Hannah Wilke: Sculpture in the Landscape
The Tyler School of Art at Temple University is honored to present the work of alumna and feminist icon Hannah Wilke, who studied at Tyler from 1957 to 1962 and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Art and a Bachelor of Science in Education. Throughout her life, Wilke was a bold and brazen artist whose unabashed approach to representing the body led her to create uniquely compelling works of art.
Hannah Wilke: Sculpture in the Landscape was organized in collaboration with the Hannah Wilke Collection & Archive, Los Angeles. Directed by Wilke’s sister, Marsie Scharlatt, the archive contains Wilke’s correspondence, papers, photographs and hundreds of works by Wilke, some of which have been exhibited by the family since Wilke’s death in 1993. Tyler is thrilled that the Hannah Wilke Collection & Archive, Los Angeles, has agreed to present a series of photographs that Wilke created but never printed or exhibited during her lifetime. Centered on photographs that Wilke titled the Gum in Landscape Series, this exhibition and publication provide a rare opportunity to experience a previously unknown body of Hannah Wilke’s work and gain a new perspective on this legendary artist.
Hannah Wilke: Sculpture in the Landscape is an outcome of the ongoing Temple Contemporary initiative “Tyler Mentors.” This unique program supports working relationships between the Tyler School of Art’s distinguished alumni and our recent graduates. Lauren Rosenblum, who received her master’s degree in art history from Tyler in 2012 and is now a PhD student in art history at The Graduate Center, City University of New York, was selected by the Hannah Wilke Collection & Archive as an emerging scholar whose research interests in the history of feminist art practice and the landscape were an ideal match for this project. Rosenblum’s research for her catalog essay, “Before her Landscape, a Backdrop for Hannah Wilke’s California Series,” included a trip to the Hannah Wilke Collection & Archive in Los Angeles.
Funding for Hannah Wilke: Sculpture in the Landscape has been generously provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Tyler School of Art’s Office of the Dean and the Department of Exhibitions & Public Programs, and Temple University’s General Activities Fund.
Hannah Wilke: Sculpture in the Landscape will remain on view at Temple Contemporary within the Tyler School of Art through July 12, 2019.
Temple Contemporary is is open Wednesday – Saturday 11 am – 5 pm.
Tyler Green Hallway
- Coming soon: 5 into 1 Sculpture Show
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 23, 6-8pm
Exhibition on view: May 21 – June 22
Marking its 20th year showcasing the works of emerging sculptors, Philadelphia Sculptors’ 5 into 1 exhibition will be mounted in the Green Hallway Gallery at Tyler. Presented in cooperation with Tyler School of Art, the show will once again spotlight works selected from five Philadelphia art colleges and universities: Moore College of Art & Design, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Tyler School of Art, The University of the Arts, and the University of Pennsylvania.
STELLA ELKINS TYLER GALLERY
- Closed for season
Stella Elkins Tyler Gallery is open Wednesday – Saturday 11 am – 6 pm.
Student Lounge Gallery + Photography Gallery
- Closed for season
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