Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Sorry I haven't been in touch. I got really mad about that email you sent me a while back, and I didn't really feel like talking about it. But now I do. I know it's been almost two years since I ended the relationship we had in my head, but it took about that long to make some sense of things. And thanks for asking - I did get into Tyler, and things have been good. In fact, I'm finishing my MFA soon, and I wanted to invite you to my show. I'm having two of them - one is the show we talked about making before I arrived, and the other is the show I'm making now that I've been here. It'd be great if you could come to the reception. It will be a huge party and everyone is planning to be there. And I'd really like for you to come and dance with me.
Everything is Possible
by Kimberly Brandt
259 N. 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA
Gallery Hours: 11am-6pm
MFA Thesis Exhibition: Wednesday - Saturday March 26-29 2008
Daily Performances: 5pm
Reception: Saturday March 29 6-9pm
Additional Performance: Saturday @ 7pm
Sunday, March 23, 2008
“Emerging to Established: Twenty-five Years of the Center for Emerging Visual Artists”
April 5 – July 6, 2008
Director’s Gallery, Ground Floor
Tuesday through Sunday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday evenings: until 8:45 pm
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Tyler School of Art
MFA Thesis Exhibition
March 19-22, 2008
Reception: Friday, March 21, 6-8pm
259 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Hours: Wed-Sat 11am - 6pm
Image: Dancing Roses, acrylic on canvas, 5' x 6' 2008
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
MFA Thesis Exhibition: March 18th -22nd
Tues, March 18th 6-8pm.
Tyler Gallery, Tyler School of Art
7725 Penrose Avenue
Elkins Park, PA 19027
Image: Greenware Project, 2007, 86"h x 32"w x 33"d, earthenware, wood and paper
Monday, March 17, 2008
I e-mailed him to find out about it, and it is not just open to painters! It's all media, so everyone can submit work. According to Keyser, "The theme is really just a kind of general survey of what Philadelphia MFA's are up to. So I am looking for artists who are exploring what ever they are working on towards their thesis work. As for the size of the work, nothing over 60 inches, only because the space is small and we want each artists individual works to be able to breath."
Work should be submitted by the end of March, e-mail your statement and j pegs directly to the curator at tgkeyser (at) gmail.com
More exposure for you, if you want it!
***update: information via questions, "We are open to wall, floor, and video. We strongly encourage as much experimentation as possible." Mike Treffehn who asked about this mentions, "If anyone else is going to sumbit vieo, he said we could just upload it to a megaupload.com (or some other similar file-hosting site) and send the link to firstname.lastname@example.org."
Sunday, March 16, 2008
What are you working on?
I just finished a big set-ish installation in my studio that I was working on for a lot time -- thinking about, and then finally building. Drywall is hard, especially if you've a) never done it and b) got zilch for time. Right now I'm in sort of an in-between stage, thinking about what direction to go in next, and trying to plan ahead, too.
What are you excited about right now?
Things being boring. I've been really into it as an idea for a long time, but it's really resurfaced with a vengeance as of late. I mean unboring boring, not real boring. Basically, I've been listening to a lot of really minimal techno, and also a lot of funk (specifically Ricardo Villalobos for the former and James Brown for the latter). I'm really into the idea of something being really repetitive and unchanging with slight modal changes that end up making it really interesting and worthwhile. Like how James Brown can have a song that's ten minutes long and only has two chords. The tough part is now trying to figure out how to translate that to a physical/visual practice.
It's tough, because I'm vegan so I've got a lot, but I'd have to say that it's tough to beat a really, really good fresh bell pepper -- there's just something so tremendously gratifying about biting into one.
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
"Gray Area Stake Out," Schaffner's selection of VCU students' works, will be presented at the historic Crane Building, a former industrial complex that now houses gallery spaces and artist's lofts.
The closing reception will be held on Thursday, March 13 from 6 – 9pm at the Crane Building:
1400 N American Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122-3803
Also, a 2d representation of VCU will be at Vox Populi:
VCU MFA STUDENTS @ VOX
319 N. 11th Street, 3rd Floor,
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Sunday, March 16th @ 3pm
Virginia Commonwealth University's up-and-coming graduate painting and printmaking program, currently ranked 10th in the nation, is home to fifteen diverse and innovative artists. Please join us for a brief presentation of their work, exploring, among other things: sexy bears, static, landscape distortion, obsessive and intimate sharing, the beauties of burnt sienna and the horrors of sky blue.
The William Way Community Center Art Auction: Friday, March 28, 2007, 7:30 PM at the William Way Community Center. Come one, come all for the Center’s second annual art auction! You’ll have the opportunity to bid on over 20 pieces of art including paintings, photography, and industrial design. This is a once-a-year opportunity to purchase art from some of our best known and up-and-coming artists while supporting the Center. Tickets are $20 for members and $25 for non-members and can be purchased at www.waygay.org or by calling 215-732-2220.
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Nightmare PostcardsPosted by: Maryville University
Call for Art: NIGHTMARES
Maryville University in St. Louis, MO, USA is accepting 5 x 7 postcards of your nightmares. We ask that all postcards be original art. Entries will be accepted ongoing and exhibited when we have acquired enough to fill the gallery. All submissions will become part of the Maryville University permanent art collection. There is no entry fee. Multiple submissions per artist will be accepted. If you supply us with an email address you will be notified of the exhibition. We ask that all Nightmare Postcards be hand signed, addressed by the artist and mailed to the gallery with a first class stamp. Spread the word....
Please send submissions to
Morton J. May Foundation Gallery
650 Maryville University Drive
St. Louis, MO 63141
Questions email: email@example.com