Brian Zegeer (MFA '05) shown at Jakie Klempay in Brooklyn, NY

Artist Brian Zegeer was in a showing of the Torch Cinema series at Jakie Klempay this last Thursday night, July 11th. 

The screening culminated with an improvised video and sound performance by Brian and his art-partner, Baby Copperhead. In their artwork of the same title, they used an expansive repository of video clips, stop motion animations, sound recordings and circuit-bent instruments to riff on the 1959 Robert Frank/Alfred Leslie film, Pull My Daisy.

The Torch Cinema series is an ongoing project exploring what we watch and how we watch it, as organized by Michael Perrone (MFA '04). There was also said to be barbecue at the event.

Jakie Klempay
81 Central Ave (1A)
Brooklyn, NY 11206

Shanti Grumblin (MFA '05) exhibiting in a print show at Planthouse Gallery

Shanti's new work using the NY Times.
Artist Shanti Grumbine is currently exhibiting at a summer print show, HOW ARE YOU GONNA GET BACK TO JERSEY? at Planthouse Gallery in Manhattan. Planthouse is a new gallery hosting its first annual summer printmaking show.

Shanti also recently partnered with a group of female poet veterans, Warrior Writers, to host an event at the AIR Gallery on Sunday, July 14th. The goal of the event was to help bridge the gap between civilians and veterans by using the gallery as a common ground where diverse truths and experiences can be witnessed and valued.

Planthouse Gallery show

Opening: July 10th from 6-9
On View: July 10th through August 28th

Planthouse Gallery
107 W 28th St
New York, NY 10001



Sarah Tortora (MFA '13) in "Exposed." a group exhibition at the Helen Day Art Center in Vermont

"Drift," plywood and pressure treated lumber, 2013
Sarah Tortora's piece "Drift" will be on view at the Helen Day Art Center from July 13th to October 15th. The group show, Exposed., is an annual outdoor sculpture exhibition hosting national and international artists throughout the town and grounds of Stowe, VT.

Opening: July 13th 4-7pm
On View: July 13th - October 15th

Helen Day Art Center
90 Pond St
Stowe, VT 05672

More information online here.

Sarah Tortora (MFA '13) and Tadashi Moriyama (MFA '06) in a summer juried exhibition at Venice Arts Center

Photograph of Non-Place by Sarah Tortora
Recent graduate Sarah Tortora and recent Los Angeles transplant Tadashi Moriyama are both being featured in a juried exhibition titled, "Place/Non-Place: Locality in the Digital Age."

Based on the notion of “non-place,” a phrase coined by anthropologist Marc Augé, the 2013 Summer Juried Exhibition features 28 artists, each exploring how non-place—those locations of seeming anonymity devoid of time, such as freeways and airports—can unearth instances of humanity, storytelling, and belonging often associated with the particularities of “place.” 

Non-place can be anything and anywhere: the haunting stillness of a hospital room, the front seat of a van, or even our own bodies in transit. Join us as we investigate Augé’s phrase, considering the various interpretations the concept of “non-place” may hold, and all of the meanings that can be discovered through those interpretations.

See more online at, http://www.venicearts.org/index.php?view=sets&id=30255.

Opening: Saturday June 28th 5-8pm
On View: June 29th - August 16th

Venice Arts Center
1702 Lincoln Blvd, 
Venice, CA 90291

Linnea Paskow (MFA '02) and Sarah Gamble (MFA '01) in group show at Grizzly Grizzly in Philadelphia, Opening July 5th

Love's Industrial Park, 9x13, 2012 - Linnea Paskow
This upcoming weekend, Brooklyn based alumnus Linnea Paskow (MFA '02)will have work on view at Grizzly Grizzly in Philadelphia's bustlingest arts building. The group show, titled "Love's Industrial Park" will also include Philadelphia based artist Sarah Gamble (MFA '01) along with three New York artists.  

Whether working in two or three dimensions, each of the featured artists actively investigates the materiality of art, employing expressive processes that invite intuition and transformation. 

Artist, Linnea Paskow sees a psychological connection between the works on view, noting a shared “dream work of the unconscious” in these evocative works as they hover between figurative and the abstract. In keeping with that observation, Linnea's work explores the inner-mind while using color and light to evoke emotional content. Similarly lingering between the perceptual and the abstraction, Sarah's paintings use spontaneous mark-making to show a process of visual exploration through action that explores a shared unconscious.

Both artists will be in attendance at the opening on Friday night, July 5th.

Opening: July 5th 6-10pm
On View: July 5th - 27th

Grizzly Grizzly
319 N 11th Street, 2nd Flr
Philadelphia, PA
Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 2-6pm