Art Gallery

Nov 30, 2012 Purnell Cropper

Drawn Together: Art and Design Professors Exhibit Work

By JEN RETTER ’16 Photography KARA WRIGHT ’14 Nov. 15 marked the opening of Faculty Exhibition 2012: On the Persistence of Drawing at the Arcadia University Art Gallery, a show that explores the ways in which drawing shapes and informs the work and instruction of Arcadia’s Art and Design faculty....

Nov 24, 2012 Purnell Cropper

‘Dropping the Urn’ Curators Look Back on Groundbreaking Ai Weiwei Exhibition

“It’s so interesting that you can think of a ceramic exhibition as risky, because it’s a very comfortable medium,” said Gregg Moore, who pitched the idea of curating an exhibition of ceramic works by Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei to Richard Torchia, Director of the Arcadia University Art...

Oct 2, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

Artforum Magazine Reviews 'Martha Wilson: Staging the Self'

Artforum.com (New York, N.Y.) recently reviewed Arcadia University Art Gallery's current exhibition, Martha Wilson: Staging the Self, which runs through Nov. 4. The installation "casts Wilson as being savvy to the ever-shifting ways in which values are mediated while doggedly preserving safe spaces...

Sep 25, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

Face to Face with Martha Wilson

By Sarah R. Schwartz ’10 Before meeting Martha Wilson, I ducked into the Arcadia University Art Gallery to see the artist’s work up-close. Inside I found myself surrounded by dozens of her insinuating self-portraits, many of which show her role-playing or in costume, invading the personas of...

Sep 12, 2012 Purnell Cropper

Art Gallery Presents U.S. Debut of ‘Martha Wilson: Staging of the Self,’ through Nov. 4

Arcadia University Art Gallery is pleased to present the U.S. debut of Martha Wilson: Staging the Self, a touring exhibition organized by Independent Curators International (ICI) on view from Aug. 24 through Nov. 4. (Visit exhibition website.) Surveying 40 years of performances, videos, and photo-...

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Sep 1, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

Philly.com: Arcadia University Art Gallery on the Forefront of 'Ai Weiwei Boom'

Philly.com mentioned the Arcadia University Art Gallery's 2010 exhibit Ai Weiwei: Dropping the Urn in the Aug. 27 article "Art: Ai Weiwei sculptures at Princeton." Last year, his growing celebrity prompted the Chinese government to arrest him at Beijing's airport as he was about to depart on a...

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Aug 6, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

Torchia Joins Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative's Curatorial Intensive

Richard Torchia, Director of the Arcadia University Art Gallery, is one of six local contemporary artists invited to participate in a year-long series of seminars and workshops with the Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative (PEI). This Curatorial Intensive offers new perspectives, an exchange of...

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Jun 14, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

‘Ai Weiwei: Dropping the Urn’ Appears on UCLA’s Shelves

  Ai Weiwei: Dropping the Urn (Ceramic Works, 5000 BCE-2010 CE) by Richard Torchia, Director of the Arcadia University Art Gallery, and Gregg Moore, Associate Professor of Art and Design, was recently added to UCLA’s (University of California, Los Angeles) library and collections. Read more...

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May 31, 2012 Purnell Cropper

Commons Gallery Presents Andrew Ortwein: The Greatest War, June 8 – Sept. 2

Arcadia University’s Commons Gallery is pleased to present a new suite of twelve digitally printed photographs by Andrew Ortwein ’07 on view from June 8 through Sept. 2, 2012. Each large-scale color print in the series, titled The Greatest War, appears to portray a soldier in the throes of a...

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Apr 10, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

Philadelphia Inquirer: Minimalist Works From Five Worth 'A Closer Look'

Philly.com and the Philadelphia Inquirer reported on the Arcadia University Art Gallery's current exhibition A Closer Look 8, which was curated by Adelina Vlas, the assistant curator of modern and contemporary art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Arcadia University Art Gallery's "A Closer Look"...

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Apr 4, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

Art Gallery Opening Event Provides a Closer Look at 'Alone Together'

Arcadia University Art Gallery hosted the opening event of A Closer Look 8 on March 28. The event featured a panel discussion between guest-curator Adelina Vlas, Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the artists, Dechemia, Sebastien Leclercq, Josh...

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Apr 4, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

Montgomery Life: Arcadia Hosts Artist Panel Discussion of 'Closer Look 8'

Montgomery Lifereported on March 30, "Arcadia University Art Gallery is pleased to present 'A Closer Look 8,' the latest iteration of an ongoing series of curated exhibitions by guest curator Adelina Vlas, assistant curator of modern and contemporary art, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Vlas...