Wednesday, April 30, 2008


Karen Kirchhoff - In the Basement

In The Basement

photographs of d.i.y. show spaces by Karen Kirchhoff

April 30 - May 3, 2008

Opening Reception May 2, 6-8pm

Temple Gallery
259 N. 3rd St

C. Pazia Mannella - I'll Be Your Mirror

C. Pazia Mannella
I'll Be Your Mirror

MFA Thesis Exhibition

April 30 - May 3, 2008
Reception: Friday May 2, 6-8 pm

Temple Gallery
259 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106


Saturday, April 26, 2008

Erin + Mike in Dirt Made My Lunch

Rebekah Templeton
c o n t e m p o r a r y a r t


Rebekah Templeton Contemporary Art is pleased to announce Dirt Made My Lunch, a group exhibition guest curated by Todd Keyser. The exhibition highlights the work of Philadelphia’s first year Master of Fine Arts students featuring Erin M. Riley, Kurt Freyer, Michael Treffehn, and Robert Scobey, some of the city’s most promising young artists. The title references a creative process that is raw and malleable and still growing.

Erin M. Riley
is a weaver and a mixed media artist. Riley’s work deals with her emotional issues involving family, personal history and relationships, but attempts to render these issues visually with a certain veil of universality. Using found images or personal images, she subsequently translate them into the tapestry language or into collages coated in resin or other plastics. She is interested in the soft, fluid and yet excruciating process of tapestry weaving juxtaposed to the fast nature of paper collages that are then sealed in a hard, permanent, water-proof material.

Kurt Freyer's video work explores art making at its most basic level, but the work itself is suggestive of something far more profound, in that a decorated egg and some candles on a mud hill can be used to identify the structural language of the art making process itself. Freyer's proposition is rooted in the questions of what art is. Freyer's video captures how something as seemingly elemental as mud and pigment can be used to communicate profound structural meaning.

Michael Treffehn’s work explores notions of cultural and biographical identity. He is also interested in suggested narratives and in presenting stories, but not in telling them. The video included in this exhibition is very still, causing the viewer to focus on the limited narrative and imagine the rest. What the viewer is seeing is only part of the story; the rest they must come up with on their own.

Robert Scobey's pop colleges display schizophrenic consumer images that expand into the real space. They shed their imageness and become their own environment. The work suggests that we are indeed in the next stage of simulacra in which images become a total reality beyond our own control.

Dirt Made My Lunch opens on Thursday, May 8, 2008 with an opening reception from 6-9 pm.

The exhibition includes video, textile weaving, photography, sculpture and installation. The show closes on Saturday, June 21, 2008.

Image: Robert Scobey, Miss February, 2008

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Daniel A. Bruce - The Great Indoors

Daniel A. Bruce

The Great Indoors

Thesis Exhibition: April 23-26, 2008
Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Saturday 10-5pm
Reception: Saturday, April 26 6-9pm (BBQ!)

Tyler Gallery
7725 Penrose Ave.
Elkins Park, PA 19027


Image: Can I go home yet?, digital print, 2007

Christopher Hall - King of Painting

Christopher Hall cordially invites you to his MFA Thesis Exhibition

King of Painting

April 23 - 26, 2008

Reception April 26, 6-8pm
Penrose Gallery, Tyler School of Art
7725 Penrose Ave.
Elkins Park, PA 19027

Image: Seminal Sacrifice, 48 x 60, oil, acrylic, emulsion, pen and ink, color pencil, on paper and canvas

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

New Masters

So I never really think of myself as a Master, but I have refered to myself in passing as the Master Weaver but only because I am. ha!

An International
Competitive Juried Exhibit of Works by New Masters

A call for current MFA students or 2008 MFA graduates
Postmark Deadline for Entry: June 6, 2008

you can also apply online, and thats cool right?

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Rachel Dobkin - White Hole

Rachel Dobkin
White Hole

Closing Reception:
Friday, April 25, 2008 6-8:30PM
Exhibition Dates: April 23-26

Temple Gallery
259 N. 3rd Street,
Philadelphia, PA
Wednesday-Saturday, 11-6pm

Dylan J. Beck - Your Larger Body

Dylan J. Beck

Your Larger Body

MFA Thesis Exhibition
Reception: Friday, April 25, 6 - 8PM

April 22 – April 26, 2008
Temple Gallery, 259 N. 3rd St.
Philadelphia, PA
Hours: Wednesday - Saturday, 11 - 6
Check out the website! ->

Friday, April 18, 2008

Dylan J. Beck - Your Larger Body

Dylan J. Beck

Your Larger Body

MFA Thesis Exhibition
Reception: Friday, April 25, 6-8pm

April 22 - April 26, 2008
Temple Gallery, 259 N. 3rd St.
Philadelphia, PA
Hours: Wednesday - Saturday, 11-6

Image: Normal, IL; Duratrans prints, light boxes, wood; h8x w6x d4 ft

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Vox Populi Juried Show due soon

So since none of the grads make similar work I figure its useful to advertise opportunities when they pertain to everyone. Not only does it help people out, but it also helps the gallery out by getting more submission fees and therefore having a cooler show, pay their jurors better, advertise more, be able to survive one more month, etc. So here is the Vox Populi's Juried Show mumbo jumbo from their website. All of it is copied and pasted, giving full credit for the picture to Vox. Its due April 27. Mail it!!



Vox is now accepting applications for its 4th annual juried show, guest juried by Adelina Vlas and Sarah McEneaney.


