Fellows Friday News: Top Picks in The New York Times, New Poem Honoring Papal Visit, Museum Acquisitions, and More

1/6: Frank Sherlock, 2013 Pew Fellow. Photo by Colin Lenton.
2/6: Pablo Batista. Photo by Bruce Turner.
3/6: Installation view of Temple Contemporary’s reFORM, in collaboration with Pew Fellow Pepón Osorio. Photo by Constance Mensh. Courtesy of Temple Contemporary.
4/6: Laynie Browne, 2014 Pew Fellow. Photo by Ryan Collerd.
5/6: James Ijames. Photo by Kim Carson.
6/6: Alex Da Corte, 2012 Pew Fellow. Photo by Colin Lenton.

In this month’s Pew Fellows news highlights, The New York Times features exhibitions from Alex da Corte and Pepón Osorio in its “New Season” picks, while Fellows such as Anthony Campuzano and Gabriel Martinez open new installations. Actor and playwright James Ijames receives the Philadelphia Theatre Company McNally Play Award, and Frank Sherlock offers a new poem commemorating the papal visit to Philadelphia.


Pew Fellows’ Work on View

Visual artist Anthony Campuzano’s (2009) multimedia installation, Forecast, was recently acquired by the Philadelphia Museum of Art and is shown here for the first time. Read more >

Gabriel Martinez’s (2001) exhibition, Bayside Revisited, is on view at The Print Center in honor of its centennial, featuring a number of new commissions and a site-specific film installation. (Through December 19) Read more >

Ryan Trecartin’s (2009) collaborative sculptural work with Lizzie Fitch at Art Berlin Contemporary “attracted considerable interest,” Artnet News writes in a review of the fair. Read more >

Micah Dange’s (2015) recent exhibition at the Abington Art Center is reviewed in Title Magazine, with a focus on the artist’s materials and creative process. Read more >


Profiled and Honored

The New York Times “New Season” preview highlighted Pepón Osorio’s (2006) collaboration with Temple Contemporary on reFORM, on view through May 20, 2016. Read more >

The Times also recognized Alex da Corte’s (2012) spring 2016 exhibition, Free Roses, at MASS MoCA, describing the project as an “extravaganza of consumer-inspired psychedelic art.” Da Corte was also interviewed in W Magazine about his Instagram etiquette. Read more >

Theater artist, director, and playwright James Ijames (2015) received the Philadelphia Theatre Company McNally Play Award for White, a work “about an artist whose ambition leads him to an experiment in duplicity,” The Philadelphia Inquirer writes. Read more >

Philadelphia Poet Laureate Frank Sherlock (2013) published a poem, What All the Dark Cannot Extinguish, in honor of the papal visit to Philadelphia. Along with Pope Francis, Sherlock was recently immortalized on an iconic mural at Dirty Franks restaurant. Read more >

Brian Teare’s (2015) poem, When we are on the right track we are rewarded with joy, was recently selected as Poet.org’s “Poem-A-Day.” Read more >


Performances and Appearances

Musician Pablo Batista (2000) and Kùlú Mèlé African Dance and Drum Ensemble led by Dorothy Wilkie (2007) will perform as part of Pope Francis’ remarks on immigration at Independence Mall on September 26. Read more >

Poets Laynie Browne (2014) and Afaa Michael Weaver (1998) will read at Woodland Pattern Book Center in Milwaukee, WI on October 23. Browne’s most recent collections of poems include PRACTICE (SplitLevel, 2015) and Scorpyn Odes (Kore Press, 2015). Weaver’s most recent publications include The City of Eternal Spring (Pitt Poetry Series, 2014) and The Plum Flower Dance: Poems 1985-2005 (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2007). Read more >

Bassist Jamaaladeen Tacuma (2011) performed on the main stage at the Philadelphia United Jazz Festival, along with Warren Oree and the Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble. Read more >

Musician Orrin Evans (2010) headlined the Central Jersey Jazz Festival in New Brunswick. Read more >

Dancer, choreographer, and Pew Fellow Raphael Xavier tells the autobiographical story of an artistic journey defined by sacrifice, passion, and transcendence.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Composer Julia Wolfe, whose music is inspired by the folk, classical, and rock genres, is co-founder of New York’s music collective Bang on a Can.

Playwright and Pew Fellow James Ijames talks about how history influences his work, the importance of failure, and more.

Grants & Grantees

J. Louise Makary (Pew Fellow, 2013) approaches film as a platform to explore, critique, and dissect narratives and their uses.

Grants & Grantees

Pew Fellow Sueyeun Juliette Lee’s poetry questions concepts of birthright, lineage, and homeland, investigating relationships between people and the places they inhabit.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Aviva Kapust is the executive director of the Village of Arts and Humanities (the Village), a multifaceted organization dedicated to community revitalization through the arts.

It gives us great pleasure to announce that the Pew Fellowships in the Arts will be raised to $75,000 for each Fellow in the 2015 grant cycle.

Grants & Grantees

Mogauwane Mahloele is a musician and a 1999 Pew Fellow.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Ezra Shales is an art historian, curator, and artist whose research, publications, and exhibitions explore the intersections of design, craft, and art in modern and contemporary culture.

Dancer, choreographer, and 2013 Pew Fellow Raphael Xavier takes hip-hop techniques from the street to the stage and tells the autobiographical story defined by sacrifice, passion, and transcendence.

Grants & Grantees

Operating onsite at Revolution Recovery, a recycling company in Northeast Philadelphia, RAIR (Recycled Artist in Residency) is an arts organization acting as an artist-in-residency program, a materials supplier for artists and designers, a mouthpiece for outreach and education, and a source for exhibitions.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Douglas Crimp is an art critic, author, and the Fanny Knapp Allen Professor of Art History at the University of Rochester.