Mark Pease (MFA '03) showing at Los Mano Gallery in Chicago, Opening Nov 1st

Mark Pease will be showing new work in a solo exhibition titled “Climb into Space” at Las Manos Gallery in Chicago opening Friday November 1st with a reception from 7-10pm. The show will run through December.

Inspired by a consumer nostalgia, Mark screen prints and airbrushes reduced geometric forms, evoking crisp new materials, architectural surfaces, and “basically, stuff you see at the mall.” All this in a creamy, plastic-injection-mold color palette. The show will include paintings, prints and 3D animation.

Opening: Friday Nov 1, 7-10pm

Las Manos Gallery
1515 W. Foster Ave.
Chicago IL 60640


Alumnus Daniel Oliva (MFA '13) and Current Faculty Brent Wahl (MFA '06), Andrea Hornick, and Joshua Weiss are all participating in North by Northwest

Mount Airy Contemporary will be hosing a show titled 'North by Northwest' at the Marginal Utility space on 319 N 11th St in conjunction with the Citywide series of events. 

Once only used as a verbal shortcut for a cheap beer and watered down shot of whiskey, the term Citywide has been co-opted as a name for a collaboration and artist swap amongst Philadelphia's younger, hipper galleries.

This will be one of the many interesting shows happening this weekend with UPenn faculty and alumni, please make time to attend!

North by Northwest
Marginal Utility

Opening: Nov 1, 6-10pm
Location: 319 N 11th St., Philly, PA


Linnea Paskow (MFA '02) and Elisa Soliven Showing 'Coat of Many Colors' at Janet Kurnatowski Gallery in Brooklyn, Oct. 18th

Janet Kurnatowski is pleased to present, 'Coat of Many Colors', a two person exhibiton of painting and sculpture by Linnea Paskow and Elisa Soliven. The exhibition runs from Oct 18 - Nov 17. Please join the artists for an opening reception on Friday Oct 18th from 7 till 9pm.

Paskow and Soliven both have a tactile relationship with their materials, allowing the image to slowly emerge from the ingredients they choose:

Paskow paints temporary, fleeting moments that seem to slip away but become almost cinematic through the act of painting.  Working on an intimate scale, Paskow conveys human warmth and relationships, as well as both moments of lightness and darkness.  Influenced by the dreamscape of her inner world, she captures otherworldly images relating to everyday life.  Paskow embodies the feelings of dream images. She alchemizes the images into colors and light, creating a reconfigured sense of presence.

Soliven uses found everyday objects for the immediacy with which they capture a sense of the unfamiliar in the ordinary.  By reconfiguring the form of objects, she reduces this familiarity and transforms them into idiosyncratic inventions. Soliven's recent figurative sculptures are portraits of her acquaintances and friends, whom she symbolically transfigures through an accumulation of modeled layers of plaster, clay and pigment. This process serves as a record of her search to capture the essence of her subjects.

Much like the originative and resourceful 'coat' in Dolly Parton's song of the same title, Soliven and Paskow stitch together multifarious relics of their psychic experiences to create objects greater than the sum of their parts.

Opening: Oct 18th, 7-9pm
On View: Oct 18th - Nov 17th

205 Norman Ave - Brooklyn NY 11222 
Hours: Friday & Saturday 1-7pm, Sunday 1-6pm

Chris Lawrence (MFA '10) & Angela Jerardi in Conversation at PAGEANT: SOLOVEEV on Thursday Oct. 24th

Come out and see Pageant: Soloveev’s current exhibition Heliogeist Eclipse and participate in a conversation with artist Chris Lawrence and independent curator Angela Jerardi.

Chris Lawrence is an artist working primarily in sculpture and installation. He holds an MFA from the University of Pennsylvania and has exhibited work in New York, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Portland OR, Minneapolis MN and Melbourne, Australia.

Angela Jerardi is an independent curator and writer. A co-creator of Philadelphia’s now defunct FLUXspace, Angela is currently based in Amsterdam where she recently completed the Curatorial Programme at de Appel Arts Centre.

Thursday 24 October, 7:30pm

Pageant: Soloveev Gallery
607 Bainbridge Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147


Jamal Cyrus (MFA '08) and Jessica Vaughn (MFA '11) exhibit at Project Row House, Houston, TX.

Round 39: Looking Back, Moving Forward is inspired by Andy Warhol’s 1969 exhibition Raid the Icebox I that took place at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence. In the same fashion of asking Warhol to go through the museum’s permanent collection and curate an exhibit based on his findings, Ryan N. Dennis, PRH’s Public Art Director and curator of the Round asked five artists to go through the PRH Archive and use it as a springboard to create a site-specific installation based on their findings.

On view: October 5, 2013 - March 2, 2014
Project Row Houses
2521 Holman St.
Houston, TX

For more information please visit www.projectrowhouses.org


Toisha Tucker (MFA '13) to be included in two exhibitions, Art in Odd Places in NYC and Archivio QueerItalia in Italy

Conceptual artist, painter, and creative writer, Toisha Tucker will be exhibiting a piece (pictured) throughout the Art in Odd Places Festival from October 11th to 20th at the corner of 14th Street and 10th Ave.

Toisha will also be participating in Archivio QueerItalia with a performative video installation. Archivio QueerItalia is curated by Guilia Casalini and will be on view from October 10th - 14th. More information here.