“The things to me that are the most interesting are the things that by their very nature have no answers.”
In 2004, a class in veterinary anatomy changed Adelaide Paul’s (b. 1961) work—both what she does to earn a living and the art work she creates. Paul now works as a teacher’s assistant in the gross anatomy lab at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and she is also working on medical illustrations for a guide to the dissection of the goat. Her studio practice has also been greatly influenced by this experience, because while the animal form has been consistent throughout, she now possesses a greater knowledge of its internal structure. She states that “on a pragmatic level, rendering an animal accurately on the outside is vastly facilitated by understanding the organization of the parts on the inside.” Her works pose questions to the viewer regarding consumer/consumed/consummated relationships by juxtaposing found and fabricated objects evoking multiple possibilities for interpretation. Paul’s newest work involves large pieces covered in leather—a dichotomy between skin, clothing, and what lies beneath the skin.
Paul is represented by Clark + Del Vecchio in New York, where she had a solo exhibition in 2004 and has been included in several group exhibitions. In 2006, the Clay Studio mounted a solo exhibition of her work, Anatomies, Animali, Anime, which was the culmination of her residency there. In addition she has been included in exhibitions at Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA; Baltimore Clayworks, MD; Salinas Art Center, KS; and Neuhoff Gallery, New York City. She is the recipient of a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts fellowship and a Leeway Foundation Window of Opportunity grant.
Known for its high energy performances, Koresh Dance Company was founded in 1991 by Israeli-born choreographer Ronen Koresh.
Mick Moloney is a musician and folklorist, and a 2000 Pew Fellow in folk and traditional arts.
An array of imaginative public installations and creative community programs led by local artists and historians introduced audiences to the rich architectural heritage of the three-mile Philadelphia Rail Park, and culminated in a summer 2016 installment of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s popular Pop Up Garden.
New York City-based conceptual artist Fred Wilson is known for repurposing objects and artifacts to lead people to see them in a different way.
Playwright and Pew Fellow James Ijames talks about how history influences his work, the importance of failure, and more.
In this month’s Pew Fellows news highlights, CAConrad wins the Believer Poetry Award, Geoff Sobelle’s play The Object Lesson heads to Australia, and Opera Philadelphia presents Jennifer Higdon’s Cold Mountain.
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society is a nonprofit organization, founded in 1827, dedicated to creating beauty and building community through gardening, greening, and learning.
This exhibition and website will investigate Philadelphia’s long history of row house development as an architectural territory to be mined for physical and social histories, new ideas, and urban innovations.
Michaelangelo Pistoletto: From One to Many, at the Philadelphia Art Museum in 2010, was reviewed in Artforum.
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts exhibited the first career retrospective for this American figurative painter of African descent, born and educated in Philadelphia.
Dan Hurlin currently teaches performance art, dance, and puppetry at Sarah Lawrence College, where he also serves as the director of the graduate program in theater. In 2015, Hurlin served as a Performance LOI panelist.
The Barnes Foundation presents a series of artist lectures and gallery talks.