News Jennie Thwing, Nic Coviello and Tim Portlock are displaying the fruits of their recent Meyer Family awards at the Main Line Art Center’s Imaginary Reality this month. Celebrating the creation of this new award (full name: the Meyer Family Award for Contemporary Art), the show opens April 1, and on the same day MLAC is open to applications for next year’s Meyer Family Award. Imaginary Reality not only caps off ten years for Main Line Art Center’s Betsy Meyer Memorial Exhibition series, but it also coincides with the Center’s new Digital Media Programs. Theaster Gates has been invited to this year’s Culture Lab ... More » »
Carl Marin’s first solo exhibit, now up at FLUXspace, is one of the most unusual things you’ll see this summer. Marin, who is a former student of Libby’s and mine at Tyler, is showing a small body of work based on two very large projects. Both involve animals, and one involves taxidermy.
Our series sponsor is Fleisher Art Memorial. Carl Marin’s art, which includes sculpture, installation, photography and taxidermy, will be on exhibit at FLUXspace in June. The son of a hunter and taxidermist, Marin puts animals in his work in surprising ways to explore man’s changing relationship with the natural world. He is one of five semifinalists for a commission to create a public art piece for a Philadelphia playground. Marin is planning to go to grad school in the fall, but for now his day job is making bikes at Bilenky Cycles. NEW! Read what’s on Carl’s mind at Mind ... More » »
Sculptor and installation artist Carl Marin contemplates nature through the eyes of someone who was brought up in a hunting culture. With that experience he brings a different viewpoint to ecology and to the art cliche of the deer as a symbol for a lost natural paradise. Below is a brief sample of what Carl talked about. Tune in next Monday to hear the whole episode. 47-second sample–Carl Marin