Rachel Frank, MFA '05 - Two Shows and a Residency

Common Threads
Caroline Wells Chandler, Evie Falci, Rachel Frank, Leah Guadgnoli, Robin Kang, Jacob Rhodes, Sean Riley, Amy Giovanna Rinaldi

Opening Reception: Thursday, June 2nd, 6-8 pm
Curated by Brent Auxier
June 3rd -- July 29, 2016
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 2nd, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
511 West 22nd Street, NYC

Curated by Matt Bollinger
Zürcher Gallery
June 29th -- July 29th, 2016
Opening Reception: Wednesday, June 29th, 6-8 pm
33 Bleecker Street, NYC

Additionally, she will be an artist-in-residence at the Innoko National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska as part of the Voices of the Wilderness AIR program. As part of this residency, she will work and meet with rangers and biologists and get to learn more about the Rewilding of the Wood Bison in the refuge, which took place in 2015.


Kasey Toomey (MFA '17) in Capability Brown Opeining April 16

Capability Brown
Opening: Saturday, April 16, 7-10pm
Closing: Sunday, May 22, 7-10pm

High Tide Gallery
1850 N. Hope St
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Do you know that feeling when you are kind of lost in the woods and you're looking around in uncertainty? It is similar to when you are in the grocery store blankly staring up and down the aisle. Or when you start an internet search for something and after a few clicks, hours have disappeared.

Tune into the open system of self-organizing patterns and relationships. Find yourself temporarily lost in the biorhythms. Go on autopilot. It’s a state of multiple focal points.

Capability Brown explores natural systems through technology, humor and artifice. By altering one’s perspective everyday systems become elaborate mysteries. The familiarity of these processes are warped with the child-like joy of experimentation.

Capability Brown is an exhibition featuring works by Dan Allende, Sam Cusumano, John Shapiro, Kasey Toomey and Adrianne Waxman.


MFA Alum Lee Arnold and Mark Brosseau, Curated by Kelsey Halliday Johnson at Tiger Strikes Asteroid


"Walking an exciting new line in two-dimensional practice, Brosseau is a painter who has updated his studio tools to include a digital tablet as a new drawing device for ideas and compositions; on view will be a larger-scale painting “Tacky”, a series of small panel paintings, and a framed tablet with a slideshow of recent digital drawings. Using various layers that are sandwiched together in his works or collided against one another in painterly space, Brosseau makes investigations into the psychological and emotional spaces of abstraction. By constructing his work in a graphic but physical way through gesture, color, and drawing-based techniques, he creates foreign formal spaces and forms that birth a new world. Here questions of relationships, humor, identity, and environment are raised – pointing to the elements of our human experience with the world around us that are perhaps best summarized outside of concrete language."

Trawick Bouscaren in Three Shows

Opened Saturday March 26th:
A two-person installation collaboration with John Schlesinger
  Fort Nights: Neon Robot Iceberg
  in the Firehouse at the Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture

Opening Friday April 1:
A two-person installation collaboration with Jeremy Morgan

Opening Thursday April 7:
A group show of UCSC current Art Department faculty
  In Conversation


Jayson Musson opening at Fleisher/Ollman April 1st

Jayson Musson:
The Truth in the Song
April 1 - May 28, 2016
Reception: Friday, April 1, 6-8pm
Working in a variety of media including video, painting, textiles, music, and performance, Brooklyn-based artist Jayson Musson returns to Fleisher/Ollman for his first solo exhibition at the gallery in three years. Musson will present a new series of Coogi sweater paintings, exploring the in-between spaces of high art versus craft, intentional versus found abstraction, and, most significantly, the notion of ownership of African-American popular culture. These works are not paintings at all, but recycled Coogi sweaters—wildly-colored knit garments—mounted on stretchers and transformed into pictures.
For Musson, Coogi sweaters are more about African-­American nostalgia and cultural memory than homage to Notorious B.I.G. or a commercial garment brand. Coogi, long regarded as a status symbol within the African-American Hip-Hop community, has always been a white-­owned company, first by Australians and then by Americans, and functions as yet another instance of the white power structure profiting off of the perceived desires of people of color. According to Musson:
This, in effect, operates as a form of colonization over another corner of Black memory, and any reverence these garments received, at least in my opinion, is highly undeserved. I come to the Coogi material as a junk collector of sorts. I consider the sweaters ‘cultural detritus’—just another commodity on a long list of objects many people are manipulated into coveting or consuming...ultimately, this work is about a form of existential disconnection, that even as one retreats into memory in order to counteract the trauma of the present, even these memories are occupied by our enemy. Thus, the alienation of the self is continued even further.
Jayson Musson has had solo exhibitions at Salon 94, New York; Fleisher/Ollman, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Marginal Utility, and Space 1026, all in Philadelphia; and Dazed & Confused Magazine Gallery, London. Musson and Alex Da Corte collaborated on an exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, entitled Easternsports, in 2014. Musson has been featured in numerous group exhibitions at venues including Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; Grey Art Gallery, NYU, New York; Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France; Postmasters, New York; Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; West Galeria, Den Haag, The Netherlands; Grimmuseum, Berlin, Germany; Fleisher/Ollman, Philadelphia; Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; and Cincinnati Contemporary Art Center, Ohio, among others. Musson received his BFA from the University of the Arts, Philadelphia in 2002 and his MFA from the University of Pennsylvania in 2011. He attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2011.