Adelina Vlas, the Assistant Curator for Modern and Contemporary Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, has an M.A. in Art History and a Curatorial Diploma in Visual Culture from York University in Canada, as well as an M.A. in Curating Contemporary Art from the Royal College of Art in London where she co-curated the exhibition Public Smog and Various Small Fires. Previously, Adelina worked at the National Gallery of Canada.

Sarah McEneaney, visual artist, has lived and worked in Philadelphia for more than 25 years. Awards received include a Pew Fellowship in the Arts (1993), a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant (2000) and an Anonymous Was A Woman award in 2004. McEneaney’s paintings are in many private and public collections including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Rhode Island School of Design and The Neuberger Museum. In 2004 The Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia mounted a mid-career exhibition of McEneaney's work. McEneaney is represented by Tibor de Nagy Gallery, NY where she had solo shows in 2006 and 2008. Upcoming solo shows include Locks Gallery, Philadelphia in Fall 2008.

Joan Dreyer - Home Front

Joan Dreyer
MFA Thesis Exhibition

April 16 - 19, 2008
Reception April 18, 2008
6-8 pm

Temple Gallery
259 N. Third Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Hours: Wed-Sat 11am- 6pm

Image: "Flag" 43in. x 17in. (film)

Elisha Conrad - In Remembrance

Vincent Strijkan - Porko Bonito

Vincent Strijkan

April 16-19, 2008
Tyler Gallery
7725 Penrose Ave, Elkins Park, PA

Reception: Saturday April 19, 6-8pm

Image: Mahlab, acrylic and ink on paper, 35" x 65"

Instruments and materials have not been crafted to relinquish control, they are control

Images of authority are authority.

Wrongness and villainy are our fleeting freedoms to harness.

And humor is hinged on a background of urgency.
Our impending sense of doom and brevity can be interrupted.

Let's palliate overwhelming reminders of misery and conclusion.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Tyler School of Art surges in national rankings

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

CONTACT: Hillel J. Hoffmann

The release of the 2009 edition of U.S.News & World Report’s annual guidebook, America’s Best Graduate Schools, brought stunning news for Temple’s Tyler School of Art.

Tyler’s overall ranking surged to 14th in the nation, leaping seven spots since U.S.News last ranked fine arts graduate programs in 2003.

In addition, Tyler’s graduate programs in ceramics (ranked 19th in the nation in the 2009 edition) and photography (18th) entered the national top 20 for the first time in the school’s history, joining Tyler’s longstanding top-ranked graduate programs in painting and drawing (7th), sculpture (8th) and printmaking (17th).

“We are thrilled that Tyler’s overall excellence is earning the school the national recognition it deserves,” said Therese Dolan, Tyler’s interim dean and professor of art history. “It’s especially gratifying knowing that we haven’t even moved into our wonderful new building at Temple’s Main Campus in Philadelphia yet. I’m confident that we’ll build on our success, and that Tyler’s ascent will continue when the national arts community sees what our new facility with its state-of-the-art equipment has to offer starting in 2009.”

Given that Tyler’s small, aging facility in suburban Elkins Park, Pa., likely had little positive impact on the rankings, Dolan stressed the importance of Tyler’s faculty.

“Tyler’s faculty is rich in exceptionally gifted teachers, scholars and artists — energetic people who’ve worked hard to raise our national profile,” she said.

The schools reputation also has been enhanced by the arrival of a wave of new faculty recruits. Tyler has hired 12 new tenured and tenure-track faculty members from the world’s leading institutions over the past two academic years, the largest cohort of new recruits since the school’s inception.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Jenny Buffington - A Place To See Before You Die

Jenny Buffington

A Place To See Before You Die

April 9-12, 2008

Opening Reception: Friday, April 11 6-8pm

** Jenny's postcard is actually mailable, there will be stamps available at the opening so bring an address to send this postcard to!!

Tyler MFA Show at the Icebox

There will be 29 pieces in this massive show at the Icebox in the Crane Building, curated by Curator Elizabeth Grady. Congratulations to the 15 Tyler artists who were chosen from 41 applicants!!
The show will be up from
April 30 - May 11, 2008
Opening Reception Second Thursday May 8, 6-8pm
Hours: Wed-Sun 12-6 pm
1400 N American St.
Philadelphia, PA 19122.

Check out these fine individuals:

| C.
Pazia Mannella | Jerry Kaba | Dylan J. Beck | Zach Whitehurst | Dave Kube | Louise Radochonski | Jess Perlitz | Daniel Ostrov | Jenny Buffington | Vincent Balistrieri | Chris Hall | Nick Barbee | Dan Bruce | Alyssa Heidinger | Joan Dreyer |
Andria Bibiloni

The Lighthouse

141 W. Somerset Street
Philadelphia, PA

Thursday, April 17

Daniel Loren Ostrov - A Firmament of Waters

Daniel Ostrov - A Firmament of Waters

MFA Thesis Exhibition

April 9-12th, 2008
Hours 11-6pm

Opening Reception: Friday, April 11th 6-8pm

Temple Gallery
259 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia PA 19106

Image: Amnesiac; Wood; h9' x w6'; 2007

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Jerry Kaba - Great Stuff

Jerry Kaba
MFA Thesis Exhibition

Great Stuff: escaping the limit of nature

April 2nd - 5th
Hours: 11-6pm

Reception: Friday April 4th 6-8pm

Temple Gallery
259 N. Third Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Tamsen Wojtanowski - divine lorraine

"divine lorraine"
Tamsen Wojtanowski
MFA Thesis Exhibition

April 2nd - 5th, 2008
Temple Gallery
259 N. Third Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 925-7379

Hours: Wednesday - Saturday 11am to 6pm
First Friday until 9pm

Opening Reception
First Friday, Friday April 4th, 2008
6pm to 9pm