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Uarts students mix it up at PhilaMOCA


Once in a while we teach. So that’s how we got involved in [re]Mix, a blink-of-the-eye show of work by UArts seniors at a new space in town–PhilaMOCA or Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art.

Colin O’Neill, whose art work is pictured at the end of the post.

The gallery is a few blocks north of the Chinatown gallery zone, at 12th and Spring Garden. You probably have noticed the building in passing.  It looks like a mausoleum and has the world “Finney & Son” carved into the marble facade; it used to be a show room for grave markers. PhilaMOCA opened in October.

Nicholas Maimone showed his controversial portrait of Carpenter’s Union chief Ed Coryell Sr.

We could not have been happier with how our own students’ work looked on Friday, opening night. Pretty darned professional if you ask us! And we don’t think we’re exaggerating or being kind here.

Stephen F. James showed a conceptual sound sculpture

Besides, they are a good-looking crew, so we thought we’d share some pix of some of them as well as of some of their art work.

Tyler Held and Brittany Papale
Tyler Held’s pimped out stove
Pavia Burroughs’ pink piggy chair
Colin O’Neill, Trans Tools. The trompe l’oeil tools are made of plaster.

Today is the last day of the show.  Congratulations to all!  And more pictures at Roberta’s flickr and Libby’s flickr.