Fellows Friday News: Alex Da Corte’s Easternsports, Matt Saunders and Bhob Rainey with The Adults, and More

1/6: Alex Da Corte, 2012 Pew Fellow. Photo by Colin Lenton.
2/6: Bhob Rainey, 2013 Pew Fellow. Photo by Colin Lenton.
3/6: William Daley, 2010 Pew Fellow. Photo by Colin Lenton.
4/6: Afaa Michael Weaver. Photo by Lynda Kodish.
5/6: Joy Feasley, 2011 Pew Fellow. Photo by Colin Lenton.
6/6: Paul Swenbeck, 2013 Pew Fellow. Photo by Colin Lenton.

AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES

Jenny Sabin (2010) and Peter Lloyd Jones have been awarded a grant from the Graham Foundation to explore new directions in and relationships between architecture and biology. Read more >

On September 17 William Daley (2010) was presented with the Society of Arts and Crafts’ Medal for Excellence in Craft. His work is currently shown in two exhibitions: “William Daley: Studio Components” at Massachusetts College of Art and Design and “William Daley: 14 for 7” at the Society of Arts and Crafts. The Boston Globe profiles his extensive career, describing his work as “a rigorous, spiritual engagement with the puzzles and messages of his medium and forms.” Read more >


EXHIBITIONS AND PERFORMANCES

Thomas Gibbons’ (1997) play, Uncanny Valley, premieres in New York this October. Described as a “modern-day Frankenstein tale,” the play premiered in July 2014 at the Contemporary American Theater Festival and features Alex Podulke and Barbara Kingsley. 59E59 Theaters, New York, October 2–26, various times. Read more >

Joy Feasley (2011) and Paul Swenbeck’s (2013) exhibition, A Hatchet to Kill Old Ugly, an installation inspired by Shaker spirit drawings and magic, opens October 2 at The Fabric Workshop and Museum. The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, October 2, 2014–January 4, 2015. Opening reception: Temple Contemporary, October 2, 6–8 p.m. Read more >

Sarah McEneaney (1993) is part of Neighborhood Workshop, a group show at the Asian Arts Initiative, combining multidisciplinary contemporary art with social practice. Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia, September 5–November 21. Read more >

Anthony Campuzano’s (2009) exhibition Slow Movies opens at the Fleisher Ollman Gallery: “Texts appropriated from magazine and newspaper headlines and articles; film poster advertisements; song titles and lyrics; paperback covers; and the lingua franca of the moment.” Fleisher Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia, September 26–November 15. Opening reception October 2, 6–8 p.m. Read more >


PUBLICATIONS AND RECORDINGS

Beth Kephart (2005) has an essay on reading with urgency in the Chicago Tribune. Read more >

Charles Burns’ (1994) Sugar Skull gets a starred review in Publishers Weekly and is spotlighted in The New Yorker.
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Major Jackson (1995) has a poem in the latest New Letters, “Thinking of Our Shame at the Gas Pump.” Read it here >

NoBusiness Records has released a new album, Perilous Architecture, from the Dan Blacksberg Trio, led by Dan Blacksberg (2012). Listen here >

Furniture Press Books has just published the print version of Kevin Varrone’s (2012) Box Score: An Autobiography, originally an app for iPad and iPhone. Read more >


PRESS

Afaa Michael Weaver (1998) is profiled in the latest issue of the Innisfree Poetry Journal and at Dive Dapper.
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American Craft Council Magazine features stained-glass artist Judith Schaechter (1992) in their October/November issue feature on masters in craft. Read more >
Arte Fuse reviewed Schaechter’s ongoing show at Claire Oliver Gallery, saying, “such beauty cannot be kept under wraps.” Read more >

Sueyeun Juliette Lee’s (2013) chapbook, Juliette and the Boys, “offers an intriguing collection of messages…[that] signal a desire for contact as much as its reality.” From Belladonna Press, it is reviewed at The Volta. Read more >

Good Magazine features mosaic artist Isaiah Zagar (1995) as a “fixture of South Street,” in connection with a commission for the GOOD Cities Project. Read more >

Matt Saunders (2014) and Bhob Rainey (2013) have received much praise for their contributions to New Paradise Laboratories’ The Adults, part of the FringeArts Festival. The Philadelphia Inquirer calls Matt Saunders’ set design “a Philip Johnson-style modernist dream,” and Bhob Rainey’s work a “fuzzy, squealing sound design…underscoring the disconnect between people and their surroundings.”
Read more in The Philadelphia Inquirer >
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The Philadelphia Inquirer praises Virgil Marti’s (1995) Locks Gallery show, Forest Park, calling it “pretty ingenious.” Read more >
Forest Park was also named a PaperClips215 top pick. Read more >

Zoe Strauss (2005) is featured at the Knight Arts blog, noting her unique ability to “capture reality through her lens in ways that other often don’t see. Or don’t want to see.” Read more >

Philly Magazine lists Alex Da Corte (2012) and Jayson Musson’s Easternsports video installation at ICA Philadelphia as a must-see. Read more >
Da Corte is also interviewed by The Huffington Post, Dazed, Vice, and Paper Magazine about Easternsports.
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Pig Iron Theatre Company founders Dito van Reigersberg and Quinn Bauriedel (2002) are featured on WHYY’s hour-long Radio Times in connection with their FringeArts Festival show 99 Breakups. Read more >

CAConrad’s (2011) new book, Ecodeviance, gets rave reviews in BOMB Magazine and at Hazel & Wren.
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Philly Books and Culture blogs about Frank Sherlock’s (2013) new book, Space Between These Lines Not Dedicated. Read more >

Philadelphia City Paper features upcoming shows by three Pew Fellows in their Fall Guide for visual art: video and installation artist Alex Da Corte (2012), painter Joy Feasley (2011), and sculptor Paul Swenbeck (2013). Read more >


Five Pew Fellows have been awarded artist residencies in 2015, supported by the Center’s ongoing partnership with the Alliance of Artists Communities.

Discomfort is a sign that one is working with integrity, says poet and Pew Fellow Emily Abendroth (2013).

Grants & Grantees

Tanya Hamilton is a filmmaker and a 2004 Pew Fellow in media.

Grants & Grantees

Inis Nua Theatre produces provocative contemporary plays from Ireland, England, Scotland, and Wales.

Grants & Grantees

Lamont B. Steptoe is a poet and a 2006 Pew Fellow.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Kelly Kivland is an Assistant Curator at Dia Art Foundation, where she has been involved with exhibition and performance programs.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art reopens its eight South Asian art galleries, featuring nearly 3,000 works spanning over 2,500 years.

Grants & Grantees

Network for New Music produced the album Now Again for Albany Records, featuring compositions by Bernard Rands.

Gabriel Quinn Bauriedel receives an Eisenhower Fellowship, The Philadelphia Inquirer profiles Fatu Gayflor, Kinan Abou-afach premieres a new composition for Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture.

This event features saxophonists/composers Ries and Zenón, and WNYC’s John Schaefer, as they address the unique challenges of collaborating across genres.

In the fall of 2011, Pig Iron Theatre Company embarked on a new chapter in its history as an experimental theater collaborative, launching the Pig Iron School for Advanced Performance Training.

A panel discussion organized around Alien She, an exhibition examining the lasting impact of the Riot Grrrl movement, currently on view at Vox Populi.