Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Visiting Artist: Dasha Shishkin

The SPI was treated to an excellent lecture by NYC based artist Dasha Shishkin this afternoon... some photos of her with the students below

Monday, June 28, 2010

NYC recap

some photos from our recent adventure to new york, where we covered ground in the Lower East Side and Chelsea gallery districts complete with a mid-afternoon break on the high line.

exploring the back room at Canada

playing in Chinatown

gallery talk with artist Allison Katz at Rachel Uffner Gallery

a personal favorite...

SPI 2010!

we invade Gagosian for the Lichtenstein Still Life show

Richard Aldrich 6/29

Richard Aldrich will be visiting our program tomorrow for a slide presentation and discussion with the SPI students at 12pm in the crit space on the 3rd floor of Tyler. YAY!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

pats vs genos

SPI student Erika Stearly and Katherine Bernhardt answering one of the eternal philly questions: Pat's or Geno's cheesesteaks?

Monday, June 21, 2010

Katherine Bernhardt 6/22

Our first visiting artist of the summer, Katherine Bernhardt will be at Tyler at 12pm tomorrow for a slide lecture with the SPI students followed by individual studio visits. Katherine just recently had a show at Canada Gallery in New York and is a juror for the Boston Young Contemporaries summer exhibition. She is the first in an excellent line-up which includes Whitney Biennial representatives Joe Bradley and Richard Aldrich as well as Dasha Shishkin and Tyler alum Angela Dufresne.

Triangles and Stars and Legs and Peace 2008 acrylic on canvas 96" x 102"

SPI on the road

Friday's field trip took us to the studio of Odili Odita in the Crane Arts building and to the Philadelphia Museum of Art for an introduction to their great collection of work!

more updates to come--

Friday, June 18, 2010

Studio Visit: Odili Odita

Our first SPI trip was to the Crane Arts Building and the studio of Odili Odita. Odili is an Associate Professor of Painting at Tyler School of Art and his work has been widely shown in the US and abroad over the past decade. He represented America at the 2007 Venice Biennial and has since done large scale wall works at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, The ICA in Philadelphia and Princeton University. He is currently working on a piece at the United Nations in New York City.

Thursday, June 10, 2010


Opening Saturday, June 12 from 6 to 10pm, Little Berlin’s members will be sharing their recent work in the exhibition, Forecast. Come look at some art, have a beer and welcome the collective’s three new members.

119 West Montgomery Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Opening Thursday 6/17 6-8pm

Fleisher/Ollman Gallery