EMILY WHYNOTT '23: FEAST

November 3, 2023 – January 20, 2024

In this exhibition, Whynott fills Moore's Alumni Gallery with ceramic food items as she further explores the identity of artist-as-maker and its relationship to that of hostess-as-provider. Her realistically rendered objects are colorful delicacies—treats for the eye—that remind us of how important presentation becomes in formal settings, both in the gallery and on our tables at home. Whynott says, "the more I sculpt and bake, the more I am struck by the similarities between working with clay and food. I think about how these processes are imbued with love and tenderness, a desire to connect with others. For both an artist and a hostess, there is a vulnerability during the final presentation, and anticipation that all will be well received."

 

(Re)FOCUS: THEN & NOW

January 27 – March 16, 2024

(Re)FOCUS: Then and Now is an exhibition in two parts that aims to celebrate a historically significant 1974 feminist show that was called FOCUS by 1) bringing artworks created by the original 81 participating artists together in one space and 2) presenting new & recent work/s by Philadelphia-based artists who are exploring ideas of gender identity, representation, marginalization, social justice, violence, equality, and empowerment in their contemporary studio practices.

Moore—the first and only historically visual arts college for women in the nation—is a leader in generating programs that examine how diversity, technology, sustainability, and creative production drive and disrupt new and existing industries. This exhibition, along with its ancillary programming, aims to highlight the ongoing work of artists who identify as women, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming in Philadelphia’s community of emerging cultural producers. Organized by gallery director Gabrielle Lavin Suzenski along with Denise M. Brown, executive director of the Leeway Foundation, (Re)FOCUS: Now provides a platform for underrepresented voices and presents projects that reexamine FOCUS’s historical context through a new lens. Participating artists include Atisha Fordyce, Wit López, Li Sumpter, Eva Wu, and The Future is Us: Angelito Collective, Annais Delgado ’22, Forrest Hubert, Laila Islam ’22, Traci Johnson, Isa Isioma Matisse, Dshon Mccarthy, Amber Mooers, Gina Taylor, Zella Vanié, Alyssa Weinfurtner, and Mitch Wiesen. (Re)FOCUS: Now is organized by Moore’s gallery director Gabrielle Lavin Suzenski along with Denise M. Brown, executive director of the Leeway Foundation.

ALUMNI GALLERY: NAOMIEH JOVIN

January 27 – March 9, 2024

Featuring new and recent works by Naomieh Jovin, photography & digital arts class of 2017. Jovin is a first-generation Haitian-American whose work utilizes appropriated photos from old family albums, combined with her own photographs, to illustrate resistance and intergenerational trauma, and how we carry the experiences of our past and our families’ pasts in our bodies. Her work has been featured in The Nation and Buzzfeed. She has photographed for The New York Times and Vogue Italia. She was selected as a LensCulture 2021 Critics’ Choice winner, awarded an artist residence at the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center and recently named a 2021 PEW Fellow in the Arts.

Image: Naomieh Jovin, Adele (detail), 2018, inkjet print (digitally altered appropriated family photo). Courtesy of the artist.;

Support for our general operations and public programming is generously provided by the Philadelphia Cultural Fund

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We are open! No masks are necessary, but we ask guests to try their best to follow social distancing procedures during their visit to campus.

Our gallery hours are Monday through Saturday, 11am-5pm. No reservation needed—walk-ins welcome!

Your visit will be self-guided through our four main gallery spaces on the ground floor.  You'll notice additional sanitizing stations throughout the facilities, along with an increase in housekeeping activities on campus, in an effort to promote healthy spaces.

RINGS!

Since the time of the ancient Egyptians, humans have adorned their fingers with ornamental jewelry. From signifying one's marital status to protecting the wearer from forces of evil, rings have served practical, symbolic and decorative purposes throughout history and across cultures. On view June 5 - July 17, 2021 RINGS! offered a glimpse into the boundless creative freedom revealed within the ring form. Featuring work from Australia, Austria, England, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway Russia, Scotland, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States, this international selection brings together over one hundred rings that demonstrate the artists’ wide-ranging expressions through a variety of aesthetic and conceptual ideas. From the traditional techniques of metalsmithing to avant-garde materials and approaches, the rings on view will offer a new examination of the cultural, political, and personal meanings of the ring itself. RINGS! was organized by Helen Drutt and researched by Elizabeth Essner with assistance from Colleen Terrell. Image: Stacey Lee Webber (American b. 1982) and Mark Wagner (American, b. 1976), "Vampire George Ring," 2019, vintage silver quarters, brass, paper dollars, ink. Collection of the artist.

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