Fellows Friday: Alex Da Corte in Interview, PEG in Metropolis, CAConrad in Poetry, and More

Alex Da Corte and Borna Sammak, As Is Wet Hoagie, installation view. Photo courtesy of Artforum.

Visual artist Alex Da Corte (2012) and his collaborative endeavors are featured twice in Interview magazine: first for his work with fellow artist Borna Sammak about the power of the sandwich; and secondly, for a new piece with Le1f to create “Hush BB,” which was put together by MOCA Los Angeles.

Fiction, the new album from composer and pianist Matthew Mitchell (2012), has been reviewed in the New York Times. They hail the work as “a collection of original études designed to push the limits of ambidexterity and equilibrium.” Read the review >

Designers Karen M’Closkey & Keith VanDerSys (2013), who collaborate to form PEG Office of Landscape + Architecture, were named as two of the leading design voices “leading the next wave of burgeoning talent.” Read “The Select Ten” in Metropolis magazine >

Architect Brian Phillips (2011) and his studio, Interface Studio Architects, were profiled in Architect Magazine. In the piece, Phillips is hailed as “an apostle for the new normal” whose aim is “to rethink and maximize the potential of urban-house design for the new city-loving generation.” Read the article >

Photographer Zoe Strauss (2005) talks honestly about her new exhibition, Homesteading, at the 2013 Carnegie International. Read her words in Artforum. Then read a review of the exhibition in the Pittsburgh Gazette.

Poet CAConrad (2011) is featured on the cover of Poetry magazine, with three of his poems included in the publication. Read the poems here >

WPCA cultivates interest and support for the arts in West Philadelphia by increasing the visibility of the community’s cultural resources.

Grants & Grantees

Frank Bramblett is a visual artist and a 2000 Pew Fellow.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Since 1992, Kip Lornell has taught courses in American music and ethnomusicology at George Washington University, and has served on the university’s Africana Studies program committee.

Questions of Practice

A workshop and small grant opportunity, No Idea Is Too Ridiculous allows Center constituents to explore creativity and risk-taking.

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.

Fall kicks off with a packed schedule of Center-funded projects, including exhibition openings from Temple Contemporary and The Galleries at Moore, and performance premieres at the 2015 Fringe Festival that push the boundaries of genre and form.

Grants & Grantees

In 2000 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 12 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 47 dance, music, theater, and visual arts organizations and practitioners in the greater Philadelphia region.

Raphael Xavier and Eileen Neff receive Guggenheim Fellowships, exhibitions by visual artists Alex Da Corte and Ryan Trecartin make a splash in national venues, and Tania Isaac and Meg Foley each present new dance works in Philadelphia.

Mural Arts hosts an exhibition of photojournalist Martha Cooper’s photographic preservation of graffiti and Steve Weinik’s documentation of psychylustro by Katharina Grosse.

Grants & Grantees

Named for Doylestown’s most famous son, the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer James A. Michener, this museum was founded in 1988 with a regional focus, housing a collection of Pennsylvania impressionist paintings.

Grants & Grantees

Jim Hinz is a visual artist and a 2003 Pew Fellow.

Makihara’s performance work blends percussion with dance-like body movement, exercising a rigorous, systematic, and practiced process of experimentation and repetition.