Foundations

November 26, 2018

Buy Shaver site specific exhibition

Author: sfritch

“ Matter”, Hicks Art Center Gallery, Bucks County Community College, OCT 29 DEC 10, 2018. A site specific exhibition pairing the sculpture of Michael Grothusen and text mural by Buy Shaver. “Matter” brings together two new works by midcareer Philadelphia based artists, Michael Grothusen and Buy Shaver. This pairing of sculpture and wall text strives to explore the gaps between perception and belief in order to speculate how we might know and share anything with certainty. The exhibition takes its title from Shaver’s text piece, Faith as sm. Matter, originally composed in 2012 and adapted for this exhibition as an installation. Rendered by hand in black paint on the gallery walls, the phrase envelopes a grouping of mobiles by Grothusen entitled Self Portrait, by weight, not touching the floor. Read More

April 6, 2018

Student interview

Author: sfritch

  Jarrah May- It seems like you've lived everywhere. Is that true? I was born in Arlington, VA, but the entire timeline of moves is like this: Read More

January 5, 2018

Matthew Colaizzo - Artist in Residence

Author: sfritch

In the Spring of 2017 Matthew Colaizzo was an artist in residence at Anderson Ranch Art Center in Snowmass Village, Colorado. Located high in the Rocky Mountains, close to Aspen, the area is a big tourist destination for skiers and visitors looking to be immersed in the scenic beauty. This culture often overshadows the area’s history of mining and natural resource extraction. While at the residency, Colaizzo’s research drew heavily on these altered landscapes of strip mines, marble quarries, gypsum mines, concrete and gravel plants, and wind farms. Playing with the idea of “scenic,” his work focuses on large scale woodblock prints of landscapes that appear to be grand mountains; but after further investigation, it is revealed that this “view” is nothing more than rubble piles and excavated earth.   Read More

January 5, 2018

Yvonne Lung Residency

Author: sfritch

Yvonne spent this past summer as the Social Practice Lab Artist-in-Resident at Asian Arts Initiative. Working with the North Chinatown community in Philadelphia, she worked on her project, Dish, where participants learn their favorite home made dishes from their elders.   Read More

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