Thursday, March 29, 2012
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
MATTHEW DAY JACKSON
Matthew Day Jackson (born 1974, lives and works in Brooklyn, NY and Wilson, WY) is an American artist whose multifaceted practice encompasses sculpture, painting, collage, photography, drawing, video, performance and installation. Since receiving an MFA from Rutgers University in 2001, the response to his numerous solo exhibitions has proved him to be one of the most inventive and though provoking artist of his generation. Jackson's work has been widely exhibited nationally and internationally and is included in both private and public collections.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Monday, March 19, 2012
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
This is the culmination of the senior Fine Art majors’ hard work and determination. They have been refining their methods and materials, and by now have amassed awareness and understanding of their projects’ objectives, concerns, dilemmas, as well as a conscious understanding of all of their disparate and multi-layered influences.
Featured artists include: Tenaya Anue, Becky Bailey, Jillian Blackwell, Lynda Brody, Alex Goree, Alex Hovnanian, Connie Ko, Weiren Liu, Sayra Lopez, Quintin Marcus, Amanda Murphy, Claire Niebergall, Jesse Rappaport, Alex Remnick, Sarah Shults, Elise Wrabetz, and Allison Zuckerman.
Monday, March 12, 2012
Please join ICA Philadelphia for the opening celebration of First Among Equals. In a moment of unprecedented social connection, how do artists work together outside of their individual practices? Focusing on Los Angeles and Philadelphia, First Among Equals considers the various modes that contemporary artists have developed to work with their peers and reach across generations. Cooperative, if at times contentious, contributions to the show include performance, publications, curatorial projects, and artworks that incorporate the work of other artists. Who comes first in these relationships? By highlighting the dynamics of negotiation, dialogue, influence, contingency, and competition at work in contemporary artistic practice, First Among Equals resists the notion that collaboration equals consensus.
First Among Equals draws on the respective communities of the exhibition's curators. Philadelphia participants include Bodega, Alex Da Corte, Extra Extra, and Marginal Utility and Machete Group. Los Angeles participants include Kathryn Andrews, P&Co., Mateo Tannatt, and Wu Tsang.
Wednesday, March 14, 6:30PM
Celebrate First Among Equals with a DJ set by Wendy Yao of Ooga Booga (Los Angeles), a performative sculpture by Kathryn Andrews, complimentary La Colombe coffee, and a cash bar. The evening begins with an exhibition walkthrough with participating artists and curators Alex Klein and Kate Kraczon.
Participants: Kathryn Andrews, Bodega (Elyse Derosia, Ariela Kuh, Lydia Okrent, James Pettengill, Eric Veit), Alex Da Corte, Extra Extra (Derek Frech, Joe Lacina, Daniel Wallace), Machete Group (Avi Alpert, Alexi Kukuljevic, and Gabriel Rockhill), Marginal Utility (Yuka Yokoyama, David Dempewolf), P&Co. (Aram Moshayedi, Carter Mull, Jesse Willenbring), Mateo Tannatt, Wu Tsang
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Friday, March 9, 2012
Youtube hip hop-meets-art world personality and how-to-art guru Hennessy Youngman (played by Jayson Musson UPenn MFA '11) will be curating an upcoming show at artist Maurizio Cattelan and New Museum curator Massimiliano Gioni's new gallery "Family Business" at 520 W. 21st Street in Chelsea. As his call for entries on YouTube suggests, Hennessy will be displaying all work that is brought to the gallery for submission from 10am-7pm March 30th-April 1st. The exhibition will be called "ITSA SMALL SMALL WORLD" and opens on April 3rd at 6pm.
As Hennessy himself says: "If you didn't get into the biennial, the triennial, and didn't even get into the Brucennial, then you know: bring your work to Hennessy."
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
The videos are funny partly because they are incongruous: insightful jabs made by a hip-hop personality whose faux-outsider perspective is intended to challenge the art world’s pretensions and inaccessibility. In his most-watched video, “How to Make an Art,” Hennessy sarcastically criticizes his audience for using terms like “talent” with regard to art — while wearing a baseball cap depicting Ernie from Sesame Street and an outsize medallion of a pharaoh.
“Hennessy comes out of a specific reaction to graduate school and the academic, fine-art world that I was exposed to at school,” said Mr. Musson, who received a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Pennsylvania last spring.