suite 500
New York, NY 10001

Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00 – 6:00pm

For more information visit http://www.thepaintingcenter.org.


Sarah Gamble (MFA '01) has work on view at Edward Thorp Gallery in NYC, Opening June 13th

Sarah Gamble is participating in the group show, Season Review, at Edward Thorp Gallery in Chelsea. The opening is this evening, Thursday, June 13th, and the show is on view until August 9th.

Season Review is a survey of work by artists previously shown at Edward Thorp and will include art works in a variety of mediums.

Opening: Thursday, June 13th
On View: June 13th - August 9th

Edward Thorp Gallery
210 Eleventh Ave, 6th Fl, NY, NY


Rebecca Rutstein (MFA '97) at George Billis Gallery in Los Angeles, on view through July 7th

Rebecca Rutstein is participating in a group show on view at the George Billis, Los Angeles gallery through July 7th. 

Rebecca's large scale paintings use geometric abstractions based on geography as a metaphors for the erosion and upheavals that shape her own life experiences and relationships. Her paintings gradually become complex layered typographies that play with scale and the relationship of micro to macro views. Through that process of layering and invention, her paintings become landscapes of systems, uninhibited by familiar rules of place, perspectival relationships, and gravity.

On View: June 1st - July 7th, 2013
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 1st, 5 -  8 PM

George Billis Gallery
2716 S. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90034

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Dan O'Neill (MFA '14) is hosting a "Coffee and Conversation" lecture in the ICA Excursus space, Saturday, June 8th

Enjoy a cup of complimentary La Colombe coffee and join PennDesign MFA student Dan O’Neill for an intimate conversation about questions of appropriation, copyright, republication, and documentation, prompted by the ICA exhibition Excursus IV: Primary Information currently on view.

Saturday, June 8th at 2pm

Institute of Contemporary Art
118 S 36th St. Philadelphia, PA 19104


Demetrius Oliver (MFA '04) in "11 Dimensions" at Louis B. James in NY

Louis B. James announces the opening of 11 Dimensions, a collaborative exhibition featuring works by Titus Kaphar, Wardell Milan, and Demetrius Oliver.  The installation will mark the third time that the artists have juxtaposed their work beginning with their 2006 residency at the Studio Museum in Harlem. 

In this age where quantum physics plays an increasingly prominent role and theoretical mathematicians posit seemingly incomprehensible proofs of alternate dimensions, the three artists use the simple tools of their respective trades to create images and objects that feel paradoxically justified by the logic of some unknown dimension. The eleven recent works by Kaphar, Milan, and Oliver seek to explore the complexity and pliability of time in ways that upend our understanding of history and speak to the implausible through the poetic use of diverse materials.
In Oliver’s prints and sculptures, the terrestrial becomes cosmic, forcing us to reckon with the inability to depict the infinite through finite means. Relying on the prosaic and quotidian, materials are transformed in unexpected ways to describe distant phenomena. Using photography, painting and sculpture, all three artists collectively imagine a complex world where time and space are malleable.
During their year-long residency at the Studio Museum, the artists developed a strong friendship as a result of an unexpected synergy between their artistic pursuits. After their residency, they relocated to a shared studio in Chelsea, where they continued their exchange, inspired and challenged by each other.

Louis B. James is located at 143b Orchard St, NY.  
For more information please email info@louisbjames.com or call 917 593 4086.

Opening Reception: Friday June 7, 6-8pm


Evan Nabrit & Dan O'Neill (MFA '14) are both exhibiting in "5 into 1," an annual juried sculpture show at Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia, PA

Dan O'Neill installing his art work.
Philadelphia Sculptors selected Adam Mazur to curate this year’s “5 into 1“ exhibition. Mazur chose work from graduating sculpture students, Aimee Gilmore and Marie Scavetti from Moore College of Art and Design, Jacintha Clark and Brian Artigue from Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Mitchell Kay and Mariah Couper from The University of the Arts, Evan Nabrit and Dan O’Neill from University of Pennsylvania, and Kevin Mack and Brett Williams from Temple University’s Tyler School of Art. Selections were based upon aesthetics, artistic merit, and concept to create a cohesive display of the energetic and diverse creativity of Philadelphia’s emerging artists. 

