“The push and pull between the corporeal and the optical is my modus operandi.”
Caroline Lathan-Stiefel’s (b. 1967) large-scale, immersive sculptural installations play with weight and mass, creating pattern, color, and light from everyday materials. Her delicately-webbed “drawings-in-space…cover, divide, encircle, and fill” their installation sites, she says, while the forms of organic systems present in the work influence viewers both physically and visually, heightening and destabilizing their experience. Lathan-Stiefel holds an MFA from Maine College of Art and a BA from Brown University, and regularly shows work throughout the United States and Canada. She has held solo exhibitions at The Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville; the Philadelphia Art Alliance; the Contemporary Museum, Baltimore; and Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, among others. The recipient of a 2011 West Prize from the West Collection, where her work is part of the permanent collection, Lathan-Stiefel has received grants from the Independence Foundation, the Creative Capital Foundation, and the Pollock Krasner Foundation, as well as a Sculpture Fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.
Shawn McBride is a writer and a 2005 Pew Fellow.
This exhibition of contemporary art by seven artists serves as the complement to another exhibition of the library’s outstanding collection of Fraktur: Pennsylvania German folk artworks from the 18th and 19th centuries.
Kemi Ilesanmi of The Laundromat Project talks with us about the impact of organizational values on community practice.
Since 1993, Headlong Dance Theater has created over 40 works under the leadership of founders David Brick, Andrew Simonet, and Amy Smith.
Zoe Strauss: Ten Years, on view at the International Center of Photography in New York, has received recent media attention from a number of publications.
This documentary film project, produced in collaboration with WHYY and Equality Forum, will illuminate the 50-year history and progress of the LGBTQ civil rights movement by highlighting the powerful experiences of Gay Rights movement pioneers and documenting a planned reenactment of the 1965–69 peaceful demonstrations at Independence Hall.
Fleisher Art Memorial is a community arts organization dedicated to the ideal that people of all ethnicities and socioeconomic backgrounds have a right to experience art.
Choreographer and Pew Fellow Tania Isaac (2011) presents an iteration of her Center-funded discovery project open notebook: crazy beautiful.
Jane Golden walks us through her process when considering a blank wall at the beginning of a mural project.
Teresa Jaynes is a visual artist and a 1999 Pew Fellow.
In a video produced by the Guardian, Tacita Dean describes her epic search for Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty, the core of her quest to complete her film, JG.
Makihara’s performance work blends percussion with dance-like body movement, exercising a rigorous, systematic, and practiced process of experimentation and repetition.