Paige Adair featured in 2016 Slingshot Festival

As part of the SLINGSHOT Festival, The Lyndon House Arts Center is pleased to exhibit a large scale video installation and projection by Paige Adair, entitled Daughter of the Cave.
On view from March 31 - May 7, 2016

Daughter of the Cave explores an underground wanderlust, investigating how we use stories to make explicable the mysteries of our own bodies and the real/imagined spaces we traverse with them. This piece depicts the female protagonist’s explorations through the labyrinthine dreamscape of an imaginary cave. This subterranean feminist saga uses documentary video from Ruby Falls, paintings of the cave, and visual materials research. Musician, Mason Brown composed the score for the video by sculpting together a soundtrack by using exclusively documentary audio recordings gathered during Speleogen’s excursion to Mammoth Cave National Park. Speleogen is the caving branch of artist collective Callosum, an Atlanta-based creative collective that applies methods across media to explore the intersections between art, technology, and the senses.

Paige Adair lives and works in the Atlanta area. She received her MFA in Time Based Media and Painting from the University of Pennsylvania and has been exhibiting throughout the US.

This year, the SLINGSHOT Festival takes over downtown Athens, Georgia March 31 – April 2 2015. Spread over 5 city blocks and dozens of venues, SLINGSHOT spotlights international, national, and local acts on stage, boundary pushing artworks throughout the urban environment, and tech talks with leading innovators. SLINGSHOT also hosts a dedicated comedy night and film screenings. For more information and a schedule of events, visit slingshotathens.com

Daughter of the Cave viewing during regular open hours in the West Gallery.


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.
319 N 11th Street, 2nd Floor, Philadelphia PA


Laura Bernstein (MFA '14) in Galactic Whispers opening TONIGHT!


Laura Bernstein        Daniel O’Neill          Jimi Pantalon

Reflecting upon humanity as viewed from deep space, Galactic Whispers explores transmission and transmutation through sculpture, video and sound. An interactive experience inspired by the launching of Voyager 1 and the premise of The Golden Record, a 12-inch copper plated phonograph record included in the spacecraft “containing sounds and images selected to portray the diversity of life and culture on Earth.” The Golden Record functions as a “time capsule, intended to communicate a story of our world to extraterrestrials.” This installation examines the breakdown of stories and information in our hyper mediated world. Like a palimpsest, the recorded audio/video interactions from visitors build and form new content, continually rewriting information throughout the duration of the show. We are preserving stories from the scale of small group interactions for new perspectives on social action.
Jan. 29 --- Feb. 26 2016
LIU Brooklyn Humanities Building
1 University Plaza
Brooklyn NY 11201



Jessiva Slaven (MFA '05) in IN OUT UNDER THROUGH @ Gallery 263

in over out under through

Sean Riley & Jessica Slaven

Paper Shield l
Paper Shield l, 2015 acrylic & colored pencil on paper, nails 39" x 23.5" 1.5"

Jan 7 - Feb 6, 2016

Reception: Fri, Jan 15, 6-8 pm

Gallery 263

Hello All
Happy New Year!
Proud to announce an exhibition with my good friend Jessica Slaven of new, colorful and visually charged abstract works on paper at Gallery 263 in Cambridge, MA.
In our work the processes of weaving, unweaving, embroidering, dyeing, and sewing—typically reserved for fabrics and fiber—have come to inhabit our drawing and painting practices. I have used inherited clothing to create quilts and embroidered pieces, and have since moved towards examining the weave structure of fabric and translating it into 2-D. Sewing was integral to Jessica’s sculptural work, and for four years she built her career as a commercial textile designer, weaving and putting textiles into production. Now, she adapts those skills and experiences for painting.
Gallery Hours​: W-Sa/12-7pm
263 Pearl Street Cambridge, MA 02139

Aditi Singh (MFA '01) on view at Thomas Erben Gallery until Feb 13

Aditi Singh, Untitled, 2014-15, graphite and ink on Arches paper, 35 x 45 in.
Aditi Singh
All that is left behind

January 7 - February 13
Opening reception: Thursday, January 7 from 6 - 8:30pm
Aditi Singh's densely worked, often large scale drawings are generated - over extended periods of time - through the meeting and clashing of mediums: paper, ink, graphite, and charcoal.

It is the transcendental quality of Yoga and art I am drawn to; of quietly, rhythmically, getting rid of all that is extraneous, of reaching a place of resonance, where there isn't a distinction between the inside or outside of an experience.

What interests me is the interplay between letting an image hover and allowing it to settle into a geography. The tenacity of a mark depends on the velocity of touch. There is a synergy, a tension, in watching ink and charcoal slide against each other building tone, texture, and rhythm; gathering nuances of connection or dissolution, each lending an emotional hue. 

