Blog Archive

September 23, 2013

Therese Dolan's new book: Manet, Wagner, and the Musical Culture of Their Time, has just been printed by Ashgate Press

Author: Susanna Gold

In the first full-length book dedicated to the study of Edouard Manet and music, art historian Therese Dolan demonstrates that the 1862 painting Music in the Tuileries represents the progressive musical culture of the time.This book incorporates studies of the major artistic, literary, and musical figures of nineteenth-century France. Read More

September 23, 2013

Shadow Circus, The art of Kirsten Stingle and Lorraine Glessner, Fibers & Material Studies faculty, Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, September 28 - December 15.

Author: C. Pazia Mannella

Shadow Circus brings to light the inner stories and dialogues we have with ourselves. Stingle combines distinctive porcelain figures with discarded relics to create a narrative that engages the viewer. Glessner's encaustic paintings are richly layered, requiring the viewer to go deep within to understand what our shadow side is trying to tell us.  Artist Lectures: Lorraine Glessner – Friday, October 11 at 5:30 p.m. Kirsten Stingle – Saturday, October 26 at 5:30 p.m. Each of these artists will be teaching a hands-on art making workshop showing their process. Read More

September 22, 2013

Knit Datascapes at Temple Contemporary

Author: Michael Carwile

Jenny Sabin is an architect, laboratory researcher, and educator.  On September 16th, Sabin gave a talk at the Temple Contemporary gallery about her work.  This fall she is collaborating with Knit Lab at Temple Contemporary to create a generative, parametric, knit installation.  Dynamic reciprocity, optimization, datascape, wormhole, fine-scale design ecology, and body architecture – these are just a taste of the terms that pop up as she talks about what she does. Read More

September 22, 2013

Architecture Conversation at the Athenaeum

Author: Michael Carwile

On September 10th at the Athenaeum of Philadelphia, two accomplished architects spoke in a public conversation. Peter Bohlin (above, center), a founding principal of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, with an office in Philadelphia, and Paolo Desideri, an Italian architect based in Rome, spoke in front of a packed audience in the Athenaeum’s library.  Each architect provided an abbreviated overview of their work, which is even more briefly recounted here: Desideri has recently completed two major public projects in Italy, an opera house in Florence and a railway station in Rome; Bohlin's practice, dating back to 1965, defies easy summary, but is perhaps most widely known for his iconic Apple Stores, including the flagship glass cube on 5th Avenue in New York. Read More

September 18, 2013

Gerald Silk's essay, "In and Out of Shape: The Art of Reva Urban," appears in the Fall 2013 issue of Women's Art Journal

Author: Susanna Gold

This essay examines artist Reva Urban (1925–87), who despite success in the art world, is little known today. In 1964, she had a room devoted to her art at Documenta III and was only one of three North American women exhibiting there. Her most noteworthy work were idiosyncratically-shaped canvases done in the 1960s that grew out of her abstract expressionist pieces of the 50s. Reva (adopting this solo name as an artist) was also attuned to issues of gender and challenged stereotypes by employing this gestural style to co-opt its masculinist associations and harness its vitality, often applied to anatomical motifs that intermingled male muscularity and female sensuality. Read More

September 18, 2013

Dr. Lisa Kay Interviewed by The Temple News

Author: jamieforslund

Dr. Lisa Kay was interviewed for a piece in the September 3rd edition of The Temple News concerning the status of public education in Philadelphia School District. In the article by Alexa Bricker, Dr. Kay emphasized the relationship between Tyler's Art Education and Community Arts Practices and the urban schools that help train Tyler students during their student teaching and internships. The Temple News   Read More

September 18, 2013

Jane DeRose Evans, ed., A Companion to the Archaeology of the Roman Republic

Author: Susanna Gold

This past spring, Wiley-Blackwell released The Companion to the Archaeology of the Roman Republic.  Edited by Jane Evans, she also contributed two articles, one on coins and Republican archaeology and one on the late Republican city of Rome.  Thirty-five authors from around the globe helped to complete the book, which is intended to serve archaeologists not working in this time period, ancient historians, classicists, art historians, and advanced graduate students. Read More

September 12, 2013

Architecture Professor Timothy McDonald Recognized for Achievements in Sustainability

Author: Michael Carwile

Congratulations are in order for Tyler architecture professor Timothy McDonald, president of the development/design/build firm Onion Flats.  This firm, which McDonald co-founded and runs with his partners Patrick McDonald, John McDonald and Howard Steinberg, has been selected for the 2013 Sustainable Business of the Year Award 2013 by the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce.  Part of a series of excellence awards given out by the Chamber in recognition of the creativity and civic involvement of small businesses in the Philadelphia area, the award joins Onion Flats’ many other recognitions and accomplishments.  With its Belfield Townhomes (pictured), McDonald’s firm designed and built the first Passive House Certified project in Pennsylvania, and one of the first in the country.  It has also developed some of the first LEED Platinum Certified projects in the United States. Read More

September 12, 2013

Architecture Professors, Rashida Ng and Sneha Patel, Release Book on Performative Materials

Author: Michael Carwile

Architecture professors Rashida Ng and Sneha Patel’s recently released book, Performative Materials in Architecture and Design, considers the confluence of innovations in areas of materials science, digital fabrication techniques, computational technologies, and interactive media.  Emerging from a symposium hosted by Tyler’s Architecture Department in October 2010 entitled INPUT_OUTPUT: Adaptive Materials and Mediated Environments, the book addresses the convergence of several significant and fundamental advancements in the ways that materials and environments are designed, evaluated, and experienced within architecture and related disciplines.  As an extension of the INPUT_OUTPUT events, this book presents a multiplicity of perspectives from researchers and professionals whose work is conducted beyond the traditional paradigm of architectural practice and includes a series of essays, six interviews, and over thirty projects. Read More

