Philadelphia, PA – Join The Galleries at Moore as we celebrate Moore College of Art & Design faculty in the 2019 Faculty Triennial, on view Saturday, January 26, through Saturday, March 16, 2019, located at 1916 Race Street, on The Parkway, Philadelphia, PA. On Friday, January 25, members of the press are invited to an exhibition preview with the artists at 5 pm, followed by a reception from 6 –8 pm. This event is free and open to the public and is ADA accessible.
The 2019 Faculty Triennial gives a glimpse into the issues that Moore’s talented faculty are currently exploring in their professions and reinforces the College’s ongoing commitment to showcasing the diversity of work produced by its community. This exhibition features new and recent work (produced in the last three years) by 49 faculty members across all disciplines and, for the first time, occupies every gallery on the campus ground floor. In addition, an accompanying schedule of ongoing and one-time public programs conceived by teaching faculty provides insight into the work of both the makers and the non-makers who prepare Moore’s students for careers in art and design.
PARTICIPANTS IN THE EXHIBITION:
Asher Barkley, Andrea Beizer, Carolyn Chernoff, Kathryn Dethier, Jeff Dion, Anna Drozdowski, Kathleen Eastwood, Sandra Erbacher, Elaine M. Erne, Alan Evans, Dorothy Funderwhite, Robert Goodman, Sarah Conrad Gothie, Asuka Goto, Richard Harrington, James Johnson, Jerry Kaba, Joe Kulka, Mary Katie Leech, Jacque Liu, Emilio J Maldonado, Jeff McCloskey, John McDaniel, Gigi McGee, Joyce Millman, Mary Murphy, Rosemary Murphy, Tara O’Brien, Timothy O’Donnell, Alice Oh, Nasheli Juliana Ortiz González, Lynn Palewicz, Maya Pindyck, Kaitlin Kylie Pomerantz, Heidi Ratanavanich, Abby Schwartz, Colleen McCubbin Stepanic, Lauren Stichter, Kristen Neville Taylor, Nicholas Tazza, Christie Torgerson, Ian Tornay, Daniel Tucker, Heather Ujiie, Kimberly Voigt, Piya Wannachaiwong, Jonathan Wallis, Kelli S. Williams and Stephen Wood.
Spring 2019 programming designed in conjunction with the 2019 Faculty Triennial includes:
Charles Santore, Wednesday, January 30, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Renowned artist and illustrator Charles Santore will present on his work and practice. Presented in conjunction with Moore’s Illustration department, Santore (b. Philadelphia, 1935) has a celebrated history and has illustrated for top advertising agencies and leading magazines (TV Guide, Redbook, Esquire, Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping, Ladies Home Journal, The Saturday Evening Post, Reader’s Digest, Time, Life, Newsweek and other publications). His artwork is also included in distinguished collections such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Brandywine River Museum in Pennsylvania and the Free Library of Philadelphia.
Modular Synthesis 101, Wednesday, February 27, 6 – 8 pm
Artist Jerry Kaba will present on the history and practice of audio synthesizers, followed by a hands-on workshop.
Local Control: Karl Hess in the World of Ideas, Tuesday, March 5, 6 – 8 pm
The Galleries at Moore present a screening of Local Control, an experimental documentary about the political spectrum by Moore Graduate Studies Program Director Daniel Tucker. It has been said repeatedly that “all politics are local,” but what does the impulse toward controlling your own life at the local level mean to people as diverse as Jeffersonian Yeoman, climate change activists, fair food advocates, transgender anarchists and Republican speechwriters? Is “local” based on the scale of the body, the neighborhood or the nation?
Where Is the Moon? A Conversation with Derrick Pitts, Wednesday, March 6, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
The Galleries at Moore present a conversation with the Franklin Institute’s chief astronomer Derrick Pitts about his life and work, his experience as a scientist and educator, and the power of direct observation. Artist Kristen Neville Taylor will speak with Pitts about The Moon Journal project on view as a part of the Triennial, where willing participants have agreed to create a month-long study of the moon. The project is based on The Moon Observation Assignment created by Eleanor Duckworth, formerly of Harvard Education School, who lists as part of several guiding principles “to come to know in the sciences as the natural philosophers did.”
Game the Gallery with Obvious Agency, Thursday, March 7, 6 – 8 pm
Moore students and artists from the Obvious Agency collective team up to transform our 2019 Faculty Triennial into an interactive gaming experience. Using technology, game theory, narrative and interactive theatre methods, gamers will unlock new ways to engage the work on display and discover new dimensions to the art viewing experience. Are you game?