Singh (b.1976) lives and works in Mumbai, India. Her works have been shown internationally in solo and group exhibitions, including DECK, Singapore; Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai, India; SOMA Drawing Center, Seoul, Korea; National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan; Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Sydney, Australia; and Arthur Ross Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

Matt Freedman, Two Events - Jan. 15 @ Valentine Gallery, Jan 16 @ Studio 10

Valentine is pleased to present

OK for Now

Matt Freedman and Jude Tallichet
Opening Friday January 15, from 6:00 - 9:00
The exhibit runs through Sunday February 14

valentinegallery.blogspot.com for more information


Matt Freedman and Tim Spelios; "Mirror Mirror"

Performance: Saturday, January 16th at 8 p.m.

STUDIO10 is located at 56 Bogart Street (Morgan Avenue stop on the L train) in Bushwick.


Jacob Rivkin (MFA '13) included in Mid-Atlantic New Painting 2016 Exhibition

University of Mary Washington
Ridderhof Martin Gallery January 15 - February 26, 2016
Juried by Lauren Ross, curator of the Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Opening Reception and juror’s talk, Thursday, January 14: 5PM-7PM
1301 College Ave
Fredericksburg, VA 22401


Anthony Bowers, MFA '14 at NAPOLEON Gallery in Phila.

Aim At What You See

A Photography & Printmaking Invitational Curated by the Members of NAPOLEON In Celebration of the Print Center’s Centennial

In this invitational exhibition, members of NAPOLEON selected works by artists whose work they value and admire, showcasing the diverse interests of the collective. This body of selected works incidentally features a subtext indicative of printmaking and photography: the indirect translation of an idea from the artist to the final product, from the real to the representation.
Opening Reception
First Friday, December 4th
6pm – 10pm
319 N 11th Street, 2L
Philadelphia, PA
Exhibition Dates: 12.4.2015 – 12.20.2015
Gallery Hours: Saturdays and Sundays 2pm – 6pm or by appointment
Anthony Bowers
Nicole Campanale
Matt Colaizzo
Evan Paul English
CJ Harker
Kay Healy
Courtney Mandryk
Anne Schaefer
Kate VanVliet
Keith Yahrling
Top image: Anthony Bowers, Actual Nitty Gritty, acrylic transfer print on wood and screenprint acid etch on mirror mounted to wood, 2015. Bottom image: Kay Healy, Body Building, Screen printed, painted, and stuffed fabric, 2015.
NAPOLEON * 319 N 11th Street, 2L * Philadelphia, PA 19107 * www.napoleonnapoleon.com

Kathryn Lynch, MFA '91, Included in CITY LIVES


Jackie Tileston, MFA Faculty, EVERYTHING IS EERYTHING at Pentimenti Gallery 10/29 - 11/28

Super Altogether Gone, 2015, oil, oil enamel, pigment on linen, 72" x 60"

Pentimenti Gallery is excited to present
JACKIE TILESTONEverything is Everything, a solo exhibition at Pentimenti Gallery. 

This show includes paintings on linen, mixed media works on paper, and digital prints. Each piece acts as a gateway to spaces that are vast and all encompassing, while also feeling strangely close and familiar.
Calling on the interaction of contrasting visual elements and art historical references, Tileston has created an atmosphere that plays by its own rules, while paralleling our own in a heterotypic fashion. Ecosystems in themselves, they are alive with opaque mandala-like ornamentation, trails that surface and recede on vaporous threads, murky rifts, fields of nebulous color, and landmasses built of thick oil paint. Each element is actively engaged with the others, sometimes violently, other times harmoniously. These visual structures succeed in developing a synchronized habitat of “otherness”, a place that is collectively neither here nor there.
“Painting has an ability to open up alternative visual experiences that can specifically align us with internal spaces, altered states of consciousness, euphoria, complexity, and the unpresentable.  Abstraction, especially, is an expert intermediary, translating the nonverbal and not quite visible realities into perceivable, material form. Paintings can function as runners between realms, physical and philosophical both.” (Tileston)
Jackie Tileston received her BFA from Yale University, New Haven,CT, and her MFA in painting from Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. Tileston has had exhibitions at the Discovery Museum, Bridgeport,CT; Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, TX; Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn, NY; Rockland Center for the Arts, West Nyack,NY; The Rutgers University, Camden, NJ; and more. Her work is in collections including: JP Morgan Chase; Museum of Fine Arts in Houston; Dallas Museum of Art; West Virginia University Art Museum, and more. She has been awarded the Joan Mitchell Foundation 2011 Painters and Sculptors Grant. The 2006 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship for Painting as well as many others. Jackie Tileston is represented by Pentimenti Gallery in Philadelphia.
For all inquiries, please contact Pentimenti Gallery at mail@pentimenti.com or +1 215.625.9990.
GALLERY HOURSTuesday by appointment, Wednesday - Friday11 AM - 5 PM, SaturdayNoon - 5 PM.