Keenan Bennett and Rich Hogan (both MFA '16) @ New Boon(e) Friday 2/5


This February 5th, New Boon(e) will open it’s doors for Lady In The Water II: Maiden Voyage, an exhibition & collaboration by artists Keenan Bennet & Richard HoganLady In The Water II: Maiden Voyage is the latest iteration of an ongoing collaboration between artists Keenan Bennett and Rich Hogan. Building on a previous collaborative exhibition inspired by the 2006 M. Night Shyamalan cinematic flop, Lady in the Water and plot-twisting Arthurian character lady in the lake, these artists take on legacy, expectation, hubris, and possibility in a variety of media.
Lady In The Water II: Maiden Voyage is comprised of kinetic sculpture, video, photography, and drawings that create an uncanny space, that is both family-freindly and a tad gross.
The exhibition will open for First Friday, February 5th from 7-10pm

Gallery Hours:
Saturday, Feb 6th from 12-3pm
Sunday, Feb 7th from 12-3pm

Weekend Events:

Candying Making Workshop via Experimental Pedagogical Community Building
Saturday, Feb 6th from 1-2pm

Artist Talk by Gee Wesley, Spiegel Wilks Curatorial Fellow at the Institute of Contemporary Art.
Sunday, Feb 7th 1pm

ECHOLOCATION feat. Richard Hogan, Doa E. Lee, Sarah Legow, and Heather Raquel Phillips (all MFA '16) Opens 2/5 @ Grizzly Grizzly

0216_echolocationCurated by Haely Chang, Kirsten Gill, and Hilary R. Whitham
February 5 - 28, 2016
Opening Reception: First Friday, February 5, 6-10 PM
This February, Grizzly Grizzly hosts "Echolocation" a group exhibition featuring Richard Hogan, Doa E. Lee, Sarah Legow, and Heather Raquel Phillips. The provocative selection of painting, collage, photography and video engages mimesis, mimicry, and replication as formal principles and conceptual approaches. Echolocation is curated by Haely Chang, Kirsten Gill, and Hilary R. Whitham as a part of The Incubation Series, a collaboration between the Fine Arts and History of Art Graduate Programs at the University of Pennsylvania.

In Eunyoung Lee's paintings, amalgams of recognizable, quasi-universal symbols and unruly yet familiar abstractions, oscillate between almost and barely recognizable. In site-specific installations and collage- and text-based pieces, Sarah Legow juxtaposes seemingly arbitrary found objects in complex visual phrases. Heather Raquel Phillips creates stylized, staged photographs, primarily portraits that revel in saturated color and burlesque visual drama. Her recent work contemplates the adoption of disguise and personae, and behavioral miming more generally. Richard Hogan's photos interrogate canonical approaches to both the style and subject matter of photography, moving towards a transcendent critique of not only the medium itself, but also a broader history of image- making. Through his seemingly unassuming investigations, the unique abilities of photography to imitate, heighten, and subvert reality are gradually revealed.

This is the second exhibition in The Incubation Series, which takes its name from the idea that graduate school is a laboratory where one can test out new ways of thinking. Fostered by Keenan Bennett, Haely Chang, Kirsten Gill, and Hilary R. Whitham, the program aims to showcase the work of MFA candidates, while offering an opportunity for art history graduate students to expand their curatorial practices.
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