UPenn Alum, Justine Hill's painting show at Galerie Protege is reviewed by the Huffington Post

Fellow alumnus, Robert Dimin curated a show at his space, Galerie Protégé which included Penn MFA Justine Hill and three other female painters. The exhibition, Currently Untitled, received a generous write up in the Huffington
Post which is worth looking up.

On View through Jan. 4th

Galerie Protégé

197 Ninth Ave (Lower Level - Chelsea Frames)
New York, NY 10011

Monday: 10am - 6pm
Tuesday: 10am - 7:30pm
Wednesday: 10am - 6pm
Thursday: 10am - 7:30pm
Friday & Saturday: 10am - 6pm


Ivanco Talevski (MFA '08) and Pernot Hudson (MFA '06) opening a group show at NAPOLEON gallery on Friday, Dec 13th

Trusted Friends Are the Only Ones That Get You In The End

A two person exhibition of Ivanco Talevski and Pernot Hudson curated by Marc Blumthal (MFA '10)

This two person exhibition explores the complicated nature of defining or creating the muse. The controlled yet ungovernable presence of artificial figuration is both source of the subject and hindrance to what is seen or what is to be developed in Ivanco Talevski’s paintings.  Pernot Hudson will present work as both a support of this notion as well as a counter argument or complete rejection of the idea. Responding directly to these two positions onsite, both artists will create work to comment on the relationship to the artificial nature of stimulus as both subject and necessity. Trusted friends are the only ones that can get you in the end.

Opening: Friday, Dec 13th 6pm – 10pm
On View: Dec 13th - Dec 18th

319 N 11th Street, 2L
Philadelphia, PA
Gallery Hours: Saturdays and Sundays 2pm – 6pm or by appointment


Relics, a group show featuring Kelsey Halliday Johnson (MFA '12) is opening Friday, Dec 6th at Vox Populi

Photographs have the ability to represent, even reanimate history. They serve as reminders of where one has been or what one has seen—artifacts through which historical events can be reconsidered, new associations made, and new meaning assigned to those events in ways that can bring the past to bear upon the present-day.

The digitization of images has begun to erode a sense of history from the photographic image. The immediate seduction and gratification of the digital on-screen image allows them to operate as portals to ahistorical fantasies. To memorialize an image through the act of printing is an increasingly rare act. Once a photograph becomes physical, the surface is pushed forward and the associative context thickens. Within a disposable image culture, Stephanie Bursese, Julianna Foster, and Kelsey Halliday Johnson are artists committed to working with the printed image and printed matter.

This exhibition evolved from a set of conversations between the three artists, each of whom works with the photographic image as their primary medium. Through the collection of photographs in books and the clustering of images on the wall, the work encourages viewers to read between images and draw connections within their constellation.

Opening: Friday, Dec 6th, 6-11ish
On View: Dec 6th - Dec 29th
Location: Vox Populi, 319 N 11th St, Philly, PA


Jamie Treadwell (MFA '02) will have work on display with Mirus Gallery at Pulse Miami

Painter, artist, and educator, Jamie Treadwell will have work on display at Pulse Miami from December 5th - 8th. For all those lucky enough to attend the all out art binge that is Miami this weekend, please look for Jamie's incredible high-fructose paintings at the Mirus Gallery exhibition area. 


Terry Adkins exhibiting his solo show, Nenuphar, at Salon 94 through January 11th

As many of you know by now, senior faculty member Terry Adkins is currently exhibiting his most recent work in a solo show at Salon 94. The critically acclaimed work draws upon his use of material exploration to reexamine historical and art-historical narratives. Work from this series was also exhibited in Frieze London by Salon 94 and the Tate Modern recently purchased a marquee 2003 work, Muffled Drums (from Darkwater).

On View: through January 11th
Salon 94 Bowery
Salon 94 Freemans

Undergraduate Fine Arts Chair, Ken Lum, will be speaking about Ian Wilson at Dia's Chelsea location on Monday Dec 9th, 6:30pm

A conversation both by and on preeminent conversationalists.

Edizioni del bradipo/Lugo Land publishes Mohammadreza Mirzaei's (MFA '14) book "What I don't have"

Lugo Land is pleased to present “What I don’t have” by Iranian artist Mohammadreza Mirzaei. This project is being presented in two volumes, and two different forms of representation: A story and a photo series both happening in same time and same place. What is the relationship between these two booklets? Are they different chapters of same story? The answer is left to the audience. “What I don’t have” can be read as a collision of truth and fiction in photography and is hopefully suggesting a new way of storytelling.

What I don't have
by Mohammadreza Mirzaei
Curated by Terry Adkins and Luca Nostri
Designed by Filippo Nostri
2 volumes, 32 pages, 16 photographs and a story from the author (english)
Edizioni del bradipo / University of Pennsylvania
ISBN: 978-88-906449-2-4

There Is Still Time - Group show featuring alum/faculty Marc Blumthal, Pernot Hudson, Matt Neff, & Ivanco Talevski - Sat. Dec 7th in Hells Kitchen NYC

A pithy commentary on the nature of eternity.
Marc Blumthal, Pernot Hudson, Matt Neff, & Ivanco Talevski will all have work on display at the Gallery MC in Manhattan. This show promises include innovative combinations of printmaking and painting covering a wide range of subject matter inquiries. The art displayed, however, is also sure to be cohesive as all these artists work is undoubtedly influenced by their mutual friendships forged in the bowels of the Morgan Printshop and stamped with the indelible mark of their founding the Common Press. Regardless of what the title suggests, the show is on view for a limited time only, closing before Christmas on Dec 20th so make plans to attend before you head home for the holidays.

Opening: Sat Dec 7th, 6-9ish
On View: Dec 7th - Dec 20th
Open: Tues - Sat, noon - 6pm

Gallery MC
549 W 52nd St
New York, NY

GOOD - GAME Launch Party, New local Philly arts zene with Penn roots hosts a launch party at the Maas Building, Dec 7th