Offering a different focus to current art Director of Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Dr. Alex Baker will complement the exhibition with his presentation, “Gone Figurative: Contemporary Sculpture and the Human Form.” Asserting that sculpture has re-entered the vocabulary of contemporary art, Baker suggests that the proliferation of installation art may be beginning to subside as young artists return to traditional notions of sculpture, albeit in subversive ways. The public is invited to attend the free presentation at 1:30 PM and the opening reception, which follows from 3:15 – 5:30 PM. One student will be selected by Dr. Baker to receive the “Best in Show” award.

Moore College of Art and Design is located at 20th and the Parkway in Philadelphia. The exhibition will be open to the public from June 1 – July 20, 2013. Gallery hours during the exhibition: Monday-Friday at 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM, and Saturday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. The gallery is closed during all academic and regular holidays.

Additional support for this exhibition is provided by Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Tyler School of Art, The University of the Arts, and University of Pennsylvania.

For more information call 215-413-9126 or visit www.philasculptors.org, or call 215-965-4027 or visit www.thegalleriesatmoore.org

Opening Reception: Sunday June 9th, 3:15-5:30pm.

Sean Riley (MFA '04) included in ELLIPSES at Bakalar Gallery in MA

Sean Riley will be exhibiting in the upcoming show, Ellipses: Alumni Works in 3D. Ellipses is the second biennial juried alumni exhibition to be hel in the Bakalar Gallery at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Showcasing the breadth of talent and excellence embodied by MassArt's alumni, Ellipses features the work of 25 artists working in a range of three-dimensional disciplines -including sculpture, glass, site-specific installation, ceramics, fibers, and more.

Riley will be displaying, Eulogy, a double-sided quilt made from inherited family clothing that features hand embroidered text.

Massachusetts College of Art & Design
Sandra and David Bakalar Gallery
621 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115

ON VIEW: June 10th - July 15th
RECEPTION: Wednesday, June 12th 6-8pm

Marc Blumthal (MFA '08) Exhibits: The Flame and The Flower at NAPOLEON, Philadelphia, PA

In his show, The Flame and the Flower, Marc Blumthal explores the nature of the Freudian “Id” and “ego” in the American psyche.  Photographs and silkscreens are abstracted to question the mythology surrounding cultural iconography.

The works are presented on aluminum referencing the slickness and immateriality of the computer screen that disseminates these images, also bringing to mind questions of a mass cultural sub-conscious.

ON VIEW: June 7th - June 28th
RECEPTION: June 7th, 6-10pm 

319 N 11th St., 2L
Philadelphia, PA

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Jessica Vaughn (MFA '11) 2013 ISP Studio Exhibition, {TEMP} Gallery, New York, New York

Jessica Vaughn, Bundled Distribution. 81 images on vinyl, 2013
Jessica Vaughn will participate in the group exhibition for the 2012-13 Whitney Independent Studio Program.  Her latest project encompasses over 100 found images from the Internet, street corners in New York City, choreographed photographs taken in the studio, text and sculpture. 
 Over 50, 5”x7” images printed on vinyl will be exhibited for this installation.  Taking the format of a grid these postcard size images will sit alongside text documented during walks in New York City where she recorded sounds of vendors selling goods.  A sculpture wrapped in stretch plastic wrap will exist in proximity to this grid.  These images and text bring together the intimacies found in street hawkers who repurpose king size bed sheets into an object for selling and carrying faux luxury goods and cosmetics.  Found images of these street corners and vendors with their bundles next to constructed studio photographs (of plastic wrapped goods) are positioned together to reimagine competing histories of literal intimacy and a culture of resistance to normative forms of distribution in urban centers. 

ON VIEW: May 31st-June 16th  {TEMP} Art Space 57 Walker Street (between Broadway & Church) OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, May 31, 5-8pm