OR BOTHSeptember 28 – December 7, 2019 Or Both is an experimental two-part exhibition that includes a solo presentation of work by Ulrike Müller alongside a group show of works by Martin Beck, Barbara Chase-Riboud, Jennie C. Jones, Eric N. Mack, Medrie MacPhee, Dona Nelson, and Deborah Remington. Moving in and out of painting, Müller employs a range of materials, techniques, and image formats including drawing, enamel on steel, collage, monotype, and woven wool rugs. Taking Müller's practice as a point of departure, the group show is organized around compositional strategies and methods of decision making rather than around a shared subject matter or theme, opening up new possibilities for reading artworks together that might not seem immediately connected. Organized by Mia Locks.
JILL BONOVITZ, JUNE KELLY, AND PAULA SCHER: VISIONARY WOMENOctober 3 – November 16, 2019
Lecture and Gala: Wednesday, October 2
The Galleries at Moore are pleased to honor this year's three Visionary Women Awardees: Jill Bonovitz, artist; June Kelly, gallerist; and Paula Scher, graphic artist with presence in the fall exhibition season. Since 2003, the Visionary Woman Awards (VWA) has recognized outstanding women leaders who have made a powerful impact on the worlds of art and design—through our VWA scholarship program, Moore supports the extraordinary achievements of women who provide powerful role models for our students. A selection of Bonovitz's wire sculptures and porcelain vessels will be on view in Wilson Gallery. Graham Gallery will feature posters and design projects from Scher's portfolio, along with interviews and ephemera celebrating Kelly's more than thirty year's as a gallerist who represents over thirty artists. HARVEY FINKLE: DOCUMENTING DISABILITY RIGHTS October 2 – November 16, 2019 For over a quarter century, Harvey Finkle has captured the sense of various cultures, political movements, and human emotions with his camera. Finkle continues to document evocative, compelling subjects, accruing a vast portfolio of some of the finest photographic documentation around. This exhibition is held in conjunction with the 2nd International Conference on Disability Studies, Arts & Education (DSAE), read more about it here.
August 3 – September 21, 2019
Closing Reception & Talk: Thursday, September 12, 5-8 PM
A curated archive of Woolard's past works, this exhibition provides viewers an introduction to the artist's processes around creating dialogue through interaction. Focused on improving communication and group dynamics, the artist creates objects that are meant to be handled, used and shared in order to facilitate a better understanding of interpersonal skills like listening, attention, and communication—her goal is to celebrate collective capacities for care.
GARY SMITH: PICK UP STICKS
June 15 – August 24, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday, June 14, 5-8 PM
Artist Gary Smith creates abstract objects out of found and recycled materials—such as old barn joists and repurposed construction debris—and combines them with natural wood harvested from his five acre property in rural Chester County. Smith shapes the wood, burns the wood, seals it, cuts into it with common tools and seals it again and again to preserve it. This juxtaposition of otherwise ordinary mediums are displayed in unexpected compositions that bring new life to formerly discarded and forgotten fragments. This exhibition presents new and recent works created over the course of nearly twenty years, while also paying homage to Smith’s career as chief preparator in The Galleries at Moore from 1987 – 2012.
ANNUAL ALUMNI EXHIBITION
June 8 – August 10, 2019
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 8
Featuring recent works by Moore alumni, the selections on view in this year’s exhibition represent a variety of degree programs including Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Illustration, Photography & Digital Arts and Textile Design, among others. Showcasing a wide variety of materials and skill sets, this presentation includes artworks in all mediums. This year's exhibition is juried by Emily Zilber, an independent curator and consultant focused on contemporary art, craft, and design. From 2010-2018, Zilber was the first Wornick Curator of Contemporary Decorative Arts at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and she currently sits on the boards of the Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston and Craft Now Philadelphia, and on the Board of Advisors of the North Bennet Street School.
MATERIAL CULTURE: APSARA ARTS OF ASIA
June 8 – July 20, 2019
Presenting "The Magnificent Textiles of Sumatra," an exhibition of textiles that will be featured in Material Culture's October 26-27, 2019 auction. Sumatra is the sixth largest island in the world and the second largest of Indonesia. It stands above all other islands in terms of its wealth of textile arts and amazing variety of textile designs. This variety arises from the many diverse ethnic groups that inhabit the island—more than 50 different languages are spoken on Sumatra—as well as from the flow of foreign influences over time due to Sumatra’s strategic position along historic trade routes. Over many centuries, Sumatra has been especially influenced by Arab, Indian and Chinese cultures. The variety of ethnicities and international influences on Sumatra has led to the development of a magnificent variety of textile traditions with many different patterns and production techniques. While trade enabled cultural exchange, it also brought great wealth to the island that resulted in the evolution of social and political hierarchies that used textiles to distinguish themselves. Over the centuries, textiles in Sumatra have served as threads of identity, reflecting the region, wealth, status, sex as well as age group of the wearer. They have also played a key role as valuable exchange goods at all levels of society.
MFA IN PROGRESS
June 8 – July 20, 2019
This exhibition is the first opportunity for the public to see works by candidates in Moore's MFA program. After completing their first year of rigorous coursework in material research, the candidates have been exposed to a wide range of making while immersing themselves in the city’s cultural offerings and simultaneously, seminars in art history and ethics have posed questions and provided context for their explorations moving forward. Featuring work by Sara Kleinert & Chelsey Webber-Brandis.
SENIOR SHOW 2019
April 25 – May 18, 2019
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.
MFA THESIS EXHIBITION
March 30 – April 13, 2019
Featuring work by graduates in Moore's MFA program: Kathy Bachofer, Sarah Berg, Tim Goldsmith, Steven Mogck and Rachel Yinger.
ANNUAL STUDENT SHOW
March 30 – April 13, 2019
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.
FACULTY TRIENNIAL EXHIBITION
January 26 – March 16, 2019
Presented as part of The Galleries' ongoing commitment to showcase the diversity of work produced by the Moore community, this triennial gives a glimpse into the issues our talented faculty are currently exploring in their professions and reinforces Moore’s ongoing commitment to showcasing the diversity of work produced by its community. This exhibition features new and recent work by forty-nine 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 & design.
Artists included in the exhibition:
Asher Barkley, Andrea Beizer, Carolyn Cherno , 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
RIVER OF INFERNO BY YIU-NGOK YUEN
January 26 – March 16, 2019
In conjunction with the 2019 Faculty Triennial professor Jonathan Wallis presents the special curatorial project River of Inferno — a selection of paintings by the Chinese-American artist, Yiu-Ngok Yuen, produced during his final years in self-exile from his native China. Aptly titled by the artist, the series takes viewers on a critical journey through the fallout from China’s twentieth century political and cultural transformations. Guided by Yuen’s artistic imagery, we ride the tumultuous waves like Dante who, in his Divine Comedy, is led by the poet Virgil over the River Styx. Tragically, the immoral circles of Dante’s Inferno echo all too clearly in the subjects and layers of history embedded in Yuen’s neo-expressionist paintings.
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