DRAWING ON & ON /// MAIL ART ED.

June 3 – July 29, 2017
An exhibition of drawings by Social & Studio Practices faculty, alumni and current students. Building on the 2016 exhibition Drawing On and On which grew out of a live, one day drawing rally event, this exhibition will extend the life of the drawings on view by soliciting contributions via mail. In the long tradition of Mail Art, many objects have been compiled together from disparate networks of friends and strangers.
 

DRAWING & PAINTING INTO PATTERN

June 3 – July 29, 2017

Theaw digital print designs were created by students enrolled in Professor Heather Ujiie’s Drawing and Painting Into Pattern course. After viewing the work from the New South Asian Art Collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, students created their own textile print designs based on their research from the Museum. Student work represents an interplay between analog and digital techniques, and thier designs are digitally printed on plotter paper. Most of the motifs are hand painted with both gouache and dyes, and afterward the textile repeats are created in Adobe Photoshop. 

 

ANNUAL ALUMNI EXHIBITION

June 3 – August 19, 2017
Featuring recent works by Moore alumni, the selections on view in this year’s exhibition represent a variety of degree programs including Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Illustration, Photography & Digital Arts and Textile Design, among others. Showcasing a wide variety of mediums and skill sets, this presentation includes over twenty-five artworks that, together, provoke contemplation of a dystopian future. Though some works document reality, others are the result of imaginative abstraction and creative vision where people, animals and objects become mysterious creatures in their own landscapes. Curated by Robert Chaney, Director of Curatorial Affairs, ICA Philadelphia and Tory Savery, Founding Director, Savery Gallery, Philadelphia.
 

GRADUATE THESIS EXHIBITION /// I

July 8 – August 12, 2017
Featuring final thesis work by candidates in Moore's graduate programs: MFA in Studio Art, MFA in Community Practice and MA in Social Engagement 
 

FIVE INTO ONE

May 25 – June 24, 2017
Hosted by The Galleries at Moore College of Art & Design and organized by Philadelphia Sculptors, 5 Into 1 features work by recent graduates from BA, BFA and MFA programs at five Philadelphia art & design schools. Participating schools include Moore College of Art & Design, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Tyler School of Art at Temple University, University of Pennsylvania and The University of the Arts. This year’s exhibition presents works by eighteen artists in a variety of mediums that demonstrate “transformation” of some kind.
 

2017 SENIOR SHOW

April 26 – May 13, 2017
An annual exhibition featuring work created by graduating seniors in Moore’s BFA programs. Including Animation & Game Arts (AGA), Art Education, Curatorial Studies, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interior Design, and Photography & Digital Arts (PDA).
 

STUDENT & FELLOWSHIP EXHIBITION

March 25 – April 15, 2017
An exhibition featuring work by third-year students competing for highly coveted travel fellowships, as well as work created by first, second and third-year students from all of Moore’s BFA programs.
 

PAPER GIANTS

January 28 – April 15, 2017
Paper Giants is an ongoing project that brings together the works of three New York-based artists: Ky Anderson, Meg Lipke and Vicki Sher. Each work is exactly 72 x 60 inches on heavyweight paper and while all three artists utilize varying colors, mediums and composition, their collaborative rigor is decidedly evident. The exhibition was conceived in 2013 to investigate the ways in which a small group can present individual ideas within a shared space and through similar format, while at the same time maintaining their independent studio practices. This collective presentation includes new works by all three women, alongside recent works that have been previously shown.
 

RAIR: FILTHY RICH – PROJECTS MADE POSSIBLE BY THE WASTE STREAM

January 28 – March 11, 2017
Situated inside the Revolution Recovery construction waste recycling center in Northeast Philadelphia, RAIR (Recycled Artist In Residency) interrupts the waste stream in order to promote and support sustainable practices in the worlds of art & design. RAIR has facilitated over forty artist residencies, special projects and performances since its founding in 2010. Filthy Rich: Projects made possible by the waste stream focuses on twenty-five of those projects reflecting the emergence of two prevailing themes: “site as medium” and “material as medium.” Co-curated with Billy Blaise Dufala, Director of Residencies at RAIR and Lucia Thome, Director of Special Projects at RAIR, the presentation will include sculptural objects, photography, video & performance and process documentation.
 

Artists in the exhibition: Jaime Alvarez, Mariel Capanna, Mary Ellen Carroll, Christina P. Day, The Dufala Brothers, Tim Eads, Jesse Harrod, Gabe Michael Kenney, J. Louise Makary, Martha McDonald, Monument Lab, Theo Mullen, Matt Neff, Ana Peñalba, Francesca Pfister, RAIR, Lauren Ruth, Lucia Thome, Traction Company, Jeff Williams and Bryan Zanisnik.

 

ANA PEÑALBA: PHILLI

January 28 – March 11, 2017
Ana Peñalba’s practice is built upon continuous research that explores architectural systems and theories, ultimately interpreting their cultural significance through collaborations and varying creative disciplines. This exhibition presents Peñalba’s most recent work that was created during her fall 2016 residency at RAIR where she had the opportunity to explore Philadelphia and reproduce some of the city's most iconic architectural landmarks using waste.
 

MARK STOCKTON: INDEPENDENT(S)

January 28 – March 11, 2017
Mark Stockton’s latest work, made specifically for this exhibition, focuses on the radical female voice and the breadth of its interpretation through hand-drawn imagery. Working from photographs of women — including Alice Neel, Gertrude Stein, Georgia O’Keefe, Joan Didion, Kathleen Hanna and Angela Davis — taken exclusively by men, Stockton investigates how the popular is made familiar, rendering intimate portraits in pencil with extraordinary detail. In addition to the introduction of this new series, this presentation will include selections from previous projects that focus on portraiture, male identity, and American individualism.
 

MAPPING THE STAGE: MICAH DANGES AND JAMES JOHNSON

September 17, 2016 – January 7, 2017
Informed in part by the formal and perceptual qualities of Fra Angelico’s fifteenth-century painting, The Healing of Justinian by Saint Cosmas and Saint Damian, Micah Danges and James Johnson’s window-front installation investigates new ways of making work with tangible, non-photographic materials and celebrates the power of inanimate objects. The project expands Danges’ and Johnson’s mutual interest in the pre-photographic representation of temporality in Renaissance painting, the relationship between images and objects – notably, the point at which the physical world ends and the image begins – and the unconventional use of photographic materials, processes and ideas.
 

HAND X MACHINE: SELECTIONS FROM JUMPSTART

November 12, 2016 – January 14, 2017
The annual Jumpstart fashion show challenges Moore's students to create a garment within the first few weeks of the fall semester around a specific theme. This year they found inspiration from the Metropolitan Museum of Art's recent exhibition Manus x Machina which "explores how fashion designers are reconciling the handmade and the machine-made in the creation of haute couture and avant-garde ready-to-wear." The students utilized both handwork and technology to create designs that demonstrate how tradition meets innovation.