MFA Summer Lecture Series: Zoe Strauss

Philadelphia native Zoe Strauss will be speaking on Wednesday, July 30 at 12:00PM in the CBS Auditorium.


Image from: www.icp.org 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learn more about her work through UArts Libraries’ resources. EBSCO hosts numerous articles and reviews of Strauss’ work, including the following articles:

Orvell, Miles. “The Absolute Power Of The Lens: Zoe Strauss And The Problem Of The Street Portrait.” Afterimage 40.2 (2012): 10-13. Academic Search Elite. Web.

Schwabsky, Barry. “The Complete History Of Every One.” Nation 294.9 (2012): 33-35. Academic Search Elite. Web.

Don’t forget about the wealth of information in the bound periodical collection, housed in the Greenfield Library Vault.  Many of our periodicals are indexed and can be found by searching ProQuest. The FindIt@UArts links in your databases results list will direct you to online full text, when available, or to an ISSN search in the UArts Libraries’ online catalog.

Robertson, Rebecca. “Finding HUMANITY Where It’s Hidden.” Artnews 112.10 (2013): 92-95.

 

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MFA Summer Lecture Series: Garth Johnson

Craft activist Garth Johnson will be speaking Wednesday, July, 23 at noon in the CBS Auditorium.

 

 

Paintball Plates by Garth Johnson. From: www.wondabread.com.

 

 

 

Through UArts Libraries’ EBSCO subscription you can read the full text of the Studio Potter issue that Garth Johnson guest edited: Studio Potter 40.2 (2012): 4. Art Source. Web.

and read a review of the exhibition Pursuit of Porcelain, that featured works by Johnson:

Copeland, Colette. “The Pursuit Of Porcelain.” Ceramics: Art & Perception 88 (2012): 42-45. Academic Search Elite. Web.

More materials the topic of craft and DIY in the UArts Libraries:

Biel, Joe. Beyond The Music : How Punks Are Saving The World With DIY Ethics, Skills, & Values. Portland, OR: CantankerousTitles.com, 2012. eBook Academic Collection (EBSCOhost). Web.

Handmade Nation: The Rise of DIY Art, Craft and Design. Dir. Faythe Levine. Milwaukee DIY, 2009. DVD. GD1026

Held, Peter. Crafting a Continuum: Rethinking Contemporary Craft. Santa Barbara : Perpetua Press, 2013. 745.50973 T89c

Relyea, Lane. Your Everyday Art World. MIT, 2013. 709.051 R383y

 

 

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Library staff recommendation: Philadelphia Mural Arts @ 30

Philadelphia Mural Arts @ 30 edited by Jane Golden and David Updike
Temple University Press, Philadelphia, 2014
Greenfield Open Stacks 751.730974811 G565mu
More than 3800 murals have transformed the city of Philadelphia and been a model and inspiration for cities around the world. This program has brought together artists, writers, designers, musicians, students, social service providers, the young and the old, and has taught art skills, civic engagement, and personal responsibility. It has helped many ex-offenders train for new jobs, provided a way for people to give back to their communities and has been a huge catalyst for communal healing. This is a beautiful celebration of three decades of creativity and collaboration.

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Library Staff Recommendation: The Daniel Clowes Reader

Daniel Clowes is one of the most well-known cartoonists of the past 30 years. Starting with his serialized comic book, Eightball, Clowes has written and drawn a large number of comics and graphic novels, in addition to writing two screenplays (Ghost World and Art School Confidential) and having a number of exhibitions of his work in contemporary art museums around the world. The Daniel Clowes Reader is the most recent collection of comics, interviews, and essays about Clowes and his work.

 

Taking up the largest chunk of the book is an annotated critical edition of Clowes’s most famous work, Ghost World, which includes a glossary, personal annotations by Clowes, as well as several essays on the alternative culture Ghost World emerged in and several personal reactions to the story. As a personal fan of Clowes’s work, each essay was very illuminating in regards to Clowes’s life as well as the meaning or story behind even very small details in Ghost World as well as the other comics contained in The Daniel Clowes Reader.

 

The second third of The Daniel Clowes Reader contains shorter stories such as “Blue Italian Shit”, “The Party” and “Black Nylon”, which relate most closely to Clowes’s adolescence and adolescence in general. Clowes draws upon memories of his childhood as well as the forms and cliches of comics he remembers from his youth. These stories are Clowes at his most misanthropic and psychological. Clowes has much to say on the scenes he came up through in college and at the start of his career and at many times throughout his work he comes across as both dismissive and nostalgic simultaneously.

 

The final third of the book contains Clowes’s thoughts and comics on the comic industry as a whole, including his notable manifesto, “Modern Cartoonist” as well as his satirical stab at higher art education, “Art School Confidential.” Clowes has much to say on the Artist-Art-Audience relationship and how that affects his art and the future of comics.

Overall, The Daniel Clowes Reader is a fantastic resource for long-time fans of Clowes’s work or for readers who have yet to delve into his vast library.

The Daniel Clowes Reader 741.5973 C626d Greenfield Open Stacks

 

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MFA Summer Lecture Series: Angela Dufresne

Angela Dufresne will speak in CBS Auditorium on July 16, at 12 p.m.

