This month’s digest includes a BOMB Magazine interview with Chris Forsyth in connection with his latest release with the Solar Motel Band, Intensity Ghost. Ryan Trecartin has received international attention for a collaborative video installation at London’s Zabludowicz Collection. If you’re looking for “must-see painting shows,” New American Paintings provides a list, with four Pew Fellows in the mix: Sarah McEneaney, Charles Burwell, Rob Matthews, and Anthony Campuzano. Read on to learn more about our Pew Fellows’ work and recognition around the world.
“Necessary” and “Audacious” New Releases
Chris Forsyth (2011) talks about his introduction to music, finding inspiration in the music of Neil Young and Grateful Dead, and his latest recording with the Solar Motel Band, Intensity Ghost, for BOMB Magazine. A song from the new record is also available for listening on WXPN’s The Key.
Sun Ra Arkestra, led by Marshall Allen (2012), recently released a new album titled In the Orbit of Ra. mxdwn.com calls it “a necessary listen for any fan of experimental music in general.”
From Pink Elephants to Social Practice, Pew Fellows Make the News
Ryan Trecartin (2009) and Lizzie Fitch’s exhibition on at Zabludowicz Collection in London is reviewed in the London Evening Standard: “as maddening and abhorrent as it is compelling.” The exhibition has also received attention from The New York Times’ T Magazine and The Art Newspaper.
Tristin Lowe’s (1995) 10-foot-tall pink elephant was covered in both Vanity Fair and The New York Times in connection with an awareness-raising event organized by the Clinton Foundation during New York Fashion Week.
CAConrad’s (2011) latest work, Ecodeviance, is called both an “ambassador to the past” and an “agent of the now” by The Boston Globe.
Philly.com features SPACES, a project of the Village of Arts and Humanities, mentioning artist-in-residence King Britt (2007).
Painters Mount “Must-See” Shows & Other Upcoming Events
Architect Karen M’Closkey (2013) will speak at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 12 at Penn State’s University Park campus, with a reception to follow.
Grants and Fellowships from Leeway and Dartmouth
Swenbeck is a 2013 Pew Fellow and visual artist, and his fascination with the macabre has filtered into his idiosyncratic sculptures, paintings, photographs, and installations.
Raphael Xavier presents Raphstravaganza, a contemporary circus-style performance featuring street performers, extreme BMX riders, acrobatic contortionists, and live music.
You have to almost exhaust yourself sometimes to let yourself say what it is, or do what it is, in the most honest way.
In 2007, the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 12 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 83 dance, music, theater, and visual arts organizations and practitioners in the greater Philadelphia region.
Percussionist and Pew Fellow Pablo Batista presents El Viaje (The Journey), a new performance work.
Originally created with Center support for the 2012 FringeArts Festival, Georgia Tech Arts now presents Thaddeus Phillips’ Red-Eye to Havre de Grace at the Ferst Center for the Arts.
Albright’s work in film spans documentary, installation, poetic animation, and short- and long-form narrative. One of his works-in-progress is Ceramic Flowers, a modern mash-up of The Odyssey and Ulysses, set in Las Vegas.
In 1999 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 12 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 46 dance, music, theater, and visual arts organizations and practitioners in the greater Philadelphia region.
Boomershine has presented his work at Movement Research and Danspace Project, and he arranges and develops workshops and creative/educational residencies for and with Lucinda Childs.
Artist-in-residence Teresa Jaynes will curate a multisensory exhibition based on the Library Company’s extraordinary collection of pre-Braille texts for the visually impaired.
Susan Lankin-Watts talks about her family’s rich musical legacy, the importance of her audience’s support, and more.
Hank Willis Thomas is a visual artist working primarily with themes related to identity, history, race, and popular culture.