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John Caperton, speaking with us Jan. 10, 2014 at the Print Center.  The green-tinted room comes from part of Canicular's red/green color piece in the downstairs gallery.

John Caperton on Canicular and how the show changed the Print Center during its run – An artblog radio podcast

In the exhibit Canicular by New York artist Demetrius Oliver, a live feed of Sirius, the “Dog Star,” streamed from a telescope at the Franklin Institute into a white silo-like structure in the Print Center’s second floor gallery.  On clear nights you could stand in the dark tubular space, created specially for the show, and see the live feed of Sirius shimmering above your head .  The only catch, you had to enter the silo by way of a modified dog door.  Crawl on all fours and you’re in. This was part of the humor of the piece, said John Caperton, Jensen ... More » »

John Caperton, speaking with us Jan. 10, 2014 at the Print Center.  The green-tinted room comes from part of Canicular's red/green color piece in the downstairs gallery.

Next up on artblog radio – John Caperton talks about Demetrius Oliver’s Canicular

John Caperton, Jensen Bryan Curator at The Print Center, says in this clip from our interview that Canicular involves some humor.  In the exhibit by New York artist Demetrius Oliver, a live feed of Sirius, the “Dog Star”  from a telescope at the Franklin Institute streams into a white silo in the Print Center’s second floor gallery.  On clear nights you can see the live feed of the star shimmering above your head in the dark tubular space.  The only catch, you must enter the silo by way of a dog door.  Crawl on all fours and you’re in. This is part ... More » »

Demetrius Oliver, Heliometric, 2014, on view during the opening reception at The Print Center

Demetrius Oliver at the Print Center

[Jennifer discusses a star-inspired show that requires a different way of thinking, good knees, and a flexible evening schedule. –the artblog editors] Demetrius Oliver’s exhibition at the Print Center requires viewers to listen to things we can’t hear, to examine closely things we may typically overlook, and to crawl through a dog door. The exhibition title, Canicular, refers to both the canine and the stellar: specifically the star Sirius, known as the Dog Star. In the six works on view here, Oliver presents opportunities for us to forgo our human egos and to adopt a more instinctual or animalistic position ... More » »

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PEI grants to seven arts organizations including ICA, PMA, Art Alliance, Michener

Pew Center for Arts and Heritage today announced $1.1 million in grants to seven local arts arts organizations for exhibitions or exhibition planning. The recipient institutions represent some of the largest museums in the region — the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Institute of Contemporary Art, the Michener Museum, and several respected local arts organizations — Philadelphia Art Alliance, The Print Center, Ars Nova and the Schuylkill Center. This year’s grants bring the total given by the Pew’s PEI to $13 million for 119 projects since the program began in 1997. Among the exhibitions to be funded that artblog is ... More » »