Ceramicist Shay Church will discuss his work Wednesday, August 3, at 1 pm in Hamilton Hall’s CBS Auditorium.
Church earned his MFA in Spatial Arts from San Jose State University in California in 2007. He is currently the head of Ceramics at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. Last year he collaborated with UArts graduate students, alumni, and the Philadelphia arts community to create the installation Gray Whales right here on Broad Street.
Discover more about his work in the Ceramics Monthly issue from May 2009 (v. 57, no. 5) in a special section on 2009 Emerging Artists. You can read the full text of this article in WilsonWeb (if you are off campus, you will be prompted to log in first).
Asterios Polyp tells the story of a renowned ‘theoretical’ architect haunted by the memories of his father, his dead twin brother, and the shortcomings of his career as he navigates a marriage, a divorce, and the world of academia. However, Asterios gets one last shot at redemption, one that is both sincere and unexpected. Mazzucchelli is a virtuoso at style, using a wide array of shapes, colors, and textures to convey the moods and emotions of his characters. It is a visual language unique amid the world of comics and graphic novels, and one deserving of wider recognition.
Filmmaker Birgit Rathsmann and media journalist Rick Karr will lecture Wednesday, July 27, at 1 p.m. in Hamilton Hall’s CBS Auditorium.
Birgit Rathsmann has internationally exhibited, including at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, Haus der Kulturen in Berlin, and Raindance in London. She received her MFA from Hunter College. You can view some of her work on vimeo.
2D artist Linn Meyers will be discussing her work Friday, July 22, at 3 p.m. in Hamilton Hall’s CBS Auditorium. Meyers is the recipient of numerous awards, including a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship, and exhibits internationally. She is represented by the Philadelphia gallery, Gallery Joe.
In “The Space Between at SJICA” from Artweek (vol. 39, no. 5) Frank Cebulski reviews Meyers’ work from the 2008 group exhibition “The Space Between” at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art in California. You can read the full text of the article through WilsonWeb (if you are off campus, you will be prompted to log in first).
In The Washington Post from February 2009, in “Artist Goes Flat-Out to Draw the Viewer In,” Michael O’Sullivan discusses Meyer’s installation pieces at the University of Maryland. You can read the full text of the article throughLexisNexis (if you are off campus, you will be prompted to log in first).
Multi-disciplinary artist Tristin Lowewill be discussing his work this Wednesday, July 13, at 1pm in Hamilton Hall’s CBS Auditorium. He is represented by the Fleisher Ollman Galleryhere in Philadelphia and his show, Voyeur, was recently exhibited there.
“New Ring for His Circus of Art: Tristin Lowe Gets his First One-Person Show in a Commercial Gallery” by Edith Newhall for The Philadelphia Inquirer (October 13, 2006) reviews Lowe’s first show at Fleisher-Ollman. The full text of this article is available in LexisNexis(if you are off campus, you will be prompted to log in first).
Prolific arts writer Daniel Grant will discuss his books and newspaper writing this Friday, July 8, at 5 pm in Hamilton Hall’s CBS Auditorium. The University Libraries has many of his books, including:
To see all of Mr. Grant’s books in the University Libraries’ collection, search for him as author Grant, Daniel. You can also read many of his newspaper articles in LexisNexis (use Combined Search to search for “Daniel Grant”; if you are off campus, you will be prompted to log in first).
Curator and artist Matthew Higgs will discuss his work as director of White Columns as well as his artwork this Wednesday, July 6, 2011, at 6pm in Hamilton Hall’s CBS Auditorium. Mr. Higgs has been director and chief curator of White Columns, an alternative art space in New York City, since 2004. He has also internationally exhibited his own artwork and is represented byMurray Guyin New York City.
“Matthew Higgs: The Director of White Columns in New York” in Modern Painters v. 23, no. 1 (February 2011) is a brief interview with the curator. The full text of this article is available in WilsonWeb (you will have to login first, if you are off campus).
In “Matthew Higgs” in Art Papers v. 30, no. 5 (September/October 2006), Adam Thompson reviews Higgs’ exhibition What Goes Around Comes Around at Murray Guy. The full text of this article is also available in WilsonWeb.