Saturday, July 24, 2010

We Pushed It!

A last farewell to the group of twelve students who participated in the SPI... You all did a fantastic job and the work showed it. Here are some photos from the opening reception and last seminar class with critic Martha Schwendener. Enjoy and Good Luck everyone!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Monday, July 19, 2010

PUSH IT! Opens Tomorrow

The SPI invites you to the opening of our show, PUSH IT! which runs from July 20-21st at the Temple Gallery, Tyler School of Art. There will be new work by a diverse group of 12 artists, with an opening reception on Wednesday July 21st from 5-8pm. Directions and gallery contact info can be found at

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Studio Visit: Lauren Luloff

During Friday's NY trip to Brooklyn and Queens we visited the studios of Angela Dufresne and Lauren Luloff. Lauren's studio was a combination of greenhouse, studio space and living nook that she inhabits alongside her many many works. There was a large range of size and scale in her work from small 4" x 4" watercolors to large three dimensional painting apparatuses. Here are some photos of her with the students, explaining her working process and how she got to where she is today since graduating undergrad in 2001.

After lunch we went to PS.1 for the Greater New York show. Personally a little underwhelming, but feel free to compare and contrast to the Whitney Biennial...

Monday, July 12, 2010

Group Crit 3: The Boundaries of Painting

Another productive night of discussions on Thursday with a critique of work that is questioning its identity in relation to painting history. Katherine Carl was our visiting critic, which tied in with her seminar discussion topics regarding multiple authorship and the boundaries of painting as a practice. Work by Ben Kaplan, Maureen St. Vincent, Becca Lynn, Erika Stearly, Baylee Burrowes and Raphael Cohen, below.

Joe Bradley 7/13

This week's visiting artist is NYC based painter Joe Bradley. Represented by Canada Gallery, Bradley was in the 2008 Whitney Biennial, and recently had a two person show with Chris Martin at Mitchell-Innes & Nash. His lecture will be held at 12pm.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Group Crit 2: Photography

Philadelphia based painter and Tyler professor Mark Shetabi was our Visiting Critic at Thursday night's group crit of Tom Duane, Matt Flaherty, Beccah Ulm, Hilary Pharr, Jen Shada, and Jason Shell. We wanted to structure the discussion around painting which uses photography as a jumping off point, whether conceptually or formally. Here are some photos of the work discussed:

Monday, July 5, 2010

Visiting Artist 7/6

Visiting the SPI students tomorrow will be painter James Hyde
not soap opera star James Hyde...