Amy Archambault (MFA'11) in a group show at College of the Holy Cross - OPENS Jan 28

Amy Archambault - Visual Artist

PULSE: New Works by Faculty Artists

I am excited to announce my participation in the 2015 College of the Holy Cross Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition, PULSE: New Works by Faculty Artists, on view January 21st - April 10th, 2015. Please join my very special colleagues and I for the opening reception of PULSE on Wednesday, January 28th from 5:00 - 7:00 PM at the Cantor Art Gallery (details below).

Exhibition Dates: January 21st - April 10th, 2015
Opening Reception: Wednesday, January 28th, 5:00 - 7:00 PM

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery
(College of the Holy Cross - O'Kane First Floor)
1 College Street
Worcester, MA 01610

For more information visit, http://offices.holycross.edu/cantorartgallery.
To RSVP (optional), visit https://www.facebook.com/events/875425202508570/.

Terry Adkins work in group show along with Nsenga Knight (MFA'10) at The Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College - OPENS Jan 27

Terry Adkins, Nsenga Knight,
Hank Willis Thomas, Nari Ward,
Carrie Mae Weems

ANUARY 27 – MAY 15, 2015

UNDER COLOR OF LAW brings together works by five acclaimed African American artists to catalyze important conversations about race, privilege, speech, and historical memory. The exhibition’s title refers to the legal term for the appearance of authority that covers the actions of police or other government figures, whether those actions are lawful or not. Though it responds to a national climate of rising tensions regarding the relationships between law enforcement and minority communities, Under Color of Law proposes a wider angle of view — one shaped not only by the quick conclusions of viral media, but by layers of historical context. The works in the exhibition evoke the activism of W.E.B Du Bois, the final speeches of Malcolm X, the legacy of Jim Crow, the marches from Selma to Montgomery, or the disturbing bureaucracy of stop-and-frisk,” with all pointing to the same essential dilemma—how should individuals respond to their perception of injustice?
Please visit the Berman Museum’s new website at www.ursinus.edu/berman for the most up-to-date schedule of public programs accompanying Under Color of Law. 

image: Nari Ward, Suspect on Ground, 2012. 
Wood, magnets, nylon, and printed fleece blankets, 
Courtesy of the artist and Lehman Maupin, New York and Hong Kong. 
Photo: Gregory La Rico. 

The Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College
601 East Main Street 
Collegeville, PA 19426 
610 409 3500

Open hours:
TuesdayFriday, 10–4 
Saturday & Sunday, 12–4 
Closed Monday


Jacob Rivkin (MFA '13) in group show at Arlington Arts Center, opens January 24th.

Wrapped & Wrought, curated by Ellen Chenoweth, is an exhibition that investigates containers as borderlands. Works in this exhibition will question ideas about belonging, comfort and identity. Participating artists: Nicole Salimbene, Roberto Lugo, Annie Wilson, Jacob Rivkin, Olivier Jiron.

January 24 - April 4 
Opening reception Saturday, January 24, 6 - 9 pm.

Gallery talks with selected curators are scheduled for Saturday, January 31st, and Saturday, March 28, 1 - 4 pm.

Arlington Arts Center 
Metro : Silver & Orange Lines : Virginia Square 
3550 Wilson Blvd. 
Arlington, VA 22201

Hours: Wednesday - Sunday, 12 - 5 pm or by appointment
Visit https://www.arlingtonartscenter.org/ for more information.


Mohammadreza Mirzaei (MFA '14) in a group show in LA

PØST is pleased to present White Noise, a group exhibit co-curated by Gelare Khoshgozaran & HK Zamani. The participating artists are Morehshin Allahyari (Oakland), Shagha Ariannia (LA), Abigail Collins (LA), Gelare Khoshgozaran (LA), Elizabeth Medina (LA), Mohammadreza Mirzaei (Tehran), Zeinab Shahidi (Tehran). 

The exhibit gets its title from John DeLillo’s postmodern novel White Noise. The works in the exhibit are consistent of photos and videos.

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 17, 2015, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.
Exhibition Dates: January 17 - 19, 2015

1904 East 7th Place 
Los Angeles, CA 90021 USA 


Cristina Tufiño (MFA '13) with a film by Alex Nguyen (MFA ' 13) and Cristina Tufiño - Opens this Sunday @ Beverly's NYC

Jaime Brett Treadwell (MFA '02) “Trick Magic” at Mirus Gallery - Opens Jan 17th

Mirus Gallery is pleased to present TRICK MAGIC, new paintings from Jaime Brett Treadwell. Using oil on panel, the Philadelphia-based artist has created a series of work that continues his vision of transient utopias, taking viewers on a journey to lands of magic and wonder. The opening reception will be held on Saturday, January 17, from 6 to 10 PM, and will be on view through February 14, 2015.

In TRICK MAGIC, Treadwell employs visual deceptions within the work to encourage recognizable commonalities between painting and magic. Similar to the staples of a magic show, and much like a showman at center stage, the artist attempts to incorporate drama, theater, ambiguity, and humor into each work, using perceptions of reality and elements of mystery to engage his audience.