September 10, 2013

GAID MFA Student Wins "Design Ignites Change" Fellowship

Author: Kelly Holohan

Graphic & Interactive Design MFA student, Noopur Agarwal, was awarded the 2013 Design Ignites Change Student Fellowship. Noopur's project, Nashta Exchange was created in Professor Kelly Holohan's graduate thesis course last Spring where the assignment theme was "Crisis". With Nashta Exchange, U.S. high school students learn to cook/sell Pav Bhaji, a popular Indian dish, locally at their very own food stall where all of the proceeds go towards buying  meals for underprivileged high schoolers in India. Nashta Exchange provides the students with tool kits featuring everything they need to get started. Read More

September 10, 2013

Costumes and Prints Bring “CandyCoated Wonderland” to Life

Author: Kayla Cropper

“CandyCoated Wonderland” is a whimsical installation of costumes and prints straight from the imagination of Philadelphia-based artist Candy Coated (’97 MFA Ceramics), formerly Candy Depew. Candy was invited by the Philadelphia Museum of Art two and a half years ago to begin a project reinterpreting children’s dress costumes from the Museum’s collection. “I was honored to be asked because I just couldn’t believe that they would let me do whatever I wanted to highlight the costumes and integrate them in, and I was able to make a contemporary, yet historical period style room which is a wonderland,” Candy said. The colorful installation blends Candy Coated’s silk-screened fabrics and wall decals with costumes that range from a Peter Pan costume flying from the ceiling to nurse costumes on children’s figures surrounded in a room of cats printed on pillows Read More

September 9, 2013

Samantha Jones, Fibers & Material Studies MFA 2012, exhibits tactile installation at the 6th Annual Governors Island Art Fair.

Author: C. Pazia Mannella

Jones installed a three-story piece in the stairwell of Building 111. Indulge your curiosity as you explore the abandoned military barracks of Governors Island Art Fair, 100 singular rooms of painting, photography, sculpture, installation, video, sound and performance art. Run by artists, for artists, New York’s largest independent exhibition enters its 6th year this fall. Once again GIAF organizers, 4heads, have sifted through a sea of creative proposals from New York and around the world, giving 100 of the best a full room each, in which to wreak havoc as they see fit. GIAF also features independent galleries–encouraging the dialogue between artists and art dealers.  And outside on the grass, live music, large-scale sculpture, food, drink and more. Can’t wait until September?  4heads’ Artists in Residence keep their studio doors open all summer long on the island. Get your culture fix on Governors Island – there’s enough art here to start a new country. Read More

September 9, 2013

2013-14 One Club Scholarship

Author: tuc56633

Two Graphic & Interactive Design majors— Max Amato (BFA/Senior) and Carol Ly (BFA/Senior)—have been selected to receive the One Club Scholarship which is awarded to schools and universities whose students have shown promise in creative advertising. The One Club scholarship fund’s primary goal is to continue its commitment to nurturing the next generation of advertising creatives.  Read More

September 6, 2013

Josh Beaver, Anna Decaria, and Lina Pearson, 2013 BFAs in Fibers & Material Studies, participate in New Boon(e), Artist Collective & Gallery opening, First Friday, September 16th.

Author: C. Pazia Mannella

The salon style show will feature all of the seventeen artists working and participating in the new space. There will be paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, photographs, fiber works, video work and performances, with each artist in attendance for a general introduction and meet and greet! Artists participating: Alex Lash   Amy Borsch   Anna Decaria   Andrew Shearer  Anne Pagana Christina Lower  David Meyers  Josh Beaver Kevin Dalton  Kyle Psulkowski  Lina Pearson Lindsey Maiorano  Luca Bokulich Michael Dvorak   Sasha Park  Stephanie Price  Zac Beaver New Boon (e) Artists Collective & Gallery 253 N 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA Philadelphia, PA 19122 Doors will open at 6:30PM, with two performances at 7:30 PM and 8:00 PM. Read More

September 6, 2013

Jordan Baseman’s Work in Sculpture Leads to Appointment at the Royal College of Art

Author: Kayla Cropper

Jordan Baseman (BFA ’83) decided to attended Tyler because of its welcoming atmosphere and great reputation. As a student, he was very interested in working with jewelry and metals to make sculptures. “When I went to Tyler, I really felt like an artist,” Baseman said. “My mind was opened to many ways of thinking and working and I experienced many ideas that I would never have otherwise encountered. This helped me to ask questions and to become critical and more conceptual as an artist. I made some great friends, too.” After graduating from Tyler, Baseman traveled to London to pursue his Master’s Degree at Goldsmiths College, University of London. “It seemed like a good idea at the time, and Goldsmiths is a very challenging environment – I learned a lot. And London is a fantastic city, an amazing place to live,” Baseman said. Read More

September 6, 2013

Tyler Facilities Management Students Partner with CertainTeed St. Gobain and Interface Carpets

Author: Rashida Ng

The students worked with an acoustician to learn about sound and insulation in order to improve the acoustics of their laboratory within the Architecture building.  CertainTeed St. Gobain and Interface Carpets both became strategic corporate partners in this endeavor by generously donating the materials, expertise and installation instruction to create a better environment.    After analyzing the current acoustic environment within the lab, the students installed acoustic wall paneling and glue-less carpet tiles in the room, materials that reduced the reverberation time within the classroom and improved speech intelligibility.  These strategic partnerships allowed them to obtain hands on experience while addressing a real world problem.   CertainTeed documented the acoustic aspects of the project in a case study video at the following link: Read More