Friday, April 22, 2011

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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Tim Rusterholz MFA Thesis Exhibition

April 27-30

Opening Reception: Friday April 29, 6-9PM

Temple Gallery

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Matt Kalasky MFA Thesis Exhibition

Stuart Lorimer MFA Thesis Exhibition

Victory For Tyler Alumni Exhintion at Crane Arts

Victory for Tyler: Works on Paper and Posters 2011
Crane Arts Building Icebox Project Space, Philadelphia
April 7 - May 1, 2011
Opening Reception April 9th, 2011

The third installment of the Tyler School of Art: Temple University Alumni Exhibition Series. Began in 2007 with a focus on Painting and in 2009 with a focus on Sculpture, the third exhibition will focus on Works on Paper, divided into two categories, Works on Paper and Posters. Robert Storr, Dean of the Yale School of Art served as the juror for the Works on Paper. Mr. Storr was the Rosalie Solow Professor of Modern Art at the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University. In the spring of 2007 he directed the 2007 Venice Biennale, the first American invited to assume that position. Luba Lukova served as the juror for Posters. She is an internationally recognized New York based artist, and is regarded as one of the most distinctive image-makers working today. Ms. Lukova’s work is included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Library of Congress, Washington, DC; and Bibliotheque nationale de France.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Marcelino Stuhmer Lecture

Marcelino Stuhmer
In Marcelino Stuhmer's recent studio work, he focuses on the nexus point where the function and structure of narrative appropriation and allegory coincide with architectural references from the history of cinema. He is fascinated with the way that history is interpreted through painting, film, television, and news media images, and how analyzing these diverse forms as spatial and temporal representations can alter the narratives, which are ultimately read. Stuhmer has done residencies at Skowhegan, and at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam where he received a two-year research fellowship. His work has been exhibited internationally, including solo exhibitions at Optica Center for Contemporary Art in Montreal, Essl Museum of the Present in Vienna and group exhibitions at the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague, and Art in General in New York City. Solo projects include Little Triggers in the Playstation at Galerie Fons Welters in Amsterdam, Transmission of Conflict at Galerie Kusseneers in Antwerp, and The Recurring Dream at The Chicago Cultural Center. His most recent installation project Get Ready to Shoot Yourself at the Jade Art Gallery in Bergamo, Italy was organized by Sara Mazzocchi, cinema curator from GAMeC in Bergamo. He has won the Royal Prize for Painting in The Netherlands, a Mondrian International Publication and Exhibition Grant, a CAAP Grant from Chicago, a Joan Mitchell award in conjunction with an artist residency at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, as well as two Faculty Development Awards and a Dean's Faculty Award for Research, both at UW-Milwaukee.

Amber Cowan MFA Thesis Exhibition

 Peak and Valley runs April 6-9 in The Temple Gallery at Tyler School of Art. Opening reception Friday April 8, 6-9. Also showing are MFA's Dan Schein and Giles Hefferan. 

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Sijia Chen MFA Thesis Show

Visiting artist Yamini Nayar

Patterns of Consumption
April 2-15th • Atrium Gallery • Tyler School of Art • 2001 N. 13th Street

The act of consuming is a factor in each of our daily lives - from our first sip of coffee in the morning to turning off the lights at night. Patterns of Consumption is an exhibition of contemporary artworks that explore consumer culture, drawing from a visual vocabulary of craft-based materials, forms, and techniques. “Consumption” has multiple meanings here, referencing the economic exchange of merchandise, the use of fuel, and the ingestion of food and drink. Likewise, “pattern” references patterns used in forming and decorating art and objects, as well as patterns within economies. The resulting installation is a conversation between past and present.

Curator Heather Gibson, a design historian, chose contemporary artworks that resonate with the past. “Each of these artists,” notes Gibson “possesses a strong command of their chosen medium – clay, metal, and plaster bas relief. Their contemporary ideas are informed by their understanding of material, and how that material has been used historically.” The result is a richly layered commentary on how civilized society uses material goods, energy, food and drink.

Heather Gibson teaches History of Modern Craft and Design at the Tyler School of Art. She also serves as Adjunct Assistant Professor at Drexel University and Research Assistant at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Related event:
Art History lecture “The Art of Politics” on the intertwined history of ceramics and politics by artist Michelle Erickson to be held April 6th at 3:30pm in Tyler School of Art room B004.

Exhibition web site: 

Lindsay Wraga MFA Thesis Exhibition

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Emily Davidson MFA Thesis Exhibition

Souvenir/Here runs March 30-April 2; opening reception April 1, 6-9 pm at Temple Gallery. Davidson exhibits in conjunction with Ashlee Ferlito's YES. and Matthew Ziemke's Resisting Structure Within Order. Davidson and Ferlito will exhibit photography and painting; Ziemke's show will install ceramic sculpture.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Woot! makes Philadelphia Weekly

Roberta Fallon reviews the Second Year MFA Exhibition, entitled Woot! at the Crane Arts Building

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Amber Cowan to Speak at The 2011 International Flameworking Conference.

