Monday, May 14, 2012

Julie Saecker Schneider exhibit opening

Julie Saecker Schneider
Artifacts, Massacres, and Dinner Parties
Opening Reception

May 18, 4:30–6:30pm


Charles Addams Fine Arts Gallery
200 South 36th Street Philadelphia, PA
(Southwest corner of 36th and Walnut)
215 573 5134

Gallery Hours

May 18 to June 22, 2012
Monday–Friday (Saturday by appointment)
Julie Saecker Schneider is a painter/drawer and a member of the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania. Professor Schneider received her B.S. and M.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in the United States. She directs the undergraduate program, teaches painting, drawing and senior seminar. In 2000 Schneider completed a residency at the International School of Art in Montecastello di Vibio in Italy, in 2005 a residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada., and in 2007 a residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Center in Anamakerrig, Ireland. She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards.
Concerned with recontextualizing myths and the physical description of memory, Schneider works primarily in graphite, creating large tightly crafted drawings of figures and dead roses, her metaphor for memory. The stories draw from many cultures but are primarily Middle Eastern and European in origin. Currently the political landscape informs the figurative work. Paralleling these and generated concurrently are the large drawings and porcelain installations of roses.

We want to wish Julie the best in her future endeavors as she steps down from her position as the Director of the Undergraduate Fine Arts Department here at UPenn. Thanks for all of your fabulous work!

Monday, May 7, 2012

UPenn MFA Thesis Exhibit 2012

May 10-27, 2012
Opening reception: May 10th from 6-9pm
Icebox Project Space at the Crane Arts Building
Free and open to the public Wednesday-Sunday 12-6pm

Featuring work by:
Sarah Anderson, Tra Bouscaren, Sarah Goffstein, Kelsey Halliday Johnson, Caitlin Lennon, Sari Moriizumi, Yoorim Park, Erik Reinholdz, Chloe Isadora Reison, Meredith Sellers, Woohyun Shim, Mary Valverde, Mikey Winsor

Read more about the exhibit here