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Matthew Higgs, Kaytie Johnson, Salem Collo-Julin and Nicola Trezzi.

Citywide panel provokes discussion about the role of the artist

(Leah Koontz and Mellisa Robbins attended the Citywide Panel at Moore College of Art and Design on Nov. 13 together. Koontz and Robbins, senior fine art students at Moore, present a distillation of a lively discussion they had about the panel, which had them talking for hours.–the artblog editors) The Citywide festival, this November and December, involves a group of independent Philadelphia art collectives engaged in an exchange of exhibitions, ideas, and practices. This initiative intends to unify the various neighborhood art spaces involved. On Wednesday, November 13th, Moore College of Art and Design hosted a conversation about Citywide. The ... More » »

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Catching Thread – Margo Wolowiec at Grizzly Grizzly

Post by Mellisa Robbins (Mellisa Robbins’ post is part of a collaboration between artblog and Moore College of Art and Design’s Culture in the Classroom program.  Mellisa is one of two students in Terri Saulin’s Professional Practices class chosen by Libby and Roberta to have their posts published on artblog. We look forward to seeing more of Mellisa’s writing on artblog in the future.) Margo Wolowiec’s Catching Thread at Grizzly Grizzly is a testament to our throwaway culture of social media, and how we make sense of it all. Wolowiec’s woven pieces at first seem like densely layered abstracts, but upon closer inspection, ... More » »

Frost215 with his works.  Photo copyright El Toro, courtesy of the artist's website

El Toro ten-year retrospective at Ps & Qs on South Street and an interview with the artist

Post by Veronica Perez (Veronica Perez’s post is part of a collaboration between artblog and Moore College of Art and Design’s Culture in the Classroom program. Veronica is one of two students in Terri Saulin’s Professional Practices class chosen by Libby and Roberta to have their posts published on artblog. We look forward to seeing more of Veronica’s writing on artblog in the future.) On October 6, 2013, I attended a private talk and exhibit at Ps & Qs by graffiti and sticker artist, Frost215. Frost215 (or Jason Smith, his given name), along with a few other artists, are credited with ... More » »

Andrea Packard, "Ascent." 2013.

News post – Kelsey Johnson comes to Locks, Liberta’s morning at Moore + evening at Green Line, Andrea Packard at the Painting Center, opportunities and more!

News   Kelsey Halliday Johnson, formerly of Vox Populi, is the new Assistant Curator at Locks Gallery. Johnson is thrilled to be at the helm for Locks’ new fall exhibitions, Sarah McEneaney’s Trestletown and Ena Swansea’s Fugitive Scenes, opening today and continuing hough November 23. There’s a reception November 1 from 5:30-7:30pm, where, if you haven’t already seen Johnson at her new digs you can meet and wish her well! Tom Devaney, excellent poet and artblog contributor, has a reading with Charles Bernstein tonight as part of the 215 Festival tonight at 8:30pm at Steap & Grind on 1619 Frankford Ave. 2 from us - 1. Don’t forget, our ... More » »

Marlo Pascual, Untitled, 2013, digital C-print, edition 1 of 2. Image courtesy of the artist and Casey Kaplan, New York. Photo by Jean Vong.

Strange and edgy at Moore College of Art and Design – Kathy Butterly and Marlo Pascual

—Maegan pairs two artists at the Galleries at Moore and finds concordance in their mystique. –>the artblog editors———————> Visiting Moore College of Art and Design, I was interested by themes of the strange that echoed throughout the work of two artists showing there: Kathy Butterly and Marlo Pascual.  Butterly’s enigmatic sculptures and Pascual’s appropriated photo-installations played nicely off of one another with qualities of the puzzling, the bizarre and the humorous linking both shows. Kathy Butterly’s visionary pots Visionary Women: Kathy Butterly and Ann King Lagos focuses on the recipients of the College’s Visionary Woman Awards for 2013.  Of the ... More » »

Adam Wallacavage's Swan chandelier, now part of MoMA's ambiance.

News post – fight for the NEA, MFAs curate at UArts, Wallacavage work at MoMA, opportunities and more!

News Time to put on your beleaguered arts advocate hat: Last week, the U.S House of Representatives Interior Appropriations Subcommittee gave the initial OK to a FY2014 budget that proposes $71 million worth of cuts to the National Endowment for the Arts. Essentially, this would eliminate nearly half of the program’s funding. Business as usual, but it doesn’t have to be this way. The suggested cuts are way out of proportion to other proposals for reducing spending across the board, and the NEA is campaigning hard for legislators to recognize the contributions of the arts to life in America. Americans ... More » »

Deb Sokolow, All Your Vulnerabilities Will Be Assessed, detail

Hilarious paranoia in Deb Sokolow’s All Your Vulnerabilities Will Be Assessed at Moore

First impressions help to define our interactions with people and things. Usually, first impressions guide a person as to how a relationship (whether personal or professional) will progress. For example, if I wear sweatpants and a sweatshirt to a job interview, chances are I won’t be getting that job. This being said, my first impression of Deb Sokolow’s show was a bit off the mark. Sokolow’s abstract collage works rely heavily on narrative for their impact. This is not a show one can comprehend at first glance. Entering the room, I was taken aback by the stark presentation. Her works ... More » »

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News post – West Prize announced, free Museum Day, cooking & comedy, opportunities and more!

News The West Prize list has been announced, picked from an array of 2,650 submissions. The Philadelphia artists who have won a place in the West Collection are: Tim Portlock Joe Girandola Kim Alsbrooks Astrid Bowlby Kay Healy Tim Eads Erin Murray Colette Fu Mark Stockton Brian Richmond Additional winners include Bohyn Yoon, a Korean artist who taught at Tyler, and Tyler Held, who graduated University of the Arts in 2011. In celebration of International Museum Day, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, PAFA and the American Swedish Historical Museumare free to the public today. The PMA is open from 10:00 a.m. to ... More » »

Michael Bukowski, "Splat Bat."

News post – Bat-saving benefit, Gallery Joe in VIP Paper, AIGA Philly opens, opportunities and more!

News Do you enjoy the West Philly Rotunda‘s selection of great indie shows?  Vote for it in Philly Magazine! It’s been nominated, along with four other locations, as one of Philly’s best indie music venues. Is Van Gogh pertinent to a contemporary artist? Hear three locals, Emily Brown, Hiro Sakaguchi and Zoe Strauss, talk about it April 27 at the PMA.  The program, moderated by Van Gogh Up Close curator Joseph Rishel, is in conjunction with that blockbuster show at the museum. To purchase tickets ($10, $8 students and members – no admission ticket required), call 215-235-SHOW or visit the Museum’s website. ... More » »

Lorie Mertes on the move

Whoa!! Moore College of Art and Design chief curator and gallery director Lorie Mertes is leaving town. She has been a bright spot at the Galleries at Moore and in Philadelphia. This from an email from Happy Fernandez: With sadness, I have accepted the resignation of Lorie Mertes as Moore’s Director and Chief Curator of The Galleries. She is resigning to move to Raleigh, North Carolina, due to her husband’s exciting new job change during the latter part of February. I have immensely enjoyed working with Lorie over these past 3 years and highly respect her creativity, vision, and effective ... More » »

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