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EMERGING PHILADELPHIA: SHONA McANDREW, MATT OSBORN,
AND STACEY LEE WEBBER

January 25 – March 14, 2020

GALLERY WALK & TALK WITH THE ARTISTS: FEBRUARY 26

Emerging Philadelphia brings together three solo shows by emerging Philadelphia artists Shona McAndrew, Matt Osborn, and Stacey Lee Webber and represents the range of materials, experiences, and backgrounds that our community of creative thinkers embodies. The artists create individual gallery experiences that speak to their artistic inquiries and together, the exhibition invites viewers to consider the range of techniques through which contemporary works are realized—visitors can immerse themselves in Moore’s interconnected public spaces while exploring themes of identity, process, and imagination.

Shona McAndrew’s sculptures and paintings challenge the historically rigid social expectations of the female form and present visually accurate representations of women who are secure with their shapes, sizes, and surroundings. Considering her personal experiences as a plus-size woman, McAndrew’s works portray characters who are caught performing everyday tasks—women appear frozen in their intimate, most private moments with no concern for the viewers’ perceptions, opinions, or expectations. McAndrew received an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and a BA in Psychology and Fine Arts from Brandeis University.

Matt A. Osborn’s paintings and drawings combine real and imagined representations of characters exploring interactions of the id, ego, and superego while maintaining a humorous approach to processing serious subject matter. His use of colorful hybrid human-animal-monster imagery is often juxtaposed with a word or words expressing sentimental thoughts that create a fantastical dream world—one that is palpably rooted in the hard truths of reality. Osborn received an MFA from the University of Pennsylvania and a BFA from Ohio State University.

Stacey Lee Webber presents new and recent works that are made out of manipulated U.S. paper money and coins. This is Webber’s first major solo exhibition in Philadelphia and the selected works demonstrate her process of intentionally and laboriously destroying, cutting, and stitching pennies and one-dollar bills to elevate their otherwise miniscule value. The finished artworks question the significance of hand labor involved in its creation rather than taking its material worth at face value. Webber received an MFA from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and a BFA from Ball State University.

Upcoming

MFA THESIS EXHIBITION March 28 – April 18, 2020
Featuring work by graduates in Moore's MFA program.  

ANNUAL STUDENT SHOW March 28 – April 18, 2020
This annual spring exhibition features works by first-year Foundation students, as well as second and third year students majoring in Animation & Game Arts, Art Education, Art History, Curatorial Studies, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interior Design and Photography + Digital Arts.   

SENIOR SHOW 2020 April 29 – May 16, 2020   An annual exhibition featuring work by graduating seniors in culmination of their four years in Moore’s Bachelor of Fine Arts programs, including Animation & Game Arts, Art Education, Art History, Fine Arts, Curatorial Studies, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interior Design and Photography & Digital Arts.