InLiquid Presents Anthony Vega

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  • March 12 – April 26, 2015
  • Opening: Second Thursday, March12th from 6-9pm
  • The Hall
  • Wednesday - Saturday 12-6PM
  • Free & Open To The Public

InLiquid presents Disappearing Horizon, a solo exhibition by artist member Anthony Vega. This show presents new works, including both paintings and drawings that relate to Vega’s new Instagram project. He utilizes content, scale, mark, material and color to engage and challenge our contemporary conditions, allowing the works to invite viewers to question and investigate their visual landscape in new ways.

Vega is a visual artist, educator and curator in the Philadelphia area, and he is represented by LG Tripp Gallery (Philadelphia). His undergraduate work was completed at Saint Joseph’s University, where he studied fine art and philosophy, and his Master of Fine Arts degree was received from the University of Delaware. 

He is currently adjunct faculty at the University of Delaware, teaching studio courses, contemporary art theory and media studies as well as adjunct faculty at Penn State Brandywine teaching drawing and painting courses. Previously, Vega was the director of the University of Delaware Philadelphia gallery, UD@Crane, in the Crane Arts building. Vega’s work is exhibited in galleries, museums and other venues regionally and nationally.

Vega writes about his art:
“The main interests in my practice lie in my fascination with the translation of language and image in the digital age. My work is an exploration of my relationship to culture, interpretation, and how we apply meaning personally and socially.”

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Victory For Tyler

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  • April 1, 2015 - April 26, 2015
  • OPENING RECEPTION:  Saturday, April 11, 2015, 6 - 8 p.m.
  • The Icebox
  • Wednesday - SUNDAY 12-6pm

REGISTER/RSVP AT WWW.ALUMNI.TEMPLE.EDU/VICTORY2015

2015 Victory for Tyler Juror:  Anthony Elms
Anthony Elms joined ICA as Associate Curator in 2011. He organized White Petals Surround Your Yellow Heart (2013) which presented the work of artists engaged with clothing, adornment, and self-presentation, and served as the organizing curator for Stefan Sagmeister The Happy Show (2012). He is also a writer and editor of the publishing imprint WhiteWalls Inc. Elms’s writings have appeared inAfterall, Art Asia Pacific, Art Papers, Artforum, Cakewalk, May Revue, Modern Painters, New Art Examiner, and Time Out Chicago. He has written essays for many catalogues and edited collections including Cosey Complex (Koenig Books) and the forthcoming Irena Knezevic: Here Comes the Darkness (Illinois State University). He has independently curated many exhibitions, including:Interstellar Low Ways (with Huey Copeland); A Unicorn Basking in the Light of Three Glowing Suns (with Philip von Zweck); and Sun Ra, El Saturn & Chicago’s Afro-Futurist Underground, 1954-61 (with John Corbett and Terri Kapsalis), which traveled to ICA in 2009. Having received both a BFA and MFA, as an artist, Elms has been included in projects exhibited at Gahlberg Gallery (Glen Ellyn), Mandrake (Los Angeles), Randolph Street Gallery (Chicago), and VONZWECK (Chicago), among other places. Previously he worked at Gallery 400 at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and before that the Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago. He was a co-curator of the 2014 Whitney Biennial.

2015 Victory for Tyler Artists
Lindsey Bain, MFA 2011, Fibers and Materials Studies; Paula Cahill, BFA 2009, Painting and Drawing; Lyla Duey, BFA 2010, Painting and Drawing; Raphael Fenton-Spaid, BS 2008/MFA 2014, Art Education/Painting and Drawing; Cheryl Harper, BFA 1988, Printmaking; Ken Hill, BFA 2007, Painting and Drawing;Alexa Hoyer, MFA 2005, Sculpture; Terrance James, BA 2011, Art; Carmichael Jones, BFA 2013, Glass; Kerry Kolenut, MFA 2009, Photography; James Labold, BFA 2004, Glass; Carla Lombardi, MFA 1995, Ceramics; Fabian Lopez, MFA 2009, Painting and Drawing; Gabriel Martinez, MFA 1991, Photography;Colleen McCubbin Stepanic, MFA 2003, Painting and Drawing; Angela McQuillan, BFA 2010, Painting and Drawing; Nathaniel Mell, BFA 2012, Glass;Amanda Nardone, BFA 2014, Glass; Jacqueline Nowakowski, BFA 2013, Sculpture; Carol Petino, BFA, 1982, Painting and Drawing; Heather Phillips, BFA 2008, Photography; Nicole Salnikov, BS 2014, Architecture; Kirsten Ullrich, MFA 2005, Painting and Drawing
Victory for Tyler is a biennial, juried exhibition organized by the Tyler Alumni Association in partnership with the Tyler School of Art and Temple University.

