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.
ALTERED STATES: FACULTY TRIENNIAL
September 17 – December 10, 2016
Showcasing the diversity of work created by the artists and designers that teach at Moore College of Art & Design, the 2016 iteration of this tri-annual presentation includes a curated selection of faculty works in a wide range of media that examine elements of the fantastic, explore transformation and different states of consciousness, are dramatically impacted by their context, and inform and/or initiate social change. Curated by John Caperton, Jensen Bryan Curator at The Print Center Philadelphia, the exhibition is complemented by a series of talks that provide a forum for Moore's faculty to discuss their practice & process and to present their research & expertise.
VISIONARY WOMAN: DR. MARY SCHMIDT CAMPBELL
September 10 – December 10, 2016
We are pleased to honor both Visionary Women Awardees Meg Saligman and Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell with presence in The Galleries’ fall exhibition season. Dr. Campbell is an acclaimed art historian whose accomplishments as a writer, editor and scholar are celebrated through essays, catalogues and books on display in The Galleries’ publication space.
VISIONARY WOMAN: MEG SALIGMAN
September 10 – October 29, 2016
We are pleased to honor both Visionary Women Awardees Meg Saligman and Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell with presence in The Galleries’ fall exhibition season. Saligman’s Common Ground features a site-specific installation that was presented in Cleveland at the 2016 Republican National Convention and then at the Free Library of Philadelphia during the Democratic National Convention here in Philadelphia. Common Ground is a non-partisan "artistic intervention" that explores how civic engagement and politics contribute to the public good.
THING & PLACE: SINÉAD CAHILL AND ANTHONY COLEMAN
June 18 – August 27, 2016
A collaborative, site-specific installation by Philadelphia-based artists Sinéad Cahill and Anthony Coleman that brings together Coleman’s distinctive, colorful portraits of quirky characters and Cahill’s fabric-based sculptural works.
MFA IN PROCESS
August 6-27, 2016
This exhibition is the first opportunity for the public to see works by candidates in Moore's MFA in Studio Art program. Having just completed an intensive studio residency, they return to show completed works and works-in-progress for their mid-program review.
GRADUATE THESIS EXHIBITION /// II
August 6-27, 2016
Featuring final thesis work by candidates in Moore's graduate programs: MA in Art Education with an Emphasis in Special Populations and MFA in Interior Design.
ANNUAL ALUMNI EXHIBITION
June 4 – August 13, 2016
Featuring recent works by Moore alumni, the selections on view in this year's exhibition were chosen by guest jurors Kelsey Halliday Johnson and Sylvie Patry.
GRADUATE THESIS EXHIBITION /// I
July 2 – August 13, 2016
Featuring final thesis work by candidates in Moore's MFA graduate programs: MFA in Studio Art and MFA in Social Engagement.
FIVE INTO ONE
June 4 – July 23, 2016
Hosted annually by Moore and organized by Philadelphia Sculptors, 5 Into 1 features work by recent graduates from 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, University of Pennsylvania and The University of the Arts.
DRAWING ON AND ON
May 22 – June 27, 2016
This exhibition presents works that are the result of a draw-a-thon – a project organized by Joshua Marsh in partnership with the Social & Studio Practices graduate department – that will engage alumni of Moore's MFA in Studio Art graduate program, as well as current and incoming Social & Studio Practices students and faculty. Over the course of nearly four hours, the group will create between five and ten works each on 9 x 12 sheets of paper and then collectively review the drawings, select one from each artist, and ultimately curate a small exhibition of very recent works on paper.
SALLY HELLER: ORANGE ALERT
January 23 – June 4, 2016
A site-specific installation by New Orleans-based artist Sally Heller, who creates recognizable yet improbable landscapes constructed from cultural detritus. A modern-day bricoleur, savvy cultural hacker and urban archaeologist, Heller assembles a litany of mundane materials and cultural castoffs into recognizable yet improbable environments that cleverly fuse macro and micro, architectural and organic, artifice and nature.
2016 SENIOR SHOW
April 26 – May 14, 2016
An annual exhibition featuring work created by graduating seniors in Moore’s BFA programs.
STUDENT & FELLOWSHIP EXHIBITION
March 26 – April 16, 2016
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.
January 23 – March 12, 2016
Walter Robinson: Paintings and Other Indulgences is the first major survey of the work of the prolific New York-based artist Walter Robinson. Widely recognized for creating some of the most provocative and influential work of the Pictures Generation, as well as his work as a writer and critic, Robinson’s works explore painting’s relationship with mass-culture images of desire and address our indulgences of longing and excess in a media-saturated world.
HOLLY ZAUSNER: 10TH AVENUE 10011
January 23 – March 12, 2016
Through an audacious blending of drawing, sculpture, performance and photography, New York and Berlin-based artist Holly Zausner creates mesmerizing visual dialogues between the artist, the city and architecture. 10th Avenue 10011 features a series of six large-scale photographs that explore temporality and permanence, stasis and movement, and demonstrate Zausner’s ability to transform the physicality of performance into a form of drawing.
HAWK KRALL: THE NEW PHILADELPHIA
January 23 – March 12, 2016
Featuring recent works by Philadephia-based artist Hawk Krall, this exhibition probes the grittier side of Philadelphia through imaginative street scenes and vaguely futuristic illustrations celebrating the intersection of old and new in an ever-changing city.