Born and raised outside of Philadelphia, Jaime Brett Treadwell studied sculpture and painting at the State University of New York at Cortland, and received his MFA in painting from the University of Pennsylvania.  His work has been exhibited throughout the United States and abroad including New York, Miami, LA, San Francisco, Dallas, Boston, South Korea, Vancouver, Philadelphia, and Chicago.  Publications, artist features, and interviews include Juxtapoz Magazine, High Fructose Magazine, Jpeople Magazine, New American Paintings, Carne Magazine, New Contemporary (Ginko press), Thundermag, It’s Nice That, Who’s Jack, Blue Canvas and Direct Art Magazine.  Jaime Brett Treadwell lives and works in Philadelphia where he is a full time professor of art at Delaware County Community College. 

Mirus Gallery is a dynamic exhibition space established by curator and art dealer, Paul Hemming. The gallery features a program of contemporary artwork by emerging and mid-career artists in both solo and thematically organized group shows. Mirus Gallery highlights work that emphasizes skill and process and aims to engage viewers on a sentient, emotional and evocative level. In 2013 the artist-in-residence program was initiated, further pursuing the gallery’s values of community and collaboration by providing a live-in and on-site studio space for artists to create and exhibit work in a supportive environment, conducive to creativity.

Visit www.mirusgallery.com for more information.

Event Details
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 17, 6-10 PM, Artist in Attendance
Exhibition Dates: January 17 - February 14, 2015
Event RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/409286645904960/

540 Howard Street, Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105

Jennifer Darland, Director


SURF CLUB - A group show at Vox Populi that includes past and current UPenn MFA students!

EXHIBITION DATES: January 9 – February 1, 2015
OPENING: Friday,January 9, 6.00 to 10.00 pm
GALLERY TALK: Sunday, January 25, 3.00 pm, moderated by Bree Pickering
SURF CLUB LECTURE: Friday, January 23, 7.00 pm, by Marisa Olson
With eight new artist-members joining us in fall of 2014, the new Vox Populi membership of 26 split into four groups, one for each of our four core gallery rooms. The curatorial approach of this exhibition is loosely inspired by an internet Surf or Surfing Club, where a group links to content on the web and respond to one another’s submissions while drawing loose or tight connections between disparate content they’re consuming in the public sphere of the web. Curated collectively and entirely through digital image sharing, one member of each group started the exhibition with a work of an external artist that was passed on to fellow members and then responded to in-the-round by the subsequent members. With dynamic artists from around the country, leading practitioners in Philadelphia, and a University of Pennsylvania astrophysicist in the mix, the exhibition celebrates artistic networks on the web and within our physical communities.
The results of this sharing model had unique effects on how each exhibition was shaped. With its loose and open framework, members could choose to respond to the previous works through a variety of approaches: its media, aesthetic composition, conceptual content, or a more personal response it evoked. With four distinct sub-exhibitions, Surf Club presents each room in a clockwise chronological order of the shared conversation accompanied by a unique gallery guide that will shed light on each of the works and the selection process. One group loosely examined self portraiture which evolved into a play with media, another explored social/biographical/cultural explorations by the artists, the third selected works that explored perception from the performative to the scientific, and the final began in abstraction and obstructed images. Yet the freedom of association inherent in this process allowed each gallery to present its own exceptions to the rule and non sequiturs representative of the open field of content the members could draw from. Surf Club toys with post-internet practice, and how the networks of digital sharing we rely on influence our real-life references, networks, and associations within the physical gallery space.
The following list is of the selected artists shown as they are grouped in the exhibition accompanied by the Vox member who shared and selected their work in parenthesis:
Surf Club 01
Sarah Anderson (Alexander Rosenberg), Gwendolyn Rooker (Ben Will), Grace Miceli (Beth Heinly), Xavier Schipani (Catherine Pancake), Gonzalo Reyes Rodriquez (Chad States), Barnett Cohen (Christopher Manzione)
Surf Club 02
Mylinh Chau (Erica Prince), Liz Rodda (Erin Murray), Jane Irish (Gabriel Boyce), Stefan Abrams (Jay Muhlin), Michele Pearson Clarke (Jesse Harrod), Sean Gerstley and Katie Stout
(Joe Bartram)
Surf Club 03
Katherine Hubbard (Julia Staples), Alex Nguyen (Kelsey Halliday Johnson), Mike Flemming (Kristen Neville Taylor), Benjamin Schmitt (Kirk McCarthy), Nickolay Lamm (Maria Dumlao), Jeff Williams (Mark Stockton), Stephen McLaughlin (Matt Kalasky)
Surf Club 04
Carmichael Jones (Meg Foley), Emily Davidson (Sharon Koelblinger), David Freund (Stephanie Bursese), Barb Smith (Suzanne Seesman), Lucia Thomé (Timothy Belknap), Kameelah Janan Rasheed (Tiona McClodden), Jonathan Santoro (Will Haughery)

Chiara No (MFA '15) at the Fourth Wall at Vox Populi - Opens this Friday Jan 9th

In Chiara No’s current work, Crowning, No embodies and undermines the variability of imagery and language. Using ideological motifs within the lexicon of Black, Death and Grind Metal, No employs heavy handed, dark, and straightforward iconography as parody. No’s Crowning does not necessarily seek to only criticize this hyper-masculine homogenous culture but to provoke women to be active participants and be represented because they are Metal as Fuck.
Crowning is the third and final installment of 3AM Maternal, curated by Lise Haller Baggeson
Chiara No is from Baltimore, MD. She studied Art and Theory at the Glasgow School of Art in 2002-2003 and received a BA in Art History from Towson University in 2005. She has also received a Post-Baccalaureate in Painting and Drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2011. Chiara No is currently a second year MFA candidate at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.