The exhibition is hosted at the Icebox gallery at the Crane Arts building. The Icebox Project Space, a single, uninterrupted 5,000 square-foot room, is located in the Crane Company Building at 1400 North American Street in Philadelphia. It is the largest and one of the most exclusive gallery spaces in the Philadelphia region. For additional information on Victory for Tyler please contact Molly Clark Davis, Director of Alumni Relations at 215.926.2226 ormolly.clarkdavis@temple.edu.

Victory for Tyler Sponsors
Special thanks to Victory Brewing Company, Crane Arts and PECO for their support of Victory for Tyler.         
Past jurors have included
2013 – Victory for All; Juror Paulina Pobocha
2011 – Works on Paper; Juror Robert Storr and Posters; Juror Luba Lukova

2009 – Sculpture; Juror Sarina Basta

2007 – Painting; Juror Jenelle Porter

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Envisioning Cuba

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ON VIEW: APRIL 9TH – MAY 2ND, 2015
  • OPENING RECEPTION: APRIL 9TH 6-8P
  • WILLIAM WYKLE CLASSROOM AT PPAC
  • Tuesday–Saturday · 10am - 6pm
  • Free & Open To The Public

In January of this year, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center organized a trip of thirteen travelers to Havana, Cuba. Photography instructors Ron Tarver and Sarah Stolfa led the group of photographers on an exciting tour of the historic city and surrounding countryside. Evening critiques and conversation with the instructors allowed the travelers to improve their photography skills and share their photographs from each day.

In celebration of the striking photographs taken during the trip, PPAC exhibits in the William Wykle Classroom the work of Bonnie Barnes, Linda Braceland, Ley Breuel, James D. Brown, Mary Brown, James Bryan, Stanley Muravchick, John Stritzinger, Susan W. West, Gloria S. Whitney, and N.E. Whitney.

Photo by Gloria S. Whitney

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Tinga Tinga Today:  Tanzanian Popular Art in Transition

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  • April 9 to July 31, 2015
  • Second Thursday Reception:  April 9, 6 to 9pm
  • Indigo Arts
  • Wednesday - Saturday 12-6pm
  • Free & Open To The Public

Paintings by Omary Amonde, Mohammed Charinda, Mwamedi Chiwaya, Sayuki Matindiko, Jafary Mimus, Rashidi Rubuni, Daudi Tingatinga and others.

In Tinga Tinga Today, Indigo Arts considers the unique genre of popular painting that has flourished in Tanzania since the late 1960’s.   With the passing of Omary Amonde, the last of the “first generation” Tinga Tinga artists, we look at the legacy of founder Edward Saidi Tingatinga, and the directions taken by the artists today.

Tinga Tinga painting takes its name and its inspiration from Edward Saidi Tingatinga (1932 – 1972). Born in a village in the far south of the colony then known as Tanganyika, he migrated north to the capital of Dar es Salaam in search of work in 1957. He worked as a gardener for expatriates before finding a better job as ward attendant at Muhimbili National Hospital. A resourceful man, Tingatinga was ever trying other ways to support his family. Admiring the apparent ease with which itinerant artists from the Congo sold their “jungle” paintings to European tourists, he determined to try his own hand at painting. He used readily available materials – high-gloss bicycle enamel on square hardboard ceiling tiles. His elegantly simple paintings of wild animals, birds and village scenes were naïve, charming and sold quickly. Others were inspired by his success, and he agreed to take on five apprentices, mostly members of his family or his mother’s Makua tribe. But Tingatinga did not enjoy his success for long. One night in May 1972 he was shot dead by the Dar es Salaam police in what is generally described as a “case of mistaken identity”.
Though his painting career spanned only four years, Edward Saidi Tingatinga launched a painting industry in Tanzania. After his death his original six students organized themselves in a group that came to bear his name. The artists worked in a “naïve” style inspired by their teacher – some quite literally, and others expanding into new subjects and more elaborate, even baroque, styles. In the ensuing forty years Tingatinga painting has become the ubiquitous national art of Tanzania, in quality that ranges from very original naïve art to decorative but derivative work that is often dismissed as “airport” art. The work shown here is nearly all by members of the Tinga Tinga cooperative, but it represents the several distinct directions in which the style has evolved. Among the artists representing these directions in this exhibit are Omary Amonde, Mwamedi Chiwaya, Jafary Mimus, Rashidi Rubuni, Mohamed Charinda, Said Mkumba and Sayuki Matindiko.

