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October 9, 2017

Professor Byron Wolfe’s Phantom Skies book just released

Author: Yang Shan Chou

Professor Byron Wolfe's most recent book Phantom Skies and Shifting Ground: Landscape, Culture, and Rephotography of Eadweard Muybridge's Illustrations of Central America has just been released. Phantom Skies is a collaborative research project and publication (print and online) that responds to the largely unknown 19th-century photographs of Central America by Eadweard Muybridge. The photographs are significant as a benchmark for one of the largest and earliest bodies of photographic representation in Central America. The sometimes dark and moody pictures were taken during a two-year expedition immediately following Muybridge's involvement in a scandalous murder trial. Guided by Muybridge's sophisticated but problematic combination prints that merge multiple negatives into seamless views, photographer Byron Wolfe and cultural geographer Dr. Read More

October 3, 2017

Ver de lejos Exhibition Reception

Author: Michael Smaczylo

Some pictures from last Friday’s Ver De Lejos/To See from Afar show! This gallery showed work from the Mann Older Adult Center bilingual painting course, led by Jamie Forslund. These artists explore themes of memory, heritage, and beauty by connecting their lives in Philadelphia with memories of growing up in Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, etc. The reception featured several artists present talking about their process and experience, as well as Art Educator Jamie Forslund talking about her experience teaching in a bilingual community arts program. Forslund highlighted the differences between teaching older adults from teaching children and adolescents, as well as the inspiration for some of the projects in the exhibition.    Read More

October 3, 2017

Professor Eric Oskey Participates in Facades+ Conference

Author: mary stiger

Architecture Professor Eric Oskey participated in a panel disucssion at the Facades+ Conference last month on behalf of Moto Designshop.  The panel, Philadelphia's Design Trajectories: Growing Beyond Center City focused on how designers can "shape projects towards beautiful, enduring, and ethical architecture."  The Panel discussed challenges associated with growth as it relates to scale, materiality, and vitality, as well as the role of architecture in creating a vision for Philadelphia.    Read More

September 27, 2017

Arlene Holtz to participate in panel discussion at the Michener Museum

Author: Jane DeRose Evans

Arlene Holtz, former Principal at Wilson Middle School, will join the panel discussion at the Michener Museum in Doylestown, PA on Wednesday Oct 4, 2017, from 7 to 8:30. She will contribute to the panel, "School Art Collections: Reflecting on the School Community and Their Relevance Today" as Principal of a school which had a collection of 67 paintings, including well known Pennsylvania Impressionists and African-American artists Dox Thrash and Henry O. Tanner. Nine of these paintings are in the exhibit "Dedicated, Displayed, Discovered: Celebrating the Region's Art Collections." The curator for the exhibit, Adrienne Neszmelyi-Romano, completed her Masters' Thesis at Tyler on the Wilson collection. All the paintings were removed from Wilson against the community's wishes a decade ago and placed in storage. Read More

September 27, 2017

Professor Dona Nelson in "Unpainting," Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sidney, Australia, September 30th, 2017 to July 2018

Author: econover

Dona Nelson's work is in "Unpainting," at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sidney, Australia, September 30th, 2017 to July 2018. This show is works from the museum collection and is accompanied by a catalog. The show includes works by Mark Bradford, Sigmar Polke, Jessica Stockholder, Dona Nelson, Daniel Buren and many others. Read More

September 27, 2017

Recent work from Professor Philip Glahn

Author: econover

Philip Glahn’s recent writings include “Interrogating Invention: Electronic Café and the Politics of Technology,” Panorama (Summer/Fall 2016) and the forthcoming “The Future is Present: Electronic Café and the Politics of Technological Fantasy,” both co-authored with Cary Levine as part of a book project concerning 1980s art-activist telecommunication initiatives in Los Angeles. Glahn is co-initiator and -organizer of the ongoing interdisciplinary research colloquium “Toward a Technics of Aesthetics: Technology, Politics, and Contemporary Culture” at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and was a visiting lecturer and critic at Towson University in Baltimore. Read More

September 27, 2017

William Villalongo, Tyler School of Art MFA 2001, "Outside My Name or Through Other Eyes" at UConn

Author: econover

  William Villalongo, Tyler School of Art MFA 2001 Outside My Name or Through Other Eyes "Outside My Name or Through Other Eyes, weaves the artist’s aesthetic and social interests together with aspects of Pablo Picasso and Aaron Douglas’s visual vocabulary. Villalongo’s paintings, collage works and prints draw upon the distinct illustrative style and political forcefulness employed by Douglas, a celebrated Harlem Renaissance artist. Also evident is the artist’s creative contextualization and reinterpretation of these Modernist Era Masters’ Formalist experiments, their love of African Art and use of black iconography. Villalongo’s art likewise references Picasso’s sexually charged Bather canvases and his once notorious painting, Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, from 1907." Read More

September 27, 2017

Professor Odili Donald Odita, upcoming shows and honors

Author: econover

Professor Odili Donald Odita: Prospect.4, US Biennial curated by Trevor Schoonmaker, November 11, 2017 - February 25, 2018, Prospect New Orleans. Located in the greater New Orleans area. Installation at the Newark Museum - for the newly renovated Lobby space.  Opening November 2017. Induction as a Member of the National Academy, National Academy Museum and School, NY. November 2017. Read More

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