“I’m interested in the landscape for political reasons, environmental reasons…things that have to do with us and our society right now. And it’s not a grand idea of landscape in any sense of the world. It’s actually pretty small.”
Mauro Zamora (b. 1974) is compelled to make paintings of landscapes although he is not always interested in the landscape itself. Zamora’s images derive from nature, architecture, and print media. He states that his work is rooted in the effects of “care/neglect, entropy/growth, and construction/destruction,” believing that architecture cannot exist without nature and nature cannot exist without architecture. He is most interested in understanding how we are all tied to the land and how its use ebbs and flows throughout our lives.
Zamora’s solo exhibits include Solo Series at the Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA; Border Crossing at Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia; Converge at Vox Populi, Philadelphia; and Fleisher Challenge, at the Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia. His work has also been included in group exhibitions at the Tower Gallery, Philadelphia; the Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia; and Jenkins Johnson Gallery, New York, NY, to name a few.
Philadelphia Young Playwrights will identify new technological tools that maximize the impact of its programming and allow for quality instruction and individualized attention.
Ally is a performance-as-exhibition, conceived by MacArthur Fellow Janine Antoni in collaboration with pioneering choreographer Anna Halprin and contemporary dance artist Stephen Petronio.
Romi Crawford is an assistant professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She previously worked at the Studio Museum in Harlem.
Lily Yeh is a sculptor and a 1992 Pew Fellow.
Zoe Strauss: Ten Years, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, received media attention from a number of publications.
Since 2011, The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage has provided recent Pew Fellows with opportunities to take sojourns outside of the Philadelphia area, for residencies intended to push their artistic practice and expand their horizons.
The Library Company of Philadelphia presents a conversation on living with blindness and vision loss.
Located in Independence National Historical Park, the Independence Visitor Center is the official visitor center of Philadelphia and the region and is the primary point of orientation for Independence National Historical Park, the City of Philadelphia, and the Southern New Jersey and Delaware River Waterfronts, as well as Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties in Pennsylvania.
Over her 40-year career in performance, Merián Soto (Pew Fellow, 2015) has focused on investigating the living body and its relationship to consciousness. Her conceptual and process-based pieces work towards, in the artist’s words, “a dance of the future, a dance of healing, transformation, and transcendence.”
A multimedia exhibition exploring the history and impact of the Great Migration (1916–30) on Philadelphia, when blacks fled the South for economic opportunities in the Northern states.
This week, we speak to musician and composer Chris Forsyth, whose career remains devoted to his roots in rock music, while questioning and expanding upon them.
“The best day in the studio is when everything feels like magic,” says 2009 Pew Fellow and visual artist Sarah Gamble.