Read the full text of gallery show reviews in LexisNexis and view more of her work in ARTstor.

Smith, Roberta.”Chelsea: Art Chockablock With Encyclopedic RangeNew York Times. 14 Nov:28. Accessed via LexisNexis.

 

“Margaret Antonioni and Catherine Pearl in Cedar Rapids, MI c.2046″ as exhibited at Monya Rowe Gallery, Summer 2005. Accessed via UArts Libraries’ ARTstor subscription.

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MFA Summer Lecture Series: David Page

Artist David Page will be speaking at noon on Wednesday, July 9th in Terra Hall’s Connelly Auditorium.

Monstrous Comfort

 

View a time lapse video of Page’s interactive exhibition at the Hamiltonian Gallery.

See photos on BmoreArt.com from the opening of The Object Is Dead on April 5, 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Born in Cape Town, South Africa, David Page earned a National Diploma in Fine Arts from the Cape Tecnikon in 1986 and received an MFA from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2002. Recent solo shows include God and Lunchmeat at Old dominion University and “Staan Nader, Staan Terug!” (come closer, get away!) at Stevenson University. Group shows include Familiar/Peculiar at Jordan Faye Contemporary in Baltimore; “Simultaneous Presence, Sculpture at Evergreen 6”, Outdoor Sculpture Biennial, Evergreen Museum & Library, Baltimore, MD and “Bad Ideas Dead Ends and Guilty Pleasures” at the Hamiltonian Gallery, Washington DC.

- American University, Sculpture in Residence Bio. American.edu.

 

 

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Library staff recommendation: Cosmos

Cosmos
by Carl Sagan
Greenfield Open Stacks 520 Sa18c

With the release of the new Cosmos television series, hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson, now would be an opportune time to revisit the original book written by Carl Sagan. Encompassing a wide variety of scientific fields, from biology to astrophysics, Sagan examines the connections between life on Earth and the universe at large, and how all it relates to our daily lives, whether we know it or not. Sagan’s writing is rich and lucid, aiming to take complex (and sometimes controversial) scientific subjects and make them accessible to a wider, general audience. It was Sagan’s belief that scientific literacy could be accessible to everyone, and was essential to help illuminate humanity’s role in the Cosmos.

Recommended by Mike Sgier

Recommended by Mike Sgier

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MFA Summer Lecture Series: Dan Walsh

Painter Dan Walsh will be speaking in the CBS Auditorium Wednesday, July 2 at 12PM. Now based in New York, Dan is from Philadelphia, and studied at the Philadelphia College of Art.

Accessed via ARTstor; as exhibited at Paula Cooper Gallery, Fall 1993.

View more images of Dan Walsh’s work through the UArts Libraries’ subscription to ARTstor.

His work is featured in the following monographs in the UArts Libraries’ collection:

Painting abstraction : New elements in abstract painting 759.0652 N532p

 

 

USA Today : New American art from the Saatchi Gallery 709.730905 Sa12r

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ID Student Projects Displayed in Greenfield

The Greenfield Library is delighted to display projects from Jason Lempieri’s History of Industrial Design and Architectonics classes. Works on the main level of the library were created for the assignment Hidden History: Know Your ID. Location and information booklets are available at the Greenfield circulation desk.

History of Radio by Marlena Sciambi
Did You Know? Marvin Glass Edition by Maria Gaston
I Want Legos and Dolls by Lena Feliciano Hansen
Ambassador of Good Design by Tito Williams
Where Did Flo Go? By Andrea Maddalo
Materials Effect On Shape Wear History by Jessica Hild

 

 

Inspired to create a communal space on campus, Architectonics students have designed and built Living Room. This model is on display in the lower level of the library.

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On Display: Volumes (of vulnerability)

Volumes (of vulnerability) is a collection of 23 artists’ books, curated by Katharine Meynell and Susan Johanknecht to commemorate the new millennium. Johanknecht is the founder of Gefn Press, which released Volumes (of vulnerability), and has collaborated with Meynell on various projects over the years.

Greenfield Display

The books contained within the unadorned, battered tin cover a multitude of subjects, dealing most generally with ideas such as vulnerability, impermanence, innocence, language and how the concept of a book can convey these and many other abstractions. Many of the books contain references or are responses to the fear and uncertainty that composed many people’s emotions around the turn of the millennium.

The Pool – Lily Markiewicz

The works included in Volumes (of vulnerability) include books by Sophie Artemis, Caroline Bergvall, Penny Bernard & Stephen Williams, Stephen Burry, Helen Douglas, Cate Elwes, Joanna Hoffmann, Susan Johanknecht, Lilian Lijn, Lily Markiewicz, Katarine Meynell, Jim Mooney, AMES, Hayley Newman & Casey Orr, Colin Sackett, Gary Stevens, Ulrike Stoltz, David Thorne, Claire Van Vliet and Elaine Worth.

Volumes (of vulnerability) Extinction – Claire Van Vliet

Houseworks – Penny Bernard & Stephen Williams

The Library – Ulrike Stoltz

Gefn Press
Katharine Meynell

Volumes (of vulnerability)
Visual Resources & Special Collections
BA V889v CB2

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