Welcome to The Galleries' exhibition archive.
PLACES OF FREEDOM AND CONTAINMENT
October 1 – December 3, 2022
Opening reception: Friday, September 30
Places of Freedom and Containment is a new exhibition organized by Charlotta Kotik, the third iteration of Moore’s Visiting Curators Initiative, a program that engages curators interested in bringing their vision to The Galleries at Moore, a hub for contemporary art and creative exploration in the heart of Philadelphia.
Kotik's project incorporates the work of four women artists who explore relationships to/with/in various locations—often places of origin—and the formal and psychological impact of such places on their creative practices. They illuminate intricacies of urban design as well as individual domiciles, all having an immense impact on society’s functionality. These unique perspectives explore how cross-cultural gender roles can be employed to create more enriching environments and offers a multicultural examination of urban and domestic spaces through art. Artists in the exhibition include Rehab El Sadek, an Egyptian-born artist of Sudanese ancestry who works at the intersection of conceptual art, architecture and language; Sara Jimenez, a Filipinx-Canadian multidisciplinary artist who explores transcultural memories; Shervone Neckles, an interdisciplinary artist of Afro-Caribbean origin who integrates themes of identity and immigration into her work; and Kara Rooney, an American multidisciplinary artist living in Mexico City who uses architectural forms and spatial perception to pay “homage to architectural spaces that house our sense of cultural and personal identity.”
VISIONARY WOMEN: JANET BIGGS & JOYCE J. SCOTT
October 1 – December 3, 2022
This exhibition brings together the work of two women whose practices demonstrate a unique mastery of materials. Janet Biggs is a research-based, interdisciplinary artist known for her immersive work in video, film and performance. Biggs’ work focuses on individuals in extreme landscapes or situations, navigating the territory between art, science and technology. Joyce J. Scott explores the ways in which art can be used to influence change through sculpture, weaving, printmaking, and performance. Much of Scott’s work reflects her experiences as a woman living, thriving, and creating in Baltimore—a city stricken with poverty but also a city full of rich cultural history. Scott’s labor- and time-intensive beadwork results in intricate and intimate pieces that serve as a commentary on issues around feminism, race, politics, stereotypes, sexism, and spirituality.
2022 JURIED ALUMNI BIENNIAL: RARE VISIONS & ROADSIDE REVELATIONS
June 4 – September 2, 2022
Every two years we welcome all of Moore's alumni to submit work for a juried exhibition—this year's show, Rare Visions & Restless Revelations, is organized by Morgan Hobbs, Assistant Director of Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia.
The works selected for this exhibition construct two adjacent realms of creative exploration. One set is deeply felt, emotional, corporeal, and physical. The other escapes into a disembodied land of idealism and fantasy. While these thematic distinctions are not always mutually exclusive, the works are loosely grouped and separated by the conjoined gallery spaces at Moore College of Art & Design. This exhibition presents paintings, sculptures, drawings, collages, videos, wearable artworks, and functional designs from over 50 Moore alumni.
The title of the exhibition is taken from a Kansas City Public Television (KCPT) show titled, Rare Visions & Roadside Revelations. Each episode is a short road trip across a part of the United States. The hosts stop at outsider art displays, roadside attractions, and small, hyper-specific museums. Light-hearted and humorous, the series evolves to tell a story about the people and culture of the area, what they care about, and what’s worth creating and maintaining in their environment. Likewise, the works in this exhibition forge pathways leading to deeper understandings of shared humanity, and gesture toward possibilities that are at times joyful, serene, and idyllic.
ROCHELLE LEVY: BY THE SEA
June 4 – September 2, 2022
This exhibition marks the fourth in an ongoing series that explores the prolific work of alum Rochelle F. Levy '79. Known for her depictions of equestrian tableaus, peaceful seaside moments, and beaches populated with an ever-changing ensemble cast of characters, Levy has been painting picturesque scenes from her life and travels for more than fifty years. From Margate, New Jersey to Deauville, a seaside resort in northwestern France, these works give viewers a sense of escape, allowing an imaginative departure from the responsibilities of everyday life. These selections were created between 1984-2022 and demonstrate Levy’s endless exploration of her favorite subject matter.
SKÄL /ɧɛːl/ FOR WEAVING
June 3 – September 10, 2022
SKÄL /ɧɛːl/ for Weaving uses the art of weaving as a practical method to think through relations of power in contemporary society. SKÄL /ɧɛːl/ for Weaving is the culmination of Nathalie Wuerth and Anamaya Farthing-Kohl's residency at RAIR in Northeast Philadelphia. The project features everyday objects that the artists found in the waste stream and incorporated into a large-scale weaving made specifically for the window gallery space. Wuerth and Farthing-Kohl approach this technique both as a craft and method to think through a series of inquiries around the intersection of their individual studio practices.
TRISTIN LOWE: BLACK HOLES & RABBIT HOLES
ABSTRACTED MIGRATIONS: IDEAS ON EMBODIED MOTION
STEPHEN WOOD: WILD LANDS
VISIONARY WOMEN: LORENE CARY, HOWARDENA PINDELL, AND JOAN SHEPP
This year, Moore honored three women with the Visionary Woman Award, celebrating the rich legacy of creatives that have found inspiration and success in their hometown of Philadelphia.
ALICIA GRULLON: FROM MARCH TO JUNE: AT HOME WITH ESSENTIAL WORKERS
Here & There highlights the work of six alumni whose artistic practices explore themes of "place." Through painting, photography, sculpture, and community engagement, the exhibition presents a variety of ways to understand how artists question, embrace, and interact with their surroundings. Featuring projects by Anne Canfield ’99 (BFA), Robin Dintiman ’72 (BFA), Naomieh Jovin ’17 (BFA), Michelle Angela Ortiz ’00 (BFA), Laura Petrovich-Cheney ’11 (MFA), and Rachel Wallis ’16 (MA).
Since the time of the ancient Egyptians, humans have adorned their fingers with ornamental jewelry. From signifying one's marital status to protecting the wearer from forces of evil, rings have served practical, symbolic and decorative purposes throughout history and across cultures. On view June 5 - July 17, RINGS! offers a glimpse into the boundless creative freedom revealed within the ring form.