Post by Jaclyn Seufert The works by Wangechi Mutu at Drexel’s Leonard Pearlstein Gallery inaugurate the gallery’s new space in the Urbn Center Annex with a bang. It’s a big show by an important international artist whose provocative works speak forcefully to issues of women’s empowerment and self-image. The show should propel discussions all over town. Gallery Director Dr. Joseph Gregory told me it has long been his wish to give the Kenya-born, Brooklyn-based multi-disciplinary artist a show at Drexel, and this foundational show at the new gallery, with its high ceilings and almost 5,000 square feet of space, was ... More » »
News Renowned graphic designer and UArts alum Craig Holden Feinberg is partnering with the Pearlstein Gallery for an exhibition on the social impact of design and imagery. The programming begins with Holden Feinberg’s two-day residency at Drexel University as a Rankin Scholar of the Graphic Design program. On May 14, the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery begins an exhibition of Holden Feinberg’s work, displayed until Friday, June 8. The opening reception on Friday, May 18 at 5 p.m. features a panel discussion on raising awareness of local and global social issues, as well as displays of Holden Feinberg’s shocking, funny and forceful design work. ... More » »
Photographs of confident Chinese youth, subtly evoking powerful political and cultural statements, line the walls of Drexel’s Leonard Pearlstein Gallery this month. O Zhang: The World is Yours/Ours showcases two impressive photography series by the New York based artist, O Zhang.
It’s a blizzard out there — with shows dropping like snowflakes on the Philly art scene. Here’s some pictures and a few comments from our travels around town this past month. All these venues have serious monthly (or bi-monthly) programs and with First Friday around the corner it’s time to get out and see some more. Things We’ve Made Since September at Sweatshop
Michael Grothusen, Life’s Joys, Life’s Disappointments, detail, at Drexel’s Pearlstein Gallery. The two structures look like duplicates of one another but because they’re each hand-make they of course have their idiosyncracies and are not exactly alike. Michael Grothusen‘s welded metal structures Life’s Joys and Life’s Disappointments are as far from today’s anti-matter assemblage art as Gustave Eiffel‘s Tower was foreign to the streets around it when it debuted in 1889. Eiffel’s Tower , which took 2 years, 2 months and 5 days to complete and is composed of 18,038 pieces fastened with 2,500,000 rivets is of course a completely different ... More » »