Indigo Arts, a Gallery of Ethnographic, Folk and Contemporary Arts from Africa, Asia and the Americas, established in 1986, is located in the Crane Arts Building, Suite #104, 1400 North American St., Philadelphia, 19122. For further information contact Anthony Fisher at (215)765-1041, or click this link.

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Edge vs. Oblivion: Francine Affourtit, 2014 CRE Fellow

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  • April 9th through May 17th
  • Second Thursday Reception: April 9th, 6 PM to 9 PM
  • Second State Press
  • Free & Open To The Public

Second State Press is pleased to present “Edge vs. Oblivion” by Francine K. Affourtit, the 2014 recipient of the Cindi R. Ettinger Fellowship. The works on view in the exhibition were created during or inspired by her month-long residency at Second State Press this past July. Francine’s proposal to investigate strategies for producing large-scale woodcut prints from a small press bed developed into an exploration of the conceptual pairing of method and form.

The artist states: “My practice converges at the intersection of language, systems, and the methodology of printmaking as a means for developing structures where chance and control can dance in a rhythmic duet. By tackling the technical obstruction of press size by folding large sheets of paper through a smaller press bed, I began an investigation into the symbiotic relationship of paper and matrix. In this series, the paper takes and integral role in the composition: The shifting planes of folded paper, both real and illusionary, form both the technical scaffolding of the work and the aesthetic and conceptual contemplation of trace, fold, profundity, edge and void.”

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Matthew Kendig: …And the Sky is Blue

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  • Thursday April 9th 2015- May 11th 2015
  • Reception: Second Thursday April 9th, 2015, 6-9pm
  • Archive Space
  • Wednesday - Saturday 12-6pm
  • Free & Open To The Public

Archive Space is pleased to present a collection of photographs by Matthew Kendig. As a Philadelphia based photographer, Kendig’s work highlights various places and things that people often do not notice. Kendig explains that photography is his way of expressing appreciation for bright colors and small overlooked details found throughout his every day experiences.
 
He captures these elements with a “stop and smell the roses” attitude. Through his imagery he invites the viewer to slow down and value the ordinary daily elements, just as Kendig does. He uses pinhole cameras and alternative process photography, which informs the final imagery of his work.

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PPAC Presents: Marcellus Shale Documentary Project

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  • April 9th-May 30 , 2015
  • Opening Reception: Thursday, April 9th , 6-8PM
  • PPAC
  • Tuesday–Saturday · 10am - 6pm
  • Free & Open To The Public

Works by Noah Addis, Nina Berman, Brian Cohen, Scott Goldsmith, Lynn Johnson and Martha Rial

The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center is excited to announce the Marcellus Shale Documentary Project exhibition opening on Thursday April 9th, from 6 – 8PM. Since 2012, the six artists of the Marcellus Shale Documentary Project have photographed the complex story of Marcellus Shale gas drilling in Pennsylvania. They have traveled across the state, meeting with farmers, homeowners, tenants, medical practitioners, engineers, legal professionals, casual protesters and full-blown activists, people who have benefited from gas drilling and to those who have been victimized; all people whose lives have been forever changed, for better and for worse by the quest for natural gas.

Each photographer has brought a unique voice and perspective to this intensely contested and entangled subject. They have identified locations that range from intensively drilled to the margins of the gas fields. Together, these six photographers offer a compelling narrative that presents a conscientious appraisal of how the arrival of Marcellus Shale drilling has affected communities around the Commonwealth.