Amber Cowan, a 2nd year graduate student in the Tyler Glass program will be giving a lecture and demonstration at the 2011 International Flameworking Conference on March 20. The conference will take place at The Paul J. Stankard Studio and Lab at Salem Community College in Carneys Point, New Jersey. Other presenters include Gianni Toso, Laura Donefer, and Sally Prasch.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Monday, February 21, 2011

Monday, February 28, 2011 
Visiting Artist: Hilary Harkness 
11AM B04 Auditorium
The meticulously researched, like Old Master paintings, by Hilary Harkness, are loaded with minute symbolic details. The subjects reveal Harkness’ inquisitive regard for hierarchical societies, whether a 19th century gold mining camp, a WWII garrison or battleship, or the present-day Christie’s auction house at Rockefeller Center. The societies depicted, however, share a distinctive quirk: exclusively women who are carnal, industrious, cultured, and often sadistic and unclothed populate them. Hilary Harkness was born in Detroit, Michigan, 1971. She received her B.A. in 1993 from University of California, Berkeley, California, and her MFA from Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut in 1996. She lives in New York City.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Shanna Waddell at Thomas Erben Gallery

"Misshapen Chaos of Well-seeming Forms!"

Shanna Waddell at Thomas Erben Gallery, NYC
February 17 – March 19, 2011
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 17, 6-8:30 pm

Come one, come all

Eddie Martinez expands an ever-widening visual vocabulary, one that does not translate to mere language; they are the stuff of dreams. All boldly conceived in thick clots of pigment— these hieroglyphs and barely delineated figuration teeter on the edge of decipherability. Martinez’s work was recently seen in “New York Minute” at MACRO, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Rome and has been included in shows at Blum & Poe, Deitch Projects, Peres Projects, Alexander & Bonin, and the Deste Foundation, among many others. Interview Magazine named Martinez one of 2009’s top fifteen young artists. He exhibits with ZieherSmith Gallery in New York, NY. Martinez was born in 1977 in Groton, Connecticut and lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. To see more of Martinez' work, go to

Friday, February 4, 2011

Select works by 2nd Year MFA Students
Tyler School of Art, Temple University
Curated by Candice Madey
February 9 – April 9, 2011
Hunter College Times Square Gallery
450 West 41st Street, New York, New York
Opening reception: Friday, February 11, 6 – 9 pm

Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Master of Fine Arts program presents the exhibition Vagabondage at the 2011 College Art Association (CAA) New York Area MFA Exhibition. Curated by Candice Madey of On Stellar Rays, Vagabondage features the work of seven MFA candidates: Loo Bain, Daryl Bergman, Amber Cowan, Emily Davidson, Emily Rooney, Dan Schein, and Lindsay Wraga. Working in a variety of materials including painting, sculpture, glass, fiber, photography and video, Madey writes “works in Vagabondage embody the spirit of the vagabond. Myth and meaning is found on the periphery and only with the knowledge gained from a solitary quest…These works present a similar duality: alluding to social constructs and cultural rituals, yet simultaneously pushing against and evading such limitations.”

Vagabondage, along with the exhibitions of fellow New York area MFA programs, will be on view from February 9 through April 9, 2011 at the Hunter College Times Square Gallery at 450 West 41st Street, New York, New York. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 1 – 6 pm. An opening reception will take place on Friday, February 11, from 6 – 9 pm.

About the curator
Candice Madey is currently the director and owner of On Stellar Rays, a NY-based gallery with an interest in the intersection of and disruptions between performance and other media. Formerly she was director of Mireille Mosler, Ltd. in New York, and an independent curator and art consultant. She has 12 years of experience in the art world, including positions at the Wexner Center for the Arts, Christie’s, and galleries in the Midwest and in New York. She has a Masters in Business Administration, and Bachelors degrees in Art History and French from the Ohio State University.

About the Tyler School of Art MFA 2011 Thesis Exhibitions Series
Tyler School of Art Master of Fine Arts thesis exhibitions are the culmination of each student’s two-year career at Tyler and represents, for many, their first professional one-person exhibition. The series includes students from all Tyler departments and an array of media: painting, sculpture, glass, printmaking, metals/jewelry/cad-cam, graphic and interactive design, fibers, photography, ceramics, and more. From March 16 – May 14, 2011, each week features several exhibitions at Temple Gallery, Tyler School of Art, located at 12th and Norris Streets in Philadelphia, PA. A complete listing of exhibitions click here.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Tyler Grads at F&N Gallery

The F&N Gallery presents its first juried show on January 7th for First Friday. Artists from Georgia, Alabama, DC, Philadelphia, etc. will be showing their selected works.