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Philadelphia, PA -- Join us Friday, January 27 from 5:30 - 8 pm for the free opening reception of three winter exhibitions at The Galleries at Moore College of Art & Design, located at 20th Street and The Parkway. The exhibitions are on view through March 11.  The Galleries are free and open Monday – Saturday: 11 am – 5 pm. For more information, please visit www.thegalleriesatmoore.org or call 215.965.4027.

 

RAIR: Filthy Rich – Projects made possible by the waste stream

Levy Gallery, Widener Memorial Foundation Gallery, Window on Race

This survey examines the residencies, special projects and performances the Philadelphia-based nonprofit organization has facilitated since its founding in 2010. RAIR interrupts the waste stream in order to promote and support sustainable practices in the worlds of art and design. 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, and performance and process documentation.

 

Mark Stockton: Independent(s)

Goldie Paley Gallery

Stockton’s latest works, made specifically for this exhibition, focus on the radical female voice and the breadth of its interpretation through hand-drawn imagery. Working from photographs of women taken exclusively by men – including Angela Davis, Joan Didion, Kim Gordon, Georgia O’Keefe, Alice Neel and Gertrude Stein – Stockton investigates how the popular or sensational is made familiar through rendering these intimate portraits using pencil and paper in extraordinary detail. The exhibit will also present some of Stockton’s previously exhibited projects that are largely and exclusively portraits of male subjects.

 

Paper Giants

Wilson Gallery

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 as a means of investigating individual ideas within a shared space and through similar format, which each artist maintains her own studio practice. This collective body of work includes new works by all three women alongside recent works that have been previously shown.

 

Moore College of Art & Design educates students for careers in art and design. Founded in 1848, Moore is the nation's first and only women's visual arts college for undergraduates. The College's career-focused environment and professionally active faculty form a dynamic community in the heart of Philadelphia's cultural district, surrounded by world-class museums. The College offers ten bachelor of fine arts degrees for women and four coeducational graduate programs. In addition, Moore provides many valuable opportunities in the arts through The Galleries at Moore, Continuing Education Certificate programs for professional adults, the acclaimed Young Artists Workshop, The Art Shop and Sculpture Park.  For more information about Moore, visit www.moore.edu.

The Galleries at Moore receives generous support from Moore College of Art & Design and the Friends of The Galleries at Moore. The Galleries also receive state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Support also provided in part by the Philadelphia Cultural Fund. Additional program support comes from the Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation, the Thomas Skelton Harrison Foundation, The Elsie Lee Garthwaite Memorial Foundation and the Lindback Foundation.

HOURS

Monday – Saturday: 11 am – 5 pm

Closed Sundays and all academic and legal holidays.

LOCATION

The Galleries at Moore College of Art & Design are located between 19th and 20th Streets on Race Street, directly across from Aviator Park on The Benjamin Franklin Parkway.  Access The Galleries from the College’s main entrance lobby.

All of The Galleries’ exhibitions and events are free and open to the public.

For more information please visit www.thegalleriesatmoore.org or call 215.965.4027.

Published on January 4th, 2017