Marcellus Shale drilling in Pennsylvania has proven itself a deeply divisive phenomenon. Political and social lines have been drawn between friends, neighbors, sometimes even right down the middle of the kitchen table. You are, it seems, either for or against it. In clearing away some of the misinformation from both sides of the debate, the project aims to dispel some of the myths surrounding Marcellus Gas drilling, while at the same time, giving notice to those who claim that this is a process that brings with it no peril.

The exhibit that lies at the heart of this project comprises sixty photographs synthesizing the work to date. It is accompanied by a book containing many more images and supported by essays and graphics; and by a website (www.the-msdp.us). The exhibit has been travelling since it opened in Pittsburgh in late 2012, and has to date been visited by well over 20,000 people. The project has been featured in the New York Times and wired.com, amongst others.

Participating photographers:
Noah Addis, Photographer: Noah Addis has been working as an artist, photojournalist and documentary photographer for more than fifteen years. His work has been published in major publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Time, Newsweek, People, US News & World Report, Life’s Year in Pictures and many others. Addis graduated Magna Cum Laude from Drexel University in Philadelphia with a degree in Photography. He also studied at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Portland, Maine. He is currently represented by the Corbis photo agency in New York.

http://www.noahaddis.com/

Nina Berman, Photographer: Nina Berman is a documentary photographer with a primary interest in the American political and social landscape. Her work has been extensively published, exhibited and collected, receiving awards in art and journalism from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the World Press Photo Foundation and the Open Society Institute documentary photography fund among others. Her images of wounded American veterans from the Iraq War are internationally known with recent exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art 2010 Biennial, the Milano Triennale, the New Orleans Museum of Art and Princeton University. She is the author of two monographs, Purple Hearts – Back from Iraq, and Homeland, both published by Trolley. She is a member of the NOOR photo collective based in Amsterdam. She lives in New York City.

http://www.ninaberman.com/

Brian Cohen, Photographer and Project Manager: A graduate of the Royal College of Art, Cohen specializes in documentary and editorial photography. He holds a Ph.D. in Art History from Binghamton University at the State University of New York with expertise in Visual Culture Studies. Cohen has published work on the role of photography in shaping public opinion. His latest photographic work focuses on documenting Pittsburgh’s remarkable transition and is featured regularly on Pop City.

http://www.briancohenphotography.com

Scott Goldsmith, Photographer: Scott Goldsmith has photographed feature stories for a wide variety of magazines including: The National Geographic, LIFE, TIME, Fortune, Business Week. Sports Illustrated and People. His work has taken him to the jungles of Costa Rica, the swamps of Jamaica, the slums of Haiti, caves, deserts, and several rides on Air Force One with the president. He has worked in 49 of the 50 US states and 10 foreign countries. Scott has won over 100 awards for his work including the 2007, 2008, 2009 editions of Communication Arts and the 2011 Black & White International Spider Awards. In October of 2011 he was honored by the National Academy of Science for work published by the National Geographic.

http://www.scottgoldsmith.com/

Lynn Johnson, Photographer: Johnson holds a B.A. in Photographic Illustration and Photojournalism from the Rochester Institute of Technology, and a Masters from the School of Visual Communications at Ohio University. She was a Staff Photographer at The Pittsburgh Press for seven years before beginning her freelance career as a contract photographer for Black Star then Aurora Photos. In 2012, Lynn was honored with the National Geographic Photographers’ Photographer Award. She is currently represented by the National Geographic Image Collection.

http://www.lynnjohnsonphoto.com/

Martha Rial, Photographer: Rial is a Pittsburgh-based photographer who specializes in documentary, editorial, travel and portrait photography. Rial is winner of the Scripps Howard Foundation Award for Photojournalism, National Headliner Award, Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography, and named Pennsylvania News Photographer of the Year. Rial frequently lectures and exhibits her work nationally.

http://www.martharial.com/

Exhibition Curator:
Laura Domencic, Director, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, and curator: Domencic holds a BFA in Art from Carnegie Mellon University. She studied photography and textiles at the University of Tasmania, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia. Domencic worked at Pittsburgh’s Society of Contemporary Craft and Sweetwater Center for the Arts prior to joining the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. She was instrumental in saving the Center and negotiating the merger with Pittsburgh Filmmakers.
http://pittsburgharts.org

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